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Old 14 Nov 2004, 08:07 am
Fernando Olea
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Default Power loss on my honda civic 1994 dx

Hi my name is Fernando from milano italy, "this country sucks", honda parts
here in milano are very expensive but that is not the subject, i am having
problem with my car, i have a rare sound comming out from the exhaust and i
looks like the catalitic shit is dead, because every time i shift years i
fell like loosing power , i doesnt matter if a press down the gas.....
Can someone help my out, how can y test the spark wires===???


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Old 14 Nov 2004, 01:34 pm
Caroline
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Default Re: Power loss on my honda civic 1994 dx

Tests for spark plug wires, among other things, are described
free online at www.autozone.com . You may have to hunt around the
free repair guides a little, but it's there.

Generally, wire resistance should be well under 25,000 ohms per
wire. The exact specification depends on the wire length. My 91
Civic's two year old OEM wires measure 7000 - 12000 ohms each,
and the car runs great.

I'm not saying this is the cause of your power loss or the noise.
What I say above is just to eliminate your concern about the plug
wires.

Maybe replace the air filter, fuel filter, plugs, wires,
distributor cap and rotor, and PCV valve, just to eliminate some
of the basics that are due for replacement every couple of years
anyway. Total cost of all these parts should be around $150, OEM.

"Fernando Olea" <hellfish@aliceposta.it> wrote
> Hi my name is Fernando from milano italy, "this country sucks",

honda parts
> here in milano are very expensive but that is not the subject,

i am having
> problem with my car, i have a rare sound comming out from the

exhaust and i
> looks like the catalitic shit is dead, because every time i

shift years i
> fell like loosing power , i doesnt matter if a press down the

gas.....
> Can someone help my out, how can y test the spark wires===???



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Old 14 Nov 2004, 03:28 pm
Fernando Olea
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Default Re: Power loss on my honda civic 1994 dx

i think that the problem are the wires or the distribuitor , but where i
can find that parts?
"Fernando Olea" <hellfish@aliceposta.it> escribió en el mensaje
news:MEJld.326314$35.14970100@news4.tin.it...
> Hi my name is Fernando from milano italy, "this country sucks", honda
> parts here in milano are very expensive but that is not the subject, i am
> having problem with my car, i have a rare sound comming out from the
> exhaust and i looks like the catalitic shit is dead, because every time i
> shift years i fell like loosing power , i doesnt matter if a press down
> the gas.....
> Can someone help my out, how can y test the spark wires===???
>



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Old 14 Nov 2004, 03:45 pm
Michael Pardee
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Default Re: Power loss on my honda civic 1994 dx

Check your ignition timing as soon as possible. If it is suddenly 10 degrees
or more retarded, I'll bet you haven't changed the timing belt yet. If that
is true, stop driving it until you change the belt! It has jumped a tooth
and is in immediate danger of failure. In most Honda engines that will cause
serious damage to the valves.

Mike

"Fernando Olea" <hellfish@aliceposta.it> wrote in message
news:MEJld.326314$35.14970100@news4.tin.it...
> Hi my name is Fernando from milano italy, "this country sucks", honda
> parts here in milano are very expensive but that is not the subject, i am
> having problem with my car, i have a rare sound comming out from the
> exhaust and i looks like the catalitic shit is dead, because every time i
> shift years i fell like loosing power , i doesnt matter if a press down
> the gas.....
> Can someone help my out, how can y test the spark wires===???
>



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Old 14 Nov 2004, 04:27 pm
Fernando Olea
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Default Re: Power loss on my honda civic 1994 dx

tell me about a shop via internet with european shipping..... please.
i dont think is the timing in idle looks very good and even working, the gas
economy is quite good but the only problem i think is electric not
mecanical... anyways via amazon i bought i nice book to repair my car.

"Michael Pardee" <michaeltnull@cybertrails.com> escribió en el mensaje
news:_4SdnUVEo-BkTArcRVn-jA@sedona.net...
> Check your ignition timing as soon as possible. If it is suddenly 10
> degrees or more retarded, I'll bet you haven't changed the timing belt
> yet. If that is true, stop driving it until you change the belt! It has
> jumped a tooth and is in immediate danger of failure. In most Honda
> engines that will cause serious damage to the valves.
>
> Mike
>
> "Fernando Olea" <hellfish@aliceposta.it> wrote in message
> news:MEJld.326314$35.14970100@news4.tin.it...
>> Hi my name is Fernando from milano italy, "this country sucks", honda
>> parts here in milano are very expensive but that is not the subject, i am
>> having problem with my car, i have a rare sound comming out from the
>> exhaust and i looks like the catalitic shit is dead, because every time i
>> shift years i fell like loosing power , i doesnt matter if a press down
>> the gas.....
>> Can someone help my out, how can y test the spark wires===???
>>

>
>



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Old 15 Nov 2004, 09:21 am
Fernando Olea
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Default Re: Power loss on my honda civic 1994 dx

i have tested the wires, are ok from 7000 to 12000 ohms from the shortest to
the biggest, but what about the distribuitor or the catalitic exhaust, i am
a little scare............
"Caroline" <caroline10027remove@earthlink.net> escribió en el mensaje
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> Tests for spark plug wires, among other things, are described
> free online at www.autozone.com . You may have to hunt around the
> free repair guides a little, but it's there.
>
> Generally, wire resistance should be well under 25,000 ohms per
> wire. The exact specification depends on the wire length. My 91
> Civic's two year old OEM wires measure 7000 - 12000 ohms each,
> and the car runs great.
>
> I'm not saying this is the cause of your power loss or the noise.
> What I say above is just to eliminate your concern about the plug
> wires.
>
> Maybe replace the air filter, fuel filter, plugs, wires,
> distributor cap and rotor, and PCV valve, just to eliminate some
> of the basics that are due for replacement every couple of years
> anyway. Total cost of all these parts should be around $150, OEM.
>
> "Fernando Olea" <hellfish@aliceposta.it> wrote
>> Hi my name is Fernando from milano italy, "this country sucks",

> honda parts
>> here in milano are very expensive but that is not the subject,

> i am having
>> problem with my car, i have a rare sound comming out from the

> exhaust and i
>> looks like the catalitic shit is dead, because every time i

> shift years i
>> fell like loosing power , i doesnt matter if a press down the

> gas.....
>> Can someone help my out, how can y test the spark wires===???

>
>



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Old 15 Nov 2004, 11:41 am
Caroline
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Default Re: Power loss on my honda civic 1994 dx

Does the sound coming out the exhaust happen all the time? Or
just when accelerating? Does it get worse when the car
accelerates? Are you sure the muffler hasn't simply failed? How
many mufflers have you had on this car?

In the United States, one can have one's car tested for exhaust
emissions, and this may reveal a failed catalytic converter.

If you want peace of mind with the distributor, replace its cap
and rotor (as well as the other parts I listed below).

Site http://www.jaydm.com/hoem.htm implies its company ships to
Italy. Use the form there and see if jaydm can get the parts you
want. I found this site by googling for {Italy Honda Civic
parts}. Other possibilities that come up from this search are
worth exploring. Maybe try {Europe honda civic parts} too.


"Fernando Olea" <hellfish@aliceposta.it> wrote
> i have tested the wires, are ok from 7000 to 12000 ohms from

the shortest to
> the biggest, but what about the distribuitor or the catalitic

exhaust, i am
> a little scare............


> "Caroline" <caroline10027remove@earthlink.net> escribió
> > Tests for spark plug wires, among other things, are described
> > free online at www.autozone.com . You may have to hunt around

the
> > free repair guides a little, but it's there.
> >
> > Generally, wire resistance should be well under 25,000 ohms

per
> > wire. The exact specification depends on the wire length. My

91
> > Civic's two year old OEM wires measure 7000 - 12000 ohms

each,
> > and the car runs great.
> >
> > I'm not saying this is the cause of your power loss or the

noise.
> > What I say above is just to eliminate your concern about the

plug
> > wires.
> >
> > Maybe replace the air filter, fuel filter, plugs, wires,
> > distributor cap and rotor, and PCV valve, just to eliminate

some
> > of the basics that are due for replacement every couple of

years
> > anyway. Total cost of all these parts should be around $150,

OEM.
> >
> > "Fernando Olea" <hellfish@aliceposta.it> wrote
> >> Hi my name is Fernando from milano italy, "this country

sucks",
> > honda parts
> >> here in milano are very expensive but that is not the

subject,
> > i am having
> >> problem with my car, i have a rare sound comming out from

the
> > exhaust and i
> >> looks like the catalitic shit is dead, because every time i

> > shift years i
> >> fell like loosing power , i doesnt matter if a press down

the
> > gas.....
> >> Can someone help my out, how can y test the spark

wires===???
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 16 Nov 2004, 02:01 pm
Fernando Olea
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Default Re: Power loss on my honda civic 1994 dx

not really is only when i start on first year after that i dont have any
problems getting speed the problems come out on fourth year its seems that
the car does not have any power, sometimes whe is to cold i loss all power .

"Caroline" <caroline10027remove@earthlink.net> escribió en el mensaje
news:gT5md.17610$Gm6.15999@newsread3.news.atl.eart hlink.net...
> Does the sound coming out the exhaust happen all the time? Or
> just when accelerating? Does it get worse when the car
> accelerates? Are you sure the muffler hasn't simply failed? How
> many mufflers have you had on this car?
>
> In the United States, one can have one's car tested for exhaust
> emissions, and this may reveal a failed catalytic converter.
>
> If you want peace of mind with the distributor, replace its cap
> and rotor (as well as the other parts I listed below).
>
> Site http://www.jaydm.com/hoem.htm implies its company ships to
> Italy. Use the form there and see if jaydm can get the parts you
> want. I found this site by googling for {Italy Honda Civic
> parts}. Other possibilities that come up from this search are
> worth exploring. Maybe try {Europe honda civic parts} too.
>
>
> "Fernando Olea" <hellfish@aliceposta.it> wrote
>> i have tested the wires, are ok from 7000 to 12000 ohms from

> the shortest to
>> the biggest, but what about the distribuitor or the catalitic

> exhaust, i am
>> a little scare............

>
>> "Caroline" <caroline10027remove@earthlink.net> escribió
>> > Tests for spark plug wires, among other things, are described
>> > free online at www.autozone.com . You may have to hunt around

> the
>> > free repair guides a little, but it's there.
>> >
>> > Generally, wire resistance should be well under 25,000 ohms

> per
>> > wire. The exact specification depends on the wire length. My

> 91
>> > Civic's two year old OEM wires measure 7000 - 12000 ohms

> each,
>> > and the car runs great.
>> >
>> > I'm not saying this is the cause of your power loss or the

> noise.
>> > What I say above is just to eliminate your concern about the

> plug
>> > wires.
>> >
>> > Maybe replace the air filter, fuel filter, plugs, wires,
>> > distributor cap and rotor, and PCV valve, just to eliminate

> some
>> > of the basics that are due for replacement every couple of

> years
>> > anyway. Total cost of all these parts should be around $150,

> OEM.
>> >
>> > "Fernando Olea" <hellfish@aliceposta.it> wrote
>> >> Hi my name is Fernando from milano italy, "this country

> sucks",
>> > honda parts
>> >> here in milano are very expensive but that is not the

> subject,
>> > i am having
>> >> problem with my car, i have a rare sound comming out from

> the
>> > exhaust and i
>> >> looks like the catalitic shit is dead, because every time i
>> > shift years i
>> >> fell like loosing power , i doesnt matter if a press down

> the
>> > gas.....
>> >> Can someone help my out, how can y test the spark

> wires===???
>> >
>> >

>>
>>

>
>



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