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Old 04-30-2008, 04:11 PM
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Purchased new lude, need help with tune up.

Hey guys, I'm a newbie here. I just purchased a lude and I want to give it a tune up. What parts should I change and what brand of parts? The timing belt and water pump has been supposedly changed. There are some posts already kind of dealing with this topic but I haven't seen anybody mention my model. I have a 1995 Prelude Special Edition. Everybody mentions the S,Si,Vtech so I have no clue if mine requires diff parts. It has 140,000 and the engine ticks when it runs, even when warm. Thanks for your help guys.
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Old 04-30-2008, 04:28 PM
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you have an SE just like me they either came in gold/cashmier (see my sig) or a dark forrestt green.
they have the same engine as SI's (the H23a1) but they have tan leather, a spoiler, VERY sexy SE wheels, along with other options.

the first thing you should do to her is giver a good tune up; spark plugs, wires, cap, rotor, seafoam, flush and change all fluids, and get a valve adjustment which should hopefully solve your ticking valves.
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thanx

Thanks, I haven't seen any posts where anybody mentioned the SE so I thought I was alone. I've got the forest green with tan leather interior. The wheels are very sexy although there is a lot of curb rash on them I just notice the temp gauge creeping to where it should not be. So thermo and flush is def gonna be part of the tune up. Thanks bro!
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welcome man to pz man.i wish i had an SE model but as for the over heating a bit check to make sure ur fans are kicking on when they are supposed to
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i wouldn't trust the previous owner about the timing belt unless they had paper work, you wouldn't want you timing belt to snap
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Yeah, when you take your valve cover off to adjust your valve lash (that should, like Nick said, hopefully solve your tick), make sure you thoroughly inspect your timing belt's condition. In the Helms manual, it has a guide to inspecting a timing belt, and what signs of wear/failure to look for.

As for the tick, that may persist even after you lash your valves. It may need new valve seats and/or guides, but as long as a compression test shows up healthy, it won't be detrimental to your engine's actual running condition... Mine ticks even after the valve lash, but I have good dry compression, so it's more of an annoyance than anything else... Most Hondas are known for that "Honda Tap". Ludes especially... (go on youtube and look/listen to some exhaust clips... you'll notice that like 50% of the ludes on those videos have the same valve tick).
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The car has 140,000. He told me the timing was done at 90k. When I get the valves adjusted I will have the belt checked just in case like you guys said. Yea that ticking is annoying. I was expecting it to go away after the car warmed up but it doesn't. You don't really notice it unless you're standing outside of the car. I'm having a lot of road noise from the rear tires and it sounds like they need the bearings changed or something? it makes that humming sound when I drive. Other than that the car drives nice as f*ck. When I'm doing 100 it feels like I'm doing 30. These cars handle well too.
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did the previous owner give you a receipt for the timing belt? I have the same problem both my rear bearing are shot soo i always hear the humming noise too
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No receipts. I'm going to have it done regardless. I don't want to take any chances. My rear wheels I'm going to have to get done soon. The sound is noticeable.
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