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What a miserable life you must have made for yourself. Nobody would believe you about anything - as you well know - and you are so ashamed of what you
do you hide your identity.
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On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 03:53:55 +0100 (CET), Anonymous who thought that every major problem could be solved just with potatoes, wrote:

Right.... Another coward/troll hiding behind a remailer.. 'T was the last thing I'd expected in this group...
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Hans van Eynsbergen wrote:

Hans,
I think you will find that most users of this group (alt.coffee)ignore trolls. They tend to play in the sandbox for awhile but eventually return to their shallow end of the gene pool.
R.J.(Bob) Ross Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
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On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 10:06:55 -0700, Bob Ross who thought that every major problem could be solved just with potatoes, wrote:

I know... It's better to pay no attention to them, but I do tend to reply every so often. It's worse in groups like Alt.Hackers.Malicious and the 2600 groups and flame wars are not uncommon. A good flame war can be fun though...
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My poor ol' 91 Civic's stickshift has long been prone to squeakiness. It recently started rattling, too. Too much play. So under the car I go. One bolt, two bushings to be replaced. From the looks of what was left of the old bushings, I got my money's worth.
Emissions troubleshooting still underway. You can ask me anything about the evaporative system now, though, and I bet I can answer intelligently.
One other important thing: Malia and Sasha Obama's new rescue dog, should it be named "Frank" or "Moose"? Those are the choices with which they have come up so far. (Have the little girls planned for the possibility that said pooch may be a boy?)
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote in

Doin' the old "topic change" tactic, huh? I'll bite.
1) Shifter bushings buzz when worn, not rattle. In my experience, anyway.
2) Who needs to troubleshoot EVAP on the stone-age systems you and I have on our '91s? Even if they screw up, you'd never know. For all I know, my 317,000 mile-old system is totally inop at this point. (Two months left till smog check with the new cat!)
3) Moose. It's ironic (li'l dog, big name).
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Obviously I am not clever.

It seems the outermost bushing (part #5 on the bkhondaparts.com drawing) disintegrated. The innermost one (with four o-rings) on my Civic is not a pretty site: o-rings beat up, metal all rusted. The play was enormous. At certain speeds, the stick rattled. Anyway, I am pleased it is such an easy fix.

Ha ya well I have been studying your smog numbers (at your site) and am resigned to the fact that I have not kept up my car the way you have yours. No surprise, eh? :-)

ISTM if the evap system's purge cut-out solenoid valve failed, then it could be a bona fide vacuum leak. At least, this was one area I was checking. Or if the two way valve (between fuel tank and charcoal canister) failed. Or if a person filled their charcoal canister with gas due to parking downhill or numerous overfills of the tank (so several sites say).

I doubt it. Bet it passes fine.

Mrs. Obama has veto'd the daughters and said it is not going to be "Moose." :-(
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hoses. My old Volvo failed smog two years in a row because a couple of hoses on top of the fuel tank had cracked. The first one was not bad to get to but the second one was no fun at all. As far as I know, there are no tests to determine whether the charcoal is still active, though. They just verified the tank would hold pressure.
Mike
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I bet just finding the cause of the smog test failure was no fun either.

Where I am, my 91 Civic's evap system is not tested per se. I just get idle and high speed CO and HC readings, and these are the whole test. I did get under near the fuel tank yesterday looking for the two-way valve and the vent hoses; but they passed one test so I stopped short of actually putting my hands on the two-way valve and its hoses. The evap system has a few hoses that one way or another route back to the throttle body (as you know), hence I went looking for vacuum leaks in various evap system hoses/parts. I do not think I have seen a claim that the charcoal canister will ever need replacement, short of messing up, overfilling the fuel tank, and filling the thing with gasoline.
My under-hood vac hoses seem intact. I have hand vacuum pumped nearly all of them at this point, as well as testing the throttle body and associated valves/regulators per the shop manual. Everything's passing. I am pretty sure I did find a bona fide leak at the TB gasket. I had been hearing a whistling; used my trusty 3/8" tubing as a stethoscope (great tool!) narrowed down the source; and finally determined it was at the gasket. Threw some of that amazing gasket maker "Hondabond" in there (I am a bit rushed lately) and it seems to have sealed it nicely. No more noise.
Right now my theory is that vac leaks at the TB gasket caused my Honda to run rich for some time, destroying my O2 sensor and cat. I am trying to test the O2 sensor (car warmed up and so in closed loop) and so far, its readings do not seem right. No real oscillation around 0.45 volts. Car still runs great, with 37-42 mpg, and also including at idle, so it is a little baffling. All I can imagine is that I do so little idling that I would not catch only a small reduction in mpg due to idle being too rich.
I am not ruling out the ECT sensor just yet, either, per an earlier thread. Nor am I ruling out worn rings <taps play>.
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tube and taped it in the end of a short hose. There was an easy place to access the vent tube in the filler neck (it was a station wagon) so I connected the hose there and gave a bicycle pump a few strokes. I could feel the pressure bleedig off and I could hear the hiss, so I had somebody pump while I dived. But yes, it was pretty low brow :-)

Have you been able to get a scope on it? The one time I did that (with a Taurus that was surging) I could see the mixture hunt and could see the oscillations for a moment before the voltage momentarily stuck high (rich). Turned out the TBI was dripping and breaking the closed loop. Anyway, being able to see that it was trying to operate closed loop and seeing how it fell out of loop helped a lot. But if the O2 sensor voltage is just hanging at .45 I really fear for the sensor.

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I call this "ingenuity."

I only have a multimeter. It has the alleged acceptable input impedance for the O2 sensor test of > Megohms. After warmup, the sensor is hanging way high at around 0.8V. I swapped in my older sensor (original one, 154k miles, 13 years), and it hung high at around 0.6V. Very few crossings over 0.45 inside a minute. When I give the car gas, the reading does what it is supposed to (V rises), then when letting fully off the throttle, V falls, as it is supposed to. So the sensor still seems somewhat operational. Then again, I am not sure the multimeter can capture rapid crossings. On the third hand, just the two sensors having such different readings under the same conditions makes me suspicious.
Both sensors get a sooty buildup near the threads after just a few weeks, as does the tailpipe at its end, which is consistent with rich running. (From the emissions test, there is really no doubt the engine is running rich at idle.) So it is hard to say whether the rich running was a result of the faulty O2 sensor; or the rich running was due to something else and killed my O2 sensor. I am on my second tank of gas with a bottle of Chevron Techron added. I swapped the injectors with a junkyard set from a car with much lower mileage. Attempted to clean the injectors (o-rings off) with carb cleaner first, though I doubt this is a very thorough method.
For the record, both O2 sensors are Denso (OEM manufactured). A new Denso one arrives within about a week.
I figure I will try at least two more tanks of Chevron Techron; a compression test; maybe a completely new ECT (I have a lower mileage shiny looking one in the car now); trying a (free) emissions re-test after every major adjustment before I give up. Which I hate to do. Got that "mission" mentality at this point. I am learning a helluva lot very quickly though, so this exercise has value.
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Fortunately for my wallet, and unfortunately for my automotive education, I sold my beloved 91 Civic LX yesterday for a little less than KBB "good condition" price, to a family who lives in the next town over where emissions testing is not required and so did said they did not care.
I have had my Civic on the market for a few weeks now. For the archives, one owner older cars maintained decently sell quickly.
I am a little bummed, because I did not get to solve the problem. I was all set designing a special O2 sensor test harness and testing engine compression, too. OTOH, it was taking a lot of time. It has made me contemplate more tools to tell me about FI durations; trim; etc.
Forward with my new used 1993 Civic DX w/OEM cruise control.
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Thus spake snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com :

17 years? Yeah, probably.

Why do they have them?

"Squirrel". And get a second dog and name HIM "Moose".
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Prior to the addition of this system, a significant amount of gasoline in the fuel tank used to evaporate and contribute significantly to air pollution along with loss of gasoline and so less miles-per-gallon. (E.g. one site said about 20% of a vehicle's emissions would be from evaporating gasoline in the tank.) Now, when the pressure in the fuel tank gets high enough (on, for example, a hot day) some of this evaporated gasoline is vented to a charcoal canister. The canister is a holding tank for the fumes. It is is typically mounted on the passenger side firewall under the hood. The charcoal in the canister absorbs some of the fumes and is generally a holding tank. Under certain operating conditions, the car's computer signals the canister purge valve to open, and a hose from the engine intake/throttle body sucks the fumes into the intake for burning. The hose on the bottom of the typical canister vents to atmosphere, so that the vacuum placed on the canister when the engine is drawing from it does not collapse it.
Probably the biggest practical lesson I got out of this study was not to top off my fuel tank by going beyond one click at the fuel pump. Evidently overfilling risks putting liquid gasoline into the charcoal canister, causing vacuum leak type problems for the engine control system and generally negating performance of the evap system.
blah blah. I am paraphrasing a buncha web sites.
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Hans van Eynsbergen wrote:

I may be good for those flaming or being flamed, but not necessarily for those who must endure them from the sidelines.
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On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 22:18:39 -1000, lavarock7 who thought that every major problem could be solved just with potatoes, wrote:

Agreed, and flame wars do tend to get out of hand and within a few days everyone is fighting with everyone...
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Agreed, and flame wars do tend to get out of hand and within a few days everyone is fighting with everyone...
YEAH! AND ESPECIALLY WHEN MICHAEL PARDEE PUTS HIS NOSE TO THE BACK OF YOUR POLYESTER WORK PANTS AS YOUR PROCEED TO EXPEL YOUR HOT FOUL GUT ROT WHICH WIDE EYED MICHAEL PROCEEDS TO SNIFF LIKE A LINE OF COCAINE. THE LTTLE FART SNIFFER. RIGHT MICHAEL, I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH BUT YOU ASKED FOR TOO MUCH FOR SUCH A ONE SIDED RELATIONSHIP. IN ADDITION TO YOUR PERVERSION WITH HONDA CARS. BUT I'LL TELL YA MR. PARDEE IS KNOWN TO USE A CAULKING GUN AND SHOOT A JAR OF JIFFY PEANUT BUTTER UP HIS ASS THEN JUMP ON THE HOODS OF HONDAS AND SHOW OFF HIS PENMANSHIP GIFT WITH HIS ASSHOLE. RIGHT MICHAEL P A R DEE. EVERY TIME YOU'RE ON THE POT MICHAEL YOU WILL BECOME OBSESSED AND START DOING THAT TO ALL HONDAS.
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On Fri, 27 Feb 2009 05:30:08 +0100, Anonymous Remailer, who thought that bourbon tasted like espresso and after 4 shots could not tell the difference anymore, wrote:

All caps... NO NEED TO SHOUT !
I can read... *snicker* http://www.dmoz.org/Computers/Usenet/Etiquette /
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intelligent and decent people. For that reason I have tried to abstain from political wars online and to discourage them in the auto groups I frequent. (No coffee for me, though - sorry - my stomache doesn't like it.) I used to participate but decided it was not a good thing.
Mike
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