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Old 10-15-2008, 10:52 PM
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87' Prelude. Look in here plz

Hey guys. I have a 1992' prelude and am looking into getting a 87' for my younger brother. Anyone know anything about these cars?? I believe this is the 2.0si and this thing is in great shape. Everything works and engine seems nice, so does the automatic tranny. Anyone know about maintenance and such for this car? Anyone know what might swap into this thing when the engine eventually poops out? Ease of working on it like the Timing belt swap?

Edit: the car has 136,000 miles and is selling for $1500
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Re: 87' Prelude. Look in here plz

that's a great deal. just check the usual, oil and whatnot. Since it's an auto make sure to check the fluid, it's in a hard place to see so it may have been neglected.

Timing belt will be just as difficult as any FF vehicle, always a pain. . .

there are a few engines that'll swap in like a b16 18 and a 21.
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Re: 87' Prelude. Look in here plz

Wow, Thanks man. I really appreciate your input. I've heard that the Si models having the FI 2.0 last forever if you just keep up with the regular maintenance and Timing belt intervals and of course not dog it. I've seen some mid 80's preludes have 300,000+ and still run great. With 136,000 do you think I should def do a timing belt change if we are unsure whether it has been changed? My guess is yes with the age of the car.
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Re: 87' Prelude. Look in here plz

I dunno man. these cars seem to be a pain in the reliability factor, can't blame em for their age though. It's always something that needs changing. Timing belt isn't too hard to check though.

Mine's has around 130k miles and runs strong. Just needs tune-ups every once in awhile.
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Re: 87' Prelude. Look in here plz

Ok.. The Idle likes to idle up and down like my 94' Accord did. Should I go ahead and check the idle control valve and the EGR valve?? I'm actually checking all the vacuum stuff.

Prelude85, have you changed the timing belt yet? I think I probably will do it to be safe since these engines were still interference engines correct?
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Re: 87' Prelude. Look in here plz

change the t-belt regardless of whether the prev owner said they did.


i took the word of the dude i bought my 2nd H23 from about the t-belt, and that motor didn't even last me 3,000 miles
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