2001 Honda Civic Comparing Motors in Honda's

Tiny
M.D
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  • 2001 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 136,000 MILES
I have a 1995 Honda Accord LX, and thought the oil pump went out. Wasnt it. Put a new sending unit in, changed oil and filter. Drove it over week-end at short outings. Thought would be ok, WASN'T. Ended up on side of road. Had couple people look at it. Asked around to ALOT of mechanics, even a Honda specialist. All said would have to break motor down to see if head or pistons or motor in general had been damaged. All believe timing belt broke and maybe not worth looking at or putting money into. What opinions are out there. Found an individual, got a 2001 Honda Civic for sale, 5500, and want to know what parts are compadable from mine to go onto Honda Civic if any. Just in case I decide to go with New Used car. All intelligent feed back appreciated. Not really knowledgeable about newer cars but not stupid either. Just don't know what decision to make.
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Monday, November 3rd, 2008 AT 6:18 PM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi M.D,

Sometimes when the timing belt breaks, no damage to the engine occurs, and that is if the engine speed was not high. A check of the valve clearances would reveal whether any damage to the valves had occurred.

What was the reason you thought the oil pump was bad? Was the oil indicator showing? Any abnormal noise when engine was running and during acceleration?

Civic and Accord are different in categories and the difference in years makes them poles apart so there are not many things that you can salvage from the Accord to use on the Civic.
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Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 AT 1:11 PM

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