General Tech Articles

Articles not necessarily pertaining to swaps or forced induction. Suspension, brakes, engine building, general how-to's and so forth.
I put this guide together because I'm tired of seeing the SAME threads over and over of simple questions that can be answered in one simple post like this one. This thread is designed to be an end-all, tell-all type thread. Please keep in mind though, that this is still just a general guide. Lsvtec/b20vtec engines are not honda manufactured engines. With that said, there are hundreds of combinations you can build. Also, please be aware that this guide is assembled on an intermediate level, and in my opinion anyone reading this guide can perform all of the steps outlined. I left out things like how to hone cylinders, install bearings, pistons, rings, valve seals, etc. Because honestly, I don't want people attempting it based on my...
How to Install an Aftermarket Steering Wheel Ok before I begin, I know that there are already plenty writeups on this but I've found most of them to be incomplete and only cover the actual installation of the wheel. In this write up, I intend to give you as complete guidelines as possible to remove the stock steering wheel, install the new hub, quick release, and steering wheel, wire the horn, jump your SRS system so that your other airbags still work, and how to relocate your cruise control. Disclaimer: Now remember this is only a guide and I nor the owners of this site assume responsibility for any injuries or damages you do to yourself or your vehicle. This write up is particular to the EM1 99-00 civic si, but can be used as a...
How to Remove a Steering Wheel with an SRS Airbag Ok, so today I started my intermittent wiper project. I have read threads about it being a plug and play deal, but IT IS NOT. Ones without the intermitent wipers, do not have the plug in the back of the switch. Now, chances are that it is taped up under the dash, with the power mirror and sunroof switchs, I have seen them, but in my time constraints, I couldn't look around for it. So I will update this when I find it.... This how to can be used to say replace your steering wheel with a new high speed one, or do the intermitent wiper "mod" or just or some maintance under there, but are nervous about playing with your SRS. First step is to disconnect BOTH positive (+) and negative (-)...
How to install a 99-00 civic Si EM1 Cluster in your EF Civic I installed it in my 91 CRX si. All the wiring is done for a 90-91 Crx. The wiring is the same for 90-91 civic hatches. The fitment may be a little different in hatches but should work. I am getting mixed feedback about the wiring for 88-89 models, I am not 100% positive if the wiring is the same but I will have it figured out shortly and will add the 88-89 wiring when finished. OK 88-89 wiring is added. The wire colors are the same but the pin placements are different. I added clip pictures and a chart for the 88-89 crx/civics. Another thing you will have to change is the dimmer switch clip for the 90-91 cluster hood. Just swap the 88-89 clip with the 90-91 clip. The wire...
editors note: Originally posted by Adam P and edited for cleanliness.. How to Chip a Honda OBD1 ECU Saved here in the forums for preservation USDM OBD1 ECU Chipping So, you want to chip your obd1 usdm ecu. You didn't listen to me tell you to get a Hondata, or if you did listen and you are reading this... good job. On a scale of 1-10, the difficulty of chipping an ECU is a 3. Just follow these simple instructions and you should be revving past your stock rev limiter using your stock valve train and floating valves in no time, because chances you also didn't listen to me when I told you that your stock cams don't make power over 8000 rpm and your stock valve springs and retainers also can't handle the revs. So sit back, chip your ECU...
J30 Honda Accord V6 J Series Torque Specs Torque Specs (ft/lbs) Auto Drain Plug: 36 Manual Drain Plug: 29 Spark Plug: 156 in/lbs Wheel Lug Nuts: 80 Water Pump Retaining Bolts: 104 in/lbs Thermostat housing cover bolts: 104 in/lbs Throttle Body Mounting Nuts: 16 Fuel Pressure Regulator: …i4: 108 in/lbs …v6: 22 Fuel Pulsation Damper: 16 Engine Stiffener Bolt: …i4: 10mm bolt: 33 …i4: 12mm bolt: 47 …v6: 28 Transaxle to engine bolts: 47 Subframe Mounting Bolts: …10mm: 47 …12mm: 75 Clutch Master Cylinder mounting nuts: 110 in/lbs Clutch release cylinder mounting bolts: 17 Clutch pressure plate bolts: 19 Drive-axle/Hub Nut: 181 Intermediate shaft bearing support bolts: 29 Brake Hose to caliper banjo bolt: 25 Master Cylinder Mounting Nuts...
Hey all! After months of research and collecting parts, I started to do a D16Y8 MiniMe headswap onto my D15B8 Block. Lets Start with some Background on the car: The Victim: The car started life back in 1992 as a bottom of the line Civic CX 5 speed Hatchback *With AC * when my parents bought it brand new off the lot. A Divorce, a sister, and an IRS Tax Evasion later my dad gave me the car back in late 2006. The car having sat in the city for 3 months had a dead battery *Which I replaced to get home* and it then popped its headgasket the following week*.... Car sat untill March of 2007 when I finally replaced the headgasket and had it as a spare car for a few months, now keep in mind I drive a 2007 Ford Focus SE as my daily driver...
I take no credit for this... but i built mine own according to this article. https://www.autospeed.com/cms/a_0353/article.html bought my materials at rad shack for $20 open it up. the microphone was cut off of the circuit board. take care to not forget the polarity. i wired up 6ft of wire and soldered it to the mic, then stuffed it into the alligator clip and secured it. repeat on the other side. i used green for negative and red for positive. put it back together and test it out. works best with a friend. put the headphones on and clip the "mic" to something that makes noise (like the fridge... or your cat!) turn it on and listen! and that is how we do it.
alright.. i just got a spare valve cover off ebay and its getting sandblasted this afternoon.. not really sure on what color i should do.. no, i dont want wrinkle red... i was thinking of a gold color.. or an olive green or something.. .. what do you think?? i'll be doing the letters and the spark plug cover black here is a pic of it now.. i will post pics of the progress ok, here it is after being sandblasted got the spark plug holes taped up so no paint hits them and i got the letters sprayed black all the essential equipment necessary to complete the task.. yes, including the Corona got the letters taped off... i got lazy so i only did the DOHC VTEC.. the Honda Motor Co. would have taken forever put on my coat of low...
Here is a sticky guide to cams that I got from Clubsi a while ago. I hope you guys enjoy it and just so you know it's through the experience of someone else, not I. Let me start by saying that the following are my comments on these cams. The following comments do not reflect the thoughts of others, ClubSi owners or anyone other than me. These are the critiques and facts that I have experienced from many other people here on the boards and in real life. If anyone feels that I got a critique or fact messed up please tell me via e-mail and we will discuss. I wont learn anymore if no one tells me. Following Cams Measured at 1mm of lift: Integra Type-R(Through 1999 Spec) Int-240 dur. / 11.5mm lift Exh-235 dur. / 10.5mm lift Valve...
Heres a step-by-step walk-through of how to change a Head Gasket on your Honda's D-series motor. And btw, sorry for some of the blurry pics... I'm not a photographer :p 1. Start unplugging wires and hoses. Everything attached to the head from the car's body or the block MUST be disconnected. 2. Unbolt your header. I had to pull out my A/C fan to get it to clear the studs on the block. 3. IMPORTANT STEP! Set your motor to TDC (Top Dead Center), where the #1 cyl. is on the Intake stroke. Post if this confuses you. 4. Remove the timing belt. I just slide mine off. Remember NOT to turn the motor OR the Cam-gear after this step, unless you like head-aches. 5. Unbolt your head bolts in sequence. Make sure you have a manual in...
How to Solder In these photos I'm changing the plug connector and replacing a missing bulb socket on a taillight I got at the junkyard. That's not the point though. The point here is to show you guys how to solder. I see a lot of crap wiring out there. It's scary, it's just bad and there's no reason for it. Soldering doesn't require any expensive equipment or any great skill. It takes less than $50 for tools and supplies and maybe a couple hours practice. Tools Required: *100 Watt soldering "gun" from Sears or Radio Shack $30 **wire stripper from Harbor Freight $10 Supplies spool of .032 solder electric "black" tape ***spool of 18 gauge stranded wire inline fuse holder (depending on what you're trying to make) split loom aka...
How to Change a Fuel Filter on an Accord I just got done changing the fuel filter on my 1994 Honda Accord, and it was a real pain. So, I thought that I would take a few minutes to write up a thread giving recommendations on how to make the job easier based on what I went through. I promise you, if you follow my advice, this job will be a lot easier. This is not a job that you want to embark on without sufficient knowledge and the right tools for the job. So, take a few minutes and read before getting yourself in a pickle. The fuel filter on the 1994 Accord is located directly below the master cylinder inside the engine compartment. There is a banjo bolt on the top, a flare nut fitted metal brake line on the back, and a bracket holding...
Soldering is the best way to connect wires most of the time; but some circumstances call for crimping. Crimping is pretty straightforward, but it is so often done wrong that I think it warrants a tutorial. Even if you've been crimping for a long time, you can end up with 1 in 10 bad crimps. I find that unacceptable, so I developed a strategy for getting nearly all crimps perfect. The most critical effect on the outcome is from your choice of tools and supplies. I've found that Channel Lock makes a damn near perfect crimping tool. It goes for $20 at Home Depot. I insist you use these over any of the more traditional styles of crimpers. 909 - THE CRIMPER™ - Crimping Tool The next most important thing is to use non-insulated butt...
heres the deal. filling a stock sleeve block to handle mucho boost for under 50 dollars. the supplies. 1. DEVCON LIQUID ALUMINUM F-2 (1 lb ) for b series ( 3/4) lb for d series 2. BOX OF TABLE SALT. 3. 80 GRIT SAND PAPER. 4. CONTACT CLEANER 5. HACKSAW BLADE ( for measuring) 6. SHARPIE 7. 19MM WRENCH 8 BEER ( optional) 9. funnel 10. level HERE ARE THE STEPS 1. gather all supplies, listed above. 2. put block on a level surface, make sure its level. if on a stand level the stand front to back and side to side. 3. take 80 grit sand paper and skuff the water jacket and sleeve so the devcon will bond when poured. after you sand it, spray with a contact cleaner to remove, oils, grit, ect. 4. take your hacksaw blade., this is your...
http://www.animatedengines.com/ Great site with information about how common internal combustion engine cycles work, along with animation illustrations demonstrating the different cycles.
Honda Injector Guide Choosing the correct size injector for you build is a vital part of the process. There's a lot to consider, including, size and type. There are two basic types of injectors that work on Honda and Acura cars and every size for every power need. Let's dive in. Peak / Hold VS Saturated Injectors Peak and Hold: Peak/hold injectors are low impedance, usually in the 1-4 ohm range. When the ecu calls for fuel to be injected, it sends out voltage via the wire clips until a certain current level is reached (the peak part) (varies by injector size, company). For the duration of 1 pulse width, that current is slightly reduced and held (the hold part). Advantages of this design: minimizes the injectors "on" time...
How many valve reliefs are in D15B6 pistons? Q: Why does anyone care? A: If you're going to swap the head on an HF engine to a 16 valve D series head, you might need a set of pistons with 4 valve reliefs each. So here we go- courtesy of ryan89crx, who pulled the head on his 89 CRX HF just to see how many valve reliefs he had in his pistons. There are only 2 reliefs per piston. Thanks Ryan!
Lost motion assemblies are basically valve springs for the VTEC followers in your valvetrain. The normal intake/exhaust followers have valves and valve springs to press against so they're not flopping around all the time, but the VTEC followers don't. The LMAs help to control their movement. I took some pictures a year ago when I was swapping out my LMAs. I went ahead and marked one of them up real quick so you can see exactly where the LMAs sit and what they look like: The picture is of a B16 head with the cams removed. You can clearly see the cam journals and the retainers on top of the valve springs. The rubber banded items are the cam followers. The center one is the VTEC follower, and the ridge in the middle is what...
Spark Plug Reading Get help learning if your car is running too rich, too lean, too cold or too hot. There is a great website with a load of pictures for each event located here: http://www.dansmc.com/sparkplugs1.htm There's a link on the page to additional 30 images of plug conditions. Spark Plugs While this is a motorcycle site, spark plugs react the same ways in cars.
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