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Old 01-26-2009, 10:30 PM
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ABS Light/Oil Catch Can

Ok, so first off, let me just say, with no hostility, that the search engine here kind of sux.
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So, my ABS light is on, and I'm just about to pull the friggin' computer out of it's socket, so the light will turn off, because I hate my ABS, and I don't ever use it, so there's that option.

A more favorable option, however, would be to diagnose what the problem is.
Any ideas? I checked the sensors for the front two wheels, but I'm not sure how many channels my ABS is? What is it on fifth gens?


Second:
I installed a funky little vacuum line party tonight, hoping to see results.
Do any of you know about oil catch cans?
What I've done is this:
The vacuum line running from the top right corner of the valve cover (looking at it from above, like, car facing you) runs to the throttle body, what I've done is cut it, split it, and run it to the throttle body as always, but the split runs to a little filter, and then after that runs to the vacuum line port that would normally go to your air intake.
I have an aftermarket no-name intake, with no hole, so I had a filter on that little vacuum line port to begin with, the one at the top left of the VC.

Anyway, I've done all of this in the hopes that the oil vapors circulating at the top there will be circulated back into the throttle body.
Yay!

But I don't know if any of you have ever done this, and if you have, did you get any results?


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How do I fix my ABS, should I be checking for CELs? I'm going to pull the wiring for the computer tonight probably, since it's just back there (i'm pretty sure, this might only be 4th gens) in the rear passenger side armrest area, which will just disable it all together, but I'd like a perma-fix that'll keep my ABS intact so I can sell the prelude already, sorry to say.
It's time for a 944.

Anyway, anything you guys have to offer would be great.
I'm not at a computer very often, but I have Yahoo on my phone (SICK RITE?! TECHNOLOGYYYY)
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someone message me please, I'm really interested to hear about the oil line thing.
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Re: ABS Light/Oil Catch Can

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Re: ABS Light/Oil Catch Can

I'm not sure what your talking about with the oil catch can/filter ... you just decided to make one yourself for it?

I will say this about your abs though .... You do use it. Don't pull the plug out of the computer ... there is no way good results will come out of that. Its on your car for a reason. ABS keeps your wheels from locking up under hard braking. It may even save your life.

A few things that I know will throw a ABS light ...

1. Your pads are worn down metal on metal and your ABS light goes on because all the fluid in your reservoir gone (the lower your pads get, the lower your brake fluid gets. It all has to go into the system to maintain pressure)
2. You have a bad ABS sensor in one of your FOUR wheels. You have ABS sensors on each wheel. One of them may be bad.
3. Your brake system has a leak and you have no brake fluid.

How does the pedal feel? Soft and mushy like your puttin your foot in mud? Last time you changed your pads?

An ABS light coming on isn't something thats like a DIY fix. If your unsure of what your doing, take it to a mechanic.
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Re: ABS Light/Oil Catch Can

Alright, ABS = good.
I get it, but I don't really brake that hard, ever.
My pads are new, my rotors just got turned, and I checked the fluid levels.
If it IS a sensor, then that's the one thing I haven't found, someone else looked at them and we only thought there were sensors in the front.

Where ARE the sensors in the rear?

Also, someone HAS to know something about the oil catch can, I'm just wondering if it's worth all the trouble to hook one up if the setup I'm running will do the same trick.

I know that if I unplug the ABS computer it won't effect my braking at all, or the system really, it'll just knock out the ABS system all together, which really isn't a problem for me.
I'm totally gonna do it, if I can't find a problem with those sensors, and I don't know why they'd be on the fritz anyway, it's not like I'm e-brake drifting all over the place.

Thanks, though, I'll go look for the rear sensors, but I'd really like some kind of decent information on the catch can too, I'm hoping it'll at least help me with the Prelude's oil burning problem.
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Alright, ABS = good.
I get it, but I don't really brake that hard, ever.
My pads are new, my rotors just got turned, and I checked the fluid levels.
If it IS a sensor, then that's the one thing I haven't found, someone else looked at them and we only thought there were sensors in the front.

Where ARE the sensors in the rear?

Also, someone HAS to know something about the oil catch can, I'm just wondering if it's worth all the trouble to hook one up if the setup I'm running will do the same trick.

I know that if I unplug the ABS computer it won't effect my braking at all, or the system really, it'll just knock out the ABS system all together, which really isn't a problem for me.
I'm totally gonna do it, if I can't find a problem with those sensors, and I don't know why they'd be on the fritz anyway, it's not like I'm e-brake drifting all over the place.

Thanks, though, I'll go look for the rear sensors, but I'd really like some kind of decent information on the catch can too, I'm hoping it'll at least help me with the Prelude's oil burning problem.
Do what you want with your ABS. I will guarantee tho, you ask anyone thats knows anything about cars will tell you unplugging your ABS is not a smart idea. Ask your local mechanic, see what he thinks.

And the oil catch can only blocks the oil that comes from your vacuum lines and gets put into your intake. Not gonna stop your honda from burning oil. The oil burns on your car because the piston rings suck. Everybody has that problem with their h22. If a simple catch can would solve it, everybody would do it.
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Re: ABS Light/Oil Catch Can

Well alright, honestly, I hate ABS. I've experienced extreme driving situations with both, and I'd prefer a non-ABS system, because I'm much better at predicting where I'm going to slide.

I'm mad into driving physics, and drifting (lulz, not with my lude), and I understand power slides and wheel lockups much better than weird pulsating.
I'm just going to take it off until I can afford to replace the sensors.
Thanks, for the info, though.


And I didn't mean that the catch can would stop my oil burning all together, either, but I was wondering if anyone had done it, and had any results, is all.
Like, I don't have a can, now, but I'm still sending the oil vapor from the top of the engine into the throttle body, at least I think that's how it works, and it's made my idle a little higher, but other than that, I'll have to wait for long term results, I guess.
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just you wait until your driving behind someone who slaps on their brakes and you go sliding into the back of them..then u will wish you had abs
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Re: ABS Light/Oil Catch Can

ABS allows you to pick a target that you wanna crash into if you actually need it.

Why the light is on depends on whats wrong with your ABS system. If you jump the service connector in a 4th gen, it'll also flash the ABS light, but it only flashes it once.
It could be a wheel sensor, pump, relay, computer, etc....

The ABS light on my car has been on since I got it, ya the wheels lock up when you slam on the brakes, but I don't drive on people's asses like that. I always have enough room to stop unless i'm not paying attention. But anyways...my ABS pump motor is bad, and honda wants rough $600 for it, then I gotta deal with the spaghetti bowl of brake lines coming out of the ABS motor setup...

I just took my bulb out. And I don't slam on my brakes because I never have to
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Re: ABS Light/Oil Catch Can

a car is designed with abs for a reason. to say a car can function without it is ok but say for argument sake chopping off one of ur legs and saying its ok u can still walk..
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Re: ABS Light/Oil Catch Can

I stay as far away from people as I possibly can. I'm one of those "stop two carlengths away from someone at a red light" people, anyway, because the people here suck at driving.

I'm going to disconnect the computer until I can get a good look at the sensors, and check the lines.
Thanks for the information, though.
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