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  • owequitit
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    That doesn't seem like a lot of time on the engine for the blow by to disappear completely. I know on all of our stock engines, there was only a tiny bit of measurable oil loss in the beginning, if any, and they typically didn't completely settle down until a few thousand miles were on the odometer. I know that handbuilt would be slightly different, but I can't imagine it not taking a small while to bed the rings, unless you specifically broke it in on a dyno.

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  • Raf99
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    Ya, i agree. I haven't thought up a good method yet, but I will.

    Well, took the car for another drive today. Got my first drive video ........



    I would say I have about 3-4 hours of driving on the engine after rebuild. Doesn't leak a drop, works just great, except.....

    Catch can...




    Hmmm... so problem not solved after all.



    Oil level is fine. This leads to the question, when and why do people route the catch can back to the pan. How much blow by is acceptable. I'm guessing that all engines when built have little blow by (assuming piston rings are good). As the engine wears out you'll get more and more, and may require the catch can to loop back to the oil pan or empty the can. My compression is good, but ..... I get this issue. I read online about people having good compression but also have this. I went 5 years without this issue prior. So I'll guess it's rings that need replacing or have worn a bit. Any thoughts folks?

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  • SSMAccord
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    I think the solution to the butter knife issue is having a kill circuit for the main relay. The ignition would be destroyed but the car would be intact.

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  • Raf99
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    Just took Sally for a 2 hour drive. Man...she is good to go!! No leaks, no issues. Only issue is passenger side hi-beam does not work.

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  • Raf99
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    Well...... I put insurance back on Sally and took her for a drive today. Only adjustment was I blew a intercooler pipe off and a tiny clutch adjustment. No leaks, and good to go!

    I got rid of the push button start........ !

    - Felt cheap
    - Sounded cheap
    - 1 controller box already failed
    - Getting different reactions from it (sometimes it makes no sound, sometimes it doesn't respond)

    I just can't trust it. The only thing I liked about it was the looks.



    Have to do something about these....




    Only part i liked...


    Back to being able to use a butter knife :P


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  • SSMAccord
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    This does look very complete. I’m digging the side skirts and lips.

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  • Grumpys93
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    She does look real nice dude. Like I said I switched back to the old key method and haven't had any problems since. If I plan to leave the car outside for more then a couple mins, I always use my anti theft methods, aka circuit breaker, removing steering wheel and a couple other things. I dont have any radio presets and the clock doesn't bother me being wrong. But damn Sally looks great. I really want a carbon fiber trunk as well, though I don't know if any are in circulation now. Should have pull the trigger many many moons ago..

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  • Raf99
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    Today I went to start the car and had the same issue with the push button start. It's like it has no power. 2min later it worked. And one of the starts it had no sound, but it did light up. & when it does have sound it sounds like a very very cheap ... thing. I don't trust it. I think I'll eventually go back to the key method although you could start it with a butter knife. haha

    But....... on with the show! There's no camera filters on these pics! And besides a carbon fiber hood and trunk I'd say Sally is pretty much complete!
    Fini on painting the side skirts and rear / front lip!









    Last edited by Raf99; 07-19-2022, 06:08 AM.

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  • Raf99
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    Some updates for all......

    I did get the new JDM Distributor ECU for the push button start. Installed it and the unit (push start button) lighted right up. & the car started right up too. But... this worries me.
    - The face that the owner just sent one out immediately, no questions asked
    - The face that he's now not asking for the old unit back & has no questions of what the issue might be
    - The fact that I've had very little use out of this unit and it broke

    Don't know if I should trust it.........



    Nothing stands out here. No cheap solder joints, no Made In China stamps. No blown capacitors, ..... nothing bad at all.





    Went to work on the side skirts and rear lips. Didn't put too much effort in to these as they are side skirts. But they still needed some work.
    - Re-soldered the top as well as the joints to the backside of the unit. Basically melting plastic to plastic
    - Sanded, filled a little, sanded

    Have a really good feeling about how the look will turn out, will have some fini pics tomorrow!






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  • NH-503P-3
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    I see wha cha did. I forgot there’s a thinner spot at the top of the crash bar. Jdm & edm bumpers have no crash bar. It’s just a small bumper bar with mount holes on either side for the poles. But I’m saving mine for my coupe. It leaves allot of room for an intercooler. But my wagon needs the pole and I have the intersection lights for it. Thanks for the info meng.

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  • Raf99
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    Hey! I seen your MRT and the white wheels. All I could think was. ... "the white wheels make me feel 17!". " the chrome wheels make me feel 30" . Both are great and I can't decide which ones to be honest....

    Wellll...........Nope, I did not have to cut any of that horrible gross black death fiberglass stuff. But of course I got smart with it as my intersection lights are in the way. But you can tell that it was meant to go down the side of the bumper, the way the mount is... with the screws facing toward the bumper, and how the wires run. But our bumpers have none of the "stuff" it would mount to. There's just nothing there.

    - I reversed the bracket and wires to make it fit the other way.
    - After determining that it was as thick as the white styrofoam part I cut out the spot where it will sit (see pic) . Then I drilled holes in the black fiberglass thing so that when I put the bumper on (with the pole) the bolts went into holes drilled in the fiberglass thing. It's super secure now. Hope that makes sense.








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  • NH-503P-3
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    Oh and I have a real cb accord rear fog button if you need one. But they go in the dash bezel same as the front fog so you’ll have to get a console button for the front fog. Like an integra one.

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  • NH-503P-3
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    Yo John! Hey did you have to cut a notch out of your bumper bar to fit the bumper pole in there? Or are you running the jdm style bumper bar? I’ve gotta mount one on my wagons bumper.

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  • Grumpys93
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    Originally posted by SSMAccord View Post
    I’ve been watching the JDI kit for a while, but haven’t pulled the trigger because I like having the column lock when working on front end suspension. That said, could you replace the JDI switch with an S2000 (or other button since lots of cars have them now)? It would require putting the button somewhere else of course.
    If I recall correctly you cant use the s2000 because it has more then 2 posts and requires a different relay setup.


    John, Love the Bumper pole looks really awesome, congrats on getting it working oem style. I want one as well, hopefully another complete one pops up in the near future. Though my under dash fusebox plugs are also being taken up by my auto headlights, So may have to move that around

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  • SSMAccord
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    This is all buttoned up! She looks better than ever.

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