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what usually makes the tach jump around all funny?and wheres the wire for it?
 

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jlicrx said:
jumping tach is sometimes caused by a faulty igniter - the tach signal wire is the blue wire in the 2-wire connector at the distributor
whats an igniter???i have had the engine just shut down on me, so maybe thats related???
 

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is it replacable? lik an outa parts store???im sure its whats wrong cus this has been going on for a long time with the tach and the car has just died on me 2 times outa the blue and then started up a few minutes later
 

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jlicrx said:
the igniter is in the distributor and acts as a switch to control current flow through the coil - bad igniter will cause car to just die

can i switch mine with the one inside the jdm zc distributor, it looks the same but the distributors are diff... the jdm/ si eqiv has 2 extra wires and wont run on my ecu, so i just wanna switch em, its gonna be hard to tell it solves the prob cus the car rarely suts down, and only shudders now and then
 

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i switched em seems ok but now i have white foamy airbubbles in my radiator, is this a bad head gasket??
 

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Just swap the coil. Notorious weak link in the Honda. The first indication your coil is bad is the tach jumping. Bubbles can be from everything from a leaky hoseclamp to a blown headgasket or just simply you had the radiator cap off and the coolant circulating churns around quickly creating your bubbles. Check your coolant level - run it - let it cool - check the level again. If there is anything gone, your hgasket may be suspect. You will find that a blown intake gasket will present some of the same symptoms as a headgasket.
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festivagt said:
Just swap the coil. Notorious weak link in the Honda. The first indication your coil is bad is the tach jumping. Bubbles can be from everything from a leaky hoseclamp to a blown headgasket or just simply you had the radiator cap off and the coolant circulating churns around quickly creating your bubbles. Check your coolant level - run it - let it cool - check the level again. If there is anything gone, your hgasket may be suspect. You will find that a blown intake gasket will present some of the same symptoms as a headgasket.hows that with the intake gasket, u might be onto sumthing here u do mean where it bolts to the head right, hows that gonna put air a white foam in the system, it comes out of the bleeder valve on the top hose and with the raidiator cap off, there shouldnt be air in it though

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how is that with the intake gasket, u might be onto sumthing here u do mean where it bolts to the head right, hows that gonna put air a white foam in the system, it comes out of the bleeder valve on the top hose and with the raidiator cap off, there shouldnt be air in it though. i gotta know for sure cus i gotta pull the motor to exchange it from where i bought it and id feel dumb if its fine and i reswap it with another motor!!!!
 

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tach no longer jumps so problem has been solved i just hope my coil isnt bad too, so im driving around with a spare dizzy in my trunk incase my car shuts down again and wont start, ill just switch coils on the spot :D
 
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