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    VTEC solenoid seals/gaskets - which part numbers

    Hi guys, I am about to replace the VTEC solenoid oil seal for my year 2000 Accord (1.8 F18B2 engine), which I suspect is leaking. As far as I know, there are two seals: 1) between the VTEC valve ***embly and the engine head; and 2) In the VTEC valve ***embly itself, between the solenoid and the...
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    Steering rack leak - Is there a repair kit?

    I have a steering rack leak on my 6th gen Accord. I'm still not sure where the leak is, but I suspect that is from the seal on the shaft that connects to the steering column. Do you guys know if there is any repair kit for this steering rack? By what I understood, Honda doesn't provide such kit...
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    Shock absorbers

    My 6th gen Accord has a leaking front shock absorber, which I will replace in a near future. I have been looking at what brands are available for this model, and have narrowed it to KYB, SACHS and BILSTEIN. These are all about the same price (70/80 € each). Honda ones are about double the...
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    Distributor adjustment - is it possible?

    Hello everyone, I am about to replace the distributor in my 1.8 year 2000 Accord, since it's leaking oil from the internal oil seal. I was thinking that I would have to adjust the distributor with a timing light in order to adjust the ignition timing. At least that's what is described in the...
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    Weird power steering leak

    Hi guys, Last weekend I replaced the clutch on my year 2000 1.8 Accord and something strange happened. I had no problem with the clutch job, but while doing it, I noticed a pool of oil forming on the driver side, under steering rack. I could not found where the oil was leaking or why it was...
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    Hondabond vs others

    Hi guys, In a few weeks I will replace the clutch of my 6th gen 1.8 Accord, and since I am there, I will replace the rear main seal. The proper way to remove the seal is to remove rear main seal housing, replace the seal and re-install the seal housing. To remove the seal housing, I have to...
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    Upper ball joint replacement

    Hi guys, A while ago I started to get some knocking from the front suspension of my 1.8, year 2000 Accord. I replaced the anti-roll bar links and the steering outer tie rods, and the knocking is now much less than it was before. I suspect that my upper ball joints, and probably the lower ball...
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    MPG and knock sensor

    Hi guys, It's a known fact, the 6th gen Accord has some drinking problems. But some of them drink much more than others. Mine was one of these. Let me start from the beginning. Some of you guys might know that my car is running on LPG and that I had some problems with the knock sensor on my...
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    Noisy front brakes

    Hi guys, For a while ago, when the heat comes, I have an excessive noise coming from the front brake pads on bad roads or "stone roads". As soon I touch the brake pad, even so slightly, the noise goes away... First I suspected of worn slider pins, now I am suspecting of defective pad retainers...
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    Knock sensor replacement

    Hi guys! Couple of months ago my engine started knock when running on petrol (car is adapted to LPG). I suspected from the knock sensor, and finally I got one to replace the the old one. Today, when I started to replace the old one, it broke in my hands as soon as I touched it, so I guess it...
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    Engine knocking

    As some of you might know, my Accord is converted to run on LPG. Today, I let the LPG tank go empty, I ended up running on petrol for a few miles, the distance I took to get the the gas station. While running on petrol, the engine started to make funny noises, mostly on load: 2ª gear at about...
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    Clutch PIlot Bearing

    Hi guys! In a couple of months I will try to do my self the clutch on my 1.8, year 2000 Accord. I have been looking for clutch kits and reading lots of info, and found out that it could be a good idea to replace the pilot bearing. After looking at the parts for the car at lings, I came to the...
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    Vibration

    Hi guys! Ever since I bought my Accord, I felt a weird vibration in my legs which was not transmitted to the steering wheel. After a couple of years, new tires, new set of rims(I had one broken, so I bought another set), lots of suspension alignment and wheel balancing, the problem remained...
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    Broken wheel stud - again

    As some of you know, I am looking to change my front brakes for a while. Well, today was the day that I was going to change the brakes, but it seems it was destined to. First, I wake up early in the morning to take advantage of the early fresh temperature, surprise, it was raining :huh...
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    Wheel Nut

    As some of you guys know, a few months ago I broke one of the wheel studs from my Accord. I replaced the stud, but never managed to get a nut like the old one. The guys at Honda tried to get the nut several times, but it always came a larger nut(in length), ended up using a open nut as a...
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    Leeking pressure power steering hose

    Hi guys! A friend of mine got a 2004 diesel Accord and have just started to leak power steering fluid. He went to Honda, they asked about 450€, including labor, to solve the problem. I haven't yet looked at the car, but by what he told me, it's the pressure power steering hose that is...
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    1.8 engine and AC

    Hi guys! Is it just me and my car, or the Accord with the 1.8 engine(F18B2), gets a bit sluggish with the AC on? I notice this mainly in with low end rpms, and it's even more noticeable when leaving from a stop light with the AC on. Also, I notice the idle gets a bit more rough. Is this...
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    Noisy passenger airbag cover

    Hi guys! I have a small, annoying "problem" in my Accord: I live in Évora, Portugal, it's a beautiful city, full of history, which has some problems ***ociated to historic things, the roads are quite bad, most of them are made of stones, which is very bad any car, making all kind of noises from...
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    Howto - Thermostat replacing

    As some of you might know, I had some engine overheating issues, and the culprit was a dead thermostat. I took some pictures of the process and decided to make this small howto. Please note, my car runs on LPG, you might see "weird" things in the engine bay, such as the LPG filter or the LPG...
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    Overheating - dead thermostat?

    Hi guys! Just a few moments ago, my Accord 1.8, year 2000 started to overheat. The temperature gauge went almost up to 3/4..., when I immediately turned of the engine. Luckily I was near home. I went home get the computer to check the water temperature, it was already over 100º..., but the fans...
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