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  • CyborgGT
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    The buttons themselves are broken, that's my issue. I'm sure the batteries are dead, too, but I wouldn't even be able to find out. I was hoping it would be as simple as finding a good fob and programming it like you would with any modern car that has a fob separate from the key, since the key itself isn't coded to the ignition. As it is, I just picked up a couple standard Honda blanks that I need to get cut.

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  • HenRoc
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    Can't wait to see what you do with this one man. Unfortunately you it's a pain to replace the batteries in the keys.

    The parts car I picked up had all the original keys with it but to mate it with my car I would have had to switch the locks, including the ignition and the computer that controls it (it's that black box underneath the driver seat).

    Hindsight...I should have done it since I only have one transmitter key left for mine but I didn't want to go through the hassle at the time.

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  • CyborgGT
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    Originally posted by AccordWarrior View Post
    My brother-in-law has a 2007 Accord 4-cylinder. He's getting the dreaded P0420 code on his car and basically needs a new cat. The aftermarket cats he's tried (at large expense via a mechanic) wouldn't clear the code, so the only option is for him to go OEM. Two summers ago it was a $900 part from Honda. It's now a $1,900 part.

    The bizarro thing, a 2006 Accord part is still just under $1,000. The 2007 specific cat is different :facepalm:
    Damn. I actually went aftermarket when I replaced the cat on the RSX this past October, with a Walker direct-fit. OEM wasn't worth it in that case, but the Walker cleared that same code for me. I did replace both oxygen sensors with OEM Densos at the same time just to be safe, though. Walker's donut gasket squeaks like hell, too (or could re-used spring bolts squeak?); I need to get back under there with an OEM to see if that helps. But my only real worry is that I hear aftermarket cats of any brand tend not to last more than a couple years.

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  • AccordWarrior
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    Originally posted by CyborgGT View Post
    Here's something annoying. I've kept a running list, with dates and prices, of pretty much everything I've bought for the CB since I had the sedan, everything I bought for the H22 when I originally swapped it, and up until now. I figured that since my belts have been sitting for seven years, even though they only got a year and a half of use from new when I still had that car, it's probably a good idea to replace them...

    OEM H22 timing belt, part number 14400-P13-014: $50.53 in October of 2010, $67.98 today.
    OEM H/F balancer belt, part number 13405-PT0004: $32.57 in October of 2010, $55.31 today.

    Granted, these are Majestic prices, not Honda's list prices (which probably increased, too), but they're still coming in well under list. Purely adjusting for inflation, the difference should only be $9 and $6, respectively. Geez, if you haven't already, start investing in what OEM wear items you can still get before they're gone, be they mechanical wear or things in the car you touch frequently. The biggest reason it's a shame that these aren't popular enthusiast cars is the fact that we'll never see something like Nissan's heritage program where they started making old GT-R parts again.
    My brother-in-law has a 2007 Accord 4-cylinder. He's getting the dreaded P0420 code on his car and basically needs a new cat. The aftermarket cats he's tried (at large expense via a mechanic) wouldn't clear the code, so the only option is for him to go OEM. Two summers ago it was a $900 part from Honda. It's now a $1,900 part.

    The bizarro thing, a 2006 Accord part is still just under $1,000. The 2007 specific cat is different :facepalm:

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  • CyborgGT
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    Yeah, there were some big orders in there!


    Originally posted by Grumpys93 View Post
    Which kit did you go with? For restoration?
    For the lights? Rain-X, because it came with sanding discs for a drill (1500g, 3200g, & 4000g) and I'm lazy, haha. It was $20 or something like that. I had my own set of discs from another project that allowed me to get down to 600, though; got a couple multi-packs off eBay that had 600/800/1000/1200/1500.


    And of course it's snowing again, delaying my going to Denver for the head work further. I checked the weather just last night and it said we were supposed to be clear, but now it's snowing and the forecasts are suddenly all saying snow today and tomorrow. I smacked a curb the other night going to work because of the ice pack, so I'm not risking something worse that far away from home. I should move to AZ, and be done with this weather.
    Last edited by CyborgGT; 02-09-2020, 12:23 PM.

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  • Raf99
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    reading through that maintenance records you found all I could think was the break downs the previous owner had on those days....

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  • Grumpys93
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    Which kit did you go with? For restoration?

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  • CyborgGT
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    Yeah, I've just been hooked on OEM parts thanks to my RSX. I've really tried to avoid aftermarket parts with that car unless it's been an "upgrade," and that's already started to carry over to the wagon. For the cost of that headlight repair kit, for example, I could have just about paid for new aftermarket turn signals off eBay (I'm still considering clears with a light smoke tint)... but they wouldn't have been Stanley originals. I see true classics at shows and it's cool when they have original parts on them. One day this car will be old, so I'll preserve what I can.

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  • Grumpys93
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    Yep I have noticed this as well. That is why with rockauto, anything I feel comfortable not using oem, I am stocking up on general maintenance items. But will for sure get more OEM parts that don't dry out.

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  • CyborgGT
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    Here's something annoying. I've kept a running list, with dates and prices, of pretty much everything I've bought for the CB since I had the sedan, everything I bought for the H22 when I originally swapped it, and up until now. I figured that since my belts have been sitting for seven years, even though they only got a year and a half of use from new when I still had that car, it's probably a good idea to replace them...

    OEM H22 timing belt, part number 14400-P13-014: $50.53 in October of 2010, $67.98 today.
    OEM H/F balancer belt, part number 13405-PT0004: $32.57 in October of 2010, $55.31 today.

    Granted, these are Majestic prices, not Honda's list prices (which probably increased, too), but they're still coming in well under list. Purely adjusting for inflation, the difference should only be $9 and $6, respectively. Geez, if you haven't already, start investing in what OEM wear items you can still get before they're gone, be they mechanical wear or things in the car you touch frequently. The biggest reason it's a shame that these aren't popular enthusiast cars is the fact that we'll never see something like Nissan's heritage program where they started making old GT-R parts again.

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  • CyborgGT
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    Working on refinishing the turn signals today. The bottom one was only attacked with a headlight restoration kit, with 1500/3200/4000 grit sanding discs and polish. For the one on top I went even rougher, starting with 600 grit and stepping it up toward 4000 and polish. There's still some pitting, but it's looking pretty damn good if I do say so myself. Now that that's boosted my confidence in this kind of job, the headlights will be refinished as well. I've got some 3M clear protective film on the way to prevent future damage from rock chips and other dulling.

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  • CyborgGT
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    "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..."



    A ton of stuff came in this week, tools and parts for the engine and trans swap, as well as some small cosmetic pieces. Notables:

    - Exedy Stage 1 clutch
    - Competition 11.56 lb flywheel
    - MTEC shift springs
    - block heater, so I can not worry about starting this thing up in winter
    - '05-'10 Ody rear wiper arm (thanks, excalibur02, for the idea!)
    - Valex clutch line
    - newer spring-style lost motion assemblies
    - balance shaft seal retainer, since my H22 didn't come with one
    - S2000 oil filters
    - EM1 VTEC-yo qp decals... I had to, haha

    I didn't end up taking my head in to the machine shop last Monday because I started a full brake job on the RSX Sunday and of course that didn't go as smoothly as planned. Tomorrow, though (*edit - failed attempt #2, due to weather and the shop being an hour away; not worth the accident risk). I still need to find someone local to re-sleeve the block and make sure the crank is still straight; hopefully I can find a local business to support rather than shipping it out. One nice surprise is that at the junkyard I found the "Type R style" black mesh grille I'd been planning on ordering, for just $5. Not even so much as a crack in it, either. The grille in the shots of my old sedan was a DIY using the stock grille; I'll probably do that again to retain the H, but later. Otherwise I've just been working on fixing the little cosmetic issues with the car, installing the parts from/since my sedan so they're not taking up space in my storage unit, and in the morning I'll be headed back to the junkyard for that missing window. Hopefully I can score some other OEM 'upgrades' there as well. I'll get photos once it's all done. The manual transmission itself might be awhile. I'm trying to hold out for at least a Prelude H23 trans, since those and the H22 models do appear every once in a long while. Interestingly, I did spot a fifth-gen Prelude at the 'yard with an F23 block and P13 head... unfortunately it had an Accord transmission in it.

    I think my plan with this is to do the trans swap on the F22 first, make sure that's running smoothly, and then swap in the H. That way if I hit an electrical problem or something it'll be easier to narrow down.
    Last edited by CyborgGT; 02-04-2020, 03:37 AM.

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  • af_1132
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    There we go! You have your chassis now! I am glad you were able to make it happen so relatively soon! You are back in the game, not that you ever left IMO.

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  • CyborgGT
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    Originally posted by Grumpys93 View Post
    Congrats on getting back in the game!
    I was smiling literally all day that day. I'm probably more excited about this than should be normal. Too bad my work schedule sucks; I won't be able to take my head and block in for machine work until hopefully next Monday.

    Also, Honda has discontinued the half shaft inner seal (pt# 91262-SH3-000). I ordered all those pieces associated with that bearing for the manual conversion so it's all fresh, and now I don't know what I'm going to do there. Maybe the old one can be reused...
    Last edited by CyborgGT; 04-18-2021, 05:58 PM.

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  • SSMAccord
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    This is the content we deserve. I look forward to seeing this take shape.

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