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Old 10-11-2014, 04:36 PM   #41 (permalink)
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congratulations for your civic, it's very nice...
I had already 3 civics!!! all black!!

that dash picture looks so familiar to me...
but I bought the dash frame with 1 whole each side...
On left I put the vaccum gauge from TIM, on the right I put the battery voltage...

voila the picture of the 1.5 vtec-e D15Z6 lean burn civic dash:


and here the civic vti ek4 b16a2 I had later, with the frame:


Looks great!

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Old 10-11-2014, 11:56 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I don't think any car I've ever owned has been that clean.
Same here haha, I wish my civic was that clean, I might not have sold it :P.
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I'm visiting family in Michigan and it really is devastating to see rust on nearly every vehicle over 5 years old. But it also makes them cheaper to afford for those of use who can fix them. But makes me appreciate the car even more
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Old 10-30-2014, 12:19 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Not a lot to post pictures of as of yet. I have my radio located near the lower cup holder and I have been wanting to get a factory radio and a few other misc pieces like trunk panel trim, sun visor, and ex mirror tweeter speakers. I was way out of my normal commute so why not double it and hit the junk yard.

I must say the car requires a lot of throttle to stay above 60mph, feels like it's dragging a parachute.

Filled up before the trip Down town


got to the yard and it was as expected, I would say it is maybe 6 acres and cars are quickly turned and burned for scrap.

All of the sedans were junk inside and Un remarkable. The first car I dug into was a red 98 civic ex coupe. Despite being partially picked it was in the best condition of the other cars in the lot. The yard pulls Un damaged engines and transmissions and "sets" them on the roof of the car. Nearly all of them were ex models with moon roofs being shattered by the transmissions on top of them but this red one was still complete and water tight

I pulled the radio and sun visors from this car




There was also a green ex completely smashed from dropping the engine on the roof of the car. It was a shame the interior and body were all complete but now covered in mud and dirt.

The second car was also an ex with 317k miles. This car appeared to be fully loaded and was also completely intact. I snagged the floor mats and trunk panel out of this one.

Worth observing the transmission on the roof of the white car






and the wiring schematics for power locks





I also removed my tint and installed window visors. The yard was unremarkable with nearly 8-10 civics all having around 178k miles except the white coupe with 317k. Every single car had a red mileage indicator for maintenance needed (a button you push when you change the oil every 5,000 miles. Blatantly obvious oil changes were missed as all engines were considered non responsive to tradition starting techniques.

It was fun exploring but also kind of startling to see how people neglect and mistreat their primary mode of transportation. To me my civic is a point of pride to keep it clean, however to the general population a vehicle is only as useful as long as it requires no maintenance and then it is sold to a cash for cars place like this. But yeah
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I did not have any idea that the Civic had a red button, I have had the car for 8,000, and changed the oil myself. Also, do you think they enjoy putting the engines and\or transmissions on the roof? They probably have more people looking for those than sun roofs, but good luck finding a replacement sun roof!

Also, who wants to dig through a car full of broken glass?

Finally, people tend to neglect their car and then blame the car, which self-perpetuates--if you do not have a good car, why would you take care of it?
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I noticed trying to remove the front wheels that the tires will spin even while in gear. I also noticed that the car will roll down the hill slowly while in gear without the ebrake on. My camaro never does that, is that a sign of a weak clutch?
It might not be the clutch. It could be the engine is rotating. A little seepage past the rings, or past the valves, would allow the pressure in the cylinder to bleed off and the car oh so slowly migrates down the drive. At the much higher operating speeds - and with fresh oil getting to them - the rings and valves would be just fine while the engine is running, but just sitting with static pressure on them, they do leak down.

Quarter-million miles. Is that the original engine? I wouldn't be shocked if the rings and valves bled a little pressure over time.
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I did not have any idea that the Civic had a red button, I have had the car for 8,000, and changed the oil myself. Also, do you think they enjoy putting the engines and\or transmissions on the roof? They probably have more people looking for those than sun roofs, but good luck finding a replacement sun roof!

Also, who wants to dig through a car full of broken glass?

Finally, people tend to neglect their car and then blame the car, which self-perpetuates--if you do not have a good car, why would you take care of it?
I ran into them pulling the transmission out of the red car. They didn't seem to care and thought it was funny. It was a group of 3 college age guys. The typical car is only there 3-4 months before being crushed, they pull the large parts out before junking whatever is left and crushing it. There was several stacks of crushed cars all with taillights and bumpers still on them, I wanted a factory intake but they were Un willing to negotiate on price so I asked if they wanted to throw it in the trash or have $15 for it and obviously the answer was throw it in the trash so I left it

There is a little button next to the indicator light but for a car to end up junked at this yard it's pretty obvious they were neglected as a replacement engine is only $300 on the web.

The yard had a few other cars, owner seemed to like tuner cars as there was an rx7 gtu and a 300zx stacked on 2 cavaliers when you enter the yard
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It might not be the clutch. It could be the engine is rotating. A little seepage past the rings, or past the valves, would allow the pressure in the cylinder to bleed off and the car oh so slowly migrates down the drive. At the much higher operating speeds - and with fresh oil getting to them - the rings and valves would be just fine while the engine is running, but just sitting with static pressure on them, they do leak down.

Quarter-million miles. Is that the original engine? I wouldn't be shocked if the rings and valves bled a little pressure over time.
Original engine as far as I know. Previous owner believed the car had a fresh head and head gasket put on at 180k just before he bought the car. Very possible that it is the engine spinning. The car will lock the wheels after moving a couple inches on a hill so you're probably right
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Got the factory radio wired to turn on, just had to wire up 12v constant and accessories and ground. Couldn't get the dimmer function to work so that the lights come on at night but none the less I have a functioning clock now and have ordered a key fob so my keyless entry will work now



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Finally washed the camaro, been pre occupied with other projects for a few months






The civic took the place of the green formula. Not pictured is my wife's truck

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