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  1. Rough idle and other fun stuff!

    General K-series related talk
    Okay little background info here i just picked up a 2006 Acura csx (k20z2) car has 225k and runs great while driving, but at idle it’s like taking a set of waves in a canoe or like it has a huge cam. It also killed a battery sitting about a week not sure if that’s related. Changed sparked plugs...
  2. Help with knocking/ticking noise

    General K-series related talk
    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum here and I'm looking for a little bit of help ID'ing an issue that has cropped up. My FG2 with about 95k miles on it has developed a nasty ticking noise, I haven't been able to locate where it's coming from, even with a stethoscope. Additionally, at idle...
  3. How to Fix Your IDLE (Surging, Dipping, Sticking, Bouncing Etc)

    General K-series related talk
    Throughout the years I've seen many threads without documented solutions on how to fix a poor idle. I have had surging idle issues as well as the dreaded idle dip/stall. I understand the frustrations of having such an issue but no definitive answers or guide to follow. When you attempt to fix...
  4. EP3 with K20A2 idling issues

    2001+ Civic EP3 / RSX DC5 / EM2
    I have been having issues with my engine since the swap. For a while it was burning through ignition coils like crazy, but that may have been due to the coils being eBay brand. Now it isn't idling very well. After warming up it will do things like dip very low or surge very high when...
  5. loopy idle?

    General K-series related talk
    Im on the last leg of my swap here. When I start the engine up it idles fine for about 10 seconds and then goes into an idle looping from 1000 to 2500 rpms. I have no idea what might be the cause of this. I am definetly no mechnic so there could be something obvious tht I m missing. I have...