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I own a copy of the Honda CRX factory manual. if you need to see a page or three out of it, let me know what subject and ill give you a scanned copy of it. its got all the torque specs too.

i havent done a search for the pdf on the internet if there is one, as i prefer to have the paper copy rather than an electronic one, so if you prefer to use that, go for it. just trying to contribute in any way i can
 

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My only problem with the online manuals that I've found is that they all seem to be Euro-market editions, and don't have any info on the D15b2 or D16a6 - just ZCs and B16s and a few obscure (to the US, anyway) SOHC engines...

Fortunately, though, I've got the '88 FSM in hardcopy. It's sufficient to most of my needs, and I've got the '88 and '91 Electrical Troubleshooting Manuals as well, so I *should* be pretty well covered.

One problem with my '88 manual, though: the section on setting timing and setting TDC shows only ONE way to do it, on all three models (HF, Std, and Si). Needless to say, this has caused me some problems trying to time Si models over the last few years, until I found out about 6 months ago that the Si uses a completely different cam-gear mark for setting TDC! I've talked to other people with the '88 FSM, and so far mine's the only one that has it wrong. And it IS the US-edition manual, copyrighted 1987, Honda Motor Cars LLC of the US.

Weird...

Mike
 

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One problem with my '88 manual, though: the section on setting timing and setting TDC shows only ONE way to do it, on all three models (HF, Std, and Si). Needless to say, this has caused me some problems trying to time Si models over the last few years, until I found out about 6 months ago that the Si uses a completely different cam-gear mark for setting TDC! I've talked to other people with the '88 FSM, and so far mine's the only one that has it wrong. And it IS the US-edition manual, copyrighted 1987, Honda Motor Cars LLC of the US.
I remember when you discovered this. I would have been pulling all my hair out over that. I can't stand wrong information...*especially* if it's from the manufacturer! LOL
 

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'Shop: It's not the only thing we've discovered that Honda got wrong. Try getting a driver's-side axle seal for your Si or DX transmission sometime... The dealerships here (both of them), San Leandro Honda, AND Majestic Honda all have the wrong part number. So do the guys who sell the rebuild kits for the transmissions! They all CONTINUALLY send out the seal for the ZC transmission (or the AWD Civic Wagon, which also uses an intermediate shaft - but NOT a ZC intermediate shaft!).

At least one of my local dealers was smart enough to listen to me, and actually wrote notes in the margins of their part catalog! Now when I show up for a driver's-side seal, they know to ask if it's the 35mm inner diameter or the 40mm... (it's the 35mm for the Si).

I've got parts numbers is you want 'em. You can add 'em to a write-up or FAQ page if you want to.

Mike

PS: And yeah, you have no idea how much a pain in my ass it's been trying to use that manual for all this time. NO WONDER it always takes me six or seven tries before I can get the damn t-belt on in such a way that it will allow me to set the timing! Once I figured out what was wrong (bad manual), I got it the very first try on my '91 CRX. Freakin' Honda should be paying ME! :)
 
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