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Old 05-10-2011, 09:06 AM
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coolant issues..

So I have a 93 prelude with H22a1...

We have all the coolant lines hooked up in the car, no leaks any wear in the motor. I'm having an issue with air in the coolant lines somewere!

We at 1st had the over flow bottle line from the rad hooked up, we would open the bleeder valve and then air would start flowing into the overflow bottle ...
So we sealled off the over flow bottles passage way. Now if I open the bleeder valve all I get is white foamish looking coolant, its consistant and does not go away even after 3-5mins of idel....
Thus said any ideas? I can't leave the prelude ideling for more than 10-15mins from a cold start up as it almost pegs the thermo....

other issues is this is causing the car to be extreamly boggy after 5mins of driving...
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:15 AM
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Re: coolant issues..

Bumpp... so lost
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Re: coolant issues..

Persistant white foam is a sign of a headgasket, regardless of whether the is oil in the coolant, coolant in the oil, loss of coolant, foamy oil, or any of the other possible signs of them.
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Re: coolant issues..

Hondas are suppose to use Honda genuine anti freeze or an anti-freeze mixture with distilled de-ionized water. If you ever used tap water in your cooling system it will cause your water pump and other parts in your coolant line to oxidize, in effect causing premature failure, If left in the system for an extended period. Tap water should only be used as a last resort if stranded and should be flushed out when you return to "civilization" (LMAO).
The bogging is from the head gasket failure causing coolant to get into the combustion chamber or the engine forcing air into the coolant lines. Sounds to me like you've been racing the car hard. The head gasket most likely needs to be replaced

P.S. After you fix the problem you could use this: a cool technique someone once told me to help cool down the engine faster is to turn the heat up in the car to allow coolant to flow through the heater core , which acts sort of like a secondary radiator. In the winter time it makes for good warmth but in the summer time I put the windows down and blast the in car fans out the window when feel the need for speed.
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Re: coolant issues..

well... turns out the RAD had a small pin hole in it causing air to come into the system. Head gasket is fine... I DO NOT race my car as its not fully built for that yet lol... no heater core as its a summer car lol... never herd of the Honda genuine fluid, never had a problem with the stuff i've been using then again its 50/50 mix and expensive... thanks for the advice tho
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