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Old 10-16-2007, 06:02 PM
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general help (belt pully, headlight etc)

Hey iam farely new to owning a prelude, but not a honda, (had a 1988 honda accord lx-i for 19 years and got in a wreck) so feel me out.....

I just bought a 1988 honda prelude si (no 4ws) and it runs fine with 192,xxx miles on it, but i bought it with a headlight problem, the right headlight fixture doesnt fully erect when prompted by my light switch, what is wrong is it has some play in the fixture arm, how do i fix that, remember, it pops up but not all the way, thanks.

The car started a horrible squeak in the belts when i started it the day after i bought it, and it squeak's every now and then almost every time i start it up the first of every day or when its been parked a while, then after a bit it stops as soon as it had started, i have put on belt conditioner and such, but i narrowed it down to the actual pully of the power steering pump, it has a minor wobble when it runs, so i tightened it to torque specs. and it still wobble/squeaks so i ran to a pull-apart auto (junk yard basically) and bought a 1988 prelude s (mine is an si) pully, my question is whether the belt will fit it or not?

I want to run 5w-30 sae synthetic oil in my si for the coming winter (so that it will start easier) am i able to use that?

and iam also having a little trouble closing my trunk, when you pop it open you have to slam it to close it and then that doesnt even work, but there is a little trick with my key and the lock that i do to close it, but how would i go about fixing it? just buy another trunk/ latch unit?

finally i have a 1988 accord lxi i was wondering since it is so similiar if most parts on it will easily swap over?

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try checkin this out: http://preludezone.com/showthread.php?t=1112 i hope this helps a lil!.. good luck!
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Don't run synthetic on a higher mileage motor, no point in doing so.

As for the belt squeak...compare the S pulley to the Si one. If everything is tight like grandma, you're tits. Could also be a possibility that it ain't the pulley that's messed up but the actual shaft that spins the pulley. Make sure to check that the belt ain't cracked as well. I recently had to tighten up the power steering and alt. belts 'cause they were loose and squeaky. The power steering tensioner pulley can be a wee bit of a pita to access.
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