General i,m off to get my accord for the second time from hh tommorow.

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by david garrington, Thursday 18th Jun, 2015.

  1. david garrington Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I would like to thank martin ,beefy and ade and all the rest of the team at Holdcroft for getting my accord back on the road.i will leave it to beefy to explain what went wrong if [its allowed ]as he had a hand in repairing the car ,i,m just glad to be back behind the wheel of an accord and give the Jazz back ,not that its a bad car just not my style but 4 wheels is better than no wheels ,and my wheels have been missing a long time.Right i,m of for a spin in my new car might not be on here much for a bit ,driving!
     
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  2. Beefy Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    It's been a more drawn out process than we would have all liked but I'm glad to say I'm happy with the engine.!

    Such an unusual fault for an ICTDI took a lot of investigation and time to ensure we fixed the fault first time.

    I'm sure you will be more than pleased at the result David, it drives lovely. And happy to say the engine oil level is staying at maximum!
     
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  3. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    How mysterious!

    I'm guessing there was a problem checking the oil level... did it need a new dipstick, or was it something more complex?
     
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    What was the issue @Beefy?
     
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  5. Beefy Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Oil was being diluted by diesel. The oil level on the dipstick was rising at a rate of an inch every 10 miles or so.
     
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  6. Mr Honda Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Dodgy injectors??
     
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  7. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Wow!

    I get how an injector could wrongly allow this much diesel to pass, but how could so much then make it past the rings and into the sump? Or was the fuel pump somehow leaking?
     
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  8. Beefy Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    The injectors were tested as ok by dales diesel specialists but as advised by Honda we replaced them regardless. Fuel pump may have been the cause as dales also tested and replaced the seals to make sure but was not conclusive. The main issue as far a we were concerned was the piston rings being worn. Whether a previous owner had run the engine low on oil we caunt be sure. But this could be one of the reasons for the wear. There were a few marks to the bores which we honed out. All in all it was nice for me in a way to strip an engine this far back. We don't get many jobs like this working for Honda. No so nice for the owner but at leist the warenty covered the works and a courtesy car whist being off the road.
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    The strange thing was the engine ran lovely, no smoke, no misfire. You would imagine with unburnt fuel from over injection this would create smoke ? This being the case I suspected the fuel pump but then why low compression on cylinder 1? It's not a fault I expect to see very often or at all again.
     
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  9. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    That's really interesting... thanks for the explanation!
     
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  10. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Could it be that on cylinder one an over fuelling injector cause bore wash and therefore the lack of lubrication on that cylinder led to the rings failing ?
     
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  11. Beefy Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Could well have been. Strange however that according to data list no3 injector had the highest quantity correction amount.
     
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