1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

88 civic occasionally floods....why?

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> ED-EF / DA' started by dsmith2190, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. dsmith2190

    dsmith2190 New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2011
    My 88 Civic is aggravating the hell out of me. The car runs and drives great! But on occassion, after sitting overnight, the car will crank but won't start. The fuel injected carb seems to get flooded. The smell of fuel is thick....After several attempts the car will finally start,but run really rough. After idleling for several minutes, the car would finally run smooth,and at this time able to drive.....This happens atleast once a week.....Anyone fimiliar with this problem?
     
  2. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

    Messages:
    8,446
    Likes Received:
    92
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    Maybe one of the injectors are stuck open? When it finally gets started, does it spew out black smoke?

    Is it only when the car is sitting overnight or just cold starts in general?
     
  3. jdmJynks

    jdmJynks New Member

    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 25, 2011
    is the engine the stock one that came in the car? from the sound of it, being carb. it may be OLD,lol. time to do a tune up and swap out some things.
     
  4. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

    Messages:
    8,446
    Likes Received:
    92
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    Well, the 88s weren't actually carbureted, they had throttle-body injection(two injectors only; DPFI).
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page