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DMEK9

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Well after a little wait she was ready to be collected :))
So after a friendly greeting and a little look around (some beautiful and rare jdm motors) :eek2:
Presented with my fresh import 9
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And after a look around the rest of car and under bonnet etc.....
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Sooooo pleased at this point and not even got behind the wheel!
Car moved out ready for the drive home......clean as :nice:...and my lads EK in the background :gav:
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it was as soon as i turned the key i knew I'd made the right decision, i could feel the low rumble of the B16b through my seat.....awesome...
The drive home wasn't fun....rain, motorway, spray, busy....etc but got back safe....lad jumped in and went for a blip....hit vtec for the first time and was astounded by the drive from this little 1.6 engine....totally incredible :))
Back at home safely on the drive
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Woke up next morning ready to clean her straight away....:)
Such a lovely looking little motor.....totally made up all over again!
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Waiting for T GT to send through picture documented full Dinitrol underseal treatment, bumpers and sills off etc....looks amazing from what i can see but will get it on ramp and take a closer look, but very happy so far...
Mods from Japan:
Access front and rear strut braces
HIDs
Already done or ready here:
Capital Seating covers to protect Recaros from further wear
CAT 1 alarm
New Mugen twin loop cat back to go on in spring
K&N panel filter to drop in.......

mods done :))

Leave the trackdays to my Aprilia RSVR1000 :nice:

A very happy 9 owner :thanks:
 



B16Swt

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Looks great :) just how I felt when I got behind the wheel of mine for the first time!
 




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Very nice pictures & congrats on your purchase! Do you plan on getting an induction kit?
I would recommend it (hear that aggressive vtec crossover!!) :troll:
 


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Excellent news! Great performance considering the engine size aye!
 



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Are you Devon based?

I'm about 10 minutes from TGT.
Based in Somerset....about 1hr 20 from TGT
Kriswitch posted above is from Devon and his landed last Fri!
Us Southwest guys should hook up at the next Japfest!

Looks great :) just how I felt when I got behind the wheel of mine for the first time!
Thanks mate :nice: great little 'drivers' drive and that was exactly what I was after!

Beautiful! Will you be driving it much through winter?
Thanks bud! The plan was not to, however 3mnth engine and gearbox warranty means i need to use it a bit......its been fully Dinitrol undersealed but i hate the thought of salt getting at it!:( so as soon as the council start throwing it around she'll probably be parked up.
The EK4 is my lads.....in his owns words 'they feel completely different'......

Very nice pictures & congrats on your purchase! Do you plan on getting an induction kit?
I would recommend it (hear that aggressive vtec crossover!!) :troll:
Thanks mate!....will get some better pics sometime and of the undersealing...
At this point going to keep it OEM, but i know what you are saying.....Lewis has a whales todger on his/ your old 4!
We'll see.....:)

Excellent news! Great performance considering the engine size aye!
Thanks Jesse888, after an age of driving diesel cars its great to be back with petrol and with this cracking little motor.....clever Honda techs, amazing for its time! :bow:

:thanks: folks!
 


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Nothing like a clean, original looking, standard (ish) B16B EK9! Lovely car sir.
 



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What the car archeology has revealed so far!

Clothes peg from a multiple hanger
Folding fishing reel handle!
Rubber stop/foot
Top of a packet of something (Japanese text)
Plastic silver knob
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Had the front bumper off in the week to get HIDs working, turns out the control box had come away from connecter block....easy fix :nice:
Hoping the rear light rubber gaskets turn up today and will fit those to stop water in lights and a little getting into boot :no:

Need to get the small plastic pads that the boot rubber stops butt up against when boot is closed.....any ideas anyone?

Cheers
 


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:drool: Looks mint dude!!! :nice: I bet your petrol usage has gone up a bit! haha
Haha...I'm loving it! :))
Hows yours coming along?, bet you can't wait.....:woot:, i know what its like but well worth the wait...
 



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Rear light gaskets turned up so i was keen to get them fitted.....
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Lights out, cleaned up interior of lenses and light recess, new gaskets added and lights replaced.......just see the Dinitrol at top of bumper.
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Relieved thats done....:)
I'm curious as to what is written on each dust cap or any info....sorry picture is poor
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Completely unexpectedly my wife and daughter appear to enjoy going out in her.....yeaahhh!:beer:
 

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Haha...I'm loving it! :))
Hows yours coming along?, bet you can't wait.....:woot:, i know what its like but well worth the wait...
TGT have it and it goes in for the first inspection this week.. slowly getting there!! haha
 


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Great to hear all the family appreciate japanese engineering!
Wish you the best with your ek9 .
 



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My wheels have a few scuffs and marks with touch up here and there, so seen a set of refurbished ones on the bay......powder coated in CW...with a couple of decent Toyo's on which I'll donate to my lad :gav:
Met a lovely couple who used to have '9 and running a dc5 atm.....members on here too! Thanks both if you see this....top people :nice:

So i figured I'll have a winter and summer set
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Reckon I'll pop these on in the Spring when the new Twin loop goes on:))
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Wow nice update! Twin loop looks noice :drool:
 


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