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CappAttack 08-29-2016 04:56 PM

Dorkivic, the journey from dorky to less dorky and better mpg!
 
I got myself a 2002 Honda civic LX coupe, 4 speed automatic. Purchased about the start of August 2016 from another individual, I am the third owner. This car currently has about 202,000 miles on it. The engine was swapped at about 183,000 for a motor (D17A1) that came from a 2003 civic, it already had about 20,000 miles on it, about 40,000 miles on the new motor total.

Note: the 2003 motor has an EGR system where the 2002 one did not. My 2002 wiring harness and ecu can't work with the EGR system. Any ideas what I should do there?

Maintenance already done: replaced air intake filter and cabin air filter, replaced sparkplugs, replaced bad fuse for interior ACC plug, filled the dry power steering resivouir, oil change to 5w-20 super tech oil, added seafoam to crankcase and fuel tank, transmission fluid change to Honda atf-dw1, took it to the dealer for safety recalls.

Maintenance to be done: replace fuel filter, full coolant flush, replace thermostat, oil&oil filer change to 0w-20 mobil1 oil w/ mobil1 filter, finish the change to atf-dw1. Any suggestions?

Mods already done: partial under tray (extends to just behind the front wheels), (estimated) 90% grill Block, basjoosed all the front end gaps around the hood and headlights, installed ultragague.

Mods to be done: custom aero bumper similar to this one: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post309974,
Short ram air intake, moon eyes, side mirror delete, PS delete, extend the under tray all the way back, lowering springs, LRR tires, ?cat back exhaust?(depends on what the short ram intake does). Again, any suggestions?

Will post pics tomorrow. Any and all suggestions are welcome!

CappAttack 08-29-2016 05:07 PM

Also, (silly newb question) did I start my build thread in the right spot? If not, can on of the mods please move it to the proper location?

California98Civic 08-29-2016 07:09 PM

Subscribed!

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Originally Posted by CappAttack (Post 521686)
Also, (silly newb question) did I start my build thread in the right spot? If not, can on of the mods please move it to the proper location?

Probably "Ecomodding Central" is better since you are probably considering more than just aeromods.

MetroMPG 08-29-2016 09:37 PM

Moved & subscribed.

How are you liking the MPG gauge? Fun, yes?

CappAttack 08-30-2016 12:24 AM

I just barely got the ultra gauge hooked up and panicked to see my coolant temp at 215 degrees F. So I made the hole in my lower grill bigger (it's about 3"x18" now), and I totally unblocked my upper grill.

I also removed my coroplast partial under tray. It was getting in the way of doing stuff to the car. I might wait to reinstall until everything else is done.

Will get to experience mpg readings tomorrow! I'm super excited!

CappAttack 08-30-2016 12:38 AM

Also, my car is throwing a p0402 trouble code (Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow (EGR) Excessive Detected). With my non powered EGR valve as explained above, what should I do? Replace the harness so I can get the plug needed to power it? What if the ecu still doesn't support it?

CappAttack 09-10-2016 11:58 PM

Update: Dorkivic has been totaled. I swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle in my lane and lost traction on some gravel. The car spun 180 degrees and the passenger side smashed into a cement drainage culvert. The whole frame is kinda banana shaped now....

I'm okay, just lots of bruising. It's being classified as a hit and run, the other guy was gone before I got out of the car.

Joggernot 09-11-2016 07:23 AM

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Originally Posted by CappAttack (Post 522470)
Update: Dorkivic has been totaled. I swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle in my lane and lost traction on some gravel. The car spun 180 degrees and the passenger side smashed into a cement drainage culvert. The whole frame is kinda banana shaped now....

I'm okay, just lots of bruising. It's being classified as a hit and run, the other guy was gone before I got out of the car.

This is when you needed a dash cam. Glad you're only bruised.

pletby 09-11-2016 11:09 PM

Wow glad you're okay for the most part. Cars can be replaced.

MobilOne 09-12-2016 01:30 AM

Good that you just sustained bruises!
I know it doesn't matter anymore, but why the Seafoam in the crankcase?


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