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Old 04-01-2014, 06:06 PM
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Dyno testing/turning locations?

Hey wassup, I been in Michigan for a while now. I am driving a 97 lude. I was wondering if anyone could make some good turning shop suggestions? I'm interested in it getting the car dyno tuned, etc. Also, I'm new to this world so I don't really know much about tuning. I bought my car with a vafc installed an I have no idea how to tune it. I would really to get a professional opinion on the matter.

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My inspection sticker is outdated. Currently I'm getting a misfire code on all 4 cylinders and a knock sensor code. Any fix suggestions would be great. I have tried spark plugs, spark wires and distributor rotor. I'm thinking it might be the cap but it has a protruding node on the inside that makes it hard to replace with a new cap. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Dyno testing/turning locations?

Tuning shop*

Check local car forums.


Apexi units don't do much, really not worth the time.

Just misfire codes and knock sensor? No other codes?

First off, stop driving the car with a knock sensor code.
Check to see if the knock sensor is damaged - it breaks easily if knocked when doing an oil change....

misfire could be EGR related. Clean the valve and the ports.


protruding piece preventing you from installing a new cap? Post a photo. There's no reason you shouldn't be able to replace it unless you have a damaged or aftermarket distributor.
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Re: Dyno testing/turning locations?

I can't avoid driving the car. I just finally started working an can't afford to not go to work.

What kind of damage am I looking at if I keep driving the car?

There is also a p1399 which is supposedly a multi misfire code.

I will try to post a few pics tomorrow after work.

I don't know how to clean those valves.
I will try to youtube it.
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Re: Dyno testing/turning locations?

egr valve is on the intake manifold - really easy to do.

ports are a little involved...

multiple misfire needs to be addressed... as well as that knock code. if the knock sensor is broken- you will be fine for a little, but expect the car to go into limp mode either way


have you checked the sparkplugs yet?
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Re: Dyno testing/turning locations?

Yea I did..my spark plugs git changed 1700 miles ago. My spark wires got swapped 300 miles ago. My distributor rotor got swapped at least 700 miles ago. This all based on my current mileage which I estimate is at 104, 300. The previous owner did a engine swap with a bad dash that is stuck so I have to manually track the mileage for now.


I attached pics of my distributor cap. If u look closely at the bottom. Their is an hump in between the bottom to plugs. Inside the cap is a cone like plug of sort that fits snuggly into that area. I can't locate a replacement cap like this one so I was thinking about replacing the whole setup.

Also, I think I have a bit of a leak coming out of the engine. It was recommended to get the engine gaskets swapped a while back. I just haven't had the money too.
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Re: Dyno testing/turning locations?

After poking around, I noticed a code on the dist. Turns out that the previous owner installed a 2000 civic si dist. I'll just get a new cap.

Also inside the cap I found oil. I think I have a slight oil leak and the gasket for the dist cap may be bad.
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Re: Dyno testing/turning locations?

Look at your engine stamp and tell me if it says h22a, h22a1 or h22a4

Also, look at the back side of the engine near the crank pulley and see if there is a 4pin wire connector sticking out.

You have oil in the distributor, that has nothing to do with the cap.

Your current distributor is internal coil. That's the "hump" you called which is not what came standard in your car
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Re: Dyno testing/turning locations?

That looks like an obd1 distributor...


Now that you say your engine was swapped, this makes a whole lot more sense.



Is your motor by chance stamped to the left of the header - just near the transmission timing hole - with an H23 or H22a?


The knock sensor may not even be connected due to the jdm sensor being different than the usdm counterpart.

Figure out which engine you have and we'll take it from there.


edit* damn wireless connection - blake beat me to it -__-
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