Go Back  HondaCivicForum.com > Civic Style > Engine & Internal
Reload this Page >

Cooling/heating system maintainence/upgrades

Engine & Internal Chat about beefing up your engine's insides here.

Cooling/heating system maintainence/upgrades

  #1  
Old 03-09-2009, 03:40 PM
HCF Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 46
Default Cooling/heating system maintainence/upgrades

Inspect cooling system components for proper operation, leaks, and wear
Perform cooling system pressure test
Honda OEM water pump
Prestone Super Radiator Flush
Genuine Honda Type 2 long life coolant (pre-diluted, 50/50 mix)
Replace OEM cooling system hose clamps with Ideal screw type hose clamps
Samco red upper radiator hose
Samco red lower radiator hose
Honda OEM IACV coolant inlet hose
Honda OEM IACV coolant outlet hose
Honda OEM coolant bypass hose
Honda OEM coolant breather heater hose
Honda OEM radiator cap
Honda OEM thermostat
Honda OEM thermostat gasket
Inspect heating system components for proper operation, leaks, and wear
Replace OEM heating system hose clamps with Ideal screw type hose clamps
Honda OEM heater coolant inlet hose (A)
Honda OEM heater coolant inlet hose (B)
Honda OEM heater coolant outlet hose

I figured that should completely take care of the cooling/heating system components. I don't want to swap to an aftermarket radiator cap that has a higher pressure because this car doesn't need the higher boiling point, not to mention there's no reason to make it run a higher pressure. I also don't want a lower temp thermostat since this a daily driver and is driven in the winter, so the car needs to stay hot. I know I could do an aftermarket radiator, but that would basically just be bling since the stock one cools the car without an issues whatsoever. The only aftermarket thing I was going to do is use Samco radiator hoses instead of the OEM ones, whereas all the other hoses will be OEM. I know some people relocate the coolant tank, but this one will be staying to keep things simple on this daily driver. I am replacing all of the coolant hoses on the engine to replace them with fresh ones. Also, I will be replacing the stock hose clamps with the screw type hose clamps since it's strongly recommended by shop manuals and Hayne's manuals to secure a better fit.

Anything I'm missing or should change or upgrade?
 
  #2  
Old 03-15-2009, 05:15 PM
HCF Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 46
Default

Anyone have anything to put in on this?
 
  #3  
Old 03-16-2009, 07:51 PM
HCF Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 46
Default

Alright, I guess that wraps it up for that since nobody has anything to say. lol
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Rabbit
Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat
7
08-09-2014 03:28 PM
doctajoojoo
Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat
10
04-17-2011 02:58 PM
the_honda_guy
Engine & Internal
3
03-09-2009 03:06 PM
lespaulplayer
Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat
1
08-10-2008 12:15 PM
bcrichguitars
Engine & Internal
7
06-19-2008 10:24 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Cooling/heating system maintainence/upgrades


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.