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I suppose it is possible that some cars have a temp cut off but most do not. If it runs fine cold but cuts off when it is hot you may have a vapor lock occurring in the fuel system or a weak fuel pump. this is possible but highly unlikely if your car does have a bad thermostat it could have overheated and yo timin belt jumped causeing it to die running it like that could cost you alot of money

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