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#59 of 93 Re: in need of expert answer.. '97 honda accord [accord_97]
Dec 27, 2007 (12:10 pm)
When i try to put my gear from neutral/drive to D4 of the engine. it would take about 1.5 seconds to accelerate.. is this also a problem? tnx..
This operates just as my 1996 2.2L Accord LX does. That isn't a problem, just the nature of the transmission - it takes a moment to engage. I have 177k miles on my Accord, and the transmission has NEVER been a problem.
I can't answer your other questions, but they might be able to in the 1994-1997 Honda Accord Maintenance and Repair forum. Good luck!
#60 of 93 Re: in need of expert answer.. '97 honda accord [thegraduate]
Dec 27, 2007 (1:17 pm)
tnx for the advice thegraduate.. i'll try to check on that forum. btw, when i try to bring it to a mechanic before, they cannot find where the sound is coming from. so weird.
#61 of 93 Re: in need of expert answer.. '97 honda accord [accord_97]
Dec 27, 2007 (1:20 pm)
That is odd. Best of luck accord 97, sorry I couldn't help you any more; I'm not very mechanically inclined!
#62 of 93 Dumb question.
Jan 03, 2008 (5:48 am)
I have a stupid question, but it's something that's been nagging at me. What the heck do the liters in an engine correspond to? I mean what does it mean? I know that the greater number of liters means the larger the engine and the more gas you're going to use, generally. I don't think it corresponds to the amount of gas in the engine at any given time and I know that it doesn't correspond to the amount of fluid, transmission, coolant, brake fluid, etc. I'm a moron I know, but this is been a question that's nagged at me since I started driving. This may one for the gear-heads out there who really understand the internal combustion engine.
By the way, lest ye get offended, being a gear-head isn't meant as an insult.
I know this a completely random question, but I've wondered for a long time and have never gotten a straight answer.
The last answer I got was that a liter equaled 56.5 cubic inches, but that still doesn't make sense.
Confused Automotive Moron
#63 of 93 Re: Dumb question. [tankbeans]
Jan 03, 2008 (9:26 am)
you know that your engine has pistons, and the pistons move up and down in their cylinders.
When the piston moves from top to bottom, it sucks in a certain amount of air. How much air it can suck in depends on how big around the piston is, and how far it moves when it goes from top to bottom.
Let's say that the piston in your car is 4 inches (10.16 centimeters) in diameter (also known as the bore), and it moves 4 inches from top to bottom (also known as the stroke). That means that one piston in your engine can suck in:
radius ^ 2 * pi * height = volume of a cylinder
5.08 cm (bore/2) ^ 2 * 3.14 * 10.16 cm (stroke) = 823.3 cubic centimeters
If your car has 4 cylinders, then it has a has a total displacement of:
4 * 823.3 cubic centimeters = 3,292.1 cubic centimeters, or 3.292 liters
A car manufacturer would round that up and say that your car has a 3.3-liter engine. This means that the displacement of this particular engine is 3.3 liters. If you were to turn the crankshaft of this engine through two complete revolutions, the four pistons would inhale a total of 3.3 liters of air.
#64 of 93 Re: Dumb question. [tankbeans]
Jan 03, 2008 (11:17 am)
For example, the capacity of the Accord's "2.4L" engine is actually 2,354 cubic centimeters.
#65 of 93 Re: Dumb question. [accord_97]
Jan 03, 2008 (1:56 pm)
Thank you very much. Now I kinda get it. I know it wasn't an important question, but I guess I'm just curious by nature and there are some things, even when mundane, that just nag at me and drive me nuts if I can't figure out an answer.
Since you said it sucks in air would that be why a 3.8 Litre V6 should be more powerful than my 2.4 Litre I4. And it's because of the fact that the 3.8 would 'suck' more air thus creating a greater fuel to air mixture and provide more propulsion. Is that essentially what's going on? Hopefully propulsion is the right word.
Sorry if my wording is confusing. Grammer has never been my strong suit.
#66 of 93 03' Honda Accord - NEED HELP!
Feb 03, 2010 (12:22 pm)
I really do not know what is up with my 03' Accord V4. Whenever stopped at a traffic light, with my foot on the brake, the car keeps kicking as if it is struggling to stay in place. I put the car in park and as soon as the kicking stops the car goes below 500 RPM and the engine shuts off. I then have to turn the keys in the ignition again to start the car up. Once turned on, the kicking begins and it seems the engine is only not struggling when my foot is on the accelerator or it is in park in which case it turns off. WHAT IS GOING ON?!
#67 of 93 Re: 03' Honda Accord - NEED HELP! [saintsfan1989]
Feb 04, 2010 (12:55 am)
This might be one of several things on the I-4. If the check engine light (CEL) is on have the vehicle serviced or if you are in a state where it is allowed, have an auto parts store read the code if you want to attempt a self-repair. If no CEL then take it to your mechanic or dealer.
This shouldn't be an engine issue, but rather an electronics or fuel issue. I'd bet on electronics. Good luck.
#68 of 93 Timing Belt or Chain
Apr 08, 2010 (1:00 pm)
I have a 2007 Accord EX-L. I bought it new in September 2006. I now have close to 90K miles on it and am looking at a few services. My dealer tells me I need the timing belt replaced (amongst other fluid flushes) My "mechanic" tells me that his system shows the 4 Cyls as having a chain. Who is right? I know close to nothing on engines - looks like a belt to me when I popped the hood?