Re: Overheating problem
couple of things to add on to willyswanter stuff,
i saw what the "stop a leak" qick fix stuff does to a motor, and never in my life will i ever put that crap in mine, it clogs up the whole system and looks like fine grit mud in there,
other thing if it still overheats after you replace the thermostat and the rad. next thing to do would be to check if the water pump is pumping like its supposed to, not sure how to check that exactly, i just take the cap off the rad. (when its cold and shot off of course) and crank it, if it spits out some and or you can see the coolant flow its good enough by me. the last thing i can think of, (if those previous are fine) is that you might have a cracked head, the motor will overheat and it will keep getting worse over time, and tricks that worked previously will become usless with time (higher revs, heater running, perfect mixtures, water only......) had it in a civic once, hated the basterd, but than again a civic is a far cry from a chevy buhhahaha.