Question about 1984 Honda Civic
Have a crx hf(high fuel) (NP) no power. Which I guess is normal with these high geared jessies. Was coming home today on a hill and it started acting like it was missing under load. Like running on 3 cyl. Slowed down to get up hill and when I crested it it started running fine. Am getting about 35 to 38 mpg so dont want to mess with tooo much.Doesnt overheat,changed plugs wires cap rotor, is actually 2nd time its done this but was about 3 mos ago the 1st. time.Was wondering if it could be just fuel filter or something similiar. Just wondering thanx Steve
Yes, change fuel filters (yes both) one by the left rear tire (often neglected) and the one by the carb.
also take off and reseat plug wires on cap and on plugs; (they get loose) you might also want to check plugs. I had a loose plug on my 84 accord and had to tighten by hand until I could get it home.. it vibrated loose.
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
Answering ****. Found that the timing was off. Dont know how . But when I went to turn motor over by hand it acted like it was hitting on a valve.I set it and reset 3 times to make sure it was right. Got that done and still sounded like it was blowing by somewhere. Took the intake back off and found that the gasket was wrong. It bolted up right but was covering some ports and not even close to others.Put it back together and it is running but now acts like it may have a dead cylinder Am hoping it didnt punch a hole in piston or bent a valve. Am burnt out on this for now. all weekender Am going to do a compression check when I get back to it. Thanks for the info .Steve in cali
Posted on Jun 16, 2008
Turns out that itwas 2 bad plugs. Quite alot of oil on both. Checked compression and was in range for 216000 mi. Changed out plugs and it seems to be back were it was. Running ok but now am assuming that the valve seals must be going in the 2 cyl. Not smoking so also assume that the rings are ok. Steve C
Posted on Jun 09, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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