Acura Coupes and Sedans 1986-1993 Repair Guide



The tools required for an engine overhaul or parts replacement will depend on the depth of your involvement. With a few exceptions, they will be the tools found in a mechanic's tool kit (see Routine Maintenance ). More in depth work will require any or all of the following:

a dial indicator (reading in thousandths) mounted on a universal base
micrometers and telescope gauges
jaw and screw-type pullers
valve spring compressor
ring groove cleaner
piston ring expander and compressor
ridge reamer
cylinder hone or glaze breaker
engine stand

Use of most of these tools is illustrated in this Section. Many can be rented for a one-time use from a local parts jobber or tool supply house specializing in automotive work.

Occasionally, the use of special tools is called for. See the information on Special Tools and the Safety Notice in the front of this guide substituting another tool.