Hey guys, i'll just start off by saying Hey, my name is Cody, and im new to the site and preludes. I just recently bought a 95 prelude si for $1300 this past weekend. It was originally my buddies car that has been sitting for the past 2 years. Well I got it running, changed the oil, coolant, tranny fluid but it definitely does not run right. It starts fine and takes off fine but once I strt moving it has ZERO power in any gear. It vibrates like crazy and bogs down when coming to a stop and sometimes dies. And once it warms up the idle will drop down to around 500 rpm. Just wanted to get your guys' input before I start getting ahead of myself. Thanks
Alright I ordered a new TPS, Distributor cap and rotor, plug wires, fuel filter. I'm about to take of the IACV and get it all cleaned up and see if that helps out a little. A friend of mine was saying that the timing belt could of jumped a tooth or two. And I dont really trust myself in trying to do a timing job if thats what it could be.
Timing belt was replaced two weeks ago, along with the head being redone, new valves, springs, retainers, water pump, tensioners, head gasket etc. I just didnt know if it would even run with timing being off or if you could hear the pistons hitting valves if it was off a couple teeth.
Compression test comeup ok? Is there oil on the plugs?
Nope no oil on the plugs, Compression numbers are 180 across the board (10 minutes of running). Alright ill run out and grab some seafoam and try that.
1/3 Gas tank, 1/3 Oil, and the rest through the PCV correct?
I seafoamed, put on the new TPS, and changed plugs and wires. Slight changes, minimal throttle response and power gains but still way off. My new distributor cap and rotor and fuel pump/filter come in tomorrow so I will put all of those in this weekend. If none of those help im just gonna take it down to a shop and have them take a look at it.
Real quick... you said it had been sitting for 2 years...
Did you suck all the old gas out of the tank, flush the lines, and replace the fuel filter?
This ethanol infused gas goes bad quickly, and the ethanol absorbs water.
It may still run on the old stuff, but it will run REALLY sh*ty, even if new gas is added.
2001 Honda Prelude SH
1997 Honda Prelude Base project--Sold. -Over 20 years of Honda Ownership and Experience with Prelude, Accord, and Civic-
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