Here it goes, on any given day I start my 1989 Honda Prelude (Carb)2.0. It starts right away and starts misfiring for a min or two (idle). After a couple min at most, the misfire goes away (or I think it goes away) and the rpm shoots up to 2400 rpms. It will idle like this for about 8 min and the idle will slowly drop down and run fine with no rough idle.
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!
Sunday, February 27th, 2011 AT 8:29 PM