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Has anyone else ever hit a wall?

Ever since I bought my prelude I've been having problems.
Having to fix all the mistakes and complete **** work the previous owner is wearing me down.

I LOVE working on cars don't get me wrong.
But... this car. it's different.
it seems to fight me every step of the way.
I can't win.
so i've decided to call her....
CHRISTINE!
and.... apparently it's sapping me...
My girlfriend pointed it out today...
She wants me to cut my losses and sell it.
But what she doesn't understand is that I couldn't sell this car.
it's TOO cool.
once I get everything straight it'll be a great car.
I KNOW IT!
i'm exhausted from this car. drives me crazy some days!

I need to take a break from dealing with it for a week or two.
The only problem is I have a camping trip planned in two weeks so I NEED to have it fixed by then.
working on limited funds.
and feeling like I bit off more then I could chew with this particular prelude.
someone.
please.
help me remember why I fell in love with preludes.
and why I should keep it and bring it to the glorious beast I KNOW it can be!!!
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:20 PM
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Re: Has anyone else ever hit a wall?

If it makes you feel any better, it isn't just you. We just about all have that same problem. I finally went to fix mt wheel bearing yesterday, and a lug stud was stripped. Took hours to get out lol.
After all that was fixed, a dog ran out in front of me on the way home. Bumper is cracked in all sorts of places now.
While I was looking at the bumper damage, I noticed that I was leaking coolant from a heater hose.

Its always something. It just takes some love to work out all the kinks from the previous owners. Plenty of the people on here on the forum have glorious beasts that they have pieced together. That's all the motivation I need. Christine will never have a chance to get there if you give up on her! ;]
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Re: Has anyone else ever hit a wall?

What problems are u havin??
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Re: Has anyone else ever hit a wall?

OH!...
forgot to mention....
yesterday someone drove by and was saying something about how it was jacked up.
(working on the damn main crank bolt!!! for the timing :/ )
and he drove down the street and blew a tire!!!
RIGHT after talking s**t about how it was jacked up.
Now either thats really good kharma or...
something else entirely :P

and my lude keeps jumpin timing. (twice now!)
broken 2 timing belts.
MIGHT have to get a new head :(
not sure yet.
a mechanic friend is coming to check it over for me.
climate control doesn't work :(
no ac (not a big deal)
****ty welds on the exhaust so it leaks.
grinds in high rpms from 2nd to 3rd.
had to replace the brake master cyclinder the DAY after I bought the car :(
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Re: Has anyone else ever hit a wall?

I don't want it to be CRAZY fast.
just to have power.
lots of torque.
the kind of car that scares passengers :)
but all the while the driver (me) knows exactly what the machine can do.
how far he can push it.
that sort of thing :)
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Well the only way to get there is to do the work on the lude! It'll get there. Just think of the satisfaction it'll bring you when you get it where you want it.
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Re: Has anyone else ever hit a wall?

The main problem is MONEY! haha
Bought the car for 2100$
had like 2300$ left.
buying tools and parts and insurance and random other stuff.
I'm down to like 900$
And I don't have a job right now.
Need one soon though
still have to pay like 500$ for a year of insurance :D
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Re: Has anyone else ever hit a wall?

Yep... that sounds about right. Gotta pay to play!
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Re: Has anyone else ever hit a wall?

My first car.
1995 3.8l v6 mustang automatic.
didn't cost me anything really.
well nowhere near as much as the prelude.
its.....unheartening
Do I miss the reliable little 6 cylinder with no power?

HAAA no!
I wouldn't trade it for anything.
except maybe another prelude XD
How much can I expect to pay to get this thing running and stable?
should I give up for now?
until I have some more money?
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Re: Has anyone else ever hit a wall?

You never told us what kind of motor does it have? Tell us about the car.
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Re: Has anyone else ever hit a wall?

oh yeah... forgot...

well.
it's a 94 s model prelude
red (if I could figure out how to post pictures I'd put some up here)
h23a motor
65,000 miles on motor / trans
166000 or so on the body.
slammed REALLY low.
like 2 inches or more. not really sure
drilled rotors
2 10 inch subs
800 watt amp
5 speed :D

uhhh....
anything else you want to know?
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Re: Has anyone else ever hit a wall?

why

do

you


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this

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Re: Has anyone else ever hit a wall?

uhhh.... not sure. I do the same thing when I text... does it bother you? I'll try to post normally if you'd like. :)

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Re: Has anyone else ever hit a wall?

OH hahah -_-
kinda getting off topic here aren't we? :P
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what was the topic?
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Re: Has anyone else ever hit a wall?

...not really sure. I was asking you guys to brighten my mood and make me want to not go insane because of christine. my bitch of a prelude -_-
and hey...
it worked :D


but seriously...
h23a block.
what heads will bolt up to it?
with little to no modifications?
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do you have h23a1 or h23a
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Re: Has anyone else ever hit a wall?

The tag on the block says h23a
not h23a1
But im not sure of there is something else I need to consider when I'm checking that...
so how do I know the difference between the two?

and should the block tags match the tags on the head?
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h23a head is an h22 head with type-s cams im pretty sure
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Re: Has anyone else ever hit a wall?

I'm gonna look real quick and see what the tags on the head say.


I THINK it says something with an F...
but I can't be sure.
the previous owner didn't tell me much. and I haven't taken the time to REALLY get to know my engine.... I should though.
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okay. well the block says h23a. And the head says f24a...
what??
Is this a franken-motor?
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we need pics! btw if you have some on facebook of the car right click the photo and copy the link past that link in the pop up after you press that little box with a mountain in it
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There she is!
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pics dont work lol
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wtf!
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Why didn't they work?
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you didn't do it right
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figured it out :D
I'll post the rest now!
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