Car overheated twice in one week, broken.

Tiny
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  • 1999 JAGUAR XK8
  • 95,000 MILES

Car overheated twice in one week, broken pully tore the belt, then a small return hose to resevoir broke. Car was driven 10 miles with broken belt, and 4 miles the second episode.
Coolant is lost with no visible signs. No white smoke from exhause, Engine runs almost perfect with very minor "shake" till it warms up . Then perfect. Where is it going. If head gasket problem, why no smoke, How do I test for head gasket.

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 AT 12:23 AM

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Tiny
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Fill the car with coolant first and then use a pressure tester to see if internal leaks. It's a good chance you blew the head gasket. Also check radiator for cold spots if you have any you'll need a radiator.

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Thursday, October 25th, 2012 AT 2:46 PM

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