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Old 23 Nov 2004, 12:52 pm
Paul
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Hi: I want to put platinum tip spark plugs in my '92 Accord, but I was
told by Canadian Tire that I need to tell them whether my engine is an
"A1" or an "A6" (its a 2.2 L, by the way). Any ideas on how I can
find this out? Thanks in advance. - Paul

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Old 23 Nov 2004, 01:30 pm
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Probably stamped on your engine. On my 91 Civic, it's stamped a little
below the distributor, on the engine front. Have a flashlight handy and
some rags and Windex to wipe gunk off. Big letters, like one inch or so,
I'd say. I think they're lined up vertically on the engine.

"Paul" <Paul@Home.com> wrote
> Hi: I want to put platinum tip spark plugs in my '92 Accord, but I was
> told by Canadian Tire that I need to tell them whether my engine is an
> "A1" or an "A6" (its a 2.2 L, by the way). Any ideas on how I can
> find this out? Thanks in advance. - Paul



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Old 23 Nov 2004, 01:44 pm
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http://www.geocities.com/honda_club_egypt/engines.htm

http://www.accordinglydone.com/data/...s.php?Series=F

might also help. Seems like if it's an EX, it's an A6. If not an EX, it's
an A1.

"Caroline" <caroline10027remove@earthlink.net> wrote
> Probably stamped on your engine. On my 91 Civic, it's stamped a little
> below the distributor, on the engine front. Have a flashlight handy and
> some rags and Windex to wipe gunk off. Big letters, like one inch or so,
> I'd say. I think they're lined up vertically on the engine.
>
> "Paul" <Paul@Home.com> wrote
> > Hi: I want to put platinum tip spark plugs in my '92 Accord, but I was
> > told by Canadian Tire that I need to tell them whether my engine is an
> > "A1" or an "A6" (its a 2.2 L, by the way). Any ideas on how I can
> > find this out? Thanks in advance. - Paul

>
>



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Old 23 Nov 2004, 09:32 pm
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Wow - many thanks. That did the trick! - Paul

On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 19:30:30 GMT, "Caroline"
<caroline10027remove@earthlink.net> wrote:

>Probably stamped on your engine. On my 91 Civic, it's stamped a little
>below the distributor, on the engine front. Have a flashlight handy and
>some rags and Windex to wipe gunk off. Big letters, like one inch or so,
>I'd say. I think they're lined up vertically on the engine.
>
>"Paul" <Paul@Home.com> wrote
>> Hi: I want to put platinum tip spark plugs in my '92 Accord, but I was
>> told by Canadian Tire that I need to tell them whether my engine is an
>> "A1" or an "A6" (its a 2.2 L, by the way). Any ideas on how I can
>> find this out? Thanks in advance. - Paul

>



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Old 24 Nov 2004, 11:00 pm
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Save your money, just get Densos or NGKs.

"Paul" <Paul@Home.com> wrote in message
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> Wow - many thanks. That did the trick! - Paul
>
> On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 19:30:30 GMT, "Caroline"
> <caroline10027remove@earthlink.net> wrote:
>
> >Probably stamped on your engine. On my 91 Civic, it's stamped a little
> >below the distributor, on the engine front. Have a flashlight handy and
> >some rags and Windex to wipe gunk off. Big letters, like one inch or so,
> >I'd say. I think they're lined up vertically on the engine.
> >
> >"Paul" <Paul@Home.com> wrote
> >> Hi: I want to put platinum tip spark plugs in my '92 Accord, but I was
> >> told by Canadian Tire that I need to tell them whether my engine is an
> >> "A1" or an "A6" (its a 2.2 L, by the way). Any ideas on how I can
> >> find this out? Thanks in advance. - Paul

> >

>
>



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Old 25 Nov 2004, 10:33 pm
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How about if I like to use high octane fuel? I generally fill with 91
octane since I personally believe this has contributed to the
longevity of my engine ( > 200,000 miles). I've heard that the catch
here is extra wear on the plugs with hotter temps, so as my old plugs
are about shot and I intend to keep to keep this car for as long as
possible, I was considering platinum plugs. Thanks. - Paul

On Wed, 24 Nov 2004 21:00:37 -0800, "Joseph Wind" <jpg@gif.com> wrote:

>Save your money, just get Densos or NGKs.
>
>"Paul" <Paul@Home.com> wrote in message
>news:u408q0llcj1920k4lrmgqo4qunf9hso85j@4ax.com.. .
>>
>> Wow - many thanks. That did the trick! - Paul
>>
>> On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 19:30:30 GMT, "Caroline"
>> <caroline10027remove@earthlink.net> wrote:
>>
>> >Probably stamped on your engine. On my 91 Civic, it's stamped a little
>> >below the distributor, on the engine front. Have a flashlight handy and
>> >some rags and Windex to wipe gunk off. Big letters, like one inch or so,
>> >I'd say. I think they're lined up vertically on the engine.
>> >
>> >"Paul" <Paul@Home.com> wrote
>> >> Hi: I want to put platinum tip spark plugs in my '92 Accord, but I was
>> >> told by Canadian Tire that I need to tell them whether my engine is an
>> >> "A1" or an "A6" (its a 2.2 L, by the way). Any ideas on how I can
>> >> find this out? Thanks in advance. - Paul
>> >

>>
>>

>



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Old 26 Nov 2004, 05:25 am
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"Paul" <Paul@Home.com> wrote in message
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> How about if I like to use high octane fuel? I generally fill with 91
> octane since I personally believe this has contributed to the
> longevity of my engine ( > 200,000 miles).


Uh-huh.
How?

Steve
91 Accord 294,000 kms on regular.


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Old 26 Nov 2004, 07:33 am
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"Paul" <Paul@Home.com> wrote in message
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> How about if I like to use high octane fuel? I generally fill with 91
> octane since I personally believe this has contributed to the
> longevity of my engine ( > 200,000 miles). I've heard that the catch
> here is extra wear on the plugs with hotter temps, so as my old plugs
> are about shot and I intend to keep to keep this car for as long as
> possible, I was considering platinum plugs. Thanks. - Paul
>

Premium gasoline has two desirable characteristics - higher octane and
higher detergency (as a rule). The higher octane is important to engine life
only if the engine is designed to use it. Low octane fuel in a high
compression engine can cause detonation (ping) and damage valves, pistons
and rings. But if the engine is designed for 87 octane - check your owner's
manual - or if it has a knock sensor, premium is a waste of money. Even
regular grades of many brands of gasoline like Chevron or Shell/Texaco has
plenty of detergency. High octane gas doesn't burn any hotter except at high
throttle in cars that have high compression *and* knock sensors.

Mike


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Old 26 Nov 2004, 10:49 am
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Hi Mike. I'm not sure about my '04 Accord LX,
but I'm pretty certain my '92 Accord is supposed to
have 87 regular. Maybe it was just a subjective
impression on my part to believe that the 91 octane
extended the engine life, but in any event your comments
are food for thought. Many thanks. - Paul

On Fri, 26 Nov 2004 06:33:56 -0700, "Michael Pardee"
<michaeltnull@cybertrails.com> wrote:

>
>"Paul" <Paul@Home.com> wrote in message
>news:d6cdq0hkij73fumjd02lqh0l6q7jvr87di@4ax.com.. .
>>
>> How about if I like to use high octane fuel? I generally fill with 91
>> octane since I personally believe this has contributed to the
>> longevity of my engine ( > 200,000 miles). I've heard that the catch
>> here is extra wear on the plugs with hotter temps, so as my old plugs
>> are about shot and I intend to keep to keep this car for as long as
>> possible, I was considering platinum plugs. Thanks. - Paul
>>

>Premium gasoline has two desirable characteristics - higher octane and
>higher detergency (as a rule). The higher octane is important to engine life
>only if the engine is designed to use it. Low octane fuel in a high
>compression engine can cause detonation (ping) and damage valves, pistons
>and rings. But if the engine is designed for 87 octane - check your owner's
>manual - or if it has a knock sensor, premium is a waste of money. Even
>regular grades of many brands of gasoline like Chevron or Shell/Texaco has
>plenty of detergency. High octane gas doesn't burn any hotter except at high
>throttle in cars that have high compression *and* knock sensors.
>
>Mike
>



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Old 26 Nov 2004, 10:54 am
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Hi Steve: Thanks for your input on the status of your own '91
Accord. You really didn't need to get sarcastic. I was just
stating an impression and asking an honest question. - Paul

On Fri, 26 Nov 2004 06:25:19 -0500, "Steve Bigelow"
<stevebigelowXXX@rogers.com> wrote:

>
>"Paul" <Paul@Home.com> wrote in message
>news:d6cdq0hkij73fumjd02lqh0l6q7jvr87di@4ax.com.. .
>>
>> How about if I like to use high octane fuel? I generally fill with 91
>> octane since I personally believe this has contributed to the
>> longevity of my engine ( > 200,000 miles).

>
>Uh-huh.
>How?
>
>Steve
>91 Accord 294,000 kms on regular.
>



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