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#2050 of 2107 Wow, One Million Miles!
Oct 24, 2011 (4:37 pm)
From today's Verizon news...
"SACO, Maine (AP) — A Maine man and his car are celebrating a million-mile milestone.
Joe LoCicero (luh-SISS'-er-oh) was given a 2012 Honda Accord at a parade in the city of Saco on Sunday after surpassing the million-mile mark on the odometer of his 1990 Accord. He reached the milestone last Thursday.
A Honda spokeswoman tells The Portland Press Herald (bit.ly/otOqd1) it's the first time the manufacturer has documented an Accord reaching one million miles.
LoCicero says he bought the car in 1996 with 74,000 miles. The former mechanic did much of his own work. The secret he says is following maintenance schedules, using quality parts and driving safely.
He swears the transmission and engine are original.
Now that he has a new Accord, he's not sure what he'll do with the old one."
#2051 of 2107 Crapping Out in 1st & 2nd Gear
Nov 18, 2011 (1:21 pm)
I drive a 1992 Accord EX, standard trans with electronic fuel injection. Lately I notice in 1st & 2nd gear, as I begin to let out the clutch and the car begins moving, it completely craps out and almost stalls. I have to push the clutch and pump the gas a few times, then suddenly it lurches forward. By the time I get into 3rd gear, it runs great. What could be the cause? fuel injection sensor or something?
#2052 of 2107 Re: Wow, One Million Miles! [hpmctorque]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 18, 2011 (3:10 pm)
GEEZ...60,000 miles a year driving? That's 166 miles every day of the year for 15 years without a break. Must have an interstate paper route?
#2053 of 2107 Re: ECU Fuses blowing help [wfrese]
Dec 07, 2011 (8:49 am)
Hi, did you ever solve your problem?
I'd like to know because the same thing has happened to my 1993 Honda Accord EX:
- Car stalled while driving (immediately after exiting highway), would not re-start
- Needed new distributor and coil - replaced these
- Car stalled again while driving (again just after exiting highway), would not restart
- ECU fuse was blown, but mechanic cannot determine the cause (distributor and coil are still OK this time)
- Replaced fuse - car now drives OK around town, but have not tried highway for fear of same problem recurring.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
Dec 14, 2011 (12:17 am)
I have a 1990 accord LX with 194k miles on it and it runs amazingly, I just bought the car a month ago and I enjoy it more than my 2006. I do have a problem starting it at the moment, but other than that its my favorite car ever owned.
#2055 of 2107 1990 Honda Accord LX Starting Issue (HELP PLEASE)
Dec 14, 2011 (12:15 am)
I have a 1990 Honda Accord Lx with 194k miles on it currently. When I went out to go to work the other night (it was cold and raining) The car would not start. It turned over and tried, but it would not start. I left it alone for the night and when I came home in the morning, I tried to start it again, same issue. Then when my grandfather got home he opened the hood, and we noticed that when cranking it over, you can see sparks right where the distributor cap and rotor are. It was dark outside, but it was kind of like you could see sparks through it. Its hard to explain. But I was wondering if anyone has had this problem before or if anyone has an Idea to what I should look at? Thanks
#2056 of 2107 Re: 1990 Honda Accord LX Starting Issue (HELP PLEASE) [rya2048666]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 14, 2011 (10:18 am)
New cap, rotor and wires.
#2057 of 2107 Block Heater, needed
Dec 18, 2011 (12:33 pm)
Hi all, i have a 1990 Accord DX, only 313 000 miles on it. Original owner bought it in Georgia, i am in Ontario and its getting a little difficult to start on these frosty mornings. Wondering if there is any way to install a block heater of some sort? Also battery light is on, and has been for a couple months, new alternator installed, nothing not working, just a bothersome light? any information from anyone would be most helpful
#2058 of 2107 Re: ECU Fuses blowing help [wtkmoa]
Dec 18, 2011 (2:51 pm)
Found the problem. It turned out to be the wire going to oxygen sensor. This wire was intermittently rubbing up against the drive shaft. Eventually the insulation got stripped off, causing a short. The problem only manifested itself while exiting the highway, because sharp braking moved the wire forward and up against the drive shaft. At other times, the wire was just dangling.
Still don't know why the distributor broke.
#2059 of 2107 Re: Block Heater, needed [worksgood]
Dec 18, 2011 (4:03 pm)
As far as an engine block heater, there are numerous choices of heaters available. One type installs in the lower radiator hose and heats the antifreeze, another is magnetic and attaches to the oil pan or to the side of the block. A third requires removing one of the freeze plugs and installed in the freeze plug hole. You would have to check to see if they recommend a model for your Accord or not. The last one I know of was a heater that replaced the oil dip stick with a heating stick. I don't know if they are available or not anymore. The magnetic style is the easy to install, and you can remove and replace on your next vehicle at a later time.