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3rd cylinder dead

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by b204dr, May 16, 2005.

  1. b204dr

    b204dr Senior Member

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    Ok i just bought my replacement car a civic hatch with a motor problem!
    Its not firing in 3rd or so it seems
    the guy i bought it from said hes been putting in new spark plugs every few days(in the bad cylinder)
    i looked he had a ton of burnt up ones!
    could it be a bad injector ?
    just one cylinder is down im going to drive it home today! but if i can fix the issue with little to no problems would be great lmk :worthy: :worthy:
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    check compression first. thats something everyone should do. then do a leak down test.

    guy next door has a 91 Si hatch with just over 100K miles he's selling to me for $300 with the same problem. we did a leak down and compression test decided it was bad rings. it smokes slightly.
     
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    b204dr Senior Member

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    I See , yea i will have to do a compression test- it dosnt smoke in the slightest though
     
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    spydy43 Senior Member

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    what do the bad plugs look like? Do they look like the cylinder is running rich?
     
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