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We did flush the radiator since we recently did a complete head job on the car along with new gaskets. The car overheats almost immediately, like in 3 minutes.
I never thought of that. It did have some over heating problem before. We had a shop resurface the head and rework all the valves.
Ok. After replacing the head gasket, I have the problem of the car overheating. The thermostat is not the problem. I was wondering what the unit is to the right of the head below the plug wires. Is that a type of motor? If it went bad, could it explain the overheating?
Both fans turn on. And water pump has not been replaced. The head gasket was replaced a month ago. Is there any way that the coolant could be turning into steam from combustion? I can't see how that gasket could be bad so quick especially since I had it cut down so I know it's not a warping problem. Thanks