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Is it smoking a lot? If so you probably have a blown gasket. If it's not smoking, check the thermostat. I don't get how a car could be not getting hot but using a lot of water and the temp gauge is going up. Have you checked for leaks?

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Q: What is wrong if your car is not getting hot but uses a lot of water and the temperature gauge goes up a lot?
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