1989 Honda Prelude Repair Question
Honda Running strange
But recently it has a very hard time starting. About once every few days it has a hard time firing. I can hear the fuel pump priming, and I can smell gas.
I'm assuming the thermostat is stuck open because my coolant temp hangs low while driving. And coolant temp rises at idle. I plan on doing a good tune up as soon as the weather gets warmer. Any help would be great!
First check for any fuel leaks. And when you smell gas, see if you can locate the source. Could be from the tail pipe, but you want to check engine compartment and under the car. Usually when you smell gas inside the cabin, it's coming from the engine compartment.
Check the vacuum line at the fuel pressure regulator located on the fuel rail with the injectors. Pull the line and smell/feel for gas. If there's any, replace it. Also, check fuel pressure. And pull the line with engine running. If pressure doesn't increase by at least 5 psi, replace the FPR.
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