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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the open pipe that you took the hose off of is the thermostat housing, you will need to remove this to reveal the thermostat, make sure you use a new gasket with sealant when reinstalling thermostat housing to prevent leaks and dont over tighten the bolts,run both bolts down as far as you can before final tightning
Posted on Dec 26, 2008
SOURCE: flickering oil light
This could be two unassociated problems; the flickering oil light can indicate that the pressure sensor for the idiot light is failing- this is not uncommon, the other can be a failed temperature sensor sensor on the main radiator.
The low oil pressure condition may also be indicative of a worn engine part or parts. It would make sense to have the actual oil pressure checked in a shop to see if it is in the normal range which should lay between ~30 & 60 pounds depending on engine RPMs and engine temperature. The idiot lights trigger at around 4-5 pounds and this is really pretty late for a warning; if the pressure is actually that low, not only lubrication is too little but the cooling effect of the circulating oil is inadequate.
If it was my car, I would replace both sensors before getting too worried. The cost of these together (parts only) should be well under $50 US.
Posted on May 25, 2009
Run the engine and look at the header tank , is there lots of air bubbles coming back out of the water if is then the head gasket may have split and that is down to either a can of Radweld or a strip down repair
If the radiator is not uniformly hot them I would go for that as your problem
Normal operation is that the engine starts the thermostat is closed , engine block heats up and opens water starts to circulate around the block
So to check that you need to fill the radiator with cold water run it for a few minutes check the bottom hose it should be cold
The stat opens and the bottom hose should get hot as the water from the block is pumped into the radiator for cooling.
The radiator should get hot all over and the cooling fan should kick in when the sensor hits the over limit stop.
If that does not happen then get someone to remove the stat altogether (It is only there to get the engine block warm quickly in cold regions )
In which case the bottom hose should go from cold to warm to hot
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
sounds like the thermostat gasket is leaking. Might as well change the thermostat and gasket at the same time. make sure the hose clamp is tight sometimes it needs to get tightened up. could be lealking from the hose and running down.
Posted on Nov 03, 2009
SOURCE: Hi Honda crv (98) R overheating.
SOUNDS LIKE YOUR THERMOSTAT IS STICKING,REPLACE THERMOSTAT FIRST OVERHEATING WILL DAMAGE ENGINE.IF THAT DOSEN'T WORK HAVE WATER PUMP CHECKED.FANS WON'T TURN ON IF HEAT FROM ENGINE IS NOT FLOWING INTO RAD BECAUSE THEROMOSTAT STUCK CLOSED,OR WATER PUMP FAILING
Posted on Jan 28, 2010
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