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« Reply #60 on: November 14, 2014, 03:49:03 pm »


^^ parts.
About 95% of this is the missing stuff off the engine.


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« Reply #61 on: December 07, 2014, 07:03:30 pm »

Raw valve cover mod completed today...
Despite old man winter arriving early this year.

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« Reply #62 on: December 20, 2014, 07:55:27 pm »


^^ studying idle issue and electrical gremlins at the same time.

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Thought perhaps ground G101 was the common denominator. But it won't. Studying continues.
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« Reply #63 on: December 23, 2014, 02:48:10 pm »

Finally relegating the problems with Ole #97 staying running upon decelaration is not some sensor, I decided to pretend this car is computer free and went about things from a mechanical perspective.

I guess I crave punishment or learning the electronic gizmos of the late model cars one. But it hadn't dawned on me how to check the mechanical side of the engine.

I changed perspectives. Checking for basic vacuum related items, I discovered my induction system is all gummed up with soot and causing lack of vacuum break when decelerating. Now she warm idles a bit too low(400-450), but doesn't shut off after revving the engine.

After 75-100 days of swapping known working stuff or correcting a po's former rig-age she's back home for Christmas....then she'll go back into rehab for some induction system scrub-age and further restoration inside the engine bay.


^^ 2500+ pound Christmas ornament out front.


^^ then back to this mode for a while
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« Reply #64 on: December 23, 2014, 07:34:36 pm »

Keep at it Mike!   


I miss working on mine, still much to do
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« Reply #65 on: December 25, 2014, 05:34:47 pm »

I bought it to fix it up...but the 'up' part keeps makes it a 3 word thing. A two word thing, 'fixing it' seems to be the norm.

No worries as it's more of a driveway queen anyway. After driving the snot out of it for the first 6 months of ownership most of the mid life crisis thrills had been achieved. Now the thrill is to make it better than it was back then a little at a time.

Much progress has been made.  Cool

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« Reply #66 on: December 26, 2014, 08:09:25 am »

The oil lamp thing is another one of those gremlins that after much study is still a head scratcher.

To start with, the motor probably has 5 hours on it with an illuminated low oil pressure lamp. As stated before, it came on suddenly when I relocated a ground. So I figured it was a fluke and continued working on the running/temp issue. Then one day it began flashing. Uh oh...or so I thought. An oem sensor swap later, no change.
Honda did not do a fail safe feature on this lamp so it seems. Supposedly disconnecting it while lit will cause it to turn off. I disconnected it from both the voltage regulator (which is where flash feature begins) and the sensor. Light still lit.
Either this is one tough engine, in that 5 hours of revving, idling, and holding 2-3000 rpms (with less than 4.3psi oil pressure), or there's a short. The bulb itself had no positive or ground, but still lit.
Oh another thing is Honda made it so if it begins flashing, it keeps flashing until the car is turned off. The last time it flashed, it flashed about a minute and stopped...hasn't flashed since.

I've got 3 ideas going that'll be tried soon. Oil pressure tester is acquired, all new ground wires are on order (in addition to a short segment of #10 wire in series with the power steering bracket mounted ground already installed) and pricing an engine replacement/rebuild. If pressure checks out ok and new grounds don't solve it, I'll investigate the multiplex unit and connector C on the cluster. If pressure is no beuno, I'm thinking either a blue top will be installed or sell Ole #97 to somebody who'll finish what I started.


Edit:
Drove the $h1+ outta ole bessy for about an hour today. She ran flawless. Oil lamp is dim, not bright.


Soooooo, another succesful repair leads to another cosmetic mod.

^^ emblems coated with white, clear, more white and more clear.

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^^ installed using rubber cement.
Very sticky, very weather resistant, and most important, very easy to remove later.
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« Reply #67 on: January 02, 2015, 06:52:08 pm »

How I ended the 2014?...

^^ At the junkyard picking from an 00 base with a busted H22A.

How I started 2015?

^^At the junkyard picking over the same 00 base model.

So if anybody calls...I'll be at the junkyard until further notice...
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« Reply #68 on: January 05, 2015, 06:41:14 pm »

are you back from the junkyard yet?
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« Reply #69 on: January 06, 2015, 08:00:00 pm »

I was...but went back...




^^ for this
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« Reply #70 on: January 09, 2015, 05:09:58 pm »

yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
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« Reply #71 on: January 10, 2015, 09:14:17 am »

Oil pressure check postponed. Injured myself picking up a freaking soda can.

Back kink suuuuuuux!!

Any further work postponed a few days until...

No more kin-age...ugh!
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« Reply #72 on: January 10, 2015, 01:39:34 pm »

happens to the best of us.  rest up buddy. 
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« Reply #73 on: January 14, 2015, 03:08:31 am »

Will do sir.

While re-couping, can clean n polish junk yard parts.



^^ the before/after thing.

Started on a power steer pump today...




 
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« Reply #74 on: January 29, 2015, 05:58:28 pm »

Parts re-furbed are piling up.


^^ ready and waiting...


^^ discovered this stuff.


^^ thermoostat housing nearly done.



^^ power steering pump is done. Pulley is next.


^^ but first a rust experiment to determine polish or paint.


^^ numbers on refurbed EGR solenoid bracket intact.


^^ center cap black n white mod completed.


^^ another box o parts. Life time supply of crush washers and dizzy seals along with more wires, screws n stuff.


^^ and I put a new edge on my $3.99 knife. Cut that hose easily.

In February or March I'll start ordering a bunch more parts. Mainly gaskets for a re-furb of the induction system and vacuum system. But there's a slew of nickle n dime stuff to get bought at discount prices.
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