Honda Civic/Acura Integra

since 1994 release

Repair and operation of the car



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+ Cars of the Honda Civic and Acura Integra brand
+ Maintenance instruction
+ Routine maintenance
- Engine
   + Repair of the engine without extraction from the car - the Civic model
   + Repair of the engine without extraction from the car - the Integra model
   - General and capital repairs of the engine
      General information
      Check of pressure of oil
      Check of compression pressure in cylinders
      Diagnostics of a condition of the engine with use of the vacuum gage
      Removal from the car of the power unit - preparation and precautionary measures
      Removal and installation of the engine
      Alternative versions of schemes of recovery repair of the engine
      Order of dismantling of the engine by preparation it to capital repairs
      Dismantling of a head of cylinders
      Cleaning and check of a condition of a head of cylinders
      Service of valves
      Assembly of a head of cylinders
      Removal of conrod and piston assemblies
      Removal of a bent shaft
      Cleaning of the block of the engine
      Check of a condition of the block of the engine
      Honingovaniye of mirrors of cylinders
      Check of a condition of components of conrod and piston group
      Check of a condition of a bent shaft
      Check of a state and selection of inserts of radical and conrod bearings of a bent shaft
      Engine assembly order
      Installation of piston rings
      Installation of a bent shaft and check of working gaps of radical bearings
      Replacement of a back epiploon of a bent shaft
      Installation of conrod and piston assemblies and check of size of working gaps in conrod bearings of a bent shaft
      Trial start and running in of the engine after capital repairs
+ Cooling system and heating
+ Power supply system and release
+ Engine electric equipment
+ Control systems of the engine
+ Gear shifting box
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment


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Diagnostics of a condition of the engine with use of the vacuum gage

Use of the vacuum gage at rather small monetary expenses allows to obtain rather capacious information on internal state of the engine. By results of the taken measurements it is possible to make idea of degree of wear of piston rings and mirrors of cylinders, to reveal signs of failure of laying of a head of cylinders and the inlet pipeline, violation of adjustments of the carburetor and passability of system of production of the fulfilled gases, jammings or a progar of valves, flashes of valvate springs, failure of installation of a corner of an advancing of ignition or phases of gas distribution, failures of the system of ignition, etc., etc.

Unfortunately, it is easily wrong to interpret results of the readings taken by means of the vacuum gage, and therefore, they have to be analyzed together with the data obtained during performance of other diagnostic checks.

When reading indications of the indicator of the vacuum gage it is necessary to pay attention not only to an absolute value of a deviation of an arrow, but also to the speed of its movement. The majority of measuring instruments of import production show depression depth in inches of a mercury column. At the same time it is necessary to consider that all standard requirements are provided for a case of performance of checks at zero height above sea level. Increase in a relief on each 300 m after a mark of 600 m leads to understating of instrument readings approximately on 25 mm.

Connect the vacuum gage directly to the inlet pipeline – not to the throttle case. Track that during check performance all hoses remained connected, - otherwise the read instrument cannot be considered reliable.

Before starting measurements, warm up the engine up to the normal working temperature. Prop up wheels antiretractable boots and cock the parking brake. Transfer transmission to situation "P", start the engine and leave its working at turns of normal idling.

Before start of the engine attentively check fan blades for existence of cracks and other damages. Try not to bring closer to a krylchatka of a hand and the measuring instrument. Also avoid to take a position just before the car!


Consider indications of the vacuum gage. On average depression depth in the inlet pipeline of the serviceable engine has to be rather stable (without breakthroughs of an arrow) and to make about 432÷560 of mm of mercury. In the following paragraphs the scheme of interpretation of the taken readings is given:

  1. Low stability of indications can be the evidence of leaks through laying between the inlet pipeline and a head of cylinders, or between the pipeline and the case of a throttle. Also the probability of violation of tightness of a vacuum hose, failure (towards lag) the ignition moment, or violation of installation of phases of gas distribution is not excluded. Check installation of a corner of an advancing of ignition by means of a stroboscope, then serially exclude all other possible causes, carrying out the checks listed in the present Chapter, only after it it makes sense to uncover the GRM drive for the purpose of check of correctness of combination of adjusting tags.
  2. If the result of measurement turns out on 76÷203 of mm of mercury. lower norms also at the same time take place of fluctuation, violation of tightness of laying of the inlet pipeline near the inlet port, or malfunction of an injector of injection of fuel can appear the reason of such deviation.
  3. Regular deviation of an arrow of the measuring instrument down from the stable indication on 51÷102 of mm of mercury. with high degree of probability confirms leakages of valves. Check compression pressure in cylinders.
  1. Irregular rejections or dumpings of indications can be connected with jamming of valves or admissions of ignition. Measure compression pressure, carry out the test for leaks, check a condition of spark plugs.
  1. Frequent vibration of an arrow of the indicator within range in 102 mm of mercury. at single turns of the engine, followed by smoke emission from an exhaust pipe, speaks about wear of the directing plugs of valves. If the arrow begins to vibrate at increase in turns of the engine, check for existence of signs of leakages of laying of the inlet pipeline and a head of cylinders. Estimate degree of a flash of valvate springs, check valves for existence of traces of a progar and try to reveal admissions of ignition.
  1. Insignificant fluctuations of indications within the range of 25÷51 mm of mercury. it is possible to consider as the evidence of violation of serviceability of functioning of system of ignition. Check correctness of all usual adjusting installations, in case of need resort to testing with use of the analyzer of parameters of ignition.

    1 — the Stable nizzky indication
    2 — Fluctuations of an arrow in the low range of a scale
    3 — Regular falling of indicators
    4 — Irregular falling of indicators
    5 — the Frequency of vibration of an arrow
    6 — Fluctuations in the wide range
    7 — Slow fluctuation
  1. In the presence of fluctuations of an arrow of the measuring instrument in the wide range check compression pressure or carry out the test for leaks for the purpose of identification of the defective cylinder or violation of tightness of laying of a head of cylinders.
  2. If the arrow of the measuring instrument with a slow speed "walks" in the wide range of a scale, check passability of the PCV system and composition of mix of idling, also make sure of lack of leaks through laying of the carburetor/case of a throttle and the inlet pipeline.
  3. Estimate the speed of return of indications of the vacuum gage to a reference value when closing a butterfly valve after rise in frequency of rotation of the engine up to the size about 2500 rpm at the expense of a bystry priotkryvaniye of the gate. The indication at first has to reduce practically to zero, then rise over the value characteristic of normal turns of idling approximately by 130 mm of mercury. and again to return to the indication of single turns. If depth of depression is restored slowly and does not form a peak throw at sharp closing of a butterfly valve, it is necessary to check whether piston rings are worn-out. At a long delay of return of indications check passability of system of production of the fulfilled gases (the muffler or the catalytic converter are often blocked) – just it is the simplest to disconnect the suspected section of system of release and to repeat check.