• EK9: New H-Emblems

    Nothing big, but with my last delivery from Japan, i got a set of brand new Honda H emblems for the front and the rear of the EK9, because the old ones have faded. Will replace them soon to get it back to it’s former glory. All about the details, right? 🙂

  • EK9: When problems solve them selves pt. II – Fresh paint

    Lately problems on the EK9 seem to almost magically solve them selves 🙂 Like it happened with the windshield, another problem was solved again. A few weeks back one of the huge Garage-door return- / Counterweight-springs burst (a previous owner had installed a wrong one) and the part that flew away left an ugly scratch mark on my rear bumper of my EK9, which was parked close to the spring in the garage: I’ve wanted to repaint my rear bumper and rear lip already since long, because it had several scratches and paint-chips, and the rear lip had a bad fitment, but i thought it’s too expensive to have it…

  • EK9: Electrical gremlins part 3 – Problems solved

    After one of the massive return springs at the Garage door burst, i wasn’t able to Access the Garage, then i got hit with a summer Influenza and daily duties so this got a bit delayed. However i’m happy that i was finally able to fix all the electrical issues on the EK9 and have her back in full running mode. Ordered a new brake light Switch. Turns out Honda Switzerland is charging 68.- CHF for a new one and has a 5 weeks delivery time for this. I would have preferred an OEM product but since summer in switzerland is short i didn’t want to have her in the…

  • EK9: Electrical gremlins part 2 – Brake light switch

    Well OK. last post i told you about the three problems i have with my EK9. While the Battery was solved, i later found out i’m an idiot and problem Nr. 2 was not even a problem. Just me being stupid. The parking light would not light even after replacement of the bulb. A four hours later it turned out that i replaced the wrong (H4) bulb istead of the correct 12V 5W bulb. Well two dollars later i had that one solved too 🙂 The first, wrong (headlight) bulbs which i exchanged instead of the small one: Now to problem Nr. 3 (a real problem): The brake lights mostly…

  • EK9: Electrical gremlins, part 1: The Battery

    Lately my car is having some electrical issues. The bad thing: Electrical issues on a car are most probably the most complicated ones to find. The good thing is I’m electronic engineer in a service department, so looking for broken down circuits is kind of my thing since many years 😀 I had three major problems: – The car would not start anymore after leaving the car off the battery charger for only a few days. – The brake-lights don’t work anymore (sometimes they do after a long drive work, tho) – The left low-beam headlight doesn’t work (even after exchanging the bulb) The first issue was solved during the…

  • EK9: 10 Years EK9 Anniversary – A little retrospective!

    Woooohow! Time to celebrate! When i recently browsed some old pictures, i figured out that, today exactly 10 Years ago, on the 20. April 2007 a journy started which i never thought would take me that far and bring me so much joy. Time to look back: It all started with above bad quality auction pictures of a Tokyo based Car auction and an auction sheet that met my requirments. My partner in crime was then able to check it out in the auction parking lot and start the motor to see if it runs. He sent me a few pictures and a video of the running motor: After we…

  • EK9: Free new windshield – when problems solve themselves

    Long story short: I brought my EK9 to the annual scheduled maintenance service to my local Honda shop And that was the only thing planned. However Many years ago i had the windshield replaced by the very same garage and it wasn’t done properly. Unfortunately i never really noticed and when i realized there was a purely cosmetical problem it was too late to get some warranty work done. Since it wasn’t really a big issue i decided to leave it and get it done when i have some stone-chips or something since only the position was slightly off and the rubber a bit off too. No safety issues here.…

  • EK9: Out of Hibernation for 2016 season

    Yeah nothing really big, but just wanted to say that i got my EK9 out of hibernation last weekend. Had the wheels pumped and made a short run outside. Man after all these years i still have big grins whenever i sit in this car <3 Depending on my schedule i will probably give it a proper wash and detailing this spring. At least that’s the plan.

  • EK9 / Other: The disappointment of the Nürburgring Nordschleife

    It’s Kind of a Pilgrimage for every swiss Motorsport Enthusiast to once in life take a ride on the green Hell aka the Nürburgring nordschleife. But somehow this track must hate me. The first time me and my friend Danny planned to go there several years ago it immediately started to snow (in late spring, after snowy-season!) and we got stuck with our summer-tires and had to cancel everything even before we left our City! I was quite happy when Danny gave me a birthday gift containing a Voucher for a Caterham drift Training in the Nürburgring area 2 years ago. We finally had a reason to try it again. After two…

  • EK9 & DC5: Shooting for Used4.net by perfection is in the detail

    A while ago my friend Manuel from pefection is in the detail asked me and my  Honda-mate Hannes if we’d like to get shooted for an online magazine called used4.net. Of course we both agreed so we made this shooting a while ago and finally a few days ago the story was up. Read the story (in german) and see the pictures frm my EK9 and Hannes DC5 here. Here are some photos from the story and some which where not published. Thanks manuel for the nice photos and hannes for the cool afternoon 😉