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1988 ford ranger overheating

Oil not milky, going through anti freeze, replaced thermostat. no antifreeze on ground.

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Sounds like you may need to flush your water coolant system. you should test your antifreeze to make sure it is the correct level and solution. Ether way it sounds like you need to fluch your radiator.

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Well..ok...sounds like the head's NOT blown, that's a good thing..

did you flush out the cooling system, yet?

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