sense you have worked on the cooling system
lets try something here
i think you may have air in the system
lets bleed it this way
1,you need to remove the radiator/reservoir cap when engine is cold
2-start the engine and let it idle
3-turn the heater on high
4-keep coolant on hand and add it as needed...some coolant may gush out with the air,so be careful
5-keep doing this until the engine is at operating tempeture,the heater is hot and the coolant in the radiator settles down
6-then install the cap
if it is still getting hot after you dio this,,
you may have a blown head gasket
Thanks for the response. If it was in fact a blown head gasket, how would I test for it?
Also, wouldn't I be able to smell something in the exhaust? I'm not sure that I smell anything in the exhaust..?
Assuming that I do not smell anything from the exhaust, what else could it be?
you wouldnt need to smell anything
the head may be equalizing the cooling system
causing the coolanyt not to move
this would cause it to get hot
try bleeding it first