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Old 27 Nov 2009, 05:16 pm
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Default 1986 Honda Civic wont stay started. HELP ME!?

I have a 1986 Honda Civic 1.5L Carbed.

It starts right up and doesn't stay on, im thinkin idle sensor but im not positive. It has old fuel that was sitting in the engine for a year or so, but i added some new high octane 93 into it to kind of balance out the water like gas thats in there. I dont know if the fuel is the problem, i was also thinking maybe the spark plug wires cuz they were changed recently but im no mechanic just a driver wit little knowledge. Someone help please.
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Old 27 Nov 2009, 05:31 pm
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Keep the key held over after it's started and hold the revs. quite high, release the key and try to kept it running, (you should have drained the tank of 'dead fuel) 93 isn't high octane, should have tried 97/98 oct.
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Old 27 Nov 2009, 06:01 pm
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It could be a lot of things;

1. bad spark plugs

2. bad wires

3. bad rotor

4. bad distributor

5. bad ignition coil

6. bad fuel pump

7. bad fuel filter

8. bad fuel pump relay

9. bad alternator

Have this check by a good Honda mechanic. I suggest also to drain your old fuel and clean your tank first before putting a new one. Hope this helps!
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