Delima! Delima!

Discussion in 'Car Repair' started by 92civicproblems, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. 92civicproblems

    92civicproblems Full Member

    I can't decide if I want to keep my car. I've been trying to sell the civic for a while now and nobody seems to want it. The main reason is the hood has a lot of rust spots on it and will probably gain more over the years. The second reason is the old age and 184,000 miles on the car. Should I just keep the car?

    Also, are the valve seals expensive to fix and are they a necessary thing to get changed?

    Thanks for you help guys this sucks :(
  2. pedro quiroga

    pedro quiroga Well-Known Member

    the repair can get pricey if all the work is done my a mechanic.

    would you be willing to take most of it apart yourself?
  3. jonnyv713

    jonnyv713 The Young Gun of CAT

    i just put new valve seals in a couple heads for my new motor. id say just pull it out man! i know you can do it. it takes a basic understanding of tools. if u can take bolts out and can call people on the phone, i bet you can do it.
    just read something and do it! you have another car dont you?
  4. cccullen

    cccullen Full Member

    well, i think you have a project car now. if it won't sell or it's too hard to sell then fix it yourself, you have nothing to loose. you don't have to be in a hurry to do it all cuz you still have your corolla. take jonny's advice.
  5. jonnyv713

    jonnyv713 The Young Gun of CAT

    go to an auto parts store and buy a chilton's manual. i think they have how to do everything to the car.
  6. pedro quiroga

    pedro quiroga Well-Known Member

    what he said. or the internet too. i looked up how to replace my water pump which finally crapped out last night. (the leak just got tooo big to ignore).

    if you have a socket set and wrenches you could get most of the top end apart and out to have a machine shop do the valves.

    or just turn it into an spl monster and tow it to shows:D
  7. 92civicproblems

    92civicproblems Full Member

    Ok. Thanks a lot guys.
  8. jonnyv713

    jonnyv713 The Young Gun of CAT

    i would just pull it out and get a new motor. valve jobs can cost alot, and if ure compression is bad, u will need a new motor anyway.
  9. G3n3R@1

    G3n3R@1 Full Member

    great success
  10. tyrant1014

    tyrant1014 Full Member

    I Say j-spec that son of a b!!! nah, just kidding, it definately isn't a hard job, but it is time consuming, that is why shops charge so much, you can do it without a problem, just hit up throttletune if you have any questions.
  11. tyrant1014

    tyrant1014 Full Member

    Not necessarily. Sometimes the "phantom fix" is constant. We did a motorswap on a 94 sentra, and someone thought it would be funny to drop the woodruff keys into cyl#1 got them out but it dropped the compression down to 90 when it should be at about 140, went back recently to check the compression... it was at 140 again.
  12. 92civicproblems

    92civicproblems Full Member

    I drove the civic to school today... why? I was working on my corolla and I must have drained the battery so when I went out this morning it was dead! Lol, I do it all the time.. When will I ever learn.. anyways...
    My mom is gonna buy the civic from me because she really wants it instead of her gas-hog-of-a-van... The civic turned out to be a pretty nice car... I wouldn't buy it.. but now that I have it we might as well keep it and save some money on gas... I already did all the repairs so everything is good except for the horn. lol BTW I think it is burning oil after all but it's gotten a ton better. Just keepin u guys updated. I know this is a lot.

    My New System: I'm gonna work on a nice system in my corolla. I got a LOT of trunk space (I hope that's a good thing...). I am getting some 1/0 guage wire because the battery is in the very front of the car so by the time I run it back to the trunk it's nearly 18'. Plus I'm running a 1600w amp. And I will be upgrading at some point so I might as well get it wired now while I got the flooring lifted up. I also got my RCA wired on the other side. All I am having trouble with is a ground. I'm not to sure where or how I should ground my amp.
  13. liftedranger08

    liftedranger08 Full Member

    I ran a ground wire from my amp to a bolt in the floor of my truck to ground the amp. Basically, look for a bolt close by to hook it to.
  14. pedro quiroga

    pedro quiroga Well-Known Member

    you can also use big self tapping screw in sheet metal (out of the way of anything).

    sand away the paint and use star lock washers. thats what i did. if you want you can even use a bolt underneath the car to keep it very secure.
  15. 92civicproblems

    92civicproblems Full Member

    Okay cool that's what I thought. Thanks guys...