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Check the wiring to that little brass looking temperature sender on the coolant elbow where all the radiator pipes meet. Make sure the connection is good and there is no corrosion on the terminals. The cause could also be related to a bad or corroded earth behind the clocks in the dashboard.


When you first start the car check the exhaust pipe. Some condensation is normal if you get clouds of steam you may have a cracked head. You can get it tested at any reputable repair centre. Some manufacturers have increased engine capacity by boring out the cylinders this in some cases has left very little metal between the water jacket and the cylinder ...


The heater core will not cause an issue with cooling. In fact, some vehicles use a shutoff valve to regulate the amount of coolant flow, which increases/decreases the amount of heat going to the core due to no heat to exchange. This is not an area to check for a cooling issue. One way to test your heater core (without removing it) is to see if it produces ...


On top of the other 2 answers... To test a head gasket blown between the cylinder and another port, do a leak down test. This pumps air into the cylinder and measures how much is lost. You can listen and look for the source of where the air is exiting. To test the coolant system, do a coolant system pressure test. This is similar to the leak down test. ...

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