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The water temp went up so I filled up the radaitor,the recovery bottle was at the full mark, but when I rechecked it the bottle was to full and the radaitor was low again. Does that mean the thermostat is not opening? IT's a 2000 HONDA CIVIC

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    ya think that will take care of the problem?

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Whats happing is when it starts to get hot the coolant expans and some gos into the overflow and if the vacum valve in the radiator cap is bad it will let coolant out but not back in. So try replacing the cap and refill the radiator and see if it stops caps are inexpensive around 10 dollars. Hoped i helped

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You said you added water? Don't add anything except at least a 50/50 mix of antifreeze,and add PURE anti-freeze if you've been adding water.You need to arrive at a mixture that reads 34 below zero freeze protection in your strength of mix. don-ohio

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  • don-ohio Oct 03, 2011

    You said you added water? Don't add anything except at least a 50/50 mix of antifreeze,and add PURE anti-freeze if you've been adding water.You need to arrive at a mixture that reads 34 below zero freeze protection in your strength of mix. don-ohio

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