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Old 06-25-2003, 10:18 AM   #21
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Fuel filters on 87-91 are on the drivers side just behind the rear door if my memory serves me correctly
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Old 06-25-2003, 08:42 PM   #22
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89 is right, i found the filtwer and checked it.
it good
gonna pick up an ecm fri
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Old 06-27-2003, 10:41 PM   #23
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replaced ecm today, ran okayish
replaced spark plugs wires
car runs fine, until it floods out
will not restart since it'* flooded
what'* making this thing flood?
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Old 06-28-2003, 02:44 AM   #24
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talked to my gf'* dad today, he looked at the car for me
he'* a honda guy, but he knows about fuel injection, so i'm going to figure he'* right
but he says the fuel pressure regulator.
he says the pump is working fine, but the the regulator is supposed to let off pressure, and it'* not, so the enginr runs until the pressure is too high and the injectors dump it.
this idea sounds right, but i have a limited understanding of fuel injection...
so does this sound right?
i know you guys cant play with the car to figure it out, but he did and this is what he thinks....
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I talked to dame on MIRC (which nobody seems to like) but I'll post here for everyone who'* following.
Fuel Pressure Regulator Failure Symptoms:

Engine runs rough
Engine stumbles or sputters
Engine runs very rich - black smoke from the exhaust
Engine will not start
Engine starts but stalls shortly after startup
Noisy fuel pump
Noticeable decrease in fuel mileage

He says he has most of that, obviously he has "Engine starts but stalls shortly after startup". The best thing IS to find out what psi its running at. I've always been more for "Fuckitreplaceit" ya know? But if you have one handy definately check it out. Good luck
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i dont have a pressure guage, but im getting the regulator tonight
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Old 06-29-2003, 03:43 PM   #27
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installed regulator
car runs!
ecm seems to have helped, car seems to have more power, tires let out a good ol scream
now ive just got to get it running smoother at idle...
ill start with tune up stuff like o2 and pcv, where should i go from there
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fuel filter, plugs, wires, egr, air filter trans filter/oil la de da
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Old 06-29-2003, 05:10 PM   #29
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sonofabitch!
the car wont start, no spark...
this has got me thrown for a loop
i did nothing else to the car since it ran earlier, just let it sit
now it wont start, doesnt fire and just basically pisses me off...
every timei get it running, mention to my sister that she'* gonna have to do a title transfer soon, it dies...
must not want to be sold
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oh and my retardation rears it'* head again...
i put some gas in the car...
it ran...
died this time, but i know exactly why...
it'* out of gas.. again...
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