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#648 of 2107 1992 Accord EX Questions
Apr 24, 2007 (11:40 am)
Hi, new to this forum. i have a 92 EX coupe M/T with 150k miles. car runs great, but for a few minor things.
1. car noticeably shakes around 1800rpm to about 3000rpm, mainly in 2nd and 3rd gear. more noticeable when accelerating hard. however, if i stay on that gear and in that rpm range, it will go away. i ruled out axles/half shafts and think it's possibly the EGR ports clogged. i want to make sure before i spend for this....any thoughts?
2. my car idles low after warmed up. i'd say around 600rpm. it gets lower when i use any power accesories, like sunroof or windows. anything wrong with this?
3. how can i find an OEM alarm key fob. my car is fitted with the dealer installed honda oem security system. apparently, it is so rare, that my dealer has no info on this. i know it works, as the light blinks, but it is in valet mode as i do not have the key fob to activate it. any ideas???
#649 of 2107 Re: '92 HONDA Accord Valve Cover Gasket Replacement [lilengineerboy]
Apr 25, 2007 (6:54 am)
Hi engineer, I got the valve cover kits for my Honda but I'm a little stuck. I received three sets of gasket plus the valve cover gasket itself. Now, my problem is with the four thin gaskets that I just can figure out where they go. I have the obvious ones figure out (since they were present when I removed the valve cover)...the main gasket going around the cover, the four thick gaskets going inside the groves in the valve cover, the four that go around the silver bolts...now, the last set of four thin gaskets is the one I can't figure out. Please guide me as to where and how they should fit. Thank you so much!
#651 of 2107 Re: '92 HONDA Accord Valve Cover Gasket Replacement [walis]
Apr 25, 2007 (2:24 pm)
now, the last set of four thin gaskets is the one I can't figure out.
Do you mean o-rings (little rubber circles)? If so, these go under the rocker arm assembly. These are a lot more difficult to change. When you put the little chrome nuts on the valve cover, be careful not to over tighten them. The little studs are easy to break off. The torque for the little nuts is only 7-lb.ft. I suggest using a nut-driver, or 1/4" drive socket-driver with a socket to tighten them. Using something larger (like a ratchet) you would be more likely to snap the studs off, which would create a big problem (replacing stud bolts). If oil is getting into the spark plug tubes it will likely be necessary to change the o-rings, unfortunately. Good luck
#652 of 2107 Re: '92 HONDA Accord Valve Cover Gasket Replacement [elroy5]
Apr 26, 2007 (4:29 am)
thank you so much 'elroy'. I'd do the ones I can do and hope for the best. If the oil still leaks, I'd then come back here to seek guidance once again and tackle the difficult one. Thanks again!
#653 of 2107 Re: 1992 Accord EX Questions [shanakas]
Apr 26, 2007 (1:13 pm)
the idle speed is controlled by the EACV (Elect air control valve).
when accessories come on, alternator should go into higher output mode, and ECU signal should boost idle via EACV
If idle is too slow, either you've got a vacuum leak, eacv is sticking, or somehow it's not getting the right input from the ecu. The EACV has a filter screen that can be cleaned with solvent, and the whole valve can be easily washed out with solvent if it's sticking. If you're getting a misfire under load, that could also be a vaccum leak.
You should run a compression test as well as a test for vacuum leaks.
#654 of 2107 Re: '92 HONDA Accord Valve Cover Gasket Replacement [walis]
Apr 26, 2007 (3:06 pm)
Sorry Walis, I totally forgot to check this forum. Elroy has good credibility with this stuff too.
#655 of 2107 Re: '92 HONDA Accord Valve Cover Gasket Replacement [lilengineerboy]
Apr 26, 2007 (3:45 pm)
I had to change the o-rings in my old 92 Accord. It's not a difficult job. The hardest part for me was setting the valves (seems like you need three hands).
#656 of 2107 Re: Coolant drain and refill [elroy5]
Apr 28, 2007 (6:38 am)
hello roy, 1670 miles, the 'enterprise' arrived safe and sound to montreal .
Only one problem though it might happen to anyone of you. brake lights were on even with the engine off. there is a small flexible plastic attached to the brake pedal which opens and closes a small switch. in my car it fell off, so i replace with a piece of plastic for the rest of the trip. If that happens and you don;t see it right away it will drain your battery and it can be a pain in the neck.
#657 of 2107 Re: Coolant drain and refill [Fukuyama]
Apr 28, 2007 (6:50 am)
Ah, the dreaded brake switch . It can also prevent the shift lever from coming out of park (if the switch gets stuck in the other position). So has the problem been fixed? Keep checking it, to make sure. Everything else working out ok, I hope. Good luck