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#1 ncarter124

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Posted 16 April 2006 - 04:00 PM

Ok, im buying a 'beater' 91 Accord for $1000. Its generally in good shape. 117k miles (4cyl 5 speed), good body and interior, just has a cracked windshield and minimal rust.

Here is the issue...I went to drive it and when I started it it had a slight skip or miss for about 10 seconds...then it was smooth as silk. Then once I drove it, it ran perfect, but seemed like it was idling too low...around 700 rpm, and thus it was idling kinda rough. I have drivin these before and I know they idle so low they rattle the dash, but this seemed a hair too low. As soon as I touched the gas it smoothed out. It never stalled, and the guy said he just had it tuned up.

Any ideas?

#2 drunk engine

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 05:04 PM

does it idle well at operating temperature? how does it idle when first started.

#3 f22a4bandit

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 04:18 PM

700 RPM is the ideal idle for our generation Accords. As for the rough idle, it might just be that the engine needs to warm up more. If you want a really good site with information about our specific generation Accord, check out Cb7tuner. They answer your questions really quick, and so far it's the best I have found. Later.

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 04:23 PM

check vacuum lines

#5 ncarter124

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 09:50 PM

Thanks guys. Sorry, been away for awhile. So yeah, I'll check the vacuum lines. From what I gathered when I drove it (picking it up here soon), other than the slight miss the first 5 seconds, it idled the same regardless of how cold or warm the motor is.

#6 cactushonda

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 01:21 AM

any codes ???

#7 ncarter124

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 11:39 PM

any codes ???

I dont have it yet, so not sure.