B16A refresh

B16A refresh

Whenever buying a used “JDM” motor, or even a used motor from the states its best to do at least three things to refresh it and ensure its reliability. Since the motor is out of the car, this makes it a perfect opportunity to replace some of  the things that are a pain to access while the motor is in the car. The most common thing to replace is the timing belt. The timing belt replacement intervals are not only…

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How to: B series Weld in Oil Pan baffle

How to: B series Weld in Oil Pan baffle

I know. I know. I’ve missed two weeks worth of blog posts, but lets be honest, don’t we have bigger things to worry about now with all the crazy virus stuff going on. As for me, I was just starting to settle into my new position at work and figure out how I would be able to still create content weekly, when BAM! The COVID-19 hit and it hit hard. I work in a grocery store and because of all…

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How to install Origin fabrication S2000 UCA mount gussets

How to install Origin fabrication S2000 UCA mount gussets

Before I get into explaining all about why you would need to get these gussets and how to install them, let me explain why I didn’t post a blog last week. If you read the last blog post, you would know that I was applying for a new job and wasn’t sure when I would be able to do any car projects. I ended up getting that new position, and had to immediately start my new job just 7 days…

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B20 STUFF (THE SAGA OF MY FAMILY’S ’99 CRV) PART 5

B20 STUFF (THE SAGA OF MY FAMILY’S ’99 CRV) PART 5

For the past couple of weeks i’ve had to put the blog, my dads crv, and my b16 swap on the backburner, because i’m applying for a better position at work and have had to focus all of my attention on that. Resumes, action plans, due diligence, and chatting with corporate execs has pretty much used up any free time i’ve had. I even thought about not posting the blog this week just because I haven’t done any work on…

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Eric’s K20 Sleeper (the resurrection)

Eric’s K20 Sleeper (the resurrection)

In 2014 I took on the task of building my brother a fast, reliable, daily driver. One that he would be able to use literally every day, and still be fun and fast. On june 18th 2014 I purchased Eric’s true unicron, a 1992 one owner civic vx. (please excuse bad instagram filter from 2014) It was as virgin as it gets. on July 2nd 2014, we were off to Hmotors to purchase our K20 swaps. Once back in Vegas…

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B20 STUFF (THE SAGA OF MY FAMILY’S ’99 CRV) PART 4

B20 STUFF (THE SAGA OF MY FAMILY’S ’99 CRV) PART 4

Things have been pretty busy for me lately with all the projects i’m working on, (CRV, my brothers K swap civic, tinkering with my K swap civic, and trying to get all the parts ready for the B16 swap into my 4 door) but the CRV has priority since my dad needs to have a daily driver. I’ve been able to have his CRV for so long, since my Sister was in  Australia (where her fiance lives) for about 5…

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Feal 441+ coilover install

Feal 441+ coilover install

Ever’s car finally got lowered! If you have been following his build then you will know this has been a long time coming, and if you haven’t been following the build then let me get you up to speed. You see, Ever has a NSX and he uses it to do HPDE events, but as you would imagine there is quite a cringe factor for him on track with it. He knew that one day the inevitable would happen and…

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3 Dudes 1 Track (Audi Club adventures @SMMR)

3 Dudes 1 Track (Audi Club adventures @SMMR)

Last Friday we all attended our first Audi club event. We were intrigued by this event not only because it was going to be the Andretti 4 mile config, but it was also going to be run as an open test day. This meant that there would be no groups and the only time the track was going to be cold would be for the 1 hour lunch (which was included for us with our registration fee). As events gets…

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B20 stuff (the saga of my family’s ’99 CRV) Part 3

B20 stuff (the saga of my family’s ’99 CRV) Part 3

On this installment of the CRV project, ill be talking about the JDM motor and refreshing it. New gaskets, oil pump, water pump, timing belt, swapping the intake manifold over from the USDM one, and some other small things to make it work with the USDM CRV so it will pass smog, and making sure there will be no CEL’s. I am just going to go ahead and jump straight into it. If you missed the first two parts to…

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B20 Stuff (the saga of my family’s 99 Honda CRV) Part 2

B20 Stuff (the saga of my family’s 99 Honda CRV) Part 2

Thanks for coming back for part 2! I know this might not sound like, or even be the most exciting thing to read about, but for me its more than just replacing a motor in a 20 year old car. It’s a way to relive my youth, and stumble across memories that I haven’t thought of in 20 years. There nothing performance about this, there’s nothing fast, nothing even really functional. It’s just raw, working on a basic daily driver…

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