haluska wrote:Here's what the new radiator looks like. Wow it looks clean.
I pull it out and compared it to the old one. That loud slapping sound you heard back in November was me hitting my forehead. I managed to buy an HF radiator.
haluska wrote:I know I haven't been posting much lately, and after taking on a different job a year ago it's very unlikely I will ever return to my daily posting style. I still have my problematic CRX and I still haven't given up on fixing it up even though I'm having plenty of second thoughts about it. I'm trying hard for a reliable car here, but it sure has been fighting me every step of the way.
sporgo wrote:haluska wrote:I know I haven't been posting much lately, and after taking on a different job a year ago it's very unlikely I will ever return to my daily posting style. I still have my problematic CRX and I still haven't given up on fixing it up even though I'm having plenty of second thoughts about it. I'm trying hard for a reliable car here, but it sure has been fighting me every step of the way.
I am pretty surprised by all of the problems you have had with this vehicle. One of the main reasons I love the CRX is its unfailing reliability. One of my CRX had 260,000 trouble free miles on it before its accident. I think your car may be cursed or something.
haluska wrote:Well I put it off long enough. After pulling the cylinder head, I went apart disassembling the sucker. Which didn't go as easily as I expected. But I with a few minor nicks to the head, I got the rockers off and the camshaft out. Then it came to the valves. I realized I needed a new tool. So I learned that with slight modification with a grinder, the Craftsman valve spring compressor ($22) works. One thing I've learned over the years, is I never regret getting the right tool.
Be sure to wear protected eye wear when doing this, engine pieces work better in the car than in your eyes.
Pulling the valve stem seals...sucked. I finally developed a technique of rocking and rotating in a circular pattern while not getting gripping too tight that worked, but my hands were still raw after getting all 16 out. I hated it so much I ordered a tool to get them out in the future.
I dropped the cylinder head off at a machine shop to have it degreased and milled. For $80, he took 6-8 thousandths off. crxvtec91 will be happy to know, I ordered a D16Z6 head gasket. The thinner head gasket and the milling should put me at about 9.69:1 compression. I'm hoping that it runs fine on 87 octane gas and a stock ECU, but I'll find out soon enough.
BanzaiBeast wrote:There are few things anyone can do that is greater than providing inspiration to others.
Your persistence has given me a boost to get back on my CRX projects.
Meech wrote:You better not give up!
Meech wrote:Have you figured out the route that you want to go with the wiring yet?
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