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Overheating

so i searched and couldn't find anything that was exactly like my problem so so i get in and drive I've gotten stuck in traffic twice now and my car will slowly start to increase in engine temp and i dont know where to start or if anyone has had this same problem its only after my car has gotten to normal operating temp then sitting for about i'd say 20 mins then it will start any tips?
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Re: Overheating

bad thermostat or fan switch?

when was your water pump changed last time?
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Re: Overheating

Add to that ^^^ possibly a radiator cap that doesn't vent proper.
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I remember my first thread, asking what a noise was when I got going 110mph.
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Re: Overheating

I was told it was changed around 15k ago
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Re: Overheating

Could it be the radiator?
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Re: Overheating

Ever heard of purple ice? An additive to help your antifreeze made by royal purple. It works with red or green antifreeze. But first ya gotta figure out why it's overheating.
1) are your fans operating?
2) are the fins on your radiator clean for good air flow?
3) are your hoses tight when it's warm? ie firm when squeezed and not soft
4) does it lose coolant? If your overflow is empty you are losing coolant
5) is your coolant red? ie Honda coolant. It makes a difference.
6) have you changed the thermostat?
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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

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Ever heard of purple ice? An additive to help your antifreeze made by royal purple. It works with red or green antifreeze. But first ya gotta figure out why it's overheating.
1) are your fans operating?
2) are the fins on your radiator clean for good air flow?
3) are your hoses tight when it's warm? ie firm when squeezed and not soft
4) does it lose coolant? If your overflow is empty you are losing coolant
5) is your coolant red? ie Honda coolant. It makes a difference.
6) have you changed the thermostat?

I agree with checking all of that but beg to differ on #5


The coolant is just colored red, otherwise it is the same as any other coolant on the market. We get people coming in asking for make specific coolant all the time when really most comes from the same manufacture but changes the bottle and color depending on who is selling it. Just like most batteries are from one of 2(maybe 3) major companies but relabeled depending on who's selling them.

Any coolant will work just fine. Unless there is something new about Honda coolant that i'm unaware of- if so, please feel free to share
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Re: Overheating

Agreed, usually color don't matter. But my mechanic who has been working on cars since the late 60's says always use red in a honda. Something about molecules in honda radiators vs the red coolant. Like green or yellow don't play nice with hondas?
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Re: Overheating

i didnt know about the red coolant but i ended up having other problems so i havent looked into anything yet i changed the key and lockswitch in my prelude now its not turning over and someone told me its the immobilization system anyone know how to reset it?
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Re: Overheating

^^ somebody correct me if I'm wrong...
Only a dealer or locksmith who have to equipment can re-set the imobilizer function.
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Re: Overheating

^^ i think your right I'm going to call one once i get back to my car hopefully its not too expensive
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Re: Overheating

Doesn't honda use blue coolant?
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Re: Overheating

Check your hoses,Water Pump,Fans Working? Hows The thermastat? good radiator cap? check the long pipe at eh back of the block for leaks! Radiator leak/cloged?
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Re: Overheating

i dont have any leaks
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Re: Overheating

My guess would be the fans since it overheats slowly and after a period of time, It could also be the thermostat stuck partial open or maybe just a dirty radiator.
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Re: Overheating

well i cut my car on and the fans never kicked on so i think its the fan switch
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Re: Overheating

turns out the fan motor was blown lol
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