car intermittant overheating. took compression test. nothing under 90 PSI

Asked by Feb 18, 2016 at 08:12 AM about the 2003 Ford Explorer XLS V6 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

could I have a blown head gasket ?

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Under what circumstances does it overheat. Idle, highway driving, stop and go? Has the coolant been changed in 13 years? Is there coolant in the plastic bottle? Is there a leak from the thermostat housing (made of plastic) located in the front of engine near the intake manifold? Did you ever add just water to the radiator? That's a no-no. Try flushing out the system and filling it with new 50/50 mix.

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