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#124 of 2104 1991 Accord LX with 298299 miles
Mar 31, 2006 (2:32 am)
hey i was wondering if by any long shot if Honda offered any type of discount or any noterity given to cars that crack the 300k mark. my accord is close to breaking 300k and is running fine aside from the regular maintanence and oil changes this car has been running fine on the same transmisson.
i was thinking of sending honda an email and photo of my car's life story and how it has endured throughout the years. what do you think the chances of getting anything from HONDA are?
#125 of 2104 Re: 1991 Accord LX with 298299 miles [forkball88]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Mar 31, 2006 (9:21 am)
Congrats on your good care of your car---I really don't think though that this will impress Honda all that much, but they might send you something, what the heck, why not?
#126 of 2104 93 Accord AC
Apr 02, 2006 (12:54 pm)
I have a 93 Accord, Anniversary edition.
When I turn the AC switch on, the condenser fan does not run. however, when the engine temp goes up, both fans (condenser and radiator) run.
Is the condenser fan not supposed to run when ever the AC is on.
I was charging my AC system, and noticed that the Cond fan wasn't turning and it took for ever for the 134 freon to charge. When the raciator fan kicked in, the charge started filling.
I am wondering if there is any specific relay that turns the cond fan when AC is turned on.
Help from the Forum will be greatly appreciated.
#127 of 2104 radiator waterfall
Apr 03, 2006 (1:39 pm)
i have a 90 honda accord lx. Its bee running warm recently, but that was attributed to the timing belt being adjusted too high. Unfortunately i discovered steam coming from under the hood and a hot spring coming from a small crack in the top of the radiator, and another at the top of the overflow resevuare. I was told the radiator was metal, it turns out its plastic. Why is water coming out of the top of the overflow bottle when the bottle is not even half full and is there a patch made for the radiator for a short term fix?
#128 of 2104 Re: 1991 Accord LX with 298299 miles [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 04, 2006 (1:50 pm)
It won't be their first 300k mile car, that's for sure, but it is notable! I read (in Motor Trend) of a 1994 Accord Manual Tranny Coupe that managed 1,100,000 before being sold; still running fine. All the guy had replaced was clutches, the instrument cluster, and regular maintenance done. I saw pictures of it, as well as the odometer - it read something like 700,000 - the first one, like my 1996 LX, had died, although mine played out at 111,000 miles, not 400,000 like his.
#129 of 2104 Re: radiator waterfall [songbyrd]
Apr 05, 2006 (5:32 am)
I had a similiar problem last summer with my 95 accord. Small crack in top of radiator, driving from Florida to St. Louis - got stuck in Tennessee. What happens is the radiator crack opens up at high temps, your coolant will leak out and the car will overheat. There is a patch kit made for this, costs about $10. It got me back on the road and seemed to be work fine. I happened to meet a radiator guy at a rest stop. He suggested replacing the radiator when I got off the road, to avoid further problems. A non-honda radiator was about $130, good for my piece of mind. I think the patch would've held for a long time, didn't want to risk it though. It's basically a piece of fiberglass mesh and an epoxy paste - rough up the crack and apply.
Don't know about the overflow bottle. I'd guess the steam is forcing the water out? Take care of that radiator, else major complications.
Plastic radiator was a shock to me. I was looking to solder the thing.
Apr 05, 2006 (9:16 am)
I drive a 93 accord LX and it does not overheat but it get close to the red on the temp gauge, I noticed that it only happens when I drive it for about 90-100mi and thats when it starts to warm up like that, no steam coming from under the hood I had that once and I replaced the hoses and radiator, the car has 191,000mi on it, the car does not warm up in town I only drive to school and back its about a 13min trip. Could it be the thermostat? Any help will be appreciated... thanks
#131 of 2104 Re: radiator waterfall [merkle]
Apr 05, 2006 (11:20 am)
thanks, and the plastic radiator shocked me as well. I wanted to sauder it as well. I had an old chevy s-10 that cracked in the same place but that was a simple solution being that it was metal. Do you think that it could the hoses running to the overflow tank that would make it run out of the top and not the bottom. If the water is not getting to the bottle it has to go somewhere right? could a hole in the hoses or them dry rotting cause the water not to get to the bottle?
#132 of 2104 93 Accord issues
Apr 10, 2006 (8:25 am)
I have a 1993 accord EX (140K miles) that spilt a lot of oil today and was smoking as well.
Any idea what the problem could be ? Am hoping the fix will not be over the value of the car
#133 of 2104 Re: 93 Accord issues [lpaes]
Apr 10, 2006 (3:30 pm)
Where was the oil spitting out from?
If it was out the tail pipe, my guess would be a head gasket.
Check your oil and see if you see any coolent in it, check the radiator and see if there is any oil in it. If so, head gasket is shot.
You can also do a compression check to see if one cylinder is leaking.