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2000 gsr,1.8l,runs good when cold,after it is warm,when you put a load on the engine,car wants to buck and carry on,if you dowshift a gear or two to get the revs up,the car will usually recover and run fine.also if at idle you quicklypush the accelerator to the floor,the car will not rev,just stutter and will die if held to the floor too long,but if you accelerate slower the car will rev properly,fuel pressure is 42psi and jumps to 50psi when you hit the accelerator,also new plugs,wires,cap & rotor,no codes in computer

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Re;2000 acura gsr,first off thanks for the help trying to solve my was an easy,but overlooked problem.when it started i had put new plugs,wires,cap,rotor,fuel filter and air filter on from local parts store.this did not fix it.i was still stumped,since the car showed no codes.i talked with a local shop that woks on foreign high-performance cars.their input lead me back to the tune up.they highly recomended using factory honda plug wires,so i bought a set and put them on,this led to solving 50% of my problem.the next thing after discussing it furter with them was the spark plugs,the new ones i installed were correct but they told me to bump the gap to .024",and when i did the car now runs like a raped my suggestion to anyone tuning up you car and with a similar problem to mine,use the factory wires from the dealership and try closing the spark plug gap below factory specs,this worked for me,tanks again and i hope this can help others too.

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Could be EGR - Fuel Filter - Fuel Pump or damaged Gas Tank. I'm sure you'll find the problem after checking these items. The fuel filter is the cheapest and the most necessary since the car is 9 yrs old. The other items really shouldn't need maintenance yet but freaky things happen. Good luck!

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