Daily Driver 2003 Honda Civic Type-S

7th Generation (2001-2005) vehicle added by gbb14, Thursday 8th Feb, 2018

  1. gbb14 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    gbb14 added a new Honda to the garage:

    My first Honda

    Check the vehicle's full information here.
     
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    Thanks ! :Grin:
    Now I'm preparing to replace all the bits that need to be replaced (some of them don't need replacing, but I don't like to have a new part on the Right side and the old one on the Left, so I'm doing both).
    When bought, the oil level wasn't even showing on the stick... I had to put some 10W-40 just to be sure that the internals won't suffer until the real oil change.

    When done, I will do some TLC, like some paint scuffs/scratches on the bumpers (last owner was a woman :Grin: she didn't take care at all).
    And last but not least, a polish and detail (I'll do it myself).

    I'm not trying to raise the value of the car :Smile: , I just want it to drive superbly, be in a near perfect mechanical shape, and look good of course.
    As of now I got 27 MPG, I know it's low but considering I wasn't driving it in low RPMs , that makes total sense :Grin:

    Question : Where can I find a good Throttle Body Spray Cleaner and also a Manifold Air FLow Sensor cleaner ? <= cleaning those 2 parts, always gave me a better acceleration response and lower consumption.
     
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    Mate a nice ride and the K20 a great engine keep her regular serviced mate also have a look at @BB Baboonface and @RogerH69 Civic type-s's in club garage..
    Thanks
    Andy
     
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    Hi guys :Smile:

    This weekend the weather was great :surfing:so I decided to walk in the park all day long.......naah :Grin: woke up at 8 and started cleaning / cutting / polishing and waxing the entire car :Smile:
    I've made some good progress on it.
    Not having enough money to spend on this job:Tumbleweed:, I took my normal drill, hooked up some pads (wool and microfiber) and started working on it.
    Things I used :
    - Normal drill machine
    - Wool pads, microfiber pads
    - Meguiars Ultimate Compound (FOR CUTTING)
    - AutoGlym Super Resin Polish (FOR POLISHING)
    - Wax (Bilt Hamber Double Speed-Wax)

    The entire process took me 8 long hours.:drill:
    But in the end it was worth it.
    As I said in the first post, the last owner didn't take care of it at all, and this thing shows on the paint.
    But long story short, here's the result :Smile:
     

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  6. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    A terrific improvement. :GoodJob:
    Well worth the effort.
     
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  7. gbb14 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Evening chaps !

    Posting an update :Smile:
    So I've opened the thread of service costs and I went to other repair services, the cost was +/- 100£ from the 600£ of the first service. I was going nowhere :Frown:.

    So I've made the (wise?) decision to buy the tools and make the repairs myself ! (anger + proudness emoticon not found :Tongue:).

    So I went on Amazon and ebay and bought a lot of tools for 120£ :Smile: only the ones that had 4-5* . Loads of hex sockets, breaker bar, ball joint press kit, sets of pliers, oil filter remover, etc. etc., oh yeah and 2 jack stands.

    Waiting for the tools to come right now :Smile:

    In the meantime I started polishing my left headlight, but the rain started, so I couldn't polish it :Smile:...looks like the weather just doesn't want me to work on my honda :Grin:.

    I will post a picture of some of the stages.

    process :
    1) 800 grit wetsanding
    2) 1500 grit wetsanding
    3) 3000 grit wetsanding
    4) rain :Frown:
    5) spending 2 hours hoping for the rain to stop, but night came, so I'm posting this :Smile:

    Cheers !!
     

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  8. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    We can't control the weather, but you have made good progress. :Niceone:
     
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    mate once you have done headlights remember to re-seal them but they sure look good mate :Thumbup::Hey:...
     
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    done that today :Smile:
    oh and also got my breaker bar :Grin: gonna put it under my seat for the bad guys :hunter:
     

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    they look brand new mate hats off to you mate your 7th Generation will be a smart motor...
     
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    Update on my beauty : I got most of my tools.
    Monday I will get the ball joint anchor press and I can start changing everything :Smile:
    I have the know-how and some experience with replacing the parts.
    Any advices on changing the accessory belt , because it will be my first time doing this :Smile:
     
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    mate will have a look up on this have you got belt yet..
     
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    Yep, got it :Smile:
     
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    if me right the aux belt it self is not to hard to change
     
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    looks very easy upload_2018-3-8_7-36-27.
     
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    mate I think you will mange ok :Thumbup:, keep up the good work..
     
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    guess which hand I use the most :Smile:
     

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  20. gbb14 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi guys !

    Update 10/03/2018
    Changed the :
    -Right Lower Control Arm
    -Brake pads
    -Ball Joint
    -Anti-Roll Drop link

    During the changing of the lower arm, I've loaded the suspension as it sits normally on the road, then I torqued the screws, everything went well :Smile:
    Today I wanted to do the left part (same things) but I have some muscle problems from yesterday :Grin:
    All in all I did quite a few things considering it rained a few times :Smile:

    Another update from today is that I've changed the Spark Plugs.
    I will do a guide on these, even if it's a simple job, I found out that I've had some terrible problems :Grin:

    Cheers guys!
     

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