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Engine overheating. no heat coming from heater, OK on short 10 -15 minute runs but any longer and it rises fast. steam coming from passenger side under the engine, no visible leaking. assume thermostat is clogged. had a flush (twice) at a fast oil change chain two months ago. coolant was quite rusty. cap was caked with gunk. I assumed that the flush would clean thermostat. But I guess that was wishful thinking. I see two thermostats listed 170 deg. and 180 deg. also two different shaped gaskets

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The 180 thermostat will give you better heat, but the 170 will keep your engine running cooler, either one will work, as far as the gasket goes if you don't know which one to get you can simply get gasket paper and cut one to fit, it's cheaper that way anyhow. If the thermostat doesn't fix your problem you probably have a blown head gasket, I lean toward that anyway, but as the thermostat is a cheaper fix I would try that first.

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