Q: Car misfiring and overheating

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My car is overheating when I park. It is also misfiring.

Hi, there can be many reasons for a car to overheat and/or misfire. I would having a test compression done a vehicle. Also, have the mechanic examine the heads for warpage. The problem could have warped heads from the vehicle overheating. Have a mechanic come and inspect your vehicle to figure out the cause of your car’s overheating and misfiring issues.

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