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Old 11-11-2011, 01:20 AM
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Odd heating behavior from my grandma's lude

So I picked up this very clean 88 Prelude from an older lady with almost no miles, and super clean but sat for a while and I've never owned Honda's before. Did the usual maintaining to bring up to par. She ran fine then started heating up at random moments, so I then replaced the radiator and cleaned all that mess up, thermostat and hoses and fluids flushed. She ran fine again then started up again. Now I'm sure the obvious will be here (temp sensors, fans etc), but does anyone have any suggestions on where and how to start? And on a side note, my mpg is pretty lame (17-20) is that also common?
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Re: Odd heating behavior from my grandma's lude

When u say heating up is it staying hot or goin up n then back down? Also have u bled/flushed ur coolant system?
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Re: Odd heating behavior from my grandma's lude

It gets hot for a few seconds if I'm moving slow, then cools down. It has yet to get to it's hottest, just pretty close to the top of the meter. I have not bled the cooling system. How helpful would this be if I did?
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Re: Odd heating behavior from my grandma's lude

It may fix your problem. Also when you you switch it to heat do you hear a "click" sound?
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Re: Odd heating behavior from my grandma's lude

I'd be willing to bet it will solve ur issue. Sounds like u have an air bubble in the coolant system. When the bubble reaches the thermostat the engine reads hotter then normal hence the rise indicated on the gauge. Then u get ur coolant back n it drops agian. I would bleed the system. Its relatively easy
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I'd be willing to bet it will solve ur issue. Sounds like u have an air bubble in the coolant system. When the bubble reaches the thermostat the engine reads hotter then normal hence the rise indicated on the gauge. Then u get ur coolant back n it drops agian. I would bleed the system. Its relatively easy
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I'd be willing to bet it will solve ur issue. Sounds like u have an air bubble in the coolant system. When the bubble reaches the thermostat the engine reads hotter then normal hence the rise indicated on the gauge. Then u get ur coolant back n it drops agian. I would bleed the system. Its relatively easy
yup I'm sure it's just a single air bubble lol


air could be the issue if you've just replaced the radiator and didn't properly bleed the air from the system.
Also, when the car overheats while stopped, it can also be a sign of the cooling fan not working properly.
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yup I'm sure it's just a single air bubble lol


air could be the issue if you've just replaced the radiator and didn't properly bleed the air from the system.
Also, when the car overheats while stopped, it can also be a sign of the cooling fan not working properly.
It was a simple explanation mister smart a$$ lol
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Hope it's not getting hot while driving. Just bleed it and if it gets hot at idle then hard wire the drivers side cooling fan.Lot's of bugs to chase if the previous help doesn't work.
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Oh sh!t Najee somebody's telling u how it is and its NOT me lmao. STFU FTW!!!! lmao
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Re: Odd heating behavior from my grandma's lude

Hey guys thanks for the help, considering all of you were going with the bubble/arguing amongst yourselves lol, I did that first and looks like it's helped so far, I'll be back on complaining again if it didn't. Thanks again!
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