28 May 2012

Oil Cap replacement

Some "bling bling" for the engine bay. 

The main reason or excuse for the aluminum oil cap was because I noticed the original plastic oil cap had part of the thread chipped off... ..next thing you should be wondering about is; where did the part that got chipped off go to...

EG6 UltraRacing Front Lower bar

I had my UltraRacing Front Lower bar installed recently.

From the photo, it is obvious that there is clearance issue from the 4-1 exhaust manifold, even with the cover removed due to the "bracket" to bolt on the cover.

So I had to grind off the bracket off to have proper clearance.

Take note of this, if u r going to install the front lower bar.

20 May 2012

EG6 "squeaky" clutch

For those with "squeaky" clutch, this may just solve your problem.
The cause is likely due to lack of grease between the clutch slave cylinder and the release fork.

Just pop the ball of the clutch slave cylinder out and apply generous amount of hi-temp grease. 

This should get rid of the squeaky sound in most cases.

05 May 2012

EG6 PasswordJDM Power Chamber repair

Filter Side
This is what happens when u are over-zealous in tightening Kevlar stuff that does not have reinforcement.  The damage was done by a green-horn mechanic when he was putting back my intake... (Not going to let anyone touch my intake from today onwards..)

Throttle body side

 I got some woven mat fiberglass and resin for the repair.  Epoxy resin would be prefer as it adhere better as that was likely used for the power chamber, however resin was readily available for me.

Woven mat was used as it is thinner and easier to work with, and the intention is not to build up thickness but to repair and reinforce.

 Laid 2 - 3 layers all round the opening.

Filter side repaired and reinforced

Excess was cut off before it was fully set. 

Throttle-body end repaired

Now the ends are stiffer and less likely to crack.  If you own one of these, you may want to consider doing the same for reinforcement to prevent cracking.

01 May 2012

EG6 Wiper Washer Motor (Front and Rear)

Got new wiper washer motor as the rear wiper washer motor was getting weak.

Front wiper washer motor part no. 38512-SF0-J01
Rear wiper washer motor part no. 38512-SB0-J01
Rubber grommet (Water tank bush) part no. 38519-SB0-003 (need one for each motor)
Total cost is about USD$80

The motors are located behind the inner fender splash shield.

There isn't any bolts holding the motor in place, the installation just requires it to be 'clipped' in place.  Therefore, just a flat screwdriver to ply it out.

For installation, just reverse the steps. The plugs are specific, they will only fit the correct motor.

New wiper washer motor installed