1988 Honda CRX 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 175, 00 miles
my 88 crx will start up and run great, untill turned off. It does not matter what length of time -2 seconds to an hour- the car was running, it will not start back up UNLESS I unplug injectors (2 or all 4). When the car is started without any number of injectors it will not, no mater what, go over 4,000 rpm and will run a little rough between 3 and 4 thousand. When the car starts up on its own it fires up with no problem and runs perfectly for however long I am driving it. It has full power and full rpms.I have already replaced all spark plugs(new platinum series), injectors, distributor (factory new), fuel filter (factory new), and main relay(factory new). The only error code I have left on my ecu is code 6 (coolant temp). The car has an aftermarket fan and radiator that I blame that error code on. For the injectors, I purchased 4 from a junkyard, took the ones on my car off, soaked them all in chemtool (fuelsystem cleaner) and picked out the four best and put them back on the car (made sure the check all gaskets on them) The car's performance greatly increased. However, still will not start after turned off. The engine is a jdm d15b (not the American version aka d15b1-7, it is a flat d15b) When unplugging injectors, after a failed start, the engine will fire with NO injectors (will die out 1 or 2 seconds later), so I am getting fuel into the cylinder and have spark. I have checked for spark and I have spark every time. The car always turns over, just does not start, so I doubt it is the starter. As far as when it will start on its own- for sure every 2 hours, not sure about less. I was, at some point, able to start the vehicle by turning it over, removing the old main relay, turning it over again, and putting the main relay back on. After that, it would turn over, sound like it was starving for fuel (id rev it up), it would burn some oil out the tailpipe, and run great. (It stopped working and I replaced the main relay). I do live in phx, AZ, and it does get over 100 degrees. Also, a few weeks ago (before injectors and main relay, the car would not start AT ALL during the hot parts of the day. When I bought the car a month ago it had problems going over 3,000 rpms (the seller had a distributor line off) but would start every time no problem. I did not start replacing parts untill it started to not start after being driven.
have the same problem?
Friday, June 25th, 2010 AT 9:25 PM