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Honda Accord, Electrical, Engine, Coupe, Sedan
#1238 of 2107 Re: 1990 honda accord timing belt [lil_llama89]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 22, 2008 (7:37 am)
How do you know the timing belt broke? A smoking engine would not be a symptom of that.
At any rate, yes it's an interference engine, at least by my charts.
Even if it is interference fit, that doesn't mean you need a whole new engine.
You need to calm down and get some good advice on a)what exactly happened and b) what your alternatives are. You might have overheated and not broken the belt, or if you broke it, maybe you only bent a few valves and you can get by with a rebuilt cylinder head.
#1239 of 2107 Re: 1990 honda accord timing belt [lil_llama89]
Jun 22, 2008 (8:00 am)
What color was the smoke?
#1240 of 2107 93' Engine odometer
Jun 22, 2008 (12:01 pm)
I bought y 93' Accord EX about 2 yrs ago with the odometer reading 135000.
The prior owner said it stopped working when she had it. The true odometer reading on my car has to over 165000? Can the true reading of the engine odometer ever be found? When I first bought the car it performed better and faster and now the engine and ABS light goes on and has a sluggish per- formance. I was told the Accord engines can run for a very long time. How can I bring back some life into my car? Tune up, fuel pressure gauge check, etc?
#1241 of 2107 Leather Seat Maintenance
Jun 22, 2008 (12:19 pm)
Has anyone used the turtle Wax product called Ice ( total interior care) on the cars leather and vinyl interior.
I have 2008 Accord V6 automatic Accord with the black leather seats and
I assume black vinyl dash.
Some people use the McGuires Gold product but I think that is only for leather.
Thanks for the feedback.
#1242 of 2107 Re: 1990 honda accord timing belt [corkscrew]
Jun 22, 2008 (1:10 pm)
the smoke was grey
#1243 of 2107 Re: 93' Engine odometer [cybercool]
Jun 22, 2008 (2:33 pm)
I would find out what codes are stored in the computer. That might give you some idea why the performance has dropped. Your car is OBDl, so the procedure for getting the codes is different from OBDll. This link describes how to get the codes on your car. Good luck
#1244 of 2107 Re: 1990 honda accord timing belt [lil_llama89]
Jun 23, 2008 (5:58 am)
Yes, yours is an interference engine. A good mechanic can tell fairly quickly if the belt is broken. However it will take more labor to determine the extent of the damage. Only you can decide how far you are willing to go if, in fact, the belt is broken.
Did you have any warning such as low oil presssure or engine running hot before the incident?
Blue smoke is burning oil and white to grey smoke is anti freeze. I may be wrong here but I'm leaning towards a blown head gasket.
Jun 24, 2008 (12:43 am)
91 accord same no start problem how do i test relay