2000 Honda Civic EX overheating
Hey all...I've owned this 2000 Civic Ex for about 3-4 years and sometimes it has overheated in the past. Usually it happens while it is idling for a long time and the temp gauge needle will start to climb but has never gone into red. We changed out the thermostat twice but basically used the "Duralast" brand from AutoZone. I took it in recently to get the timing belt service performed and it got a new timing belt, new drive belts, new water pump, and a coolant change but don't know if the coolant was flushed. The mechanic had told me some of the stuff was actually melted on the car and showed me the timing covers which were melted from it overheating before. It overheated again last night and the temp gauge needle went about 3/4 up before I was able to turn the heater on and get it back down to normal. The mechanic told me to get a genuine Honda thermostat for starters but what else should I look into? The car has 179,000 miles on it and has no engine modifications done. Thanks for any help!
Last edited by WKD DRGN; 03-30-2011 at 11:04 AM.
Reason: forgot to add no engine mods.