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HONDA ACCORD 03-07 Ruptured Heater Core. by GAZZUZZ(m): 8:46am On May 02, 2018
About a month ago one of my prodigies in Nnewi, (south East nigeria) opsudei1 informed me of a new finding he just experienced. It is the norm for us to share info over our small network of technicians spread accross the country.

His information went thus. A ruptured heater core in the honda accord 2005, causing coolant to contaminate and damage engine ecu. Now he claimed he had seen it twice in his workshop, but I was yet to see one in 4years of opening shop, so I said thank you and kept the info in my memory archives.



5days ago, a loyal client called in about issues with his honda accord 2007 I4. Problems experienced were blinking immobiliser light. I ask if he had a spare key, he said no, I told him to take out the battery terminal and leave car alone for a while. He messaged 30mins later that the car started, but engine was making funny noises and in his words, jerking violently grin . I reminded him about the battery terminal that should be removed. Seems my guy had parole that evening so he called in kazeem to have a look at it. Next message I got on my phone was that kazeem said the engine had hooked shocked I still reminded him to Take out the battery terminal.

Next day I offered him a spare car to use (premium client package) , as I was unable to come to his location to look at vehicle. By tuesday he reminded me it was a public holiday and I should pls find time to come look at the vehicle.

so I armed my self with basic tools and went to location.



On getting to location, went through the basic checks before starting vehicle. Engine oil level/colour ok, coolant dry!

So I asked client if this was normal, and he affirmed it was very strange.

Any history of overheating, he said no.

Got into car, and placed key in ignition, immobiliser light (green key notification) was blinking with ignition on, I turned the key to see if engine was frozen stiff, it rolled just fine, but didn't start.

first thought that came to mind was a leaking heater core, so I went straight for the engine ECU



It was looking discoloured with pink substance...



I took out the engine ecu and it was wet with coolant. At this point I was 100per sure the heater core had ruptured.












Opened it up and it was a horrible sight sad




Sadly we had to replace the engine ecu, reprogrammed the new one, but car took a very long time to start.

I bypassed the heater core line back to the engine, vehicle will do without the heater core for the time being.



After replacing faulty coils and a set of spark plugs, and car ran as good as new.


For clarification
The main function of the heater core, being of course a part of a vehicle's heating system, is to provide heat to the passenger compartment. ... Engine coolant flows into the heater core and the heat contained in the coolant is transferred to the fins of the core.



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Re: HONDA ACCORD 03-07 Ruptured Heater Core. by thebigkendo(m): 8:54am On May 02, 2018
GAZZUZZ:
About a month ago one of my prodigies in Nnewi, (south East nigeria) opsudei1 informed me of a new finding he just experienced. It is the norm for us to share info over our small network of technicians spread accross the country.

His information went thus. A ruptured heater core in the honda accord 2005, causing coolant to contaminate and damage engine ecu. Now he claimed he had seen it twice in his workshop, but I was yet to see one in 4years of opening shop, so I said thank you and kept the info in my memory archives.



5days ago, a loyal client called in about issues with his honda accord 2007 I4. Problems experienced were blinking immobiliser light. I ask if he had a spare key, he said no, I told him to take out the battery terminal and leave car alone for a while. He messaged 30mins later that the car started, but engine was making funny noises and in his words, jerking violently grin . I reminded him about the battery terminal that should be removed. Seems my guy had parole that evening so he called in kazeem to have a look at it. Next message I got on my phone was that kazeem said the engine had hooked shocked I still reminded him to Take out the battery terminal.

Next day I offered him a spare car to use (premium client package) , as I was unable to come to his location to look at vehicle. By tuesday he reminded me it was a public holiday and I should pls find time to come look at the vehicle.

so I armed my self with basic tools and went to location.



On getting to location, went through the basic checks before starting vehicle. Engine oil level/colour ok, coolant dry!

So I asked client if this was normal, and he affirmed it was very strange.

Any history of overheating, he said no.

Got into car, and placed key in ignition, immobiliser light (green key notification) was blinking with ignition on, I turned the key to see if engine was frozen stiff, it rolled just fine, but didn't start.

first thought that came to mind was a leaking heater core, so I went straight for the engine ECU



It was looking discoloured with pink substance...



I took out the engine ecu and it was wet with coolant. At this point I was 100per sure the heater core had ruptured.












Opened it up and it was a horrible sight sad




Sadly we had to replace the engine ecu, reprogrammed the new one, but car took a very long time to start.

I bypassed the heater core line back to the engine, vehicle will do without the heater core for the time being.



After replacing faulty coils and a set of spark plugs, and car ran as good as new.


For clarification
The main function of the heater core, being of course a part of a vehicle's heating system, is to provide heat to the passenger compartment. ... Engine coolant flows into the heater core and the heat contained in the coolant is transferred to the fins of the core.



FTC grin grin grin grin grin
My shoutout goes to all demeanors worldwide!!!! They deserve some accolades!!!

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Re: HONDA ACCORD 03-07 Ruptured Heater Core. by crestedaguiyi: 9:07am On May 02, 2018
nice one
Re: HONDA ACCORD 03-07 Ruptured Heater Core. by RZArecta2(m): 9:58am On May 02, 2018
What causes the heater core to rupture in the first place ?

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Re: HONDA ACCORD 03-07 Ruptured Heater Core. by Sunymoore(m): 10:41am On May 02, 2018
Neat
Re: HONDA ACCORD 03-07 Ruptured Heater Core. by GAZZUZZ(m): 10:45am On May 02, 2018
RZArecta2:
What causes the heater core to rupture in the first place ?

Prolonged use of hard water

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Re: HONDA ACCORD 03-07 Ruptured Heater Core. by SmartToyota(m): 11:08am On May 02, 2018
A friend of mine had exactly this issue juat as you described in the South east too during Christmas period. His car actually overheated, it took days before the cause could be ascertained.
Re: HONDA ACCORD 03-07 Ruptured Heater Core. by OPUSDEI1(m): 11:09am On May 02, 2018
grin
Re: HONDA ACCORD 03-07 Ruptured Heater Core. by diportivo: 11:34am On May 02, 2018
thebigkendo:


FTC grin grin grin grin grin
My shoutout goes to all demeanors worldwide!!!! They deserve some accolades!!!

I'm sure u went to check ur ECU to be sure it doesn't have a funny color config grin grin

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Re: HONDA ACCORD 03-07 Ruptured Heater Core. by kingreign(m): 1:17pm On May 03, 2018
diportivo:


I'm sure u went to check ur ECU to be sure it doesn't have a funny color config grin grin
grin
Re: HONDA ACCORD 03-07 Ruptured Heater Core. by RZArecta2(m): 4:06pm On May 03, 2018
GAZZUZZ:


Prolonged use of hard water
Oh! Ok, thanks
Re: HONDA ACCORD 03-07 Ruptured Heater Core. by Piyke: 9:45am On May 05, 2018
Thanks Gazzuzz for this. The many problems of using water in the cooling system.

Guys should also watch out for water and poster colour mix sold as coolant! My brother got this once.

The truth is that genuine car maintenance costs a lot, but many people choose to compromise.
Re: HONDA ACCORD 03-07 Ruptured Heater Core. by MotorGuru: 10:42am On May 05, 2018
Piyke:
Thanks Gazzuzz for this. The many problems of using water in the cooling system.

Guys should also watch out for water and poster colour mix sold as coolant! My brother got this once.

The truth is that genuine car maintenance costs a lot, but many people choose to compromise.
shocked
Re: HONDA ACCORD 03-07 Ruptured Heater Core. by daamazing(m): 12:01pm On May 05, 2018
GAZZUZZ:
About a month ago .....


Boss how do you go about the Pics? Do you upload somewhere on NL and copy the link and paste as [img][/img] links? How do you upload them? I tried using Imgur then [img][/img] the links but it returns blank, not compatible with NL
Re: HONDA ACCORD 03-07 Ruptured Heater Core. by Whizpeter(m): 1:21pm On May 05, 2018
daamazing:

Boss how do you go about the Pics? Do you upload somewhere on NL and copy the link and paste as [img][/img] links? How do you upload them? I tried using Imgur then [img][/img] the links but it returns blank, not compatible with NL


He has a thread [pic repair dump] he uploads the pictures to first before using them where ever he wishes to using [img] [/img].
Re: HONDA ACCORD 03-07 Ruptured Heater Core. by daamazing(m): 1:36pm On May 05, 2018
Whizpeter:



He has a thread [pic repair dump] he uploads the pictures to first before using them where ever he wishes to using [img] [/img].
No wonder. I started one too Yday.

Boss e don tay, did you take sabbatical leave or it's our ogas at the top that gave you ban lipsrsealed
grin
Re: HONDA ACCORD 03-07 Ruptured Heater Core. by Whizpeter(m): 1:50pm On May 05, 2018
daamazing:
No wonder. I started one too Yday.

Boss e don tay, did you take sabbatical leave or it's our ogas at the top that gave you ban lipsrsealed
grin

I've been around joor, although I was given a lengthy ban last year that resulted in me creating new accounts but I decided to appeal the ban towards the end of last year and since then I've been around.

If only you check posts of people you follow, you'd observe that I've been around.

To prove that I've been around, I saw your footprints around the Uber thread, the phone swap thread, you're currently battling it out for a while on the xiaomi thread over GPU superiority and recently about tcxp vs a redmi. Meanwhile did you get a screen (abi is it panel) for that your Samsung s5? Have you finally found a buyer for your nexus? I mean the nexus with a bad Sim slot?


Bro na ya personal monitoring spirit I be o.
I've been around sir!



MODIFIED: 3000th post on NL.. cool
Re: HONDA ACCORD 03-07 Ruptured Heater Core. by daamazing(m): 10:59pm On May 05, 2018
Whizpeter:


I've been around joor, although I was given a lengthy ban last year that resulted in me creating new accounts but I decided to appeal the ban towards the end of last year and since then I've been around.

If only you check posts of people you follow, you'd observe that I've been around.

To prove that I've been around, I saw your footprints around the Uber thread, the phone swap thread, you're currently battling it out for a while on the xiaomi thread over GPU superiority and recently about tcxp vs a redmi. Meanwhile did you get a screen (abi is it panel) for that your Samsung s5? Have you finally found a buyer for your nexus? I mean the nexus with a bad Sim slot?


Bro na ya personal monitoring spirit I be o.
I've been around sir!



MODIFIED: 3000th post on NL.. cool
grin grin

Jesoxxx. When i click following, I only read like first 2 posts and run. grin
BTW. Ive fixed my S5(sold), nexus(fixed and sold too) wink
Thanks for asking, now back to Itel Xiaomi redmi note 4X. cheesy
How your side?
Re: HONDA ACCORD 03-07 Ruptured Heater Core. by Whizpeter(m): 1:44am On May 06, 2018
daamazing:
grin grin
Jesoxxx. When i click following, I only read like first 2 posts and run. grin BTW. Ive fixed my S5(sold), nexus(fixed and sold too) wink Thanks for asking, now back to Itel Xiaomi redmi note 4X. cheesy How your side?

We're kicking bro..
Let's stop derailing Oga's thread. We go meet for another thread again.

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