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Old 02-15-2010, 10:29 PM
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Ian White is probably right. But heres hoping that it is the wrong placement of the thermostat or an air lock. I have once done the last bit of filling through the heater hose that is attached to the head.
Given that you replaced the thermostat, it sounds like the overheating has a history. That could have caused a head gasket problem.

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