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93 delsol not warming up as fast as before

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by 93civic, Nov 23, 2003.

  1. 93civic

    93civic Junior Member

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    my 93 delsol doesn't warm up to operating temperature as fast as it used
    to . ?? anyone has an idea why?

    It takes almost 15 miles of driving to get it to warm up to normal temp
    where it used to take about 2-5 miles.

    thanks.
     
  2. saturn_boy96

    saturn_boy96 88 C1V1C 53D4N DR1V3R

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    probably cause it's winter and it's colder out...
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    ^^^^ more than the case, have you changed anything associated with the cooling or your motor?
     
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    sleepercivic Senior Member

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    possibly your thermostat sticking open
     
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    could be a guage problem as well
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    replace the thermostat
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    :werd:
     
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    93civic Junior Member

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    how hard is it to replace the thermostat yourself ?
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    i heard its almost as easy as changing your air filter, though i havent done it yet. just find the thermo housing connected to your block, unbolt it and pull it off, the thermo is right there. take out the old thermo, put in the new one, then bolt the housing back on. i assume there will be alot of coolant spillage.
     
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    knowledge Senior Member

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    You assume correctly!
     
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    93civic Junior Member

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    dang.. thanks. That's what I thought. May be I'll just have
    it done at the local garage and have them flush my rad at the same time
    It's been almost 38K miles since my last flush.

    Wasn't it recommended that the rad gets flushed every 30K ?
    Thanks
     
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    dok Senior Member

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    thats a given
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    if your coolant is in good shape, you wont even need the coolant flush. Not the most ecco freindly method but what you have to do once the thermostat is out, stick a garden hose inside the hole, and run the water until it comes out clear. Repeat this again for the radaitor (stick hose in top, put bucket at the bottom)

    I belive that Cspeedracing has a how to on this.
     
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