Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by awptickes, Apr 7, 2019.
Same thing happened to me (rear control arm to shock bolt broke off), and I spent two days soaking it with PB Blaster. I ended up just replacing both control arms with aftermarket replacements. Car has 200k+ miles, so figured new bushings anywhere possible couldn't hurt.
Did they both break, or just the one? I don't know what it is, but for me, it seems like the passenger side one near the exhaust is always the one that does this. The other one came out fairly easily.
Thursday I left work early because I had a pretty bad cold. Well, I still have the cold 3 days later. Uff.
I have about 2 good hours each day where I don't feel like total garbage, last night I got the bolts thrown in the LCAs, and got her on the ground finally. I also rotated the exhaust tubing clamp, and figured out how to put another hanger on there to bring the back of the mid-pipe a couple more inches off the ground. Now I just have to get the collector flange a little higher, and then I'll finally have the exhaust the way I want it.
I cleaned up the interior a little bit more. The driver seat is still super dirty, but I'll get that done at some point.
She sits a lot lower now.
Now I'm going to try to make the next event the drag strip is open, get a time slip I'm semi-proud of, and park it in the back of garage for the winter.
Took her out tonight, and even though it's like 55F and raining, she managed a 4.8 second 0-60 time, about 6 times in a row on different roads. Now, the issue is that the roads are wet, because it's been raining for the past 4 hours -- lol.
There's no traction in any gear if I get on it. It's like driving on loose dirt, which is just like my CR-Z on winter tires today on the same roads, so pretty much. Now, 0-60 mph is only first and second gear, and it's not building full boost until 3rd or 4th, which are both totally not under the speed limit on any public road, lolol.
Unfortunately, the track (so close I hear the test and tunes from my house, or 2 miles as the crow flies) is closed this weekend, and they've decided they're only going to do Friday test and tunes for the rest of the season, so I might not get a timeslip until spring. Which sucks, because this is boost season. Oh well, maybe I'll catch a break and get to the track before the first snow.
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