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Isn't overheating but I check daily and there is no water in the radiator. I took it to a machanic today and he filled it with anti-freeze. I drove 25 miles and all the anti-freeze is gone. I keep the car in the garage and there is no liquid underneath when I move it. The machanic thinks I have a bad head gasket.

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Probably good call but if you want to be more sure have someone run co2 test on radiator will have to get someone who knows how to do test , call around worth the time and expense to do

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