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Old 06-14-11, 03:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1988 Acura Legend has 285k time for JDM?

Hi,
I am new and I have a original 1988 Acura Legend, all original and even the A/C is running strong; however, last year, it barely pass smoke check and
the valve lifter start making a lot of noise.
I heard the auto-rx and friction free 3000 may fix it but
I am think it is about time to have a new engine and transmission
Any good JDM in southern California the group can recommend?
and how much would it cost?
I am thinking running it until it dead (since it is about time for timing
belt /water pump which will run me $800 easy). I may as well
invest on the new engine.
Any comments?
Thanks everyone
Tony
notes: I have order friction free 3000 from ebay but not sure I should put that in since it has metal on it.
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The lifter tick doesn't hurt anything. Does the ticking go away when the engine warms up? Mine annoyed me so much that I just replaced the valves... very pricey tho, but it's a sure fire fix.
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yes. it did go away but it happen more and more often, I am going to try to change the PCV valve and see what happens.

It is about time for timing belts/water pump but may be I just get a new JDM.
any one good in Southern California, I heard about engine and trans. is a total of $3000 or so. but need to know a good one who did it all the time and do quality work.

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Don't know about the smog check, but as for the ticking, it's nothing to worry about. Unlike some engines, lifter tick isn't a death knell for the Legend engine.

Switch to a high detergent oil like Rotella T6 and it will gradually improve.

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I ordered the Auto-Rx (quite expensive) according to the Forum here. I just put a can (12 oz) and let' see what happened.
I did change the PCV value (old one seems ok too, the ball is floating up and down) and still the same.
Let's see Auto-RX can do the do.

Thanks Kennon for recommend the Rotella T6, where can I get it? I check autozone and kragen, nothing over there.
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