Temperature gauge and or engine problems

Tiny
K_TAIOHI06
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  • 2001 FORD COURIER
  • 2.5L
  • 5 CYL
  • TURBO
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 265,000 MILES
I recently acquired a British import Ford Ranger/Courier freshly serviced and at 270,000 km.

Truck went a good three months while I was overseas with little use and no worries.

Last week it was needing a top up of oil so then I decided to also top up the coolant (above the 'full' mark). Then a few days later the gauge started reading hot, I then pulled over and tried to turn it over again with no luck so I thought it may have been because I over filled the reservoir so I sucked a bit out and cooled the motor before turning it over with the gauge on C and resuming my travels, but the next day it was repeating the same thing. I have checked the motor while it is cool oil cap is coming out clean, I did wipe a bit of dark color out of the radiator and the reservoir is also dark and now it is not turning over.

Big question needing a thorough answer, please help. Thank you in advance.
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Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 AT 12:25 AM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

This still could be a blown head gasket but to be sure here is a test you can do to confirm.

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

Here is a guide that covers all over heating problems:

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

Please run some tests and get back to us we are interested to see what it is.

Cheers, Ken
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Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 AT 11:28 AM

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