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    I resently bought Accord LXi auto 88 on ebay for $380 for my girl. Ended up spending another $600 for trasportation gas and parts. so the car now stands at $1014. My girl loves it she thinks it have nice fliping eyes.
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    Re: Bought Accord LXi 88 on ebay for $380

    no pics and were are you located

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    Re: Bought Accord LXi 88 on ebay for $380

    some problems with uploding the pictures, i'm in N.O.
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    Re: Bought Accord LXi 88 on ebay for $380

    well as soon as we see the pics we'll give you a fa'sho, but until then...

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    Re: Bought Accord LXi 88 on ebay for $380

    you gotta do [img ]http://blah.com/images.jpg[/ img]

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    thanks for the well come but this thing with the pictures i guess will take some time tonight.
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    Re: Bought Accord LXi 88 on ebay for $380

    welcome! and enjoy your stay!
    one day I'll return.

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    Ok my girl found how to upload the photos finally, so now we are in buisness once again.

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    Re: Bought Accord LXi 88 on ebay for $380

    lil rough but what do you expect for a cheap car some satin black rattle can and you will be murdered out

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    Re: Bought Accord LXi 88 on ebay for $380

    About the car it was in a very bad running condition. The injectors were leaking and a lot of gas was coming out of the injector’s rail, and boy when we cranked the car I thought it was going to catch a fire. The guy who was selling the car didn't care much about it so when it went bad he decided to sell it. I thought it was going to be a easy fix, WOW "jumping jack and his mother" every time I was installing a new injectors o- ring still was leaking gas bad. Finally after going to O-Reilly auto parts I found a o-ring the brown ones for gas and they had only 3 of those and with one black one I manage to fix the car with a small leak to drive it. Another thing the CV boot was torn and it was clicking really bad. For some time I drove the car I thought it was going to fall apart. The worst was the breaks. NO what so ever !!!!!!! the car was in North Carolina and I’m down in New Orleans 700ml. Driving this bitch was an ADVENTURE OOOOOO YES it took me 21 hours by bus and 2o hours driving the car back AND IT MADE IT

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    Re: Bought Accord LXi 88 on ebay for $380

    What part of New Orleans are you in? I lived there for 5 years and moved to PA in June of last year. I could have helped you out with some repairs but now I am gone.
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    Here is the accord on bricks before anything fixed



    i'm in Up-town and Metairie

    Ok i'll get my photos out tomorrow and here we go in the new era of old cars and high tech computers. Old but reliable, this Accords are like mini monster. They run forever and ever ever, ever

    Quote Originally Posted by ghettogeddy View Post
    lil rough but what do you expect for a cheap car some satin black rattle can and you will be murdered out
    You right about the rattle, i need to fix the muffler yet. now it sounds like a expensive job with out the looks.

    Thank you Mark D i got your e-mail and now seems to be Ok with the photos
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    Re: Bought Accord LXi 88 on ebay for $380

    1988/9 Prelude wheels... I think?
    At least it made it home. Good luck fixing it up, seems like it's seen better days.

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    Re: Bought Accord LXi 88 on ebay for $380

    Quote Originally Posted by Joay View Post
    1988/9 Prelude wheels... I think?
    At least it made it home. Good luck fixing it up, seems like it's seen better days.
    nope, stock 88-89 3G lxi wheels. those are original to that car (or at least that model car)
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    Re: Bought Accord LXi 88 on ebay for $380

    Welcome! Looks like you have your hands full. You'll learn a lot and have fun.
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    Re: Bought Accord LXi 88 on ebay for $380

    Welcome to the forum and have fun with the project, these cars are addicting to work on and drive

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    Re: Bought Accord LXi 88 on ebay for $380

    Nice score maine!
    they're all over oklahoma on craigslist if you want a parts car

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    Thanks everyone for the message.
    now for the car, the first thing ws to be cleaned. Boy was that dirty or wath? I'm asking myself how can people life like that, so dirty and nasty


    Quote Originally Posted by Joay View Post
    1988/9 Prelude wheels... I think?
    At least it made it home. Good luck fixing it up, seems like it's seen better days.
    Rims are original, front tires sucks, but i have some nissan rims i'll put on for the moment it will be with the originals

    I took out the seats and i found $6 in change. one pencil, paper who knows what


    Quote Originally Posted by Pico View Post
    Welcome to the forum and have fun with the project, these cars are addicting to work on and drive
    For sure they are addicting i hava accord 86 lx since 1997

    You can see the "motel 8" cleaning tool on the dash



    Quote Originally Posted by Demon1024 View Post
    Nice score maine!
    they're all over oklahoma on craigslist if you want a parts car
    how much for the cars i paid for this one $380?

    you can see mine original accord lx 86 carb i have it since '97

    the carper got so much stain i had to wash it with two three chemicals

    the stereo was the best working equipment in the car pioneer head and speakers. it took me 700 ml from north carolina to louisiana to learn how it works some os the options hehehehe


    on my way back after 20 hours of agony driving with 50/55 mph the car started to die on me when i press the gas over 50 mph. i was 20 ml from new orleans and realy didn't mater b/c i was almost home.

    no visible rust on the floor which is good so far


    after wahsing the carpet so many times still have a stains.any idea how to clean it?



    should be clean now i guess, smells good dogh
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    Re: Bought Accord LXi 88 on ebay for $380

    much much better!

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    Re: Bought Accord LXi 88 on ebay for $380

    well if you can't get it clean enough, I would just consider getting a new one from ebay or some online car carpet store. I think you can get them for about $100. If it's clean enough for you now, that's even better. Get yourself a good set of floor mats, and you'll be golden.

    Glad to see you being so thorough on cleaning this up.

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    Re: Bought Accord LXi 88 on ebay for $380

    Looks like a good project. I used to live on the west bank.
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    Re: Bought Accord LXi 88 on ebay for $380

    Nice work cleaning up the mess. I can't understand how some people managed to get their car that dirty!

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    Here are the mud gards plastic one but they do the job for now.

    some other photos



    the clock even is working!!!! How cool is that......


    stereo not bad,actually this the most cool thing and it says honda

    today i was trying to deal with the engine problem right after 2500 rpm the car starts to die and i noticed gas smell and leak. WOOOOWWWW

    the injector seal was gone bad. i drove the car with this after market seal for 700ml. made it home and broke. What a good thing to happen.
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    when to to honda dealer to see if they have the green o- ring seals. They didn't. The guy gave me same black one and said that he have been driving his integra 91 for 5 year with this black ones and never had seen something like mine. Mine is from Auto Zone parts



    this o-ring cost $4.65 man things are expensive now a days. $4.65 divided by $380(price of car) = 1.22% of total value



    here is mine original honda flat green o-ring, next to mine imitation green o-ring and the busted aftermarket black o-ring. MMMMaaaaaaNNNNNN
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    Re: Bought Accord LXi 88 on ebay for $380

    im happy to see some work put into to make it better a+
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