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2001 Honda S2000 - I guess it will be named Crisis...

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It's so nice when you find a definitive problem and can relax and know it's fixed.  🙂

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1 hour ago, hornetball said:

It's so nice when you find a definitive problem and can relax and know it's fixed.  🙂

SO TRUE. I saw this and was immediately relieved!

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Installed some rear tow arms today from EVS Tuning. They're supposed to help with bump steer. I hope it settles shit down, because this car has never felt stable or set.

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Also ordered the kit needed to reseal the VTEC spool/solenoid/whatever (which is not in this picture, but you can see it's leaking quite a lot:

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Swapped in a new Coolant Temperature Sensor. Annoying, but not real hard, job. Been needing to do that for two or three years now.

Also have some new tires on order for the square setup, as my ABS failure destroyed my current set. I went with the A052s this time.

And I have new brake pads coming, too; StopTech Sports, again.

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1 hour ago, robertcope said:

Swapped in a new Coolant Temperature Sensor. Annoying, but not real hard, job. Been needing to do that for two or three years now.

Also have some new tires on order for the square setup, as my ABS failure destroyed my current set. I went with the A052s this time.

And I have new brake pads coming, too; StopTech Sports, again.

I look forward to having our S's back on track together, it's where they belong. 

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So whats the word on those? They command a high price for 200tw, whats the secret sauce?

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14 minutes ago, Hollywood said:

So whats the word on those? They command a high price for 200tw, whats the secret sauce?

Supposed to be real fast and fun, maybe better than RE-71R. I guess we'll see, though I don't really have much data for my S2K.

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15 hours ago, robertcope said:

Supposed to be real fast and fun, maybe better than RE-71R. I guess we'll see, though I don't really have much data for my S2K.

Would really like to hear your feedback on wear vs the RE71R

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25 minutes ago, jp129 said:

Would really like to hear your feedback on wear vs the RE71R

Likewise but vs. the RS4

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I'm sad that I don't recognize a set of tires by the tread anymore.😭

*EDIT* I'm ALSO sad that I didn't look at the previous page before posting.  A052.  Coolio. 

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Took the car out to the track yesterday. It was great! Everything I have done recently -- hard top, suspension updates, ABS fixes -- seems to have had the effect that I was looking for. Car felt really good and planted for the first time ever, IMHO. Sadly, the engine also threw a bunch of misfire codes. I wasn't surprised, it was running poorly on the way down.

This week, I plan to pull the plugs and do a compression test. I am hoping that the plugs are just massively fouled from oil dumping into the system via the PCV system; this is a common issue on AP1s, and some of you have seen the smoke billowing out of my car as I go through Bus Stop, lol. I have an AP2 valve cover that I plan to swap into place, which should help the issue.

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I've been having misfire issues with the Miata too.  Lots of bad connectors.  Old car problems.

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Pulled the plugs. Three of the four spark plug tubes were filled with oil. Guess that will do it. Did a compression test, everything seems solid in the 230-235 range; spec is supposed to be 228psi with up to 28psi variation allowed, so I'll call that good and wonder about the quality of my gauge. Not bad for 192K miles.

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14 hours ago, robertcope said:

 wonder about the quality of my gauge.

Yeah.....a buddy borrowed my compression tester, then eventually Amazon'd a new one to my house for convenience.

......it came with 15psi extra compression per cylinder!  Cheapest engine refresh I've ever done 😂

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1 hour ago, Solo_S14 said:

Yeah.....a buddy borrowed my compression tester, then eventually Amazon'd a new one to my house for convenience.

......it came with 15psi extra compression per cylinder!  Cheapest engine refresh I've ever done 😂

Whoa! I need to trade you back before I compression test the truck so that I can get results that wont require a rebuild lol

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LOL. I did check everything twice and the gauge is at least consistent. So I feel good that the cylinders are all "even". Maybe I'll do a leakdown for the fun of it, too.

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54 minutes ago, robertcope said:

Maybe I'll do a leakdown for the fun of it, too.

You have an interesting definition of "fun."  Of course, who am I to speak?

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Prepping an AP2v1 valve cover to go on the car. The AP2v1 valve cover has a different PCV setup which supposedly helps limit the amount of oil that is dumped into the intake under hard braking, right handers. This is a definite issue on early S2Ks; I bog heavily out of the Bus Stop @ MSRH, for example, and people tell me regularly that they thought my engine let go!

I also put holes in the baffling to enable oil to drain better, another common fix for this issue. I really don't want to have to put a catch can in place.

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Job complete. Car runs great. It's nice to have it back to full power. I need to clean up the spark plug cover now!

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4 hours ago, Hollywood said:

the detailer in me shuddered at your photos

the driver in me says hell yeah

The car is a complete fucking mess visually. It'll need a complete repaint. In a way, it is good for me. It drives awesome, though.

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