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Acura Integra, Coupe, Hatchback
#535 of 1037 Re: adamssj [adamssj]
Mar 29, 2005 (3:58 pm)
I have the same thing happening to me on my 1997 Acura Integra GSR coupe. I have owned mine since it was brand new. Over the years there was that rattling noise around the 3500 or so rpm while shifting. To me it sounded kinda iffy like i should take it in and check it out. I did, the dealer said the same thing as yours did, it was the A-pipe, and he said its nothing major, but the sound was never there before. I guess its nothing major as they said it was. If i had fixed it the whole labor and everything would cost me about a $300 price. So, not to worry, my acura is in perfect condition, it just sounds like theres some exhaust on it or something...but It'll do fine, this was 2 years ago, and it still makes that sound.
#536 of 1037 help with my gsr?
Mar 29, 2005 (11:19 pm)
i recently bought a 95 integra. How do i tell if it is a gsr. the guy i bought it from told me it was i just want to be positive .
Mar 30, 2005 (8:04 am)
a gsr, it has VTEC, and in that case there will be a little silver panel under the right rear taillight that says "VTEC". Assuming the car hasn't had any major bodywork at the back where the badges weren't replaced, this will be the easiest way for you to tell visually.
#538 of 1037 squeaky front end
Mar 30, 2005 (3:28 pm)
Hi there -
I just purchased a 95 LS 2dr 5-speed, 125K miles. The car is in excellent condition and runs extremely well. However, when it gets cold (around 50 deg - okay, chilly - cold for southern California), the front suspension squeaks noticeably when you go over a bump. The sound only lasts for a moment (the time it takes the suspension to deal with the bump). When it warms up (around 70, say), there is no noise at all (well, you might get a little if you go over a big speed bump). The woman I bought it from (middle aged, original owner), never noticed anything. She garaged the car and never drove it hard. Can I grease this squeak away or is it something more serious?
#539 of 1037 90 auto trans...
Mar 31, 2005 (11:20 pm)
I'm looking at a 90 integra with an auto trans that will not shift higher than second gear. Any ideas on whether this is mechanical or an electronic problem?
#540 of 1037 Re: timing belt and others [lighthearted76]
Apr 01, 2005 (2:27 pm)
If you have not bought your warranty yet:::go to:
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Apr 03, 2005 (12:19 am)
well i have a question i feel kinda stupid asking it, but everytime i ask somebody what vtec means I always get a different answer. so please can somebody tell me what vtec means please!
#542 of 1037 wish I could remember
Apr 03, 2005 (1:01 am)
what exactly it stands for - it is something like "variable valve timing and engine control".
It basically is the first type of variable valve timing Honda ever used. It has now been supplanted by all sorts of more modern controls that continuously vary the valve timing, some on the intake and exhaust valves, as well as varying lift and all sorts of other stuff.
But originally, VTEC just did two-stage valve timing, with a crossover point way up high (like 5000 rpm) where it went to a different cam that changed the timing to allow for better high rpm breathing. Consequently, you got a huge power surge as it went onto the hot cam above that engine speed. It was loads of fun! The i-VTEC that most Hondas have these days is nowhere near as much fun, although of course it is much more sophisticated and provides for power at lots of engine speeds, even low ones. The new ones never take off like jet engines above 5000 rpm like the old ones did.
Apr 03, 2005 (10:35 am)
thanks nipponly for answering my question. I just bought a 94 acura integra Ls for 4,200 with a 110,000. It was a good buy i think it was owned my an older lady that just drove it from work and to her house it. She put a new timing belt and a new clutch. Im glad i bought the car its very fun to drive. the only thing i think it needs is wider tires the suspension can take the turns at high speeds but the tires start to scream. should I get new wheels and tires to let the suspension hug the road a little?
Apr 04, 2005 (9:56 am)
back then was only using something like 195-section tires, right? I would say it could definitely benefit from wider tires, and larger rims too, if you have the money. I can't remember when they went to standard 15" rims, but actually it might have been the '94 model, so you may already have them. In which case, start with the tires and see what a difference they make. I bet it will be a bunch. Also, "Grandma" may have put on some "grandma tires", which could be part of the problem. There is a big performance differential between Costco specials and good performance tires, especially if you go with summer tires. I have seen used cars that were actually running on tires that were speed-rated lower than OEM. That makes a HUGE difference.