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Sp ... Where Are the Spark Plugs

I know I don't need to know anytime soon but curiosity got the best of me. Under which of the 2 black plastic pieces are the plugs under? Anyone know where I can see a diagram?
 

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it's under the smaller black cover. hope that helps.
 

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That was my guess. Man, spark plug wires sure have changed, I was looking for those relatively fat insulated kind.
 

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jvegas said:
I know I don't need to know anytime soon but curiosity got the best of me. Under which of the 2 black plastic pieces are the plugs under? Anyone know where I can see a diagram?
If you have to ask, or can't figure this out yourself, you shouldn't be under the hood anyway. :roll:
 

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If you have to ask, or can't figure this out yourself, you shouldn't be under the hood anyway. :roll:
Well thats certainly easy to take the swipe. I've done alot under the hoods of cars. I haven't owned a new one since 1993. Even an apparent expert such as yourself would realize how different this one looks to cars/trucks of that era and older. As I said the plug "wires" don't even resemble ones I've seen hence the question. :roll:
 

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lizzurd said:
The E doesnt actually have plug wires...it uses 4 individual ignition coils.
Very interesting, I assume this ends in more efficent combustion, better mpg etc.
 

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Very interesting, I assume this ends in more efficent combustion, better mpg etc.

If anything it means fewer moving parts since it does away with the distributor.
 

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lizzurd said:
If anything it means fewer moving parts since it does away with the distributor.
Does an ECM (or other acronym for onboard computer) tell the coils-plugs when to fire? I agree the doing away with the distributor is a good thing. My old '78 Civic burned points regularly. Replacing them was easy just not fun.
 

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Does an ECM (or other acronym for onboard computer) tell the coils-plugs when to fire? I agree the doing away with the distributor is a good thing. My old '78 Civic burned points regularly. Replacing them was easy just not fun.

All of the newer honda's use a pick up off the crank to fire the plugs.

Id love to be able to pick up an old civic.....had a blast driving one i borrowed for the weekend.
 

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lizzurd said:
All of the newer honda's use a pick up off the crank to fire the plugs.

Id love to be able to pick up an old civic.....had a blast driving one i borrowed for the weekend.
The '78 was my first Honda car. My dad and I took it to Vegas and got 41 mpg. My dad was shocked at the mileage, he bought an Accord within a year of that :grin:
 

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They hid the plugs where you can't do anything to them unless you know what's in the repair manual first. Me? I wanna get 8 fake plug tops, some wires and a distributor cap, stick them on top of the engine, and then go back to my dealer and ask them to see what's making that noise under the hood. Honda V-8's should run smoother than that. :grin:
 

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They hid the plugs where you can't do anything to them unless you know what's in the repair manual first. Me? I wanna get 8 fake plug tops, some wires and a distributor cap, stick them on top of the engine, and then go back to my dealer and ask them to see what's making that noise under the hood. Honda V-8's should run smoother than that. :grin:
I like it! :food004:
 

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Thank you! Just what a dumb mechanic like myself needs, "PICTURES"!:grin:
....not to rain on your parade, BUT if you have to ask that question I would strongly recommend that your dealer or other trusted mechanic will d the maintenance. I have seen folks pour coolant into oil spouts, and windshield wiper fluid into cooling systems. Then take a CarCare 101 class at your local community college. You will do much better servicing when you understand the fundamentals of automotive technology.
Today's cars are great engineering and manufacturing accomplishments (Hondas are anyway), and they perform incredibly well and reliable. But when something goes wrong it can get expensive quickly.... my $0.02
 

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....not to rain on your parade, BUT if you have to ask that question I would strongly recommend that your dealer or other trusted mechanic will d the maintenance. I have seen folks pour coolant into oil spouts, and windshield wiper fluid into cooling systems. Then take a CarCare 101 class at your local community college. You will do much better servicing when you understand the fundamentals of automotive technology.
Today's cars are great engineering and manufacturing accomplishments (Hondas are anyway), and they perform incredibly well and reliable. But when something goes wrong it can get expensive quickly.... my $0.02
Well let me first say that I appreciate what your saying, but at one point in my life I was a aircraft mechanic so I know a little about something that has wings but a little less about something that is shaped like a box, hence dumb mechanic. But your comment is correct, and I appreciate it.
 

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Well let me first say that I appreciate what your saying, but at one point in my life I was a aircraft mechanic so I know a little about something that has wings but a little less about something that is shaped like a box, hence dumb mechanic. But your comment is correct, and I appreciate it.
Ok well, that changes everything...

Just take the old C-47 knock off the wings and tail and you are left with the same old box pretty much... I still would recommend a technology update for now, much has changed since you been wrenching on the DC-3s... :)
 

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AW!!! Wrenching on a DC3????? Its the same except the plugs go all whe way around the engine. Now starting a DC3 is a lot different.:grin:I will say its probably the best plane ever built out there. When the OP asked where the plugs were I was going to say something stupid like they are in the head..:roll:
 
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