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#702 of 812 AC receiver Dryer/ Head Gasket
Aug 26, 2007 (9:57 am)
Hello i have a 1995 Legend LS Coup with 140,000 mile, need to replace the ac receiver dryer is that a common problem with the ac's on the legend and by doing the regular maintenance will that slow the risk of a blow head gasket?
#703 of 812 Re: Not A typical Head Gasket Problem [kirkaja]
Sep 01, 2007 (10:10 am)
You have a seeping head gasket. Not as bad as a blown hg, but it will slowly get worse. That is why your blok-check kit did not go right to yellow. As it gets worse, you *may* see some of the traditional signs such as white exhaust, and gunk under the radiator cap. Better way to test for it is to have a shop "wand" your radiatior with his emissions testing equipment. He will pass his wand over the top of your open radiator to check for hydrocarbons. Its typically the #1 or #6 cylinder. If you pull those plugs, I am sure you will find one of them has been steam cleaned by the coolant.
#704 of 812 Re: AC receiver Dryer/ Head Gasket [jerome40]
Sep 01, 2007 (10:12 am)
the only thing you can do to slow that risk, is to service your cooling system religously, and only use acura coolant. AC has nothing to do with that.
Sep 01, 2007 (7:07 pm)
I need to replace my AC compressor and clutch, but the price I'm getting is ~$1,000, parts & labor.
I'm in Southern Cal and it's really HOT! Is there a cheaper solution to this situation? I did a lot of my car work in college, but modern cars are a bit out of my league.
Thanks a lot.
#706 of 812 security system nightnare!!!
Sep 08, 2007 (8:27 pm)
Somebody HELP ME!!! I have a 1989 Acura Legend I bought for $500.00. So far my only big problem is that the guy lost the original keys with the keyless entry. Nobody and I mean nobody but the dealer can get me another one but for a hefty price. Does anybody have or know the posible FCC# on the remote so that I can try that way on line via Ebay? If not does anyone know how to bypass the immobilizer (kill switch), if I don't stick the key in the ignition or open the door fast enough the car automatically activtes the kill switch and the car won't start for at least 20-30 minutes after that it works beautifully. Like all of the discussions I read prior to this message I too love my car and with gas prices the way they are I'd be a fool it get rid of a sweet ride!! Hope for a miracle.
#707 of 812 overheating but with a gas smell too
Sep 15, 2007 (8:46 am)
I have read the posts about overheating. Have 95 Legend with month old new timing belt & water pump and am 90Km or so. Last night after driving awhile had strong gas smell and then temp guage rose to top of red and then dropped back down again few secs later. Drove some more and it repeated to hot and back down. Second time did not have gas smell. Tank was filled earlier in day & had just turned a corner when smell first noticed.
Are these related??? Since timing belt installed engine seems to be louder too. A symptom?
a PS: Just drove it around the block: heater is blowing cold, and it revs strongly in idle. What are these signs of?? I am not savvy to know what I am looking at under the hood and so I would appreciate so input before I call the mechanic. Could the new water pump work be bad causing this new problem? Thanks.
#708 of 812 I think Head Gasket!
Oct 05, 2007 (6:09 pm)
Hello I have a 91 Acura Legend w/155 miles. The other day I went to start my car to go to work and it was making a funny sound and shaking as I was putting it into gears. Then I notice radiator fluid coming out my tail pipes. I am confuse on what might be wrong and ppl are telling me two different things. (blown engine or head gasket)! I just put a new radiator in my car in July and a VSS. Please tell me not my engine. I love my car!
#709 of 812 1990 Acura Lengend stalling.
Oct 15, 2007 (10:31 pm)
We have a 1990 Acura Legend with 125K on it. We are the original owners and it has been a great car. However, it has started stalling. Took some friends on a drive to Mt. St. Helens about 80 miles roundtrip. The car ran fine, but then when I had to slow down and stop for a pedestrian, the car just died. It started up fine, but when I pulled into the driveway the car died again. It started up fine again. Anybody have a clue what the problem might be? Thanks.
#710 of 812 Acura legend trims
Nov 15, 2007 (6:34 pm)
Im looking to buy a Legend BUT im not sure on everything about the car i want the engine with 230 horsepower
Does that ONLY come in the GS?
Im not looking at a coupe im looking at the sedan
What trims does the 230 horsepower come in for the Legend sedan?
#711 of 812 Re: Acura Legend trims [bmwboy]
Nov 16, 2007 (9:41 pm)
The LS and GS models in 1993 on had the 230 hp Type II engine.