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Coolant emptying when idleing or at a stop. In-between ok.

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Old 03-03-2019, 07:07 PM
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Default Coolant emptying when idleing or at a stop. In-between ok.

I'm thinking (hoping)my thermostat could be stuck open? Maybe a leaking hose since still maybe pressure building?
 
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Old 03-03-2019, 09:21 PM
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Stuck-open thermostat would cause it to over-cool, not what you're seeing.

But FIRST, what kind of car are we talking about?

Just to rule out a bad head-gasket, you can use a kit to detect combustion gas coming from the radiator neck.
What does the temperature gauge do when idling? Does the electric fan come on after the gauge rises a bit?
 
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Old 03-04-2019, 06:16 AM
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It's 95 accord vss is out it's a auto 16valve engine. It seems to be fine temp wise unless I'm moving but my hoses to thermostat seem squishy. I'm used to working on Ford's myself,(thank God nomore) but I believe my thermostat could be closed**** have new radiator in past 4 months and all seems good I have my new thermostat and gasket/sealer. It smells like burning coolant at stops To some points. and thinking I'm gonna check the hose clamps on all hoses tommorow. D4 light on too. I need this to make it through a few weeks hopefully, then a few more any ideas are greatly appreciated thank you
 
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Old 03-04-2019, 09:25 AM
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You mention a new thermostat? Do you mean you've already put the new one in? IIRC, it only fits in the correct way, unless you force something. The long end of the T-stat only fits one way, and there's a little place for the pin/vent to fit, so you should pay attention to all that and it'll go the right way.
 
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Do you need to add coolant to the radiator to keep it full?
 
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