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Oil in rad overflow?low power going up hills?changed plugs ,wires, and fuel filter just recently.told possible head gasket.if it is head gasket would this affect low power on steep hills?

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Yes. it will affect power all together because not only is oil getting into the radiator but coolant is also getting into the cylinders.

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