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Honda Accord, Performance Mods
#313 of 342 Re: Honda Accord93 shakes a lot when in idle [cybercool]
Mar 27, 2008 (5:22 pm)
The shake is a good sign that you have a broken motor mount (or two, or three). I think the chances of a tune-up solving the problem are slim. I advise you to shop around, and get prices from other shops. $700 may be wishful thinking, if you want to fix every thing. If you could do all this yourself, it would probably cost less than $300, but I don't know if that's a good idea.
#314 of 342 Re: Honda Accord93 shakes a lot when in idle [cybercool]
Mar 27, 2008 (6:27 pm)
One mechanic told me I have several oil leaks from these areas that need to be replaced, distributor 0-ring, valve cover gasket and oil pan gasket
These can also be DIY items. Valve cover and spark plug holes is pretty easy. I haven't done an oil pan, but I have done distributors and don't remember them being terrible. You should look into a factory shop manual or a Haynes/Chiltons at the very least. Your local library should have those as well.
Also, after running for a while my engine light goes on.
You can pull the code for the check engine light and it will help you debug the problem. There are instructions on how to pull codes in the repair manuals.
Can this be making my Honda shake a lot?
No, that sounds like a motor mount issue. If a timing belt was installed with the balance shafts out of phase, that could do it too but I would be more inclined to think motor mounts.
I already coughed up $700 over 2 years since I had it.
I wouldn't cry about spending $350/year to keep a 15+ year old car on the road. If you are worried about spending that amount, you aren't in a place to be looking at performance modifications.
#315 of 342 Re: Honda Accord93 shakes a lot when in idle [lilengineerboy]
Mar 27, 2008 (7:22 pm)
Thanks so much, I'll check out the motor mounts and take it from there.
#316 of 342 Exhaust / Cat Help Needed
Apr 25, 2008 (7:27 pm)
I am a real novice and have a code indicating a bad cat converter on a 98 4 cylinder Accord. It has 135,000 miles on it. The code has been on for about 2 months now and I get an occasional hestation while driving. The car is too good to pitch and too old to invest $1,100.00 for a new converter. I know there is an o2 sensor in front of the converter and another in the converter. What additional problems might I be creating by replacing the converter with a straight pipe? Will the car still operate properly with the single o2 sensor? I want to make sure I don't make a bad situation worse. Any help or step by step instructions on how to deal with the issue would be much appreciated.
#317 of 342 Hesitation & hard startup, fuel pressure?
May 26, 2008 (7:19 pm)
When starting up my 93' Accord, gas already in tank, engine cranks after long startup. After adding more gas (regular) I noticed hesitation when depressing gas pedal. I had a friend install a new fuel pump back in Dec 2007. Can this be a fuel gauge pressure problem? Where should I start to look for problems? I don't want to spend too much $$$
#318 of 342 Re: Hesitation & hard startup, fuel pressure? [cybercool]
May 27, 2008 (3:55 pm)
You may want to post in the maintenance and repairs area. This area is actually for modifications to cars.
#319 of 342 Adding more HP in my 93' Accord EX
May 27, 2008 (7:19 pm)
I'd like to know if adding a cold air intake part and flowmaster rear exhaust will add more HP to my accord and maintain a nice oxygen flow system?
#320 of 342 Re: Adding more HP in my 93' Accord EX [cybercool]
May 28, 2008 (6:44 pm)
It'll give you a louder car and better throttle response. HP though isn't going to likely increase.
#321 of 342 Re: Adding more HP in my 93' Accord EX [paisan]
May 29, 2008 (3:23 am)
I read online somewhere it said the cold air intake part and flowmaster will allow more oxygen flow and will control better fuel consumption. Is this somewhat true?
I don't want more loudness, I've seen flowmasters that dont make too much noise, it has that nice varoom sound.
#322 of 342 Re: Adding more HP in my 93' Accord EX [cybercool]
May 29, 2008 (4:07 pm)
Not sure about the Accord specifically, but at best it's a marginal (less than 1mpg) gain.