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#791 of 812 Anyone Do a motor swap, not a 3.5 from an RL?
Feb 04, 2010 (3:43 am)
I know some guys over at acura-legend.org have done the 3.2 to 3.5L swap, but I don't really see a benefit of that. Hell, my 1994 Legend has more horsepower than a 2004 RL! Yeah, the RL has like 20lb more torque, but so what. It has 5 less HP.
Anyways, I was just thinking about stuff because my headgasket is starting to leak, and I'm getting some super light ping on occasion as well. That and my timing belt needs to be changed. So I'm just figuring I'd drop a JDM motor in it with< 50k miles, instead of spending 2k on fixing the used motor. Man I'd love to get something with 290-310 HP in that car.
#792 of 812 93 legend-engine quakes
Feb 09, 2010 (5:07 pm)
At approximately 40 mph, engine shakes really hard, as if falling out of car. Does anyone know fix. Mechanic has replaced and balanced tires, replaced motor and transmission mounts, ruled out differential and appears stomped.
#793 of 812 Is '92 Acura Legend w/197K mi worth buying?
Mar 22, 2010 (12:10 pm)
I need a reliable 4 door used under $4000, and I'm partial to Honda/Acura brand. Saw a 92 Acura Legend automatic w/197K miles on it that is owned by a mechanic; going to look at it tomorrow, but is this something that will last me another say, 50K miles if necessary? Thanks.
#794 of 812 Re: Is '92 Acura Legend w/197K mi worth buying? [soplush]
Mar 22, 2010 (4:32 pm)
A 92 w/ 197000? It's good for another 150000 IMHO. Mine has 315,000 and maintenance has been largely deferred.
#795 of 812 Re: Is '92 Acura Legend w/197K mi worth buying? [westofleft]
Mar 22, 2010 (7:54 pm)
Thanks. What items should I be asking about in terms of replacement? I know the water pump and timing belt have been changed.
Mar 23, 2010 (5:51 am)
They are quite reliable, but if you can, wait longer and try to find one that is in good shape mechanically with lower miles. You could probably find one in the 120k range for that price, maybe 4500. Just depends on if you have time to wait.
#797 of 812 Re: Starting When Hot [dev630]
Apr 10, 2010 (6:07 pm)
If you had issues with it starting in the heat before the new tranny went in, it might be your main fuel relay. I just got a 2nd gen Legend but haven't picked it up yet, so I don't have any personal experience with that particular Acura. But my '92 Integra did have this issues in the heat if the windows were up for a while and it was sitting in/near sunlight.
If it is having this issue, roll all of the windows down and open the roof for 10-15 mins and give it a shot. If you think it's hot enough outside for it to act up and aren't leaving for a little bit, just roll 'em all down a little bit before you leave.
If the "rolling-down-of-the-windows" trick does the job, you can bet it's probably the main fuel relay.
It took me a while of searching to figure this out, so I made an account on here to pass on the info. I probably won't be back on here, so good luck if you still have this vehicle!
Apr 13, 2010 (6:05 pm)
We are having the same problem with our 1990 legend. I am getting a sick feeling because the warm weather is fast approaching Connecticut and I know what will happen. We always look for shady parking spots, leave the windows cracked and put a shade on the windshield but my son now takes it to high school and there is little to no shade...it only happens when it gets hot inside the car. I see someone said it is the main fuel relay, what is that and is it a big job?
#799 of 812 Re: googcar [googcar]
Apr 13, 2010 (6:33 pm)
I have a 1988 Legend that I have replaced the Main Relay (behind the lower Driver's side dash and is a black box with a large multiwire connector) 2 times since I had the car. The first time the relay went out after about 2 yeras, the second time after 5 years and has not had a problem since then, I guess Acura improved the quality of the relay. I am in Texas and the car gets really hot in Summer. The relay is not that expensive, you can buy it online and is easy to replace. This relay controls the fuel and some other electrical items. It seems that only the fuel has been affected as all the other electronics functioned whenever the car would not start. The sympton I experienced was the motor would turn over but would not start. Pulling a spark plug, the plug was completely dry.