• EK9: The Overhaul, pt. 2

    Wow, almost 10 months since i got the parts and planned to do the overhaul, but for various reasons i had to postpone it to this winter. Luckily stars aligned and i got the first part done. well ok, the first part was already done a few weeks ago but that was really minor. This time i brought the EK9 to the workshop and dropped it of for some work, which included: – Adjust the suspension by +5mm to be approved by the MOT (seems it came down since the original setting was made) – Replace the timing belt. Picture shows the japanese replacement milage sticker which came with the…

  • GARAGE | EK9: New JDMJunkies gear & EK9 Overhaul starts

    It’s not that i try to actively Promote the JDMjunkies brand or something, but i thought at least i could label my cars and get myself a nice banner, just for fun’s sake. And if you order decal stickers anyway, why not add some more to the shopping cart? So here we go. some fancy stickers: And a new Banner made out of PVC-free material: This is mainly for garage decoration, so i had to hang it at the wall directly: But i also might use it whenever i decide myselve to have a booth at any car shows or swap meets: And while having the concrete drill out anyway,…

  • EK9: KHXY Design Custom EK9 Hothweels diorama

    You might remember when a young nice dude named Kay gifted me a custom Eibach EG6 Honda Hothweels model at the recent Cagedude anniversary party? Since he owns an EK-civic himself, he told me he wanted to build my EK9 as a custom hothweels – just for fun. Who am i to say no? A few weeks later i get a message with these photos: And today i got an unexpectedly full Diorama in the mailbox. Excellent replica of my EK9 with the Advan wheels, Advan Flag red toolbox, and even the red GP-sports tow-strap which i have on my car. Here it is with the Eibach Drag EG6, which…

  • EK9: Cleaning the seats and OEM seat restauration soon

    Soo, a while ago i bought this tool. the “Bissell Spot clean heat pro”. Basically a wet vacuum cleaner with integrated water / cleaning spray. To be honest i wanted to go for a cheap option and test it furst, but i should have gone for something more expensive. the “heating” is more or less inexistent, and i expexted it to bea more of a “steam” cleaner like in those proffessionall videas, but nevertheless, i have tried it a few times now on home-furniture and it works. Not brilliantly, but it works.   When i recently drove the EK9, i realized how dirty the EK9 seats have become and thought…

  • EK9: Refurbish pt. 1 – The room mirror

    As mentioned earlier, my humble TypeR needs a little brush-up here and there. The first thing i adressed was the room mirror. If you look closely, you can see how the edges of the miror glass started to oxidate. You won’t notice it if you don’t know, but since i look into this mirror everytime i drive the car, it always hurt me. When i asked Honda in japan, they said they had exactly one piece left in stock, so i absolutely had to get it. Luckily i once also bought a set of interieur plastic removal tools, so to take the cover (with the sensor) off was a piece…

  • EK9: Big Parts delivery from Japan

    Soo, after a long wait, this week a sea-freight pallete straight from Japan (via the netherlands) finally arrived at my doorstep. My EK9 didn’t pass the swiss MOT (MFK) this summer, but only a few minor things weren’t good. But thinking about fixing them, and at the same time having a pallete in japan reserved because of some bigger Datsun part shipment, i thought it would make sense to give the humble TypeR a bigger overhaul and fix a few other flaws as well. So i filled the pallete with all kind of parts, which should get installed on the car whenever i find some time: Can you guess the…

  • EK9: H.O.P accessory Window visor fasteners

    My original EK9 Honda access or Honda HOP (Honda Optional Parts) Accessory Window visor kit had one problem ever since installed. The mechanic lost a set of plastic clip fasteners, and they were since missing since then. It’s only a small flaw and most people wouldn’t ever have noticed but i never felt happy. It didn’t really have an impact on stability, rattling or something similar, but my inner OCD always cringed when seeing it. I’ve been searching for a replacement but Honda has long discontinued those accessory kits, and since it was a popular aftermarket item in the american “JDM” scene, all the big dealers like ICBmotorsport are long…

  • EK9: Swiss Civic 99-00 Hatchback sales brochure

    A while ago i realized i don’t own a singlel Swiss Civic 99-00 Hatchback document, despite the fact i’ve owned a few of those over the years. So i immediately went to search for one and after a few weeks i finally found one for sale and had to get it. Asie from the usual marketing figures and pictures, it also shows some references to the NSX NA1 And the Specsheet of the various versions available in switzerland, the 1,4LS (EJ9), the 1,5LS (EK3) and 1,6VTi versions (EK4). It’s kind of funny i both owned the lowest spec and highest spec of all those versions. It also shows a little…

  • EK9: General Check

    In a few weeks i have to bring the EK9 for the bi-annual check at the local government checkpoint (aka Shaken / MOT), so i decided to better have a look if everything is correct. Aside from the usual wear and tear (which is just a sign it still gets used as it was built to do) Everything seemed pretty good… what looks like rust on the exhaust is mostly dirt that got baked-in due to the heat. I have a little project to clean the seat belt retractor and upper buckles, since the seat belts do not retract nicely with the usual tension anymore (but they still work ok),…

  • EK9: Old JDM Tuning catalogues & Pricelist

    With the rising of the EK9 value lately, i decided to finally ask my Insurrance if they can insure my car as a “collector” car. I know it’s not exactly a multi-million dollar collectors item, but it brings you some advantage to have it insured like this. For example oldtimer-races are partially included, and it covers rare spare-parts from Japan, etc… For this i had to list all the prices of the car and the modification parts. Luckily i’m a hoarder and kept all the old documents and all the parts-catalogues from back in the day when JDMjunkies was an import business for japanese parts. I think meanwhile even the…