2000 Acura TL Rising Temperature Gauge

Tiny
KDFELTON
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  • 2000 ACURA TL
  • 3.2L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 246,895 MILES
The following has been replaced the radiator, radiator thermo switch, radiator pump, idle air controller, fuel pump, cooling fan switch, thermostat, and the O2 sensor. Not sure why the temperature gauge keep rising.
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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 AT 9:28 PM

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Tiny
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Have your mechanic perform a chemical test for a leaking cylinder head gasket. If combustion gases pool under the thermostat, that will prevent it from opening.

Did you bleed the air out of the cooling system while refilling the coolant?
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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 AT 9:41 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for your quick response. I will share this information with my mechanic. Also this morning when I first start the car the temperature gauge was in the middle and then it begun to rise after letting it run for a while. Then after I turned on the AC at it's lowest, the gauge lowered itself slightly. I have the pictures attached. Do you think my head gasket is going bad? My mechanic has changed everything that he can think of and he also stated that he doesn't have the equipment to perform a chemical test.
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Thursday, March 12th, 2015 AT 7:50 AM
Tiny
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Might be time to consider finding a different mechanic. This is a basic tool that all shops have. You want to do business with a shop that keeps up-to-date with equipment and advanced training.

Most auto parts stores that rent or borrow tools will have this tester, but they will make you buy your own bottle of the special fluid. That is because it will be rendered useless if it freezes or gets contaminated with antifreeze. They don't want to risk having you return it with contaminated fluid for the next person.

The test involves drawing air from the radiator through a glass cylinder with two chambers partially-filled with a special dark blue liquid while the engine is running. If combustion gases are present due to a leaking cylinder head gasket, the liquid will turn bright yellow.
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Friday, March 13th, 2015 AT 3:33 AM

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