Matt's JDM EP3


tenz78

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Civic Ferio Vi-RS
Back in December of last year, I collected my EP3 from BHP Imports. It's 2002 model with 85K miles on the clock (full conversion carried out by the importer). Grade 4B. It had a Spoonsports street muffler back box fitted on import, unfortunately, it had collapsed inside. Everything else was standard.

After covering 500 miles the clutch died, then after this, the car has kept me busy most weekends. Which I'll list below.

-OEM clutch and RPC flywheel, Inc. Honda MTF 3 and clutch fluid change. Spoon magnetic drain bolt.
-Front engine mount insert.
-Honda Knock sensor.
-New starter motor.
-Idler puller and auxiliary belt.
-Honda front brake pads and brake fluid.
-Basic service, Inc. Spoon magnetic drain bolt and air filter.
-Honda ELD unit.
-Valve clearances checked and adjusted.
-New spark plugs.
-New Honda back box.
-4 new tyres.
-Replaced the Japanese stereo for an OEM one.
-Replaced various interior bulbs and wiper blades.
-Replaced the worn handbrake, the chrome trim was peeling off.

I've also changed the driver's seat. It was showing too much wear for my liking. So I purchased another pair of seats and used the best of the 2 for my driver's seat.

I still have the central locking to repair, spare keys to cut, change some suspension bushes and have 4 wheel alignment. And couple more little things to sort out.

Despite all the work in such a short time, I am now starting to enjoy the car. Maybe some mod's in the near future?


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Kipper

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I saw Andy had this car, Looks like a good car aside from the common niggles, They are getting older! Every import seems to need a clutch on arrival too lol.

Seat replacement was a good idea and it's a shame about the Spoon street too, They are lovely exhausts.
 


tenz78

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Civic Ferio Vi-RS
I saw Andy had this car, Looks like a good car aside from the common niggles, They are getting older! Every import seems to need a clutch on arrival too lol.

Seat replacement was a good idea and it's a shame about the Spoon street too, They are lovely exhausts.
Couldn't agree more about the clutch. My Dc5 needed on after 1500 miles, after collecting it from torque gt. I bought an FN2 last year, that needed a clutch and flywheel after only 800 miles. The only type r, that I've owned, that didn't require was my ek9.
I was gutted about the spoon exhaust, had one on my old ej9 a few years ago. A nice subtle tone. Also discontinued for the EP3.
 


tenz78

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After a break from working on the car, I finally pulled my finger out and few more jobs ticked off the to-do list.

Replaced:
Front & rear anti-roll bar D bushes.
Drivers door actuator, remote locking now works.
Clutch fluid.
Fitted a spoon sports B pipe.
Fitted some K-systems.pro subframe rigid collars.
Repaired the wiring for the driver's door speaker.
Fitted some facelift inner wing covers, to tidy the engine bay a bit.

Still more to do, but it's getting there.


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