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Old 11-09-2006, 10:51 PM   #11
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You could have tested the in-tank pump by disconnecting the fuel filter and putting a hose on the pump end and let it flow into a bucket. Pumps are easily tested this way. Someone else will hopefully chime in with what you should get in say 5 minutes.

It may be your pump is fine but the sock on the pickup is plugged up.
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Mmmm 5 minutes...I wouldn't actually suggest testing that way Tim.. You'll get a LOT of fuel and sparks will be close enough to be potentially dangerous.

It'* at the mechanic, sounds like it'* most likely a fuel pump/sock. Although I've never seen a car since 90 with a plugged sock.
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He has the car done. It was the sending unit but he replaced the pump as well. The tank was bone dry but the gauge showed 1/4 tank still. $45 for labor and about $300 for parts. I confirmed the prices of the parts. Could the sending unit which controls the fuel flow cause the CEL to be on? I 'm going to get the car today and I was just wondering.

Does anyone know anything about the oil pan issue with the Civic???
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I am not specifically familiar with the Civic, but as long as you have access to the oil pan and a jack, a gasket change is easy and quick, just messy.
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Well I havent had a chance to jack the civic up and look but i just took a quick glance and the leak is coming from the front(toward the radiator). I thought it may be the drain plug again but i fixed that last time and it was bone dry still. I was told it was unlikely it was the pan though because Honda uses silicone when they install those and for the oil pan to leak is supposed to be a very rare thing.
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Well, the common way to discover where an oil leak is coming from is to clean the engine good and then take it for a ride. Then you can see where it'* leaking from.

Valve cover gaskets is a common area for many cars.
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I have the Park Ave. back and it runs alot better, although the CEL is still on and the local autozone is telling me they dont have the proper adapter to pull the codes from the car.


But oh man how I missed the boost........
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Correct, being OBD1.5 Autozone usually can't read the code. Maybe another parts store could, call around and ask if they can make it happen.

The sending unit shouldn't be able to cause a CEL, low fuel pressure may have set it due to O2 sensor readings. However it the car is still acting a little odd, there could be other issues.
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Try Oreilly'* Auto store for reader. I just checked out an AutoXray 2000 that can read the hybrid OBD v1.5 PCM codes from them. Be sure to use the correct connector (there are five in the box, two with OBD2 type connector head. Green one is for OBD2 PCM, blue one is for OBD1.5, or they called it "MFG specific connector").
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Well I went to O' Reilys and checking in on that scanner....yea its only 199.99

Anywho....There may be a possibility of me driving this thing to Tunica instead of the Civic but the coupler is pretty noisy at idle. I dont know how long the previous owners drove with the coupler like this but I'm just wondering if it would be a fessible idea to drive it like that. Its about a 5 hour drive one way. Any ideas?? I dont have the money to fix it right now so thats out of the question.
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