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Old 03-19-2017, 04:12 PM   #1
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replaced my headgasket, ect sensor, and thermostat car still overheats and when drivin it would spray coolant out of the reserve hose. all my coolant disappears over night and has to be refilled. At the moment the car takes about ten minutes of overturning to start. could there be another sensor not alowing coolant flow?
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Was the head and block checked for flatness when doing the head gasket, or was the gasket just swapped?

And how well were the mating surfaces cleaned up?

You don't just rip the head off, pull the gasket off, slap the new gasket down and torque the bolts down.
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Is you fan working?
Is your radiator in good condition?
Is your radiator cap in good condition?
Are you mixing coolant/oil?
Compression check?
Leakage test?
etc
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If you diagnosed and performed the repairs the same you described it here(meaning complete and total lack of information/background), I'm sure you will have nothing but problems in your automotive ownership lifespan.
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Was the head and block checked for flatness when doing the head gasket, or was the gasket just swapped?

And how well were the mating surfaces cleaned up?

You don't just rip the head off, pull the gasket off, slap the new gasket down and torque the bolts down.
My thoughts exactly when i did my head gasket on my d15 i found every flaw imaginable and didnt check for it being warped only because the block and head were so pitted in every area imaginable i decided to put it all back together and run till it died.

Also is there movement in the rad like the water pump is working properly? in this situation i would have my thermostat removed till i figured out the issue. you could have a bad thermostat as well even if its new.
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replaced my headgasket, ect sensor, and thermostat car still overheats and when drivin it would spray coolant out of the reserve hose. all my coolant disappears over night and has to be refilled. At the moment the car takes about ten minutes of overturning to start. could there be another sensor not alowing coolant flow?
did you replace the head gasket yourself?
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