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Old 12-20-2010, 08:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Fs - 1990 Honda CRX HF

Don't have pics. It is currently covered with snow. I'll try to clean it off this weekend. It runs outstanding. I purchased it a couple months ago. Fixed it up. New suspension bushings (standard rubber type not the poly stuff that squeaks) New front wheel bearings. Rebuilt the front calipers and new pads. Just replaced the timing belt, water pump, thermostat, wires, PCV and PCV hoses, new windshield and valve stem seals. Most of the parts were from Honda. Runs great. New tires too (85k mile Yokohamas). The tires are the wrong size for the HF. They are 185/60-14 on steel wheels with Honda wheels covers from about a 1999 civic; the 6 spoke ones. CRX is red with black interior. I had been getting high 30's to low 40's when I was driving it. It currently has 162k miles. I was driving it nearly everyday. Then found a heck of a deal on a 2006 civic. Wanted something a little more comfortable and safe. The interior is in good shape except the drivers seat is poor. There is a guy on the west coast that sells copies of the original seat covers. They look like original and the price is good @ 165.00. You just have to disassemble the seats and take the old covers off, put the new on. Body is in good shape for the year. A little rust around the rear wheels. Undercarriage is very clean. Car is giving a ELD error. It requires the replacement of the fuse box on the passenger side fender. The ELD senses electric load. And "turns on" the alternator (it is more complicated than that but for people that don't know that is the easiest way to explain it). The ELD help save fuel by creating less load on the engine when charging is not necessary. I suspect that is why the mileage is not quite where it should be for a HF model. Fuse boxes are about $25 on ebay. Other than the seat and ELD issue the car is great. Neither item keeps the car from running well. I would drive it any where. Asking $2900.00. Have a bunch of money in the CRX. I fixed it up so I could keep and drive it for a long time. I have a 150 mile commute per day. Then the realization I have two small children. I cannot carry them in the CRX and if I am in an accident I need to have better survivability than the CRX provides. I drive on roads surrounded with deer. Plus, I want to stream down to one car-the 2006 Civic is it. Email me and I will send pics ASAP.

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