1998 Civic Puttering

Tiny
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  • 1998 HONDA CIVIC
Car Info:
1998 Honda Civic DX
1.6l SOHC (non Vtec)
5 Speed Manual
95,000 miles

Okay so last summer I raced my Civic to see what I could pull before some mods. Well about 2-3 weeks after this the car started to knock lightly, it got worse over some time, never seemed to be a bad knock like a rod or anything. Well a few weeks after that, she started to putter some times. When I would get higher in the RPM's it would stop. Now one day on my way to work she gave in, the car started puttering and the check engine light started flashing really fast. Okay so I called a shop today since she has been parked a while and he had said it sounds that it is all a miss fire due to an ignition problem (ie: cracked cap etc...) Now what all should I look for? Does this sound right? Could it be a bad coil? Would a MSD blaster coil, cap and wire upgrade work good for this car? I am just not sure what to look for? Also I have the OBDII tester however it doesn't connect because there is a problem somewhere with the connection. Can you help with what is wrong and what to do? Thanks

This is my Civic, you can see why I miss driving her :(


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/56579_Civy_1.jpg

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Monday, January 29th, 2007 AT 5:19 PM

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Tiny
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Here is my comment, I don't understand the fascination with moding a car. Especially a pint size engined car and top that off with it being done by people that don't know enough about an engine to troubleshoot any difficulties that occur. Then top that off with trying to drag the poor thing to see what she has and then wonder why it has a problem. My point is, if you have all the money to do the moding, pay the piper his due and have it looked at.
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Tuesday, January 30th, 2007 AT 11:24 AM
Tiny
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Well to reply to that, I had the money to fix this up. And I did, I went with all the mods I could on the outside so that I could take it to shows. I love sitting at a show checking out other peoples cars and them checking out mine. Now as far as what I have now, I have had some money issues since about when I raced. So therefor I don't have the money to just take it to some shop. I wish that I could, and not have to deal with it. Now as far as the "pint size" is concerned with a motor swap to a B18 built bottem up, with a t3/t4 turbo and all the fancy stuff, that pint will be packing a punch. Why you ask, because its fun I love it. Do I know a lot about cars? Yeah I know enough, did I just need a little heads up on something that stumpted me? Yeah which you were less than helpful, but thanks anyways. I will no longer subscribe to this forum nor recommend it as I was just last night.
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Tuesday, January 30th, 2007 AT 11:30 AM
Tiny
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UCC- If you wander away from stock, you create a ...


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When you want it fixed, you go to those who helped create the monster. When you go elsewhere, they show you reality. Bruce was right about what he said, you just don't like it.

If you spend money foolishly on a car like that, it shows your lack of good sense. You are in a money issue because of your lack of good sense.

You said:"Do I know a lot about cars? Yeah I know enough," No you don't or you wouldn't be here.

You said:"Now as far as the "pint size" is concerned with a motor swap to a B18 built bottem up, with a t3/t4 turbo and all the fancy stuff, that pint will be packing a punch."

It is pretty shitty that you would give a negative to someone that is trying to understand you, and offering intelligent advice.

HHMMMM...do you think we will miss you?

OOHHHH! You have uhh...uhhh...motor with fancy stuff....OOOUUUU!!!! Does that pay the bills?

You said:
"Why you ask, because its fun I love it."
Then cough up the bucks to those that got you in this mess...uhh...don't have sex.
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Friday, February 9th, 2007 AT 7:38 PM

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