Re: 08 civic warm up issues



Just made my appointment for my second 'B' service and asked that they change the thermostat at the same time. They didn't even fight it, said 'no problem, you shouldn't be experiencing that type of problem in a new car'.
Nice!
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Thermostat changed. All seems much better. a 7km highway run that usually yielded no change in the coolant temp gauge at -20C got to full warmup temperature.
The invoice from the dealer said thermostat was stuck open. The service advisor also said that whenever he had done a thermostat on a 06-09 civic, Honda ALWAYS asks for the parts back. I shot back asking why he said it wouldn't make a difference, and I think I have earned some respect from this yahoo now. Maybe the next warranty issue (fingers crossed) won't be like pulling hens teeth to get fixed.
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Good news! Thanks for the update.

Which is the ONLY cause of this overcooling.
There is no possible way a properly-functioning engine can fail to warm up unless the thermostat is bad.

Like I said before, there's surely a TSB coming soon.

He probably doesn't really understand what the thermostat actually does.
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Thermostat changed. All seems much better. a 7km highway run that usually yielded no change in the coolant temp gauge at -20C got to full warmup temperature.
The invoice from the dealer said thermostat was stuck open. The service advisor also said that whenever he had done a thermostat on a 06-09 civic, Honda ALWAYS asks for the parts back. I shot back asking why he said it wouldn't make a difference, and I think I have earned some respect from this yahoo now. Maybe the next warranty issue (fingers crossed) won't be like pulling hens teeth to get fixed.
t
================================================ I second Tegger's "thank you" for the feedback. It appears a lot of Civic owner's are still in the situation you were in and too many are being told "it isn't the thermostat... go away." Maybe they can get some sarisfaction now.
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