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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    Update 12.03.2018

    Changed my keyfob plastic case :Smile:
    Old and New in the pics :Grin:

    Cheers !
     

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    Update 13.03.2018

    Saturday when I've changed the lower arm, ball joint, droplinks and brake pads on the right, I started to feel a slight screetching sound from that right.
    I thought , hey it's just the metal plate that prevents the ingress of dirt... thought it was touchin the brake disc.
    So after pulling it out a bit, the wheel was still screetching..
    So I decoded to redo the brake job again.
    The culprit was the 2 small metal pieces that sit below the brake pads.
    Took a metal brush, cleaned every bit, and also, BENDED THOSE SMALL PLATES A BIT TOWARDS THE BACK OF THE DISC, SO THEY WEREN'T TOUCHING THE DISC.
    Put everything back, and did the left side brake job also.

    Everything is super smooth and no screetch or squeals :Smile:

    So for you guys : make sure those plates are changed or at least cleaned :Smile:

    Have a great night :Grin:
     

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    I will have to debate here mate :Smile: constructive debate :Smile:
    So that accessory kit is not the kind that I have on my caliper.
    Also, the front pads are not the correct ones (the size is bigger than the ones that should be there)..I have another thread on this forum where I mentioned exactly this aspect.

    Where is the truth ?

    Cheers mate !

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    mate sorry if I've not looked something up right are you running 4 or 5 stud...
     
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    I was just about to hit this question to you :Smile:
    4 studs mate
     
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    Lol give me a few mins but this has been brought up in past, I will look up what I need to and give you more info:Hey::Thumbup::findout:...
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    ok mate here is in 1st pic is 2003 front brake setup for type-s
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    now in pic 2 shows 5 stud mate on a 2005 which if is the facelift..
    upload_2018-3-13_21-43-56.
    mate hope all this helps out if need more info just ask...
    Thanks
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    Best answer of this week !
    Cheers mate !
    now a question from me, why are those brakes bigger on the facelift model?
    They're significantly bigger...
     
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    hello mate I had an idea you might ask that, I could be wrong but if me correct it cause facelift had VSA, so again we will look further in to this just some more basic info PFL Disc Diameter (mm) 260 FL Disc Diameter (mm) 282 also on case of rimes 4 stud is 4x100 ..
    Thanks
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    If I'm not mistaken, I do have VSA on mine (pre facelift). As I go fast in a curve the red ( ! ) flashes in my cluster.
    My idea is that they have different tyre sizes.


    What are the standard tyre sizes of the facelift model ?
    It greatly influences the disc diameter and hence the calipers and brake pads.

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    hello mate I will have to check up about VSA then do you have a switch for the VSA on your pre-facelift...
     
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    nope, I don't have a switch. The function is built into the ABS module, with no way of disabling , enabling or limiting it.

    Have a look at the tyre sizes :Smile:
    Pre facelift : R15
    Facelift : R16 or R17

    Mistery 99% solved ! 75c474622823390f5df9a4d8d7dd4d73. c202e09dcd81829602d56670366fc369.

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    Late finding this thread but a great one to read. It’s great to see someone getting stuck in and doing the work themselves. Well done .
    Best way to learn how to do thIngs. Good to ask loads of questions too. So much great experience on this forum.
    I love our Type-S Civic. Great cars
     
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    Thanks mate !
    If the weather is fine today, I will change the Left Lower arm, ball joint, Anti-roll drop link, and Anti-roll bushes.
    I hope I will finish in 3 hours :Grin: as I don't want the night to come.
    By the way, I'm doing these in the drive way (on the street), as I don't have a garage or parking space, so imagine :Smile:.

    Anyone wants to give a helping hand ? :Grin:

    Cheers !
     
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    mate be careful and stay safe
     
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    I apologise if you already know, but remember that the lower arm supports should only be tightened properly with the arm in the compressed/ride height position
     
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    don't need to apologise :Smile: I know this, I've done it on Saturday on the right lower arm. :Wink: measured the distance from the CV axle to the upper lip of the fender, did the same after putting the new lower arm. perfect job :Wink:
     
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    That's great :Wink:

    My wife is driving the Type-S these days and i'm using the tourer. Both are a great drive....
     
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    I would do a guide on those Lower Arms today, if the weather is fine (fingers crossed).. but I work all by myself and I cannot do pictures with dirty hands ..so sorry guys :Frown::sorry:
     
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