Dobler's eK Build

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  1. Do1313R

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    Update:
    So the dying issue turned out to be a faulty IACV. Luckily i had a JDM IACV laying around. I was checking all the vacuum lines yesterday and thought to myself
    let just try the JDM IACV. Swapped it out and BAM... fired up and idled almost perfect!!!
    So now i need to take it to a muffler shop to have a new flange welded onto it so itll fit my header.

    Also dropping off some parts for paint tonight...
    EK9 Rear lip, Side skirts and the black plastic section in the hatch.
     

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    Took the car to the muffler shop over the weekend. My B Pipe didnt line up with the header, and my test pipe flange was way to small for the 2.5 collector on the header (Toda Rep)
    Fist time I drove the car in over a month and fist time with the swap. It felt great to drive it again!
    I still need to get a new A/C bracket, shoot timing, and take it for an alignment.

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    Small update:
    So I guess I overlooked insalling the timing belt guide when the crank pulley was installed, so the belt was walking itself off. So last night installed a new timing belt guide and now the motor sounds normal with no scraping on the belt cover.

    EK TB Cover Rub.jpg EK TB Cover.jpg EK TB Guide Change.jpg EK TB Guide.jpg EK TB Gears.jpg
     
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    Picked up and installed my painted pieces yesterday after work. (Rear Lip, Side Skirts, and Hatch center piece)
    Photos aren't that great, the sun went down pretty quick.


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    Do1313R Left Foot Forward

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    Took the car to my homies shop so he can check everything and set timing...
    Now I just need an alignment and the everything will be good.
    I also need a P7J A/C bracket so I still don't have A/C

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    Small update:
    Over the weekend i fixed my rear lip fitment. I wasn't lining up correctly so i had to drill the holes out a little more and and pull the lip up. Has a small gap on the end, not too bad tho.
    I also took some night photos...
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    Cleaned the underside of my hood yesterday. Using some .99 cent store bathroom foam cleaner. Came out pretty good, I didn't want to scrub too much as it starts to rub off the rust enamel stuff Honda used on the engine bays and under hood on Hatchbacks here in the States.
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  8. AzAc54

    AzAc54 K20 VSM EK Staff Member

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    Enjoying this build dude, looks real clean subtle! Also have a VSM EK like yourself which ive not long finished K swapping :nice: what are your future plans? Nice to see some action on the forum, thought those days were gone!
     
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    Thanks man! Yeah I was trying to keep the car off social media and keep it forum based.
    Plans are to hit up a few track days with VTEC Club, and HFF challenge.
    As for mods, i have a few small things laying around ill be adding, other then that, i just want to re-tune and just enjoy the car for awhile.
     
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    AzAc54 K20 VSM EK Staff Member

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    Much better on the forums, more genuine people or like minded people should I say. I follow a few people who are involved with VTEC Club races, looks so cool. Looking forward to seeing what else you do man.
     
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    yeah i have to agree. i really miss NWP!!!
     
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    Small update:
    Got a long over due alignment over the weekend. The alignment was all out of whack.
    Also received my OEM EK9 front and rear H emblems.


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    Pete180 Lost in dreams..

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    Love those wheels! I need to try a set on my coupe. I spot an NWP plate holder too lol
     
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    haha yeah, the place frame is from 2009 ish.
     
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    Where do you get those number plate surrounds from? Searched everywhere and only comes up american sites
     
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    Theyre not available anymore....
    http://nwp4life.com/shop/
     
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    Haven't had time to work on the car much, but i did find time to snap some photos over the weekend...

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    civicx3 Drop a gear & disappear!

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    nice pictures and car! that one of the front end reflecting in the water is a good shot, what camera you using?
     
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    Thanks man!
    I use a Canon 6D Mark 2.
     
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