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Acura Integra, Engine, Hatchback
#28 of 114 Re: Update [nylaj]
Dec 05, 2007 (4:31 am)
I have had this problem in my 1991 GS and now a 1990 LS. I do get the "check engine" light on at time, usually on a warm day after the car has been running for awhile as well as cold days when the engine is warmed up.
I have not tried changing the relay, but I have found that the butterfly valve that is on the end of the throttle cable is the area of problem, atleast it seems that way for mine. It always restarts after tweaking this valve. My mech cleaned the mechanism and that solve it for a few days, but then the issue came back again.
I have found that moving the throttle valve cable or depressing the valve in front will sometime solve the issue. I have pictures and can explain better if one is interested.
I have never had the problem when first starting up from over night or after sitting more than 30 mins. Just once warmed or after stop and starts. Always though at the most in inconvenient times!!!
I love the 1990-1992 Integras, looking to get another in the near future. May have found one with one 56k miles. I get excellent gas mileage and low cost for insurance! I just wish Acura would go back to the liftback version!
I can explain in more detail and send pics. Leave a message and will contact via email with pics
#29 of 114 i need help with my turbo integra
Jan 04, 2008 (9:21 pm)
hey guys i really need help with my car i have asked everyone, i put a turbo on my 01 ls integra everything is stocked in my internals but since i put that turbo on ive been having problems with my car. On my breether valve it blows alot of smoke out of it whenever i run it and it pushes oil out of it like its cool i leak so much oil out of that i probley go through like 15 quarts of oil every oil change and i use synthetic oil i got the boost on my turbo usually about 5 or 7 psi but i know i need to get some new pistons and rings but i dont know if that will help my problem of all of the oil leaking out of the breather valve on the head or even the smoke i have asked around to so many people and they are clueless as i am on it if you have any advice for me please email me back at millerlite2141yahoo.com
#31 of 114 Added fuel additive to 88' integra LS and now wont start
Aug 18, 2007 (10:21 am)
Hello, I put a generic fuel additive into my 88 acura integra yesterday and filled it up and drove about 1 mile, then parked for 24 hours. Today drove about 5 miles and it died at a stop light. Normally verrrry reliable and I attribute it to the additive..?? Any one else with experience with this? Ideas on where to start?
Thanks for your time.
#32 of 114 Re: Added fuel additive to 88' integra LS and now wont start [mike1jenn]
Aug 29, 2007 (8:44 am)
depending on what kind of additive you put into your car and whether or not you put it in before you filled up or after. If you put it in before you could be running on straight additive hence why your engine would just turn off with not enough combustion. if you added octane booster or something of the sort then you could have over heated your motor and burnt or welded your valves shut. best thing to do is disconect your fuel line at the intake and purge the system. then fill up with some regular gas and dont try additive again.
Nov 16, 2007 (2:07 pm)
i own a 89 integra 5 speed with a hole in the side of the block. i'm looking at a 95 integra(auto) b18 engine to replace it with. i work for a import(vw )shop & ive done many engine changes/swaps ect . over 20 exp. i just want to know from the guys who do acura's all the time.whats the best bang for the buck engine you would replace the old lump with. & what im getting into as far as engine mounts,sensors,wiring harness,computer ect. what all am i gonna need to take from the donor car. & will the flywheel off the 1.6 fit the b18 ? or should i just put the stock engine back in it & call it good. any advise will greatly appreciated. thank you.
#36 of 114 Integra GSR issues
Jun 21, 2006 (6:48 am)
I just bought a 2000 GSR from a dealership this past week and after a full day of driving it I had the check engine light come on. I took it to my mechanic and he said that he couldn't pull up any codes because I have an aftermarket ECU (Hondata S200) instead of the OEM ECU. Some other mechanics that work with him said that since I have a test pipe instead of the catalytic convertor that the car is recognizing an O2 sensor issue. Seeing how I have the aftermarket ECU is wont be able to overwrite the check engine light. They told me it shouldn't be a big issue and that it is perfectly fine if the car is running like it should. But at the same time I dont feel comfortable driving around in a car that has a check engine light on. IS there a way to correct this problem if there is a problem or should I just cut the wire so that light goes off? I really want to know how to find out if its the O2 Senor issue and how to correct it. If someone could be so kind to help me out that would be great.">