90 Civic EX update.... new OEM wires, plugs, thermostat, rad cap & flush,

Discussion in 'Civic' started by Bruce, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    All is well, noticeable increase in low-rpm 1st gear power, not sure
    about mileage yet, but promising...

    Only problem: My rad fan still isn't working because I can't get the
    *&$!damned boot off of the thermo-switch under the intake manifold. I
    can only get one hand in there, and the boot is so old it's as stiff as
    a board and I just can't pull the thing off. Won't twist, no room for a
    screwdriver to wedge it off, in a fit of rage I was tempted to cut the
    ever-blessed thing off with a carpet knife, but not sure if I can get
    another one so discretion won out. I know for sure I'm getting this new
    $50 switch in one way or another because it's special order and I can't
    return it. Plus, a few times this summer it would have helped to have
    that fan running.

    Is the boot really necessary?

    Will try the dealer tomorrow about a replacement boot. Anyone had this
    problem or have any ideas? There really isn't a place on the engine
    where this switch would be *harder* to get to... :^P

    Bruce, Jul 29, 2005
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  2. Bruce

    remco Guest

    My hands are too large to fit in most tight places too so found long needle
    nose pliers to be my close friends..
    I particularly like the ones that have a slight bend in them so you can
    wiggle stuff if you have to.

    Hope you get it off soon.
    remco, Jul 30, 2005
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