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Ek cooling problems

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by BoostedHatch, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. BoostedHatch

    BoostedHatch get tha fuck out!

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    ok ive been having problems with my car overheating latly what started it first was a cracked rad i replaced it let it run a few heat cycles and it did good then i went and drove it and still had a over heating problem so i suspected a faulty thermostat i took the thermostat out and left it out and the problem was still happening and i noticed before i took the thermostat out there where no mass amounts of bubbles just a few from where the rad was letting air bubbles out. but when i took the thermostat out the where large amounts of bubbles that didnt stop coming so i was leaning toward blown headgasket. i have NO moisture coming out of my exhaust nor water in my oil and i did a compression test @ WOT Cylinder 1&4 read 180-181 Cylinder 2&3 read 170-173 so i know its not the head gasket the factory rad cap doesnt fit this new rad very well witch im thinking could be the problem but to be safe im replacing heater core,iacv,all coolant hoses with samco hoses, and rad cap, possibly I.M gasket if it doesnt help then ill be forced to change the headgasket. IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER IDEAS OR SUGGESTIONS PLEASE SAY THEM THIS IS MY DAILY AND I NEED IT FOR WORK.

    97 CIVIC H/B CX D16Y7 145,XXX MILES HAS HAD PROBLEMS WITH IACV BEFORE BUT THEY WENT AWAY
     
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    Head and water pump at the same time.
     
  3. BoostedHatch

    BoostedHatch get tha fuck out!

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    just had the t-belt and water pump changed along with cam seal and crank seal and all new belts and i work at honda so i did a trans flush and rad coolant flush
     
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    Is your fan coming ON? check your fan switch.
     
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    BoostedHatch get tha fuck out!

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    fan is kicking on fine
     
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    they will kick ON but not on time!!!!!!!!!!
    I seen it........................
     
  7. BoostedHatch

    BoostedHatch get tha fuck out!

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    there kicking on time just checked
     
  8. eg5 d16z6

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    With the bubbles forming it has to be taking on air somewhere if there are now more bubbles than were there before check hoses all around and make sure to use gasket sealer on the thermostat housing check that the coolant temperature sensor is working correctly and check that the sensor in the thermostat housing is working correctly but from what you said about the fan kicking in on time the sensor in thermostat is probaly fine. Also radiator cap really needs to fit correctly otherwise your loosing coolant and replacing with air. Recently had trouble with my own cooling system all these issues wete addressed and now all is working well.
     
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    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    Any coolant lost? On the ground or out the exhaust?

    With radiator cap off, can see water circulate in the radiator when the thermo opens?

    OEM water pump was the replacement?
     
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    sound like head gasket and i did see alot of those go bad possible cracked head/block but most likely head gasket
     
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