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Old 06 Mar 2007, 02:28 am
DannyOcean
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Default ’93 Legend Ls Coupe 6-speed possessed?

I own a 1993 Acura Legend Ls Coupe with the 6-spd manual trans. I am
currently having a few "issues" and was wondering if anyone can shed
some light on them for me.

1) When the car is idling there is a really foul smell that enters the
interior of the car. It is not a gas smell, but almost like a burning
or melting of something that shouldn’t be melted??

2) The temp. gauge seemingly randomly swings between the half way
point and "H". It seems to run hot at lower speeds or when Idling.

3) The heat will randomly go between really hot and cool. Note: I am
in minnesota so the outside air temp is cool. The heated seats oddly
do the same. one minute will be really hot, the next as though they
are off.

If it matters at all, I am pretty sure the master cylinder is shot,
because the brakes are all but useless and I know it isn’t pads or
anything like that. I don’t know if that would have any kind of
effect on the problems listed above, but thought I had better mention
it. I have considered the fact that the car could possibly just be
possessed but decided thats not the case. lol. Any theories anyone
could provide would be most appreciated! Thanks
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Old 06 Mar 2007, 03:39 am
BR
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Default Re: '93 Legend Ls Coupe 6-speed possessed?

Hi,

My advice is you go to this website:

www.acura-legend.com

The site there will answer all of your questions and they have an incredible
database for Legend issues, it's run by Acura Legend fanatics.

FYI, the symptoms you describe sounds like a blown head gasket, and that is
a serious and costly problem.

Good luck.

---B



"DannyOcean" <none@000.com> wrote in message
news:985730_e9a4c152a1e4736b69da7b0edd6a88f7@0000. com...
>I own a 1993 Acura Legend Ls Coupe with the 6-spd manual trans. I am
> currently having a few "issues" and was wondering if anyone can shed
> some light on them for me.
>
> 1) When the car is idling there is a really foul smell that enters the
> interior of the car. It is not a gas smell, but almost like a burning
> or melting of something that shouldn't be melted??
>
> 2) The temp. gauge seemingly randomly swings between the half way
> point and "H". It seems to run hot at lower speeds or when Idling.
>
> 3) The heat will randomly go between really hot and cool. Note: I am
> in minnesota so the outside air temp is cool. The heated seats oddly
> do the same. one minute will be really hot, the next as though they
> are off.
>
> If it matters at all, I am pretty sure the master cylinder is shot,
> because the brakes are all but useless and I know it isn't pads or
> anything like that. I don't know if that would have any kind of
> effect on the problems listed above, but thought I had better mention
> it. I have considered the fact that the car could possibly just be
> possessed but decided thats not the case. lol. Any theories anyone
> could provide would be most appreciated! Thanks



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Old 06 Mar 2007, 07:56 am
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Default Re: ’93 Legend Ls Coupe 6-speed possessed?

DannyOcean <none@000.com> wrote in news:985730
_e9a4c152a1e4736b69da7b0edd6a88f7@0000.com:

> I own a 1993 Acura Legend Ls Coupe with the 6-spd manual trans. I am
> currently having a few "issues" and was wondering if anyone can shed
> some light on them for me.
>
> 1) When the car is idling there is a really foul smell that enters the
> interior of the car. It is not a gas smell, but almost like a burning
> or melting of something that shouldn’t be melted??




Like rubber or plastic?


>
> 2) The temp. gauge seemingly randomly swings between the half way
> point and "H". It seems to run hot at lower speeds or when Idling




Check the fluid level in the rad AND in the overflow expansion
reservoir. Do this with the engine COLD.

Low fluid will cause this. If the fluid level in the rad is right up the
bottom of the rad cap, you most likely have a bad thermostat
(aftermarket, no doubt).


>
> 3) The heat will randomly go between really hot and cool. Note: I am
> in minnesota so the outside air temp is cool. The heated seats oddly
> do the same. one minute will be really hot, the next as though they
> are off.




Bad electrical conection.


>
> If it matters at all, I am pretty sure the master cylinder is shot,
> because the brakes are all but useless and I know it isn’t pads or
> anything like that.




And how do you know that? Is the pedal soft and spongy? Might just be
air in the lines or crappy aftermarket brake pads.



> I don’t know if that would have any kind of
> effect on the problems listed above, but thought I had better mention
> it. I have considered the fact that the car could possibly just be
> possessed but decided thats not the case. lol. Any theories anyone
> could provide would be most appreciated! Thanks




Sounds like you may be better off selling this beast and buying
something that's had better maintenance performed on it over the years.



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