7th Generation (2001-2005) vehicle added by tenz78, Sunday 24th Sep, 2017
tenz78 added a new Honda to the garage:
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A great looking EP3.
Is the inside as sharp as the outside?
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Thank you. Interior is ok(picture uploaded). A little bit of wear on the driver's seat and some random gadgets stuck to the dash. These will be removed at a later date.
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mate i'm sure you will keep her looking great inside and out..
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?
Nice, what do you think to the lightened flywheel?
Sorry for the late reply. The flywheel is fine, it's 0.3kg lighter than the standard one, I think? So there isn't much difference between the 2 in terms of how the car drives.
After a break from working on the car, I finally pulled my finger out and few more jobs ticked off the to-do list.
Front & rear anti-roll bar D bushes.
Drivers door actuator, remote locking now works.
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.
Just lovely, don't say that often but that is nice. Good work too.
With winter just around the corner, I thought I'd best give the Civic some TLC.
Work carried out:
-Engine oil and filter, using Shell Helix 5w-40
-Gearbox oil change, using Honda MTF
-Rear brake service
-Painted, rear suspension arms and rear brake discs
-Touched up the underseal in all wheel arches and the underside of the car
-Polished the headlights
-Wheels removed and cleaned inside and out
Nice EP3 and I'm loving the detailed Project Log!