Question about 1988 Honda Accord 4 Door
My 88 Honda Accord died while driving on the highway. There was no sign of a problem prior and had just gotten an oil change. No trouble lights or dash lights came on when it died. After I pulled over and tried to restart it then the dash lights operated as normal while the engine turned over but would not fire. I took it to a Honda dealer. The mechanic stated the car had spark and gas. He supposidely did a compression check and said the engine had bad compression in 2 of the 4 cylinders. I asked about a diagnostic code and he stated the car is to old to have a code. Is this true? I was billed for a "World Class Inspection"! THe mechanic never even called me after he looked at the car to let me know the problem. When I went to the talk to the mechanic....he said he doesent remember working on the car! I had the motor rebuild on this car 20,000 miles ago.
You opinions and expertise in this matter is greatly appreciated as I decide whether or not to believe this mechanic and junk the car for a bad engine.
Its possible you have a problem with the valves and not the bottm end You would have to take the rocker cover off to see if the valves are adjusted properly As time goes by the valves slowly sink into the head and get too tight against the rocker arm,The end result is that the valves open too soon and close too late.Because it is happening to the cylinders that they are it means tight valves because of the pattern that they have failed in.Could also be head gasket.But before letting the crusher get it its worth checking.If one cylinder is still capable of making 155psi then the other cylinders should be able to.I believe your problem has something to do with the head.Thanx anyway
Posted on Oct 18, 2008
Have you checked you timing belt. that would explaing the huge variances in compression
Posted on Dec 06, 2008
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