Is my engine too hot?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by mmdir2002, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. mmdir2002

    mmdir2002 Guest

    89 civic. Is my engine too hot? After 10 min driving, park it and
    open the hood and all I feel from is "damn it my engine too hot"
    Today I picked up the oil dip and checked the oil. It was so hot I
    drop the dip stick. Definitely the end of the stick was hot.
    Do you think this is normal? I remember a mechanic guy told me
    don't be surprise by hot engine. My temp gauage is basically
    normal. I ask a simply question is this a normal thing or my
    car is overheating...
    mmdir2002, Mar 6, 2005
  2. mmdir2002

    radar Guest

    I had a 92 accord that ran so hot you could fry and egg on the hood even
    though the temp gauge was normal and thermostat had been replaced. The
    dealership couldn't figure it out, honda canada had no advice and
    finally an independant pointed out a cracked exhaust manifold as the
    culprit. Could be that yours has something similar?
    radar, Mar 6, 2005
  3. mmdir2002

    jim beam Guest

    red cloud, this is a non-issue. just like your starter question, your
    $69 drive shaft question, your hot transmission question... "too hot"
    is too subjective to be meaningful. if you're worried, buy an infrared
    thermometer & measure the temp of the engine casing [NOT the exhaust
    manifold], then report back with some useful data.
    jim beam, Mar 6, 2005
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