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mishimoto radiator ....... over heated wtf

I recently installed a brand new mishimoto radiator + mishimoto slim 10" electric fans and a new honda thermostat which I tested before install. mixed coolant 70% - 30 % water, o ya not to mention the elite glow shift gauge to monitor the temp!
Anyways I go for a short drive to an airshow about 15 mins while I'm idling to wait for parking , about 20 mins im looking at the show happening above my car, i glance at my stock gauge and its one over the half mark, look at my gauge I installed at its at 240 degrees. wtf wtf wtf, quickly shut of the car but wtf, thermostat works , fans work, o ya brand new honda water pump also.
All these parts were added because I cracked my head last summer from overheating!!!! less than 500 miles on all new parts!
Question= should I just remove the thermostat during the summer??
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Are you using a fan shroud? You should if your not. The coolant is mixed too thick also, water cools better than coolant. Even in really cold areas like MN, you should only mix 50/50. In climates that dont freeze its okay to run 40% coolant to 60% water.
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Oh yeah, make sure the fans are pulling and not pushing the air.
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Re: mishimoto radiator ....... over heated wtf

first of all, I am not sure what is considered hot for a honda but if your car is running hot you have a SERIOUS problem

do not do stupid things like putting only water in or changing fan direction
you have a serious problem such as did you put the thermostat in BACKWARDS?

stop driving the car until you get it sorted out

is the STOCK gauge showing hot, or just your after market?
if you stuck the aftermarket gauge in the wrong place or wired it wrong you could be getting false readings
exactly where did you add the sensor?
I hope you didnt break anything tapping the waterpump
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Re: mishimoto radiator ....... over heated wtf

Do what I do, buy 100 percent coolant, know how much your radiator takes and mix it yourself and you save a bunch of money, just for future reference, not to get off subject.

Check your hose fittings, and is your thermostat new aswell?
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first of all, I am not sure what is considered hot for a honda but if your car is running hot you have a SERIOUS problem

do not do stupid things like putting only water in or changing fan direction
you have a serious problem such as did you put the thermostat in BACKWARDS?

stop driving the car until you get it sorted out

is the STOCK gauge showing hot, or just your after market?
if you stuck the aftermarket gauge in the wrong place or wired it wrong you could be getting false readings
exactly where did you add the sensor?
I hope you didnt break anything tapping the waterpump
Did you not read what I said? I didn't say straight water and I didn't say revearse the fans. There is no way you can put the thermostat in backwards either. Re-read what I said and follow direction.
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first of all, I am not sure what is considered hot for a honda but if your car is running hot you have a SERIOUS problem

do not do stupid things like putting only water in or changing fan direction
you have a serious problem such as did you put the thermostat in BACKWARDS?

stop driving the car until you get it sorted out

is the STOCK gauge showing hot, or just your after market?
if you stuck the aftermarket gauge in the wrong place or wired it wrong you could be getting false readings
exactly where did you add the sensor?
I hope you didnt break anything tapping the waterpump
how could you put the thermostat in backwards???? I thought it only fits one way please explain more. I added the sensor to the lower radiator hose directly after the thermostat. Yes my stock gauge showed one pass half mark
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Oh yeah, make sure the fans are pulling and not pushing the air.
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how could you put the thermostat in backwards???? I thought it only fits one way please explain more. I added the sensor to the lower radiator hose directly after the thermostat. Yes my stock gauge showed one pass half mark
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Are you using a fan shroud? You should if your not. The coolant is mixed too thick also, water cools better than coolant. Even in really cold areas like MN, you should only mix 50/50. In climates that dont freeze its okay to run 40% coolant to 60% water.
mishimoto doesnt make a shroud for 4th gens so no, i have seen no shrouds available. Fans pull yes !!!
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Re: mishimoto radiator ....... over heated wtf

When your not using a fan shroud the fans are pulling air from around your radiator instead of being forced to pull the air through the radiator to cool the water. That could very well be the problem your having.
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