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  1. NOOB THEORY: Main differences between SH and base?

    5th Gen
    I know its not a great question, but im a civic fanboy. What are the main differences between the sh 5th gen and the base model? Especially with having to do with the oil pressure switch? 98 h22a4
  2. Cold & Warm Rough Start & Gas In Oil. Too Much Gas? Fuel Pressure?

    5th Gen
    Hey everyone. I bought this '99 prelude base auto a little over a month ago. The previous owner expressed there was a rough start occasionally and that his mechanic said it was likely the primary O2. No service/cel lights on though, not since I bought it. He gave me a list of odds and ends that...
  3. Moving on to better things

    5th Gen
    I've had this thing for a few weeks now. It's a 2010 C350 Sport. Unfortunately it was time for something more reliable and in better condition. Last October the balance shaft seal blew out on my Prelude at highway speed. It emptied all the oil within seconds and destroyed my cylinder...
  4. Oil and Compression problems

    5th Gen
    Hey guys, recently in the last two weeks my car has been losing about two quarts of oil a week. The underside by the transmission is pretty well coated with oil but you can't see anything visibly through the engine bay. Did a compression test today and the results were: Cylinder 1 - 180 Cylinder...
  5. Running rich, don't know where to start...?

    5th Gen
    My car started running pretty rich about a few weeks ago. I commute to and from school and work with an average of around 50 miles a day, and a full tank would last me from Sunday til Friday without even red-lining. So about 300 miles a tank, mostly city. Now I get barely 200 miles a tank :/...
  6. Help..oil spray on inside of hood

    5th Gen
    So i bought my prelude two years ago, stock, automatic, with the H22a4 and swapped it out for a H23a VTEC Bluetop, and converted it to manual. It has been nothing but one problem after another with it. I now have a problem that has got me puzzled. So I ran my lude pretty hard about two weeks ago...
  7. A/C freon retrofit

    3rd Gen
    I need to change my system from r12 to r134a freon. How do I drain the old compressor oil and how do I know how much of the new oil would need to put be in? Would I need to change any hoses and/or o-rings even if it is not leaking? Also, I read that the original compressor may not be...
  8. REALLY need some help.

    3rd Gen
    hey guys so first off, I REALLY NEED HELP. this is a NON prelude question, so i want to apologize to everyone. but i really have no where else to go i havnt gotten any answers anywhere else. to set things straight i do own a beautiful red 1990 prelude :) anyway, me and my brother are working...
  9. Coolant in oil right after headgasket replacement. Toyota

    General
    1992 Toyota Camry LE V6. hey guys so a non Prelude question. me and my brother really love working on cars so jumped on this camry when the headgasket blew. mint exterior and interior, the owners were just going to junkyard it so we bought it for 200$, thinking we could make some money off it...
  10. Engine oil flush, should i get one done?

    General
    Hey guys so im replacing the head gasket on a 1992 Toyota Camry LE V6, and im wondering weather or not to get an oil flush done when its all back together. When the head gasket blew, there was TONS of white smoke. not just a small leak. When i removed the old HG, it was completely shredded...
  11. oil leakage.... dang. anyone have any ideas?

    3rd Gen
    hey guys, so like 15'000 km ago i attempted to rebuild my B21a1 in highschool, didnt do any re-sleeving or anything just new gaskets and piston rings etc. dont think it did anything. waist of money but good experience. anyway, my lude yet again is causing me trouble....i've had bad alternators...
  12. No vtec.

    5th Gen
    So It's winter here in Alberta, and it hasn't been too cold, but one day I took the car out for some fun, and I had been running it for about 5 minutes without opening up on it (so I'd say it wasn't hot yet, but not cold). I finally started givin' er' and I hit the engine cut off at 6500, and...
  13. ::::Steering Rack Leak Question!!! please help!::::

    5th Gen
    okay so im sorry in advance for any stupid questions or inexperience, im slowly learning the basic mechanics of my car. So I had my car jacked up on the front driver side while I was switching out my brake pads and noticed a leak coming out of the steering rack. The leak seemed to look almost...
  14. Steering Rack Leak Question!!

    Suspension/Wheels/Tires/Brakes
    okay so im sorry in advance for any stupid questions or inexperience, im slowly learning the basic mechanics of my car. So I had my car jacked up on the front driver side while I was switching out my brake pads and noticed a leak coming out of the steering rack. The leak seemed to look almost...
  15. first long trip with the lude, over heated :(

    3rd Gen
    hey guys so me and my friends went for a trip down to Victoria on vancouver island, about 4-5 hour drive from where i live in Kelowna. driving over the coquihalla gave the Lude some trouble though! there was three people in the car, me my girlfriend and my buddy's girlfriend. so not to much...
  16. Transmission fluid question. Redline MTL

    5th Gen
    Hey guys, I had a friend recently recommend redline MTL to me for a trans fluid. I was doing a little research, and came across some people saying they loved it, and other saying they hated it. I really didn't find anything in between. So I was wondering what your thoughts where on this fluid...
  17. I have searched. Help would be greatly appreciated.

    3rd Gen
    The car in question is a 91 SI (b21) I just got her today. The PO claims to have rebuilt it himself (has receipts to back that up) And there is supposedly under 200 miles on this motor. So, I've been driving it nicely (under 50% throttle, not over 3.5k to the best of my ability) So, once home I...
  18. HAMP Oil Filters

    5th Gen
    Hi, I've been searching around the internet and I haven't found anything to answer my question. I found other information though. The smaller ones increase oil pressure.. 5psi. No loss in performance or filtration. HAMP has new oil filters. Smaller size. They no longer make the regular sized...
  19. JDM Magnetic Oil & Tranny Drain Plug

    5th Gen
    Has anyone ever done any research on magnetic oil and tranny drain plugs or have any personal experience with the topic? The manufacturer of these products make the following claim. "It helps to keep the excess metal particles that are created from normal engine and transmission wear from...
  20. I'm new to ludes

    2nd Gen
    And I'm just starting to get into cars(i'm pretty young, though that is no excuse :()6 months ago I got an 85 lude Base model, 5 speed. It just rolled 114,000 miles (i dunno if they're original). here are some things I had a questions about. I just changed to synthetic oil. It idles...
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