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#1 robertwheeler

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 08:57 PM

Hi Guys

My Honda is treating me fairly well and I shouldn't be too surprised that there is a community for Honda's very much like here. The people there seem to know a great deal but it has an unbalanced amount of children with hot rod's making it less friendly then here.

When I first looked under the hood of this 93 accord I asked myself how I could ever work on this if it broke. Its so much more complicated then Bessy was. But it did break and with a bit of help from Google and some from the Honda forum I was able to diagnose and replace a bad efi main relay. Which by the way is under the dash by the steering column , a place I never would have found because its under the cruise control module.

I still miss my old Subaru... too bad she was just too far gone to get through inspection.

I hope you are all well.

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 11:57 AM

too bad about your old soob....

Just don't make your honda into a ricer..:grin:

#3 robertwheeler

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 12:00 PM

Got too many miles for that :) 178k+

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:00 AM

Got too many miles for that :) 178k+

Robert


well i've seen punk kids go and take mid 80S crx's and pimp em out
(about 1/4 the way..:grin: )

#5 Moodybluesr

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 10:15 PM

I was die hard Honda until I got my XT6. I delivered pizza for quite some time so they made perfect (reliable, fuel efficient, etc.) cars for the job. I had several go well over 200k on the original motor; even had a 1990 EX Accord that had 350k when I sold it (I think it's still running even).

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 01:17 AM

Nothing wrong with a honda. I have an old soob and now, a newer honda (acura). I got it because it was cheaper than an equivalent soob and I expect it to last damn near forever.

#7 robertwheeler

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 09:07 AM

Thanks for the kind reply's.


My Honda is ok... its just not a subaru :)

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 02:51 PM

Hondas future? I might be interested when I no longer need AWD (like after we move to Molokai).

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 02:52 PM

Hondas future? I might be interested when I no longer need AWD (like after we move to Molokai).


http://www.msnbc.msn.../site/newsweek/ (forgot the link) :rolleyes:

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 04:23 PM

i am looking for a reasonable 78-79-80 wagon myself. The only two cars i was brand loyale to, was subaru and honda.


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Posted 27 August 2007 - 04:56 PM

i am looking for a reasonable 78-79-80 wagon myself. The only two cars i was brand loyale to, was subaru and honda.


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I've never owned a Honda, CAR. Several MCs however.

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 04:59 PM

I've never owned a Honda, CAR. Several MCs however.



and for two wheels, its always been kawi's



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Posted 28 August 2007 - 05:19 AM

well i've seen punk kids go and take mid 80S crx's and pimp em out
(about 1/4 the way..:grin: )

CRX, Good!!!!!!!!!

Stupid Kids, BAD!!!


I like to say this:

A honda is exactly opposite from a steak: a well-done one, is rare.


When they are done well, though, they are incredible machines.. no inline four cylinder has that same tone to it and when a well built honda drives by, I KNOW it. Never owned one myself, but my little bro has an 88 CRX HF, curb weight was something like 1800 pounds.. drop the ~120? horse SI engine and trans in there and that thing is like a ROLLER SKATE!! I want to put an EJ driveline into one someday.. but then again, I want to do that with a Z car and a mazda engine someday, too.... pipe dreams, sigh.

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 11:00 AM

I'm a Honda guy too. My '06 Element is my 5th and certainly not my last. I actually have found them all incredibly easy to work on once you are familiar with them. To tell you the truth I find them easier than the Brat; all the vacuum lines and hoses under its hood terrify me not to mention I have never been good with carbs.

#15 robertwheeler

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 11:41 AM

The people here are so nice.... but the people at the honda forum were so rude and jumped me.... when I reacted in part they banned me.

http://www.honda-tec...=2071930&page=1

Im ddg2sailor over there..... tell me , Am I real?

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 11:47 AM

The people here are so nice.... but the people at the honda forum were so rude and jumped me.... when I reacted in part they banned me.

http://www.honda-tec...=2071930&page=1

Im ddg2sailor over there..... tell me , Am I real?

Robert


Thats something i have observed too. The Outback, USMB, Legacy, Scoobmod, Forester and Imprezza (and related) boards are all freindly. The outback board tends to jump the gun a lot with the "uses the search its been discussed" (when it isnt in the search), but albeit freindly. The SVX board and other car boards tend to be, shall we say, unwelcoming?

THe vanagon subaru conversion list can get down right heavy handed (don't even try to discuss brakes there, which should be considered in the conversion)

The corvair list is super freindly.

Me, i like it here, almost as much as the vair list.

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#17 robertwheeler

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 09:58 PM

After all this time I had to come visit. I still miss my subie though.

Robert



Thats something i have observed too. The Outback, USMB, Legacy, Scoobmod, Forester and Imprezza (and related) boards are all freindly. The outback board tends to jump the gun a lot with the "uses the search its been discussed" (when it isnt in the search), but albeit freindly. The SVX board and other car boards tend to be, shall we say, unwelcoming?

THe vanagon subaru conversion list can get down right heavy handed (don't even try to discuss brakes there, which should be considered in the conversion)

The corvair list is super freindly.

Me, i like it here, almost as much as the vair list.

nipper



#18 Turbone

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 10:06 PM

Find another one. Preferably from down south or out west.
At least one with no rust.
$800 from coast to coast to ship.

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 10:44 PM

The people here are so nice.... but the people at the honda forum were so rude and jumped me.... when I reacted in part they banned me.

http://www.honda-tec...=2071930&page=1

Im ddg2sailor over there..... tell me , Am I real?

Robert


Hrmm, only thing I can suggest is that if a thread starts to go nowhere, just bail. Come back with a question or whatever you need in a different thread later. There is no fuel for the fire if you ignore it. Playing nice guy just doesn't work on the internet, especially on a site inhabited and moderated by very juvenile people. :-\

#20 robertwheeler

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 05:49 PM

Hey , Ya had the place remodeled :)

The Honda is still here but its becoming like my GF (a bit high maint). The Muffler fell off a while ago.... and Im thinking about tires and brakes. I think I may have a bad injector. In spite of a full tune and a new coil and good gas and gum out... It still spits sometimes... but never when the engine is still cold. The car is no good on unplowed streets! , Even my old subie was better.

Hope you are all well :)

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#21 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:30 PM

... The Muffler fell off a while ago....


Seems like they at Honda Designed those Mufflers to do That ... :grin: ...

... Even my old subie was better. ...


That`s True! ... That is a Thing that Only Time Lead to Discover...




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