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I'm planning on working with a friend of mine to take everything outta the engine compartment to clean it up, as well as cleaning up all the individual pieces before we put the car back together.

Has anyone else ever taken apart a lude and put it back together from scratch? What should I expect to have to replace?

What should I use to clean it?

I've never done a project like this so if I should be asking other questions let me know.

EDIT: I probably should have listed what it is I'm taking apart. It's my 1989 SI 4WS, with the B20A5 motor.
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Re: Taking Apart Engine Compartment and Rebuilding from Scratch (need advice)

Not a clue dude but keep us posted and put up lots of pics. And try checking out www.prelude3g.com and also the diy section on this site.
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Make sure to do a wire tuck while you're at it ! :)
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Re: Taking Apart Engine Compartment and Rebuilding from Scratch (need advice)

Well bud, since I myself am in the middle of doing this with my 5th gen I have a couple of pointers/tips to give you:
1. Coffee cans! Tons of them! They are very nice for putting bolts in and labeling.
2. Pictures! They are worth 1000 words and make life easier when putting things back together.

I've never worked on a 3rd gen myself but I'm sure the general high wear parts will be the same. You will most likely need/want to replace:
1. Hoses - if they are swollen, kinked, melted, cracked, or have any other sign of damage they will need to be replaced.
2. Belts - Timing belt, acc. belts, etc.
3. Gaskets - Should all come with a rebuild kit for your engine.
4. Wiring - Same as hoses - if there is any damage the wire should be replaced.

I hope this helps in your planning. Good luck!
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Re: Taking Apart Engine Compartment and Rebuilding from Scratch (need advice)

A prelude bible printed out. We have the resource guides but are worthless if not in paper form. Also,oem scissor jacks. Lots of them, they hold and lift like nothing. Better than stands.

Most important: patience. This will take a good week to get done yourself.
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Not a clue dude but keep us posted and put up lots of pics. And try checking out www.prelude3g.com and also the diy section on this site.
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Make sure to do a wire tuck while you're at it ! :)
Could you explain a bit on wire tucking? I have an idea what you mean by that but how would I go about doing it?

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Well bud, since I myself am in the middle of doing this with my 5th gen I have a couple of pointers/tips to give you:
1. Coffee cans! Tons of them! They are very nice for putting bolts in and labeling.
2. Pictures! They are worth 1000 words and make life easier when putting things back together.

I've never worked on a 3rd gen myself but I'm sure the general high wear parts will be the same. You will most likely need/want to replace:
1. Hoses - if they are swollen, kinked, melted, cracked, or have any other sign of damage they will need to be replaced.
2. Belts - Timing belt, acc. belts, etc.
3. Gaskets - Should all come with a rebuild kit for your engine.
4. Wiring - Same as hoses - if there is any damage the wire should be replaced.

I hope this helps in your planning. Good luck!
Does Honda still carry the hoses and wiring or would I be better off picking them up from somewhere else that I don't know about?
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Yea Honda carries the hoses, as well as great auto parts stores. You might need to go to junkyards and part lots to get harnesses and cut down on time. Also if you should splice, get the multipack of electrical tape. They come in 5 or 6 colors so you can code your new wires. Painless wiring has harnesses you can plug and play minus the hassle. The main thing is your doing work on a 20+ year old car. Some stuff just isn't going to be available.
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Yea Honda carries the hoses, as well as great auto parts stores. You might need to go to junkyards and part lots to get harnesses and cut down on time. Also if you should splice, get the multipack of electrical tape. They come in 5 or 6 colors so you can code your new wires. Painless wiring has harnesses you can plug and play minus the hassle. The main thing is your doing work on a 20+ year old car. Some stuff just isn't going to be available.
Yeah that's why I made the thread lol. Trying to find out what I need to replace, and what I might end up having to replace so I can be ready for it rather than just having it break and having to find out right then and there what to do about it. Ya know?
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Re: Taking Apart Engine Compartment and Rebuilding from Scratch (need advice)

I just resently put my b2015 4ws back together. i did it to change the trans and clutch and fly wheel and went ahead and rebuilt the motor...do you have the exhaust egr pipe coming out of the manifold? if so becareful with it...not replacable. i had to reflare mine and it wasnt easy, withou the proper tool. ummm. replace piston rings dont reuse them unless you can tell they are good and make sure they are put in correctly. I let a guy that said he knew hondas and put them in wrong so now i burn oil. umm you might need to replace some motor mounts, get the head resurfaced and and polished. any other questions just ask
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Re: Taking Apart Engine Compartment and Rebuilding from Scratch (need advice)

Pics of progress!
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