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Old 20 Jan 2008, 10:59 pm
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Default weird heater behavior - 2002 rsx

I've got a new problem with the heater - it works ok most of the time,
but when I'm stopped at a light, the air blowing out of the vents turns
cold. When I pick up speed again it heats back up. Odd - it didn't used
to do this. Any ideas?
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Old 21 Jan 2008, 12:31 pm
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Default Re: weird heater behavior - 2002 rsx

Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> wrote in news:2008012021591816807-yoda@Dagobahnet:

> I've got a new problem with the heater - it works ok most of the time,
> but when I'm stopped at a light, the air blowing out of the vents turns
> cold. When I pick up speed again it heats back up. Odd - it didn't used
> to do this. Any ideas?




You've got low coolant level in the rad, most likely.

Next time the car cools off, check the level in the rad AND in the
reservoir.

If the coolant is right up to the top of the rad filler neck (cap is wet),
then your thermostat is getting old and needs to be replaced.

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Old 21 Jan 2008, 11:36 pm
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Default Re: weird heater behavior - 2002 rsx

On 2008-01-21 11:31:38 -0600, Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m> said:

> Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> wrote in news:2008012021591816807-yoda@Dagobahnet:
>
>> I've got a new problem with the heater - it works ok most of the time,
>> but when I'm stopped at a light, the air blowing out of the vents turns
>> cold. When I pick up speed again it heats back up. Odd - it didn't used
>> to do this. Any ideas?

>
>
>
> You've got low coolant level in the rad, most likely.
>
> Next time the car cools off, check the level in the rad AND in the
> reservoir.
>
> If the coolant is right up to the top of the rad filler neck (cap is wet),
> then your thermostat is getting old and needs to be replaced.


Thanks for the advice - indeed my coolant was low. I've yet to correct
it and see if that's the only problem, but hope it is.
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Old 22 Jan 2008, 08:06 am
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Default Re: weird heater behavior - 2002 rsx

Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> wrote in
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> On 2008-01-21 11:31:38 -0600, Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m> said:
>
>> Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> wrote in
>> news:2008012021591816807-yoda@Dagobahnet:
>>
>>> I've got a new problem with the heater - it works ok most of the
>>> time, but when I'm stopped at a light, the air blowing out of the
>>> vents turns cold. When I pick up speed again it heats back up. Odd -
>>> it didn't used to do this. Any ideas?

>>
>>
>>
>> You've got low coolant level in the rad, most likely.
>>
>> Next time the car cools off, check the level in the rad AND in the
>> reservoir.
>>
>> If the coolant is right up to the top of the rad filler neck (cap is
>> wet), then your thermostat is getting old and needs to be replaced.

>
> Thanks for the advice - indeed my coolant was low. I've yet to correct
> it and see if that's the only problem, but hope it is.




Fix it quick. Low coolant is bad for your head gasket and for the block.

Use only Honda genuine premix from the dealer.

And keep an eye on it from now on, like once a month.

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Old 22 Jan 2008, 09:50 am
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Default Re: weird heater behavior - 2002 rsx

On 2008-01-22 07:06:43 -0600, Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m> said:

> Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> wrote in
> news:2008012122364575249-yoda@Dagobahnet:
>
>> On 2008-01-21 11:31:38 -0600, Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m> said:
>>
>>> Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> wrote in
>>> news:2008012021591816807-yoda@Dagobahnet:
>>>
>>>> I've got a new problem with the heater - it works ok most of the
>>>> time, but when I'm stopped at a light, the air blowing out of the
>>>> vents turns cold. When I pick up speed again it heats back up. Odd -
>>>> it didn't used to do this. Any ideas?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> You've got low coolant level in the rad, most likely.
>>>
>>> Next time the car cools off, check the level in the rad AND in the
>>> reservoir.
>>>
>>> If the coolant is right up to the top of the rad filler neck (cap is
>>> wet), then your thermostat is getting old and needs to be replaced.

>>
>> Thanks for the advice - indeed my coolant was low. I've yet to correct
>> it and see if that's the only problem, but hope it is.

>
>
>
> Fix it quick. Low coolant is bad for your head gasket and for the block.
>
> Use only Honda genuine premix from the dealer.
>
> And keep an eye on it from now on, like once a month.


Will do, thanks!
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