1986 Honda Accord mileage: 262,000. I have recently noticed that the longer I drive the car the hotter it begins to run. It doesn't matter if sitting in traffic or moving. I can turn the heater on and it will come down a little, but never truly reaches normal operating temperature. Also, I notice that while the overflow reservoir generally has coolant in it, the radiator usually is down below the fins in the radiator and can take up to a pint of water to bring it back to the top of the filler neck. About three months ago it did have a small crack develop in the top around the filler neck that I was able to plug using that gas tank/radiator epoxy repair stuff and a tube of Prestone leak stop. My guess is that I do need to replace the radiator, just because it's old, but could this be a head gasket problem as well? Where is the water going to and why does it continue to work toward meltdown? Any suggestions?
Friday, January 7th, 2011 AT 7:17 PM