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Misfire

Discussion in '6th Generation Honda Civic (1996-2000)' started by Beaver, Nov 24, 2017.



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  1. Beaver

    Beaver New Member

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    2000 DX hatchback 260,000km. It has a misfire. It was misfiring last spring so I replaced the plug leads, cap & rotor and the misfire went away. The car only gets driven 4-500km per month so perhaps 3000km since then. It now misfires again. If I creep up on the throttle it will accelerate slowly without misfiring. If I drive normally it misfires under load. If I drive with the RPMs around 4000 it either doesn't misfire or it's spinning too fast to notice. What should I look at next assuming the replaced parts are not crap?
     
  2. boofoo

    boofoo Respected Registered VIP

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    Post all CEL codes that repeat after resetting the ECU.
     
  3. FWDKILLER

    FWDKILLER New Member

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    check spark plugs to see if any fuel or oil on them , you could have a leak on your spark plugs seals . a few cars I own had a misfire and I kept replaceing spark plugs ever 100 miles or so till I stop being lazy to change it.
    the cel codes will only tell you what cyclinder is misfireing that's all , you will end doing the same I just mention.
     
  4. Beaver

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    Plugs are good. I adjusted the timing as far as it would go and it ran fine for a day. I'm thinking my timing belt might have skipped a tooth. If it's not the timing belt I'm fire bombing the fucking thing and buying a Toyota. This thing is like sail boat, just pour money into it. Once I get the motor figured out I'll need to do the transmission input bearing.
     
  5. boofoo

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    Hey beave. Any interest in doing simple bonehead diagnostics by pulling the CEL codes?

    My guess is you have no interest and would rather drive the rattletrap shitbox off a cliff. Please post the video.
     
  6. Beaver

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    Well, the thing is, the CEL light is not on. A friend hooked his reader up to it and guess what, no codes. So Mr. Boofoo, take your self righteous attitude and stick it up your dipstick hole.
     
  7. boofoo

    boofoo Respected Registered VIP

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    Haha, beave. You’re so sensitive. These are your words, not mine.

    Please post a video.

    And I’m glad you finally did some simple diagnostics before deciding to take the fire bomb option.


    =)
     
  8. Beaver

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    Ya, maybe a little sensitive this morning. Company christmas party on the weekend and I'm still not firing on all cylinders. If I do firebomb it there will be video
     
  9. boofoo

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    :thumbs up

    Definitely check the mechanical timing.
     


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