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I have a 2003 Honda Civic, I notice that it only takes a few seconds for my vehicle to warm up to normal. I can drive my vehicle for approximately 30 miles before I can see that it starts to over heat, once I exit the freeway it jumps all the way to the top. I have replaced the thermostat twice, just replaced spark plugs and had oil changed, not milky. No leaks found. My concern is what can make my vehicle reach normal temperature in just seconds. I can drive the vehicle sitting from over night and reach the normal temperature in under 5 minutes

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Usually caused by a blown head gasket. Open the radiator cap and start the engine. Make sure the system is full of coolant and keep it full as the engine warms up. Once it's warm and the thermostat is open, allow a couple minutes for any air to bleed out. If bubbles continue to come up the radiator, your head gasket is blown. If you aren't getting bubbles, the problem may be a clogged radiator. Look to see if the coolant is flowing in the radiator. If you have more questions, please let us know.

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Try venting a hot hose (as high as poss)to expell any trapped air.just undo a clip when the engine is hot....

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

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