My 89 Honda Civic 1.5l dont put out the power it should?

Asked by Jul 31, 2011 at 10:19 AM about the 1989 Honda Civic DX Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Its not putting out the power it should? Ive replaced Fuel Pump,Fuel Filter,Brakes,Brakelines,Valve Cover Gasket,Spark Plugs,Spark Plug Hoses,Timings Good,Exhaust Manifold. What would make it drag and bog in first and second gear?

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4,695

get a compression check done on all the cylinders to see if you're losing compression. and what do you mean by "timings"?

165

Check out your breather elements. Your air filter. Maybe a new intake would solve the problem. I recommend an AEM short ram intake.

4,695

do you have the firing order right on your spark plugs?

515

i would get a compression test you could even do it yourself buy a compression test guage and if all is good i would get the injectors cleaned or replace them Displacement : 1,493 cc (91.1 cu in) Bore and Stroke : 75 × 84.5 mm (3.0 × 3.33 in) Rod Length : 134 mm Compression : 9.2:1 Power : 92 hp (68.6 kW, 93.3 PS) at 6,000 rpm Torque : 88 ft·lbf (12.2 kg/m, 119 Nm) at 4,500 rpm Valvetrain : SOHC (4 valves per cylinder) Cam Gear : 38 tooth Piston Code : PM3 Fuel Control : OBD-O DPFI and OBD-1 MPFI Redline : 6,500 rpm, 7,200 rpm rev limiter Head Code : PM5 ECU Code: PM5/P04

3,635

Is it blowing white smoke Blown head Gskt possible is it bubbling at rad cap

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