93 Civic weird gas mileage and power loss

Discussion in 'Civic' started by rickylowary, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. rickylowary

    rickylowary Guest

    Well, it's me again. Just as a refresher, I have a 93 civic lx 1.5L
    16 valve engine with 200k miles. I recently replaced my distributor
    with one I got from a 92 civic lx from the yard. Ever since then I
    have had this weird power loss when trying to accelerate. It goes
    from 0 to about 40 mph..it almost feels like it is bogged down or
    something. Any ideas? Also, my fuel gage will drop from full to half
    a tank when i travel only 100 miles, but the rest of the tank will get
    200 miles or better..leaving me with around 300 miles to the tank. Is
    this a sending unit problem?

    Thanks again,
    rickylowary, Aug 2, 2008
  2. rickylowary

    jim beam Guest

    how did you set the ignition timing with this "new" distributor? in
    what condition is the distributor cap and rotor arm? did you assemble
    with sweaty fingers?
    jim beam, Aug 2, 2008
  3. rickylowary

    rickylowary Guest

    Well when I pulled my old distributor off I marked where the rotor was
    originally. I compared the new one to the old one and moved the rotor
    to match. However, when I went to put it on, the slots were
    completely different...i thought i had no choice but to make them
    match, so i did. i guess this has me thinking that my timing may be a
    little off and need adjusting..The cap and rotor arm were in excellent
    condition also. It was rather hot outside that day so i'm sure my
    fingers were a little sweaty

    rickylowary, Aug 2, 2008
  4. rickylowary

    jim beam Guest

    that's not good. the timing signal it's sending your engine computer is
    probably wrong. you need to get the correct distributor. there's a
    code number stamped into the body - mine is "TD-01U" - your old one will
    be similar format. you need another distributor exactly the same as the
    jim beam, Aug 2, 2008
  5. rickylowary

    rickylowary Guest

    yea the numbers check out for my distributors, TD-41U. i'm guessing
    the timing it out of whack so I will readjust it in a few days. any
    idea of what is goin on with the gas gauge?

    rickylowary, Aug 3, 2008
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