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Old 01-17-2013, 12:09 AM   #2
amc49
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Depends on how long you drove with it overheating, was it out of water? If all the bad running started then, well, you may have toasted it. The sputtering could easily be a blown head gasket...............

If the oil leak not horrible, then change just plugs for a short term check, dirty plugs can miss, the overheat may have cooked the oil to short the plugs. Save the valve cover gasket until sure the motor's still good.

I'd be looking into the check engine light..........

luck.
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