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On my way home this morning I got off the interstate & I just happen to get into 1st & 2nd gear a little bit rev'd out to about 7,500.... after that I hit 5th & just cruised down number 11 at 55mph. Well shortly after that I noticed my car was missing... So as I am attempting to pull this small hill to pull off in a parking lot my car just dies. I pop the hood & notice my #4 spark plug wire had came completely off the distributor.... so I reconnect it then try to start the car... nothing happens. I don't have a compression tester near by right now so I just wanted to get some input from some other honda fellows.


Blown head gasket?


& could I just skip resurfacing the head seeing how the car didnt overheat? & It seems to still be mated to the block as nicely & super clean










If it matter's its just a b16 motor with CTR pistons running low boost with OEM head gasket.... yes its been tuned




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Turned out to be ignition coil :thumbup: Thanks guys
 

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i know nothing about hondas, but ive had similar issues with cars before and its been something simple in the ignition system ... so it could just be a coincidence - i would definitely clean things up and get it running, check for typical BHG symptoms like coolant/oil mixing, smoking, and whatnot before diagnosing it

also, sometimes you can get away with just a new HG, sometimes the head and/or block surface is screwed up - you wont know until you see it .... and you probably cant tell by eye, so if you have a dial indicator you can find out real quick
 

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Probably something in the ignition, I would test that first.. Honda doesn't have the best dizzys...
 

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I may get lucky & it be just a fried distributor even tho thats alot more then a new head gasket but easier to change on the other hand
 

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check the dizzy. i have multiple cases where if i pulled the spark plug wire while the car was on..the distributor will mess up afterwords.the wire could of touched with something while it came out causing the ignitor/coil to go out.just test it for spark..then you automatically know.
 

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SiRWagg said:
Probably something in the ignition, I would test that first.. Honda doesn't have the best dizzys...
thats what i would try as well. Ive has that happen plenty of times where it be running like a champ then jst act a fool and die and it turn out to be a coil or something
 

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honda distributor FTL ya thats what i would look at first dont sound like a head problem to me
 

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It sounds more like something simple. If it was a Headgasket B i woudl get the head resurfaced just to be safe man. It may not look it at all but it can be off a tad. It doesnt cost most to get a machin shop to do it eaither.
 
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