My Integra broke down, do I need a new engine? Help!
EDIT: Thanks everyone, problem solved.
And my timing belt was replaced at 70,000 miles. That's the first thing the mechanic said he checked and it was fine.
Sounds like you need a new mechanic.
If there is no compression(I guess that is what you mean), it would most likely be on one or two cylinders, and be a ring or valve problem. If it turns over when you turn the key, and does not make any bad noises(from twisted metal scraping on other metal), I would be surprised if your mechanic is telling you the truth. It is relatively straightforward to check out the ignition system, you should probably do this,
If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough horsepower.
I had a simualr problem with my Del Sol, it just died, it would turn over all day but would not refire. I replaced the Ignition Control Module and it fired right up.
compression is somthing that goes down slowly. if u noticed ur car lacking alot of power lately, giving you really bad gas milage. but if your car is 100%, then all of a sudden it doesnt run, i highly doubt its your compression.
get a second opinion before u fork out 1500 for an engine
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Agreed. My bf had a similar problem in his 300zx. Turned out to be a bent valve. If you can handle the mechanical work, valves aren't too expensive.
Originally Posted by 95tegRS
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Thanks for all the great info guys. I had him check the ignition and he couldn't find anything wrong. I'm getting a 2nd opinion from the dealership. I'll be having it towed there tomorrow and give you guys an update on the situation.
Go to a few other places and have them take a look at it if you can.
Originally Posted by BlackIntegraSE
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