View Full Version : idle/carb isues

06-05-2013, 06:44 AM
not sure what the deal is with the 89 prelude I just bought aside from it sitting for a year and having "a little trouble idling" the thing is it goes and goes well I just can't take my foot off the gas (even to shift gears) without it conking out. I have no idea what i'm looking at with the carb. i'm not familiar with the dual carb set up. any help on how to adjust it or what else I should look over would be super appreciated

06-05-2013, 07:01 PM
Start with a thorough carb cleaning with a spray type cleaner. An idle speed adjustment couldn't hurt either. I can't say how to do it on yours, but Honda usually makes the idle speed adjustment pretty obvious, like a big, fat, plastic knob sticking out from under the carb or something.

06-06-2013, 05:43 AM
thank you. just had someone come look at my beastie and we discovered it's misfiring on two cylinders so we'll do a compression check later today to see if the valves are dead, if all goes well i'll definitely give the carb a super clean.