Service & Maintenance Post Brands Hatch Meet Inspection

Discussion in '1st Generation (1976-1981)' started by Ichiban, Saturday 18th Oct, 2014.

  1. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    After the epic meet at Brands Hatch today I wanted to inspect the entire car for any signs of damage and take stock of things. The car has covered 450 miles for the round trip,so for its winter storage I wanted to give the car a proper check.

    So this morning I took the plugs off to see all the four with perfect combustion, checked the timing to find that spot on. Checked the valve clearance and again all perfect.. However I have spotted a problem before it became into disaster.The crankshaft pulley seal is leaking and its contaminated the timing belt with oil ever so slightly. if I had not spotted this the belt could have slipped and we all know what happens when a timing belt snaps or comes off.

    For today I have changed the engine oil,oil filter,ZDDP plus additive added to the engine oil ,changed fuel filters at fuel pump and next to the carb, new air filter and removed the hot air intake pipe as it pointless now as the engine run hotter with unleaded fuel so no point getting hot air recirculated for fuel atomisation. I don't drive the car in the winter anyway so its removed.

    So tomorrow I will order some seals one for the camshaft and one for the crank, new timing belt and tensioner,MTF and brake fluid from Holdcroft. Water pump is new when I changed it to the waterless coolant a few years ago and it not done a lot of miles so pointless changing it. Next weekend will do all these jobs and a full brake strip and lube.

    Sorry guys no pictures as I was in the zone and dare not pick up the camera with oily hands.
     
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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    That's some dedication mate, full inspection after a 450 mile drive.
     
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  3. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    :Grin: its got to be done these old cars are heavy on maintenance if you don't keep on top of them they are nothing polished metal dying a slow death and sometimes they go in a bang.
     
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  4. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Looking forward to some pictures as you get stuck into the work mate.
     
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  5. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I will draft daughter to take pictures when the parts land.
     
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  6. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Only if she's finished her homework and chores.:Tea:
     
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  7. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I am one happy bunny a massive thanks to Lee to @Holdcroft Honda I sent him this list of parts to see if he can get them and 95% of them he could and I am lead to believe I have cleared the last stocks of these parts.

    Thank you Honda for storing these parts since 1977! :Happy::Happy::Happy::Happy::Happy::Happy::Happy::Happy::Happy:

    16210-676-000 insulator comp x1
    90402-657-000 washer x6
    90217-657-000 nut x9
    30100-676-641 distributor cap x1
    32700-671-010 distributor wires set x1
    90441-611-000 x2
    94109-20000 washer drainer x10
    17266-634-000 insulator x2
    17212-611-000 washer air cleaner x3
    17258-671-000 cleaner cover gasket x2
    17221-657-310 gasket element x4
    90083-657-000 bolt x2
    95002-02070 tube clip x15
    17150-636-000 check valve x2
    18215-671-000 silencer rubber x2
    17300-671-621 canister assy x1
    19511-634-010 clamps x4
    19501-671-000 water hose upper x1
    19502-671-000 water hose lower x1
    19018-634-010 label x4
    31511-632-761 battery label x4
    98200-21000 fuse 10amp x5
    98200-21500 fuse 15a x7
    98200-65500 fuse 55a x1
    38510-671-003 washer bottle front x1
    38555-671-920 washer bottle rear x1
    39150-671-013 antenna x1
    44732-671-000 wheel cap center x8
    45022-671-672 pad set x2
    45228-671-672 shim pad x8
    83801-671-000 spare tyre lid x1
    88140-671-601 rear view mirror x1

    The entire:trampoline: timing gear has also been sourced.
     
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  8. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    There's hope for the rest of us then @Ichiban. We may be running our present Accords for a wee while longer.
     
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  9. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Spares won't be an issue mate loads of bits still around.
     
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  10. hedleyf Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Just another you might want to add to your list is fuel/petrol stabilizer used in the tank to retain the fuel in top condition ready for next time, stops rust and tar build up,carb jets etc blocking, fill the tank to the top to eliminate air.
    As you may know modern fuels determinate at a very fast rate, I did read somewhere that a vast proportion of lawn mowers that fail to start in the spring is simply due to stale fuel, there you are,also need to do the mower. Doing my fuels this weekend.
     
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  11. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    There is a simpler option mate use BP ultimate its 100% petroleum based fuel there is no ethanol in it, then their is no need for E10 fuels.

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