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Old 05-05-2006, 12:29 AM
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pain working on your lude

just wanted to get a general statement from people who work on their prelude as i do. how many times have you gotten burned or cut while working on you lude?
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Old 05-05-2006, 10:07 AM
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just wanted to get a general statement from people who work on their prelude as i do. how many times have you gotten burned or cut while working on you lude?

everytime but stiches are cheeper then taking it to honda anyways so who cares and the GF likes my war wounds :D
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Old 05-05-2006, 10:35 AM
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me me me. it never fails... even for the simplest things like changing out a lightbulb. i'm just a clutz.
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Old 05-05-2006, 12:41 PM
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ill have to third that, its almost impossible for me to do something to my car and not hurt myself. usually its slamming my hand into something while trying to get a nut loose with a torque wrench. ouw
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Old 05-08-2006, 12:06 PM
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i have the same problem but i dont think its as bad as some of these other guys. i think my worst time was seeing how a f22 TB would work on my car. between putting it on and taking it off i cut myself like 50 times, hahahaha. (i took it off cause of air leaks and didnt realize the gasket i got wasnt sealing right) but yea i usually cut/hurt myslef at least once
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me and my dad do the work on my car, cuz he is a mechanic, and im just learning. But i took a little piece of flesh off my hand installing springs.. how? i dunno lol.
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while changing my intake manifold I almost sliced off my middle finger. I thought it would quite bleedin. So I have to say I right there with the rest of you guys
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Honestly, Never.

I always work on my car. I dont trust any mechanic to really work on my Lude. They see the gangsta lean slanted motor and are like HUH?

Ive been working on cars for a long time, back in the dizzay i used to get oil, coolant, powersteering fluid squirt into my eyes, cuts all over my hands, busted knuckles, random bruises, exhaust pipe burns, dizzyness from inhaling way too much toxic vapors :D

All that stopped. Since I got my Lude, i havent really got messed up working on it. Like i said on a Pp.com thread, the Honda gods have blessed me. The Integra and Civic used to kill me. Funny, those 2 cars are simple cars, the same cars actually. The Prelude(albeit 16 years old) hasn't hurt me yet :D :)


edit: maybe it's experience, or perhaps im just getting older :(
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I sliced myself like three times installing a sub I didn't even keep.
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I usually just get aches from contorting myself into the wierd positions required to reach stuff. But every major job usually costs me at least one nasty flesh wound. I've got a big slice in my palm thanks to this motor swap: I was cutting a piece of steel tubing with a pneumatic cutting wheel (I needed a breaker bar) and I guess a chunk of either the cutting wheel or the pipe kicked up and skimmed across the palm of my hand. Damn cut just wouldn't close, so it got a little infected no matter how many times I poured rubbing alcohol on it.

I guess that's not really prelude-related, but I've taken off little pieces of my fingers before.
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ive got no feeling left in my nuckles on my right hand because i scraped all of them and had them infected
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I've never really hurt myself, i bend myself in crazy postitions trying to figure out what's going on with all the damn electronics under the steering column!

But then again i never did any major stuff, besides change the trans, but no one got hurt then either. The car's been good to me.
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hahaha i was gonna say that too (as a joke which im assuming you are too) or ur just really in love with ur car and do weird stuff? ahah
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honda designs these cars to be worked on by pixies, not humans.
some of the simplest things are a total pain to get to/work on.
its not hard like big heavy trucks and ive not gotten hurt with the honda
(i wish i could say the same with my trucks)

but the small size of so many major pieces are kinda cute.
the suspension is almost dainty, but also artistic IMO.
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honda designs these cars to be worked on by pixies, not humans.
some of the simplest things are a total pain to get to/work on.
its not hard like big heavy trucks and ive not gotten hurt with the honda
(i wish i could say the same with my trucks)

but the small size of so many major pieces are kinda cute.
the suspension is almost dainty, but also artistic IMO.

Haha, funny but true. You own a third gen, right?

You should check out a carbed 2nd gen! It's so complicated it'll make your head spin.:sick: I gotta get a photo up for the engine thread!
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carbed 3g's look the same. Maybe more vacuum lines, in fact, because of more smog crap and other little doodads. I was afraid to mess with any of it.
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FI has more wires, though, so it's sort of an even trade :D
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but you gotta admit you love your si now instead of old carb crap right?:D
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to reiterate what i said earlier in this thread, i get hurt one way or another. like a couple of days ago, running wires around the car, i managed to cut myself when i was taking off the oem speaker from the passenger door. wtf.... i didn't know the edges on those things were sharp.
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i can't begin to count the number of times my car has made me bleed. from something simple like running power wires for an amp to dropping in the turbo.

but when it comes to having something sprayed in your eye... brake cleaner is the absolute worst
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haha no my worst thing was when i dislocated my nuckle working on my lude! i was busting the ball joints loose to take the CV axles out and i was holding the ball joint breaker and i hit it once then twice then when i went to hit it the third time it busted loose and my hand went down and i nailed my finger with the ballpin hammer, but then i popped my finger back to how it was supposed to be an splinted it to my middle finger then took a loratab and went back to working my my lude! but a lot of blood and sweat has went into my car!
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Honestly, Never.

I always work on my car. I dont trust any mechanic to really work on my Lude. They see the gangsta lean slanted motor and are like HUH?

Ive been working on cars for a long time, back in the dizzay i used to get oil, coolant, powersteering fluid squirt into my eyes, cuts all over my hands, busted knuckles, random bruises, exhaust pipe burns, dizzyness from inhaling way too much toxic vapors :D

All that stopped. Since I got my Lude, i havent really got messed up working on it. Like i said on a Pp.com thread, the Honda gods have blessed me. The Integra and Civic used to kill me. Funny, those 2 cars are simple cars, the same cars actually. The Prelude(albeit 16 years old) hasn't hurt me yet :D :)


edit: maybe it's experience, or perhaps im just getting older :(
Then, apparently you were taking your car to crackheads, if you don't trust any mechanics.
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i can't begin to count the number of times my car has made me bleed. from something simple like running power wires for an amp to dropping in the turbo.

but when it comes to having something sprayed in your eye... brake cleaner is the absolute worst
Why in the hell are you spraying **** into your eye, let alone brake cleaner?
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I have been hurt many time working on my Lude but now I just don't even care anymore to f with it... I am tired of working on it. I will care again during the summer when it is warm.
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yea, ive only messed wiht my lude if ive had to this winter. ill do a lot more over the summer caus eit sucks workign on it when its 20 degrees out
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