Re: civic engine heating up ???

i've got an older civic and today noticed that the engine was heating up going up to H, got to a gas station and stopped and noticed that there was
no coolant......bought some coolant and this seemed to help. Everytime i am cruising it is fine it is when i stop at a light it creeps up and when i accelerate that it creeps up for a bit. Does it take some time for the coolant to make it everywhere and work? After adding the coolant i have about a 5 mile ride home and it was still acting funny.
any ideas? Ron check your basics first like:
-does the cooling fan come on when the engine is hot? -have you changed the thermostat? -is the rad and resevoir full? -can you see any leaks? -do you find yourself adding coollant regularly?

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