Honda Civic / Del Sol (1992 - 2000) EG/EH/EJ/EK/EM1 Discussion

car needs tune up

 
Old 08-02-2004, 08:04 PM
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Default car needs tune up

ok

so the belts squeak
the axle creaks

there is a noticable loss in HP

car seems to want to die when idling.


SHOULD

a. get to service immeidatly.
b. dont drive it untill i can get it serivice
c. buy the stuff and service it my self.
d. buy some belt dress and check the timing
e. insert comment here.

i have a very liminted schedual here now untill schoool starts which is about the 6th.

Id like to have it fixed by then...i have enough cash for belts and stuff too...


heres what I think I need to get


Timing belt.
Alternator belt.
A/C belt (for when I get it fixed and the compressor rebuilt or used from jusnkyard.)

3.8 qts of Castorol Syntec 10w-30 (maybe 20w-40 not shure)
Oil filter
new trans oil
new right side axle or CV joint

Valve adjustment
New head gasket

thats a lot!

its a big long overdue service.

Im also going to look into getting a new Fuel pressurre regulator becasue the stock one cant hold the pressure needed at 6500+ rpm to keep power. I had it on the dyno and i was told more fuel pressure would make more power up top.

can someone give me some opinions? on labour cost? or can i do most of this myself?
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Old 08-02-2004, 08:13 PM
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Do it yourself if you know how. The dealership is obviously going to rape you on the labor cost of most of these things. Heres a checklist of the regular services for some reference. Yea its from an integra but the same things should be checked on all our cars.

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Wanna tell us what car this is? 20w40, god damn!
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Old 08-03-2004, 03:43 PM
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that chart helps thnaks

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Old 08-03-2004, 08:23 PM
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is there some reason ou think you need a head gasket or timing belt? Are they bad? If you have the head gasket done at a shop it will cost you at least $500 for labor alone. The timing belt also requires alot of time to take off which= more money. I would say get the alternator belt and a/c belt and do that part yourself. Just make sure the alternator belt is really tight or else it will squeel. The oil and transmission fluid shouldnt cost too much to be changed, and they are easy to do yourself if you can. The CV shaft might cost a bit to get replaced, unless you have the right tools and a manual.
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Do a whole tune-up. New plugs, clean your injectors(take them out and clean them, not fuel-additive injector cleaner), new oil, fix that axle, put in belts, and you might give the whole Sea-Foam thing a whirl, if you think it's build-up that causing your loss. Check this out:
http://www.diyimports.com/seafoam.html
Hope this helps, and do all of this yourself, it's all straight-forward and rewarding when you complete the job that some shitty shop would've gladly charged you up the *** to do it for you...
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by hatchling37 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Do a whole tune-up. New plugs, clean your injectors(take them out and clean them, not fuel-additive injector cleaner), new oil, fix that axle, put in belts, and you might give the whole Sea-Foam thing a whirl, if you think it's build-up that causing your loss. Check this out:
http://www.diyimports.com/seafoam.html
Hope this helps, and do all of this yourself, it's all straight-forward and rewarding when you complete the job that some shitty shop would've gladly charged you up the *** to do it for you...</TD></TR></TABLE>

Please, tell me how to clean the injectors and with what??? I am planning to clean them before winter so any info would be nice since I searched a lot and found nothing...

Just tell me what stuff do you use and how you do it...

Thank you!
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