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  • #31
    Spoke too soon. It would appear I have ONE last problem to sort out. The engine's power delivery has some problems in the middle of the rev range. It's varies a bit by gear (odd) but between roughly 3000-4500 rpm the engine's power delivery is horrible. Engine is still smooth, otherwise I'd say it feels like it loses a cylinder in that range. Engine feels choked somehow.

    And this ONLY happens after the engine has reached operating temperatures. When the engine is cold this doesn't happen at all. A friend suggested that it could be a clogged EGR valve, but I don't think my GS-R comes equipped with such equipment (based on looking in the factory service manual where it's only listed for the B18A1 engine w/automatic transmission).

    I feel like I'm so close to getting this engine back to running properly. This has to be something minor and simple, yes?

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    • #32
      Hmm, that's tough. I can't think of one specific silver bullet here but the thing that comes to mind is ignition - specifically an issue with the coil or igniter. And you are correct, your car does not have an EGR.
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      • #33
        Shucks, not what I wanted to hear haha. Well given that I just replaced the entire distributor assembly, aren

        EDIT: Wow, trying to post from my phone sucks. It cut off my message both times I tried to fix it.

        What I was trying to say was that both the coil and igniter are located within the distributor assembly, which was 100% replaced with a new unit. Ugh.
        Last edited by DawsonB17A; 19 Feb 2018, 23:54:05.

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        • #34
          Amazing. After all that work there was still something wrong with the car. Took it to a local Honda specialist and the igniter inside my brand new distributor was faulty! Oh FFS, what were the odds of that happening?

          Anyway I'm happy to have all mechanical issues resolved (knock on wood). Just refreshed the exterior with new headlights and a new hood. Up next, removal of AC system (stopped working in 2007) and ABS (stopped working in 2005), then complete suspension overhaul/replacement. Oh, and fixing that damn windshield cowl leak (again).

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