Im looking all over for help on this. I just bought a 93 civic 4 dr, and it
is slower than hell. I did a tuneup, wires, plugs, oil, lube ect.... She
wants to go but it isnt working. Ive put a new muffler, dist cap on as well.
I cant find any problems that could cause it.
I have tried to put on an open air intake and that seems to make it worse.
Ive been hearing they are a pain in the butt to get more power out of it but
I know there is a way, if anyone has any suggestions im open and could
really use the help...
Can you clarify what you mean by wanting "more power"? Are
you trying to boost it from its out the factory doors,
design power? Or are you saying that its not even getting
the design power?
Also, how many miles are on this car?
Are you using OEM parts? Are you using the plug brand
recommended in the owner's manual (probably NGK)?
welp, it has 67k miles on it.
Pretty much i guess what im trying to do is just get more overall pickup,
but not to the point of running on a track. It seems like its getting what
it was designed for, maybe a little less. But it cant even get out of its
own way. So anything i would need to do im guessing would have to be
aftermarket. And it had ngk plugs in it, they were still clean, but i just
got bosch 2+ today and it seems about the same.
Im comming from a 93 plymouth laser to this car, so maybe im just expecting
too much out of it im not sure.
Stick with the NGK plugs. You can google this newsgroup and
rec.autos.makers.honda for a lot of derision poured upon
OEM parts for the ignition wires and distributor cap and
rotor are important for optimum performance, based on my own
experience and others' here.
http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/index.html is a good
resource. It has a section on running problems that talks
about the risks of not using OEM for the ignition parts,
Doing everything listed at
http://home.earthlink.net/~honda.lioness/id11.html is a good
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