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#858 of 1037 1994 Integra: Bad Valve Adjustment?
Jul 03, 2006 (12:35 pm)
I have a 1994 Acura Integra LS automatic with 165k miles. I had a valve adjustment done on the car. Immediately after the work was done and since that time the car has had poor gas mileage, a very rough idle, and loss of power. I had abolutely none of those problems before the adjustment. Before I take it back into the shop I would like to know if a bad valve adjustment could be the source of these problems and how it should be remedied. Also, are there any long-term risks associated with a bad valve adjustment?
Jul 03, 2006 (12:41 pm)
yes, absolutely. And I would be cautious about driving it if I were you. Any valve adjustment that was so bad as to cause the car to behave that way (I am assuming that behavior began as soon as you drove it away from the shop), could be bad enough that you will do damage to the valvetrain. Valves that are just a bit out of adjustment can eventually damage the valves themselves, yes, or cause them to burn up, requiring replacement.
Note that all of your symptoms could be caused by something completely different too, related to the EFI. Like a sensor wire that got knocked off or removed and not replaced after the mechanic was done. So it may not be the valve adjustment causing the problem at all, but rather something else that got done at the same time the mechanic was under the hood.
#860 of 1037 Re: suggestions to replace a 91 integra LS [nylaj]
Jul 03, 2006 (12:45 pm)
I know what you're talking about. Until now (see my previous post) I've had relatively minor problems (1994 Integra LS with 165k miles). All I've really done was change the oil and do regular maintenance. It'll be a sad day when it dies. In 2003 I bought a Mazda 6i. It has been a great car and I hope that it runs as good and as long as my Integra has as it has spoiled me when it came to so little repairs.
#861 of 1037 sued2005
Jul 06, 2006 (4:39 pm)
I bought a 97 LS 3 door MT last year, mint condition, 65k, and have not regretted getting it over a 2000 Eclipse GT, even though the torgue difference was staggering.
Get a Carfax. If it's got a problem, you'll find red flags there.
If it's in good shape, you've got an attractive, efficient, fun to drive car that should be trouble free.
I'm getting close to 30 MPG, and I'm rarely in the slow lane.
#862 of 1037 lighting/electrical problems
Jul 07, 2006 (7:12 am)
my 92 integra has recently become possessed. the front parking lights stay on anytime the car is running and both the left and right upper (corner lights) turn signals blink when the left turn signal is activated. The right turn signal appears to operate normally. What might be the problem? I've checked fuses and bulbs but am not sure how to diagnose the problem beyond that without taking it to the shop.
#863 of 1037 Re: Having problems [only1harry]
Jul 10, 2006 (9:55 am)
well i finally fixed trhe problem...it actually wqas the dirstibutor... a friend of my brothers owns a garage shop and happened to have a 93 integra that was trashed...the distributor was good so we replaced it and the car is working great...thanks for all your feedback...
#864 of 1037 Replacement for 91 integra
Jul 10, 2006 (1:42 pm)
I just test drove a mazda 3 s sedan. I have been looking for a replacement for my beloved 91 acura integra LS sedan and I think I might have found it in the Mazda. Anyone have a Mazda 3 s? How do you think it compares to the integra?
#865 of 1037 Re: Replacement for 91 integra [veils]
Jul 10, 2006 (2:39 pm)
I co-worker drives a Mazda3 and loves it.
I am the original owner of a 92 Integra LS 4dr.5spd with 300,000km. I too have been looking since 2004 for a replacement - but I'm still loving this one. My problem is a bit of body rust. Cars I've looked at: Mazda RX-8, Acura TSX, Honda Civic Si, Lexus IS250.
I'd like to drive this one till it drops - but I've been fixing all problems so far - just changed my alternator the other day - still have my original clutch!
#866 of 1037 random question
Jul 11, 2006 (1:43 pm)
hey my sister is getting a car and she wawnts an integra...(ok maybe she's making a mistake I dont know I'm still driving a diferent car so I cant tell her) she however wants a car with rear wheel drive. yeha I think that the integra is front wheel drive I'm not sure however. which is why I'm actually asking people who own them...what kind of drive train do they have? AWD, FWD, or RWD? man i looked it up on the net and I can enver get a straight answer...anyway I need some help...ok my sister needs help...so please help your fellow dude
#867 of 1037 never mind
Jul 11, 2006 (1:56 pm)
never mind dudes I just looked it up on wikipedia...darn i was hoping to try and race it...oh well I'll just convert it for her...what I know how! and it wont cost me much...just enough time off my job...anyway peace out!