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Okay, so I've always had over heating issues, first in my '96 s and now in my 92 si. Though the si isn't so bad. It's weird I'll be driving sometimes kinda fast, hard acceleration you know, typical teenage driving. Anyways, it will kick up one bar, I pull over immediately, shut it off and instantly turn the dash lights back on and boom it's back to normal and no problems. Then again I never really drive it much more than 10 minutes after that happens because I go home and let her rest. Any ideas? This is my first time driving after recovering for 3 months after being hit by a car, so I just really want to fix her. Thank you. :D
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Re: Overheating

Sell your car before you hurt yourself or somebody else....
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I remember my first thread, asking what a noise was when I got going 110mph.
Pretty much got flamed for driving like a jackass and was told to slow down. And I'll be damned, slowing down fixed it.

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Re: Overheating

How would I hurt myself or somebody else.
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Re: Overheating

Your question answers itself...

Ok, so let's say you are accelarating rapidly like teenagers do (in your own words) and you are busy watching your temp gauge instead of the road...

Just so you know not all teenagers drive like idiots.
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I remember my first thread, asking what a noise was when I got going 110mph.
Pretty much got flamed for driving like a jackass and was told to slow down. And I'll be damned, slowing down fixed it.

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Re: Overheating

No, I'm not constantly looking at it and I mean I'm just stating that I drive like that. And yes I'm aware that not all drive like that and I only do so, when I have am open road and I mean fast like maybe 55 in a 40 or something. I don't mean like crazy fast. And it's more the hard acceleration. And it will overheat, even when I don't do that it will. I'm just trying to figure out why my car could be overheating, I didn't mean to start a conversation about the importance of keeping my eyes on the road.
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Re: Overheating

55 in a 40?
Do you realize how much longer it takes to stop at 55 than at 40?
They post certain speed limits at certain locations because of hazards. What may seem to you as a simple act of hard acceleration can cost you your life, or worse...you could be mamed and stuck here on earth all afllicted and crippled.

Now I realize you want to know why your car heats up some here and there. But that stuff don't matter when it's all wrapped around a tree somewhere because you were driving too fast and suddenly a hazard jumped out you had to avoid. Seriously.
There's a member here who will testify to what I'm saying. He has premanent back issues from hard accelerating in tight spots like you say are not crazy. He has nearly as much metal in him as my bicycle wheel. And he's young. So he has like 50-60 years of dealing with his pain.
Want that? Didn't think so.
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Pretty much got flamed for driving like a jackass and was told to slow down. And I'll be damned, slowing down fixed it.

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Re: Overheating

Your car could be heating up for a variety of reasons.
Coolant may be having trouble flowing through that old radiator, your thermostat may be working erraticaly, could be the coolant is old and needs replacing.
Could be your oil level is not full, or fans don't cycle correctly. Could be it's not overheating but your gauge reads incorrectly due to a short, but probably not. Could be air bubbles in your cooling system. Or...
It could be telling you stop driving so fast in a 40.

Not trying to beat your brains out '96.. afterall these cars were made for fun. I doubt many people own a Honda Prelude to haul the groceries home or to sit out front looking all cool all of the time. But there is a time and a place for aggressive driving. As a youngster you were not born into this world knowing the hazards that exist while propelling yourself in a 2500+ pound hunk of metal. Experience will teach you that. The greatest race car drivers obey speed limits.
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I remember my first thread, asking what a noise was when I got going 110mph.
Pretty much got flamed for driving like a jackass and was told to slow down. And I'll be damned, slowing down fixed it.

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Re: Overheating

I can't help you much with the cooling problem other then what bykfixer has already said, except next time keep driving to see if it keeps rising or drops after awhile. In my civic when the gauge rose if I put in the clutch and revved, it went down (tstat)
and while I am here I will tell you I am on my third prelude. I didn't sell the previous two to get new ones. I crashed one texting and driving, the other not being able to stop in time because I was going to fast. not to mention a 85 mph ticket in a 55. I got off very lucky. one rear end was so minor the guy didn't even file a claim. the second one the teenage girl I rear ended went to get checked out from the whiplash. to this day she has back pain. Imagine how guilty I feel when I wake up pain free. I can't imagine how I could live if I would have killed someone. more lives other then just yours are in your hands when you get behind the wheel.
in case your wondering, the only time my tech gets to 4500 is when I am on an onramp.
I went though the same bashing on this same form. check my first threads. I didn't listen too much and wish I did.
good luck with your cooling issue
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Re: Overheating

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