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1991 Honda Civic Question: i am not sure if it needs a tune up

 

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tonica671, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Lacey, WA, February 07, 2011, 21:28
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this car was running rather good only that you need to put oil when you drive for like 20 miles, only when my son drove to his work which is 34.4 miles from where we live and i guess he didn't check or put oil before he drove the 34.4 miles back home, he said that about 5 miles before he reached our house the car was showing sign of being drained out the head lights became dim, when he steps on the gas pedal to speed up it was like it went slow then it is like its oxygen opened up and moved a little faster, but then still driving it around it would start up and the engine sounds like it is congested and the exhaust has the strong smell of gasoline, and then now it is choking when you are taking of and slow up a small hill and on a stop lite, when we step on the gas pedal because it sounds and feels like it is gonna die out, you smell that strong gasoline mixed with exhaust smell

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    Visitor, February 10, 2011, 01:42

    Sounds like you might have an ignition issue which is cause the gasoline to not fully burn, I would most likely get a tune up.

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