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Q: I put a new head gasket on this 2.4 egine. And thermostast car runs hot on 2000 Dodge Stratus

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You have to be absolutely sure there is no air trapped in the cooling system. If no air is trapped, It may be possible that there is a fracture in the cyl head its self. You may want to have to have a machine-shop pressure test your cyl head for possible cracks. Yup, you may have to pull it off again. :-(
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