2002 Honda Civic Overheating

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NILOCJ13
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  • 2002 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 138,000 MILES
I have a 2002 Honda Civic Si. It has 138,000kms on it. Last weekend, while camping, I didn't see the temperature guage raising up, so it overheated and blew the cap off of the overflow resevoir. I topped up the radiator, and the resevoir, and it slowly cooled back down, and worked fine for a few days, I went and got a radiator flush, and it worked fine, but now it's doing the same things again. Most of the time on the highway, it seems to stay cool, but not all of the time. Any ideas on what the problem might be? Also, the resevoir stayed full, until the last time it overheated, and not it's really low. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thx!
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Sunday, June 29th, 2008 AT 8:02 PM

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RASMATAZ
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Try replacing the thermostat, if it continues get it block and pressure tested-
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Sunday, June 29th, 2008 AT 8:09 PM
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KHLOW2008
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Hi nilocj13,

Save on the thermostat replacement, get it block and pressure tested.

The head gasket is most probably blown. Did you have any overheating experience in the past few months?
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Monday, June 30th, 2008 AT 10:28 AM
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JDBCARGUY
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Check to see if you have coolant in your oil but if your car had a blown head gasket it would probebly overheat all the time not just at highway speeds.
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Thursday, July 17th, 2008 AT 9:21 AM

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