B18C EK9 Build




BillyT_EK9

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Got the Advan rg1's back on with a fresh set of Advan Neova AD08RS's all round. Also changed out the oil and oil filter using a new Hamp filter and some Fuchs titan race pro s 10w50. Money is tight with being on bloody furlough so no fancy bits for a little while but finally enjoying the car!

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Covered in flies now so going to spend the evening cleaning haha!
 


Pete180

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Love that background! Quick question can your meisters go much lower than that or are they near maxed out?
 

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BillyT_EK9

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Love that background! Quick question can your meisters go much lower than that or are they near maxed out?
Way lower dude, I've raised it 10mm all round recently to give me more clearance and better travel but they can go much lower.
 



BillyT_EK9

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How come you went with 10w50 instead of the standard spec?
Mostly due to the age and mileage of the bottom end and the fact I'm having issues with it being a bit smokey. Heard very good things from knowledgeable people so thought I'd give it a try. Seems to be making a bit of a difference.
 



BillyT_EK9

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Whats the mileage on the engine/bottom end?
Circa 160k, not a clue if it's ever been touched or not. Only thing I did was fit a new oil pickup when I fitted the Moroso sump. Will get fully rebuilt at some point in my ownership.
 


BillyT_EK9

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Had a bit of an issue recently. After a good blast I was on the way home and brakes near enough failed, pedal to the floor but still just about stops. After looking into it for a while I tried replacing the one way valve to the brake servo, no difference. An intermittent loss of pedal pressure and no leaks so decided to order up a new Nissin master cylinder. Removed the old one and sure enough, buggered.

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An excuse to use my Snap-on pipe clamps I haven't used yet lol.

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New master cylinder.

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Very easy job to be honest, wish new cars were this easy to work on, christ.

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Decided to do a full brake fluid flush aswell so opted for some Motul RBF 600 after reading good things! Bled the brakes a few times with the engine running and issue is now sorted and the car is braking better than ever! Will be doing a full brake upgrade in the future but happy for now with the issue solved.
 


calumuir13

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Love this car man! So glad i got back on that honda hype, these build threads are a great read with the morning cuppa before work i need to get some more cool **** for mine after reading yours, puts me to shame so it does!
 


BillyT_EK9

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Love this car man! So glad i got back on that honda hype, these build threads are a great read with the morning cuppa before work i need to get some more cool **** for mine after reading yours, puts me to shame so it does!
Haha thanks brother!! Will absolutely need to make the trip down to see you at some point. Planning to meet Danny at some point in his EK9. My list of bits I still want/need to buy is huge haha so plenty more to come! Yours is looking great on the ce's man.
 


BillyT_EK9

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Not an update but some sick photos taken by my mate! So stoked to have some photos of this quality taken of the car. More to come after a few improvements. Planning to get the wheels refurbished soon and will be trying to get them as close to original as possible. Anyway, enjoy the photos!

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