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83 Civic 110k no power

This 80 civic with 110K is a new car to me. It failed smog. NOx was three times too high and timing was off (retarded) by 20 degrees. Took it to a shop I trusted and had the carb rebuilt and timing...
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Thanks Bob. I was going to take the vac module...

Thanks Bob. I was going to take the vac module off but one of the screws you mentioned is difficult to get to. Can I determine if the vac module is working correctly by simply slipping the advance...
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Vacuum Advance Stuck, 80 civic - how do I free it

The vac advance in my 80 civic is stuck. It holds a vacuum per the gauge. But doesn't advance when applying a vacuum. I used a screwdriver and was able to move it back and forth but it feels gummed...
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Thanks everyone for the insights. I'll let you...

Thanks everyone for the insights. I'll let you know how it turns out.
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Wow, you guys are looking out for the good of the...

Wow, you guys are looking out for the good of the community thanks for the homework on the cost/benefit. In fact, that's the question I'm asking myself. At the same time, I intend to post it on ebay...
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Thanks for taking the time to hook me up with the...

Thanks for taking the time to hook me up with the link to timing know-how.

Will a cheap timing light suffice?

Thanks.
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Yeah, I was wondering about that. If I buy the...

Yeah, I was wondering about that. If I buy the cheapest timing light will it get the job done. Also, do I just hook it up and time it according to the specs on the tag under the hood. Or, do I need...
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The timing spec is under the hood and I will set...

The timing spec is under the hood and I will set it according to spec.

The car does run good when cruising, but when stopped it idles poorly and often dies. Would this point to the carb?

Also,...
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Overheating, 83 Honda

My honda has just over 100k and it's overheating. It does ok when cruising but slowly overheats in traffic or when stopped. The fan kicks on when the gauge reaches 3/4 and the fan runs until the...
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I took it to a repair shop. The guy was...

I took it to a repair shop. The guy was recommended and seemed honest. They hooked it up to their machine and said I needed to have the carb rebuilt. I asked if it could possibly be the timing and he...
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The cooling fan kicks on when the gauge is 3/4 up...

The cooling fan kicks on when the gauge is 3/4 up and runs until guage is 1/2 up, then repeats. Car does ok when driving, long as not stop and go.

Any thoughts on a clogged passage in the...
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Posted By joepapa

Failed Smog. 83 Civic, 115K, Hi NOX

Thanks beforehand!
This vehicle is new to me and, unfortunately, I do not know the history.

Emissions results: 15mph/25mph: HC 18/15, CO 0/0, NOx 1763/1621
Also failed: Ignition timing: 10 ATDC...
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