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Old 07-12-2018, 03:03 PM   #721
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Perfect reply, thanks! I'm trying to avoid the pillar pod. Looks too street-racey to me, and I'd prefer something closer to OEM. So far I've just got a custom cluster in the glove box. It looks great, since I could flock it to match the glove box liner if I wanted, but I'd really like oil temp and pressure in immediate sight. Might be worth trying to buff a slight shine into the Ortiz.
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:31 PM   #722
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Yeah I really didn't want the A pillar for the same reasons. I thought about sanding it all down and painting it with some different paint or trying to buff this one. There are just so many tiny ledges and hard 90* corners that it would take many hours to do. I just haven't had the time to put it on the list of modifications to make to the car. Eventually I'm going to do something about it. Not sure when, the list of crap to do doesn't ever seem to get smaller no matter how much stuff I keep doing to the car. Oil pressure is the next gauge on the list to fill out the Ortiz pods.
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:38 PM   #723
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I forgot to list one other thing that I've done to Lola.

Sonikaccord was nice enough to do a few mods on my ECU for me.

- Install Xenocron IAB kit
- Re-install resistors for ELD
- Solder in knock daughter board

I have received it back and re-installed it into Lola. The H22 is so much more free with a tuned ECU than the stock P13.

Some bad news about this, is that the knock board still doesn't work meaning the PCB main board doesn't have all the circuitry needed even with the daughter board there.

The ELD circuity is back though so now when things kick on the engine doesn't bog out. This is a huge improvement. I've wired the wideband O2 sensor to the extra wiring that you can purchase for the S300 V3.

The IAB circuitry is working I believe. I think my solenoid on the IAB is bad though, so I can't verify this for sure at the moment. I did grab a few IAB assemblies up at the other garage last night, so I will know soon.
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:51 PM   #724
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The car is looking incredibly nice Will. You might not want to button up that column with a 5th gen combo switch just yet. Iíve got an MDX lighting combo switch mod coming. Same style stalk but with automatic light function and soon DRL also.
I noticed the CL carpet with the black trunk/gas plastics. Itís really not a bad mix. The more black you add to the interior, the darker the carpet will look. Itís a great choice as Black coupe carpet is a pretty scarce option. CB carpet is shit compared to the CL stuff anyways lol.
Also to note: the A11 controller comes from 95 V6 Accords. 96 & up is an A12 and wonít work.
I know it's a '95 I just had some fat fingers.

I have all of the extra black trim pieces for a coupe. You just don't seem them most of the time in my pictures. If you notice there is the black passengers foot well kick plate. I think between the black and grey that is the end goal the carpet will look just right. I also have a set of CD5 grey floor mats I'm going to see how they fit in the Accord. I might wait to see the MDX stalk works, then again I could have a CD5 light stalk fully modded in about an hour. I'm really hoping to find a grey EX coupe soon, so I can get the interior finished out.

So true that the CL carpet is so much nicer than the Accord carpets!

Thanks again for the light switches they are very nice.
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:47 AM   #725
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Yesterday I received the B series Civic radiator and got it installed into Lola. I'm really hoping that this will solve my overheating issues. Granted it wasn't overheating like you might think. Just while driving the temps would start to climb up and eventually it would overheat, but knowing it would doing this I could compensate and keep it from overheating. Granted out summer isn't hot yet and I was having problems already I really needed to get it solved. I bled the system and let it warm up to temp and cycle the coolant a few times, before calling it a night. I also managed to get 3 things knocked off the list for old Lola. New upper radiator hose, replaced the driver side motor mount bracket, and installed the timing covers. I'm finally making some real progress on old Lola, thank goodness!
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Old 07-13-2018, 07:42 PM   #726
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Yesterday I received the B series Civic radiator and got it installed into Lola. I'm really hoping that this will solve my overheating issues. Granted it wasn't overheating like you might think. Just while driving the temps would start to climb up and eventually it would overheat, but knowing it would doing this I could compensate and keep it from overheating. Granted out summer isn't hot yet and I was having problems already I really needed to get it solved. I bled the system and let it warm up to temp and cycle the coolant a few times, before calling it a night. I also managed to get 3 things knocked off the list for old Lola. New upper radiator hose, replaced the driver side motor mount bracket, and installed the timing covers. I'm finally making some real progress on old Lola, thank goodness!
Sweeet. Just curious, how were you compensating for the over heating?
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Sweeet. Just curious, how were you compensating for the over heating?
Drove slower, speed limits on the interstate around here is 80 MPH, I was only going around 70 MPH putting less load on the engine. Also I cut all the accessories except the blower motor at full blast, while turning the heat to 1/2 to allow the heater core to act as a 2nd radiator to dissipate heat. I stopped and kicked open the rear coupe wing windows, rolled the front windows down only about 1/3 of the way (to create less drag for the engine to pull, as the cabin is a giant parachute when the windows are down), and opened the sunroof about 1/2 way. This allowed the car to maintain a consistent temp on the trip home, granted I was sweating my balls off.
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Drove slower, speed limits on the interstate around here is 80 MPH, I was only going around 70 MPH putting less load on the engine. Also I cut all the accessories except the blower motor at full blast, while turning the heat to 1/2 to allow the heater core to act as a 2nd radiator to dissipate heat. I stopped and kicked open the rear coupe wing windows, rolled the front windows down only about 1/3 of the way (to create less drag for the engine to pull, as the cabin is a giant parachute when the windows are down), and opened the sunroof about 1/2 way. This allowed the car to maintain a consistent temp on the trip home, granted I was sweating my balls off.
So did you find the answer? This all sounds like a water pump with worn down blades....
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So did you find the answer? This all sounds like a water pump with worn down blades....
I doubt it's the water pump, was brand new OEM when I rebuilt the engine, doubt it's worn out in 12k miles.

These are the first instances of driving the car in hot temps with the Civic radiator. When I first swapped it, it was December or something.

I think I found the answer is I can't use A/C in town with a Civic radiator. Still thinking about a block off plate in the front half of the condenser. Unlike almost all of you that have the Civic radiators almost none of you if any have kept the A/C system. So I'm having to figure out how to keep the temps down with another system generating heat in front of the smaller radiator as well.

Out on the interstate or highways things seem to be alright. I'm going to go on another drive today, and see what I discover in some hot temps. I did just go out and grab lunch in Lola and in traffic with the A/C on the temps were starting to climb. After switching the A/C off and driving a few blocks the temp was right back to normal.

Another possibility may be the fact that I need to separate out my fans? I have them stacked currently. Something like follows:

XXXXXXXXX----Fan------
------Condenser---------
XXXXXXXXX-----Rad----
XXXXXXXXX----Fan-----

The X's are empty space since web forums ignore spaces and I don't want to lookup the web code to do it.

I know this isn't the best but it represents how the front of the car is configured currently. The fan in the front is the condenser fan that used to be in front of the exhaust manifold/header. I rerouted the wiring and placed a slim fan on the condenser. Would a better setup be something like follows?

-------Condenser---------
---Fan----XXX-----Rad----
XXXXXXXXXX-----Fan----

This would dissipate more heat off the condenser, that wouldn't have to be being sucked through the radiator as well? Do I need to build a block off plate of aluminium with circles cut to only allow air through where the fans are?

Always up for tips and comments guys!
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I doubt it's the water pump, was brand new OEM when I rebuilt the engine, doubt it's worn out in 12k miles.

These are the first instances of driving the car in hot temps with the Civic radiator. When I first swapped it, it was December or something.

I think I found the answer is I can't use A/C in town with a Civic radiator. Still thinking about a block off plate in the front half of the condenser. Unlike almost all of you that have the Civic radiators almost none of you if any have kept the A/C system. So I'm having to figure out how to keep the temps down with another system generating heat in front of the smaller radiator as well.

Out on the interstate or highways things seem to be alright. I'm going to go on another drive today, and see what I discover in some hot temps. I did just go out and grab lunch in Lola and in traffic with the A/C on the temps were starting to climb. After switching the A/C off and driving a few blocks the temp was right back to normal.

Another possibility may be the fact that I need to separate out my fans? I have them stacked currently. Something like follows:

-----------------Fan------
------Condenser---------
XXXXXXXXX-----Rad----
XXXXXXXXX----Fan-----

The X's are empty space since web forums ignore spaces and I don't want to lookup the web code to do it.

I know this isn't the best but it represents how the front of the car is configured currently. The fan in the front is the condenser fan that used to be in front of the exhaust manifold/header. I rerouted the wiring and placed a slim fan on the condenser. Would a better setup be something like follows?

-------Condenser---------
---Fan----XXX-----Rad----
XXXXXXXXXX-----Fan----

This would dissipate more heat off the condenser, that wouldn't have to be being sucked through the radiator as well? Do I need to build a block off plate of aluminium with circles cut to only allow air through where the fans are?

Always up for tips and comments guys!

Ya, i see your problem. Why not just have......

-----Condenser----
-----R---a---d-----
-----F---a---n-----

and block off one half. My setup was this...

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Ya, i see your problem. Why not just have......

-----Condenser----
-----R---a---d-----
-----F---a---n-----

and block off one half. My setup was this...
So basically just leave both fans as they are, and build a block off plate for the front half of the condenser.
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