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James Matteu

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James Matteu last won the day on May 10 2017

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    Jacksonville, FL
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    1997 Honda Accord EX-V6
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    C27A 2.7L SOHC: 166 bhp @ 5600 and 165 ft-lbs @ 4500

    Mobile 1 Full Synthetic 5W30, Brembo Front Rotors (25430)

    OEM I-4 Foglamps, Alpine 6 disc w/ 8-Pin DIN conversion

    Acura CL dash swap

    EDM Rear Fog Light

    Acura Heated Seats

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  1. Take your car to a hand car wash with those pressure washing wands. Clean that up and drive around after. Then take another picture.
  2. X ray of the weld will show what's going on.
  3. Rock the car side to side. If it sounds like an old spring box mattress then your next step is to look at the ball joints: 6 in front (3 left, 3 right) and 4 rear (1upper and 1 lower on each side).
  4. Sounds like a slipping torque converter. To be sure, try Wide Open Throttle at the first sign of slipping. Also, try manually selecting gears through the acceleration.
  5. I think if your negative cable was in such poor condition, it stands to reason your positive cable is no good either.
  6. Could be the Ignition Coil again, check it. Never assume a system is functional on the basis the lart was recently replaced. Could be battery connections: pos or neg. Could be fuel filter or pump, measure line pressure. Could be many things, these are just the ones I came up with off the top of my head.
  7. Sounds like you forgot how hot the car runs, it's been 8 months. But keep an eye on that temp gauge and remember never to operate the motor when the temp exceeds 3/4 (I'm helping a guy cope with the results of repeatedly driving with the temp gauge pegged out: warped head). Check the tension of all your belts; then make sure the power steering, A/C, and alternator spin freely. It's been my experience that those marks in your pictures are close enough. I've tried to get all marks dead on and it always seems like there's one tooth on the timing belt that gets in the way. My guess is that honda toyota gm acura etc would have a more precise way of setting the cam and crank had it been necessary to get it dead on. The only timing related component with the ability to make fine adjustments (from the factory) on your vintage* of Honda is the distributor. *After '95 there is no fine adjustment since OBD-2a uses a "floating" timing advance and a non-aadjustable distributor.
  8. I dunno, check the transmission throttle valve for slack?
  9. Valve spring has nothing to do with it, though removing the spark plugs does help. Other than that, you got it right. Now do work.
  10. Is the 3rd cylinder even firing? Pull codes for the CEL. Re-bleed the cooling system.
  11. 3rd cylinder is full of oil? Burning it? Huge smoke clouds from the tail pipe?
  12. Nothing special I can think of to check, above and beyond the usual.
  13. Put it like you have in photo #2. Then take the timing belt off, put all the marks where they're supposed to be: cam and crank. Then reinstall the belt and give the motor a few turns by hand. Bring it back to TDC and make sure all the marks still line up. Then you're good. Edit: if the marks are off after afew turns, it means you had too much slack in the belt. Reinstall like I described above and this time double check the tension.
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