1999 Toyota Camry getting heat at high way

Tiny
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  • 1999 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 300,000 MILES
I purchased camry 8 months before, from its first user few day before I went at high way. It was quite smoth up till 350Kms. Then I stopped my car and took dinner at hotel, again I start my travell with the interval of 1 and half hour. Then after 30 to 40 Kms its heat gauge is comming up and when it crosses the half I stopped the car and open its front hood and found that coolent comming out from the rasiarwire(attached bottle with radiator) I putted some water on radiator and wait untill it becomes cool. Then added more coolent in the raditor and bottle up till mark. Agian I continue travell. This thing happen saveral times and its temp. Gauage swinging and move in between half and high temp. When I increase its spead its moving up and when I decrease speed its comming back. Here I like to tell that I already cleaned its radiator and changed its cap before I travel. Pls tel me the possible reasons
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Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 AT 2:11 AM

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Tiny
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Try replacing the thermostat and see what happens
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Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 AT 2:23 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for ur quick reply. I m working in Saudi Arabia. Here temperature is getting hoter some time more then 50 degree C. So machanic told me to remove its thermosate valve. I already done it. But not yet went to higway after this action. One of machanic told me its headgaskit problem. Is it Right? Pls tel me the major indications of blown Headgaskit. So I will become relax from this problem. Once again thx for ur reply
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Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 AT 3:50 AM
Tiny
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Signs: radiator boiling over, white smoke with water coming out of the tail pipe. Do this open the radiator fill it up and start car if the water is shooting out the headgasket problem, sometimes the engine will not start bcuz its hydro locking, water in the oil and oil in the water.
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Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 AT 1:37 PM
Tiny
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Once again I very thankful for ur kind and quick action. Today I checked the radiator of my car. I open the cap & found a very little quantity of water short in raditor then I fill it up. I noticed that in raditor very small bubles. These r either due to the pressure of returning from engine or headgasskit. Also I noticed that no white smoke from tail pipe. Spark plugs r good. No color of collent on them what it mean? Pls answer me
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Saturday, July 31st, 2010 AT 6:02 AM
Tiny
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Sounds like headgasket to me-block test it to confirm
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Saturday, July 31st, 2010 AT 6:08 AM
Tiny
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Thx for ur reply, I took my car to machanic, for pressure test, but unluckely here in SAUDI ARABIA I didnot find this test. Is it possible u will tel me the test which I can do by my self or ask machanic to do. Also here I like to mention that machanic told me that when I park the car at night and next morning if I found upper hose pipe hard then its headgas kit problem. And if its soft then no need to wory, IS IT RIGHT? If its right in morning upper hose pipe is very normal in the morning. As I m worried to take this car at long journy. Today again I noticed that these bubbles, same like we use soap to wash our hands and soap produce Air bubbles. Pls try to help as I m so much worried. Thx
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Monday, August 2nd, 2010 AT 8:56 AM
Tiny
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Sounds like your headgasket is blown
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Monday, August 2nd, 2010 AT 4:28 PM
Tiny
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Thx for ur reply, today I inspected the car very very carfully and found a new thing.I found ORNAGE clusters in good quantity(like dry coolant) around the upper hose pipe end, which is connected with the engine. And when I removed it by car key. It was little bit wet. IT MAY BE THE POSSIBLE REASON OF BUBBLES IN THE RADITOR. As I don't know much about car. So I was thinking that may be its the place which allows air to inter in the cooling system. Waiting for the reply with hope. Once again thx for giving ur valuable time
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Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 AT 12:21 AM
Tiny
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Get it block and pressure tested to rule out the headgasket, cracked head or block
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Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 AT 2:22 AM

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