• What did you work on today? (DIY pros ITT)
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As soon as I have money I'm dropping something MEAN in there, with manual transmission.
Just got done doing a small thing on my car, had those two led strips laying around, so I decided to install them tonight. Gives this -> [IMG]http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/1074/20120116223829804.jpg[/IMG]
[QUOTE=bradley;34246557]If it's all together push the clutch a few times and it'll pop on -- There isn't much force required to push the clip over that ball, and if it went together with everything in place then it should have snapped over the ball the first time you pushed the clutch. Basically, if the clutch feels good then it is good, you've nothing to worry about. Now, if it went dead after pushing it the first time, that's when you know the fork slipped. But there's nowehre to go unless you didn't get it over the ball. Once it's over the ball it isn't going anywhere.[/QUOTE] Yeah, I pulled the boot and slave cylinder off and felt it pop in and out of place. I got everything torqued down, got the shift linkage back in and got the half shaft in as well as the starter and the sensors. I almost got it almost all together but I aligned the top hats wrong on my struts and I had to pay a shop to do them because nowhere seems to rent a fucking spring compressor which will work on honda coils. I am never doing struts and springs myself ever again, fuck my life.
[QUOTE=WolvesSoulZ;34252463]Just got done doing a small thing on my car, had those two led strips laying around, so I decided to install them tonight. Gives this -> [IMG]http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/1074/20120116223829804.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] I love your color variation, looks pretty.
yeah, especially the colors casted onto the ground.
Now it has a gentleman's mustache made of light.
My tent comes next week. Then the hood comes off, and the fenders, and the inner fenders, and the radiator support. and then LMC/Junkyard trips all day errday
[QUOTE=ThermalArc;34243513]showcasing some parts from this summer: mishimoto alu rad [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/CWJNRl.jpg[/IMG] [/QUOTE] Mishimoto bros. [img]http://filesmelt.com/dl/photo126.JPG[/img] I need to yank it and bend all those fins back into place.
Does anyone have ideas on how to get the top hat to spin on already compressed struts without killing myself? The fork doesn't line up with the LCA enough to get a bolt through..
[QUOTE=Aetna;34261359]Mishimoto bros. [img]http://filesmelt.com/dl/photo126.JPG[/img] I need to yank it and bend all those fins back into place.[/QUOTE] i'll bite [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3702776/Photo%20Dump/mishimoto.jpg[/img_thumb]
[QUOTE=Dylan_94;34253291]yeah, especially the colors casted onto the ground.[/QUOTE] Wow you just made me realize that the mix of the three color made that funky blue/purple/white coloring on the ground. Funky stuff, I now like it more.
I think 1/4 life got something agaisnt toyotas. On a other note, there have been a lot of issue with the mishimoto and the fanclutch on my car. Where the clearance would be too low and it ended up eating the rad. I don't understand, there is at least 3/4" between the rad and the fanclutch
Today I went to go wash my car, When I jumped back in the car started beeping at me I was thinking "What is wrong with you now." It was a Can-bus warning. Apparently one of my headlight's went out. After I got to work I bought 2 new H1 bulb's and installed them. The Driver side bulb was fried and extreamly heat colored and a "Eiko" Brand. The Passanger side was still working but looked like it was about to go some what heat colored and a "Phillip's" brand. I put 2 new Salvina's in there and I'm happy.
this came out of my car today [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3702776/Photo%20Dump/diff%20oil.jpg[/img_thumb] it's supposed to be transmission fluid [editline]18th January 2012[/editline] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aOzxdaX0ZU&feature=plcp&context=C3aa2127UDOEgsToPDskIo2NzmsUeHxDeLJtLwmdJY[/media]
Fuckkkkk, I got everything back together, started it up and I let it idle down and warm up a bit since it's been sitting for 3 months but as soon as I put it in reverse and let out the clutch the right front wheel kind of juttered backwards and made some popping/clicking noises. Ugh, if I fucked up that transmission I'm going to be so pissed.. I don't think an axle would make a feeling like that but I was pretty rough with my passenger side axle when putting it in. It was like intermittent power and felt like the wheel was like wobbling all over the place but I'm pretty sure it wasn't. I can't even think of any terms to google this problem either... Any ideas?
[QUOTE=ThermalArc;34263724]I think 1/4 life got something agaisnt toyotas. On a other note, there have been a lot of issue with the mishimoto and the fanclutch on my car. Where the clearance would be too low and it ended up eating the rad. I don't understand, there is at least 3/4" between the rad and the fanclutch[/QUOTE] Electric fan, all the way. Frees up a pony or two and gives you more room under the hood.
[QUOTE=Aetna;34274434]Electric fan, all the way. Frees up a pony or two and gives you more room under the hood.[/QUOTE] Not worth the hassle on my supra. Stock clutch fan is a garantee not to overheat because it will never fail. those who replaced the clutchfan and installed electric fans have the risk of having one or two fail because of the wiring or just not having suficient airflow. Plus, the clutchfan is free, it's already on the car. (and no, you don't free up ponies)
[QUOTE=ThermalArc;34276373]Not worth the hassle on my supra. Stock clutch fan is a garantee not to overheat because it will never fail. those who replaced the clutchfan and installed electric fans have the risk of having one or two fail because of the wiring or just not having suficient airflow. Plus, the clutchfan is free, it's already on the car. (and no, [b]you don't free up ponies[/b])[/QUOTE] I'm sorry, but you do. I'm not talking 10-15hp or anything, more like 1 or 2, but removing anything belt driven will free up power. Sure, you're putting additional stress on the alternator, but provided that your alternator can handle an extra 10 amps or so freely there's no reason why it would cause any negatives. Plus you lose about 10 pounds off the front end. Not saying that this applies directly to your car either, just in general.
the alternator extra charge can be seen when idling, it draw enough amperage to anihilate the physical gain anyway. If my car would have come with electric fan I wouldn't remove them in order to install a clutchfan, but in my case it would be stupid to replace it if it ain't broke
Either way the energy for the fan has to come from somewhere regardless of drive method. You may "Gain" 1-2 HP from removing the fan, but it's lost again through the alternator-battery-motor-fan system surely?
sort of. Basically, it is not a worthy upgrade if your fanclutch work perfectly fine.
[QUOTE=ThermalArc;34279505]sort of. Basically, it is not a worthy upgrade if your fanclutch work perfectly fine.[/QUOTE] It seriously depends on the car. [URL="http://www.understeer.com/fanclutchmod.shtml"]e36's like mine show anywhere from 6-10 hp, dyno proven power increases.[/URL] There's also other advantages, including less stress on the water pump studs and bearing as well as the removed risk of eating up the inside of your engine bay in the case of a clutch pulley failure. [editline]18th January 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Tezzanator92;34278995]Either way the energy for the fan has to come from somewhere regardless of drive method. You may "Gain" 1-2 HP from removing the fan, but it's lost again through the alternator-battery-motor-fan system surely?[/QUOTE] That depends on the car, if your alternator is already straining to support the electrical system, then yes, you'll notice a power decrease from the added draw of the electric fan. If you have a nice, beefy alternator with plenty of leftover amperage at idle then you'll have no problem supporting the e-fan.
[QUOTE=slayer3032;34272198]Fuckkkkk, I got everything back together, started it up and I let it idle down and warm up a bit since it's been sitting for 3 months but as soon as I put it in reverse and let out the clutch the right front wheel kind of juttered backwards and made some popping/clicking noises. Ugh, if I fucked up that transmission I'm going to be so pissed.. I don't think an axle would make a feeling like that but I was pretty rough with my passenger side axle when putting it in. It was like intermittent power and felt like the wheel was like wobbling all over the place but I'm pretty sure it wasn't. I can't even think of any terms to google this problem either... Any ideas?[/QUOTE] Did it move alright? How much fluid did you put back in the tranny? ....You did drain and refill it while you had it out, right? If you didn't... You should drain it now. It takes two and a half quarts of regular old 5w30 motor oil.
It did move backwards in reverse and forwards in first. I put 2.5qt's in and let the excess drain out til it dripped out as suggested over at team-integra. The wheels moved in different directions when jacked up and placed in first and didn't move the other wheel when placed in neutral. The clutch has feeling and seemed to engage although after moving a couple feet I quickly jammed it back in, put it in neutral and held it in place with the brakes as it does roll. Yeah, I actually poured a bunch of cheap 5w30 through it to flush out the dirt and shit from it being opened before filling it with Honda MTF. I'm slightly concerned about the rear motor mount as I only tightened two bolts on it, I didn't take the bolts out from it since my friend who's had to replace his mount before and has dropped his transmission plenty of times. I was reving it up to like 3500 before I went to go and I didn't feel like the mount was unbolted or anything. My grandma brought up a point when she asked if I thought it was out of alignment or something but I don't think alignment would cause something like that. I should probably go check to see if I drug the tire through the garage though. It felt more like an uneven wobble of power sort of though. [editline]18th January 2012[/editline] Heh, my step dad had me take it for a drive and the chatter worked out after a couple launches.. Sucsess! Now to align my front bumper and clean the garage lol.
Yeah, was about to say, sounds kind of normal.. Every Honda I've owned makes a bit of chatter from front end bits, it's just worn ass honda stuff. Glad it worked out though. :) [editline]19th January 2012[/editline] Tried changing my spark plugs again [img]http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/405347_325911570777089_100000747462026_1029823_1280522307_n.jpg[/img] Am I doin it right? Nah just kidding, converting back to N/A for Jap. Saving turbo bits for the egg he's trading me once I get an intake and shit for it. DC Sport header I gloss black'd with 500 degree paint [img]http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/404936_325911980777048_100000747462026_1029825_624082001_n.jpg[/img] (Won't last long, I'll bet. lol) blurry engine bay shot after [img]http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/400845_325911850777061_100000747462026_1029824_1278712918_n.jpg[/img] w/o intercooler :C [img]http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/409306_325912090777037_100000747462026_1029826_970135259_n.jpg[/img] Yep, that's it for now. Gotta rewire the blinkers for the bumper and it's good to go for Jap.
needs more lip
I went and drove it around for about 20 miles, it has like really bad wheel hop taking off and a little into second. When I downshift it feels like I just dumped the clutch into the gear.. Hopefully it will clear up after a couple hundred miles. Maybe I just can't drive it or something. My mounts seemed pretty stiff although I just kinda let the motor hang around in there for a couple months. Do you think this could be my mounts instead of the clutch? I was thinking about bringing it in to the alignment shop but I don't know if they want a car that is going to jerk it's way up onto the lift and try to spin tires even if you attempt to ride the clutch lol.
Welcome to having a new clutch. It's going to be pretty grabby until it's worn in.
Started gathering copper from the little Onan and the conductors. Still trying to get the pistons, valves, and cam out, but this thing is rusted and packed with mud through and through.
[QUOTE=teslacoil;34285530]Started gathering copper from the little Onan and the conductors. Still trying to get the pistons, valves, and cam out, but this thing is rusted and packed with mud through and through.[/QUOTE] What have you been using to break up the rust? PB Blaster is really good for that, and Marvel Mystery oil. The motto for that stuff should be "NOM NOM SLUDGE AND RUST".
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