Engine & Internal Chat about beefing up your engine's insides here.

Super rich cold start

  #1  
Old 09-11-2017, 02:32 PM
'89 Accord LX's Avatar
Newest Of Newbies
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Southeast Kansas
Posts: 33
Question Super rich cold start

My '89 accord has been running fine for a couple months now. But now anytime i start it after it sets for at least a hour it runs really rich for a few minutes then its fine. Anyone have any thoughts? I just don't want to wash out my cylinder walls.
 

Last edited by '89 Accord LX; 09-11-2017 at 02:37 PM.
  #2  
Old 09-17-2017, 11:21 AM
poorman212's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Youngsville, NC
Posts: 11,818
Default

What was it doing before - wondering if related?

Does it seem to be choke related or is there "gas" getting into the carb when it sits?
 
  #3  
Old 09-23-2017, 03:44 PM
'89 Accord LX's Avatar
Newest Of Newbies
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Southeast Kansas
Posts: 33
Default

I figured out the problem but forgot to post. My head gasket started to leak around cylinder #3 after I blew a hole in the thermostat bybass coolant hose. I tried a product called K-seal to try and fix it, so I poured the 8oz bottle into the radiator and drove it around for about 20 mins and that was almost a week ago... now it starts fine when cold and runs like it used to again . I'm honestly surprised it worked
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Hancock0
General Tech Help
4
11-04-2011 02:52 PM
Mikkos21
Engine & Internal
1
10-20-2009 04:04 PM
priscilla2237
General Tech Help
6
08-01-2007 01:20 PM
mbo1985
Nitrous, Super Chargers, & Turbos
14
04-24-2006 09:31 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Super rich cold start


Advertising

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.