1992 Honda Accord coolant forcing into reservoir

Tiny
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  • 1992 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 374,000 MILES
Noticed that my car was low on coolant so topped off. Then 2 days checked again and low again. Checked for leaks in system but none could be found. Ran car and looked around system and noticed that when ran for a while, coolant would fill into the reservoir and over flow which would be the reason of the low fluid. Not sure what is causing this, water pump (replaced with timing last year, thermostat (replaced few months ago)? When ran w/o cap water did not seem to circulate just slowly flow out of radiator. Hmmmm
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Monday, July 27th, 2009 AT 12:24 PM

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Tiny
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Sounds like you have a headgasket issue. Get a cylinder leakdown test done.
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 AT 5:11 PM
Tiny
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Wouldn't there be white smoke or even a smell from exhaust if head gasket was bad?
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Saturday, August 1st, 2009 AT 12:41 AM
Tiny
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Found problem, bad intake manifold gasket. Small section where water inlet area of the gasket was gone so my guess the air was being forced in and pushing coolant back out. Also changed head gasket because looked worn also. Thanks for the direction to go.
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Monday, August 3rd, 2009 AT 7:22 AM

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