Engine Cooling problem
2001 Honda Civic 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 97,000 miles
My Honda Civic has recently overheated on a couple of occasions. It is random and so therefore has me a bit confused. It has done this two times only and not again since.
The last time it did overheat I waited for the car to cool down completely and removed the radiator cover. After filling the reservior, I started the car and let it run for 20-30 minutes while watching the gauge to be sure it did not overheat. During this time I observed the tank on the radiator expecting to see the water begin to circulate after the thermostat opened. The gauge never got more than half way (no temp gradiant on the gauge) and the water eventually got hot and overflowed some from the top out of the cap opening.
It has not overheated since but I am concerned as this my wifes car.
Tuesday, July 8th, 2008 AT 3:34 PM