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I have just picked up my kia Sedona from the Garage after having a refurbuished engine put in due to a blown Head gasket. Ran it on the motor way and the temperature gauge shot up to "H". I managed to get it home and ran it whilst it was hot, removed the radiator cap to remove any trapped air and it kept spiting out water with loads of bubbles. I could also see the coolant bottle bubbling anytime I put the radiator cap back on. Now there is a clunking sound coming from the engine. What is going on now??

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In my experience i would have just changed the head gasket instead of putting in a new motor

anyway there could be an air pocket in the engine or rad what i would do is

1 drain the rad by drain plug located at the bottom of rad on left or right side looks like a valve
2 start the car and slowly add 50/50 antifreeze to the rad
3 once rad is full open and fill coolant bottle
4 watch temp to see if it goes up to the high mark

if this does not help I recommend taken the car back to the place you took it to get fixed could be a head gasket problem

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