Go Back   Honda-Tech > Honda and Acura Model-Specific Technical Forums > Honda Civic/Del Sol (1992 - 2000)
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Welcome to Honda-Tech!
Welcome to Honda-Tech.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Honda-Tech community today!


Reply
 
 
 
submit to reddit
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-25-2004, 10:07 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
JDMlyfestyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: CORNFIELDS, OW3N ME
Posts: 10,149
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to JDMlyfestyle
Default How to: change thermostat

Deleted


Modified by JDMlyfestyle at 3:48 PM 2/18/2007
JDMlyfestyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2004, 10:16 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Civicr2gs5's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Starbucks, wa, United States
Posts: 666
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to Civicr2gs5
Default Re: How to: change thermostat (JDMlifestyle)

Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size.
Civicr2gs5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2004, 10:40 PM   #3
Honda-Tech Member
 
LSpimpTEC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Orange County, Ca
Posts: 411
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How to: change thermostat (Civicr2gs5)

good **** Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
F**k Thieves. Prey on a new JOB, rather than hard working tuners. http://images.honda-tech.com/set1/smile/emthdown.gif


Yes... I did have an LS/VTEC setup, until some f**king lazy b*tch stole it


Cal State Fullerton....National Champions http://images.honda-tech.com/set1/smile/emthup.gif

06 Lancer Evo IX...im lovin it
LSpimpTEC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2004, 11:11 PM   #4
B*a*n*n*e*d
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: city of angels
Posts: 4,514
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default

good writeup Click the image to open in full size. never thought of that trick, that's good to know Click the image to open in full size.
mikehawkBUiLT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2004, 11:16 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
CL9WestCoastin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: C A all Day, united states
Posts: 64
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: (EJcoupe)

what if you remove the thermostat entirely
CL9WestCoastin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2004, 11:27 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
JDMlyfestyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: CORNFIELDS, OW3N ME
Posts: 10,149
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to JDMlyfestyle
Default

i have no clue what would happen with that. but i dont think it would be a good idea. i think if u did that it would run way too cool. with the heat of the combustion chamber absorbing into the sleeves it could result in a cracked sleeve. not 100%positive about that but sounds like a possibility. anyone car to put any imput on the comment of running no thermostat at all?
JDMlyfestyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2004, 11:27 PM   #7
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 38,620
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to BoostedJeff
Default Re: (loketran)

Quote:
Originally Posted by loketran
what if you remove the thermostat entirely
why dont you try it and let us know what happens Click the image to open in full size.
BoostedJeff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 02:04 AM   #8
 
duh blacksheep's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: walnut/orange, california, Cuba
Posts: 223
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to duh blacksheep
Default Re: (JDMHatch4Me)

i did it on my old toyota in hs...nothing happend

it was a good temporary fix till the water pump took a ****
duh blacksheep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 02:29 AM   #9
Honda-Tech Member
 
spoonef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 6,128
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to spoonef
Default Re: (duh blacksheep)

Man my car was overheating out of the blue but now that i have this info i kno what to do to fix it.Did you add this link to toms post?
spoonef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 07:32 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
JDMlyfestyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: CORNFIELDS, OW3N ME
Posts: 10,149
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to JDMlyfestyle
Default

nope it hasnt been added yet
JDMlyfestyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 07:41 AM   #11
Unceasing Measure
 
Archidictus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 13,082
iTrader Rating: (0)
https://www.facebook.com/michael.gould.355
Send a message via AIM to Archidictus
Default Re: (JDMHatch4Me)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JDMHatch4Me
why dont you try it and let us know what happens Click the image to open in full size.
Removing the thermostat won't cause any damage to anything. I've been doing it for years in vehicles that run too hot even with the addition of an aftermarket radiator and special fluids. The thermostat is there to ensure proper warm-up in cold conditions. If you live somewhere where it's super cold for most of the year, you should leave it in to avoid damaging your car. If you live in the lower US of A, you can get away with never running one. If you road race or autocross, I highly suggest this thermostat-ectomy in the on-season to keep your car running as cool as you can.

If I've done it with a big block 500hp vette and more than my share of Hondas, you shouldn't have any reservations about removing it if you're having problems with overheating or running hot.

EDIT: I forgot to add: good friggin writeup Click the image to open in full size.. Excellent pictures, excellent step-by-step and excellent topic. We need more of this on a daily basis here. This is what makes Honda-Tech the best automotive message board on the internet.
__________________
But now the summer's dreams are bent like grain against the scythe, and memories of blissful days, they fall like leaves.
Archidictus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 08:01 AM   #12
Junior Member
 
axhandler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 556
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: (JDMlifestyle)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JDMlifestyle
i have no clue what would happen with that. but i dont think it would be a good idea. anyone car to put any imput on the comment of running no thermostat at all?
Wont hurt anything. Like Archdictus said the thermostat is just there to help your car reach normal operating temp faster. Basically without the thermostat it will just take a little longer to reach operating temperature. Not a big deal at all unless it's winter and your freezing your *** off waiting for some heat out of the vents. Click the image to open in full size.

Good write up to...nice up close pictures. I've never heard of drilling holes either...good stuff!


Modified by axhandler at 12:57 PM 5/26/2004
axhandler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 08:33 AM   #13
opi
Honda-Tech Member
 
opi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: san diego ca., honolulu hawaii
Posts: 2,693
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How to: change thermostat (JDMlifestyle)

I just changed my thermostat before my recent trip out to Vegas, as well as drilled the extra holes too Click the image to open in full size. Nice write up, and thanks for sharing the "extra" info with everyone Click the image to open in full size.
opi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 10:34 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
JDMlyfestyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: CORNFIELDS, OW3N ME
Posts: 10,149
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to JDMlyfestyle
Default

well i guess it wont have that much harm in a warm climate. here in indiana it would kill in the winter
JDMlyfestyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 10:38 AM   #15
 
nicetyh22ek4's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: savannah, ga, united states
Posts: 11
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to nicetyh22ek4
Default Re: (JDMlifestyle)

thanks for the info, good to know. very helpfull. Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size.
nicetyh22ek4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 11:51 AM   #16
Honda-Tech Member
 
DnB TeK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: 36 5 N Lat. 79 57 W Long.
Posts: 1,798
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to DnB TeK
Default Re: How to: change thermostat (JDMlifestyle)

nice write up!!! very useful infomation..just like CEL...which in fact help me out...but still cant pin point the problem....never change thermostat before but if i do, ill know where to go...
__________________
SpReAD PLUR

"EveryDAY JungLIST"


||spins.us||urbantakeover.co.uk||jungletrain.net||bassdrive.com||access>photo||
DnB TeK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 12:59 PM   #17
Honda-Tech Member
 
Turbo E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Posts: 1,323
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default

completely removing the thermostat is not a good thing. the water will run through the housing too quickly and not allow the heat in the block to transfer to the coolant.

you can always put a "restrictor plate" in place of the thermostat (dead thermostat with centre cut out), but IMO don't just pull the thermo out and put it back together.
__________________
Greddy Turbo GSR Dyno Chart - 7 PSI 224 WHP and 218 Lb Torque 13.36@104MPH W/AirCon & Full interior!
My Ride
Greddy GSR turbo install on PDF HERE!
"If you only knew the power of the dark side..."
Turbo E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 01:40 PM   #18
Honda-Tech Member
 
Cruiser G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Posts: 689
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to Cruiser G
Default Re: (Turbo E 604)

wouldnt it be easier on the water pump with no thermostat because it will never run dry?
__________________
http://www.grimmdude.com
Cruiser G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 02:14 PM   #19
Honda-Tech Member
 
Turbo E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Posts: 1,323
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: (Cruiser G)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cruiser G
wouldnt it be easier on the water pump with no thermostat because it will never run dry?
???

run dry? the cooling system is always full unless:

-you dont have antifreez and just plain water, it will boil out into the overflow bottle
-you have a leak. hole in RAD or dying water pump.

yes its easier on the pump woth NO restriction, but harder on your motor, heat-wise
__________________
Greddy Turbo GSR Dyno Chart - 7 PSI 224 WHP and 218 Lb Torque 13.36@104MPH W/AirCon & Full interior!
My Ride
Greddy GSR turbo install on PDF HERE!
"If you only knew the power of the dark side..."
Turbo E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 02:35 PM   #20
Honda-Tech Member
 
Cruiser G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Posts: 689
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to Cruiser G
Default Re: (Turbo E 604)

i see
__________________
http://www.grimmdude.com
Cruiser G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 02:41 PM   #21
Honda-Tech Member
 
civicmon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: San Diego
Posts: 219
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to civicmon
Default

I don't know if anyone else mentioned this but better safe than sorry...

boil a pot of water and drop the thermostat in to make sure that it'll open when you put it into your car to make sure you don't mis-diagnose your problem.

Also, try to buy the honda one, aftermarket ones seem to have more problems is what I heard.
__________________
I hate the term "jdm"

civicmon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 02:42 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
poison's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Where snow is, I am.
Posts: 10,753
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: (Cruiser G)

Running w/o a thermostat will not harm your engine. The worst it'll do is cause your motor not to warm up depening on where you are located, and if at all take a long *** time to warm up.

I'd only recommend to those who live in hot *** areas or do road racing. I also have a trick I do when I road race, I'll take a pic of it later.

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
-Brandon
'92 SM/TTE K20R hatch

"Most amateur drivers go too fast in slow corners and too slow in fast corners" Emerson Fittipaldi
poison is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 03:11 PM   #23
Honda-Tech Member
 
Turbogixxer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Posts: 11,000
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: (poison)

Quote:
Originally Posted by poison
The worst it'll do is cause your motor not to warm up depening on where you are located, and if at all take a long *** time to warm up.
Not True. IF you are idling in hot weather (aka FL) the coolant/water will rush though the radiator too fast for it to be cooled. Your car will overheat if it idles for a long period of time without a thermostat (depends on the cooling system too, AKA if you have a good system, it will take long to over heat BUT it will overheat).
__________________
www.TurbogixxerTuning.com
DIRECT NepTune, Hondata, Haltech, KTuner, and Fuel Injector Clinic dealer.
Turbogixxer Tuning Facebook TurbogixxerTuning on Instagram
Turbogixxer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 03:53 PM   #24
Honda-Tech Member
 
dailydriven's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: INDY
Posts: 488
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to dailydriven
Default Re: How to: change thermostat (JDMlifestyle)

Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
93 Civic Si - SOLD
92 ITR DX - 12.8@105
dailydriven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2004, 04:13 PM   #25
I am... Batbear
 
SkyeC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: cave
Posts: 4,541
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How to: change thermostat (dustinEG6)

Nice write-up, but use jackstands when you're under the car next time. Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
Unpaxful paxful
Unslavewise slavewise
Unknow powerful
SkyeC is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
 
submit to reddit
Reply

Tags
100, 2001honda, antifreez, change, civic, cleaning, del, ef, engine, honda, hurt, ica, replace, sol, tech, thermostat, trermostat

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
JDMlyfestyle Honda Civic/Del Sol (1992 - 2000) 422 02-15-2010 09:38 AM
Need help!!!! what does a MINT EG body go for.. IN/MI/WI/IL/OH JDMlyfestyle Honda Civic/Del Sol (1992 - 2000) 9 08-28-2006 05:01 PM
FAQ : How to Install Hondata S300 on virgin p28. 56k noway JDMlyfestyle Honda Civic/Del Sol (1992 - 2000) 75 05-28-2006 03:38 AM
Want a HID kit for your civic? Read this and think again JDMlyfestyle Honda Civic/Del Sol (1992 - 2000) 95 05-27-2006 08:03 AM
[FAQ] Finally!!!! ITR Cluster into EG Write up! JDMlyfestyle Honda Civic/Del Sol (1992 - 2000) 44 11-18-2005 03:56 AM



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:40 PM.



2014 Copyright, InternetBrands Inc.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Honda and the Honda marquee are registered trademarks of the American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Neither American Honda Motor Company nor its subsidiaries or affiliates shall bear any responsibility for Honda-Tech.com content, comments, or advertising. Honda-Tech.com is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Company in any way. American Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse Honda-Tech.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.
Emails & Contact Details