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popping or backfiring when i shift!!

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by silicon_ghost, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. silicon_ghost

    silicon_ghost Junior Member

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    I was wondering if anyone could help me? I got a 93 Honda del sol si, and everytime i shift it pops or backfires. It seems like it does it when i am in low rpm's and doesnt do it as much when i am in high rpm's. is it a normal thing for hondas when you start modifiing them? anything would help..thanks
     
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    cycloneb18c3 Senior Member

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    what engine? sounds like timing might be off. I can make my car pop(sounds like back fire or something) if i am cruising at like 3500-4000 and I punch it, let off, and punch it again(my car also has DOHC VTEC, with race cams, build head)
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    Sometiems an exhaust with piping too big for your setup it can happen. When I put dual exhaust on my old(new) truck a 2003 s10 I got popping once in a while.
     
  4. silicon_ghost

    silicon_ghost Junior Member

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    i got a d16z6 sohc. the guy that owned it before me didnt really know what he was doing and i was told that he messed with the timing. he said it sounds fast when it pops... How do i tell if the timing has been changed?
     
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    zueke Senior Member

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    Buy a helms and read up on the "check your timing" section.

    You will need like 1 hour and a timing light.
    And tell that asshat that said "it sounds fast when it pops" that it is probably doing damage to the engine. :fr:
     
  6. silicon_ghost

    silicon_ghost Junior Member

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    thanks for the help. what kind of damage could it be doing to my engine?
     
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