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Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by lsvtec, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. lsvtec

    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    So I was driving back to work yesterday when I shifted from 8000 in 1st to 2nd gear and the car lost all power. I stopped on the side of the road and it would idle but would not rev over 1000 RPM with the throttle floored. Turns out my intake gear slipped. What are the chances that I bent the valves and how can I know if this car will handle a 30 hour road trip without access to a leak down test?
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    wow....where have you been???????


    anyway..... put it back on and see how it runs....but i dont think you should drive it like that
     
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    chances are very high for a bent valve...
    especially at 8K

    reset the timing and drive it...
    bent valve will usually cause rapid erosion of your valve seals so expect to see black smoke in your rear view in the near future...
     
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    My options are drive it 30 hours to home or donate it to someone here and fly back. There is no way for me to ship it as shipping costs almost what the car is worth at this point. (especially with a bent valve :( ).

    As for where I've been, stupid busy with school and then and internship at IBM this summer. I'll be back more this next semester hopefully :p
     
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    depends on how far the cam gear let it go

    id adjust it back to where it should be and see if its drivable

    had this happen to me a while ago and everything is still fine
     
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    donate it to me, i'll pay shipping
    lol
     
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    It think that it slipped all the way and it happened in VTEC. On one hand it idled fine, but on the other hand I haven't had a chance to drive it and I need it to last for about 2000 miles to get back home. Is it worth the gamble?
     
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    id say set it back to where its supposed to be and listen to it, drive it around a lil then go from there....
     
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    If you decide to donate it I'll come pick it up. Seriously.

    I'll even give you some money for it.

    phyregod@earthlink.net
     
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    welp my skunk2 gears slipped on me when i was well onto the high lobes (my fault not the gears :( ) ... they went all the way to the edge of the opening not sure how far it was but it was over 10deg.... the car ran like shit.... wouldnt rev, had no power, barely idled, finally wouldnt start at all.... after checking a whole bunch of shit i finally figured out what happened.. set the gears back to there they were supposed to be... made sure thay all of the screws were TIGHT on both gears... made sure the timing was still rignt... havent had a problem since

    so dont mark it as dead yet
     
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    lol bent valves/bad valves seals slowly die- my car ran crappily for 100 miles and died !
     
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    and mine has been running strong for about 2 years now

    :shrug:

    its a toss of the dice i guess
     
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    Well, I suppose there is hope then because the gears were set back and the car seemed to run okay, I am going to ask the shop to do a leakdown on it and see if they acn tell me anything.
     
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    I'm outta Raleigh, and if you need a boy of mine is a Honda tech locally here. PM me if you need any help (or if you want to sell me your car, lol)
     
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    So it survived the trip home, I guess I lucked out with no damage. Thanks for eveybudies help.
     
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