Official 'What did you do to your car today?' Thread

Discussion in 'Garage' started by Dar-Dar, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. Flightmaster127
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    Flightmaster127 Supporting Member

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    Oil change and fresh Honda filter for the hatchback.
     
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  2. greenhorn

    greenhorn Well-Known Member

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    CT
    Vehicle Model:
    Civic Si
    Body Style:
    Sedan
    Swapped out my Licence plate lights + interior lights with amazon LED's (mostly because my year old turns on the interior lights, and they end up draining the battery, and wanted to reduce that)

    The number plate ones are too dull, and I found these instead
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-18-LED-...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

    after buying, i noticed that they plug into some harness, and i remember the wires being too short for me to reach the connector. I imagine I will need to remove the trim inside the trunk lid to reach it, but is there a guide or photos of it anywhere ?
     
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  3. Verzerrung

    Verzerrung Well-Known Member

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    Yucaipa, CA
    Vehicle Model:
    Civic
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    Coupe
    Gave my car a bath. Still need to clay bar and wax sometime.
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  4. ron v
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    ron v The good, the bad, and the booty

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    Hot fuego
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    Coupe and hatch
    Gassed up the si.

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  5. ruddyrid

    ruddyrid Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    The Whitehouse
    Vehicle Model:
    Civic Si
    Body Style:
    Sedan
    Didn't actually do this 'today', but figured I would share:

    8th Gen Si Skunk2 Fuel Rail
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    Continental Ethanol Content Sensor
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  6. ron v
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    ron v The good, the bad, and the booty

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    Cool. Looks good.
     
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  7. ruddyrid

    ruddyrid Well-Known Member

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    Something I actually did do today. Threw on a Marshall Fuel Pressure Sensor.

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    It was a tight fit but was able to get it to clear the manifold cover too.
     
  8. Cman46290

    Cman46290 Active Member

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    Cleaned the wheels today... and applied some of Adam's quick sealant.

    Still mad they discontinued this product in aerosol form. Great for headlights... grills... and wheels. I've even used it on my windshield with great success.
     
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  9. greenhorn

    greenhorn Well-Known Member

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    Vehicle Model:
    Civic Si
    Body Style:
    Sedan
    Update: Realized that the connector is right at the back of the licence plate light, and a poke of the screwdriver was all it needed. Fitting these lights itself was a bit complicated as their clasp mechanism is a poor copy of the original design, and actually does not work the same way. The fit is pretty loose, and I am a bit worried they might fall out - may have to use some double sided tape to prevent that if it happens
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    The light output is outstanding, but on the minus side, i found out that it has some scatter, and overwhelms the reverse cam in the rain
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  10. Matsweeper

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    Location:
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    Vehicle Model:
    Civic
    Body Style:
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  11. ron v
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    ron v The good, the bad, and the booty

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    Oil change. Also checked the slave and cmc to make sure everything was still nice and tight and bled it again.

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  12. Verzerrung

    Verzerrung Well-Known Member

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    Location:
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    This past weekend up in Big Bear. Most snow she's ever seen.

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  13. ron v
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    ron v The good, the bad, and the booty

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    :shadyhat:
     
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  14. bauer311
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    bauer311 Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Fayetteville, NC
    Vehicle Model:
    civic ex
    Body Style:
    coupe
    What's the story there?
     
  15. webby
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    illuminated door sills going in?
     
  16. ron v
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    ron v The good, the bad, and the booty

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    I’m taking the sub out of my hatch and putting it in the si. Hatch is going back to being gutted. Ran all the wires. Waiting for my loc. E9755CC3-5CA6-4044-B904-ED590E80AE10.jpeg D228668D-C9C2-4F10-B0F5-AE8420F8F5C6.jpeg 7463C1A9-2F67-4906-BA1A-FBBABECE9AEA.jpeg

    I actually took the time and did a decent job. No wires exposed. I’m probably going to put in interior back in the rear.
     
  17. AlmosN8kd

    AlmosN8kd Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Chesapeake, VA
    Vehicle Model:
    2012 Honda Civic Si, 1994 Stealth R/T TT, 2009 CBR1000RR, 2016 Pilot Touring AWD
    Body Style:
    Sedan
    What rear strut tower bar is that? I like the clean install and functionality it leaves.
     
  18. ron v
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    ron v The good, the bad, and the booty

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    Siri Moto stage 2.5 strut kit or something like that. Comes with that brace and the front top strut. Procivic carries it at a good price.
     
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  19. AlmosN8kd

    AlmosN8kd Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Chesapeake, VA
    Vehicle Model:
    2012 Honda Civic Si, 1994 Stealth R/T TT, 2009 CBR1000RR, 2016 Pilot Touring AWD
    Body Style:
    Sedan
    I did some maintenance on the Civic today; and one small modification.

    Here’s the list of stuff accomplished:
    Oil & filter change
    Coolant flush/change
    Tires rotated
    Air filter cleaned
    Topped off brake and clutch fluid reservoirs
    Cleaned up the engine bay a little (had a lot of grime built up on the valve cover and the plastic covers)
    Did a quick polish on the headlights
    One mod: installed the Honda engine block heater (because I don’t like the cold and don’t always have time to wait for my car to warm up).

    All in all, a very productive day.

    The start of the day:
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    The pile of stuff:
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    Part way through:
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    And, if anyone wants to install the block heater, here’s a tip from my experience. The instructions have you pull apart the top end, which almost makes you think that you can remove the plug and install the heater from the top. Well, I didn’t find this to be very good as it is farther down the block than you might think and it is difficult to get enough leverage when reaching in from above. So, here was my setup: ratchet (notice that is a 1/2” drive flex-head ratchet (next to my 3/8” drive one), it took some torque to get the plug to pop free), 1/2” to 3/8” adapter, 36” extension, impact swivel, and 10mm Allen socket:
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    I went in from the bottom, behind and over the rack & pinion:
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    Worked well for me; someone else may have a better solution though.

    Finished product, all back together and on the ground:
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  20. bootyluvr
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    What's done to the Dodge Stealth? Sorry if someone else has asked.
     

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