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Old 09-01-2006, 01:41 AM   #16
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Sorry to hear...as long as youre still alive, its worth more than any car
Thank you sir, and I was lucky. I missed a couple of trees on my way off the pavement.

Although now, I find that my check engine light is on. I cannot for the life of my understand why. It doesn't drive oddly, make strange noises or smells, voltage, temperature, and oil pressure are all fine. I checked my owner's manual and it told me that if the light is on solid, which it is, then it is a problem with the "emissions control system". I need this car, so I figure it's safe until tomorrow afternoon. It has no trouble starting either...other than that damn light I can't tell that there is anything wrong with it. The service department, my father, and I reached the conclusion that it was quite possibly a failed sensor somewhere along the line.
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Old 10-08-2006, 12:40 AM   #17
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Ok some updates...

I have changed the spark plugs and wires after retrieving a P0305 - Cylinder 5 misfire at Autozone. Then, noticing some abysmally low mileages (15 mpg) I went back to Autozone and got a replacement fuel filter. Just now, I achieved 22.5 mpg so my repair obviously worked very well. I expect even better mileage next time because I spilled a little gas while changing the filter and I also ran 30 miles on that tank with the bad filter.

I also have a video in memory of my old Accord that I will be posting somewhere at some point.
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Old 10-09-2006, 04:22 AM   #18
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Sorry for the double post, but...

I now have videos to share.

First, the video for my old Accord: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZF5-e2S5sg

And the one for my LeSabre:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxV_Yd71-LI

Basically they are bunches of clips with some pictures, set to music. They turned out well, in my humble opinion. The second half of the LeSabre video turned out very well, I think.
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:06 AM   #19
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why did the accord have handicapped plates?

BTW it didnt look that bad except for the rear axle
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Old 10-20-2006, 02:17 AM   #20
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My dad had a stroke in the spring of 2005. We got handicapped plates so that I can take him places and he can get around easily.

And yeah, the rear axle is what killed it...suspension damage was pretty bad.

My first, and only visual mod:

I have recently installed a chrome exhaust tip. It hints at the performance exhaust system that I am planning to install someday:

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