2002 Kia Sportage Overheating Issue

Tiny
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  • 2002 KIA SPORTAGE
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
I noticed my car was overheating and I went to put coolant in it, but I was having a blonde moment and couldn't find the tank to put it in. Don't ask. I put it straight into the radiator.

A couple of days later, I noticed it overheating again. I lifted the hood and found the coolant tank right away and filled it. It was fine for a bit, then I started having overheating issues again.

I decided to change the thermostat, but did not drain the coolant. My car is still overheating, could it be an air pocket? Also, I do smell gas in the oil, so I am assuming the worst, a blown head gasket, but hoping for a more minor issue.
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Saturday, August 9th, 2014 AT 9:31 AM

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Tiny
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Have the coolant system pressure checked by a pro
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Monday, August 11th, 2014 AT 6:08 AM

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