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Re: What did you do to your crx today?

Postby tommy » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:53 am

CE28s are in the car at the parking garage; arrived too late to switch them with the RNRs. Will do tonight after work. Will be so much fun to do with the car jack one at at time, but need to do that before dyno tuning on Wednesday. Also have to throw some gas in; with the idle at 200 or so, I won't want to stop on Wed morning when I drop off the car. it was great to take off the cover and see the car again in all its glory. :-)b
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Re: What did you do to your crx today?

Postby AZCRXSI » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:23 am

tommy wrote:CE28s are in the car at the parking garage; arrived too late to switch them with the RNRs. Will do tonight after work. Will be so much fun to do with the car jack one at at time, but need to do that before dyno tuning on Wednesday. Also have to throw some gas in; with the idle at 200 or so, I won't want to stop on Wed morning when I drop off the car. it was great to take off the cover and see the car again in all its glory. :-)b


Its all about the experience, right? lol

One at a time would could be a decent workout. :-)b Pics when done for sure!
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Re: What did you do to your crx today?

Postby Robb » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:25 pm

REPLACED STEERING RACK AND OUTER TIE RODS :)

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Re: What did you do to your crx today?

Postby AttackCRX » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:06 am

Robb wrote:REPLACED STEERING RACK AND OUTER TIE RODS :)



Where'd you get the rack and what was wrong with it?
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Re: What did you do to your crx today?

Postby Robb » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:22 am

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Robb wrote:REPLACED STEERING RACK AND OUTER TIE RODS :)


Where'd you get the rack and what was wrong with it?

The shop I deal with found one for me from a rebuilder.
My old one was shot...
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Re: What did you do to your crx today?

Postby tommy » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:55 am

AZCRXSI wrote:Pics when done for sure!


No pics for you! :dizzy:
Was a total disaster. First off, I didn't have the correct socket for the lock on the lug nuts, and my little gas tank decided that its spigot was going to blow itself up (I was running on fumes, and don't want to have to stop at a gas station on the way to the tuner tomorrow morning). So off to Advance and HD to get everything. Get back, and the OEM jack barely has enough range to get the first wheel up to get it off; I forgot that the car is now lower due to the Fortune c/o's. And the jack's looking a bit wonky now too. So figured I'd cut it all off at the head, put back the RNR, tightened everything down, and did everything else to make the car roadworthy for tomorrow. I'm getting more work done next week, so I'll just drop off the rims and have them swap them out while the car's in the air.
So a not fun night, with little to show for it. Story of my life! :rofl:

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Re: What did you do to your crx today?

Postby AZCRXSI » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:31 am

tommy wrote:
AZCRXSI wrote:Pics when done for sure!


No pics for you! :dizzy:
Was a total disaster. First off, I didn't have the correct socket for the lock on the lug nuts, and my little gas tank decided that its spigot was going to blow itself up (I was running on fumes, and don't want to have to stop at a gas station on the way to the tuner tomorrow morning). So off to Advance and HD to get everything. Get back, and the OEM jack barely has enough range to get the first wheel up to get it off; I forgot that the car is now lower due to the Fortune c/o's. And the jack's looking a bit wonky now too. So figured I'd cut it all off at the head, put back the RNR, tightened everything down, and did everything else to make the car roadworthy for tomorrow. I'm getting more work done next week, so I'll just drop off the rims and have them swap them out while the car's in the air.
So a not fun night, with little to show for it. Story of my life! :rofl:

Will update as things actually get done.


Argh :yell: Not good. Sorry to hear this... I've had a few nights like that...

Sounds good. Then pics when it is all done and ready to go! lol
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Re: What did you do to your crx today?

Postby tommy » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:23 am

Got the car to the place for the tuning. 10.3 miles, 25 minutes, and about 40 or so starts. That should be the last time that I have to do that. On a positive note, the Hybrid short shifter is tits.
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Re: What did you do to your crx today?

Postby AttackCRX » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:43 am

tommy wrote:10.3 miles, 25 minutes, and about 40 or so starts.


I remember when I first learned to drive stick. :mrgreen:




tommy wrote:On a positive note, the Hybrid short shifter is tits.


Yeah it's a nice addition to my car as well. :-)b
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Re: What did you do to your crx today?

Postby tommy » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:13 am

LOL. I wish the problem were with my driving and not the car.

Chris did the tuning, but found out that the timing is off - said that intake cam is one tooth retarded and needs to be advanced, as well as the adjustable cam gear needing to be set back to zero. Then bitched about my aluminum crank pulley and told me to replace it with a stock unit. I'm taking his advice on that, and luckily found a stock pulley on ebay, which is now on the way.

So unsure about Niagara, either going with the crx (stuff has to fall into place neatly) or going up with my EP3 again (would hate going up in that again, as really wanted the crx up and running). Thought I had started to piece this back together with enough time, but guess not, possibly.
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Re: What did you do to your crx today?

Postby AZCRXSI » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:13 am

4drSpankR wrote:
tommy wrote:10.3 miles, 25 minutes, and about 40 or so starts.


I remember when I first learned to drive stick. :mrgreen:



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Re: What did you do to your crx today?

Postby AttackCRX » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:46 am

tommy wrote:Then bitched about my aluminum crank pulley and told me to replace it with a stock unit.



What was his problem with it? I want to remove my stock one and get the extra ribs machined off, since the car doesn't have A/C or P/S.
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Re: What did you do to your crx today?

Postby tommy » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:35 am

I think he was just offended by it on general principles. Though I've had it on for years. :?:
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Re: What did you do to your crx today?

Postby AttackCRX » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:39 am

Replaced the pads and rotors all the way around. Front got StopTech cross-drilled rotors with Hawk HP Plus pads and the rear got just generic Centric rotors and pads. Brake fluid will be exhanged for DOT4 this weekend.
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Re: What did you do to your crx today?

Postby Robb » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:03 am

4drSpankR wrote:Replaced the pads and rotors all the way around. Front got StopTech cross-drilled rotors with Hawk HP Plus pads and the rear got just generic Centric rotors and pads. Brake fluid will be exhanged for DOT4 this weekend.

Dont get cross drilled... they crack !
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Re: What did you do to your crx today?

Postby AttackCRX » Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:37 pm

Robb wrote:
4drSpankR wrote:Replaced the pads and rotors all the way around. Front got StopTech cross-drilled rotors with Hawk HP Plus pads and the rear got just generic Centric rotors and pads. Brake fluid will be exhanged for DOT4 this weekend.


Dont get cross drilled... they crack !


I've heard of that and have only seen it once. Most likely it was either improper installation (yes, you can install them wrong), the wrong application, a cheap version of a quality product or worn out past their usefulness making them too thin. My car sees maybe 200 miles a year and possibly once track day event a year or every other. So I kinda want to see if it's an internet myth or something else. If they crack I'll get something else.


Actually, I was going to go with slotted but I couldn't find decent ones in my price range that didn't include shipping. :-)b
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Re: What did you do to your crx today?

Postby AZCRXSI » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:56 pm

4drSpankR wrote:
Robb wrote:
4drSpankR wrote:Replaced the pads and rotors all the way around. Front got StopTech cross-drilled rotors with Hawk HP Plus pads and the rear got just generic Centric rotors and pads. Brake fluid will be exhanged for DOT4 this weekend.


Dont get cross drilled... they crack !


I've heard of that and have only seen it once. Most likely it was either improper installation (yes, you can install them wrong), the wrong application, a cheap version of a quality product or worn out past their usefulness making them too thin. My car sees maybe 200 miles a year and possibly once track day event a year or every other. So I kinda want to see if it's an internet myth or something else. If they crack I'll get something else.


Actually, I was going to go with slotted but I couldn't find decent ones in my price range that didn't include shipping. :-)b


Back in the 90s, I had cross drilled up front on my '90 HB Si. My CD rotors did start to crack but it came down to two different items: a) at the time the quality probably was not the best and b) I left them on way too long. Probably 2-3 pad cycles. So looking back on that instance, I blame myself for that issue. Nothing bad happened, I just noticed the slight/hairline surface crack on one of the rotors.

I use slotted rotors now. If I went back to CD rotors, I would probably swap them out every 2 pad changes.
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Re: What did you do to your crx today?

Postby tommy » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:52 am

Robb wrote:Dont get cross drilled... they crack !

What is this, 1995? :rolleyes1:

Wilwood 11" kit in the mail finally. Should have it on Thursday. Pretty, yes. Actually helpful, doubtful. But I'll feel better emotionally on the track. :greenbanana:
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Re: What did you do to your crx today?

Postby Dave_Darling » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:43 am

tommy wrote:What is this, 1995? :rolleyes1:


Grey cast iron hasn't changed since then. QC seems better, but they will crack if you run them long enough. Hopefully that's long enough that they'll get replaced before that happens. If you run these, it's a very good idea to give them a quick once-over every oil change. Nothing major, just take a good look at them to see if there are visible cracks. If you have any that go from one hole to another, or from one hole to any edge of the rotor, the rotor is done and should be replaced before you drive that car again.

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Re: What did you do to your crx today?

Postby AttackCRX » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:34 pm

Dave_Darling wrote: If you run these, it's a very good idea to give them a quick once-over every oil change. Nothing major, just take a good look at them to see if there are visible cracks.
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My thoughts exactly, car gets driven 200-300 miles a year mostly to work (for check-ups or parts replacement) and C&C events. It is maintained very thoroughly.
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Re: What did you do to your crx today?

Postby tommy » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:22 pm

I use them on my DD EP3; no evidence yet. Of course, I'll keep checking, but they're generally used more than they used to, and I hear less about cracking/spiderwebbing than I used to. There's got to be some correlation, I'd think.
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Re: What did you do to your crx today?

Postby Crx<3 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:17 pm

Hey all I’m back!! (I mentioned having problems with my bearings) I don’t know why the bearings didn’t want to move in the beginning but they loosened up and were fine after that. I did however run into more problems with the new wheel hubs. I purchased the two from different vendors (1 local and the other from amazon), and the both were the wrong sizes. The new rotors I had didn’t fit the wheel hubs. I ended up having to grind them down to have them fit. Just wanted to give a heads up to anyone thinking about buying some for their Rex.
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Re: What did you do to your crx today?

Postby tommy » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:29 pm

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Picked this crank pulley off ebay to replace the non-oem one. Is there any way of verifying that it is the OEM one before test fitting it on the car?

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And got my Willwood front brake kit, with 11" rotors, red calipers. Here are the rotor hats; sent them out to Static Coatings on LI to get redone to mimic the Volk centercaps in gold (piece in the middle of the hat is one of the wheel center caps). So if N25 were over Labor Day, i'd have a decent shot of the car being ready. :nod:
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Re: What did you do to your crx today?

Postby tommy » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:44 am

Still waiting on the rotor hats to get powdercoated, but last night, I covered the gray letting with gold decals I got from ebay (Israeli company that took a while to send 'em). Had no interest in doing a lot of work in terms of removing the old lettering , so just applied on top. As you can see, it doesn't match exactly, which actually gives a kind of shadow effect, which I don't mind. Then three coats of clear glossy engine enamel and at least they're ready for install.

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Oh, and cauliflower crust pizza is surprisingly not awful. Who knew?
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Re: What did you do to your crx today?

Postby tommy » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:16 pm

Final version of everything - received the rotor hats back from Static Coatings on LI today.

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Going on vacation tomorrow, so will get them installed, the timing fixed, and the car all wrapped up when I come back from the OBX in a week. Should be ready just in time for N26! :tongueblue:
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