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Just bought a crx si 1989 umm just wondering if anyone knows why it feels like its gona konk out when i put my foot down, in a gear its been comfortable in, if i drop back down a gear its fine and once its revs are up I can change into the higher gear easily and all, it goes really fast its doch fuel injected1600

any replys would be much appreciated
 

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welcome.

What engine does the car have in it? if its a dohc 1.6 then its been swapped out. The U.S. model crx's only came with a sohc 1.6.

If it is swapped then the o2 sensor may not be right. My old dohc B16 had 2 o2 sensors and I wired them backwards. It caused a bogging and hesitation when i floored it.

It could be a number of things like the distributor, timing, bad gas if its sat for a while. It might just need a good tune up too.
 

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ya it realy depends on what engine u have in it give us some more info on what u got in it would be nice
 

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It is a doch 1.6 umm It may not be a us car as I am in New Zealand.
Thought it may be spark plugs but dosn't appear to be. So how do I check if its a o2 sensor?
 

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Your motor is a B16A if it is truly a DOHC 1.6 Liter engine. I would just recommend taking it to a shop and getting a tune up to begin with. That would consist of:
  • New sparkplugs
    New sparkplug wires
    New distributor cap and rotor
    Oil change (w/ a new oil filter obviously)
    New air filter for your intake box
Even if that doesn't cure your problems it is something that should be done anyhow. If that doesn't help. Then looked into a clogged catalytic convertor (that's in your exhaust system, pretty much right under where you sit). The o2 sensor can always cause issues. Typically if the o2 sensor is shot, you'll get an intermittent check engine light. It'll pop on after driving for a few minutes, but then go away by the time you start the car next.
 

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yea, they were another country Japan didn't leave in the dark on performance models... so they got the SiR too
 
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