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Old 21 Mar 2006, 09:00 am
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Default Engine overheat and cool air -thermostat?

Yesterday coming home from work in -10 C, a 26 km drive,

I was getting just cold air through the heater. I was watching the temp

guage all the way home and as I got near my home about 20 minutes in,
the temp guage on my pickup was at the red line.


Once parked in driveway, I noticed the rad pushingbubbling fluid into
the
overflow and could smell hot antifreeze.


I have noticed the past few weeks that the temp guage has been rising
but then would suddenly start to go down esp. if I turned on the heater
and it seemed unusual at the time
so I have been watching it. --yesterday was the first time, it did not
go down. I went for a little drive later that evening and this time,
the temp rose even faster -7 minute drive to move temp guage close to
red and
still no heat from heater.


I assumed/read that you would have one or the other,
that is, engine overheats so thermostat is stuck in closed position
No heat in car so thermostat is stuck in open position.


I seem to have both scenerio's going on.


Any thoughts -is it even the thermostat?
if so, I know the thermostat is relatively inexpensive? should I buy
3rd party or from dealer
and finally, how long/shop time to replace one (I am assuming one hour
or so) and is it worth trying to do it myself?

many thanks in advance

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Old 21 Mar 2006, 10:58 am
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>
> I assumed/read that you would have one or the other,
> that is, engine overheats so thermostat is stuck in closed position
> No heat in car so thermostat is stuck in open position.
>
>
> I seem to have both scenerio's going on.




If you have no heat, there's no coolant flow.



>
>
> Any thoughts -is it even the thermostat?




Sounds very much like it.

Secondarily, it could be a bad head gasket causing low coolant level. Check
the rad level when the engine is cold. Is there air in there? Reservoir
level high?



> if so, I know the thermostat is relatively inexpensive? should I buy
> 3rd party or from dealer




Dealer ONLY. NEVER buy an aftermarket thermostat. There are some good
aftermarket 'stats out there, but it's crapshoot to find the good ones.

OEM is about $20. OEM is the best.



> and finally, how long/shop time to replace one (I am assuming one hour
> or so) and is it worth trying to do it myself?




If you've never done one before, get the Helm manual for your car
www.helminc.com
and plan on at *least* three hours.

And get some Honda Premix antifreeze while you're at the dealer.



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