In December, my 1998 CR-V wouldn't start easily. My mechanic replaced the spark plugs and almost immediately my gas mileage plummeted, the tachometer fluctuated wildly, it would misfire and stall and there was a strong smell of gasoline. Before I could return it to my mechanic, it "died" in my drive way. It wouldn't start, as though it was starved of gas. I had the car towed to my mechanic but two weeks later he still can't figure out what's wrong with it, however he did note that 1.) the fuel pressure regulator is fine and 2.) all the spark plugs are soaked with gasoline.
- Replaced about 20,000 miles ago: fuel pump, fuel line, fuel relay, ignition switch
- Replaced less than 3000 miles ago: catalytic converter, O2 sensors, TPS sensor, MAP sensor, fuel filter, spark plugs.
- I also get a Code: P0420 (and others I don't have on me at the moment)