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Old 04-04-2007, 07:20 AM   #1
nate wesselink
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honda problems need immedeate assistance

my brother has a 91 honda civic and the temperature guage spikes after 30 seconds of driving (not a exaggeration its actually less) but its not overheating the coolant isnt hot nor is the engine but it seems to be building excessive amounts of pressure and it built up enough to crack his last radiator (we just put a new one in today ) where thinking its a blown head gasket
my question is are we right or could there be a different reason for this
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:50 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by nate wesselink
my brother has a 91 honda civic and the temperature guage spikes after 30 seconds of driving (not a exaggeration its actually less) but its not overheating the coolant isnt hot nor is the engine but it seems to be building excessive amounts of pressure and it built up enough to crack his last radiator (we just put a new one in today ) where thinking its a blown head gasket
my question is are we right or could there be a different reason for this
The radiator cap will release pressure well before enough is built up to crack a radiator.

There is no way the coolant could reach high temperatures in less than 30 seconds. Something is most likely causing incorrect readings at the temperature gauge, such as the temperature sensor (temp sending unit).
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