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I bought a PT that needed a head gasket, it didn't run or start.

I did the head gasket, valve cover gasket, water pump, thermostat, radiator, timing belt, and timing tensioner, and the 2 serpentine belts.

heads hold 95-160 psi (I looked up factory spec, 100psi within 5%.)
cooling system holds 16 psi for as long as I leave the pump attached.
tested the cap and it lets go @ 16psi.

no bubbles in the coolant when revving.
heater stops working after at gets up to temp.
boilover when the vehicle is stopped when hot.

excessive flushing of the block and reverse flow flush too.

even with the thermostat removed it still overheats.

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