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w0rd...those f'n rivets were no match for my dremel

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  1. hosmer

    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    I got the new TB I ordered yesterday from another yard...not even close. It wasn't even a honda nevermind an Integra. So I was pissed and said fuck it, I'll drill out the GD rivets and whatnot. After drilling for a bit and getting frustrated, I started bashing the old TPS w/a hammer and a flat head screwdriver.

    Well wouldn't you know it, the rivets are actually screws. No one told me this...




    So, I take both TB's home. 2 quicks passes w/the dremel and I had flat head screws instead of rivets.

    Went to the toolbox and found a couple bolts w/the phillips head centers and screwed the old (new) TPS back into the B18 throttlebody...A+

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    Battle Pope New Member

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    Duh, dude. Just cut a slot into the head of the "rivet" and you can screw it right out.

    I figured you of all people would know, working at a salvage yard.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    awesome dude!

    just remember, mirage's have bolt-on TPS with the lines aready cut into the top of the rivet so you can screwit up.
     
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    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    Before Sunday, I never thought twice about a TPS



    I have a good dozen or so swaps under my belt (most were Honda's) and its never come up...I simply didn't know

    Live and learn....then learn again
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    Hope I didn't come off as a total dick in that post - was meant in jest, really.

    I thought it was common knowledge though lol
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    TPSs are designed to adjust anyway - I've NEVER seen a rivetted one.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    guess they are on hondas [​IMG]
     
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    "Yeah. It's just that we're putting new coversheets on all the TPS reports *before* they go out now. So if you could just remember to do that from now on, that'd be great. Alllll... right!"
     
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    StealthMode Kung Foolin'

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    Don't touch my stapler.
     
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    All the USDM TPSes were 'rivetted' on using tamper proof screws.

    Must not have looked at too many of them, eh?
     
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    hybrid89 thistownsucks...

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    thats why you can't go to Honda and buy a TPS..they make you buy the whole TB
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Well ain't that a pisser. My CRX is bolted in place, and the Civic is DPFI baby !
     
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    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    Speaking of DPFI's...I'm supposedly getting a 91 DX hatch in sometime in the near future.


    And its driveable
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    a few hundred...I'll see what it looks like when it gets here and post pics.


    All I know is its white, a 5 speed, a DX, and supposedly has clean quarters
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    no, not that one :)
     
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    I'm interested. Contact me when it comes in.
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    Thank god.....wheeeeho [​IMG]
     
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