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Disappearing Fluids

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by endlesszeal, Oct 1, 2003.

  1. endlesszeal

    endlesszeal Senior Member

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    i have a 92 integra ls thats pretty stock except with a CAI and a Koyo radiator.. anyway, my cars been idling pretty bad and i have no idea what it is.. replaced the distrubutor, wires, plugs, caps, rotors, fuel filter, and added injector cleaners *dunnoe if that works*.. anyway, it still idles bad and sometimes bad enough that it dies.. now i have another problem, my coolant keeps disappearing.. every time i put in fluid, about once every 2-3 weeks, it keeps getting dry.. if someone know whats wrong with my car, itd appreiciate it.. thanks guys.
     
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    NoJokE Senior Member

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    Headgasket maybe
     
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    SleEPeR_CRX Senior Member

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    ya man, it's probably ur head gasket.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    yup- check your oil. hell, change your oil- and look for the coolant "mixing" with the oil. 99% sure its a headgasket
     
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    tab Super Moderator

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    yeah, look for a milky color in your oil, oil droplets in your radiator, or excessive steam in your exhaust.
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    yep basicly what everyone else said. Your funky idle is because of the low coolant. Check for leaks. Mine did that until I found a leak where one of the rad. hose met the block. Do what everyone else said. Check your radiator and see if there is a milky residue, and change oil and look for the same. If it is, its your head gasket and your oil and coolant is mixing.
     
  7. endlesszeal

    endlesszeal Senior Member

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    yeah, the resevoir tank is really thick and stinky.. its like muddy in there.. but i replaced my radiator last year with a koyo unit and checked for leaks and replaced my upper radiator hose.. no leaks.. can it be somewhere else? also, how much is it to replace ur headgasket?? i kno its like 50-100 for the unit itself, but how much would a rough estimate from a shop be?? my dad said 500ish.. thats a lot man.. also, how hard is it?? my dad also said that u can fuck up royally and mess up ur motor.. anyway, thanks for the response guys..
     
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    Replace your radiator cap...it's also a thermostat...i guess you didn't know that huh? trust me 5 dollars for the cap and will fix your problem...
     
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