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Old 11-21-2008, 12:54 AM
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Just bought my lude.

Hey guys. First post here, anyways I just bought a 1992 Honda Prelude. its the h23 with the 4ws. I live in somewhat of a small town, and this was the only 4th gen available, so i snatched it up. However, there are some problems with it and i would like to know what I should do in what order to get it running perfect.

The things i can think of off the top of my head are:

Rack & Pinions. - I have these, getting installed saturday.

Electricals...
-My passenger side lamp doesnt turn on, looks like its dead. Only the one works unless i use my highbeams.

-Speedo doesn't work.

-Brake light is constantly on.

-Highbeam light is constantly on.

-Rear Drivers side light doesnt work

Body...
-The fiberglass parts ( front bumper, rear bumper, sunroof, mirrors ) are all faded to a reddish pink, and the metal parts are still red.

-Little bit of rust, just a bubble, on the back drvers side by the wheel well.

-Back rear light gets moisture in it. Cant tell if unproperly sealed or has a crack in it.

Engine...
-Blowing a little bit of smoke. I believe its burning oil. Having to check it constantly to make sure its ok.

-Idle speed jumps from 1000-2000 RPM

There is a nice big list... Sigh. Good thing i love this car, or i wouldnt put all this money into it.

Tomorrow im getting winter tires, as we get alot of snow up here in northern BC.

I would like to have everything that needs to be done be done as soon as possible.
My budget right now is about 3000 Dollars, but i have a steady income of about 1000 bucks a month surplus after all my bills/gas are paid.

Also, things i would like to do are:
New rims+tires for the summer - i was thinking 16s or 17s

Sound system - The car is wired with... i believe a 6 guage kit for subs/amp.

I Have a cold air intake, and an exhaust system. I was thinking of getting a header as well.

I dont have a garage, and its cold as hell here now, so is there any of that I can do that doesnt take too long and doesnt require alot of knowledge to do?

I know this is asking ALOT, but any help would be appreciated :D
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Re: Just bought my lude.

Well..first off...WELCOME!!!!

Now...I dont know a lot of the stuff you are asking about. Im not that good with electrical, but i will answer some to the best of my knowledge.

-Idle speed jumps from 1000-2000 RPM
This can be fixed by spraying carb cleaner into the IACV check out this for help::
http://preludezone.com/showpost.php?...6&postcount=15

-Blowing a little bit of smoke. I believe its burning oil. Having to check it constantly to make sure its ok.
Im gonna guess its pure white. Which could mean that you need to replace your gaskets. If its white with a lil blue tint, You do have a leak, get that checked right away!! Also look where you park, or get a cardboard under there and pin poin where and what is leaking.

-Back rear light gets moisture in it. Cant tell if unproperly sealed or has a crack in it.
I would recommend just replacing the tail lights. If there is moisture inside, you can try to take off the lights, bake them, cut them open and clean it out and reseal it very good and reseal anything that seems to make it that way.

-My passenger side lamp doesnt turn on, looks like its dead. Only the one works unless i use my highbeams.
Sounds like a bad ground. Bad fuse. In my case, I couldnt find why mine was dimming out and when I threw in the highbeams, my pass would jus shut it off completely. What I did, I rewired the harness and "spliced" the working driver side headlights to the passenger side and made its own ground and now they both work! I havent seen anything wrong with dimming or power issues!!

I hope this can help you with some of the things!!! Good luck, and remember to ask questions!!!!!!
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Re: Just bought my lude.

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Hey guys. First post here, anyways I just bought a 1992 Honda Prelude. its the h23 with the 4ws. I live in somewhat of a small town, and this was the only 4th gen available, so i snatched it up. However, there are some problems with it and i would like to know what I should do in what order to get it running perfect.

The things i can think of off the top of my head are:

Rack & Pinions. - I have these, getting installed saturday.

Electricals...
-My passenger side lamp doesnt turn on, looks like its dead. Only the one works unless i use my highbeams.

-Speedo doesn't work.

-Brake light is constantly on.

-Highbeam light is constantly on.

-Rear Drivers side light doesnt work

Body...
-The fiberglass parts ( front bumper, rear bumper, sunroof, mirrors ) are all faded to a reddish pink, and the metal parts are still red.

-Little bit of rust, just a bubble, on the back drvers side by the wheel well.

-Back rear light gets moisture in it. Cant tell if unproperly sealed or has a crack in it.

Engine...
-Blowing a little bit of smoke. I believe its burning oil. Having to check it constantly to make sure its ok.

-Idle speed jumps from 1000-2000 RPM

There is a nice big list... Sigh. Good thing i love this car, or i wouldnt put all this money into it.

Tomorrow im getting winter tires, as we get alot of snow up here in northern BC.

I would like to have everything that needs to be done be done as soon as possible.
My budget right now is about 3000 Dollars, but i have a steady income of about 1000 bucks a month surplus after all my bills/gas are paid.

Also, things i would like to do are:
New rims+tires for the summer - i was thinking 16s or 17s

Sound system - The car is wired with... i believe a 6 guage kit for subs/amp.

I Have a cold air intake, and an exhaust system. I was thinking of getting a header as well.

I dont have a garage, and its cold as hell here now, so is there any of that I can do that doesnt take too long and doesnt require alot of knowledge to do?

I know this is asking ALOT, but any help would be appreciated :D
Welcome to the site. How much did you get her for?

Speedo = you need a new VSS or a wire is lose.
Body = the sun roof is metal and nothing is fiberglass its plastic..unless they used fiberglass on the Canadian ones, which i doubt..
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Re: Just bought my lude.

I got it for 2 grand. and ok, plastic. :P still needs to be painted though, getting it running perfect is my main priority though.

idle speed is fixed, it seems that it revs different speeds according to the engine temp. i have winter tires now. the headlight on the right was just burnt out, so i can cross those off my list

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Re: Just bought my lude.

Welcome to Prelude zone man! Lets see some pics of da lude
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so uh. any help on what to do first, or what will fix what?
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Re: Just bought my lude.

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Originally Posted by shatterbox View Post
Hey guys. First post here, anyways I just bought a 1992 Honda Prelude. its the h23 with the 4ws. I live in somewhat of a small town, and this was the only 4th gen available, so i snatched it up. However, there are some problems with it and i would like to know what I should do in what order to get it running perfect.

The things i can think of off the top of my head are:

Rack & Pinions. - I have these, getting installed saturday.

Electricals...
-My passenger side lamp doesnt turn on, looks like its dead. Only the one works unless i use my highbeams.

-Speedo doesn't work.

-Brake light is constantly on.

-Highbeam light is constantly on.

-Rear Drivers side light doesnt work

Body...
-The fiberglass parts ( front bumper, rear bumper, sunroof, mirrors ) are all faded to a reddish pink, and the metal parts are still red.

-Little bit of rust, just a bubble, on the back drvers side by the wheel well.

-Back rear light gets moisture in it. Cant tell if unproperly sealed or has a crack in it.

Engine...
-Blowing a little bit of smoke. I believe its burning oil. Having to check it constantly to make sure its ok.

-Idle speed jumps from 1000-2000 RPM

There is a nice big list... Sigh. Good thing i love this car, or i wouldnt put all this money into it.

Tomorrow im getting winter tires, as we get alot of snow up here in northern BC.

I would like to have everything that needs to be done be done as soon as possible.
My budget right now is about 3000 Dollars, but i have a steady income of about 1000 bucks a month surplus after all my bills/gas are paid.

Also, things i would like to do are:
New rims+tires for the summer - i was thinking 16s or 17s

Sound system - The car is wired with... i believe a 6 guage kit for subs/amp.

I Have a cold air intake, and an exhaust system. I was thinking of getting a header as well.

I dont have a garage, and its cold as hell here now, so is there any of that I can do that doesnt take too long and doesnt require alot of knowledge to do?

I know this is asking ALOT, but any help would be appreciated :D
for that rust...sand it, paint it with rustoleum rust reformer, and paint it w/e color your car is to protect it and so it doesnt spread more over the winter.

for your electrical, check the bulbs and fuses, and check your grounds. if that doesnt fix it, then it is probably something more complicated.

for your moist light, take it off, dry it out, bake it like he ^ said or just seal it with caulking
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