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Old 10-27-2011, 07:07 PM
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Yellow Redemption

Bet you are all surprised to see me still here. Well I never did sell the lude plus I don't think I could have let her go if I did find a buyer even if they offered me cash.

I'm still driving the 97 del sol my grandpa helped me get but since I am getting decent hours at work now, I'm gonna start putting money into the lude again. First on the agenda is getting the car to idol correctly. It was idoling low and surging when given gas, so i replaced the tb with one with a good tps on it. Now it surges bad upon starting, I figure it has to be the iacv. I plan to bypas it and see if it helps.

After that i plan to flush the nasty oil out and try to find a way to get the car to stop smoking quite so much. The oil is pretty gross so I'm gonna drain it out and run some cheap oil through it then drain it again. Hopefully I can clean most of the contaminents out that way. Also I think a big reason the car smokes and spits oil so bad is the cat is cloged full of sludge, I plan to either replace it or remove it. There also will be one or two mufflers being installed onto the car, it is way too loud the way it is and i don't even want to know how loud it will be without the cat.

If all goes well and I get the engine to run smooth and clean again then I will be doing body work and fixing the suspention. I'm so excited to get this car back on the road again. Really if all else fails and I cant get the engine to run right again, then I will just find me a good bottom end and work off of that. I'll post pics and a vid of the car's current condition in the next few days.
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Re: Yellow Redemption

who are you again??? lol j/k man.

Glad you are trying to keep her and get her back on the road.
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Re: Yellow Redemption

Just couldn't get over her, have had her to long and have put to much work into her to just sell her after I get the motor put back together.
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Re: Yellow Redemption

if you replace the bottom end you might as well get f22 block and go boost :P
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Re: Yellow Redemption

Dude come on, you know that wouldn't work in this car. Maybe if it was a 92 or up but nothing is interchangeable with the b20 besides other b20 parts.
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:34 AM
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If only we did have H series mounts!

Man, I love you! I always liked your lude. I'm happy you kept the car, I'm sure that this says something about the 3rd gens.
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Would be doing that swap tomorrow if they did bro, lol.
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haha I've never driven an H22 powered car so I can't comment on it. I love my B20.
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:24 PM
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I love my b20 too but I think I may be replacing it with a b20a at tax time. Needs my honda to be reliable like it should be, lol.
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Re: Yellow Redemption

Finally got some pics uploaded, I'm sure some of you will not be happy to see the condition she is left in at this point in time but keep in mind i plan to do a complete restoration of the car. She doesn't look like much but she means alot to me, she's the first car I bought without help from anyone and she is my baby.










Yes I realize this looks like crap but there was alot of body pudy and rust I cut out of here.


She has quite obviously been in a wreck from the rear. Think I'm gonna need a new rear bumper. Anyone want to help me out?


I think the trunk looks better shaved as far as body lines go. I need to smooth it out and paint it though.


Typical honda rust on this side, by the way does anyone know what these wheels are off of stock? I was told they are off of an 86 civic si.




Evidence of a front end collision as well, prob gonna need a bunch of new parts on the front end as well.




Just a few points under mint condition interior.





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Re: Yellow Redemption

Anyone have any idea how hard it is to replace a rear outer tie rod is on this car? I have herd that you have to have special tools to lock in the 4ws unit so you can align it, is this nessesary?
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Re: Yellow Redemption

I haven't been on here in awhile but I'm glad to see you didn't sell your lude. This is the first thread I checked out after not being on in months and it makes me really happy to see you working on it, now I need to get on mine. Good luck with the resto I look forward to seeing how it goes.
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Re: Yellow Redemption

dont under estimate it, that car has plenty of potential. not bad at all.
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Re: Yellow Redemption

I'm excited to get her back on the road, I think I may start patching the body next weekend. Also may be buying a spare motor soon too.
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I'm excited to get her back on the road, I think I may start patching the body next weekend. Also may be buying a spare motor soon too.
whats wrong with your current engine?
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Re: Yellow Redemption

Forgot to adjust the valve lash's after rebuilding the top end and may have burnt up a few of the piston rings. The engine uses alot of oil now and alot of it comes out of the tail pipe.
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Forgot to adjust the valve lash's after rebuilding the top end and may have burnt up a few of the piston rings. The engine uses alot of oil now and alot of it comes out of the tail pipe.
before purchasing a new engine, i would tear that one back down and check you piston rings. replace them and reajust the valve lash's and see if it runs right.
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Re: Yellow Redemption

The engine runs fine right now besides the fact that it uses oil and the idol surge. I'm not worryed about the engine right now so im prob just gonna buy one from the junk yard and rebuild it. Then later on after I have all the motor work done to the new engine and the rest of the car is finnished, I will drop the new engine in.
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The engine runs fine right now besides the fact that it uses oil and the idol surge. I'm not worryed about the engine right now so im prob just gonna buy one from the junk yard and rebuild it. Then later on after I have all the motor work done to the new engine and the rest of the car is finnished, I will drop the new engine in.
if you think about it, you will be saving money by replacing the piston rings. if you have good piston rings, it shouldn't use oil. that's less oil you have to buy.
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Re: Yellow Redemption

I'm not driving the car right now, I'm still using the del sol as a dd. The only reason I want to get the new engine is so I can completely do it up as far as it can be done when money is a factor. Gonna do most of the work myself and then drop it in after the body is done.
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Re: Yellow Redemption

Does anyone have any idea how to change a rear outer tie rod on a 4ws prelude?
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Re: Yellow Redemption

Have been sick latlely and havnt had alot of time to work on the lude a whole lot but I have moved it to the front of the house and started somewhat. I took the guage cluster apart and got working bulbs put in so that all the indicaters work now. Not sure if the guage lights themselves work yet (I havn't quite put it all back together yet). The car does run good still, I fixed the idle the best I could. Now at idles bouncing between 800 and 1500. Am in the process of changing out the iacv and ast idle thermal valve, hopefully that will put it back to normal.
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Re: Yellow Redemption

Got my motor on the stand and got it all cleaned up. I was actually pretty impressed on how clean it was, it was obviously well taken care of. It only has 101k on it and it already has the 100 k maintenance done so all I need now is a clutch. The cam lobes have no scaring on them at all, cant wait to get it put in.







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Does anyone have any idea how to change a rear outer tie rod on a 4ws prelude?
Not sure if you replaced this yet. You don't need to lock the rear rack to replace a tie rod end. When you remove the old one, count the number of turns it takes to remove it, then turn the new one the same number of turns when installing it to get it close. You'll want to do an alignment afterwards.

It's important to have proper valve lash. If they are too loose you will lose performance and hear a lot more valve train noise. But it they are too tight you will burn valves. Valve lash adjustment has nothing to do with piston rings. And you don't burn piston rings. The piston would melt down before any rings would burn.

If your engine was using a lot of oil it could be the rings or the valve seals. You could have done a compression test to determine if it was rings or valve seals.

And I don't know if you guys were joking or not earlier in the thread, but there most certainly are h series mounts available for us.
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And I don't know if you guys were joking or not earlier in the thread, but there most certainly are h series mounts available for us.
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And those wheels are stock 3rd gen blades, I believe. New motor looks great, man! Looking forward to seeing your progress.
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Re: Yellow Redemption

I had stock 3g blades and traded them for these, I think these are stock 3g accord rims but mine are 15s so I'm not sure.

As soon as I get my tax return back, I'm gonna be buying all my parts and will be putting them all on soon after.
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And those wheels are stock 3rd gen blades, I believe. New motor looks great, man! Looking forward to seeing your progress.
Those aren't stock 3rd gen blades. I don't know what they're from, but they're not from a Prelude.
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Those are CRX wheels
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Thats what I thought but I looked through and the crx was never offered with a 15 inch rim as far as I could tell.
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