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Clock I recently had a tune up on the car. Did not use genuine honda parts, plugs, wires, distributor cap, air and fuel filter. Could this be the source of the low power supply? The only other problem seen is the radar detector gives off a laser alert(4)a when accelerating.? The book on the radar detector said it may be the distributor cap. Weird Ugh?? Should I change the distributor cap? Thanks so much for all your help. You are a God send. Everyone thinks I am losing my mind.

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  • mbander Jun 13, 2008

    Well, the clock seems to have fixed itself for now. I had not had a tune up on the car since 2000. So I bought plugs, wires, dist. cap, air, fuel filter and had them put in. The car is running perfect. The radio is fine too. It is really weird about the radar detector. My mechanic is puzzled too. As I said, the book said it was probably due to the distributor not being a Honda brand.



    Thanks so much, again.

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"I had not had a tune up on the car since 2000." you said. I think you are very lucky because the valves should be adjusted about every 40K, and the problem is that you will not have any hint that you are about to experience a very exspensive repair. The lifters are not hydrolic they are solid.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

When I suggested "power supply", I meant power as regulated internally inside the clock. It has nothing to do with the tune up you mentioned.

The only theory I can come up with on your radar detector going off is relative to high voltage interference from old poorly insulated wires/ cap/ etc. Same thing that causes static on AM radio stations. Did the problem get worse after the tune-up? Did they actually change the wires? Honda OEM wires don't usually get changed on simple tune-ups (they are good wires). These are picky cars for this sort of thing, I usually only used OEM tune-up parts on Hondas. So, if your problem got worse after the tune up, then I'd suspect the after-market parts.

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