Mechanic Special 2000 Honda Civic
I recently picked up this 2000 Honda Civic from the Pull-A-Part in Indianapolis Indiana. I needed a replacement engine and transmission for my oldest sons 1999 Honda Civic. Apparently he overheated it badly, so I decided to replace his engine as well as his slipping transmission.
I didn’t quite get what I needed as you’ll see in the video, but I think this is a great walkthrough on diagnosing a misfire in an engine. I take you through my process from power balance to a quick cylinder leak down test to find the cause of the problem. You can use these skills on any engine to find the cause of a problem like this.
I might use this car for something in the future, but for now, I just need to get my oldest sons car back on the road, but don’t be surprised if you see this car again at some point. BTW I’m calling it #ETCGJohnWick.
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Compression Tester: https://www.jbtools.com/cta-tools-2012-universal-compression-tester/
Leak Down Tester: https://www.jbtools.com/lang-tools-clt-2pb-cylinder-leak-test-gauge/
First Time Towing with Dads Truck: https://youtu.be/kI0jCh5X2gs
How To Perform a Power Balance Test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAOmUjAjNjE
How To Perform a Compression Test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_tbksFYhl4
How To Perform a Leak Down Test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgrfT0LFMhc&t=58s
How To Find TDC the Easy Way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2sA-q7_FtQ
How To Diagnose Exhaust Restrictions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-jp1IIJVVk
ETCG Gets a 1999 Honda Civic for $500: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCYQP1bhnWk&t=13s
How Much Should a Cheap Reliable Car Cost?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClhvKKV7CbE&t=364s
The Pull-A-Part Challenge Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb6rMccSH4s&t=797s
The Pull-A-Part Challenge Episode 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtwBNQyZu38&t=4s
The Pull-A-Part Challenge Episode 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu4V9I8i6mU&t=4s
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