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Old 10-23-2022, 10:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2002 Honda Civic Coupe LX 5spd Build Thread

Hey all,

I’m parting ways with my beloved Accord, and have decided that my winter beater civic will become my new daily driver. So far, I’m still in the process of selling the Accord, but this will be my progress thread for the civic.

The car was purchased last fall from a family friend for 3k CAD (2.2k USD) and it’s only got 151k km (93.8k mi) on it. The suspension was fully replaced by Honda, and the timing belt was done about 50k km ago.

This car will be seeing a lot of stop and go city driving, so don’t hold me to the same standards as mpg_numbers_guy, TaylorL or Vman455

Thanks for reading,
Christian


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Old 10-23-2022, 10:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First item on the list was to replace my air filter, unbeknownst to me it was practically brand new, nice. I'll be saving my FRAM air filter and using it in the future instead.



Next item on the list is installing my new-to-me Scangauge II that I purchased from a guy on Kijiji in Montreal.. once it arrives.

After that, I'll be lubricating this squeaky slave cylinder, and of course inflating my tires 5 or so psi above recommended
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Old 10-24-2022, 09:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks Ecky,
I've gone through your JDM MX-5 thread, I must say, that's a very cool car. I consider myself pretty knowledgeable on Miata's, but I didn't have a clue that the MX-5 in Japan came with a 1.5L Skyactiv motor vs our 2.0L motor in North America.

Pretty cool, especially considering the smallest motor you could find in the NA was an even bigger 1.6L!
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Old 10-27-2022, 11:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
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How would I subscribe I'm pondering going with an automatic and selling my 2014 spark . A Honda has been something I've been considering and would enjoy following this build .
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How would I subscribe I'm pondering going with an automatic and selling my 2014 spark . A Honda has been something I've been considering and would enjoy following this build .
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Well, it’s been a month, so it’s time to post my 2nd update. Since my last post, I have sold my accord and insured my civic and have been daily driving it for the last 9 days. It’s boring, and slow, but CHEAP!

I recently acquired a Scangauge II from a guy out in Montreal and had it shipped to me, total price was $133 ($99.64USD). Unfortunately, the OBDII port on my car is finicky, and when I go over little bumps it can occasionally lose power, which drives me mental. So for now, no scangauge.

As of just two hours ago I bought a new set of lightweight wheels and tires off of Facebook Marketplace for $250 ($187.29USD). They are 4x100 R81 Imola (Mini Cooper) wheels, which may sound boring, but they’re 11.9lbs each. The rubber that was included on the wheels is 175/65/R15 Goodyear Assurance All Seasons, and although they aren’t low rolling resistance, they're in great shape, and they’ll do the job in the crappy Vancouver rain.

Probably won’t have too much to say in the coming months, I’ll add my fuel-ups as I go. Don’t expect much right now for gas mileage, most of my driving is in the city, and I’ve got my heavy winter tires and steelies on in preparation for the snow.



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