1998 Acura CL ENGINE OVERHEAT

Tiny
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  • 1998 ACURA CL
  • 200,000 MILES
The car overheated a few times and we towed it home. Needs a radiator and probably head gaskets, if not worse, but it will not start at all. It turns over okay and still wont fire with starting fluid. Still gonna check for spark after charging battery, but my question is "IS THERE ANY KIND OF RESET I NEED TO PERFORM IF I FIND NO SPARK"? And any other advice would be greatly appreciated. THANKS
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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 AT 1:40 PM

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Tiny
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No reset I can think of do you have any codes in the computer?
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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 AT 1:44 PM
Tiny
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DONT HAVE A READER AND CAR IS IN DRIVEWAY. BEFORE OVERHEAT WE GOT CODES FOR MULTIPLE MISFIRE AND OXY SENSOR. I ALSO CHECKED PISTON POSITION TO ROTOR POSITION AND IT LOOKS GOOD.
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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 AT 1:49 PM
Tiny
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Now it won't start so codes could have changed basic code readers are pretty cheap these days. Let's see if we have spark? Then what the actual fuel pressure is?
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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 AT 2:00 PM
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Will do. Thank you and I will get back latter on progress. Thanx again I appreciate all your help
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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 AT 4:44 PM
Tiny
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Your welcome keep me posted.
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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 AT 5:05 PM
Tiny
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Yes, there is spark. HMMMMmm. So now I am really baffled
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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 AT 6:09 PM
Tiny
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I would check the compression next.
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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 AT 6:56 PM
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Okay, had a guy come check it out for me.$50. Needs to be tore down and heads checked. Guy said it would be cheaper to out a used engine in it. $1700 total. Poo. My question now is, Can I do the job without removing the engine? Because I am not equipped to do that. I also got a quote of $2400 minimum to replace gaskets. Please advise. Thank you
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Monday, October 7th, 2013 AT 8:05 AM
Tiny
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Not advice on cost. Advice on job difficulty
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Monday, October 7th, 2013 AT 8:54 AM
Tiny
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What size engine do you have?
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Monday, October 7th, 2013 AT 9:18 AM
Tiny
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3.0 vtec
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Monday, October 7th, 2013 AT 9:34 AM
Tiny
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Its a 3.0 v-tec tranverse mount
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Monday, October 7th, 2013 AT 9:44 AM
Tiny
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I just did a timing belt kit on one of those engines it was pretty easy. To me the heads are pretty easy to replace to you it may be difficult. If your not good at firing cars yourself it might not be the diyer job for you.
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Monday, October 7th, 2013 AT 6:37 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for all your help and input. I will refer back to you if I have any problems.
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Monday, October 7th, 2013 AT 6:59 PM
Tiny
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Sounds good.
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Monday, October 7th, 2013 AT 8:34 PM

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