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Old 01-16-2007, 01:39 AM   #1
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Old 01-17-2007, 08:30 AM   #2
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i am a newby with a 99 prelude i bought off a guy....the car was said to be in good condition and so i bought it.....well as soon as i bought it the radiator busted and the v-tech was destroyed so now i am in a mechanics class and i am the one that is stuck doing the dirty work on this car....after a few months went by i saw the guy who sold it to me and i looked at him in his face and lafed...when i told him how good the car was now that i got it
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i am a newby with a 99 prelude i bought off a guy....the car was said to be in good condition and so i bought it.....well as soon as i bought it the radiator busted and the v-tech was destroyed so now i am in a mechanics class and i am the one that is stuck doing the dirty work on this car....after a few months went by i saw the guy who sold it to me and i looked at him in his face and lafed...when i told him how good the car was now that i got it
So what's your question? I would have tried to make him take the car back, or at least pay you for all the maintenance, since he told you the car was in good shape w/ no major problems.
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:00 PM   #4
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i have a noob question....

Bout how many miles does it usually take for ludes to burn 1qt of oil?

(in general or on average, cuz i know it all depends on how you drive)
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:08 PM   #5
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i have a noob question....

Bout how many miles does it usually take for ludes to burn 1qt of oil?

(in general or on average, cuz i know it all depends on how you drive)
My lude burns 1qt of conventional oil in about 3000 miles. I'd say that is about average for a prelude with 125k. I wouldn't worry unless it burns 1 quart every 500 miles or something. BTW, I drive like a normal luder, aka some vtec.
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:10 PM   #6
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Honestly, it all depends on the car. Some people hardly burn any, others burn a qt. about every 1000 miles or so. Just make sure you keep checking it and topping it off, and DON'T think you can wait longer to change it just b/c you top it off w/ fresh oil. If you're worried b/c you think you're burning too much, you can always do a compression and leakdown test for piece of mind.
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:11 PM   #7
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i have a noob question....

Bout how many miles does it usually take for ludes to burn 1qt of oil?

(in general or on average, cuz i know it all depends on how you drive)
my car burns less than a quart after 3500 miles. that's pretty average.
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Old 01-17-2007, 10:38 PM   #8
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swt.. thanks for the replies... ^^
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Old 01-17-2007, 10:39 PM   #9
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Yeah my car barely burns oil and I run my car hard pretty much every weekend.
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Old 01-19-2007, 10:42 PM   #10
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how many quarts to fill a 5th gen?
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Old 01-19-2007, 10:44 PM   #11
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how many quarts to fill a 5th gen?
buy 6 quarts. you'll fill it up with 5 + a little of the 6th one. use the rest to keep it full
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Old 01-20-2007, 06:41 PM   #12
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2.2L.., need help to know more abt modding engine for more whp like 300-400whp??? possible???.... some mustang really pissed me off last night... aarrargghhh...
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Old 01-20-2007, 07:29 PM   #13
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2.2L.., need help to know more abt modding engine for more whp like 300-400whp??? possible???.... some mustang really pissed me off last night... aarrargghhh...
honestly, if thats the only reason you want more power then i would just sell your car and buy one that is faster from the get go. doing 300-400whp the right way will cost a good bit of money and spending that money because you got beat by a mustang is a little rediculous but i understand your concerns

You would definitely have to boost the motor. If you didnt plan on running more than 400whp, i would go the cheaper way to use forged pistons in your block and run iron pressed-in liners. Much cheaper than heavy duty iron ductile sleeves.

building a motor for a purpose is one thing, but building the motor because you lost a meaningless street race can put you in a big money pit if you dont know what your doing.
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Old 01-20-2007, 07:31 PM   #14
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do we have an iron block?
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Old 01-20-2007, 07:45 PM   #15
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do we have an iron block?
aluminum block with FRM (fiber reinforced metal) cylinder walls - forged pistons cannot be used unless it has a special coating on the piston skirts
ie: Mahle and JUN have H22 FRM design forged pistons

all H series blocks have FRM cylinder walls. Including the F20c and nsx motor.

f22 and f23 blocks are aluminum with iron sleeves which are able to accept a forged piston without modification to the block or pistons.
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buy 6 quarts. you'll fill it up with 5 + a little of the 6th one. use the rest to keep it full
isn't it 5 quarts and the 5th one to fill up the .2 liters???
cuz wouldn't 5 quarts be 2.5???
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isn't it 5 quarts and the 5th one to fill up the .2 liters???
cuz wouldn't 5 quarts be 2.5???
Sorry, I don't really understand what you're saying?

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Old 01-22-2007, 01:29 AM   #18
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alright noob question. lets say i was driving at like 40 in like 4th gear..and a turn is coming up..i turn but i dont downshift..so by the end of my turn im like at 15-20mph and my rpm is at like 1500-2000 (in 4th gear still). my questions are:

1. what would happen (not that i've tried it) if you floored it? other than it won't go very quickly...will it blow anything up? or will it harm or put stress on anything?

2. if my scenerio happens, and i VERY SLOWLY accelerate without downshifting to 3rd but kept it in 4th to go...does it harm the clutch or syncros or engine?

thanks for the answers and bare with me with these noob questions.
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o... i just heard that our engines needed exactly 5 qts... and the 6th is just to top off the engine from burning off oil...

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isn't it 5 quarts and the 5th one to fill up the .2 liters???
cuz wouldn't 5 quarts be 2.5???
If you asking what I think your asking, NO. A 5th gen holds 5.1 quarts of oil.
2.2L is the displacement. Is that what you meant?
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alright noob question. lets say i was driving at like 40 in like 4th gear..and a turn is coming up..i turn but i dont downshift..so by the end of my turn im like at 15-20mph and my rpm is at like 1500-2000 (in 4th gear still). my questions are:

1. what would happen (not that i've tried it) if you floored it? other than it won't go very quickly...will it blow anything up? or will it harm or put stress on anything?

2. if my scenerio happens, and i VERY SLOWLY accelerate without downshifting to 3rd but kept it in 4th to go...does it harm the clutch or syncros or engine?

thanks for the answers and bare with me with these noob questions.
It won't hurt anything to do that, it'll just lug the engine. It's no better to accelerate slowly from low-rpm's really, but its just a bad idea in either case. It hurts your gas mileage and creates extra oil sludge. You're not gonna blow up your engine or anything if you do it, but I wouldn't make a habit of it. It's not the proper way to drive a stick. When you know revs are going to drop, or you want more acceleration, you need to downshift a gear or two.
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I'm a noob to computer stuff and don't really know where else to post this question.

Why won't my computer play certain video's, it just comes up with a Q with a question mark in it and does'nt do anything. Like Google video for instance, it won't play anything off google just show's a blue letter Q with a question mark on it.
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ummm... for that im thinking you may need to update ur codec package... so u can play new formats... this is the site i use... http://www.free-codecs.com/download/...Codec_Pack.htm it may help... i dotn know... thats what i got from your question...
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i need help...
i dotn know what:
1. a test pipe is....
2. a down pipe...
3. an axle back...

thanks for the help...
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1) a straight pipe that replaces the catalytic converter
2) the exhaust pipe that comes off the hotside of a turbo
3) the rear portion of an exhaust
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