So I've only had this car since Feb. A friend gave it to me after my old car gave up the ghost. It only had 56000 miles on it and it's in almost perfect condition. So with that amount of miles it hasn't been driven much and now that it's my daily driver it's not liking this
the guy working on it is a mechanic at Honda but he's a younger kid, in his 30s so he's not too up on the older stuff. I have talked to my 2 brothers, my old mechanic from Las Vegas and the guy I got the car from. They didn't have any ideas. They're all older guys.
We did replace the fuel pump. It died on the way home. He made sure it was the pump by spraying starter fluid in it and it started. So I also replaced the strainer and the filter. After replacing it it started this spitting and sputtering and Jonah wasnt sure what it was. He dropped the tank again to check the connections and all was good. Still did it. So i took it to a shop. They said it was an injector stuck open. They said the fuel pressure was fine. Well, at $1500 to fix i brought it home,, ordered the injectors and Jonah put those in. It was just injectors, no connectors.It ran fine for about 25 miles then it started again.
He just looked at the relay. It was a bit dusty so he cleaned it off. He didn't take a meter to it
I want to mention again that I smell gas when it does start spitting and sputtering. I live in San Diego so half the time I have the windows down. I don't smell the gas when they are down. I don't know if this helps at all.
One thing i should tell you is that i have the weirdest things happen to my vehicles. So if you have something out of left field let me hear it. FYI I had a pick up that when the fuel pump p went out in it it would idle but do this spit and sputter under load and on my motorcycle when the rear brake light switch failed it failed in the closed position even tho they usually fail open.
In researching this issue i did see where the fuel lines were a recall and they were replaced with metal ones.
Again thanks for all the help.