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Old 05-10-2010, 09:50 PM
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This thread is going to be an archive of pictures and a list of mods for my prelude. I really strongly encourage feedback and suggestions because I would love for preludezone to help me decide on what to buy to turn this 'lude into a work of art, inside and out. I paid 1200$ for this. This is what the car looks like, before Ive put a dime into besides a wash(some pictures are of the car kinda dirty).



I obtained this car around April of 2010. Right now, It does not run, has a dead battery, and possibly a bad starter. The engine was rebuilt, and a mechanic made an error, we think he could have messed up with the oil rings, as it heavily smokes black out of the exhaust.

I dont understand how someone can neglect a car so much. Previous owner was an idiot apparently. Any tips on removing this crap? Body Kit tape and rust from god knows what?


It looks very unclean right now, one of the first things It obviously needs is paint. The Engine isn't too bad I dont suppose. Besides the fact that it doesn't run.



The Interior is really clean, only one imperfection in the seat, and a place where a lot of wiring is exposed from a bad job installing some subs. Ill get pics up tommorow.

List of Performance Mods:
AEM Cold Air Intake
Some Kind of Muffler, I really have no idea how to tell what make it is.
Re-bored Engine

Exterior Mods:
17" Rims of what kind of make Im actually still trying to find out. (The logo washed off? wth?)
Mesh Grill mod on a stock front bumper.
Altezza Tail Lights.(Thinking about smoking some OEM's instead)

Interior Mods:
Aftermarket rear speakers for sure, not sure about front
Sony Xplod CD Player
A set of subs Im taking out of my eclipse.
A really ugly shifter.

Again, any suggestions or comments I would absolutely love to hear, and if anyone can name those rims that would be great :)
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nice price. it deffently has potential teh exterier looks preety good just fix up that motor.
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Your going to need to put a lot of love into this lude hope you bring it back to life.....are you sure that you're not blowing out blue smoke because black smoke indicates that your burning rich...and blue That your burning oil ..since you said it had bad oil rings, that would make sense..
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nice price. it deffently has potential teh exterier looks preety good just fix up that motor.
Gonna cost me upwards of what I payed for the car to get it "clean" in my taste. P1 lip is my first addition. But thanks :D
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Your going to need to put a lot of love into this lude hope you bring it back to life.....are you sure that you're not blowing out blue smoke because black smoke indicates that your burning rich...and blue That your burning oil ..since you said it had bad oil rings, that would make sense..
I havent actually seen it run, so I couldn't tell you, but on the exhaust there is HEAVY sut and black residue. I think its black smoke. cant be for sure though.
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In that case it probably be burning oil and lots of it...try to keep track of your oil level every time u get to start it up ...ur going to need to replace those rings and double check the work that was done on it...
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In that case it probably be burning oil and lots of it...try to keep track of your oil level every time u get to start it up ...ur going to need to replace those rings and double check the work that was done on it...
From what the previous owner told us, its either the oil rings, or we have to replace the entire bottom half of the motor...lets hope :D
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By "oil rings" I assume you mean piston rings?

But the exterior isn't totally horrid man, it could be way worse.

Can't wait to see what you do with it man.
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g/l every lude has its start... all they need is TLC and they are your bestfriend

treat it good they treat you well
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I cant wait to start working on it, and I dont think it's the piston rings.
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See if you can rent/buy a compression tester from AutoZone or Advance or something, then do a compression test. That should tell you if it's your piston rings or not. Sounds like it could be the culprit.
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Your Lude doesnt look too bad!!! After spending some hrs, days, nights, weeks, months and even years you'll eventually become attached to your Lude and love every min you spend on it and driving it!!!

Congratz on your new Lude and keep us posted on the porgress as the time goes by!!!
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Your Lude doesnt look too bad!!! After spending some hrs, days, nights, weeks, months and even years you'll eventually become attached to your Lude and love every min you spend on it and driving it!!!

Congratz on your new Lude and keep us posted on the porgress as the time goes by!!!
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