Garmaine Staff asked 2 years ago

I am working on a 1988 Honda Accord (2lt, injected, A-series engine) that has been sitting a while. I am getting an issue with it overheating (after about 20 mins idling).

The thermofans kick on at the right time – when the temperature gauge reaches about half way. They will run for about 20 seconds, then switch off, then come on again maybe 3 mins later. Meanwhile the temperature just creeps up and up.

I have done the following:

  • Flushed cooling system (lots of gunk in there)
  • Replaced thermostat
  • Replaced water pump
  • Replaced radiator cap

Radiator visual appears fine, but could this mean it's toast? Anything else this could be?