My name is Cody and I watch your youtube channel whenever I have free time. I recently purchased a 97 Honda Accord for 500 and the previous owner said it had a misfire. I drove it a little bit and i noticed that it idles rough, drives really loud, and i have to put more force into the gas pedal than previous cars i have driven. I was coming home from work a couple of days ago and i noticed that when I was at a stop light my rpm dropped all the way and the car cut off. i had to start it while i gave it a little gas for it to continue to run and i was going about 50 and the speed started to drop, rpm was about 5000 and wouldn't go into gear, and my break pedal was getting harder and harder to push. I put in a new air intake hose, cleaned the EGR valve, cleaned the intake valve and still no results. the only thing i haven't done yet is a compression test. The codes i got were EGR insufficient flow detected, cylinder 2 3 &4 misfire, random misfire. I've been trying to fix it up my self for about 3 weeks now. I would love your opinion on the situation. I'm still learning about cars and would love to know more. It's a 4 cylinder non vtech with 170000 miles on it. I replaced the spark plugs as well and the coil wires do have spark when I tested them.
Also whats your opinion on NGK plugs and wires?
Apparently it was the distributor. I took it out and underneath was coated in oil. opened it up and it smelled burnt, and the router would stop at a certain point when I spun it. I looked at the engine itself and everything looked intact but had a little bit more oil than I would like to see but it shouldn't mess anything up too bad. I'm gonna replace it and also the air intake with a cold air intake (cause metal is the way to go with these types of things). The previous air intake hose was almost completely tore in half and taped together with electrical tape (which is a terrible idea even for a temporary fix). Hopefully I get her up and running soon because shes beautiful inside and out.
have a pro like me check it, and if he says the transmission and engine are still good, fix it . If not, ditch it