CIVIC TEMPERATURE GUAGE PROBLEM FLUCUATING

  • Tiny
  • pmp
  • 1998 Honda Civic
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • automatic
  • 151,000 miles

Hi, Ive been having the same problem for a few months now but its getting worse so I brang it into a shop today. They are gonna check it out. They put the laser to the block and it was 230 and the thermostat housing was 205 and radiator was 230. Also the coolant was literally boiling out of the resivor since it was so hot. So thats where my coolant is going. Within the last 6 months I did new radiator, radiator cap, fan switch, honda oem thermostat. What do you think they will come up with as the problem. I have to get it fixed before I blow the head.

Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 3:32 PM

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  • Tiny
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You may have done that already. Have them do a leak down test to confirm.

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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 3:34 PM
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Ive had a leak down test I believe at another shop that claimed it was fine. They said they checked the cyclinders for water is exactly what they told me. IS this a leak down. Also oil and coolant are fine by looking at it. No smoke

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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 3:41 PM
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Yes but how long ago?

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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 3:50 PM
  • Tiny
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Few months ago when I had the same exact problem

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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 3:55 PM
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May be different know since you have been driving with this condition

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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 4:05 PM
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Idk but it happens usual when I do alot of driving or get off the highway

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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 5:01 PM
  • Tiny
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What would make the block and radiator 230 and the thermostat housing 205 doesnt make sense

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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 6:25 PM
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T stat is open but the rad is hot from possible circulation issue or super hot gases from a blown head gasket

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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 6:45 PM
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What would make it not circulate to cool it down?

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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 6:51 PM
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As I have stated several times, it may be a head gasket. You need to have this verified first before moving forward.

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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 6:55 PM

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