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    Default Car Heatup Problem: Civic 1997 Vti

    The problem is that my car heats up. There was leakage from the radiator nozel which throw water to the reservoir bottel so i got it repaired through magic depoxi because the upper part of the radiator is made of plastic. My dad got the fan direct. upon inspection it is revealed that there is no thermostate installed. Today morning i noticed that water from the sides for the radiator cap is leaking. There is plain water in the radiator.

    What happens that some time the car heats up while running and when i stop the car the temprature gauge comes to normal in less then a minutes time means the car gets cool very quickly when i stop or slow the car i dont know why. on steep it gets heat up quickly.

    So from where should is start i think first will be the replacement of the radiator cap and if the problem persist what should i do. one more thing that the radiator is of civic automatic car and my car is manual Vti.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hash4u View Post
    rev the car in 1st or 2nd gear to 6k rpm couple of times(thats enough stress for the engine)
    will heat up if things are still wrong
    and lift the hood to see if anything is leaking and temp gauge is constant or not
    So i did what u said more than couple of times. i did it on GT road at 9: 00 am today.
    The Temp guage didnot rise i changed the gears at around 5.5K to 6K moved from 1st gear to 2nd gear and did that more then 3 times. the road was a bit inclined as well so it was a hard time on the car as well as on me
    After doing all i opened the hood to see if there is some leakage and found out that the upper tank of the radiator is wet from the point were it is joining with the radiator (jali). so there must be some leakage in there. I havenot change the cap till now there was leakage there as well. so first i will change the cap to see if the leaked water settled on that joint or it was the joint which is leaking. M still confused now that y the temprature guage didnot rise if there was some leakage?
    One more thing to mention here is that i saw fresh oil on one of the nuts of the enginge head. What could be the possiblereason for that as m a bit worried about that.
    The water level is same as was in the morning before doing the above exercise.

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    dear my suggesion is to clean the radiator from a radiator walaa.mine honda have same issue now solved by only spending 400rs.my suggesion is to consult with radiator cleaner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airborn View Post
    dear my suggesion is to clean the radiator from a radiator walaa.mine honda have same issue now solved by only spending 400rs.my suggesion is to consult with radiator cleaner
    I have already done that.please read previos posts.

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    waiting for experts opinion??

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    change cap
    clean the oil drop and try again(Then note for water or oil leak)
    take a picture of the oil leak area next time
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    install the thermostat valve in your engine and then run it, check the upper most thin pipe that sits in an upside down U shape which is also welded to the breather pipe of the head, It usually rusts out causing air pockets if tap/well/river water is used for engine cooling.

    the head bolts you are talking about are the valve cover nuts which rest on rubber grommets, those grommets need to be changed if they are hard and leaking.
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    walking on a thin line in summer. before you blow up engine do as GURU said get a better radiator and use COOLANT in radiator

    NOT WATER
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farooqbash View Post
    waiting for experts opinion??
    You just got the expert opinion from Xulfiqar. If you're waiting for a more experienced opinion, then son it's going to be a very long wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by capsat View Post
    walking on a thin line in summer. before you blow up engine do as GURU said get a better radiator and use COOLANT in radiator

    NOT WATER
    And this too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hash4u View Post
    change cap
    clean the oil drop and try again(Then note for water or oil leak)
    take a picture of the oil leak area next time
    Ok what i gona do now.
    1)Will change the Radiator Cap
    2)Will Change the upper tank of the Radiator
    3)Install the thermostate Valve as Xulfiqar said
    4)Will check the pipe for rust which xulfiqar said
    5) And if there is no leakage and the temprature remains good then will switch the Fan to automatic and will use Coolant.

    I am attaching the pic of the oil leak please have a look into it although xulifqar has told the reason already
    Car Heatup Problem Civic 1997 Vti -410294

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    yeah
    install valve back, pour coolant back, fan back to auto, only when its confirmed your overheating and leakage issues all resolved

    your distributor is full advanced. no advancer installed? hope u know it generates more heat specially when running on petrol like that
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    check for cracked washer on the cover bolt if washer is cracked that means the cover whenever opened by whosoever was not properly torqued inspect closely if there is any visible fracture on the cover hopefully not simply replace the washer on bolt clean the cover and keep check on any smudge again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by capsat View Post
    check for cracked washer on the cover bolt if washer is cracked that means the cover whenever opened by whosoever was not properly torqued inspect closely if there is any visible fracture on the cover hopefully not simply replace the washer on bolt clean the cover and keep check on any smudge again.
    When I used to see such leaks I bought the cover rubber gasket, the 4 rubber grommets and also the 4 spark plug hole seals too. If one rubber is aging all of the other is following very closely.
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