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Headgasket fixed, car runs like crap

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by sleepn_accord, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. sleepn_accord

    sleepn_accord Senior Member

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    Jul 25, 2003
    1997 Accord LX, non-vtec, a/t - all stock

    Originally had a leaking headgasket. Chanced it and just replaced the gasket. Discovered that there was still a leak - car would overheat with high load and bubbles would emerge in the radiator - but other than that it ran perfectly. So, removed head and had it machined.

    Replaced the head with a new gasket. Car now runs like crap. It feels like it's missing and the idle goes successively lower. Cam timing is correct. I'm sure you know that you can't adjust the ignition timing with this car. The only thing that happened out of the ordinary was I dropped a spark plug on the ground from a height of 3 feet, but there was no observable damage. I'm at work now and preparing to head home to work on it, but I just wanted to get everyone's thoughts as to what might be wrong...
  2. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    May 20, 2003
    Central, MA
    replace that damn plug...
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