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1999 ek .. OVERHEATING

Old 05-Aug-2006, 10:33 PM
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Unhappy 1999 ek .. OVERHEATING

Hi there ..

I recently gota 99 EK and duno much abt civics.... so i need your help ..

This is what happens..

The engine temprature keeps rising and falling to half mark ... it rises way quite high, just short of H and within a couple of minutes when i look at it comes down to half mark.. I duno if its something with the engine or a faulty gauge.. After having the trouble i checked for any rad leaks and found none .. its a recently replaced rad.. I topped up the rad liquid yesterday and it seemed to fix it but the problem returned ...

Pls provide feedback ..

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Old 05-Aug-2006, 11:09 PM
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did you burp the coolant after filling the rad?
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Old 05-Aug-2006, 11:15 PM
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Well ... I filled it up till the top .. waited till all of it went down ... and then filled up again .. if thats what u were asking ...

Other than that the car is drivin well .. also at start up i have noticed some smoke from the exhaust ...

any ideas ?
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Old 05-Aug-2006, 11:28 PM
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probably just low on coolant.

when is it overheating?? traffic? driving normally? etc
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Old 05-Aug-2006, 11:34 PM
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Its just random ... sometimes in traffic .. sometimes on the highway ... i havent found a pattern ...

On a normal drive .. at cruising speeds or on stops .. the car does not smoke nor is their any difference in the revs or drive...

its just when i start it there is some smoking and the temperature gauge going all haywire all through out the ride ..
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you should really fill the rad up, turn the car on, leave the rad cap off and crank the heat inside the car. Let it run for 10-15 minutes filling the rad up as necessary....thats burping the rad, you do this to let any air bubbles escape before sealing the system (putting the rad cap on).
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So you guys think its just the rad fluid ?...
i so hope so .. shall do that asap .. is the burning of that rad causing the white smoke at start up ?
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hm.. you may be burning coolant.

Does it smell sweet?
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The smell is hard 2 say .. but it does last for juss a couple of minutes .. and its business as usual then
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