Honda Civic



September, 10, 2007 AT 2:48 PM

1. Make and Model of your Car- 1993 Honda Civic sedan
2. Include the mileage - 211,000
3. Stick Shift or Automatic Transmission - Stick shift
4. 2 or 4 wheel drive - front wheel drive
5. Strange sounds - no
6. Fluid leaks - burning alot of oil
7. Past repair history if applicable - cv joints, timing belt and water pump, new compressor.

My car started overheating back in April. We determined it was the radiator so we replaced it and the hoses. I sometimes can drive it for a week without adding any water or antifreeze before it overheats again. My husband did a pressure test on the radiator and head gasket and both seems to be ok. The radiator broke again a few days ago. We are still trying to figure out what is wrong. Please help.


2 Answers


Bruce Hunt

September, 10, 2007 AT 2:55 PM

You have a leak in the system. This causes the system to to take it air and thus not hold the pressure it is designed to maintain. This also allows the system to get hotter and since the radiators are not built like days of yore the plastic will get hot and crack.

You mention that the car is using a lot of oil. What do you call a lot of oil? How much? It is possible that the oil and the temp are trying to tell you time has come to either overhaul the engine or let it go.



September, 11, 2007 AT 12:13 PM

I am using a quart of oil every 2 to 3 days.

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