do I have as blown head gasket? on 1996 Volvo 960

just bought this car 2 days ago...running beautifly...I start to climb a gradual incline towards the mountains where i live...the temp gage starts to move a little right of center(and typically at least for the past 24 hours..it stays in the middle of the gage)and this is the second time i have driven up this road...the first time no changes in the temp gage...anyway it starts moving closer to the red zone and pegs itself in a matter of about 25 seconds..i pull over nad car shuts off..I look under hood and see bottom radiator hose spewing antifreeze... i replace hose..refil radiator.car wont start..i was told hat maybe the spark blugs had gotton wet..so i removed and replaced with new plugs...car starts after a few tries...very ruff idol..alot of white smoke coming from exhoust...car starts to drop idol..then dies after about 2 min.. i check oil stick..milky color???

by in Crestline, CA on December 11, 2011
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ANSWER by on December 12, 2011
These are the sign of blown head gasket. Since the cylinderhead needs to be removed you should replace timing set; water pump and thermostat.
ANSWER by on December 12, 2011
yes, you have a head issue but I would like to know what caused it first. you could have a clogged radiator. Roy
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COMMENT by on December 12, 2011
the radiator is brand new actually...how ever i am not sure about the thermostat...cause i cant remember ever hearing the engine fan come on that is conected to the front of the radiator...and i think the thermostat is suppose to trigger the fan....
COMMENT by on December 12, 2011
just make sure the cause is found before you pick it up or you will be back in the same situation. Roy