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I drive a 1993 Acura Ledgend my tempature gage sits below the C when I start it up in the mornings and remain there while i am driving down the road. then 5 minutes later it spikes up to hot. it has done this twice. What could be the issue here? H E L P....

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I dont have the solution yet but im having the same prob with my 98 acura rl motor will run hot as my heater starts to blow cold and over heat but only somtimes , i replaced the thermostat, all fans come on but i could have a clogged radiator or so im told , will try to post if i know something if now i hope someone can tell me something

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Actually not as strange as it would appear and unless the gauge stays on hot you really may not have a problem at all. When you first start a cold engine the reading below C is normal and the thermostat is closed preventing water circulation from the engine to the radiator in order to allow the engine to heat up to operating temperature and also help the heater to warm up quicker as it operates off of the engine coolant heat as well. Thermostats come in a variety of specified temperatures that determines when they open and when they close. As the engine heats up and gets to the opening temperature you will often see a spike in the temperature guage if the hottest coolant is in the area of the temperature sensor/sending unit at the time. Then the thermostat opens and the hot coolant from the engine mixes with cooler coolant from the radiator and everything settles back to normal. In a lot of cases this goes on all the time and drivers just don't happen to catch the spike as it returns to normal relatively quickly, and of course after they see it once they start watching and catch it again. If the temperature only spikes and then returns to normal range and only happens when you are warming up a cold engine then you have nothing to be concerned about. Should the temp stay high or the spikes begin to last longer and longer then we should start looking at overheating causes such as a sticking thermostat, but until then, happy driving.

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Sounds like the sending unit is bad, can't exactly tell you where its located, don't have my manual at the moment.

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