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Honda Civic car has set for about a year. The car gets gas and fire but still wont run. Did oil compression check 150 on one and four and 135 on two and three. when first tried starting oil light would stay on when cranking. Now it goes out. Put new plugs in also.

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  • c38hot May 11, 2010

    fuel will get old if not used in timely manner , get a sample and compare with new fuel , the old stuff will give off unforgettable stink

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Just off the wall guess here but sounds like oil filter sending unit in the pan these get cloged with old sitting oil use a solution like warner mystery oil in pan with normal oil this will break down old oil after 500 miles replace oil and do it again for 3 + 500 mile oil changes this will help clean out the old oil
also you might have gotten your plug wires wrong in fireing order

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