1997 Honda Accord overheating

Tiny
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  • 1997 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 210,000 MILES
I have a honda accord se it has high mileage and I have replaced the radiator about a year ago, the thermostat about six months ago, it is overheating, extremely, like less than 5 miles it is boiling out 2 or 3 gallons of water, as soon as I add more water, it cools right down, what could be the problem now?
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Friday, December 26th, 2008 AT 6:19 PM

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Tiny
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Boiling means the cooling system cannot maintain the 16psi as required. There is pressure escaping from somewhere. If the coolant reservoir is boiling, the easiest fix is to replace the radiator cap. If it is still boiling AFTER the new radiator cap, then you need to get the engine leak down and compression tested, to make sure that pressure is not escaping from the head gasket or the block.
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Saturday, December 27th, 2008 AT 2:11 AM

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