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Eddiebig, 3.9L V8, San Jose, CA, February 03, 2011, 13:10
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I have a Lincoln LS 2000, just got it back in June '10, well car was running great, till a few months ago that it heat it up, I changed the thermostat, water pump, a couple of plastic hoses (broken) and it keeps overheating. Do I have to go directly to change the head gasket to keep car from this problem? other than that, car runs great.

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    February 03, 2011, 17:23
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    You can have a shop do a 'block test' or test your coolant for any exhaust gases with the 5 gas analyzer in a Smog machine. That way you will KNOW if the head gaskets are bad.

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    Eddiebig, February 04, 2011, 07:58
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    Thanks will do the test ASAP.

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    February 03, 2011, 23:36
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    This engine has a hydraulic cooling fan motor, which definitely could have an issue. I would have the cooling system assessed in whole before doing anything else.

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    Eddiebig, February 04, 2011, 07:58
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    Thanks DaveJHM will check the fan and cooling syst. hope that if its the fan, it can be repaired, darn thing costs $800 dls.

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