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We have done the radiator new top tank flush a new cap an a new thermostatic . We can run it to warm up for half hour its ok temperture normal on half. Then you take it for a drive its normal you could about 6km an then the temperture shoots up to the red then drops back to normal like straight away so i pull over to see if it boiling an stream but nothing its normal. I get hm an its run sweet no streaming or boiling over. But in after its cool down you have to put about half litre of water an the over bottle is normal. So can you help. I real donot what to think of the worse.

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  • gkohler Jun 23, 2008

    My 1999 Honda CR-V automatic is overheating. The gauge will go up to maximum if driven at about 2200 RPM if I switch the heater and fan on the temperature will fall back to normal in about 2 seconds. When the temperature is high - if I rev the engine the temperature will fall again to normal. The thermostat has been changed but no difference. The temperature sensors have also been changed. The radiator fans switch on and off ok. There are no water leaks and the garage has checked and say there are no cases in the water so the head / gasket apear to be ok.

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    my 96 civic engine is overheating the coolant is not circulating through the motor my email is


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What you need to do is to check where the leak is coming from. If you have to add water after it's run, then i suggest maybe putting a cardboard under the engine after driving to trace if there are any leaks. Also check the coolant/water level when the engine is running at normal operating temperature, both the radiator and the reservior. But please be carefull when you do this due to pressure, specially when checking a radiator in the condition the cooling system is in. And last i would suggest putting distilled water rather than regular tap water. The water from the tap is hard water so it will have the tendency to evaporate a lot more quickly than soft water. Hope you fix it.

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