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Old 12-10-2018, 08:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:07 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I might be the nearest member on here, and pretty soon I'll have an unneeded engine and transmission. I'm considering rebuilding the tranny and selling it, but I have no idea what to do with the engine. Yours leak or burn any oil?
The engine seems OK. I haven't noticed any leaks or have any reason to believe it burns oil. It does get a little warm, I'm assuming it's just the thermostat.
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The engine seems OK. I haven't noticed any leaks or have any reason to believe it burns oil. It does get a little warm, I'm assuming it's just the thermostat.
Or it could need to be burped. Mine pretty typically gets to 100-105c during typical operation though even with a 93c thermostat, for whatever reason.
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Or it could need to be burped. Mine pretty typically gets to 100-105c during typical operation though even with a 93c thermostat, for whatever reason.
Or that. The idle sometimes bounces up and down too. What temp should the fan(s) come on?
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Or that. The idle sometimes bounces up and down too. What temp should the fan(s) come on?
I'm actually uncertain. I know it's over 100c, probably 105c?
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I'm actually uncertain. I know it's over 100c, probably 105c?
They weren't on at a ScanGauge-indicated 245F/118C. About one bar over halfway on the temp gauge. Radiator was cold.
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Maybe your radiator fan is broken or disconnected? 245F/118C seems way to hot for the fan not to be on.
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bad time?

Is this a bad time to ask how the CRXFi project is coming along?
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Old 12-11-2018, 03:36 PM   #19 (permalink)
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They weren't on at a ScanGauge-indicated 245F/118C. About one bar over halfway on the temp gauge. Radiator was cold.
That's definitely not right. I don't know how it's wired but it's possible the temperature switch for the radiator fan is not the same sensor for the gauge. I'd burp it, and if that doesn't help, replace the thermostat.

Do you have the full wiring diagrams for the car?
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Is this a bad time to ask how the CRXFi project is coming along?
It's right next to the Insight! They're getting along great!

The CRXFi is more of a long term project. It needs so much work. But I haven't given up on it! I'd like to find out which one I like better. And which burns less fuel!

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