I live in Florida. Very humid. Car has 150,000 miles on it. Once the vehicle has been sitting over night or a few hours it cranks for a long period of time. Once the engine turns over it sputters and I smell raw gasoline, some smoke. I have to keep pressure on the accelerator to keep the car running or it dies. Once the engine "clears" it runs fine, shifts smoothly, idles steady. The car has had a recent tune-up: new spark plug wires / plugs, oil change, new distributor.
Rough cold start ( not cold weather - cold engine ) on 1994 Honda Civic del Sol
by Delsoul in Gainesville, FL on June 22, 2011
ANSWER by Superbob on June 27, 2011
If you smell raw fuel from the exhaust, I'd suspect that you have one or more leaking fuel injectors allowing fuel to flood the cylinders and wet the plugs. Find a Honda specialist. If you want to find a specialist, here's our directory link for you: https://repairpal.com/directory?address=32605&car_brand_names=Honda