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    Default Problem with Honda Civic 2002 VTI Pros

    AoA all,



    I bought this car 5 months back. It had been running very good, until last month when it started to have heating issues. Got the radiator serviced two times, no good! It would actually loose a lot of water from the radiator and through out a lot of bubbles. My mechanic told me that it might be related to a blown gasket. So I had him open up the engine. The gasket was blown plus, my worst nightmare... the engine head's exterior edges were worn out and rusted


    I had him fix the head by applying Magic Depoxi. But even that hasn't solved the problem, my radiator would still loose a lot of water. I have completely stopped using the AC now days, (think about the hot weather!! ).


    So I just need your honest expert opinion on what to do or whats the best solution? I have the following in my mind:

    1. Sell out this one with/without having the problem fixed/li
    2. Have the engine's head fixed by latthe machine (would that fix the problem, and would I be able to turn on AC?? )/li


    Also if I get it fixed as I mentioned above, how long lasting would that solution be? I have already invested in getting the issue fixed, but have just lost a lot of money!


    Thanks, a lot! waiting for your suggestions. Need help


    Sarfaraz

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    Did u add coolant? or simple water? Looks like gasket is week
    Suggestions required

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    Take the vehicle to a Honda 3s Dealer. NOT a 2s pit shop.

    go to the most reputed Honda 3S shop.

    and let them check your engine thoroughly.

    Change the oil immediately if the vehicle has overheated or has shown signs of overheating

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    panic, no I haven't added the coolant yet, but yes I have bought it (Caltex) I didn't wanted to have the coolant lost.

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    The coolant has anti-rust properties. So it is not really advisable to use coolant in an old radiator where coolant has not been used for long.

    The anti-rust will wash away the rust which would leave holes in the radiator. And you'll be left with more of a mesh than a radiator.
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    xyppam thanks for the handy info, infact i haven't added the coolant yet.

    Thanks,
    Sarfaraz

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    @xyppam
    after cleaning radiator, it can b used. As cleaning already removes the rust and the cleaner checks for the leaks as well....... Yes u r right incase one uses coolant in a rusty radiator without getting it cleaned and checked for the leaks
    Suggestions required

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    Smile Resolution

    Brother.... Get Ur Timing Belt And Water Pump Changed.... all will be good after that.... i had same problem on 05 civic....

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    Quote Originally Posted by HBKRIDER View Post
    Brother.... Get Ur Timing Belt And Water Pump Changed.... all will be good after that.... i had same problem on 05 civic....
    You are too late,this car might has been sold.
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    hey guys, I sold the car last month, thanks for the concern anyways

    Sarfaraz Soomro

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarfarazsoomro View Post
    hey guys, I sold the car last month, thanks for the concern anyways

    Sarfaraz Soomro
    curious now to know how did you spend last 14 month with that car?
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    did you tell all that story to the buyer ??

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    Dear bro aoa
    i simply recomend u just repair the car 50 percent and then just sell it off and search for another one thts all no headache now adays we dnt hve much time 2 go 2 these mechanics and spend our time and money and the fault is there ur case is very technical do not waste ur money and just get rid of it!!

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    I had the same problem with my Honda 98, I hade changed three radiators but all in vain, As sarfraz told bubles in the readiator this is the malfunctioning of the head gaskit, first of all get it fix properly from some seasoned machanic. onece u find no bubles in the radiator than the problem is partially solved. next get radiator cleaned properly, brother in Honda cars there is a temprature volve in the water body of the engine which controls the flow of water to stabalize the engine temprature. normally machanic remove the volve for better flow of the water from water body to the radiator to keep the engine cool. This the worst thing which can be done with honda. once u remove the volve it never ever maintain temprature. its for all honda owners!

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    I had the similar problem with my 2005 vti automatic. When i bought it fans were direct and no coolant in the radiator rather tap water and radiator was rusty from inside.

    A week back i changed timing belt as the mileage clocked more than 100k, also replaced upper and lower hoses in the radiator to avoid any future problems with hose bursts. Also checked water body and crank seals all were intact so didnt replace them. drove The car in karachi for a week on average 40 kms per day with ac and car was fine.

    Couple of days a go i drove the car on highway for 125 kilometers and then noticed that temperature gauge started going above the half. I immediately put aside the vehicle and Open radiator having my car remain started. The radiator spilling out water and gas so i immediately turned off the engine. And filled water in it i.e 2-3 1.5 liter bottles of water. Then i caped back the radiator and start the engine but engine would not even round on the self. I thought battery is gone so i arranged a battery from a nearby car but again engine didnt even go around on self.

    A person nearby suggested me to let cool down the car because you have switched off engine and filled the radiator with cold water it would nt start now.

    I waited for 10 minutes and car started normally. On the same evening i drove back 150 kilometers from Hyderabad to Karachi with AC on and without any problem and the car was fine throughout but when i checked the water level on my return it was 500 ml short. I decided To change radiator as it was already rusty.

    On my way from plaza after buying a radiator i stopped car in smchs and switched off the engine. After 10 minutes, when i start the engine it again couldn't start and not even going round on self. I left the car idle for 15 minutes and started again and drove to mechanic directly assuming radiator is totally gone. In this while from smch to rashid minhas road i drove car without ac.

    I told mechanic the entire story and he suggested that it could be due to dis-adjustment of timing belt. So he opened the timing cover and re adjusted it and also replaced the radiator and filled it up. I drove car back to my home i.e askari 4 and parked it and open the hood, and noticed traces of water still coming out of the upper hose edge lines in the head. Again thought that spare shop gave me faulty hose which is leaking from top edges. Drove the car again on ac for 15 20 kms and had a solution in mind that keep filling the radiator as the water spill was not very much but car heated again and the temperature went beyond half so stopped it and opened the radiator with started engine. God saved me from a serious splash of water came out from the radiator in started engine and the radiator cap jumped 6-7 feets. Anyway filled the radiator again Had no other option but to switch of the engine after a bit cool off and waited for 15 minutes as car doesnt start immediately.

    Anyways some how reached home and curious to know what could be wrong with this.

    I have changed hose pipes, radiator and cap and keen to know what other sensors and switches should be replaced and once this problem resolves how to bring back the car on normal cooling mechanism with thermostat sensing and automatic fan switch-off and on.

    Please help me resolve this issue as car has a lovely ride and otherwise in awesome condition and i want to keep it and completely with high morale to solve the problem. Appreciate a step by step approach and description of all those parts and sensor which should be replaced.

    Waiting for comments from you all.

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    Default heating issue civic 2002 on ac

    I have same issue i did repair honda gas head kit from honda city sales lhr and cleaned radiator as well but after all facing same heating issues. One of my friend told me that it could be due to poor condition of ac condensor.
    Any suggestions?

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