This is a 2000 Honda Prelude. Its having a problem overheating. The car won”t overheat immediately but takes some time to get hot. The first thing to be checked is the coolant level. The car has to be cooled off to check the coolant level or you can get burned. Carefully open the cap with a rag after your certain its cooled off. If the coolant level is low then fill it up but make sure it’s very cool first or it can crack the cylinder head or engine block causing severe damage. It is possible to simply be low with no other problems. Another possibility is that the coolant is full, then you will need to look at the thermostat and water pump as possibilities of the problem. This car is eventually running out of coolant slowly and eventually getting hot. Possibilities can range from just a leak to a head gasket leak which would be the worst case. Generally when a head gasket is leaking, with the engine cool, you can take off the radiator cap and it will be bubbling, this generally tells you that the cylinder pressure is getting past the head gasket and leaking into the radiator. This is not always an indicator though.
This vehicle is overheating. The temperature would climb slowly so the first logical thing to replace is the thermostat. A thermostat is not very expensive and is much easier to change than a water pump. They can be tested by boiling water and seeing if it opens. Due to the low effort and price its normally easier to just replace it. This vehicle is a GMC sonoma/ chevy s 10 with a 4.3 liter v6. Changing a thermostat is almost the same on any vehicle though, so dont be too concerned about what vehicle it is.
This is an aftermarket catback exhaust swap on a 1996 mazda miata as shown to the left. All exhaust swaps will be similar with only small differences. Reasons for an exhaust swap can be a leaking stock exhaust or maybe just to have an increase in horsepower. Another good reason to replace the stock exhaust with an aftermarket one is the material used in aftermarket catback exhausts. The material used is generally stainless steel which will never rust as a stock one will. Horsepower increases will vary depending on the stock systems flow and if the engine is turbocharged or naturally aspirated.
If you can’t get or afford the price of gas and your fuel gauge looks like this often, you might want to try some different ideas to save gas or improve mileage. First always make sure your car is running as good as it can. This can be done by performing a tune up which generally consists of spark plugs, plug wires, air filter, fuel filter, and distributor cap and rotor if applicable. If you have a fuel injected car and the check engine light is on you may have a problem that is costing you a lot of extra fuel. The car will then be running in a “limp” mode which usually consists of using extra fuel for the safety of the engine. Things such as the oxygen sensor (o2) will cause the engine to use extra gas also.
Thermostat replacement is generally done if a car is overheating. The other possibility is that the car is no longer heating up correctly due to the thermostat sticking. Before changing the thermostat verify that the engine coolant is full and that the cooling fan is working when the car is up to temperature. You will also need to find out the recommended temperature of your car’s thermostat when you purchase it. This sunbird has a 3.1 liter v6 engine that will randomly overheat. Another possibility is that the water pump is bad. Removing the radiator cap (if possible) when it is cool, can some times be helpful to see if flow is occurring although it won’t always work.
Upgrading an old points type distributor to a hei which stands for high energy ignition can be a rewarding upgrade. This distributor is on a 1966 ford mustang with a 289 v-8 engine. The upgrade distributor is a msd unit made specifically for this engine, some people may use a distributor off of a newer model ford engine. Unlike points you will never need to adjust a high energy ignition because it will never degrade. The engine will run smoother due to the higher energy spark sent to the spark plug. The cylinder combustion will be much more complete due to the increased ignition spark energy of the new distributor.
This is an intake manifold and carburetor (carb) swap for a 1966 mustang. The engine is a 289 ci v-8 engine. The stock intake manifold will be replaced with an edelbrock performer aluminum intake which is lighter and makes more horsepower. The stock carb or carburetor will be replaced with an aftermarket edelbrock carb. The new carb should make the car start and run better and maybe make a little more power also. The edelbrock carb has an electric choke which will idle high when it’s cold and then down when it’s warmed up. This carb is superior to the original.