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Old 19-03-2018, 12:50 PM   #241
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Mainly using black ones where they're not visible and yellow passivate where they're visible. Nothing more than that really. I've also yet to find a reliable supplier for non-flange bolt type bolts in yellow passivate so that's also an issue currently.

Eventually I might get round to buying a passivation kit so I can do my own but that'll be one for another time I think.
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Old 19-03-2018, 01:19 PM   #242
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My local friendly fastener supplier can source pretty much anything at very sensible cost. Looks like they have an eBay store now too.
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Old 19-03-2018, 01:59 PM   #243
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Are you buying all the yellow passivate finish zinc plated bolts separately?
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Old 19-03-2018, 02:01 PM   #244
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Are you buying all the yellow passivate finish zinc plated bolts separately?
Only the small finishing bolts that aren't carrying significant load i.e. non Honda specific bolts. They cost very little bought in bulk and in the Teg has large numbers of M6 and M8 sizes so makes financial sense just to swap them out.

Want to get into doing my own though so that I can deal with all the more difficult to source Honda specific fasteners.
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Old 19-03-2018, 02:02 PM   #245
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My local friendly fastener supplier can source pretty much anything at very sensible cost. Looks like they have an eBay store now too.
Thanks. I'll take a look.
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Old 27-03-2018, 04:28 PM   #246
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Few new bits in. When I removed my NSF headlight i found that one of the lower mounts had a crack in it, which turned out to be the reason it was getting a little fogged up. Procured a new unit, rotary'd it up and got it ready for fitting.

IMG_20180324_092929 by PoobahUK, on Flickr

Back in the car and got the front bumper half installed. Still refurbing a few of the fasteners etc but nearly there.

IMG_20180325_155646 by PoobahUK, on Flickr

IMG_20180325_191649 by PoobahUK, on Flickr

Also picked up a new sump gasket to fit when I replace the sump. Now I know this is an OEM build, however I'm allowing myself one small variation from this and that is in the form of the sump gasket. Frankly I'm not willing to spend good money on the frankly crap Honda designed gasket and have gone for one of the Felpro Permadry Plus gaskets (not to be confused with the normal OEM copy Felpro gasket that they also do). Rather than the floppy, feeble OEM gasket, this has a metal core and this resists weeping, bulging and it bursting out the side under oil pressure. Most of the DC2's I've seen have got a weepy sump gasket to some degree (usually coating the sump in a mist of oil) and having refurbed the sump, underfloor and all the fasteners I'm not going to fit an OEM gasket which will probably do the same again.

IMG_20180326_190416 by PoobahUK, on Flickr

Usually I'm religious about OEM gaskets, seals etc but the OEM sump gasket design is pretty pants and is completely untolerant of 20 year old tolerances (even if you get it torqued exactly right) so it's an area I want to improve.

Link below if anyone is interested.

http://www.felpro.com/news/permadryp...s-engines.html

The Felpro is also nice as it comes with snap-ups to make sump fitment easier with two hands, and also the RTV silicone needed in a couple of spots.
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Not much time on the car but I had an hour spare so swapped the new sump onto the car. Felpro permadry gasket, yellow passivate fasteners. Pretty pleased with it. Better than the rusty mess that was on it before.

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9ft/lb doesn't feel enough when torquing the fasteners. Guess the Honda engineers know best!
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Old 13-04-2018, 10:52 AM   #248
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Few small updates this week. Nothing major but thought I'd update the thread just to keep track of everything.

So, first up I got the steering bushes replaced. Bit of a pain to do clearance wise (the small bushes anyway) but got it done in the end.

IMG_20180411_073858 by PoobahUK, on Flickr

The old ones weren't cracked and looked to be in reasonable condition but you can tell that the rubber had lost alot of its integrity. A perfect example of bushes which look in reasonable condition but are actually well due changing.

IMG_20180411_073612 by PoobahUK, on Flickr

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Also started flinging the manifold back on. So new gasket and manifold on.

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Finally I picked up some yellow passivate OEM upper bumper securing screws from R Motion. I didn't want to fit the ones that came off the car as they were a little chewed up and nasty looking and thought these would finish off the slam panel nicely.

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Old 13-04-2018, 02:24 PM   #249
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Old 17-04-2018, 09:27 AM   #250
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Ok so, had some time at the weekend so got the subframe brace bar, manifold and cover reassembled. Looking much better than before.

IMG_20180414_121501 by PoobahUK, on Flickr

Also got my refurbed upper bumper plate and yellow passivate fasteners fitted. Really happy with how it all turned out. Properly factory fresh look.

IMG_20180414_121511 by PoobahUK, on Flickr

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That all meant that I was ready to fire it back up. It hadn't been started since early December. First up the new oil filter and a liberal filling of oil.

IMG_20180416_193710 by PoobahUK, on Flickr

Next up, a test of the newly installed cooling system with Honda Type 2 coolant

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Fired up first time and no coolant or oil leaks on the shakedown test. Ideal.
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