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Old 17 Jan 2008, 06:01 pm
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Default Civic starts then turns off.?

after not driving my civic eg4 1.5 lsi for a week, i returned to drive it, to notice a problem. it was consuming way too much fuel. i used to calculate 30 miles from a fiver. but the max i had was 18, but twice now, its given me 6/7miles from a fiver. I was driving to the trafford centre when i reached a downhill slope, and the car hesitated to accelerate. i kept on accelerating, but it just died on me. i called a mate down, got out the jump leads, still no luck. then i got some fuel, and it instantly started. i have sinse changed the fuel filter, (which had black fuel in it) and the spark plugs. Yet still i have the problem. Anyone know what it could bee? ive read on it, could be a defective catalytic converter/fuel pump. please help!!!!nope, im sure its not wrong fuel or oil. however, a few months earlier, alot of glass fiber came out of my exhaust. if i put fuel in my car, it will just vanish, this is why i do not put fuel in. also, when the car stays started ( by repeatedly pressing throttle) air pops out of the air filter instead :s how weird
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Old 17 Jan 2008, 06:16 pm
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Well what you need to know is what the fuel pump pressure is.If it is weak it will not supply eneff fuel to keep it running.Have the pressure checked/
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Old 17 Jan 2008, 06:31 pm
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Uh, fuel isn't supposed to be black. Any chance it accidently got diesel in it or some other stuff ? Like oil ? Is possible someone might have messed with your car and put something in your tank. Good Luck.
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Old 17 Jan 2008, 06:46 pm
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you have a plugged exhauste system(fibreglass in exhauste pipe), a new cat converter is needed. Have the exhauste systems checked.
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I thinks this may eventually require the starter to be examined more closely. good luck..
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