Engine too hot (warning overheating). New headgasket, thermostat

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
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Engine too hot. So I've has headgasket Cambelt, water pump,thermostat all changed. Rad has no leak. Drove fine for 2 wks Now again engine too hot sign comes up.. I've no idea now what else it cud be. Any ideas? Anyone please.. desperate.. now
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bevkath wrote:Engine too hot
Is the engine actually too hot or is it just a warning?

If its a warning and the engine is not getting too hot, it could be a sensor or recently noted, a bad BSI (here) that controlls the temperature gauge/warning light.
bevkath wrote:So I've has headache gasketc. Cambelt, water pump,thermostat all changed.
Who diagnosed that these need changing?
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Also with all the work carried out I would be checking that the coolant is properly refilled and no airlocks.

Does the cabin heater work OK?
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