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Postby fredpaul45 » Tue May 13, 2014 3:15 pm

so ive been reading around the site for a while now but figured I would finally post and introduce myself. my name is paul and im from Cheyenne Wyoming. I picked up my crx in November of last year havnt done much with it except for making it run better. the person I got it from hadn't stayed up on the maitnence. I got the car completely stock and want to leave it that way as much as possible. only thing aftermarket is my momo stering wheel, factory one was pretty bad. a set of del sol si seats because the factory ones were torn up and a center console out of one of my other civics. also switched out the suspension from one of my other cars. but here are a couple of pics and feel free to comment

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Postby razordave » Tue May 13, 2014 3:53 pm

Looks pretty good. mudflaps! :!:

Your dog is a camera hog too! Mine makes sure if there's any possible way, he is in them. Like look in the mirror, dog lol
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Postby MichaelStar » Tue May 13, 2014 4:50 pm

Looks good!
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Postby fredpaul45 » Tue May 13, 2014 5:26 pm

thanks you guys and yes my dog buddy will probably end up being in almost every pic, hes just good like that. I have a lot of work to do to her still, the body has some rust spots ill need to fix. ive got new tires I need to mount and im about to rebuild the steering rack and I need to replace the shift shaft seal. then ill have it running good and reliable, so I can try to work on my other projects. but ive got to say out of all my Hondas I think I like the crx the most
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Postby razordave » Tue May 13, 2014 7:14 pm

what other hondas do you have? I think I spotted a pilot and a hatch?
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Postby Cementups » Tue May 13, 2014 10:36 pm

razordave wrote:what other hondas do you have? I think I spotted a pilot and a hatch?


That's a Passport (really an Isuzu), not a Pilot
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Postby fredpaul45 » Tue May 13, 2014 10:54 pm

Good eye its a passport the only thing honda though is the badges its been a good vehicle though. I also have a 92 civic hatch im redoing with a k, im parting out my 95 civic hatch that had the j32 swap, and getting ready to start working on the 04 civic si. To many projects cant wait to get the last of the parts I want off the 95 so I can get rid of the shell and have some room again
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Postby fredpaul45 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:19 pm

so I finished working on her, replaced plugs wire, gaskets, distributor, got the steering fixed and finished up the exhaust redid the rims with new tires and did a alignment. come to find out after still not running just right ive got 15 psi in cylinder #2, 3 and 4 were also low at about 120. after doing some tests down here at work weve decided I have a burnt valve. so now I get to fix that. I was just wondering because ive never been inside a d only a k is there anything else I should go ahead a replace wile I have it apart. thanks in advance everyone also here is a pic of how the rims turned out and a pic of a neighbor I meet that got his silver crx like a week ago, he already has it on craigslist too
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Postby KevinEF7 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:24 pm

There are 4 o-rings under the rocker assembly that should be replaced aswell, 3 are regular o-rings and one is a figure 8 shape, cheap insurance.
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Postby fredpaul45 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:32 pm

thanks man that helps a lot im kinda nervous about getting into my first d and want to try to have everything ill need all at once so shes not down. I really cant wait to feel how the d16 is suppose to feel because gotta love Honda it actally runs not bad for being on 3 cylinders, no smoke or stutter just kinda rough idle
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Postby KevinEF7 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:08 pm

Ya no problem there wont be any surprises other than those o-rings, Id suggest valve seals aswell right from honda if that isnt on your list already, only $35 or so for all 16 if thats in the budget

Your car looks great, a bottle of Mother Back To Black and some elbow grease on the lower trim would do it wonders aswell :-)b
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Postby razordave » Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:16 pm

Those fat fives look great in black!

Car's looking good, good luck on the head work. Maybe buy another head if you don't want downtime..

Just my .02 but then again, if you're not 100% sure it's a valve, d16's go for cheap so maybe buy a complete running engine just in case.

You could probably trade that shell you mentioned for d+cash
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Postby Baker » Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:47 pm

Good looking Si!
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Postby fredpaul45 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:50 am

thanks you guys. im throwing all my options around in my head. I am almost afraid of what I might run into on rebuilding this engine because of the no maintence on her( had the original spark plug wires when I got it plus tons of other things ive found bad). I could buy a reman head to save on some down time or a full drop in, but then again ill be kinda deep into the engine. my third option is a k swap I have most of the parts laying around ( engine trans ecu fuel lines shifter and cables plus some other random pieces laying around that arnt going into my k swap eg, eg is getting a k24 so only right to find a home for my k20a3 and 5 spd. im still trying to figure out all the price differences and time frame each would take me. im bias to just doing the k swap but gotta finish running all the numbers to see what I can financially do. ill post up once I decide, also befor anyone gives me crap about taking the mudflaps off I did it to save them from getting torn off until they finish the construction around my house huge speed bumps I have to make it around on my only way to work, but they will go back on when I don't have to take that way.
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Postby razordave » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:56 am

I'm loving this! K swappy time.
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Postby fredpaul45 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:06 am

so I haven't been around much the crx has been parked for winter getting everything ready to start doing the k swap in the next couple months. until yesterday, got a call at the end of the day from a neighbor and he says he backed into my car. he's a good friend so I know he's going to make everything right im not worried about that. but now I need a new bumper new hood and hinge, drivers headlight and marker light. and there is a 50/50 chance the cowl (it had popped loose from the hinge bending) radiator support (looks slightly pushed back maybe 1/2 inch at most) and possibly the radiator (sitting about a 1/4 inch higher on the drivers side and it feels really tight) but im going to tear her down this weekend to make sure nothing under the bumper is bad. I don't have pics at the moment but will take some at lunch. I think im going to go with a carbon fiber hood sense I needed to get a hood anyways that will clear with the k, any recommendations? thanks paul
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Postby suspendedhatch » Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:07 pm

Damn, that sucks.

You started off saying you were going to keep it stock. Funny how that gets away from you after a little while, isn't it?
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Postby fredpaul45 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:21 pm

yeah I know sucks the way stuff plays out sometimes.i still want to go as much oem as I can, and would love to go jdm but don't think im going to be able to afford a jdm front end at the moment
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Postby razordave » Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:20 pm

Ever get it running right? I just got a d16y8 powered car, really thinking it doesn't run right.
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Postby bairdandrew77 » Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:02 pm

Car looks good, that thing's going to fly if you do go through with a k swap! I love when people say they're going to keep their crx stock, then end up doing all kinds of stuff to it.

Quick question, did you put in the del sol seats? How easy was it to install and how comfortable are they on the road? I keep going back and forth on if I want to put in different honda seats or leave the stock ones and hide/fix the damage
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Postby fredpaul45 » Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:09 am

razordave wrote:Ever get it running right? I just got a d16y8 powered car, really thinking it doesn't run right.

Runs as good as she can for 3 cylinders i have 5 psi doing a compression test on cylinder 2. But ive gone on road trips back home twice and thats a 250 mile round trip and she does fine. But the k is coming lol its in my basement right now getting all cleaned and put back together. So no more money in the d

bairdandrew77 wrote:Car looks good, that thing's going to fly if you do go through with a k swap! I love when people say they're going to keep their crx stock, then end up doing all kinds of stuff to it.

Quick question, did you put in the del sol seats? How easy was it to install and how comfortable are they on the road? I keep going back and forth on if I want to put in different honda seats or leave the stock ones and hide/fix the damage

yea i did the seats i love them so comfortable it took a little bit of time i didnt buy any kit or rails just kept playing around with all the parts i had till i found all the parts to work together right. And hopefully with what is changing from stock stays tasteful and clean.
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Postby razordave » Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:28 am

My new car has a y8 in it.. seems like it's not 100%

I haven't found a compression tester yet, but when I pulled individual wires 1 and 4 didn't bog the idle much if at all.

That's why I was wondering if you fixed yours.

I can't wait to see yours with the k in place.
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Postby fredpaul45 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:33 pm

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Postby razordave » Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:52 pm

Alright, doin work!

Is the k going to clear that hood?
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Postby fredpaul45 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:04 am

razordave wrote:Alright, doin work!

Is the k going to clear that hood?


I am sure it will require some trimming of the webbing but until I have it test fitted I wont know how bad it will be but here is a side view

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