IF I'M SITING A A STOP OUR GOING THRU A DRIVE THRU MY CAR WANTS TO RUN HOT

  • Tiny
  • Ronnie d
  • 1999 Honda Civic
  • 17,400 miles

I just got it a couple months ago I put a new radiator and thermostat on it it seem to run right I just put a cold air intake on it 2days ago now it's runing hot on me I have no Idea what it could be

Sunday, September 18th, 2011 AT 4:20 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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First, we only recommend direct fit parts. You may have changed the engine's air/fuel ratio by changing the intake.

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Sunday, September 18th, 2011 AT 5:02 AM
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  • KHLow2008
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Check if the cooling system has been bled of air and ensure the cooling fans are working.

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Sunday, September 18th, 2011 AT 5:59 AM
  • Tiny
  • Ronnie d
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So chageing the air intake could be the problem on why it's runing hot?

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Sunday, September 18th, 2011 AT 1:27 PM
  • Tiny
  • Ronnie d
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Do I need to have Air/fuel ratio checked?

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Sunday, September 18th, 2011 AT 1:30 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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Changing the air intake does not but replacing the radiator and not bleeding the system would.

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Sunday, September 18th, 2011 AT 10:34 PM
  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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Kjlow2008, can't the cold air intake have an affect on the MAF? He has a new radiator and t-stat and it ran fine. The problem started after the CAI was installed. At least that is what I understand.

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Monday, September 19th, 2011 AT 12:33 AM
  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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The Civic uses a MAP sensor and no MAF.

It could be running correctly initially but then there could be coolant leakagesomewhere resulting in the temperature increase.

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Monday, September 19th, 2011 AT 12:35 PM

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