So it took a lot time from my last post or even I visit this site.
Short story about what happened in that time.
So I still have this Accord, but he made enough headache for me. In one Sunday evening (2012.10.14),
when I was returning from sea, engine stopped work. It looked like fuel has end. But I knew, that fuel still have to be. It took about 10 min to start engine (there was few lurch going to sea, but engine doesn't stop). Next day I went to car service and left. First we thought, that problem was with distributor or ignition wires. So were changed distributor top end, wires and spark plugs. But car died after 5-7 km, driving up to hill.
Because I'm not very good at car repairing and have known in different car-services, I let them repair him. There started my Accord's epic journey through services.
First service: car was there around 5 month. Changed: fuel pump in tank (twice), repaired generator, got new battery. Accord don't want to work.
Second service (official Honda service in my town): changed all fuel filters. Accord don't want to work.
Third service: repaired dashboard and said, that engine too old and probably he will always work with "problems".
Tired of all this bulls**t, decided start repairing by my self. First I start search problem, why my engine always works cold (when I get car in summer, engine was always very hard reaching working temperature, but still reached). So I find out, that engine doesn't have thermostat. Bought new and put in and problem with temperature was solved.
View in the beginning of summer:
But other problems didn't disappear. I don't remember how and why, but I get idea to clean fuel tank.
Fourth service (most friendly): we took tank and it was full of some sh*t. And then we find out, that near fuel filler cap is big hole and everything from my tire goes straight to tank. It took only 8-9 month to find problem. After that tank was cleared, putted custom made part (don't know how it calls in English) from fuel filler cap to tank (it cost about 28$ and was made by plumbers, because original part from Honda costed about 284$), changed all fuel filters and get back on the way.
After that I three times cleaned carburetor, because it was full of dirt too. In the end off July clutch was changed.
The finish of this epic journey I keep September 28, when, after 11 and half month of all repairing, problems, anger and disappointment, I went to 11th Honda Club birthday meet. That day early in the morning I left my home with fear, that we won't make ~700 km trip, but in the evening I was happiest man in the planet, because my Accord made everything perfect.
Few photos from Club birthday:
Now Accord stands in garage and waits next spring. He still has some problems with engine electrical installation, but I hope we will solve them till spring. Then I planning repair body and repaint, maybe put Weber carbs. And I want to get new rims. Now Accord with stock R13. This summer was idea to buy R17, but now I plan to buy something else. These white R15 now is on my little Snowflake:
sorry - she still not "nostalgic".
Man, that engine bay is clean !
I personally love the accord aerodecks from this era !
Yes, I like them too. One was in that birthday (I think owner won't mind if I show his amazing car):