Are your suggestions 'generic?' If so, I already know how to diagnose
coolant loss and head gasket leaks. Did you read my post? I am not
looking for generic advice, I am seeking posts from those particularly
experienced with 1995 era Civics with the 1.5 who can cite the exact
locations of coolant leaks observed and discovered. This is the
purpose of a Honda group, i.e. for those directly involved with Hondas
to share their experiences with other Honda owners, etc.
but you posted a generic crap question, so how can you be offended when
you get a generic crap answer???
specify exactly what you've done to help yourself, then maybe the FREE
EXPERT advice you seek will be more forthcoming.
or you can wait until psychic wednesday. your call.
Oh yeah one more thought, it could be your radiator cap might be jus
gettin old and wore and may need to be replaced. I had a buddy who had
overheating problems and coolant loss problems to. And it all came
down to his radiator cap. One more place to look is on the most bottom
part of your radiator. Where the lil fins part meet up with the bottom
part. Jus pop ur hood and look down towards the bottom of ur radiator.
Look for any coolant . Sometimes radiators get lil pin hole leaks that
very slowly let coolant seep out and over time a pint could easily be
THANKS !!! Your suggestions as to where to zero in on are greatly
Your site is great, too. I already have an authentic Honda manual
(yes, Haynes and Chilton are fire-starting material at best).
What are you illiterate or something, cause I put a lot more detail
then your shit talkin posts.
Damn surrounded by. A bunch of haters, I bet if people helped post
questions to help dude out instead of quotin my shit then maybe we
could help man out. But since u gotta quote me, probably means u
ain't got nothin helpful to post, so hate on my suggestions it'll
make you feel bigger and smarter then me, jus look at the results.
If you're looking for a "magic bullet" suggestion, there isn't one. The
'92-'95 Civic and any D-series engine have no special leak locations than
any other Honda model or engine.
The usual suspects are
1) corroded/fractured rad
2) overtightened hose ends (don't forget the little ones!)
3) water pump seal (most common with the use of aftermarket coolant)
4) hose running from rad filler neck to expansion reservoir
5) leaking head gasket
If no drips are apparent on the ground, then you look for deposits on the
block and rad. If none of those are present, then you do a cooling system
UV dye test. If that comes up blank, then you do a combustion chamber
pressure test for bubbles in the rad filler neck.
Yep... The 1300 engine in late gen 2 Civics and early CRX models are
the only ones I know of that approached those figures. I also suspect
that mileage on those would not be as high with today's crappy gas.
My '83 Civic FE gets around 41 mpg in mixed driving but that also
includes keeping it 60 mph or lower. Noteworthy may be the fact that it
has an '81 engine which was not quite as efficient.
Of course, on usenet, anyone can claim anything...
I asked on a Nissan forum about Sentra mileage,and some guys were quoting
what their trip computer was showing as their present mileage,not actual
miles traveled from the odometer divided by gallons put in to fill back up
to FULL.Their quoted MPG from their trip computer was rather high.
I hear you on this. Yes, the typical 99.999% US moron driver not only
doesn't understand supply and demand and how they affect gasoline
prices, they also don't have a clue as to how to determine actually
fuel economy in miles driven divided by gallon consumed. I, for one,
have been checking actual fuel economy continually for 30+ years as
the door squeaks before I open it. Ask any of the moronic 99.999 and
they will say something like "tanks per week/month/whatever." I don't
mind, because I snap up the full-size late 90's Ford cars for a steal
(Town Cars, Continentals, Crown Vics and Grand Marquis) for their
amazing fuel economy--their owners in their own ignorance consider
those cars gas guzzlers ...go figure.
Some of the reasons why my 95 Civic gets such consistenly great fuel
is economy: Full synthetic oil; tires inflated to 35 psi front, 32
psi rear; super-smooth accelerating; anticipating stop lights; driving
at steady speeds, usually not more than 5 over the limit; minimizing
braking; if it ain't moving it ain't running (no pre-warming/cooling
car); all driving is rural/small town. Also, the wheel alignment is
set at zero compensation for crowned roads or anything (front wheels
dead parallel to one another); frequent tire rotation to provent
chopping and pulling; bla bla bla
My 99 Continental sometimes gets 30 MPG--pretty good for a blazing
fast heavy car.
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