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Unread 09-22-2010, 12:30 PM   #11
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Dude it's not that hard to do. It's easy as hell and will only take four or five hours at the most.
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Dude it's not that hard to do. It's easy as hell and will only take four or five hours at the most.
You said my fuel pump would only take 30 minutes to an hour tops before too . That job took me nearly a week.
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...It only takes that long to change them for shops.


lol I remember when we owned an '87 Civic and did the belt in that. It was easy.
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Last Honda we owned was a '98 CR-V. 2.0L 4 banger, 5 speed, AWD. A massive lemon, it never saw 80k miles.

but best of luck man, glad to see you posting over here!

Please don't rice it too much though...
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Last Honda we owned was a '98 CR-V. 2.0L 4 banger, 5 speed, AWD. A massive lemon, it never saw 80k miles.

but best of luck man, glad to see you posting over here!

Please don't rice it too much though...
Rice is NOT in this car's design . It will be nice when its done, classy if you will. Not riced though. Anything that I do to it (engine wise) will be for performance only. If that makes it riced, so be it. But that's not my goal at all with it.

I still need to finish moving my updates over here. Just been busy today.
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Just stay away from the fart cans
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Default 02-14-2010 Update!

A very minor update today. No pics as my phone just ran out of service yesterday .

Speedometer cable bought from a local junk yard = $3 . Installed it today, and it works, kinda. It jumps a little and randomly stops working, but it comes back. There's a little metal clamp that holds it into the transmission...its not clamped on correctly. Will fix soon.

Also, the rear speakers are now bolted down, and I installed the grilles. Looks and sounds a lot better now.
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Default 03-23-2010 Update!

Alright, so its been a while since I've done any updates. These updates have been done over the last few weeks, so I appologize that they're not on the exact dates.

Anyway, today I've got a HUGE electrical update for your viewing pleasure.

Here's some before pictures of my HORRIBLE grounds that I had in that car. These are 12 gauge wires (should be 4 gauge minimum), and look at how nasty they look!



Here's a quick after shot of just a FEW of my wiring fixes. Simple zip ties, and some good spots to zip tie to do wonders! All you're really supposed to see in these pictures is how straight I got some of these wires. They were an absolute MESS before....I have no before pictures of this though .



And finally, here's a BEFORE picture of my battery. The negative post is stripped beyond belief, and it just pulls right off of there. We'll get to this in a minute, but my positive wire (from the starter) was just finger tight on the starter .
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Default 03-23-2010 Update!

Alright, so here's the famous "Big 3" update! This is a common process with car audio enthusiasts. Basically, you update your big three wires under the hood. Alternator to battery (positive), battery to chassis (negative), and engine to chassis (negative).

This was all done with 2 gauge wire, so hopefully I'm slightly future proofed . Total cost of all of this was right around $40.

So here's a shot of my new battery terminals, and how the wire looks connected to it. What you're seeing is 2x 2 gauge wires (starter to battery, and battery to fuse box), and 2x 8 gauge wires going to my amplifiers in the trunk.


And here's a quick shot of my updated engine to chassis grounds. Look, there's NO bare wire just hanging out there, and they're of proper size (instead of 12 gauge)!!!!

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Default 03-23-2010 Update!

And finally, we've got some minor car audio updates!

Now, some people in this thread complained because I didn't hide my amplifier wires very well. Well...you guys inspired me to do better!!! Enjoy! Not a SINGLE wire can be seen (except where they plug in at the amp).




And this one was bugging the crap out of me. I got around to bolting those back speakers down, and installing the grilles. Now they're pretty .

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