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Old 15 May 2012, 10:40 pm
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Default Fixed a blown head gasket but still overheats

My 2003 non turbo PT Cruiser started to overheat 2 months ago and later I took it to the mechanics, diagnosed for having a blown head gasket. So 3 weeks ago I started the attempt to replace the blown head gasket myself (It was a HUGE deal!!!) and finally got it done by this Monday. I had my cylinder head resurface as well.

But....after putting new coolant in (I used the yellow one), it seems to be overheating more severely, I'm gonna take it to the mechanics again tomorrow but right now I'm more than frustrated. Does anyone know what else can be the cause for overheating? It'll go over half mark after 5 minutes and I have to stay around 40mph and blow the heater to keep it there. I really can't afford this loss, I love PT Cruiser, love its interior and the looks, but this car is giving me more than headache.
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Old 15 May 2012, 10:42 pm
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Default Re: Fixed a blown head gasket but still overheats

You didn't say anything about other components being looked at or replaced.

Hoses? Radiator? Anything leaking? Thermostat? Fan coming on when it should?
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