Should you put another engine in a 1989 Honda Accord LXi or just sell it as is or are there other options?
1) Is the body in good shape? (No rust, etc) 2) Do you like the car? 3) Has it been reliable? (It's a Honda, so it must have been) If yes, then replace the engine (but then I'm a car nut). If you don't want to put that much money into the car by rebuilding the motor, you can always get a motor from the junkyard.
No, the 2004 Honda Accord is an interference engine. The 4 cylinder has a chain that requires no maintenance and should last the life of the engine. The V6 has a belt that must be replaced every 110,000 miles. The water pump is driven by the cam belt and should also be replaced at the same time as the cam belt. If the belt breaks you will have serious engine damage.
It should last the life of the car if you maintain the car as you should. Let the engine start running rich and do nothing to repair this condition and it will destroy the converter. But keep the engine tuned up and running as it should and you will never have to replace the converter. NEVER had a problem with my 1996 HONDA ACCORD engine and CATALYTIC CONVERTER needed to be replaced at 220,000 MILES.
The 1992 Honda Accord is an interference engine. Replace the cam belt every 90,000 miles. The balance shaft belt should also be replaced at the same time. You should also replace the water pump which is driven by the cam belt. If the belt breaks you will have serious internal engine damage so do not neglect this maintenance.