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Old 27 Dec 2009, 08:46 am
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Default what is the difference between honda accord 1987 LXi,LX & DX?

my father just bought a used honda accord 1987. how to know either it is LXi,LX or DX model?!!















and can i upgraded the engine into honda i-vtec?!!















how to know the type of engine used by this car?!!
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Old 27 Dec 2009, 09:01 am
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Well the basic differences between the 3rd Generation Accord Trim Levels (1986-1989).































Four basic models were available in North America:































* The entry level DX featured standard items such as cruise-control, rear window defogger and digital clock. Windows, door locks and mirrors are all manually operated, and commonly standard items today such as a sound system and right hand mirror were available but not standard. Hatch and sedan models featured unpainted black bumpers. For 1989 only, the DX coupe was also available in red with a black interior.















* The mid-grade LX was loaded with standard features such as air conditioning, power windows, power locks, power mirrors on both sides, high-power AM/FM cassette, body colored bumpers, and rear seat armrest. Both the DX and LX models featured the A20A1, a 98 bhp carburated engine, though LX models received a larger front anti-sway bar. Earlier engine codes for 1986 labeled the carburated models as BS while the Fuel injected motor was labeled BT.















* The top of the line LX-i add to the features of the LX with a 110 bhp fuel injected engine (A20A3), power moon roof, 14" alloy wheels (sedan only-the hatchback and coupe wore wheelcovers), rear anti-sway bar and full-logic cassette player. In 1988, the LX-i benefitted from 12 more bhp with a redesign of the A20A3 fuel injected engine.















* In 1989 Honda brought back the SE-i trim which included cup holders, leather seats, a Honda-Bose music system, bronze-tinted glass, machined 14" alloy wheels, dual tip muffler and 4-wheel disc brakes. The SE-i was available in both coupe and sedan versions. Only three colors were offered in the sedan and coupe.















































You could technically upgrade it to iVTEC, but that would be more expensive, i would just be glad to upgrade to regular VTEC.































look up what "Legend Master" did to his 86 Accord with a B-series swap.















everything you need right here on this page,















http://www.3geez.com/forum/showthread.php?p=670237#pos















followed by video.















































EDIT: how to know the type of engine used by this car?!!































like this, on the block where it next to the headers to the left,































there is a block where it is engraved a code like A20A3, A20A1 etc...































pictures will explain.































http://asia.vtec.net/topics/engcode1.jpg































up close it will look like this, just instead of B16A it will say A20A2 or something similar.































http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:I...cs/engcode.jpg
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