View Full Version : 1985 civic

04-09-2010, 10:19 PM
hey guys. my woman's mom has a 85 civic that she wants me to get running and out of her garage. it was put in there about 5 years ago with nothing wrong with it. i drained the gas and put new gas in it, and can get it to start for about 30 seconds - 1 min when i put gas in the carb but then it dies, did it plenty of times to let anything cycle though. any other things i should be looking at?

04-11-2010, 01:52 AM
have you checked the plugs, got a new fuel filter, and changed the oil?

04-11-2010, 01:56 AM
it will need a tune-up/flush.. flush all the fluids gas, oil, trans(maybe) new plugs, wires, oil filter, check the battery it may need charged/changed out.

04-11-2010, 02:20 AM
to just get it to run, check ignition fuel and air/fuel mixture. Odds are it will be tough at first. play with the choke without putting fuel in the carb.

04-11-2010, 02:23 AM
It has varnish throughout the fuel system. The reason it dies after a minute is because the carb is all gunked up inside. Replace the fuel filter to start with, also check the plugs, and so on.