Daily Driver Del Slo

5th Generation (1992-1995) vehicle added by Matt at H-Tune, Monday 25th Feb, 2019

  1. Matt at H-Tune Service Team H-Tune Staff

    Matt at H-Tune added a new Honda to the garage:

    Del Slo

    Check the vehicle's full information here.
     
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  2. Matt at H-Tune Service Team H-Tune Staff

    Little update... I suspect I f*cked a rev match on a downshift and cylinder 4's conrod came out to say "hello"... lost all oil pressure on the way to work.

    Now trying to source another D16Y8... :sorry:

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  3. SpeedyGee Club Manager Club Staff

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    Oh ddaaaaayymmmnn!!
     
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    Ouch!
     
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  5. Matt at H-Tune Service Team H-Tune Staff

    It gets worse, the exhaust fell off the Civic on the way home on Friday night...now daily driving a Dacia Sandero. It's beyond tragic.
     
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  6. Matt at H-Tune Service Team H-Tune Staff

    So, I asked about buying a JDM SiR rear panel for the plate recess and rear foglight delete just after trying to source an engine. The guy I asked sent me it anyway and said "pay me on payday" after seeing that the Del Slo and the Civic both decided to break this week.
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  7. SpeedyGee Club Manager Club Staff

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    Kudos to "The guy"! :clap::clap::clap:
     
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  8. Matt at H-Tune Service Team H-Tune Staff

    Little update..."The Guy" is Fraser McNeill at Japcom. Top bloke.

    Car's been collected for it's engine swap. Hopefully should have the little beaut back this week. :eek:
     
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  9. dslopees Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Nice! you don't need to drive the Dacia anymore :Niceone:
     
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  10. Matt at H-Tune Service Team H-Tune Staff

    No, that's true...but for the time being I'm borrowing my Dad's 2003 K12 Micra...CR14DE (1.4 DOHC, MPI, 88hp) bolted to a CVT Auto which doesn't know it's head from it's arse. Handles pretty well though at least, unlike the Dacia.

    I'm definitely missing the Del Sol though. ETA at present is Thursday. :Laughing:
     
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  11. dslopees Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    @Matt at H-Tune :lol: oh no, an auto Micra! You could use your weekend toy, it should be fun to use as daily for a while :eek:
     
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  12. Matt at H-Tune Service Team H-Tune Staff

    I did. The exhaust promptly fell off... Typical. :gotcha:
     
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  13. Matt at H-Tune Service Team H-Tune Staff

    It's alive... :Laughing:
     

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  14. Guy at H-Tune Warehouse Manager H-Tune Staff

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    Looking fresh in that bay and that manni is shiny :Thumbup:
     
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  15. Matt at H-Tune Service Team H-Tune Staff

    Drove home last night as the sun was going down, for saying it's still basically a completely standard car with a D16, still puts a huge smile on my face. :Grin:
    Sandibackroad.
     
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  16. Matt at H-Tune Service Team H-Tune Staff

    This car is the biggest pain in the arse I've encountered...

    Approaching a roundabout on Sunday night, about 11:30pm...foot down on the clutch to change down...went to the floor. Slave Cylinder seal failed, one simple O-Ring incappacitated the car for a day.

    £28 later (perks of being ex-staff at a certain well known parts factor), Pagid OE spec replacement slave fited, clutch line bled (easiest job in the world on these). 2 bolts and one line, car's fixed.

    Gearbox is making some dodgy noises, suspect I'll be pulling it soon to replace the box for the original (which is on 84k, not 125k+) and the clutch.
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    On the bright side...it looks good.
     

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  17. honda_saj Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Sounds like you had few issues all come at once ;(
     
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  18. Matt at H-Tune Service Team H-Tune Staff

    Still need to replace the gearbox, so will be doing the clutch while it's out...speaking of things being out though, all of my money is gone. :Rolf:
     
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  19. Matt at H-Tune Service Team H-Tune Staff

    Box replaced, input shaft bearing was done for...very surprised it didn't drop it's diff.

    Old (83k, rather than 125k+) gearbox re-fitted, no issues. :Grin:
     
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    great result, my money all vanished :Wink: when i did driveshaft, clutch and flywheel
     
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