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Old 03-08-2011, 12:17 PM
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thermastat question

My digital display sometimes claims I'm overheating, but I have already replaced the water pump with a honda OE and I'm thinking its just the gauge. And im replacing the thermostat in my 92 lude S with the f22. Is there a torque spec on the housing? How tight? And I just bought a temp gun to verify if my lude is really overheating when it reads hot, where should I shoot and what's normal operating temp. Thanks guys
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Re: thermastat question

download the service manual from here:

SpoonerTuner.com - Free downloadable Honda Acura Factory Service Manuals by HELMS

It'll give you all the torque specs and troubleshooting procedures.
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Re: thermastat question

Did you do the water pump work yourself? If so, did you bleed the coolant the proper way? Does your cooling fan turn on? Turn your car on and let it run for a few minutes. Your cooling fan should turn on. Once it reaches a certain temp both fans should kick in.
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Re: thermastat question

it could be a number of things, head gasket, water pump, bad coolant, radiator not working properly.

not to thread jack, but i've heard of people running without a thermostat??? yay or nay? pros and cons??
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8.7 I believe but don't just go by me... you should look at the Honda service manual or helms
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Re: thermastat question

Just looked in my 4th gen service manual for you, torque spec for the bolts is 9 lb-ft.
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Re: thermastat question

^ I was close lol

I recently bought a thermostat but don't really need to put it in yet

Probably have to move the intake but looks pretty easy
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Did you do the water pump work yourself? If so, did you bleed the coolant the proper way? Does your cooling fan turn on? Turn your car on and let it run for a few minutes. Your cooling fan should turn on. Once it reaches a certain temp both fans should kick in.
Yes too all, and thanks. It hasn't done anything today. But the weird thing is when it did it was random and didn't show over heating all the time
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not to thread jack, but i've heard of people running without a thermostat??? yay or nay? pros and cons??
I did this for a while and it kept my engine really cool!! i could be riding for an hour or two and wen im on the highway the temp gauge would go back 1 from being in the middle... longterm its not good.. only something good to do in the summer.
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I did this for a while and it kept my engine really cool!! i could be riding for an hour or two and wen im on the highway the temp gauge would go back 1 from being in the middle... longterm its not good.. only something good to do in the summer.
cool thanks, so why would it not be good for long term? the only negative I've really heard was that in the winter time it would take forever to heat up for the heater to start working? now by common sense I would say that is true, but what (other than that) could/would go wrong?
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cool thanks, so why would it not be good for long term? the only negative I've really heard was that in the winter time it would take forever to heat up for the heater to start working? now by common sense I would say that is true, but what (other than that) could/would go wrong?
Well yea not only will it take forever to heat up it will also mess up your spark plugs, because they're trying to get the engine hot and its taking forever its like messing around with the spark plugs, not letting it do its job right... you gonna be changing spark plugs like every other week lol
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Re: thermastat question

I have this same problem. When I first got the car it was overheating so I did the thermostat. The guage only goes halfway mark, I think its the 3rd line. But every now and then it will go one past half and stay like that for only a minute or less. Idk why /:
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^check your coolant level

If u replaced your thermostat it shouldn't be overheating
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