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Old 07 Apr 2008, 12:04 am
Gorilla3D
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Default 91 Accord, Revamp possible?

I have a 91 Accord Ex and well its aged and my work is a bit of a
drive. So sooner or later I need to invest into a newer car or maybe a
newer engine?

Which comes to my question. Would it be possible to replace the engine
and other parts? The transmission is brand new but the engine has well
over 150k miles and every time it shifts the car kicks and so on.

Could I replace the engine with any other engine or does it need to be
honda specific. Would I be better off contacting honda for a replace
then?
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Old 07 Apr 2008, 12:36 am
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Default Re: 91 Accord, Revamp possible?

Gorilla3D wrote:
> I have a 91 Accord Ex and well its aged and my work is a bit of a
> drive. So sooner or later I need to invest into a newer car or maybe a
> newer engine?
>
> Which comes to my question. Would it be possible to replace the engine
> and other parts? The transmission is brand new but the engine has well
> over 150k miles and every time it shifts the car kicks and so on.


-----------------

You've described a Honda tranny with the incorrect transmission fluid in
it. Are we talking about an automatic?? Your engine should be good for
400,000 miles before you have to think about major work, if ever.

'Curly'
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Old 07 Apr 2008, 01:07 am
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Default Re: 91 Accord, Revamp possible?

On Apr 6, 10:36 pm, motsco_ <mots...@interbaun.com> wrote:
> Gorilla3D wrote:
> > I have a 91 Accord Ex and well its aged and my work is a bit of a
> > drive. So sooner or later I need to invest into a newer car or maybe a
> > newer engine?

>
> > Which comes to my question. Would it be possible to replace the engine
> > and other parts? The transmission is brand new but the engine has well
> > over 150k miles and every time it shifts the car kicks and so on.

>
> -----------------
>
> You've described a Honda tranny with the incorrect transmission fluid in
> it. Are we talking about an automatic?? Your engine should be good for
> 400,000 miles before you have to think about major work, if ever.
>
> 'Curly'


Yes, its an automatic. And the transmission fluid was added with honda
specific transmission fluid, so this probably mean the person before
me put in the wrong fluid. Would I have to extract it to correct the
issue?
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Old 07 Apr 2008, 07:41 am
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Default Re: 91 Accord, Revamp possible?

Gorilla3D wrote:
> On Apr 6, 10:36 pm, motsco_ <mots...@interbaun.com> wrote:
>> Gorilla3D wrote:
>>> I have a 91 Accord Ex and well its aged and my work is a bit of a
>>> drive. So sooner or later I need to invest into a newer car or maybe a
>>> newer engine?
>>> Which comes to my question. Would it be possible to replace the engine
>>> and other parts? The transmission is brand new but the engine has well
>>> over 150k miles and every time it shifts the car kicks and so on.

>> -----------------
>>
>> You've described a Honda tranny with the incorrect transmission fluid in
>> it. Are we talking about an automatic?? Your engine should be good for
>> 400,000 miles before you have to think about major work, if ever.
>>
>> 'Curly'

>
> Yes, its an automatic. And the transmission fluid was added with honda
> specific transmission fluid, so this probably mean the person before
> me put in the wrong fluid. Would I have to extract it to correct the
> issue?



yes. but drain and refill, don't "flush". you'll need to do it 3
times, and wait [and drive] a week or so between each drain so all the
fluid in the torque converter circulates.
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Old 07 Apr 2008, 10:12 am
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Default Re: 91 Accord, Revamp possible?

"Gorilla3D" <sutabi@gmail.com> wrote
>I have a 91 Accord Ex and well its aged and my work is a
>bit of a
> drive. So sooner or later I need to invest into a newer
> car or maybe a
> newer engine?
>
> Which comes to my question. Would it be possible to
> replace the engine
> and other parts?


What Curly said, but for your reference, yes, replacing
Honda engines with younger but used ones is becoming
increasingly common. The internet has many companies listed
involved in this business. Typically for Civics such used
engines run well under $1000. Add another $1000 (worst case)
for labor. I know this because I think often of juggling
bodies and engines for my 91 Civic. The engine at 203k miles
seems in great shape. The body could stand some work.

Some folks exchange engines from other models and years of
Honda. It's probably best to stick with your year and model,
though.


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Old 07 Apr 2008, 10:42 am
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Default Re: 91 Accord, Revamp possible?

Gorilla3D wrote:
> On Apr 6, 10:36 pm, motsco_ <mots...@interbaun.com> wrote:
>> Gorilla3D wrote:
>>> I have a 91 Accord Ex and well its aged and my work is a bit of a
>>> drive. So sooner or later I need to invest into a newer car or maybe a
>>> newer engine?
>>> Which comes to my question. Would it be possible to replace the engine
>>> and other parts? The transmission is brand new but the engine has well
>>> over 150k miles and every time it shifts the car kicks and so on.

>> -----------------
>>
>> You've described a Honda tranny with the incorrect transmission fluid in
>> it. Are we talking about an automatic?? Your engine should be good for
>> 400,000 miles before you have to think about major work, if ever.
>>
>> 'Curly'

>
> Yes, its an automatic. And the transmission fluid was added with honda
> specific transmission fluid, so this probably mean the person before
> me put in the wrong fluid. Would I have to extract it to correct the
> issue?


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Please describe 'kicks'. . . We need more to go on.

Are you talking about the engine backfiring, or sputtering / hesitating,
or is it the tranny 'slams' into the next gear each time? It's not
unusual for a Honda tranny in that vintage to 'slam' into a low gear
just as you slow to a near-stop, even my '97 CR-V does that. Tell us
lots more.

'Curly'
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