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Radiator flush isn't anything magic. It is just a corrosive liquid that attacks everything in contact with it, to greater or lesser extent. You hope it dissolves the blockage before it makes a mess of anything critical like the cooling passages in the cylinder block or the inside of your water pump, or it dissolves a hole in the radiator itself. (Old ...


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The long term effect is that the leak will etch a groove in both your engine block and heads. There may be a groove already there, but it could still be within "surface flatness" standards. Causing structural damage to your block and heads is a costly mistake. The "flatness" standards for each gasket mounting surface should be outlined in the shop manual ...


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It's impossible to say how long a relatively minor head gasket failure will stay that way, it depends on the placement and nature of the failure, as well as other factors. It will certainly get worse, either all at once or gradually. Being gentle on the power will certainly help. If it's gradual you can live with it, but all the while you're getting oil in ...


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Just to illustrate how subjective this question is - about 10 years ago, I bought a 1939 Farmall tractor from the son of the original purchaser. The family had actively used the tractor on a small farm from new until a few years before I bought it, it had unknown thousands of hours on it. It clearly had a (minor) headgasket leak. The son (who was in his ...


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As jwh20 stated in comments, the ambient air temp sensor is for the outside and has absolutely nothing to do with the engine coolant. From your description, you've not indicated anything which shows the vehicle is overheating. Your description leads me to believe you are worrying about something which doesn't exist. The vehicle is most likely running as ...


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Ihave a2019 2500 Laramie it was doing the same thing I turned on the recirculating cab air button on and boom I’m cooking now


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