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'86 Accord barn find

Discussion in 'Accord' started by Accordian81, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Accordian81

    Accordian81 New Member

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    Hey so I'm new to Honda's in general and i found this '86 Honda Accord LX sedan(carbureted)and it doesnt want to idle when it cold and runs too fast when its at normal temperature, any thoughts?
     
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    99sidude Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Old gas?
     
  3. 78civic

    78civic Junior Member

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    carb's gummed up and probably several of the 'thousands' of vacuum lines are rotted and sucking air.
    Fill the tank with premium gas and a can of Seafoam in there. OH, should add to the oil as well.
    Is it an auto?
    flush auto fluid a couple times with cheap stuff then finalize it with Honda auto fluid.
    If it's a manual, put in some Amsoil 0w20 or 0w30 in the trans and be done with it.
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    i remember when i bought my 1984 accord it ran soo bad it had the same problems as your basicly it took me alot of times and alot of work ( didnt know about carbs at the time) its most likely a vaccum leak get a aerosol can that has a flmable liquid ( brake cleaner or carb cleaner) and spray every vaccum line if it idles better and smoother u found ur vaccum leak if nothing changes get a carb rebuild kit and completey rebuild ur carb and clean it goooood! make sure u adjust the floats properly and also check your idle control screw theres alot mroe things you can do so jsut try those first
     
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