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Old 20 Feb 2008, 02:00 pm
The Green Potato
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Default 94 Del Sol Strange Revving Up & Down

Hello all:

I have a 1994 Honda Civic Del Sol. Recently the car has been revving up and
down and up and down during idle. In addition, when the car is doing this it
begins to overheat immediately, even during frigid temperatures and the
heater has stopped getting warm. The engine is a SOHC VTEC.

I have never experienced a car doing this. Any advice?

TIA.




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Old 20 Feb 2008, 02:12 pm
jim beam
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Default Re: 94 Del Sol Strange Revving Up & Down

The Green Potato wrote:
> Hello all:
>
> I have a 1994 Honda Civic Del Sol. Recently the car has been revving up and
> down and up and down during idle. In addition, when the car is doing this it
> begins to overheat immediately, even during frigid temperatures and the
> heater has stopped getting warm. The engine is a SOHC VTEC.
>
> I have never experienced a car doing this. Any advice?
>
> TIA.
>
>
>
>


check the coolant level - inside the radiator, not the expansion bottle.
should be full to the top. check only when cold.

when refilling, use a good quality long life anti-freeze diluted with
distilled water.
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Old 20 Feb 2008, 02:28 pm
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Default Re: 94 Del Sol Strange Revving Up & Down

The Green Potato wrote:
> Hello all:
>
> I have a 1994 Honda Civic Del Sol. Recently the car has been revving up and
> down and up and down during idle. In addition, when the car is doing this it
> begins to overheat immediately, even during frigid temperatures and the
> heater has stopped getting warm. The engine is a SOHC VTEC.
>
> I have never experienced a car doing this. Any advice?
>
> TIA.


-------------------------

You've allowed AIR into the cooling system by forgetting to keep the
system full enough. The air will displace itself in about three 'trips'
as long as there's some reserve in (of all places) the reservoir. Like
Jim said use good coolant, preferably HONDA premix and do it _according
to the owner's manual_. Fill the coolant reservoir to MAX and add as
necessary for three days. It will appear to 'sip' coolant so you have to
add some each morning.

Don't overheat a HONDA ! !

'Curly'
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Old 20 Feb 2008, 02:43 pm
The Green Potato
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"motsco_" <motsco_@interbaun.com> wrote in message
news:13rp31ubjc89v0d@corp.supernews.com...
> The Green Potato wrote:
>> Hello all:
>>
>> I have a 1994 Honda Civic Del Sol. Recently the car has been revving up
>> and down and up and down during idle. In addition, when the car is doing
>> this it begins to overheat immediately, even during frigid temperatures
>> and the heater has stopped getting warm. The engine is a SOHC VTEC.
>>
>> I have never experienced a car doing this. Any advice?
>>
>> TIA.

>
> -------------------------
>
> You've allowed AIR into the cooling system by forgetting to keep the
> system full enough. The air will displace itself in about three 'trips' as
> long as there's some reserve in (of all places) the reservoir. Like Jim
> said use good coolant, preferably HONDA premix and do it _according to the
> owner's manual_. Fill the coolant reservoir to MAX and add as necessary
> for three days. It will appear to 'sip' coolant so you have to add some
> each morning.
>
> Don't overheat a HONDA ! !
>
> 'Curly'




That's gotta be it!
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much.'*:*:-.,_,.-:*'~'*:*:-.,_,.-:*'~'*:


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Old 20 Feb 2008, 05:33 pm
mjc13
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Default Re: 94 Del Sol Strange Revving Up & Down

The Green Potato wrote:
> Hello all:
>
> I have a 1994 Honda Civic Del Sol. Recently the car has been revving up and
> down and up and down during idle. In addition, when the car is doing this it
> begins to overheat immediately, even during frigid temperatures and the
> heater has stopped getting warm. The engine is a SOHC VTEC.
>
> I have never experienced a car doing this. Any advice?
>
> TIA.
>
>
>
>

If it's not low coolant, it's a bad temp sensor.
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