Overheating

Tiny
KMRITZ41
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  • 1997 PONTIAC FIREBIRD
  • 5.7L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 96,000 MILES
My car keeps overheating. I changed the thermostat, radiator cap, checked for leaks, and flushed the system.
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Saturday, July 11th, 2020 AT 4:47 AM

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Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Good morning,

Since you have overheated often, you may have damaged a head gasket in the motor.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-overheating-or-running-hot

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/head-gasket-blown-test

I would do a leak down test for each cylinder. Remove all the plugs and add shop air to each cylinder. Watch for any movement in the cooling system. If you see movement, that is a head gasket leaking.

Roy
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Saturday, July 11th, 2020 AT 6:37 AM

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