Honda Civic EJ9 1.4 Rebuild 19/02/16


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Update:
So with the engine- it wasn't running properly, it wouldn't Rev past 2.5k and just resulting in bogging down, so I took the whole throttle body off again and gave it all a big clean leaving some parts to soak in brake cleaner! Built it back up the next day with a fresh tank of fuel and it fired and runs great now!

Got the full exhaust put on with a shortend lower manifoldwith a bash guard tacked on the lower section and shortend hangers for extra clearence.
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Once the exhaust was sealed on I raised the coilovers up to get it ready for it's MOT
Will need to go abit higher still.
also got the car down on all fours again! to check clearance everywhere.

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After this i made a new side skirt running board out of some strong plastic from a hard wear shop and got it attached to the skirt.
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Also tested the car moving forwards and back, couldn't really move much as the unit is a mess but it all works well feels good in the gears and the clutch feels great!
 

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Update : Nothing mega but still pushing on! MOT booked for Tuesday so getting last things sorted,

Finished sanding down the rear ek9 lip
And then got in a few coats of primer
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Also finished off the rear bumper and aswell got that in primer
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Also laid on some stickers that are going to be on the windscreen


Just in the process of raising the car again for the MOT
Rears are ready, just mid way through the fronts.
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Update;
So to start with I finished off the rear bumper with fitted the ek9 rear lip using some stainless Alan key bolts
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Then fitted the bumper on the car, had to drill new holes in arch to fix the bumper on,
Sadly no pictures.

Once I got that done I the fitted the rear plate with a little extra touch
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Then the battery needed fixing down
So used the original tie down set up from the engine bay
And welded the long struts into the rear of the car, and then built all the rear interior
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Will clean the cable up and route it a lot nicer when I get time.
Once this was finished I raised both front coilovers once more and let the car warm up
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Then cleared some space and drove it out the unit!!
Speedo dosent work for some reason but didn't look to much into it will check next time.
Drove the car into the yard and gave it all a check over as its ready for its MOT
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Then shut the unit up and drove it up to the local garage for its MOT tomorrow!!
It drove nice but abit of a knocking noise on the drivers side so will look over that when I get it back!
But other than that it's good! Exhaust sounds meaty, clutch feels great and intake sounds good! Didn't give it much of a beating as I'm letting things settle and it was late!
But made it to the garage!
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King Sir

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is that a 180 runnin the parada spec 2s i see in the background? Besta luck with mot
 


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UPDATE:
GOOD NEWS!
The civic passed its MOT with only 3 advisorys, and in my eyes they arnt real advisorys.
- Noisy exhaust
- No Passanger Seat
- None standard seat belt -(harness fitted)
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Only because my new seats haven't turned up yet, so had to throw in my mates bucket seats.
Drove the car back down to unit and started to flat the primer.
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Got the front end flatted before I got caught out in the rain, so decided to clean the unit abit and fit my new front splitter, the old had taken a few too many beatings.
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Once the rain stopped I got the car back into the unit to finish off some other little bits on the car, few extra bits needed primering.

Still trying to solve the problem of the alternator not charging. #15 fuse was blown, I replaced this but the speedo still didn't work, so I'm guessing the alternator won't be charging either
 



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Update:

So the car went back in the unit after the MOT to do a few last things,
All panels came off again,
Rear bumper/lip
Spoiler
Front wings
Front bumper

These needed the primer flatting and can get a better job with them off.

Firstly I wanted under spoiler black, so stripped the spoiler and painted it gloss black.
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Did the same to the underside of the spoiler.

Then the exhaust needed an extra mount on it so got that sorted,

Next day -

My new seats turned up from GSM performance. Amazing service and super fast delivery!
I chose the corbeau DFX fixed bucket seat, the slider rail that I purchase did not want to fit so I just stuck my mounts on and hoped for the best
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Fitted in perfect!
So I got my Luke racing harness in!

So it was time to start on the panels
Flatted everything to 1200 so it felt like paint. Then added a nice touch to my front splitter.
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Once the car was back outside the body got flatted the same, then laid all the panels out
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Once it was all flatted and ready I built it all back up!
And packed the boot with an emergency tool kit as I sorted some temporary insurance to start at 2pm!
Filled the car with a bit of fuel and we went!

I drove the car to a nearby garage for a wash! I had the biggest smile on my face ever!
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The car got so much attention it was crazy!
It started to over heat but I remembered when I was cleaning my throttle body I dropped coolant by accident, so topped it up and it was sweet.
Gave the car a full tank of fuel and drove it home!
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Then it was ready!
The car was going in for a wrap with vinyl image, I won't this at a local car show, £5 a ticket and you get entered into a prize draw. I still can't believe it now, but it happened the colour was chosen about a week ago and the car got booked in! So we set off
Was a drive to Leeds 30miles
1.5 hours away! I was very nervous! But the drove perfect!
Exhaust got abit annoying but nothing else!
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Vinyl image now has the car for a week!
And I'm now crazy excited to see it in its new colour!!!!
 

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King Sir

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I love this build its a bit mad :) i like different haha. Cant wait to se the finished product
 


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Update:

So having a week off from the mad rush is great! But got abit bored
So popped to the unit and prepped and painted my running boards that I made,
Painted them piano gloss black
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And also been receiving updates of the civic, the company wrapping it vinyl image are doing an amazing job! Im actually gobsmacked.
There was a few little bits I had missed and he sorted them out for me!
Sent me some teasers of the car aswell and the colour and work he has done is outstanding!!!!

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Should
Hopefully be picking the car back up Saturday!!!

I'm way too excited
 


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Update:
So! Friday I got the call saying the car is ready for collection! So shot down on Saturday! as soon as i arrived my mouth dropped wide open!!
It looked like a completely different car!!! So many little details on the wrap!
John at vinyl image is very skilled!
So the colour I went for is a black pearl rose! Shine so good in light and looks completely different in every Angle I love it!!!!
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Love the kanjo inspired embossed fuel cap
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So I set back off home with the car and made good progress! Until 10miles away from home the car died, to find a dead battery! And alternator only producing 8v, it had gone dark and recovery turned up, had a look over and couldn't find the problem, said the alternator is. Gonners, but put a spare battery in and followed us home!

Got the car back to unit and covered it up. Next day I went down and had a look in day light! Alternator sp fuse had blown again causing it not to charge, so must of been a short somewhere! Had a complete look over all the wiring to find no issue!!
Hmmm, put another fuse in and within 5 mines of the car idling it blew again!

Had abit of a test with a 10amp fuse it was ran perfect and charges at 14v
Strange!

Started to fit a few extra things to the car,
New painted running boards
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Fitted the spoiler, and took the rear bumper off to fit the lip
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Few other little bits and bobs to do with cleaning interior, fitting a stereo and sorting the harnesses out then can polish the wheels and lower the car!!!

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All comments welcome
 


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Nice progress! :nice: that colour looks sweeet, I keep looking at that evil front end lol have to say it looks mean, especially if that was right up behind me
 






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Update:

Firstly Thankyou for the comments guys! I'm glad you like the colour!

So with the car I've just been finishing up loose ends,
Mjc automotive have started sending me some of there new products to help them spread the work ect, so all my hardware with turn into there's,

Fitted a new 3 point strut brace in the bay to keep it strong as cut out turrets weakens it,
Fitted some new hardware and oil cap from MJC
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Started to polish up the work miesters, as the friend I'm borrowing them off hasn't cleaned them in a while they are taking abit of elbow grease but will get there eventually
1 wheel about 50% done
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Finished up the harness and tidied them all up,

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Gave all the interior a good clean, fitted some white led interior lights and new front floor mats.

Then took to making the battery safer,
Got a new two wire positive terminal. And made a better and fancier battery brace.
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Cars nearly ready for the drive down on Saturday, just have to finish the wheels, line all the panels up on the front, then lower the car and we are good to go!
 


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Update:

Was a mad rush this weekend to get the last few things sorted for ultimate stance.
Firstly it was little things like tightening a bonnet hinge, repainting a few things and lining the front panels up, but once I got that done I made my way to polishing all the wheels up!
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Started off in the lips with 600's then moved my way up to ultra fine wire wool and autosol metal polish!
Each wheel
Took about 35mins

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Wanted them a lot more polished but was running out of time.
So jacked the car up, lowered the front and rear suspension then got the wheels on and packed the car!
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Took a lot more emergency equipment with me this time just incase!
Had a spare battery, jump leads, assortment of fuses ect.

But off we went!
Was a 2 hour drive down to Telford for ultimate stance! It's first show
Unfortunately I didn't get accepted in the show but luckily a car group asked me over Instagram to join the club for the day.
@rollingroyalty so I happily accepted!
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The car drove down like a beaut, had no problems and it became very fun to drive!! Lightend flywheel has made a huge difference but it dosent like hills!

Took it for a well deserved wash in the morning
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Then met up with the group and made our way to the show
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The car started to get a lot of attention with the bonnet and wings then I decided the bonnet was coming off
Luckily it can fit in the boot tight squeeze but it fits
Then even more groups came and I was shocked at the amount of questions about the clear intake ect
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Will post some professional photos up when they come through,

Overall it was a good weekend and a top show! Some incredible cars inside
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