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Old 01-10-2008, 06:28 PM
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i have an '86 accord 2.2l bbl. im considering on swithching from a carb to fuel injected
and i was wondering what would be the best choice>

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Old 01-10-2008, 06:35 PM
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correction to engine size.

1986 Accord: 2.0L(1955cc), BS, 2bbl, SOHC 12-valve

 
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if the 86 was available in fuel injected it's going to take some work but it's possible.... Why do you want to switch it?
 
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Old 01-10-2008, 06:40 PM
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im having some idle and high rev problems with the carb. it wants to stall while driving down the road
 
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After my 81 civic sat for a while I had similar issues, I just ran a few bottles of carb cleaner through the gas, replaced spark plugs, cap, rotor, and wires and it smoothed right out...

May or may not solve your issues but if it hasn't been done in a while then you may as well start with things that need to be done regardless of what you do....
 
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i've replaced the cap, rotor, plugs and wires. and it still does the same thing.
i have carb cleaner and i've used that but it just makes it smoke really bad.

would a fuel injection be a better option than the carb?
 
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I like injection better than carburators, but swapping would be a tremendous big job. If you're looking for an excuse to upgrade, go for it.

But it's so much easier to overhaul the carb.
 
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thats what i have heard but what are the differences between the two? Is injection better than a carb, or vice-versus?
 
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im having some idle and high rev problems with the carb. it wants to stall while driving down the road
Talk about using a shotgun to kill a mosquitto!!

To answer your other question, injection is in principle superior to carburetion. Does this mean you should convert your car to injection? IMO the answer is a definite no. Assuming there are no other issues with the motor (and if there are injection won't fix it), all you should do is either rebuild the carb or fit an exchange carb (if you can find one). If your carb is really sick you might find a good one at a wreckers.

The easiest way to fit injection would be to fit an entire engine that is already injected (plus all the bits and pieces that go with it), converting your existing engine will be a huge amount of work and cost more in the long run, and the result is unlikely to be as good. It would be way cheaper to convert the existing carb to a Weber or some other performance carb than to convert to injection, and the result if properly sorted would likely be better.
 
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