2003 civic getting slightly warmer than normal

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2 months 2 weeks ago #202151 by mattd1205
My girlfriends 2003 civic sometimes gets slightly hotter than normal. It reads slightly above half when sitting in traffic or creeping along. I replaced the radiator a few months ago due to a sudden overheating problem caused by a pinhole leak in the radiator. I bled the system and it’s been fine since then. I’ve never had a car with an electric fan and it’s been my impression that cars equipped with an e-fan regulate their temperature well. Should I pressure test the system again or is this a cause for concern?
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2 months 2 weeks ago #202152 by relative4
Replied by relative4 on topic 2003 civic getting slightly warmer than normal
Pressure testing is for leaks. If coolant is staying full, likely culprits are thermostat, water pump, and cheap radiator.

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