Advice requested @cerwinvega sir...!
Last month i came across problem with my city idsi 2007,,79k on odo .
i was going inside Punjab university Campus Lhr, AC was off, suddenly red H check light started blinking, fan came on and car started giving sign of heat up.i did not stop,took short cut through PU and came on Maulana Shaukat Ali Road towards Kamran market Allama Iqbal town to search some Mechanic till engine stared giving sizzling sound and steam started coming out of bonnet right in front of Kamran market. I stopped opened the bonnet and found engine oil very low and water in radiator was completely finished. (I was using ANTI FREEZE previously ) poured almost 2 lit hovoline 20 w 50 and and almost three bottles of 1.5 lit water in radiators. The check light came off and I travelled to my home about 6 km from kamran market.
The other day in the morning, poured half bottle of water in radiator to maintain the lvl and went to Honda City sales Kalma Chowk.... till there car did not show any sign of problem however water lvl was low when mech opened the radiator cap.
Mech checked the car and told me that it was due to leak pipe and choke thermostat valve.
Maint work was done:-
Thermostat valve cost 2480
2 heater pipe(rubber pipe) cost 1030
After that I travelled from lhr to Rwp last week and car so far did not give any problem.
Water lvl in radiator is ok however engine oil lvl went slight low.
My query is why low oil engine check light did not came on...?
Approaching hot summer shall I go for radiator wash and than go for anti freeze or will it work with out it...?
Any effect on Head or gaskit...?
Any other maint required to avoid such problem in hot summer...?
I checked Honda 3s rwp for radiator wash and antifreeze they quoted
radiator wash charges 2900
anti freeze 4 btl 3560
Total is 8200
isn't it too much......?Some reliable wkshop for this work at economical rate in rwp or isd or in Lhr as well.
Expert advise is requested...!