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Looking into buting a 1987 honda civic with a 1.5 liter carburated engine. the head warped due to overheating and it was reapired along with new water pump, radiator and battery. when all put back together, it idles funny, higher than normal 1400 rpm. no power up hill and stalls. exhaust smells strong. runs okay on flat ground, what do u think?

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You may have tiped the carburator over when you tore engine it apart and a needle may not be seating right causing it to get the wrong amount of gas it could be flooding the engine or not enough when going uphill or down rebuild the carb and it will run alot better probably.

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Timing belt not adjusted correctly, loose or incorrect vacuum lines, missed an electric connection somewhere, Vacuum leak on intake side somewhere. Sparkplug wiring incorrect.

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