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Old 06-06-05, 09:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Thermostate problem?

I bought my legend in April and everything has been great but there is something that keeps popping up. It has only happened a hand full of times but it is worrying me and I can't seem to find a answer. While driving my temp gauge would slowly start to rise and rise. It doesnt keep moving up quickly just really really slow. When it finally reaches the red line it will stay there for about 20 seconds then go back down to the normal range and stay there. So far since April it has happened about 4 times. Any help would be apprecaited.
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Old 06-08-05, 05:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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This is starting to show signs of a BAD HEAD GASKET! Do a search on the board here. You will see that this is a common problem with the Legends. They are very pricey to fix, as I'm going me head gaskets right now. I had the same problem as your describing. Be ready to dish out some dough, as this isn't cheap to fix if you have to take it somewhere. I doubt its really your thermostat!

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It most likely is a headgasket. Try bleeding the system and look for leaks. If no leaks then look for obvious BHG symptoms.....tailpipe smoking, milky oil, check upper and lower radiator hose when car is overheating. If top is hot and bottem is cold....you have yourself a BHG. I recently just bought my legend too. And me being a dumbass and the seller being a jackass sold me the acura legend and im pretty sure he knew the car had a BHG. I have replaced:
-headgasket
-radiator
-thermostat
-waterpump
-fuel injectors
-spark plugs
-----------------NOW the car runs like a champ!!
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Bad Head Gasket. The reason the gauge ends up going back down is due to the air finally escaping from the coolant system somewhere in your engine bay. Check for traces of coolant under the hood. The pressure builds,builds,builds then escapes,then does it all over again. Pretty soon you will have no heat.
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I paid 2500 for it...it ran great for a couple of days and then overheating, hard to start the car, light tail pipe smoking...etc etc etc....i'm not sure if that was a good deal but i could've bought a white 91 legend that had a bad abs sensor....and maybe i wouldn't of forked out another 500 bucks, bloody knuckles, 3 cases of beer, and drunken curses at the car. But as of right now the car is running fine. Dannee15 you have yourself a classic case of a blown headgasket. A auto repairshop charges about 1500 to 2500 to get the headgasket replaced. Or you can you it yourself for 500 bucks. It'll be quite a learning experiance. Good Luck
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