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#3885 of 5207 Re: 1994 Honda Civic cooling system [hondafreak2]
Jun 15, 2005 (4:52 am)
My engine has been heating up when I hit 3500 rpm at 80mph, the heat indicator goes almost to the H zone. Are the fans suppose to be idle when the engine is on? Is it an electrical problem to fix?
Thanks for your advice.
There should be ample air flow at 80 mph that your would not need your fans to come on. The fan only come on when needed and then shut off. Sounds like you may be low on coolant, blockage, or flow problems with the pump.
#3886 of 5207 Re: Overheating problems [hondafreak2]
Jun 15, 2005 (5:00 am)
I was driving at 80 miles at 3500 rpm on the highway and noticed the heating gauge rising up to close to the red zone, so I switched lanes and slowed the car to 65 mph, the temp immediately went back to the half way mark.
At the end of my 250 mile day of driving, the coolant reservoir was empty even though I filled it to the brim before my trip.
Is it a problem becuase I added 1 qt of a lubricant that is suppose to better lubricate your engine?
One should not be related to the other, unless you poured the lubricant into the radiator.
If you are loosing collant, you have a leak some where. Fill the radiator to the brim with Distilled water, and fill the reservouir to the upper mark. Drive around like you normally do, preidically checking the reservuoir (when engine is hot). If it goes dry, you have a leak. Start looking for puddles under the car (don't confuse that with a/c drip). The puddles should be green (if you have any antifreeze left). Chances are you have a hole in the radiator, but it could be worse. IF you get white smoke on start up in the morning, it could be head gasket, or punctured passage (from having low glycol ratio in the winter).
#3887 of 5207 Re: 2005 Civic Ex manual transmission whine noise [andrew9]
Jun 15, 2005 (7:19 am)
Thanks for your tip andrew9, I'll check the belt tensioner, I know is coming from the engine but at the sametime kind of comefuse me becuase it looks like is coming from the trans. but then consentratin on the engine comes from the engine, I was told to change the timing belt, and since I need to go to canada the held with it change time.. Good bless you.. compai = ( budy ) in spanish lol.
#3888 of 5207 Vanishing Oil
Jun 15, 2005 (10:43 am)
My 97 DX has 154K miles and I've noticed over the last year or so that it tends to be at least a quart low on oil when I check it, usually ever 3-4 weeks. There is no smoke, smell or oil drips on the ground. Is this just typical of a car with high miles?
#3889 of 5207 Re: Strange collection of water in some reservoir in my Del Sol [lsniderman [wildiceman]
Jun 15, 2005 (11:07 am)
Thanks for the advice. I'll check it out and get back to u to letya know if that was the problem...
#3891 of 5207 bad input shaft bearings--any idea on cost and time-frame to replace
Jun 15, 2005 (6:46 pm)
Ok—so I’ve read the internet and diagnosed my 104,000 miles ’98 Honda Civic DX’s problem as “bad input shaft bearings,” (may also be called a main shaft bearing). After it’s been parked for a while (more than a hour or so) and I crank it, have it in neutral then release the clutch, I hear a very expensive noise. After about 2 min., the noise goes away. If I engage the clutch pedal (before the first 2 min. is up), the noise goes away.
The car was bought ‘for’ me by someone less informed than I. My questions are: do y’all have ANY idea how much repairing this problem might cost me? How long can I wait to get this fixed—if I wait longer is it likely gonna cost me more?
Other than that—the transmission seems fine (it’s not sticky or slipping—much better than other car makes I’ve driven).
PS—thanks SO MUCH for the ‘Shift points’ info (now I even know what to call it!)—much obliged!!
#3892 of 5207 Re: Vanishing Oil [dead9uy]
Jun 16, 2005 (7:20 am)
I ran an '84 Civic S to 288k miles, a '91 Integra GS to 415k, and had a '98 GSR stolen at 180 k. At 180k, none of them used as much as a quart in 7,500 miles. Just now, my wife's '99 Civic EX is at about 70k and my '04 EX is nearing 80k. Neither needs to have oil added between changes.
Your experience doesn't match mine at all.
#3893 of 5207 Re: Water swishing in '93 del sol [blueiedgod]
Jun 16, 2005 (3:04 pm)
Thank you for responding to my question. I didn't think it was the gas in the gas tank because I never noticed it before 6 months ago. I did check the carpets in the trunk and inside the car for moisture, however they are dry. I am thinking that my problem is with the windshield seals. I have not replaced my windshield, but my windshield seal does have a gap. I can't find the water visually.
#3894 of 5207 '93 del sol metal scrapping noise from rear area
Jun 16, 2005 (3:18 pm)
Hello! I have another issue with my del sol. I just love my car too much to give up on it. I have taken my car in twice now to the auto mechanic for various reasons. Both times, I have told them that I hear a metal scraping sound from the right rear. The mechanics tell me that they never hear the problem, which could be true, since it doesn't always do it. They also have told me that they have taken apart the area and can not see anything wrong with it. It started to make the sound when I went over speed bumps. Then when I pushed on the break it would stop. Now it happens more frequently and pushing on the break doesn't stop it any more. It doesn't do it all the time, wet or dry doesn't seem to matter. I just had my axles replaced. Any suggestions?