Integra LS 2-door Hatchback, 5-speed manual,
is inspected, looks fairly good and runs
decently. But it needs some work, and is
therefore being offered "as is" or as a "parts"
injection system is not working
- The car
runs fine, but the computer problem causes
the fuel injection system to operate in
default "rich" position; and thus reduces
gas mileage to about 20 mpg.
- Frame has
some rust on underside.
- Oil leak
around camshaft cover -- on a longer drive
causes the oil pressure light to start
will leave "drops" of oil on ground if
parked, but does not drip or otherwise
lose oil excessivly.
pedal sometimes sticks briefly when you let
out the clutch.
details are in Mechanic #3's report,
which is included as one of images in the
below photos section.
- Car is
inspected through October 2006.
- Other than
problems listed above, all parts work,
including air conditioning, retracting
headlights, and cruise control. The car does
not have a radio.
and timing belt were checked and verified
tires have usable tread. Front tires are worn
- Sep 06,
- Sept 06,
Driver's side CV joint.
- Oct 05,
owner around Aug 05 replaced starter, put in
new halogen headlights.
purchased this car in October 2005. I got it
cheap as it did not run (needed alternator
replaced) with the idea of getting it fixed and
driving it, as it looks and handles nice. But
after spending time and money, having fixed
numerous problems as described above, it now
appears that correcting the remaining problems
is going to be prohibitively expensive for me,
as I am a non-mechanic, and have to pay to get
the repairs done.
somewhere in the past, this car was owned by
"kids", who replaced the stock air intake system
with a chrome tube (shown below in photos), thus
disconnecting the computer from the fuel
injection system, and they also removed the
looked this car over after I bought it, and
politely suggested that I get rid of
looked the car over, and told me it was
repairable. He did a lot of repairs at a
reasonable cost, including replacing a bad CV
joint, replacing the oxygen sensor and air
intake system with stock parts, repairing the
battery box, replacing the catalytic converter,
replacing one of the headlight mechanisms,
replacing a piece of body trim, repairing a
loose rear fender, and pop-riveting metal on
holes underneath the body. But we have not been
able to get the computer/fuel injection system
(an ex-Honda mechanic), said that only a Honda
or Acura dealer had the equipment to diagnose
this problem, and combined with the oil leakage,
told me that it would cost more to have the car
repaired than it was worth. (His comments are on
the Mechanic #3's report, copy in photos