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Old 20 Oct 2009, 11:31 am
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Default Will a '88 honda accord valve cover gasket work on a 95 honda accord?

We just bought a 1995 honda accord and we replaced the battery. Once we replaced the battery it ran fine with the exception that it skipped from 1st to 3rd gear. It is an automatic. Then we changed the oil and after that it wouldn't start. Like when you turn the key it sounds like it's going to but it never does. We checked the spark plugs and they are covered in oil.We know that we need to replace the solenoids to get the gear problem fixed.We think that maybe the reason the oil is leaking on to the spark plugs is because the valve cover gasket. We also have an '88 Honda accord and were wondering if we could just take the valve cover gasket off that one and put it on the '95?

Okay we didn't buy a piece of junk. The car was fine when we got it!Maybe ppl that are grouchie shouldn't be getting on the internet to answers someones question when they don't even know what they are talking about? The car was running fine. We knew that we needed to replace the sensor in the transmission which isn't any trouble at all. Other than that everything was fine. The oil leak happened after we got it and changed the oil. I would appreciate it if people who are on here to criticize would find something better to do with their time. Only qualified answers please. It's amazing to me how people answer questions just to get points. Like getting points really matters anyway...?
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Old 20 Oct 2009, 11:46 am
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if it looks the same maybe my suggestion sale the car for junk and stop wasting you money on it why did you buy it if it needed so much work to it shoul dhave check it better before buying it sorry didnt check it at all is what it sounds like a oil leak would alone havbe stop me from buying it but you have name about four good reason not to have got it here and im sure its got more to come sound slike you got suckers in to buying a junk car
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Old 20 Oct 2009, 12:01 pm
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no you can not use the valve cover gasket from a1988 accord on a 1995. completely different engines. you will need to buy a new valve cover gasket with tube seals. the tube seals is why you have oil in the spark plug tubes.
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Old 20 Oct 2009, 12:46 pm
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no you cant

88 Accord is a A20A3 engine.

where the 95 Accord is either F22B1 (EX, vtec or F22B2. DX, LX, SE, non-vtec)

you typically cant switch parts from different series engines

meaning A-series wont fit F-series engines, and vise versa.
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Old 20 Oct 2009, 01:46 pm
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Have someone run a compression check ,something is wrong inside your engine,worn rings,or worn values are usually the problem.If you have a compression tester you can check yourself just be sure to do it dry and wet,wet means to squirt some oil into the cylinder and check again,compare the two readings if ;the wet reading is higher your rings are bad I no you don't want to read this but you may need to rebuild the eng,cost approx $1500.00 to $2200.00. When you changed the oil the problem came up and the reason could be that someone put a heavy grade of oil in it like 80 or 90 weight so they could sell the car and when the oil was changed they put in the correct oil.The heavy oil will not go past the rings and the correct oil will which means the rings are worn.
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