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can you tell me the mileage on the car.
was the tune up parts factory or after market ?
where did you buy the distributor from honda ?
ok does the car seem like it miss's when driving like a bad plug?
do you still have all the stock parts ? like the wires ?
can you tell me the last time the valves were adjusted ?
yes the car seems like it misses when driving like a bad plug, no I do not have all the stock parts, none of them, don't know when the valves were changed just purchased the car last week.
ok well i would start with isolating the cylinder in question.
while the car is running you can remove 1 plug wire from the cylinder head at a time and see if you can locate the cylinder that does not get affected much by pulling the wire.
you should not get shocked as long as you dont pull the wire all the way out.
the cylinder that is affected will narrow it down to a bad spark plug bad wire or tight valves.
have you done a compression test yet ?
ok by him spraying something on the intake does not mean it needs a engine . the intake is very hot and anything sprayed on it will evaporate like what your describing.
how long has this been going on.
you replaced all these parts and you still have the same problem .
since you have the scanner can you see if their is a code stored please.
also did you check the intake tube for anything disconnected ?
yes please their should be something going on with this.
im wondering if the distributor when installed the timing was not set ?
What do you have to do to set the timing? Then I can tell you if he did it. He did check and see if the distributor and hoses all matched up to the cylinders, here are the codes from auto zone: PO 300 cylinder misfire detected, probable cause , fuel system concern, ignition system,,NAF sensor faulty, retin sensor faulty, blocked intake or exhaust, cylinder number 1 misfire detected, vacum leak affecting on cylinder, engine mechanical condition..PO 301 and PO 302 same senerio
ok so the problem is most likely in the #1 cylinder so it could be a bad plug or a bad wire. have you inspected the spark plugs.
see the problem here is we need to recheck all the work that has been done so i can make sure nothing was over looked.is thier a sensor on the top of the air filter housing ?
if you had a bad engine the compression would show that.
the problem you have is not a bad engine but a bad part or tight valves.
if you remove the plugs you will be able to see if the gap is 0.43" or 1.1mm and if the plugs are oil or fuel fouled.
ok let me know what happens i would like to make sure we nail this problem.
are you going to adjust the valves your self ?
very nice my hat off to you for making the attempt and wanting to learn or at least be informed and your on pace with the mechanics. kudos to you .