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Old 07-24-2013, 10:21 PM
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I am currently the owner of 3 honda accords. I have recently acquired 2 1986 accords. One is an lx-i and the other is a lx. do the heads on these interchange? My lx is in way better shape body wise. The lx had a timing belt failure at 30mph. Gonna open her up this weekend and inspect the damage. Any advice would be awesome. thanks alot.
 
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:28 PM
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Cool....another 3rd gen (86-89) owner

Welcome to HAF.

Pretty sure (?) the heads are different
 
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:19 PM
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well the lx had belt failure. at about 25mph, hope there isn't too much damage.
 
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:06 PM
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Well you could always put a new belt on and then do a compression test......might have gotten lucky?
 
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:34 AM
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Welcome new member and Thank You for joining the HAF...
 
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:48 PM
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thanks alot, well i removed the valve train and did leak down test, all hole running pretty consistent 120 psi. i put straight edge on valves and they flat. i looked at my timing belt and 6 teeth have been sheared off but belt is still intact. So it looks promising. think im gonna get timing belt kit and give her a wirl.
 
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:28 AM
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Once you have the timing belt back on, spin the motor over a few times using the crank bolt. Watch the valve springs to be sure they "return", want to be sure they open and close - sometimes the "stem" will get a slight bend in it - causing a valve to stick.
 
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