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    DX User BlueTech's Avatar
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    Hello all!

    Happy to have found this place. An actual active forum talking about working on old Hondas. Cool. Glad to be here.

    I recently became the proud owner of a "new" '86 Accord LX with a mere 187k original miles on it. Zero maintenance records for it, though. So starting with a zero baseline. The engine and interior are amazingly clean, and despite the low mileage, it apparently never actually sat for long periods of time. While super clean, it has a *really* rough idle when cold, but otherwise appears to be in generally good shape. I am hoping it only needs a bit of TLC so it can be my daughter's faithful daily driver to work and school.

    Now to look for the appropriate forum to post my current issues and progress...

    ~Blue
    1986 Honda Accord LX Sedan, 188k miles

    I really need to take a photo.
    Just picture in your mind a grey '86 Accord LX...
    Along with the dent in the front fender.



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    Re: Hello all!

    Welcome! Post some pictures!
    one day I'll return.

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    Re: Hello all!

    Welcome! Glad to have you aboard.
    Dr_Snooz

    "I like to take hammers, and just break stuff, just break stuff." - Beavis


    1989 Honda Accord LX-i Coupe, 220k miles, MT swap, rear disc swap

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    Re: Hello all!

    This seems like a good place to track stuff...

    Done so far:
    Replaced all motor mounts
    Cleaned up EGR Valve (was badly gummed up, works great now)
    New Spark Plugs
    Installed new clock bezel
    Installed hood prop grommet and rod holder clip
    Installed new battery
    Eliminated a few massive vacuum leaks
    Replaced the Control Valve Diaphragm (17245-PH1-003) on the air intake
    Cleaned up rusted spare tire hold-down bolt and spare tire well
    Acquired and cleaned up "new" full-size spare tire
    Cleaned up carburetor linkages and throttle valve. Unfortunately, the valve still sticks open and AC Boost diaphragm is non-functional. Played with this far too long, including chasing the AC Boost issue. Need to rebuild or replace.

    In Process:
    The PCV Valve replacement nightmare... Ugh.

    Upcoming:
    Refurbish and install "proper" OEM battery hold-down bracket.
    Oil & filter change - This might end up being part of the PCV Valve hose adventure because the oil filter is in the way
    Replace carburetor with "new" rebuilt unit (with proper rebuilt AC Boost)
    New Plug wires
    New distributor cap/rotor
    Smog Check...
    Install left front bumper mount (and straighten the bent frame tab on which it should reside)
    Transmission fluid drain/fill. Maybe 3X flush if I feel up to it.
    Replace majority of vacuum hoses (as-needed for now. Eventually all or most of them)


    This post should be a work in process and updated as I go.
    Admins - If this should be moved to its own thread instead of being in the newbie area, feel free to move it where it belongs
    1986 Honda Accord LX Sedan, 188k miles

    I really need to take a photo.
    Just picture in your mind a grey '86 Accord LX...
    Along with the dent in the front fender.

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    Re: Hello all!

    Best of luck with your projects.
    Dr_Snooz

    "I like to take hammers, and just break stuff, just break stuff." - Beavis


    1989 Honda Accord LX-i Coupe, 220k miles, MT swap, rear disc swap

    Shop manual downloads available here: CLICK TO VIEW

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