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SLUGGISH START UP / CHOKING

1992 Honda Accord • 407,800 miles

When I start up my car either early morning or after car has enough time to cool down, the enging seems to be choking (feels like too much fuel) for about approx. 10-15 seconds, very low idle like it's want sto shut off. Then after that priod idles to normal and functions like normal. I had resently replaced the intake manifold gasket because the coolant passage portion of the filter keeps blowing out. Replaced the throttle body base gasket but did not resolve issue. Checked fuel and air lines to throttle body by spraying TB cleaner over but no leaks. Cannot find what could be casuing issue. Could it be the intake gasket again, but not loosing any coolant. Puzzled.
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Steveal01
April 1, 2012.



All worked prior to the head being worked on. After that fans just completely stopped working, only when I jump the wires is when I know the circuit was working and thought they were the sensors but even after sensor replacement, no results.

Tiny
Steveal01
May 7, 2012.
I believe you do not understand what I am trying to tell you.
The coolant not running at the radiator neck could mean the thermostat is not opened yet though the reading could be high. Get a scan thermometer to check the engine temperature to confirm it is not overheating.
At the thermostat housing fan thermo switch, disconnect it and use a jumper across it to let the fan run full time when engine is running.
Note the temperature reading.

KHLow2008
May 8, 2012.
I undersdtood the question, I was responding to the last portion of that question (When fans kick in, does it stop running after a short while?) As for the ground curcuit, is it the one that is like a white/clear type little block type that has a few grounds routed to it mounted to the inner passenger side engine panel by wheelwell(wheelhouse as you called it)? How does that get tested? Looking at it before, I noticed that a few grounds connected to it to like a branch type connection that is eventually bolted to the side wall engine bay, If i'm thinking this is what you are mentioning? Had the engine scanned and engine is not overheating, just wrong readout. Grounding issue on the sender wire to readout. Not sure all of a sudden this happened after head swapped but hey, car is 20 years old. Guess it was matter of time.

Tiny
Steveal01
May 8, 2012.
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