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Engine heating up


I've observed that my engine is getting heated up pretty quick, just after driving 2 miles. I tried pouring water/coolant in the over-flow tank (looks good for 1-2 days, then same problem again), changed engine oil very recently, but still same problem. Dont see any engine oil leakage . Initially, thought it might be because of AC, but even without AC I find this problem. I tried pouring water in radiator also, but no use.

Its 113K driven '94 nissan maxima. Please help me..


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  • shravana123 Sep 11, 2008


    Thank you for the suggestions. Yes, the over-flow tank is getting exhausted of water pretty quick (in 1-2 days). Shall certainly check about the hoses.

    Thank you!



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Is the radiator or overfill jug loosing water over time? Even a small amount under the minimum can cause quicker heatups. Also, start the car and check your hoses. I've seen hoses collapse and cause problems similar to that.

The ambient temperature could also be a factor. When you're cooling the water and trying to keep it below 212; a breeze of 40 degree air is a lot better for the cooling then 90 degree air.

One other thing as well. Being as it is an older car, you may want to try blowing our the radiator. Using an air compressor with an air nozzle. Just blow air through the back (in the engine compartment) through the radiator and out the front. This will clean out the radiator from bugs, dirt, and debris.

Try those ideas and see how it turns out.

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