2004 Volvo S40 Car overheated

Tiny
HEADBUSSA
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  • 2004 VOLVO S40
  • 4 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 80,000 MILES
My car overheated and when I finally got it home after it sat for 12hours, it started but idled real low. I put in antifreeze and when I tried to start it again it sprayed coolant all ove the car and the engine shut down. I have not driven it and need to get it up and running again any suggestions. I do have a pin hole in the cooolant fluid resevoir.
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Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 AT 12:18 PM

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Tiny
JIS001
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If your car overheated then there is a good chance you may have blown the head gasket. You will need to remove all the spark plugs and disable the fuel pump. With throttle wide open check the compression of all cylinders. If you have low compression thwn youhave a bad head gasket. Also check the oil. If it looks like chocolate milk shake you do have a blown head gasket.
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Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 AT 12:53 AM

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