1997 Acura CL Leaking coolant and overheating

Tiny
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  • 1997 ACURA CL
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 98,500 MILES
My 1997 Acura 2.2cl without any warning just overheated and died on the side of the freeway. I tryed putting more coolant in it and it leaks out immediatly and fast. It starts and will run for 10 minutes before overheating and shutting off. Is this a good indication of a blown head gasket?
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Monday, February 18th, 2008 AT 2:24 PM

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Tiny
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If it leaks out immediately then you should be able to determine the source of the leak with a visual inspection. Most common are the coolant hoses and the radiator itself.
The head gasket is internal and would not show any external signs of leakege.
Don't try to force the engine after an overheat condition since it could cause more damage such as a cracked engine block, unless you already have that problem.
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Sunday, March 2nd, 2008 AT 8:47 PM

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