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Old 10-22-2015, 07:54 PM   #41
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This car is in such great condition for the age and milage! I love that you took the time to clean everything before you put the other engine in. There's a special place in my heart for fairly stock super clean Accords.
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Old 01-30-2016, 10:55 PM   #42
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Ruby and Jade in Pensacola last weekend, a quick additional 1,500 miles. They were both white with salt that morning from the trip down even though we managed to route around the snow storm in KY and TN. 7,000 miles now on the new engine, uses virtually no oil, 32+ mpg coming home. Met briefly with SE Girl to deliver some parts, goofed and didn't get a photo with her car.


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Old 01-31-2016, 06:27 AM   #43
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I didn't even think to get a pic! Maybe next time you come down we can get a photo.
I'm glad I got to see Ruby in person. She's every bit as gorgeous as she is in her photos!

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Ruby and Jade in Pensacola last weekend, a quick additional 1,500 miles. They were both white with salt that morning from the trip down even though we managed to route around the snow storm in KY and TN. 7,000 miles now on the new engine, uses virtually no oil, 32+ mpg coming home. Met briefly with SE Girl to deliver some parts, goofed and didn't get a photo with her car.
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Old 02-11-2016, 04:20 PM   #44
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Glad everyone made it down there and back okay. Can't wait until you hit 400k. Ruby is looking amazing after all the work you have done. Keep up the good work!
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:43 PM   #45
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Just missed catching 345,678.9 on the odometer last night.
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Old 12-19-2016, 08:19 PM   #46
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Passed 350,000 this afternoon. Unfortunately, she's starting to bubble already along the rear wheel arches - only four years since quarter panel replacement. Not sure what went wrong, but that is probably the most vulnerable area because I couldn't cut the spot welds from the back side, so there were holes all along the wheel well lip that I tried to fill with adhesive, but the body shop may have exposed bare metal there during finishing and painting.

Jan. 14, 2017: Had the surging idle problem. Unfortunately the H23 intake has the FITV on the bottom of the throttle body with the cover facing the firewall. One of the cover screws broke, but I was able to get the piston out, install a new o-ring on it, and reinstall; then put the cover back on with the one remaining screw. I turned the piston in further than it was when I took it out to bring the cold idle down some. I'll see where it goes tomorrow morning after sitting out in the cold. I guess I'll start looking for another valve; I don't think I can get to the screw with a bolt remover.

March 30, 2017: Installed OEM rear upper control arms, Bilstein rear shocks, and Mugen rear shock tower brace today; the shocks raised the rear end some and really stiffened the ride.

August 5, 2017: Almost 356,000 miles. The brake pedal was starting to get soft. Installed OEM master cylinder (3rd in its life?), new front calipers, and three of four OEM brake hoses (was still running the original hoses and calipers - dry as a bone, just figures it was time), right rear will be done tomorrow. Front pads still had sufficient thickness, but both were cracked down the middle - I'll get a new set. I should probably replace the rear wheel cylinders (still original).

August 6, 2017: I wouldn't have expected it with Honda parts. Installed the right rear hose this afternoon, filled the master cylinder, then tried to vacuum bleed at all the wheels. Seemed like I got good fluid at each wheel, but the pedal went right to the floor. Got a helper to operate the pedal while I tried to bleed each wheel under pressure - pedal still goes straight to the floor. Started over, probably should have bench bled the master cylinder first, but I figured the lines were pretty much empty anyway from removing the hoses. Closed all the bleed screws and tried to bleed the MC by cracking the lines there, got nothing that seemed like the ports were being pressurized. Disconnected the lines at the MC, installed short lines with hoses back to the reservoir, I only got fluid from the rear port after pushing the pedal who knows how many times. I guess I better find my receipt.

Aug. 15, 2017: Honda gave me a new MC. Bench bled it first this time; got good flow from both ports. Installed on car over the weekend, bled the snot out of all corners. Drove it yesterday and it still seemed soft, but would pump up hard with the engine off. I figured it had time for any air, particularly in the front calipers and the lines to the MC to settle to the top. Got home this evening and compressed both calipers to push fluid (and any air at the top of the lines at the MC) back into the master cylinder. Pumped the brake until I got a hard pedal, then vacuum bled the calipers. Good hard pedal now running or not.

Nov. 11, 2017: Rolled through 360,000 Thursday. Oil change, transmission fluid change, new plugs yesterday.

Nov. 29, 2017: The wagon set a code 7 (throttle position sensor) and 9 (cyl #1 position sensor) Friday. The car is in Pensacola; my son and daughter will be coming home from school in a couple weeks - I didn't want them having a problem on the trip so I wound up taking a replacement throttle body and distributor down. Left Friday afternoon, Pensacola at 2:15 am Saturday, up at 8; breakfast, bought a gasket, replaced parts by 11; had lunch with son and daughter, played some basketball with daughter, left Pensacola about 4:30, arrived home at 6:30 am Sunday. Ruby now pushing 362,600; front end vibration under acceleration/uphill tells me I need to check the axles.

Dec. 18, 2017: First time I can remember, Ruby stranded me at work last Thursday - couldn't hear the fuel pump running. Swapped in extra main relay (had just recently resoldered the one in the car) to no avail. Finally recovered it on Saturday; troubleshooting led to the ECM. Installed a spare I had. Anyone know someone who repairs ECMs? If not, I'm in the market for another spare 37820-PT6-A12.

Jan. 9, 2018: Got my third warranty axle on the RF on Saturday. Back in the day (2005) had a local shop install axles at about 180k. First one was bad and had to be replaced 3 days later. Next one at about 255k. This one at 363k. I'm still paying the labor, but man, it was 10 degrees on Saturday and the garage is full of stuff.

Mar. 18, 2018: Hit 365,000 about a week ago. Will need at least a muffler soon, probably do the B pipe as well (nuts and studs at the B pipe to muffler joint are in pretty bad shape). Both B pipe and muffler are OEM transferred over from the 93 EX I wrecked in 2012.

May 8, 2018: Rolled through 366,666.6 the other day.

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Old 06-11-2018, 07:59 AM   #47
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My '91 is coming up on 385K and it looks it! Yours on the other hand looks like it has less than 100.
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Old 08-25-2018, 06:29 PM   #48
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Been racking up miles. Hit 370,000 miles Aug. 13, then had to accompany my kids to school in FL because I sent them in the coupe because I kept the wagon home to get some work done it. 371,000 Thursday afternoon in Pensacola. Closing on 372,000 from the trip back home.
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