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#2486 of 2496 2K Engine Rebuild - Cylinder boring prob's
Jun 06, 2010 (1:22 pm)
I have a 2000 Honda Prelude (base model) and am rebuilding the engine. The cylinders have the special FRM (Fiber Reinforced Material) walls which I have to bore out beyond the service limits, and my understanding is that I will need to install sleeves.
My thought at this point is to simply find 'standard' sleeves which will work with the 'standard' OEM Honda pistons - regular or oversize. . .?!? But...I'm unsure what all my options are with regards to the sleeves that will work, and the associated pistons - neither of which needs to be 'performance grade', (which is all I've been able to find, and are spendy...to say the least!).
Any advice, suggestions, directions, sources, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Jun 06, 2010 (7:05 pm)
Way beyond the scope of my knowledge. Try preludeonline.com
#2488 of 2496 Re: WOW [nyccarguy]
Jun 07, 2010 (7:42 am)
You need to get outa the big city more often man!
But seriously, thanks for the reply. . .and "preludeonline.com" is the first place I posted, no doubt! (i.e. good advice) I just happened to be on Edmunds for other reasons & figured it couldn't hurt to post it here too.
Jun 07, 2010 (8:43 am)
How many miles are on the car & why are you rebuilding it?
#2490 of 2496 Re: Prelude is gone [nyccarguy]
Jun 09, 2010 (9:23 am)
I would say I really drove it; tossed it on wet road, sliding around curve, attacking apex (road), ....
It was a terrific fun car to drive. I still missed it a lot. It is getting old and I know issues will pop up soon. So I traded it in for a 2010 V. Family car, not much fun but it is better than the Gen 2 CRV. The G3 V handles good and you can toss it a little to have some fun. It was an ok trade in but I guessed I got the most of a 13 yr young car.
Aug 06, 2010 (8:09 am)
Hey everyone, my wife has a 2001 Prelude with 106K miles (which I've inherited to maintain) and have considered switching to synthetic. I've read that vehicles tend to leak after switching from conventional over to synthetic after so many years/miles. What have you guys encountered, and what do you guys use? Thanks.
#2494 of 2496 Re: Synthetic Oil [blacklx1]
May 08, 2012 (6:39 am)
I did experience just that. Mine started leaking a bit but then I switched back and it has not been an issue. Cheaper too.
#2495 of 2496 Calling all 5th Gen Prelude fans - need your support
May 08, 2012 (6:50 am)
I'm at a critical point in the life of my Prelude and need to decide whether to move on or not.
My 2000 Type SH (Crystal Metallic blue) has about 110k miles on it and is still looking fine. Repainted after deer accident a few years ago.
Clutch is still working well and engine seems to be ok. Trying to decide if it's worth keeping.
Have replaced battery, water pump, timing belt. Very little rust... repainted front after deer collision. Clutch seems ok
New Rear brakes and rotors soon
New Summer Performance tires soon.
New Spark Plugs.
Various cosmetic issues (psgr door handle plastic needs replacing, chrome fitting on muffler fell off, small chip in windshield)
Possible electrical issue causing headlamp to blow 6 times last year?
Possible rear main seal leak in Engine - very minor though
Engine sounds a bit rough.
Think an average Honda Service shop will be able to perform an adequate inspection?