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Engine missing and lose of power, but the car is still drive-able. For now.

(1992 Honda Prelude)
in Hillsville, VA on August 22, 2012
i have a 92 prelude with a 2.3 dohc engine. It has 190000 miles on it. My problem started with when i had to slow down fast or come to all most a stop. When i began to give the car more gas it has no power and acts as if it wants to die. I then would feather the gas and it would pick back up, and run fine. This only happen off and on for a couple of weeks. Yesterday this happened again but now there is a miss in the engine and now it has less power and feels as if it has a slight miss when running at speed. It runs a little better once the engine warms up good. I have changed the plugs, plug wires and fuel filter. None of this helped. I can't get a diagnostic test done for a few days. Thanks for any help.
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on August 23, 2012
Did old fuel filter have any water or trash in it?
Old filter is a good place to ckeck fuel. That quick stop COULD have sent
water to trough fuel system.Just a thought. I say its fuel related,may try injector cleaner.
on August 29, 2012
check your other post
on August 30, 2012
Diesel fuel in tank? Ha.Ha.
on September 05, 2012
That's NOT fun.....oh wait a minute ...yes it is . And also another possibility -someone did mention to take a fuel sample.
on September 05, 2012
I wonder what ever happened on that other deal? You know the one i mean.
on August 23, 2012
While I agree that it could be fuel related, there remains the possibility that it is an air flow issue. Due to age and mileage, it could be a fouled and failing catalytic converter. Does your vechicle have a tendency to stutter when sitting at a light, or under hard acceleration it loses power or losing power while traveling up a grade? Check tailpipe for very hot exhaust or intermittent flow.
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