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The 'worst case scenario' that I can think of is this. Your spark plugs become fouled because the motor ran too rich and the bike doesn't start. You would need to remove the spark plugs and clean them with a carb or brake cleaner and re-install them. Don't worry about your vehicle. It's fine.


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It will not damage the engine at all. All that will happen is that it will run richer, thus using more fuel. If you did it for thousands of miles you'd probably end up with more deposits in the engine/exhaust, but even that is easy to sort.


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Stop going to that mechanic IMMEDIATELY. He's telling half-truths (which is how communists come to power). Tyre rotation has nothing to do with tyre pressures. Your tyres lose pressure because they either have a slow leak, or you like driving fast over bumps. Rotating them will only make the problem appear on another wheel. You can reinflate your tyres ...


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Rotating your tyres won't fix a low pressure, you have to pump them up for that! I can't see any reason why rotating them would help with a persistent pressure loss (slow puncture) either - the only fix for that is to remove the culprit tyre, clean the rim and re-mount it. It might, however, be that they are due for rotation anyway? If your mechanic is ...


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Not sure if this really answers your question, but I thought I'd give it a shot. There is an electronic circuit between your fuel tank and the gauge. This circuitry does nothing more than reading the voltage coming from your fuel tank level sensor and sending this voltage to your gauge. This voltage should be stabilised by a regulator. This circuitry might ...


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Does the accelerate happen consistently/all the time within a particular speed range e.g. 40-50 miles/hr? If so, you might have a bad axle.


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Many Honda vehicles of that age have "hot restart" problem due to a faulty fuel relay. The relay is usually inside the cabin, under the dash (I have no experience on the Accord, though). It should at least be possible to test if you have access to the relay. Examples: Civic relay video Honda relay video (Relay portion starts after about 5:30 on the second ...


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Rotate the engine so the timing hashes on the VMS cam gear are straight up. Ensure piston #1 is at TDC by checking on the timing mark on the crank pulley is lined up with the mark on the timing cover. There are four marks on the timing cover. Use the one to the right (by itself): It should look like this when aligned: Now go back to your timing gear. ...


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I think the biggest issue that your are potentially having is the aftermarket cam sprocket. The stock sprocket has an UP mark with to horizontal markers that you align to the valve cover surface. Hope this helps, best of luck.


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I would suggest that the original problem was not the use of E10 (the vast majority of all gas sold in the US is E10 fuel due to federal mandate), but rather you received a ration of bad gas which probably had water in it, or was old gas (had been sitting for a while without new gas infused in the mix). I don't think there are any remnants of the bad gas in ...


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This is unrelated to the use of E10. Almost all, if not all modern vehicles can use E10. Concentrations above 10% Ethanol, E15 for example can cause problems in cars not designed for it. What you are describing is a misfire, and it's likely cause is in the ignition side. Spark plugs, wires, etc. Check for history codes, if your check engine light was ...


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The problem is with the connection. You have either not tightened the strap enough, there is something there keeping the electricity from flowing (corrosion), or both. Take both straps off of the battery and ensure they are completely clean. You can do this by using a small brush and water to clean the crud off. Replace the straps on the battery (assuming ...


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Relays are little micro-switches with electromagnetic actuators that make the mechanical action of switching. This electromagnet needs a continuous solid ground connection to work consistently. The ground leg on the relay relies on its pole connector to make complete connection to the ground circuit of the relay/fuse board that holds all these plugged in ...


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See if it's leaking from the end of a hose, you can cut it and put the clamp back on the remaining end. If it's leaking from the radiator. 40 bucks and 30 minutes of work. If the head gasket is cracked, and you are leaking coolant from the water jackets that go up the motor to cool it, into say oil jackets, or even cyllinders, well, replace your head gasket. ...


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I cannot tell you exactly which one it is, but the car itself will tell you (if it exists). Here is what the under hood fuse box looks like: It is located on the driver's side of the car right next to the strut tower. You can see on the inside of the lid of the fuse box that there is a diagram which tells you what is for what. The relays are the black ...


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If it's white smoke, you can pretty much be guaranteed it is burning coolant. If you smell it and it has that sweet smell to it, be assured that's what it is. Do the compression test, but I doubt its the rings. Like was said in the comments: White smoke = coolant Blue smoke = oil Black smoke = incomplete combustion The IAC will have nothing to do with ...


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When the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) has been reported on, do the following: Connect the SCS Service Connector to Service Check Connector as shown. (The 2P Service Check Connector is located under the dash on the passenger side of the car.) Turn the Ignition Switch on. Note the Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC): The MIL indicates a code by the length ...


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Ok, what you have is a bad o-ring on the suction side of the pump. This allows the pump to suck air when the engine is on. Honda has a updated o-ring for about $1.00 this is easy to change and will keep the reservoir from foaming up and spewing p/s fluid out from the cap.


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This sounds to me like deceleration fuel cutoff, which is a design feature. I'm having trouble finding a good link to describe it right now, but the idea is that when you take your foot off the gas pedal, the fuel supply to the engine is cut off completely. You may feel a slight jerk since the engine goes from supplying a small amount of acceleration to ...


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The camera's red/black cable is the power cable; the black wire goes to a ground (any metallic part of the chassis will do), and the red wire goes to a +12V that will be powered whenever you want to use the camera, so connecting it to the reverse lights, but you can also connect it to anything powered when you turn on the ignition if you don't mind it being ...


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There is a huge pile of information about tire sizing around the internet. I'll attempt to summarize its application here. Tires have 3 numbers, which work together to describe the tire's size. The first number is the section width, the second number is the sidewall ratio and the third number is the rim diameter. Section Width The section width is the ...


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Most donut spares are a smaller diameter than the original tire. If the vehicle has a donut spare this is smaller in diameter then I wouldn't consider it to be a metric of consideration. My recommendation would be to retain that diameter. I think the only relevant piece to this is, if you have a greater width of tire, will it fit in the compartment in ...


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tl; dr You can run it, but there is a cost. You'd need to double check to ensure the rotations per mile (RPM) are almost/nearly the same (if not exactly). If it's off by more than a few percentage, you are going to have a problem with your anti-lock brakes (ABS) throwing codes on you. If you run a mis-matched donut on the front, you will have issues with ...


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I have exactly the same issues. I have been struggling with it over a year. Since I am not the one usually using he car, it has taken a while to get this far and it is increasing the frequency of ocurrence. Just moments ago I found these links helpful and will try them next week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8UulxbmJJA ...



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