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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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B20 stuff (the saga of my family’s ’99 CR-V) Part 1

B20 stuff (the saga of my family’s ’99 CR-V) Part 1

The year was 1999, and my mom just bought her first brand new car (or any car for that matter) since 1988. This was partly my fault since I had just gotten my license, and probably drove her old car a little too hard. One late night while I was on my way home from BMXing in down town Long Beach as I pulled up to a stop sign in Palos Verdes, the car made a slight shudder. I went…

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