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bmxerforlife
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Apr 20, 2010, 7:37 PM

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i need some advice i was wondering if you could help me out. i have a 99 honda civic ex im losing power. at a low rpm everything seems fine but when i go to accelerate i have no get up and no power at all as if the engine is strugling what could the problem be? i apreciate tha help, thanks.


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Apr 20, 2010, 7:47 PM

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start with the basics.air and fuel filter ,replace if you dont know when done . plug gap and condition. timing . wires and cap /rotor > same as filters .If all done and still have prob take to a muffler shop and have them check cat and muffler for restriction.


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Apr 20, 2010, 7:48 PM

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Usually on something like this, one suggestion I make is if there is any overdue maintenance that hasn't been done that is tune up & filter related, now would be a good time to do it. Even if it doesn't solve the problem it's something than needs to be done anyway and can then be ruled out as a possible cause.....

If there is still a problem you may want to pull codes to see if anything is stored. Take some basic readings, fuel pressure and vacuum. On this particular problem I would pay close attention to what the reading is at high rpm to make sure there isn't a restricted exhaust problem.... If it goes to almost nothing at high rpm you may be looking at a plugged cat, if it's low and shaky at high rpm you are going to want to be sure the valves are adjusted properly..........


bmxerforlife
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Apr 20, 2010, 7:55 PM

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it has recently been tuned up new plugs and wires cap and rotar have been put on. all the vacum lines are fine and in place. is there anyway to test tha cat without going to a mechanic?


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Apr 20, 2010, 8:10 PM

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You can do a basic test with a vacuum gauge like I mentioned in the previous post............See what your reading is @ high rpm. If it goes to almost nothing you are more that likely looking at an restricted exhaust problem....


bmxerforlife
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Apr 20, 2010, 8:21 PM

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could it possibly be a sensor gone bad? or a blown headgasket?


Tom Greenleaf
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Apr 21, 2010, 4:02 AM

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What were the results of the vacuum test?

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bmxerforlife
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Apr 21, 2010, 7:29 AM

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i gutted the cat...everything runs fine now thanks for your help everyone


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Apr 21, 2010, 11:28 AM

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i gutted the cat.

I hope you realize that you could buy a house for the fine you could get for doing that.



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re-tired
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Apr 21, 2010, 3:52 PM

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If you live in a emmission testing state ,,,, you just had some great sex . You just screwed yourself. Just for the record no one from this site advised you to gut your cat.


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bmxerforlife
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Apr 21, 2010, 5:19 PM

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yall are all idiots n yall told me what problem was and i fixed it most affordable way thanks for the help losers


Hammer Time
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Apr 21, 2010, 6:21 PM

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Experts donate their time to help you and that's how you treat them? Your the loser!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don't ever come back and ask for help again



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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Apr 21, 2010, 6:23 PM)


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Apr 21, 2010, 7:04 PM

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Kinda sad Desi, you help someone out & that's the thx you get, nice huh......

I see he's in Flordia just north of you, so I'm guessing he's already done the bypass to the PCM so it won't turn the check engine light on & set a P0420. The little punks lucky about the only system that works on is the older Hondas.

Don't sweat it, it's still a crap shot if it'll pass emissions even if the lights not on so he'll probably have to buy a cat anyway..... Maybe it'll be your shop he comes into...........lmao


re-tired
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Apr 21, 2010, 8:05 PM

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Its too bad your computer ICQ was recorded when you signed on our site. When epa enforment review comes up they will be sure to take note of your confession. Which by the way is a felony in fl.Dont believe it ? Ask a trooper.


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Hammer Time
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Apr 22, 2010, 2:38 AM

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I would be more than happy to supply his IP address of 99.173.55.145 to the right people. They just love impounding cars



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bmxerforlife
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Apr 22, 2010, 5:25 AM

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to bad im not in fl idiots and i gave a fake email when i signed up


Hammer Time
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Apr 22, 2010, 6:06 AM

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I guess you think we're as stupid as you are. Your just north of Daytona. I have your location. You wanna push your luck?

Palm Coast
Latitude:29.5273
Longitude:-81.2045
Area Code:386



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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Apr 22, 2010, 6:07 AM)


bmxerforlife
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Apr 22, 2010, 6:38 AM

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that must b where the thing on my comp gave you ne ways i didnt really F**k with my car its n a shop has been for three days i dont know nething about working on a car but i dont have time for no more games im out


re-tired
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Apr 22, 2010, 6:52 AM

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Oh NOW his car is in a shop . Whatsa matter . Somebody rattle your cage . goodbySly


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Hammer Time
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Apr 22, 2010, 7:18 AM

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punks hiding behind their computer screen..............LOL



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bmxerforlife
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Apr 22, 2010, 9:28 AM

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cars been in shop for 3 days im not gunna try fix summin i dont kno about. and my cage isnt rattled and im not hiding behind no comp. yall all just talking im out have fun with ur life i gotta get back to mine


irvauto
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Jun 1, 2010, 4:29 PM

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I had similar problems with mine, but check this link out, it helped a lot.

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Hope this helps, enjoy.


(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Jun 1, 2010, 6:02 PM)






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