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Old 05-17-2006, 11:23 AM   #31
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Planned mods

Planned mods
  • Swap in vtec-e engine
  • Swap in HF transmission
  • rear wheel skirts
  • possibly pizza cutter hub caps
  • remove mudflaps
  • undertray
  • begin brainstorming a way to seal all gaps on the front of my car.
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Old 05-24-2006, 10:24 AM   #32
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Well, did my general tune-up/checks last week. Removed the "snorkel" from the air intake so the car is just pulling air in from the engine bay.

Still trying to set up an onboard diagnostic system, but whoever installed the stereo in the car messed with the 12V system so the cig lighter doesn't work...now I have to trace wiring or just run a set from the battery.
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Old 05-24-2006, 10:31 AM   #33
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Well, did my general tune-up/checks last week. Removed the "snorkel" from the air intake so the car is just pulling air in from the engine bay.

Still trying to set up an onboard diagnostic system, but whoever installed the stereo in the car messed with the 12V system so the cig lighter doesn't work...now I have to trace wiring or just run a set from the battery.
man, I feel ya. Whoever wired up my stereo didn't use the 12v line in the stereo clip, but instead decided to wire it to the cig lighter. Not only does it put the stereo on the wrong fuse now, but it also putsit on a few with the wrong amperature.

This is the only fuse I've blown in this car.
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Old 05-24-2006, 10:43 AM   #34
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i plan on finally doing my 4 corner integra disc brake upgrade as well as replacing my shot axles and tranny along with the heavy flywheel and weak sauce clutch.
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Old 05-24-2006, 10:45 AM   #35
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Whoever wired up my stereo didn't use the 12v line in the stereo clip, but instead decided to wire it to the cig lighter.
Yeah, this must be what they did on my car, but I haven't pulled the dash apart to find out for certain yet. The radio and lighter actually are on the same fuse in the Metro so pulling fuses didn't tell me anything.
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Old 05-24-2006, 11:26 AM   #36
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Planned list:
-Engine Block Heater
-Seal up the fog light area
-Replace PCV
-PCV catch can
-Get taller tires after these wear out

That's all I need to do, I basically replaced everything I wanted. The PCV is too hard to get to and I don't have the proper tools. I'm getting 30mpg now. After all that stuff is done I should be around 32mpg.
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Old 05-24-2006, 02:13 PM   #37
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Replace front crankshaft seal
Fix whatever is causing the sawing sound from the front right wheel
Try some 13" wheels instead of 12"
Lubricate the door locks
Find and install new rubber covers on the door switches
Find/install some nicer seats from a newer Metro
Find/install hatch release lever/cable/assembly
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Old 05-24-2006, 02:28 PM   #38
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Planned so far

Planned mods:

LED lights for tail lights/ signals/etc.
PCV catch can
Drop springs (maybe a bigger sway bar???)
belly pan maybe (I did notice I already have a rear tray of sorts)
scan gauge gizmo thingy

Completed mods:

increased tire pressure
RP synthetic oil
Lucas fuel treatment (more for clean injectors)
interior LEDs (they match my dash lights )


I'm hesitant to do any kind of major modification other than the drop springs and maybe the PCV can since the car is still under warranty and I'm making payments.

Note to self, pay cash next time...
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Old 05-24-2006, 04:02 PM   #39
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Well I took SVO's advice and I have driven my Civic down to my shop. I will start my 5 speed conversion in 1.5 weeks.
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-Get taller tires after these wear out
make sure you recalibrate your speedometer or else its going to say you lost mpg
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