Radiator is blowing coolant into overflow until it's gone.

Tiny
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  • 1990 FORD FESTIVA
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Replaced thermostat(tested). Tested Water pump. Flushed system to check for blockages. No change. Wondering if a bad head/head gasket is the next likely place to check.
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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 AT 3:11 PM

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Tiny
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Possible bad radiator cap?
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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 AT 4:29 PM
Tiny
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Doesn't matter if the cap's on or not. It's like there's considerable air pressure somewhere in the system.
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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 AT 7:15 PM
Tiny
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I'm beginning to think blown headgasket or airlock
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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 AT 7:50 PM
Tiny
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What's an airlock?
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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 AT 8:10 PM
Tiny
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Air in the cooling system
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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 AT 8:36 PM
Tiny
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That'd eventualy run out though wouldn't it. This goes on seemingly without end.
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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 AT 9:04 PM
Tiny
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Go get a head check done, this is a fairly simple and cheap chemical test to check for Co in the cooling system. If positive you will have a head gasket problem.
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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 AT 10:42 PM
Tiny
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Thanks bunches! Expect a donation once I get this under wraps and see how the account balances sit.
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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 AT 11:00 PM
Tiny
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Have it chemically tested to finger the headgasket
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Thursday, April 26th, 2012 AT 7:26 AM

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