Hey Scotty, My 02 civic has been spitting up coolant through the reservoir/over flow every once in a…

gmanning88

Hey Scotty, My 02 civic has been spitting up coolant through the reservoir/over flow every once in a while (reservoir cap has been missing for years) can runs great , oil looks perfectly clean no smoke out the exhaust. engine temp is fine until it spits it up of course. any ideas what the problem might be?

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Carquestions
Carquestions

Sounds like head gasket - see Scotty's video on that problem

gmanning88
gmanning88

yeah, replaced the radiator cap and thermostat already. could be a small leak in the head gasket. maybe some head gasket sealer is enough to stop it.

Carquestions
Carquestions

you know - rad cap - the thing on top of the radiator where you fill it when servicing it?

gmanning88
gmanning88

Pressure cap?

Carquestions
Carquestions

Ya it's overheating - the car is overheating first and spitting up moments later - check for leaks, pressure cap and thermostat and pray its not a head gasket