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Old 04-15-2007, 04:15 AM
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Every once in a while, But very semdomly the needle goes up almost all the way, but not quite. This has only happened about 4 times in 2 years, but I don't have leaks, and the coolant is there and is clean. other thatn that the needle sit just above the center as if at 55%.

now is that normal or should it always be in the center? what's going on ?
Old 04-15-2007, 01:33 PM
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the needle should be a little bit less than half..maybe 40%-45%. YOu could possibly have a thermostat going bad.
Old 04-16-2007, 09:15 AM
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Today for some reason the needle went all the way up. I put the heater on cause a mechanic once told me that it helps the heat scape. how much is a thermostat if i had to buy one and how much is installation? thanks any help is appreciated.
Old 04-17-2007, 06:50 AM
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Thermostats are pretty inexpensive. And easy to install. It will sit right on the engine block where your radiator inlet hose meets it. remove the two bolts; pop it out with a screwdriver replace the gasket; install new thermo, and bolt it all back up. Bam done in 15 mins!
Old 04-17-2007, 12:43 PM
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Follow the LOWER radiator hose to the back of the engine, beneath/behind the distributor. That's where the thermostat housing lives. You'll probably want to remove the big intake tube from the air cleaner.

What's a thermostat...maybe less than $20 from a dealer?
Old 04-17-2007, 01:24 PM
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in response to thebrewmeister, it takes more than 15 minutes, you will have to drain the radiator before taking the t-stat out and use a genuine honda t-stat and gasket quality is much better than aftermarket, after installing when refilling radiator there is a bleeder valve on the t-stat housing that will have to be open while filling the radiator, when anti-freeze comes out of this valve close it and top of the radiator and your done.
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