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hi people of the world, :D got a bit of a problem with my 1991 civic SIR B16A, i've been checking out some of the other questions posted and have picked up a few things to try. first of all; she always starts first time from cold and run's fine, then you can stop for a couple of minutes with the engine switched off and she won't start. i'm putting this down to the main relay or ignition coil. Also linked in to the problem is that when she seem's to be acting up, the car is very sluggish and reluctant to rev, even while on the VTEC. :mad: i am wondering whether the two problems are linked? i can't see why the main relay would cause the engine to be reluctant to rev so am beginning to blame the coil more and more. also do they ever suffer with distributor problems?? there are no check engine lights on the dash. Thanks.

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you could check the ECU for a a code occasionally some of them wont show on the dash only on the ECU

 

Could also be a fuel issue. It may be getting too much fuel and thats what causes the hesitation.

Example... when you first start it the extra fuel has been sitting and has evaporated...then drive it for a bit, it eventually gets too much causing it to be flooded when you turn it off and try to start it.

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sounds like a relay problem. i've experienced several manual hondas ('90 crx and '91 prelude) that would rev freely while in neutral but as soon as they were put in gear would almost stall b/c the engine would not rev w/ a load... also would not start when it was hot outside. turned out to be the main relay on both.

 

come to think of it, i think i'm starting to see that problem on my '92...

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