Just dies and water start boiling. Just put in thermostat housing
Hi, I hope I can help you, but need some info.
1.Did you replace the actual thermostat or just the housing ?( your statement says "just put in thermostat housing". If the car has no thermostat, the coolant never has a chance to stay in the radiator long enough to cool down and eventually boil over.
2. If the thermostat was replaced, check to make sure the correct temperature rated thermostat was installed and it was not installed upside down.
3. You mentioned "water started boiling". Was the cooling system filled only with water? Using just water only, and not an actual engine coolant, should never be done, as water will reach a boiling point faster than a coolant and will also corrode the inside metallic parts of the cooling system.
4. Is there any visible signs of leaks in the cooling system when it's running? Any puddles forming under the car? If yes, the leaks need to be addressed before trying to repair anything else in the system. I hope this helps, and please write back, as I will check back for any updates you may have written in on this.
1991 Honda Civic
on Jan 30, 2016