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RUNNING LEAN

Discussion in 'ECU's, Electronics, and Tuning' started by stillcivic94, Sep 4, 2004.

Im running lean.. Needs fixed..

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  1. stillcivic94

    stillcivic94 Junior Member

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    I have a 94 honda civic 4dr 1.5 sohc w/ a full 2inch exaust system without cat, long ram intake,helix (throttle body spacer), larger wires and 2 step colder plugs. For some reason Im running lean. The a/f says lean, the headers are blue and it smells. I rulled out the o2 sensor and the motor has been taken apart and looked at internally. I have 151 pounds of pressure in each cylinder. The motor runs fine it is just to slow for what i have done to it. I have had a stock honda just like mine run me over and at the track it ran a 18.5. Something is making me drastically slower and i can figure out what it is. The car i immaculate but to slow for it appearance. Some tell me something about how to fix this.
     
  2. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    did you even bother to look at your fuel pump and injectors?
     
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    also check the fuel filter and make a fuel presure check..
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    do you have a wideband o2 sensor?

    if you don't, you cannot say you're running lean accurately based on a useless autometer a/f gauge lazer light show.

    first of all, WHY such a cold plug? if you aren't boosting to 350 whp, those plugs are simply making you lose power. higher gap makes a cleaner burn, and produces more power. The advantage of going to the colder plug is that the turbo "winds" won't blow out the spark as easily...

    So, put a stock NGK .040-ish gap plug back in there.

    the header is blue.... ok.. but with out telling us what amterial its made out of thats pretty useless info.

    Smells.... um, like what?
     
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    handlebarsfsr Senior Member

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    you have no cat smarty, thats why the car stinks. put your damn cat back on and you'll fix that.
     
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