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#70 of 114 1991 Acura Integra LS dies when i push the clutch in
Sep 23, 2008 (3:21 pm)
I do not know what happened. I was driving home from school today and i came up to a stop light. So i pushed in the clutch about 100ft from the intersection. The car died. All the lights in the dash came on. This has happened before and i thought it was the heat of the day. i live in the desert. but it wasnt hot today. it would not start back up for about 10minutes. I had to push it. you cant bump start it and you cant turn it over. it just doesnt start. any help would be much appreciated. i do not know about cars or anything so try and explain as best as you can. thanks.
#71 of 114 Re: Hi I got a question about 2 diferent engine types [drbyers]
Oct 11, 2008 (10:54 am)
aren't you guys forgetting about the fact that engine in '94-'01 Integra faces left, and the '02-'07 RSX's faces right? (where the belts and pulleys are) This sounds like an extremely messy change. As an aside, does anyone know how the design engineers ever made this choice, to change engine orientation? It can't have to do with RH and LH drive, since both cars were designed to be built both ways. I'm a Mechanical Engineer but it's beyond me why a car company would make this change.
#72 of 114 90 integra GS
Oct 17, 2008 (7:16 am)
Hey guys, I need some help. Yesterday I was driving my 90 GS when without warning she died. First I tried to accelerate and there was no response so when I pulled th the shoulder the choked and will no longer start (still cranks tho).
Any ideas of what could be wrong?
#73 of 114 reefer007 timing belt
Oct 18, 2008 (12:35 pm)
Do you know which engine you have in your 91? I recently did my nephew's 90 hatchback with a B18A1 engine, and turned out when the belt snapped, he had bent a few valves but no damage to the pistons. As I'm not familiar with the 91 & which engines it might have, IF yours has the B18A1 engine, I can help you thru the process. As near as I can tell from the Haynes manual I've used (covers 90 thru 93 Integra and 91 thru 95 Legend), there were only two used in those model years, the B18A1 which is a 1.8L DOHC and the B17A1 VTEC, which is a 1.7L DOHC with variable valve timing & electronic control, which will have "VTEC" 'bossed'(raised lettering) right on the cam cover.
#74 of 114 Re: 90 integra GS [ksgs]
Oct 18, 2008 (12:51 pm)
As always in such a case, check to see whether or not you're getting spark at the plugs, then whether you've got fuel going to the rail, then whether or not your injectors are pulsing. What makes you think that it 'choked?'
#75 of 114 what models/years had the B18A1
Oct 18, 2008 (1:01 pm)
My nephews got a 90 hatchback with the B18A1 in it, which I'm afraid is toast, at least for the moment, so I've been searching for a decent replacement used one, with little luck (I'm told that some of these wreckers' books indicate that only the 90 or 91 will work in this particular application), but I'm thinking that being as this IS a HONDA engine after all, they've probably used this very same engine in other models of their own - ie: maybe Civic. Does anyone know for certain what other models/model years used this same engine? It would be of immeasurable help to me in finding one, by expanding my search parameters.
#76 of 114 Re: engine number [garydohcvtec]
Oct 18, 2008 (1:52 pm)
This is probably way way too late to help Gary, but just new to this site. Am only familiar with a 90 hatchback, but engine ID position probably the same? About halfway down the block (from top deck to bottom, vertically), on the right side of the block (the side toward the front of the car, or the right side of the engine when viewed from the right side of the car towards the driver's side or from transaxle toward belts), only a few inches to the left of the exhaust manifold/heat shield, you should find a raised 'boss' facing slightly upward to make viewing from above easy. That boss measures about an inch and a half accross, left to right, and about a half an inch in height - clean it off and the engine code should be stamped right into the flat surface of the boss.
#77 of 114 Re: Question about heating problem [addtothehustle]
Oct 18, 2008 (2:11 pm)
Re kxiong87's post of July 21st, again, this is probably way, way too late to help, but I'd suggest your heater core's got a leak. If you can detect coolant on the front floor on psgr side, OR smell it in the air inside with the heater running and the engine warmed up, OR on a very cool day, the windshield fogs over inside when you put the heating system into 'defrost' mode or any combination of the above, your heater core has definitely got a leak.
I don't know how fine the tubes are in that particular core, and I wouldn't normally recommend this to a Chryler owner, but try putting in about half the amount instructed on the bottle, of 'radiator stop leak'-type product, and see what happens after the engine has come up to operating temp a few times with the heater running.
That is a hell of a lot easier than changing out that heater core, believe me! Also, if your temp guage is registering a little higher than was usual beofre this problem developed, its probably due to your coolant level being too low, which you can top up when you put in the stop-leak.
#78 of 114 Re: to buy or not to buy [jimbob1975]
Dec 01, 2008 (7:32 am)
one data point -- I am original owner of a 1997 GS-R B18C1, now at 160,000 miles. I have changed oil + filter regularly every 3750 miles (twice as often as scheduled), but used only ordinary name brand 5w30 oil. Still have virtually zero oil consumption. I tried one change with Mobil 1 0w-20 as a fuel economy experiment at 150,000 miles and then took it on a 7300 mile cross-country trip (WA to ME to SC and back to WA). Even with this watery oil, consumption was still barely noticeable (say, 1/3 qt on the the whole trip). I am expecting my engine to be pretty healthy still at 200,000 miles, although the rest of the car, especially electrical, is beginning to raise doubts.
#79 of 114 94 intrega don't turn over,
Jan 03, 2009 (1:06 pm)
My car won't turn over, it seems to me that it's not getting gas and that would be the fuel pump. it doesn't start no matter what temp. i just replaced the fuel filter 1,000 or so miles ago.