EPA Passenger Volume
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The Vigor came in several colors during its 3 year run, and the colors available changed from year to year. To confirm your paint color, look on the inside driver-side door frame for the paint code. NOTE: A handful of Vigors were produced with "non-standard" colors.
Acura is a name known all over North America. But in most of the rest of the world, Honda markets their cars as Hondas. Thus, our Russian, Australian, and Japanese Vigor club members drive Hondas. For a more complete treatment of the differences, check out the FAQs section of Akiya's site, Nuthin' But a "V" Thang. Here's a summary...
In Japan, there were 4 models related to Acura Vigor.
('90-'92) Models look similar to Acura Vigs, but really aren't
('92-'94) Models are similar to Acura Vigor and share many parts.
The VIN can be broken down as follows:
This information is from the 1992 Acura Service Manual, so there may be differences with 1993 and/or 1994 VIN's.
Acura recommends an oil/filter change every 7,500 miles (12,000Km). We recommend you do this every 3,000mi (5,000km). Then, Acura recommends a maintenance service for your car according to the table below. At 90K miles (150K km), Acura recommends replacing the timing belt. We recommend replacing the water pump, camshaft seal, and crankshaft seal at that time, also.
Vigor Service Intervals
After that, the cycle repeats every 7,500mi/12,000km ... A, B, A, C, A, B, A, D, A ...
Vigor Maintenance Services
In addition, Acura recommends checking oil and coolant level at each fuel stop. Although not explicitly mentioned by Acura, it also makes good sense to check the CV boots any time youre under the car and to clean the throttle body at least once a year.
The no-load idle speed is 700 ± 50 rpm when the engine is at normal operating temperature and the transmission is in Neutral (5-speed), or Park or Neutral (A/T). "No-load" means headlights, blower fan, rear defogger, cooling fans, and A/C are all OFF. There's a little trick in the adjustment procedure, though.
IDLE SPEED ADJUSTMENT
Warm up the engine. (The engine is at "operating temperature" when the cooling fan comes on.)
Turn the engine off and connect a tachometer. If you don't have one, use the tach on your dash. (NOTE: The dash's tach pointer rests on the first mark, which is zero rpm. The next mark on the tach is 500 rpm. The next four (smaller) marks are 600 through 900, followed by the larger 1,000 rpm mark.)
Disconnect the connector from the EACV valve (see drawing at right). The EACV is located under the throttle body on the driver's side. It's right under the rubber cable boot. The connector is on the bottom of the EACV.
Start the engine and feather the gas pedal to stabilize the rpm at 1,000, and then slowly back off the pedal until the engine idles by itself. The no-load idle speed should be 550 ± 50 rpm with the transmission in Neutral (5-speed), or Park or Neutral (A/T).
Adjust the Idle Adjusting Screw, if necessary, to set the idle speed (see drawing at left.)
Turn off the engine and reconnect the EACV connector
Start the engine and let it idle for one minute under no-load conditions.The idle speed should be 700 ± 50 rpm.
Idle the engine for one minute with headlights (HI) and rear defogger ON. Then, recheck the idle speed. It should now be 770 ± 50 rpm.
Turn headlights and rear defogger OFF, and idle the engine for one minute with the heater fan at HI amd the A/C ON. Then, recheck the idle speed. It should now be 770 ± 50 rpm.
The Acura factory Service Manual, available from Helm, Inc is really the only game in town. There is no Haynes® manual for the Vigor. There is a Chilton® manual for Acura Coupes and Sedans 1986 - 93, which includes the Vigor, but only as an afterthoughtit's mainly for Integras and Legends. Don't waste your money.
Helm, Inc carries the factory Vigor Service Manual for 1992 and 1993. For 1994, there's a Vigor Service Manual Supplement. This supplement assumes that you already have the 1993 service manual.
The 1993 Vigor Service Manual is available (in PDF form) for Club members. So, if you're a member, see the link on the home page to download a copy.
There is also a Vigor Electrical Troubleshooting Manual and Vigor Body Repair Manual for all model years. Think twice before buying either of these. The "Electrical" and "Body" sections of the basic service manual are very thorough, and will satisfy most home mechanics.
All of these manuals cover US and Canadian Vigors.