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Location: Downey, California
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Was it overheating before and that's why you put in the new waterpump, thermostat, and fan, or is it running hot on you after you put in all that stuff?
If it's been running hot before all the new stuff then clogged radiator would definitely be just about the only one i can think of right now.
If it's running hot after you replaced all that, then thermostat could be defective (not opening or not opening at the right time), kind of dumb for anyone to do and no offense if this is what you did but did you put all water or too much water in the mixture?
Also after the cars been warmed up, does it run hot at a dead stop, while you're moving or both? If it's at a dead stop maybe fans not coming on, if it's while you're moving then once again back to the radiator.
And as for the head gasket, yes if it's blown you might get a "milky" solution when the water and oil mix, but sometimes it blows in a way that the water passages and the oil passages don't come together, and also you'll have very bad performance if your head gasket is gone. If it isn't out don't run it hot or else you'll burn it out.