Last post on Apr 16, 2013 at 7:09 AM
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Honda Accord, Electrical, Engine, Coupe, Sedan
#2099 of 2104 Re: 1993 honda accord head problem [nick129]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 05, 2013 (6:45 pm)
You can bone up on YouTube on how to do this. (SEE LINK BELOW) Remember you get only good clear shot to do it right, but if you take your time you should be able to extract it. These valve cover bolts are pretty small--they do not need much tightening---the gasket seals the cover, not the tightness of the bolt. These can easily be "tight enough" using a 1/4" drive socket and only a little strain on your hand, on a one-handed approaching to tightening.
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#2100 of 2104 93 Honda Accord LX Temp and other
Feb 12, 2013 (11:07 am)
Been having a lot of trouble with my 93 LX. Temperature spikes dramatically, car heats up fast. Checked fluid in radiator, added coolant, seemed to fix problem. Started heating up again. Wife driving it yesterday, said she heard a loud pop, and coolant was gushing out from under hood. I get home, look at it, coolant seems to be on backside of motor, near the bottom. I can't find any burst hoses or leaks. Not much of a mechanic. Car is also burning a lot of oil. And idling funny. Usually idles real low, but has a tendency to also race and rev up and down. Crazy. How screwed am I?
#2101 of 2104 Re: 93 Honda Accord LX Temp and other [pjudge44]
Feb 24, 2013 (1:36 am)
Sounds like a head gasket.
#2102 of 2104 93 wagon ok for a short driver ?
Apr 15, 2013 (7:52 am)
Bought a 93 lx w/80k one owner clean carfax etc. for my 16 year old..She is only 5' 1' and worried about visibility. Any other drivers out there same height or solutions ?
#2103 of 2104 Re: 93 wagon ok for a short driver ? [cnm_01]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Apr 15, 2013 (8:53 am)
Very often on older cars like that the seat padding has collapsed or the springing is weak, so one solution is to have the seat re-padded. It's also possible to have a shop raise the seat but this has to be done carefully, for obvious safety reasons--no shop doing mickey-mouse when it comes to seat-anchoring.
I'm not a fan of seat pads because it can cause the driver to slide around, which fatigues them and might even affect control to some extent.
Another inexpensive solution might be a thick sheepskin cover, which gives you a bit more height and doesn't slide so much. About $80 bucks for that, versus couple hundred to do up a seat.
#2104 of 2104 Re: 93 wagon ok for a short driver ? [cnm_01]
Apr 16, 2013 (7:09 am)
The good thing is that you've bought one of the best cars I've ever driven for visibility. There's a ton of glass in that thing, small pillars, low "hip" point of the car (so side glass is sufficiently low).