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Quick ? on a 93 prelude

Hey guys, im new here. Im a camaro guy but looking to buy a 93 prelude. Has the DOHC H23a engine. 185k miles new timing belt and all the stuff to go with it. Im basically looking to see what i need to look out for/what are the common problems and about how long will these things go. I drove it tonight and it seems to be fine, tight stearing, clutch is new, good power and everything works. Any helpful hits for a newby? Thanks

btw its non vtec..if that helps.

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well.... my H23a1 lasted 310,000 miles..... i would check for rust and inspect all the suspension for bad ball joints and such. any used car used to be someone else's headache.
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Re: Quick ? on a 93 prelude

Great thing about hondas vs large v8 american cars is that they're low maintenance. The only thing I say is check the steering and suspension components. people beat the piss out of hondas. Tie rods, ball joints, all bushings like radius arm bushings. Also check the back bumper right above the exhaust for soot. You'll see like black dust and crap above the muffler. It'll let you know if the motor is burning oil.

from there just usual basic maintenance n stuff. nothing really crazy can go wrong with these things. not compared to a camaro at least.
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Re: Quick ? on a 93 prelude

thanks guys...Ive had a few honda's in the past and they really CANT be beat. I drive alot of highway miles and normally use a geo metro, however im really sick of driving those things. Im on my 3rd on in 7years and im DONE. I just want this car to last at least 100k more miles. The guy hasnt had the car long and its alittle out of my way to go get it but i think im gonna have to go take another look at it. Thanks for the help guys.
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thanks guys...Ive had a few honda's in the past and they really CANT be beat. I drive alot of highway miles and normally use a geo metro, however im really sick of driving those things. Im on my 3rd on in 7years and im DONE. I just want this car to last at least 100k more miles. The guy hasnt had the car long and its alittle out of my way to go get it but i think im gonna have to go take another look at it. Thanks for the help guys.
as long as its in good working order, believe me you won't be disappointed. my prelude was my favorite car so far, and I've owned way faster, cleaner cars.
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Re: Quick ? on a 93 prelude

Basically everything smokey said is what you should check for. Rust around the rear wheel wells is completely normal (lovingly referred to by Honda enthusiasts as "Honda Cancer"), so don't worry about that too much. The rear cam seal plugs tend to leak on the H-series motors (maybe all Hondas, idk), so you might want to check those. If they're not leaking then I'd say you've found an H23 in pretty good condition.
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Re: Quick ? on a 93 prelude

Thanks guys...ill check and see what i come up with...still open to any info on what one to go with.
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