Honda Accord 1994 EX
Problem: over past two weeks (around 200 miles) car’s acceleration became less and less effective. Need to rev car to higher and higher rpms to accelerate and shift into higher gears. Now it’s hard to get up a hill, in 2nd gear at 5000 rpm.
I don’t have a compression tester.
- Car starts fine. No pings.
- Exhaust blows fine and no smoke.
- Checked for vacuum hose leaks, none at all.
- Spark plugs look fine, there’s no oil in spark plug wells.
- No check engine lights. ’
- Oil on oil stick normal color.
- Recently coolant ran low. But engine temperature never shot up.
- Recently (over 2 weeks) oil went from full to near empty. Oil light didn’t go on.
Lights on my dash work (abs, brake, etc.)
Given loss of coolant and oil, I though it would be blown gasket. But spark plugs and wells look clean, and there’s nothing whitish in oil. Maybe coolant and oil loss are due to running car harder to accelerate.
If cat was clogged, would exhaust blow well? If I drill hole in front of cat, will it run normal? (don’t worry, I’ll get it changed, or fix it.)
If fuel pump the problem, wouldn’t I hear it on start up?
If battery and/or battery cable bad, wouldn’t car have trouble starting and reving up?