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Lisashortstuff

Escort GTI - Help needed

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Changed thermostat, water pump and had head gasket done but still overheating. Water appears to be circulating properly, any ideas what else could be causing her to overheat?

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Yes, kicks in just before it tips into the red and brings it back down to about 3/4 on temp gauge. Since having new thermostats (its had 3 lately) temp gauge sits middle to 3/4 up whereas original one never moved from the cold unless on the rare occasion sat in tonnes of traffic. Totally confused with whats up.

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Did you check the head for cracks? Silly question I know but we all forget to check these things sometimes. Believe me I have lol


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I would try changing the Temp sender for a new one in case that is giving false readings. Cheap and worth a try seeing as you had the major things done already.

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Have you changed the expansion tank cap. If its not holding the pressure it will give the same symptoms of a head gasket failure. It will also boil at a lower temperature.

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