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B16A troubles

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by TiltBoxTurns, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. TiltBoxTurns

    TiltBoxTurns New Member

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    I have a 1988 Honda CRX with a 1991 B16a and a 95 Civic DX Ecu engine swap (done before i got the car). It ran great for a year then it started dying intermittently but it would either start right back up or have to sit 5 minutes then it would start. I thought maybe it was something overheating like the fuel pump or the distributor and went to check by driving it til it warmed up and died (so i could test the CEL) however it died less than 2 miles from where i started and it didn't have time to warm up. I did try checking the CEL but it wouldn't give me any error codes. I've run out of ideas. Please help
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    I'm not familiar with the ECU swap, but it sounds like it's a fuel issue (Too much, I'm actually thinking)

    Does the engine actually warm up ?
     
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    TiltBoxTurns New Member

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    the fuel ratio shouldn't have changed. I'll check it though
     
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    FLounder power hungry VIP

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    check for spark when it dies, im leaning towards an ignition problem. If it has spark then look for fuel pressure, or at least make sure the fuel pump is running.
     
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    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    Main relay maybe? (at first) Mine when out only when it was warmed up. But would cold start everytime.
     
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    faulty temp sensor.... not for the gauge, but for the engine management.
     
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    once it dies it usually starts right back up. i'm leaning towards an electrical problem but i'm having a hard time locating it.the diagonostic link isn't pinned so I'm going to try that and see if I can get an ecu error code
     
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    also I was fact checking and determined that the Ecu is a P28 from a civic Si or Ex.
     
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    dilbeckskate infamous

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    is it throwing codes ?
     
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