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My honda civic isnt as fast as i would like be

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by thecarguy45, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. thecarguy45

    thecarguy45 Junior Member

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    In fact it tops out at 60 mph wat is the porblem im going down the interstate and this baby tops out at 60 i get laughes at by my freinds im a real loser and i love cars maybe the engine i put in it was wrong i need help!!!!! :worthy: :worthy: :worthy: :worthy: :worthy: :worthy: :worthy:
     
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    swanny Senior Member

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    wtf did you swap in? a 5 horse briggs and stratton?
     
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    :huh: what year moldle of civic is it and what motor is in it ? what do you mean by "tops out" does the rev limiter kick on ? or does it red line(highly unlikey) or does it just not acelerate ?
     
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    lol..look under the hood and feed those hampster's you got runnin that wheel,try upgrading to faster hampster's
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    well, you own a civic...that should answer your question...


    good upgrade with a great starting point is to swap a motor in there
     
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    thecarguy45 Junior Member

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    well thanx some of you i dont know what the problem is it just doesnt go past 60 for some reason let me feed that hampster as the fa*** said before.
     
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    lol..i was just playin sorry bro..you probably just need a good tune-up,check your timing,get a new fuel filter,get some ngk or denso spark plugs,get a new a new distributor cap/rotor,check your ground connections,get a valve adjustment...tell me how the motor is running exactly..then ill look in my mechanics book and let you know what else it could be
     
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    Dude if you want to get answers that wil lhelp you, you need to give us more info on how the car is running. Does it just stop like a fuel cut? Or are you running out of gear? How does it sound when you are stepping on the gas?
     
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    its one of the members fuckin with you guys...wtf..lmao
     
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    My car tops out at 60........... in second gear ;)
     
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    thecarguy45 Junior Member

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    no serously it just stops acclerating i dont know wat the problem is it just goes wannnnn wannnnnn and wont go past 60.
     
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    it wont go past 60 mph? in any gear? wtf are you talking about? what year/make/model and motor do you have?
     
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    This has got to be B.S. If not, what gear are you in when you top out, if you shift, you can actually go faster. Stick or Auto?
     
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    err... only 55mph in 2nd?

    if I put my auto in 2nd gear..I can get 80mph at redline (7200) d16y7
     
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    I have a 2000 SI...2nd gear redlines right around 59-62 mph...it's weird, my Escort used to redline 2nd at 65-67 mph.

    if it's not BS, then I think he just needs a tune up really bad... <_<
     
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    maybe he's puttin his automatic in d2 or something thinking it's better
     
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    auto in 3rd can get 100mph...1 or 2 over..but thats all there is..that is if im WOT in every gear.... 4th drops rpm's respectably...but not much power...think i may have gotten my civic to 109mph downhill.....damn d16y7 ....b18c1 & auto to man swap soon :)
     
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    Sleepergtx, your SI has a lower 2nd gear top speed, most likely because of gear ratios, may seem funny but it is actually faster. My SI tops second like at 57 MPH, with a 6800 Redline.
     
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