7th Generation (2001-2005) vehicle added by gbb14, Thursday 8th Feb, 2018
gbb14 added a new Honda to the garage:
My first Honda
Check the vehicle's full information here.
Welcome along buddy nice ride.
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 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 , 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
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.
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..
This weekend the weather was great so I decided to walk in the park all day long.......naah woke up at 8 and started cleaning / cutting / polishing and waxing the entire car
I've made some good progress on it.
Not having enough money to spend on this job, 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.
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
A terrific improvement.
Well worth the effort.
Evening chaps !
Posting an update
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 .
So I've made the (wise?) decision to buy the tools and make the repairs myself ! (anger + proudness emoticon not found ).
So I went on Amazon and ebay and bought a lot of tools for 120£ 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
In the meantime I started polishing my left headlight, but the rain started, so I couldn't polish it ...looks like the weather just doesn't want me to work on my honda .
I will post a picture of some of the stages.
1) 800 grit wetsanding
2) 1500 grit wetsanding
3) 3000 grit wetsanding
5) spending 2 hours hoping for the rain to stop, but night came, so I'm posting this
We can't control the weather, but you have made good progress.
You have done a right thing to buy the tools and do it yourself instead of paying someone to do it for you.
As for the headlight - have a look at my Civic garage where I've done mine some time ago.
mate once you have done headlights remember to re-seal them but they sure look good mate ...
done that today
oh and also got my breaker bar gonna put it under my seat for the bad guys
they look brand new mate hats off to you mate your 7th Generation will be a smart motor...
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
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
mate will have a look up on this have you got belt yet..
Yep, got it
if me right the aux belt it self is not to hard to change
looks very easy
mate I think you will mange ok , keep up the good work..
guess which hand I use the most
Hi guys !
Changed the :
-Right Lower Control Arm
-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
Today I wanted to do the left part (same things) but I have some muscle problems from yesterday
All in all I did quite a few things considering it rained a few times
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
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