What about some silicone rtv gasket sealer?
I don't see this as being detrimental.
Here's my story. Every since I took my car out of storage, it's been having this hesitation problem when I try to move from a stop. It gets a short burst after 2800rpms and then seems to fall flat on it's face. I've finally today, after a very long time, been able to track down a vacuum leak as the connecting pipe that goes to the lower intake manifold. It's #38 in the picture below:
As I'm spraying carb cleaner in that particular area where in meets the intake manifold, the idle starts to dip and it almost dies out. I have bought a new gasket for it from the dealer, but that still didn't fix it. I bought new bolts too from the dealer, but they ended up breaking and I took it to a shop to have them drill it out and they put 2 10mm honda bolts in it's place. I had a thought to take it to a shop and have them completely weld that connecting pipe up. I have sprayed the cold start valve mating area as well and I can guarantee it is not that. I bought a new gasket for that one as well too for the hell of it. My question is, would there be any downfall to doing this particular mod? I'm on CIS-Basic and don't have a ISV and honestly don't think I will ever be removing that connection pipe anyway.
I'm not sure.
ps2375 has more experience than I do so I would go with his take or maybe someone else will chime in to state they have used gasket sealer around fuel areas before with no negative results. Then you can go with the consensus.
Seems like a simple fix (or try) though.
Last edited by elomont; 04-24-2012 at 09:33 AM.
Have you tried replacing the gasket for that piece, then a smaller amount of sealer can be used and it'll be fixed correctly. Another sealer that I have found to be very good is called Dirko.
What if you ever need to replace the cold start injector!?
Sure you could grind off the JB Weld......which leads me back to the most likely permanent quick and easy fix of some type of gasket sealer.
Don't worry we won't tell anyone you used gasket sealer to fix the problem. It will be our little secret.
Last edited by elomont; 04-24-2012 at 09:42 AM.
Take it apart and put some sealant on both sides of the gasket and reassemble. Not that hard. There really is no need for JB Weld.
The RTV sealant did the trick. Car is all better now. Just gotta set my timing once again and I'm good to go. Thanks again fellas