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TKE-Teg
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Wrestled with a timing belt installation all weekend. Damn crankshaft pulley's position has been slightly off both times I installed the belt.



Will try again a 3rd time later this week.

1/8/2018 9:08:22 AM

Hiro
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pic didn't load bro

1/8/2018 9:33:07 PM

Air
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Fixed some cracks in my subframe.


1/9/2018 10:22:39 AM

TKE-Teg
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timing belt done! and new water pump installed. and new engine mount installed. and new VTEC spool valve O-ring & filter installed. And new battery installed. Car still won't start

Next up, new distributor!

[Edited on January 15, 2018 at 12:37 PM. Reason : ]

1/15/2018 12:36:50 PM

dustm
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Isn't the ignition module notorious for going out on those? I know they're not cheap, I suppose that may be why you'd try the distributor first...

1/15/2018 2:17:25 PM

TKE-Teg
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I believe the ignition module is integral to the distributor. Not overly expensive part, but the entire distributor assembly is original. So...haha.

1/16/2018 9:07:16 AM

underPSI
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^if you're working on your B17A I can attest the ignition module can be replaced as I had the same problem on mine.

1/16/2018 6:44:47 PM

Hiro
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Hooned around in RT4WD. This civic has a lot of personality. AWD is a ton of fun, especially on ice. A civic that can drift got a lot of looks from DOT and Jeep folks on the road last night...

1/18/2018 9:35:57 AM

NeuseRvrRat
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4 new shocks and 4 new CV boots on the truck

went with KYB monomax shocks. ride is a lot better now.

1/20/2018 8:40:24 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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found a leaking front axle seal, though, so one of those CVs has to come back out

1/20/2018 10:31:07 PM

Hiro
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H22 is up and running

1/22/2018 9:00:57 AM

tchenku
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I put a Grant Rally steering wheel on it. Feels great other than the sticky rubber from someone using chemicals to clean it up. Some soapy water and a light coat of WD40 helped out a lot.



[Edited on January 23, 2018 at 9:42 AM. Reason : btw not nearly as strong as factory, but I have no experience with aftermarket wheels]

1/23/2018 9:42:01 AM

Air
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^ WD40 on the steering wheel?

Why not go ahead and use bacon grease?

1/23/2018 10:08:48 AM

dustm
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Any suggestions for a local place to re-cover a steering wheel? Would be cool to get it covered in suede or something nice while the car is apart.

1/23/2018 11:01:59 AM

tchenku
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^^believe me, it was a last resort, and obviously I put on just enough to make it feel normal. I looked through Google for recommendations and soap/water was the best bet but it ended up not helping at all. Your hands would stick to the wheel after holding it more than a minute.

1/23/2018 12:54:04 PM

beatsunc
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^crisco it up like a philly light pole

1/23/2018 6:37:54 PM

dustm
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Got the head back on, cams in, and powder-coated my valve cover.

1/29/2018 10:55:26 AM

TKE-Teg
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badass!

1/29/2018 2:29:01 PM

Air
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I finally got around to diagnosing the non-functional power door locks and sketchy drivers door speaker.

https://honda-tech.com/forums/attachments/honda-prelude-4/202077d1302308218-5th-gen-prelude-tsbs-00-099.terminal-replacement.pdf


What a PITA. The connector was full of white lithium grease, and the connector had 5/12 wires which failed at the crimp, and 3 more which were partially failed.

Honda Southpoint had to order the terminals (cheaper than getting them from Mouser surprisingly)



Yes, you have to take the fucking door or fender off to get to this. I chose the fender (easier to re-align). Now Im driving around with no fender waiting on the parts to come in.

[Edited on February 14, 2018 at 7:58 AM. Reason : ]

2/14/2018 7:55:10 AM

Hiro
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It runs! (and it's pretty quick!)

Corner balance and alignment tomorrow.
Tech inspection Friday
HPDE next weekend.





[Edited on February 14, 2018 at 12:26 PM. Reason : .]

2/14/2018 12:24:30 PM

dustm
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^Awesome! How'd it run?

I made a little milestone with mine last night...

[Edited on February 24, 2018 at 12:28 PM. Reason : D]

2/24/2018 12:25:58 PM

TKE-Teg
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^^Time to lose those fog lamps.

2/24/2018 2:24:20 PM

stowaway
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03 Durango, everything in the HVAC box replaced. Heater core leaking bad and misting out the defrost vents.

03 Dakota, lf caliper replaced. Bottom slider and both pistons seized, fluid in bad shape, all because a dust boot was compromised. Will need to do a full flush when I get the time, and a quart or two of fluid.

Still need to jump the srt and fix the rattling heat shield and adjust the alternator belt on the Miata, replace ps cooler on the 99 Dakota, and install a few accessories on the f150.

2/24/2018 7:01:44 PM

Hiro
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Car did AMAZING at VIR. Needs cage, driver mod, and upgraded brakes (factory VX trim setup is insufficient), but that'll come shortly... No mechanical issues or failures! She run's a little hot when I take it all the way up to redline, so, was short shifting at around 6,400 (instead of 7,400). Got a lot of compliments from others, mostly how unexpectedly fast the car pulled on the straights. Caught a few people off guard.

Will be at NCCAR in a couple weeks. To quote another forum member here:

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"VIR Grand (west) is the most fun road course I've driven on..."


saw 13.1 mpg at the track. OMG, the consumables are sooo much more wallet friendly, and honestly just as much fun as the vette... <3 Maybe even more so in fact...





<3

[Edited on February 26, 2018 at 11:40 PM. Reason : <3]

2/26/2018 11:30:17 PM

smoothcrim
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why do you need a cage?

2/27/2018 7:14:47 PM

Hiro
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It's a tin can without one!

2/28/2018 12:45:40 AM

kiljadn
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Returned the S3 to stock. Driving it up to MI to trade it in for something cooler this weekend.

3/7/2018 9:04:58 PM

TKE-Teg
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^^^i agree that he's overreacting.

3/8/2018 8:54:48 AM

Hiro
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Over-reacting over safety?

3/8/2018 4:25:12 PM

smoothcrim
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you'd have to fuck up pretty bad for a cage to be the difference in how bad you got hurt at a track with the run offs of VIR. like the wheels fell off over the crest of the hill heading into roller coaster

3/9/2018 11:12:42 AM

Hiro
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Or like complete brake failure in the middle of a hot lap (@ Jek).

You can inspect this part, mitigate that risk... Ultimate, a risk will always remain that some SNAFU can happen. I don't understand why of all the things you could say about this build or car or whatever, you guys pick the cage to make a comment on... Yeah, the situation would have to be a huge unfortunate fuck up and that's exactly when I'd wish I had a cage if I didn't... I shouldn't have to justify this. Come on, use your brain!

3/9/2018 6:08:11 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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replaced right front axle seal. waiting on the sealant to cure overnight and then i just need to fill the differential in the morning.

3/9/2018 9:01:35 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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finished that up and tightened the oil level sensor that was leaking

3/10/2018 10:53:57 AM

kiljadn
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traded it in for an RS3

3/13/2018 7:04:54 PM

tchenku
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new steering rack (old one pictured)



[Edited on March 14, 2018 at 8:32 PM. Reason : ]

3/14/2018 8:32:03 PM

Clifton
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Quote :
"traded it in for an RS3"


This dude talked mad shit about Durham then moved here (probably because of some thot). Guess Euro Boi needs to be real fast to avoid his prejudices...

3/15/2018 7:58:42 PM

kiljadn
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Should i tell everyone about the time when you cried and tried to get Travis to get me to be fb friends with you again, Shaun?

Run your fucking mouth all you want to on the internet, you fucking coward. I aint hard to find, and you've got an open invitation to meet these hands when and wherever.

3/17/2018 6:57:22 PM

justinh524
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Yes

3/18/2018 10:24:51 AM

NeuseRvrRat
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dropped it off at the transmission shop. differential is whining

3/19/2018 10:50:04 PM

Hiro
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Well, I haven't done it yet, per se, however, I did snag future upgrades for the Civic.

With 205/50-15 Azenis RT615K+, my brakes are overwhelmed. New rotors, Hawk Blue pads up front, and ceramic shoes on the factory drums just don't work like they should. The rotors don't overheat and I don't get any brake fade, but they just don't seem to have what it takes to stop these tires when they're hot. The brakes do work. I can certainly lock up my street all season 185/65-14s without any issue...

So now it's time to redo all the bushings, bearings, and balljoints here. I'll finish 2018 off with my current setup.
2019 will include a rear disk conversion and an increase in front rotors diameter from 9.4" to 10.3". Car has a bit of a push, so I'll be throwing on a factory 13mm rear sway bar to liven things up a bit



Larger 10.3" rotors on left, factory VX 9.4" rotors on the right




I lowered the Civic ~1.5" and corner balanced it myself with some scales I borrowed.

1992 Civic (full tank of gas)


I also weighed the Corvette and Civic wagon for fun.

2005 Corvette (3/4 tank of gas)


1990 Civic Wagon (AWD)



[Edited on March 26, 2018 at 9:22 AM. Reason : .]

3/26/2018 9:10:07 AM

NeuseRvrRat
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picked it up from the shop. new ring, pinion, and bearings in the rear end. much quieter now.

3/27/2018 9:32:16 PM

beatsunc
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^dang. is yours the eaton locker? g80 i think. thats what i have on my 02 rado

[Edited on April 1, 2018 at 7:23 AM. Reason : s]

4/1/2018 7:23:09 AM

NeuseRvrRat
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yeah. it's an 06 sierra z71 w/ 3.42 ratio G80 LSD. the noise started around 200k miles. not sure about the truck's first 90k miles, but i kept mobil 1 synthetic gear oil in it since i've had it. guy that did the work didn't seem too surprised by it.

[Edited on April 1, 2018 at 4:40 PM. Reason : LSD, not a locker.]

4/1/2018 4:39:45 PM

afripino
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new strut / spring assemblies and sway bar links for the station wagon. the old assemblies were a bitch to take off.

4/11/2018 3:21:37 PM

jaZon
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Clutch hydraulics in the s2000 leaking fluid into the driver foot well. Wouldn't have noticed if it didn't turn my shoes black.

Shouldn't complain, overall this has been the best car I've ever owned, especially where maintenance is concerned. Need to change the accessory belt, but other than those two things I can't think of an issue in over 5 years.

4/16/2018 1:54:42 PM

TKE-Teg
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For the past few weeks the Integra has had some sort of ignition problem. Was clueless so took it to the shop and surprise surprise, the igniter inside of my brand new distributor (i.e. igniter was new as well) was faulty. Thanks for giving me a piece of crap Cardone.

Anyway, GS-R's powertrain is back to tip top shape. Next up, AC and ABS systems removal. Neither has functioned in over a decade - doing this will probably shed around 50 lbs from the front end of the car

[Edited on April 27, 2018 at 8:51 AM. Reason : ]

4/27/2018 8:51:38 AM

jaZon
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That blows. Free replacement at least?

4/27/2018 1:29:00 PM

TKE-Teg
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Eh, their defective part has now been modified and works. I'm going to call them, but I'm sure they won't give me anything.

Installed new headlights and fog lamps on Integra this past weekend, also changed the oil.

4/30/2018 8:46:45 AM

stowaway
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car had bad spark blowout under light boost. Plugs should be at 0.040", had worn to well over 0.060". Stuck new plugs in and hope that fixes it.

4/30/2018 10:26:16 AM

tchenku
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I installed a b&m style shifter in the cayman. The factory shifter feels like it's connected to a big pile of laundry; I've never had a cable-shifted car before.

With the new shifter, it feels connected to a big pile of laundry... but harder to shift! I suppose it's nicer, but for the time and potential breakage of plastic tabs involved, I don't recommend it. I'm glad I bought a knockoff and not a $300+ name brand one.

5/1/2018 7:30:24 PM

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