So here's the story. The radiator blew up while my dad was driving this to work last week. He works nights and I never fixed the dead bulb for the engine temp side in the cluster so he was unaware it was running real hot. Car got towed back home.
Replaced the radiator, thermostat, upper and lower hoses, and filled with Prestone 50/50. Water pump isn't leaking. Drove it around for a little but then it starts overheating again. Cold start idle is fine, needle goes up after 5-10 min of city driving. Hope it isn't the headgasket!
Anything else I should consider before I try to sell the car? Dad wants to move on but the car still runs great otherwise. 223k still gets 34mpg and is real quiet. I think I'll drain the coolant, test/swap thermostats, MIGHT replace water pump although I'm hesitant cause I never done it before, might even drain the oil and get an analysis to check if coolant is in there.