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94 acura tries to overheat after reaching operating temp replaced radiator relays for cooling fans and thermo switch, new hoses and thermostat, after reaching operating temp top and bottom hoses swell and forces antifreeze into overflow, fans will not engage until car is off..

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  • Tommy Zachery Feb 08, 2012

    I've also added a new radiator with new cap..

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Based on what you are saying and what you have done so far you have a cylinder head gasket leaking combustion gases into the cooling system, this type of leak causes a gas bubble to form around the thermostat and then it will not work properly. Also when this type of leak is the problem there will be no white smoke out the tailpipe or coolant in the oil, the gasket only leaks on the compression stroke.

Posted on Feb 08, 2012

Testimonial: "Dennis Wei, thanks for the help on my 94 Acura, your description with the gasket leaking on the compression stroke was right on the money"

  • Tommy Zachery Feb 08, 2012

    Dennis your the Man, you were right no white smoke out of the tail pipe or antifreeze in the oil.. I'm replacing the motor then.. thanks!

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