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What are the chances?

Discussion in 'Prelude' started by SG51CE, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. SG51CE

    SG51CE Junior Member

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    So a friend of mine calls me and tells me he ran his prelude w/o oil. He wants to sell it. What are the chances of being able to fix the car? If I bought it would I have to replace the engine or overhaul it? please help!
     
  2. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Does it still run? Hondas are tough lil bastards when it comes to oil starvation. Toss some oil in it and give it a test drive. listen for grinding. watch the temp gauge.

    If it was a short drive, there is a chance he didnt fatally wound the motor.

    This is assuming there isnt a rod sticking out of the block atm...
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    i've had some good luck with bringing seized motors back from the dead with no ill effects, other than longevity issues of course

    i gave give you lots of suggestions
     
  4. SG51CE

    SG51CE Junior Member

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    This dude is a real lazy@ss when it comes to maintenance. He probably only changed the oil like twice the whole year he has owned it. The previous owner had just spent $2400 overhauling that engine! I'll see if I get a chance next week to look at it when I get off school for springbreak.
     
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