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Thread: Cultus 2011 got heated to maximum level and engine turned off

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    Default Cultus 2011 got heated to maximum level and engine turned off

    Hello frnds

    I have a new cultus bought in Nov 2011 with 12000 mileage.
    few days back it got heated due to water being thrown out because of loose lid of radiator and engine turned off.
    After that it is running normally no overheating and radiator checked for any bubbles but there were no bubbles. What else could be checked for damaged gasket symptoms or Should i go to any mechanic (suggested by my friend) for checkup as precaution?

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    Don't worry! Nothing has gone bad because there is an engine overheat protection switch which has done its work and has switched your engine off before any damage could have happened. Do not go to any mechanic, he will start telling ala bala stories.
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    how come you did not notice the gauge when it must have started climbing beyond half - it takes a good while if you just had a loose cap
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    I have noticed that it does not climb above halfway if the water is completely drained (cause: ruptured hose). As soon as an attempt is made to refill the radiator on a near-stalling heated engine (not ceased) , only then the guage climbs to max and shows signs of heating.

    And that was strange.

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    how come you did not notice the gauge when it must have started climbing beyond half - it takes a good while if you just had a loose cap
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xulfiqar View Post
    how come you did not notice the gauge when it must have started climbing beyond half - it takes a good while if you just had a loose cap
    U r right bro, before noticing heat gauge i traveled almost 40km. i did not notices on first turn off but after starting again and at time of 2nd engine turn off i noticed the gauge at maximum level. When i opened the bonut, radiator's lid was placed along with radiator's pipes and radiator was empty

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    bad driving habit - always glance at the gauges once every 2 minutes to get a picture of whats going on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xulfiqar View Post
    bad driving habit - always glance at the gauges once every 2 minutes to get a picture of whats going on.
    automobile makers should install audible alarm(like the seat belt one) if the gauge goes above normal .
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    when you get a driving license it is first required that you are familiar with the operational gauges and controls of the vehicle. If you are not - you dont get a license.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xulfiqar View Post
    when you get a driving license it is first required that you are familiar with the operational gauges and controls of the vehicle. If you are not - you dont get a license.
    but audible alarm will draw attention towards the shooting up temp gauge as one cant look at the gauges all the time.
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    I rest my case - if I can look at gauges at a 2 to 3 minute interval and it takes some time for the temperature to reach engine meltdown - I think I will probably notice it. But I think most would not. considering that most people nowadays are more interested in Iphones and similar items - while driving.
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    One more issue we have with these Water temp based gauges is if you have a leak of water like pipe brust these gauges most of the times will not work at all as there is no water for temp reading in system any more.
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    You must have got the basic idea with all the above comments...
    Well if the Gaskit is safe then it was your lucky day as a Cultus owner :-) Completey fill your radiator, and make sure that the water in the radiator is not thrown out in pressure when you start the car. If it remains with the level, your gaskit is pretty safe.
    Overall the engine kill switch has saved you. Do check the quantity of engine oil if you drove for a while with over-heated engine. It would be much better if you change the oil as most of the oils here break their properties if run over extreme temperatures for some extended period.
    Also its better to use a proper coolent instead of water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xulfiqar View Post
    bad driving habit - always glance at the gauges once every 2 minutes to get a picture of whats going on.
    while driving my eyes r more fixed on the cluster than road

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    Not to forget cars such as Honda city or vitz which only come with a light (Hot), a buzzer should be there


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    Look at the guages more often. Invest in a digital one with mapping as well so that you can actually know how much and when you overheated.
    Look for damage. Avoid mechanic; consider him a disease, a chronic one for sure.
    If you are specialised with tools, check factory specs and warpage. Any oil leaks or coolant fumes in exhaust, in near future, would mean trouble.

    P.S. MAX level? Dont ever go blaming the car ever now. And develop a habit to have basic checks on finger tips before driving off. Do your life and family a favor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AHMALIK1 View Post
    U r right bro, before noticing heat gauge i traveled almost 40km. i did not notices on first turn off but after starting again and at time of 2nd engine turn off i noticed the gauge at maximum level. When i opened the bonut, radiator's lid was placed along with radiator's pipes and radiator was empty

    Next time, Keep in mind once the car is getting hot, The A/C trips first so if you notice no cooling ur second thought should go on the meter gauges/Warning lights.
    Get over the fact that Xli lacks power windows, Its an Xli because it lacks thoose features or else it would be a Gli or an Altis if had all the goodies.

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    After every 5 or 6 minutes a glance at the gauges are a good idea. However I personally hate the 2 idiot light temperature gauge.

    1 - blue = cold (aahista chalayay engine thanda hai)
    2 - red = hot (read as overeated) - sorry aap ka engine kharaab hogaya hai - Honda ko ransom (bhatta) dejiye.
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    agreed with Xulfiqar bhai on 2 light system.

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