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2006-07-24 03:42:08
2006-07-24 03:42:08

If the engine has been overheating there is a real possibility that a head has warped, causing head gasket failure. If it's boiling over that soon after starting the engine, you should be supicious of a head gasket. You should be able to check the coolant for carbon monoxide as a test for head gasket failure. Test kits are generally available at auto parts retailers.

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