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  • deevergote
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    Wow... you dug up a 5 month old thread to say something COMPLETELY unrelated to the topic at hand...


    I don't know about the highest horsepower, but you certainly are in the running for the lowest IQ! Way to go, genius!

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  • sherrodsmith22
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    I have the highest HP Accord on the site ..... Sherrodsmit22

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  • WiggneedsJDM
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    Good stuff! My hand break doesn't work but in working on that...

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  • batever
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    This is not exactly a safety check but I recommend pulling off the side skirts once a year to examine the area underneath for rust. I think I could have saved about 600 bucks in body work by catching rusting before it got bad and applying rust converter if I had thought to do this every year.

    The way to do it is to pry all the plastic screws in expansion sleeves out of the bottom of the skirt all along the length of it (use a trim removal tool or a small, thin metal prybar with a "v" at the working end to fit around the fastener's shaft--insert the prying device directly around the fastener, by inserting the prying device between the skirt and the metal of the car's side rail).
    Then remove the several metal screws and washers that attach the side skirt from the front wheelwell.

    Now pull the whole skirt forwards about an inch or two inches towards the front wheel wheel to free it from the several side clips without breaking them.

    Now look at the glory of your under-side-skirt area. Make sure all drainage holes are free. Make sure all clip mounting holes are still sealed watertight, and if not apply silicone sealant. And decide and make plans about what (if anything) to do about any rust you see. Clean everything up before you reinstall the skirt and, ideally, apply a coat of wax to help protect the area.

    You can usually reuse the plastic screws and expander sleeves by removing the screws from the sleeves once they are off the vehicle and then carefully reshaping and reinserting the sleeves in the mounting holes, then inserting the screws to finish the mounting job. If the expansion sleeves are too wambly to reinsert, us a short length of stiff wire or a nail inside of them and push them into the mounting holes with that (you may need to use a vise grip to hold onto the wire or nail) , then finish off with the plastic screw.
    Last edited by batever; 09-05-2010, 08:36 PM.

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  • AaronRVegas
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    hope i am not overstepping my boundaries bumping this but it seems like its time to hit page 1 again


    very very nice write up. will be checking everything this weekend probably. thanks for the time and effort you put into this. it makes everyone safer(assuming they use it) and reminds everyone about preventative maintenance

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  • digitalightkenz
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    you know, a lot of times, we take safety for granted.

    I have a 91, and when I get on my other car, I forget to put on my seatbealt because they are automatic on the CB7 =-p.. lol makes me laugh

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  • Psychoward26
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    great write up!!!! i went and did the checks right away! you were very thorough and the safety checks really helped! thanks!

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  • skilzz
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    Originally posted by 4gen5thtime View Post
    I'd also pull the cap off the dist. and check for cracks and look at the rotor. I've had a dist. cap break on me one time in the middle of no were and that was a good 14 mile walk I'd never want to do again. Also pull the timing belt cover and the neg battery termal and rotate the motor and check the belt for any cracks or cuts.
    my biggest fear

    is this covered in detail anywhere?

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  • evil_demon_01
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    Originally posted by kkaiser7901 View Post
    so i drove the car last night back and forth from work but my wife gives me a call on her way to work and says hey the car is acting funny. Well i said turn around and come get the other vehicle, she does. I did what you said and there was a crap ton of give in the front passenger tire so Im puting in new tierods today. What else should i check while im doing that??
    Do the whole check, then you can be sure of everything else as well

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  • kkaiser7901
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    so i drove the car last night back and forth from work but my wife gives me a call on her way to work and says hey the car is acting funny. Well i said turn around and come get the other vehicle, she does. I did what you said and there was a crap ton of give in the front passenger tire so Im puting in new tierods today. What else should i check while im doing that??

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  • robert@bisimoto
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    Originally posted by be3p067 View Post
    You forgot one major major thing. Make sure your handbrake is working and adjusted properly. God forbid you lose your brakes and your handbrake cable snaps because it's the first time you've ever checked it.
    This are true words of wisdom!

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  • robert@bisimoto
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    This thread should help novice cb7 members. This is an awesome thread.

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  • evil_demon_01
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    Originally posted by 4gen5thtime View Post
    I'd also pull the cap off the dist. and check for cracks and look at the rotor. I've had a dist. cap break on me one time in the middle of no were and that was a good 14 mile walk I'd never want to do again. Also pull the timing belt cover and the neg battery termal and rotate the motor and check the belt for any cracks or cuts. Check the cv boots and make sure they are good, also drive really slow in a parking lot and make sharp turns both ways and listen for clicks.
    Thats all I got.
    Dizzy and rotor are really a separate topic, but I will add in the CV joints when I get a chance

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  • 4gen5thtime
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    I'd also pull the cap off the dist. and check for cracks and look at the rotor. I've had a dist. cap break on me one time in the middle of no were and that was a good 14 mile walk I'd never want to do again. Also pull the timing belt cover and the neg battery termal and rotate the motor and check the belt for any cracks or cuts. Check the cv boots and make sure they are good, also drive really slow in a parking lot and make sharp turns both ways and listen for clicks.
    Thats all I got.

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  • evil_demon_01
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    Originally posted by Gnyce09 View Post
    i think that sewing pin is qonna work i been havin problems with that my self
    If the pin method doesn't work for the washer jet, you can also disconnect the tube from the nozzle and blow compressed air backwards through the jet (i.e blow from where you would put the pin in)

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