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Old 11-13-2014, 12:01 PM   #1
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Default 2008 Aura 3.5 v6 overheating problems

Hi guys new to the forum here good to all!! I bought a 2008 Aura 3.5 v6 a couple days ago and just yesterday my girlfriend was driving and apparently the temperature went up 3/4 of the way up as well as the heater turning off. I have driven it the whole day and it hasent happened to me. Also when i drive the temp. Gauge reads just above 1/4 (between half and C). I added some coolant in today because it was low and when i added it. Steam rose from reservoir. Any ideas? It doesnt overheat even after hours of driving it i dont think its head gasket. Any ideas appreciated!!
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if not enough coolant it will run hot. now that its full see if it stays full. may have just gotten low over time.
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Old 11-13-2014, 01:10 PM   #3
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I thought so too. Forgot to say the car has 57000 miles. I would like yo keep it for a while. Any ideas as to keep using dexcool?? I hear its nasty
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I don't think it's a problem if it gets a refresh at 20000-30000. Leaving it in for 5 years would be foolish,,, hmmm yours is 6 years old...
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Yea i thought. Theres just too many bad reviews based on dexcool. Too many to ignore i might talk with the guys at autozone and see if there is an alternative to dexcool. I will flush cooling system since i live up in WA state and puddles are already frozen. To bleed system after flush do i just leave rad cap off jntil coolant pours out? I dont want to take car to the stealership
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Hi guys new to the forum here good to all!! I bought a 2008 Aura 3.5 v6 a couple days ago and just yesterday my girlfriend was driving and apparently the temperature went up 3/4 of the way up as well as the heater turning off. I have driven it the whole day and it hasent happened to me. Also when i drive the temp. Gauge reads just above 1/4 (between half and C). I added some coolant in today because it was low and when i added it. Steam rose from reservoir. Any ideas? It doesnt overheat even after hours of driving it i dont think its head gasket. Any ideas appreciated!!
its likely u have a breach in the system. coolant has gotten out & air has gotten in. it's a closed system & u should never need to add coolant once its filled. the most common leak source on that engine is at the crossover pipe gaskets. if the original oem gaskets have yet to be replaced, i'd start looking there. google: coolant crossover gasket

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What would explain hot boiling coolant in reservoir tank? I added coolant and it steamed
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