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Old 08-07-2007, 12:25 PM
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Hey guys im new to the site and i got a couple questions.

I just bought a 1989 honda prelude si aws for 500 and the body is rotted, holes everywhere, it over heats i believe do to the fact that it is missing the air breather for the air filter. The engine light keeps coming on i changed one of the o2 sensors cuz it was snapped off and it hasnt changed. If anyone has any advice about these problems please help me out. I also am lookin at another 89 prelude with a blown motor but the body iis mint so is the interior, and the guy said he wanted around 500 for it how much should i pay??
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:20 PM
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ok purchase the one with the blown motor and then set a challange and do the 4ws swap..... part out the rotted out one to the best you can...that or strip it out and hold on to them parts as you will find out down the road little parts can and will be a royal pain to find... keep all the glass etc etc.... it will be worth it in the long run..... as far as the one having a blown motor id say snatch it up as well....cus thats a good price for a clean roller, also when some ppl say they are blown they could be bluntly retarded and not know a thing or two about them....could be something simple etc etc.... hell you buy two preludes (especially one with 4ws) for $1000 id say your doing GREAT!! makes my two lude purchases look as if i got robbed ..... so more or less make a decent roller.... worst case slap in a new motor which you can pick up for $800 or set yourself a challange and do a motor swap.... you have several options F22, H22, H23, B20, B21.... NOTE you will not be able to do a B16 or B18 swap YET since the 3rd gen lude is lacking after market.... me personally id say go with a F22 boosted project lol..... but to each is there own.... now i suggest go do off topic, hit some random posts to get your count out and lets see some pix!!!
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:21 AM
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F20B would be tight too
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:30 AM
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go turbo B20 or S/C H22... I'd like to do one of those one of these days... But not until after my B21 is shot!.. Cuz u know what they say "if it aint broke dont fix it!" lol
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Before we start making the new guy all "idea" happy, let's tackle the problem at hand, lol!


First, see what code(s) you are throwing:
How to check 'Check Engine Light' codes on a 3rd Gen

The rust will be a problem, but if you are dedicated, you will find a way to cure that disease...

good luck, let us know!

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i blew the clutch in it last night so im just gonna scrap it not worth uit too many problems too much money
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One thing i am thinkin of is just sellin it for parts
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i just got my 90 si a few weeks ago for 500 and i have around 500 into allready.Some things are hard to find.For instance mine was overheating the fan was toast,found one of the heater hoses torn on the bottom and what a biatch to change........Plus the front crossmember was fffed up someone must have hit a curb or median real hard...But im gonna see through it i loved the 3rd back when and when i found this on i had to have her.
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i would see it through but i dont have the money
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Man must suck buying a car and then everything possible going wrong with it!! Parting out is the way to go. You will probably make your money back plus more.
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F20B would be tight too
Aren't those only OBD2? That would be a hella pain in the ass to swap into a 3rd gen. OBD1 H22a is your best bet. Same hp, more torque. The f20b does have a higher redline and is stronger stock for boost though.
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I would like to have the all wheel steering.
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its worth it if it works the power steering rack is shot so its almost pointless
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Part it out and buy a better conditioned one.
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