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Old 06-17-2019, 10:32 PM
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Not sure who is left from when I was active here. But many years later I own an accord again. Itís a 97. Havenít even seen it in person yet my wife bought it while I am away for work. The gas mileage of my v10 truck was getting old so was looking for a cheap beater.


 
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Old 06-18-2019, 04:00 AM
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Some of us are still around; welcome back!
 
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:20 PM
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I like that body style a lot. My father had that year. Sounds like you got a good wife!

Let us know what plans you have for it, once you get home.
 
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:50 PM
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No real plans other than doing the timing belt/water pump and converting it to 4 wheel disc and rotor over hub.

If I get real crazy Iíll paint the bumpers(previous owners son thought his Jeep was in reverse when it wasnít and pushed the accord into a snow bank)
 
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No real plans other than doing the timing belt/water pump and converting it to 4 wheel disc and rotor over hub.

If I get real crazy Iíll paint the bumpers(previous owners son thought his Jeep was in reverse when it wasnít and pushed the accord into a snow bank)
I may not be part of the "old guard", but I've read enough of your posts in the archives (old posts) to say Welcome back.
 
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Old 06-29-2019, 12:15 PM
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Got home and gave it a once over. Only problems I can find are:
windshield sprayers donít work(not sure if clogged or motor burnt out)
radio seems to be from a different Honda and needs the anti theft code(probably replace with an aftermarket radio with Bluetooth)
fender liners are missing(must not have put back on when the bumpers were replaced)
clock doesnt work
cant tell if distributer o ring is currently leaking or was leaking in the past

drives like a dream and none of the issues are a big deal. Especially for being 22 years old. A few dents here and there but overall in pretty good shape for a $1,400 car(Alaska price of course would probably be an $800 car in the lower 48)




 
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Old 06-29-2019, 11:00 PM
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Upon some further driving I found that when it is hot it idles high, gonna try unplugging the idle air control
valve and see if that changes anything.

Temp gauge also started to creep idling with the ac on for 10min or so in a parking lot(about 80-85 degrees today so a pretty hot day for here). Might throw in a new thermostat since they are cheap.

Also door looks seem
pretty funky in that neither the key nor the button on the door seem to lock all the doors. Seems like the back two door locks have to be operated by hand.
 
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