Service & Repair Explanation:
Remove the Honda spark plugs and spark plug wires. Some new vehicles do not have spark plug wires, only a coil mounted on top of the spark plug. Perform a compression test as necessary. Replace the Honda spark plugs and spark plug wires as needed (if equipped). If the engine is equipped with a distributor cap and rotor, inspect these components for signs of wear and arcing. Replace any worn or damaged component. If the vehicle is equipped with a distributor, inspect the points and condenser and replace them as needed. Set the ignition dwell if applicable. Adjust the idle speed, ignition timing and idle mixture if applicable. Note that these adjustments are not required on many late model vehicles. Test drive the vehicle to verify proper engine performance.
Why is the service or repair important?
The efficiency and performance of your engine depends upon it remaining in proper running order. The Honda spark plugs, ignition wires, distributor caps, ignition rotors, distributor points, and condenser (all parts that wear out over time) require periodic replacement. If any of these parts are worn out or damaged, it can have a negative effect on the way that your engine runs. A rough running engine that is out of tune will also have excessive tailpipe emissions, and will often fail a state emissions test and inspection. An engine with excessive emissions also runs the risk of damaging the oxygen sensors and the catalytic converter.
Advantages & Benefits
Keeping your Honda engine tuned properly is essential to long engine life and good fuel economy. An engine that is well maintained will provide you good, reliable service for many years.