Question about 1987 Honda Accord
Hard for whom?
what tools? and what luck, ? what you find is what you find.
so yank off the head and pan, and the bash the piston up
past the cylinder ridge breaking 3 rings, then drop in bearings that
dont fit, and then put it back, with bad rings?: that?
say 5 hours in an out , ? (tools missing ,makes my guess wrong)
skills and tools. all change time factors.
why not pull the engine and do it right... ? have you run a block pressure test,to see if its not cracked,? (at rad cap and tool>)?
Posted on Jan 05, 2015
In mount repair is labor intensive but not a hard fix in the grand scheme of understanding. Just plan a full day and a half.
Posted on Jan 05, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have an 87 accord manual carbureted with 200k miles on it and mine has done that ever since I got it. I've owned it for about four years now and the previous owner told me it happens. I have no idea what it means but the only problem I've ever had was when the alternator went out last summer (which I doubt is related but had similar symptoms).
Not a solution, more just commiseration.
Posted on Jun 10, 2008
The cylinder is not getting fuel, spark or compression. You have already checked for spark on that cable and it appears to be good. Pull the spark plug and see if it is damaged. You can also switch spark plug and cable to another cylinder and see if the miss travels with the plug and or cable. If so, you'll know its the spark plug/cable that is bad.
You can check for fuel by listening to the fuel injector to see if it clicks. Use an automotive stethoscope or a long screwdriver--put the metal end of the screwdriver on the injector and the other end against your ear and listen to the injector while the engine is cranking or running. You should hear it click for each time it pulses fuel.
If both fuel and spark are good, then you are probably missing compression in that cylinder. You (or a mechanic) will need to pull all the spark plugs and do a engine compression test with a compression test/gage set. Lots of things can lead to poor or zero compression including: broken piston rings, burned/stuck/broken valves, cracked cylinder head or engine block, cracked pistons,etc.
Because one cylinder is "dead", the engine has to work extra hard to start and run against a cylinder that is dragging it down. If you find low/no compression in that cylinder, you will probably have to remove the cylinder head to correct it. A big expensive job. It may be cost effective to replace the whole engine with a rebuilt one.
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
disconnect the cable to the battery........there is 3 bolt holding the starter to the engine/transmission housing. You may need to remove the air intake manifold to gain access to the work area.
Posted on Mar 24, 2010
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