Okay, this is really starting to bug me... this is the third '87 Accord
in a row now that's had this problem (all carbed, first had A/C and P/S,
second P/S and non-working A/C, latest has neither.
My first one was running great, really peppy, until I had a "fuel system
service" done, and after that it seemed sluggish. Both of the
subsequent cars have had the same issue: sometimes they're just
"oomph-less" - bog down off the line, punching the gas accelerates only
slowly, and pushing the clutch in for an upshift results in an immediate
feeling of deceleration, almost as if something was dragging.
And then for no apparent reason, often after idling for a couple
minutes, like at a long stop light, the power is just there - sharp off
the line, hitting the gas at cruise puts you back in the seat at just
about any speed/RPM, and it keeps coasting smoothly when the clutch is
I'd almost suspect a fuel delivery or ignition timing issue if it
weren't for that "dragging" issue. I don't think it's the brakes; if
they were sticking that badly they should be heating up as well, and
Anyone got any thoughts?
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