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What are the
differences between the LS and GS models?
What colors were
available for the Vigor?
I want to buy a
used Vigor. What should I look for?
What about the
Inspire, CB5, and CC2 models from Honda? Are they Vigors, too?
What information is
contained in the Vigor's VIN?
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should I get my car serviced?
Is it better to do my own
oil changes, or should I take it to a dealership?
NOTE: This question started such a ruckus between the
gearhead Do-It-Yourselfers and all the regular folks that we decided to do a
rigorous cost comparison, and all agreed to accept the results. (Wink. Wink.) Click the
link for the definitive comparison of
each approach, and a brilliant follow-on economic analysis by the esteemed
economist/physicist/physician/philosopher/oenologist/car lover Dr. Michael S. Cheetham.
correct idle speed and how do I adjust it?
What kinds of
repair manuals are available for the Vigor? Haynes? Chilton?
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My radio display
fades in and out. Whats wrong?
I didn't get the
stereo anti-theft code from the previous owner. What can I do?
My car alarm goes
off when I unlock the door. Or (less commonly), the
alarm won't "arm" itself when I lock the door. Whats wrong?
seat passengers can open their window, but they can't close it using their switch. The
switch on the driver's door will close the passenger side window. What's wrong?
Engine" light came on. What's wrong?
light came on. What's wrong?
My car idles
funny. Whats wrong?
driving and then shutting the car off, it won't start. What's Wrong?
My heater blower
is cutting out. What's wrong?
My struts sound
like they creak when it is cold out. Whats
My antenna makes a
loud noise when it goes up or down. Sometimes it wont go all the way down.
leaking on my engine (from the distributor area). What should I do?
leaking from the driver's side of the engine. What's with that?
prone to rust in any particular areas?
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Where can I
find after-market upgrades for my Vigor?
I get clear corner lights?
Where can I get the
one-piece headlights I see on Japanese models?
Where can I get
an air intake for my Vigor?
I'd like to
install a set of coilovers. Any advice?
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I noticed the Vigor
intake manifold has two paths, controlled by a Bypass Control Valve. When the valve is
open, the engine has more power. If I "fix" the valve so it stays open all the
time, will I get more power?
If I remove the air baffle,
so the engine gets more air, how much more power can I expect?
What kind of
performance improvement can I expect with platinum-tipped plugs?
Iridium, Split Fire, and +4 plugs?
What are the
advantages of cross drilled and/or slotted rotors?
Can I compute Horsepower
from timed track results?