Dobler's eK Build


Do1313R

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Update:
So the dying issue turned out to be a faulty IACV. Luckily i had a JDM IACV laying around. I was checking all the vacuum lines yesterday and thought to myself
let just try the JDM IACV. Swapped it out and BAM... fired up and idled almost perfect!!!
So now i need to take it to a muffler shop to have a new flange welded onto it so itll fit my header.

Also dropping off some parts for paint tonight...
EK9 Rear lip, Side skirts and the black plastic section in the hatch.
 


Do1313R

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Took the car to the muffler shop over the weekend. My B Pipe didnt line up with the header, and my test pipe flange was way to small for the 2.5 collector on the header (Toda Rep)
Fist time I drove the car in over a month and fist time with the swap. It felt great to drive it again!
I still need to get a new A/C bracket, shoot timing, and take it for an alignment.

EK Muffler shop.jpg
EK Drive By.jpg
EK Engine Bay ITR VC.jpg


 


Do1313R

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Small update:
So I guess I overlooked insalling the timing belt guide when the crank pulley was installed, so the belt was walking itself off. So last night installed a new timing belt guide and now the motor sounds normal with no scraping on the belt cover.

EK TB Cover Rub.jpg
EK TB Cover.jpg
EK TB Guide Change.jpg
EK TB Guide.jpg
EK TB Gears.jpg
 


Do1313R

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Picked up and installed my painted pieces yesterday after work. (Rear Lip, Side Skirts, and Hatch center piece)
Photos aren't that great, the sun went down pretty quick.


EP Painted Parts.jpg
EK Painted Sides Installed.jpg
EK CTR rear lip.jpg
 

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Do1313R

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Took the car to my homies shop so he can check everything and set timing...
Now I just need an alignment and the everything will be good.
I also need a P7J A/C bracket so I still don't have A/C

EK Bay Nasti Garage.jpg
 


Do1313R

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Small update:
Over the weekend i fixed my rear lip fitment. I wasn't lining up correctly so i had to drill the holes out a little more and and pull the lip up. Has a small gap on the end, not too bad tho.
I also took some night photos...
EK Rear Lip.jpg
EK Rear Lip Side.jpg


EK Rear Lip.jpg
EK Rear Lip Side.jpg
EK Norwalk Sign Side 1.jpg
EK Norwalk Sign Engine.jpg
 


Do1313R

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Cleaned the underside of my hood yesterday. Using some .99 cent store bathroom foam cleaner. Came out pretty good, I didn't want to scrub too much as it starts to rub off the rust enamel stuff Honda used on the engine bays and under hood on Hatchbacks here in the States.
EK Hood Dirty.jpg
EK Hood Cleaner.jpg
EK Hood Foam.jpg
EK Hood Clean.jpg
 


AzAc54

K20 VSM EK
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VSM EJ9 - Sold, Civic Jordan #64 - Sold, 96 Spec DC2 - Sold, VSM EK K20 - Current
Enjoying this build dude, looks real clean subtle! Also have a VSM EK like yourself which ive not long finished K swapping :nice: what are your future plans? Nice to see some action on the forum, thought those days were gone!
 


Do1313R

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Enjoying this build dude, looks real clean subtle! Also have a VSM EK like yourself which ive not long finished K swapping :nice: what are your future plans? Nice to see some action on the forum, thought those days were gone!
Thanks man! Yeah I was trying to keep the car off social media and keep it forum based.
Plans are to hit up a few track days with VTEC Club, and HFF challenge.
As for mods, i have a few small things laying around ill be adding, other then that, i just want to re-tune and just enjoy the car for awhile.
 


AzAc54

K20 VSM EK
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VSM EJ9 - Sold, Civic Jordan #64 - Sold, 96 Spec DC2 - Sold, VSM EK K20 - Current
Thanks man! Yeah I was trying to keep the car off social media and keep it forum based.
Plans are to hit up a few track days with VTEC Club, and HFF challenge.
As for mods, i have a few small things laying around ill be adding, other then that, i just want to re-tune and just enjoy the car for awhile.
Much better on the forums, more genuine people or like minded people should I say. I follow a few people who are involved with VTEC Club races, looks so cool. Looking forward to seeing what else you do man.
 


Do1313R

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yeah i have to agree. i really miss NWP!!!
 


Do1313R

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Small update:
Got a long over due alignment over the weekend. The alignment was all out of whack.
Also received my OEM EK9 front and rear H emblems.


EK Chewerks.jpg


EK9 Emblems.jpg
 


Pete180

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Love those wheels! I need to try a set on my coupe. I spot an NWP plate holder too lol
 



Ghettomonster

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Honda Civic EJ9
Where do you get those number plate surrounds from? Searched everywhere and only comes up american sites
 




civicx3

Drop a gear & disappear!
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nice pictures and car! that one of the front end reflecting in the water is a good shot, what camera you using?
 



Do1313R

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Em1, ek9 rep
Short video of me tuning the other night.
Made 187WHP and 133TQ.
B18C5 With Bolt-ons.
 


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