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Intermittent starting issues


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so the civic has been good for 7000 miles since top end rebuild, in till the other day where I driven half a mile down the road developed a misfire, after investigation changed plugs dizzy cap and rota, when I took the cap of and found the rota arm screw loose an stuck to the magnet in the distributor, so all put back together and done a oil change,

now the car is intermittent on starting and once it is starting it’s fine but doesn’t seem to be using vtech and a slight rasp coming from the exhaust at high revs. 
any advice grateful 

thanks 

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On 2/6/2021 at 11:28 AM, Jimbo714 said:

Hi... 

so the civic has been good for 7000 miles since top end rebuild, in till the other day where I driven half a mile down the road developed a misfire, after investigation changed plugs dizzy cap and rota, when I took the cap of and found the rota arm screw loose an stuck to the magnet in the distributor, so all put back together and done a oil change,

now the car is intermittent on starting and once it is starting it’s fine but doesn’t seem to be using vtech and a slight rasp coming from the exhaust at high revs. 
any advice grateful 

thanks 

Hi Jim. Is this a 1.5 sport, or a 1.4 or 1.6? If 1.4, it doesn't have vtec. When the starting issue arises, is it when the engine is stone cold, or after it's up to normal operating temp? It's hard to determine from the symptoms you've listed, but more than likely it's electrical (and possibly still something to do with the dizzy)

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Need to update your profile bit lol. Intermittent starting could be the ignitor in the dizzy. My mb6 suffered this, although it was usually once she was up to temp.

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