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Old 09-14-2019, 08:34 PM   #119 (permalink)
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Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 35.35 mpg (US)

Mid-Life Crisis Fighter - '99 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 35.48 mpg (US)

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I am officially doomed

I bought a Time-sert kit, taped down paper towels like Brian showed in that video, followed the instructions, and had metal shavings all over.

Just everywhere.

I dipped a couple dozen Q-tips in used oil and picked up all of the shavings that I could see. Then I poured used oil over the rocker arm assembly to wash out the shavings. I drained the oil and started tightening the valve cover bolts with a shiny new torque wrench.

Another is stripped and the threads that I inserted in the stripped hole attached themselves to the bolt.

Since I only make things worse, I guess that I will have it towed to the mechanic Monday morning and just sign over my credit card. If the new distributor does not fix my Accord, I will have him fix that one, too.

By the way, I keep posting each of these pictures on Imgur, and people keep downvoting the guy that is just trying to fix his own car.

Merry Christmas!
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