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99se 3.0 duratec 147K overheated and left me stranded a couple weeks ago, 150 miles from home-ran water from station to staition, last stop before the last 50 miles it looked like a volcano erupting from the overflow tank so it cooled down and fill up with water made it all the way without over heating, next day drove it around runs fine except the pressure @ overflow tank(blew cap off cracked top of tank, replaced both). Now I have pressure and exhaust smell in the overflow tank after a minute of idling, so I choose to let it sit, am I safe to assume a head gasket replacement?
Is there a test to make sure its a leaking HG before I tear into it? I might add that prior to this trip to Des Moines the overflow tank seemed to always be empty with no visible signs of leaking.
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