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Old 04-16-13, 08:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Another One Bites The Dust...

After numerous repairs and money spent, my legend continues to unfortunately overheat. I guess its a sign I need to move on because nothing seems to be getting better.

I want something similar to a Legend, a RL would be nice but I've had such a bad experience with my Legend that I want to just steer clear from anything related... I have some paranoia/complexs to get over first. For all you car heads out there, here's an idea of what I want my next car to be/have, see if you can help me out:

1999-Mid 2000s Model
Automatic (No Manual)
FWD or AWD (No RWD Please)
Sedan (Will Consider a Coupe But Prefer a Sedan)
V6 (3.0 L or Higher?)
Gasoline (No Diesel/ Electric)
Power Everything (Locks, Windows, Seats w/ Memory Seats (a +),
Mirrors (a +), Heated Seats (a +))
Sunroof
Leather Seats/ Interior (a Plus)
ABS
Alarm System
Nice/Decent Sound System/ Speakers w/ CD (If No Aux w/ CD then Cassette)

RELIABILITY IS A MUST!
INEXPENSIVE REPAIR & UP KEEP COST IS A MUST!

I have in mind some cars, I want to hear what comes to your mind when you read this list.
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Old 04-16-13, 08:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Bhg just fix it and call it a day. This is a legend site so we tough it out on here.
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Old 04-16-13, 10:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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+1, why throw away a car you know.....
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Old 04-17-13, 06:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I would like to keep it but idk. We just fixed the BHG on the last engine, haven't even driven the car for a week out of the shop and it's still overheating. If the engine has BHG then that means the place that sold it to us sold us a bad engine and only gave us a 30 day warrany, what kind of ish is that right. This week I put a new radiator in the car, here's the link to that thread to read my current situation:

https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulleti...86/index2.html
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Old 04-17-13, 07:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Your mechanic must not know legends. Take the time to replace your own headgaskets and pickup a felpro gasket set.

When your motor runs hot enough it hits red, it's more than likely a bhg. If your car never gets past half way. Your out of coolant and you have a leak somewhere. My leak is from coolant hose into the heater lines behind the motor. Your motor should never past 1/4 if your fans are operating correctly.

This is all from personal experience. I replaced everything from fan relays, fuses, radiator, hoses, temp sensors and thermostat.

Please know there is a factory alignment when installing a thermostat oem recommended but a no brand has worked for me for 1000 miles now including eBay eristic Hgs. This includes new torque specs for your headgaskets. Old factory specs will are not reliable as this is why the legends blow Hgs like mad.

The c32 is built very well, I wouldn't give up just yet. 354k miles on original motor and 5 speed and going.

2 blown headgaskets and still roaring. I run her to the redline several times a day 7 days a week it's too fun not to.
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Old 04-21-13, 09:09 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I was Also told by a mechanic NEVER use a Aftermarket thermostat...Use only Acura factory
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Old 04-23-13, 09:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, then it must be another BHG. What the car does now is, from a cold start, about 5-10 mins into driving the temp. gauge needle works it's way up to red, it gets to the white tick line before the HOT red line (sometimes barely touches HOT) then will drop down to the exact middle of the gauge. Sometimes it will repeat rising and dropping or the needle will stay in the middle. Also while the car is hot, the coolant in the reservoir tank boils (you can see steam escaping from tank).
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It probably is a bhg, I've never heard of a reservoir boiling. There's something majorly wrong. Are you sure your mechanic reassembled your coolant and vacuum lines properly?
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Your mechanic is the problem , There is solution to every problem , Change your Mechanic
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Old 10-30-19, 05:34 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Bhg just fix it and call it a day. This is a legend site so we tough it out on here.
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Old 06-07-20, 10:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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That is quite unfortunate though.
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