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Acura Legend, Sedan
#739 of 812 Re: Love my Acura, but.... [kmj1]
Sep 08, 2008 (9:53 am)
I realize this message is from 2000, but my daughter is interested in buying a used 1995 Legend LS, it has all the bells and whistles etc....they are asking $2500.00 and it has around 175,000 miles on it. It is now Sept. 2008 I would like to know if people think it is worth the money, and what are the things we should look for to go wrong. We are wondering how much upkeep people have seen on this old of a vehicle.
I have read quite a few of the other posts and it seems to depend on how well the car has been maintained and we must say this one had for the most part only one owner, but we would still like to know what are some of the things to look for to make us aware of oncoming extreme expenses.
My daughter is a student and does not have a high budget for alot of upkeep. This would be my 20 year old's first car. I hope you can clue us in and any advice is extremely welcome.
#740 of 812 1988 to 1990 acura legend auto trans transplant
Oct 04, 2008 (11:59 pm)
can anyone one identify the 4 individual electric plugson a 1990 legend and tell me exactly what each componet does? (speed pulser?ect.).4shift soilinoids what does each one do exactly?can anyone one identify the 3 individual electric plugson a 1988 legend and tell me exactly what each componet does? (speed pulser?ect.).4shift soilinoids what does each one do exactly?
#741 of 812 Re: Not A typical Head Gasket Problem [kirkaja]
Dec 16, 2008 (7:10 am)
I have a 94 legend with 206,000 miles on it and have for that last 8 months experienced the same slight loss of coolant. Recently, it has begun to occur more frequently. My symptoms now are 100% identical to the situation that you had described. I get fluctuation of the temp guage, coolant loss, heat comes and goes, blows white smoke only in the morning, rough idle, pulsing idle. This sounds like the seeping head gasket that someone else here had described. Any thougths? What did you end up doing to your legend? Did you have the head gaskets replaced? Thanks.
#742 of 812 Re: Not A typical Head Gasket Problem [maxlegend]
Dec 28, 2008 (2:16 pm)
I too have been experiencing the same symptoms. The car has 145k miles on it and it's a '95 (L) in great condition. Should I replace the head gaskets or cut my losses and get rid of it?
#743 of 812 Legend Head Gasket
Dec 28, 2008 (3:32 pm)
Had mine repaired twice, 1st lasted 4 months, 3nd about 6 months, new radiater, cap, themostate, timing belt....car never ran the same, swapped engines and it's ok now, Spent to much on that car
#744 of 812 Re: Not A typical Head Gasket Problem [maxlegend]
Dec 28, 2008 (5:00 pm)
My understanding is that this results, especially in the starboard head, from overheating, to which the Legend is particularly sensitive.
Once the head is replaced/repaired and a new head gasket applied, all should stop.
#745 of 812 Re: Not A typical Head Gasket Problem [westofleft]
Dec 29, 2008 (11:26 am)
My quote from a reliable, honest mechanic is $2600. For that they will replace both head gaskets, I believe, and R&R both heads. Is this the way to go? :
#746 of 812 '95 blown head gasket
Dec 29, 2008 (11:34 am)
What makes these cars blow head gaskets? I have a properly maintained car with oil changed at every 5k miles and coolant every two years. Never a overheating problem and I bled the air out each time. What gives? Low mileage for a 13 y/o car but this is the first major problem.
#747 of 812 Re: '95 blown head gasket [kayarbro]
Dec 29, 2008 (2:15 pm)
I have a 1992 Legend since 1992, with only 52,000 miles on it. It never sees snow and is garaged all the time. A beautiful driving car.
#748 of 812 Re: Not A typical Head Gasket Problem [kayarbro]
Dec 29, 2008 (9:29 pm)
Unfortunately Westofleft, that might be the way to go. Its mainly the labor that makes it cost so much. I had it done twice on my 1993 Legend sedan. The first time was cheaper than the second because labor prices went up from $60 per hour to like $72 per hour for labor. They break the engine down and you'll be surprise how many pieces there are. I believe when or if you get it done to replace all coolant systems if you can. (i.e. new radiator, water pump, hoses, timing belt, fluids, thermostat) Because if you think about it, one part of the cooling system has been contaminated which also circulates to other parts throughout the entire cooling system. So it is bound to be contaminated in some way or form. Yes its costly but so is restoring a 57 chevy. We are talking about a car that is about to be 18 years old!(1991 models) Definitely shop around! I think u can find a better deal.