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Where the F*&k is my coolant going?

Discussion in 'Integra' started by ryangt, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. ryangt

    ryangt Senior Member

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    I seriosuly need some help here.

    the car is a 1998 integra LS. The car has been overheating on and off for a while now. I top the coolant off once a week and it is always empty by about friday.

    I have replaced 2 thermostats nothing changed

    I have checked the oil and there is no water in there.

    Theres no leaks anywhere that i can see, ive checked when its cold, ive checked when its hot, AND i even yanked the hood off and drove around like that for a while to see if it happened while i was driving. NOTHING

    Where could this water be going? Acura has looked at it and said the car is fine. But its obviously not.

    any help would be a BIG HELP im so desperate at this point.
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    well if theres no leaks in the car or under the hood it has to be getting into the motor
     
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    ryangt Senior Member

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    But how? Its not in the oil and ive looked at the exhaust as well. nothing. I just cant explain it.
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    are you sure your heatercore is not leaking
     
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    if the core was leaking it would be going into the car right? MAking the floorboards wet? Mines not wet, everything is as dry as can be
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    right, but if your having to refill it like that all the time it has to be going somewere mabe theres a small leak in one of the hoses thats only pushing it out under pressure.. but its got to be going out some how
     
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    with my luck the head gasket blew between the water jacket and the cylinders, is there a way to check for that?
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    im not sure, does it over heat while its at idle
     
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    all the time at idle, and while driving. Sometimes it wont overheat at all, its very in consistent
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    does the fan come on if not it will get hot and push it out the over flow
     
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    the fan does run, is there a way to check if water is getting into the cylinders?
     
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    not that i know of the only way i would no is if the car is smoking real white
     
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    yeah no smoke in the exhaust or anything, its a seriously weird condition, i have silicone hoses that i think im going to replace for oems, i dont trust them.
     
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    yea that is weird, yea i would just replace the hoses and if that dont work hey you have new hoses lol
     
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    yeah, im going to go stare at the engine untill it heats up again.
     
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    no fans

    UPDATE!!! no fans, the fans wont come on. They turn on when the A/c is on but not when the car is getting warm. I have no idea what relay or fuse controls it because my car dosent have the Fuse covers to show me. None of the fuses under the hood were bliwn tho, so i doubt that they are the problem.

    As for the exhaust, theres a little water blowing out of the exhaust but i thought all cars did that? It dosent smoke or anything.
     
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    wire the fans up to your ignition. have them run all the time when the car is on :)

    i dont have cooling problems, but i have it setup on the mirage like this regardless.
     
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    how?? i'd like to run cooler, it gets hotter than sin here in the summer
     
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    i dont want to ghetto rig my car, thats not an option. It needs to be fixed correctly.
     
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    you might need a new fan switch.. i just sold one too
     
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