I have a week off and decided it’s best to “finish” the EK9 project, so i can put it in hibernation. At least I’ll finish all the work i can do myself.
After putting the car on the lift, i first inspected the work done from my Honda garage recently. Like installing the Endless brake pads:
The advantage is the strong magnet collects all metallic debris in the oil at the magnet. Not that i really need that for my usual drives, but hey – why not?
And then i had this thing lying in my garage for years now and thought it was finally time to install it 🙂
Next? Radiator. The Original honda item started to “sweat” minimal. it is still more than OK, but i thought i’ll swap it out and preserve it for the future and instead put something more modern and safe into the car. After long searchis for a standard-width unit, i found this recently released Trust / Greddy item:
I had replaced the original honda radiator valve cap with a Seeker item. but this one only barely fit. it seems they have slightly different tolerances. So i had to install the included Trust / greddy item (not shown in picture):
And five screws later, the whole panel is installed:
After i cleaned all the spilled oils and tools i called it a day. What’s next? In spring (hopefully) the car will go to the paintshop). This old original Honda battery tie-down was in the corner for years now, after the original paint peeled off- I decided to have it repainted in original black and reinstalled. The Skunk2 unit is nice, but somehow it doesn’t fit the “JDM” theme and it’s another flashy item in the engine bay. back to OEM will look nice.
the scratches on the bottom are unavoidable i guess and not so much of an issue since you don’t see them. But at a random hi-pressure washing station, suddenly the paint peeled of on the front lip in large chunks. most probably from a previous stone-chip or something. Thisd really looks ugly and i thought it would be a good opportunity to have the whole fromt bumper and lip repainted. maybe even the hood…
That’s it. I might give it a test-drive if the weather is nice in the coming days, otherwise i’ll put it in hibernation, since the temperatures are alraedy cold outside.
I have planned some work on my Z project though 🙂