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I use the FC oil filter - it's larger, screws right on. Probably the same as the 626 filter.
A few good ones -
- You can replace the screws for the fog light adjusters with fully threaded screws. This will allow you to aim the fogs up higher, making them actually useful.
- Clean and paint stuff. Take some time to pull small brackets and the like out from under the hood, clean them up, spray with high temp spray paint in black or gunmetal. Cheap and really makes things look good under the hood.
- Look around the junkyard for 10mm bolts from other imports that are nice and bright with the gold-yellow finish. Under the door panels of most cars you'll find a bunch - Hondas have a TON under each door panel. Use these for obvious bolts under the hood, really makes it look better.
- Buy a set of my Viton check valves for $15 shipped . Fixes a common problem, they'll outlast your car, and they're nice and cheap.
The best thing you can do for an FD is spending some quality time on a weekend cleaning things up, painting sad looking parts, making things neat under the hood. There's nothing worse than popping the hood on an FD and seeing wires everywhere, tarnished ratty parts, sloppy zip ties without the ends cut off, things like that.
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I noticed the foam filters look dark in color..... be careful, as they age they can come apart and get sucked into the compressors. Might be a good idea to get new replacements
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The battery cover was cheap. Something like $10 at a autoparts store. I bought it a couple years back.
It 'is' a lot more than polish but we all have the UIM, TB, and alternator. Polish is pretty cheap. It just takes a long time to do. The only problem with pulling off the UIM and TB is once you're in there you realize there is so much more you 'should' do. Hose job, gaskets, clean injectors, ...
The filters are brand new. They used to be blue but i dyed them black. I have couple more sets so when it's time to change them I will.
Nuts and bolts are fairly cheap and so is engine cleaner. Clean it up and be proud of what you got under the hood.
Nice engine bay, really clean, looks great!
For a cheap mod/detailing you can do, I like cleaning all my glass in and out, and then using RainX, find it works well to prevent fogging inside, and really beads water on the exterior.
The suggestions so far are great, any more ideas anyone?
I'll also add in the list of re-wrapping wiring looms. I've been busy re-wrapping my battery harness today and found the process extremely easy. I even ran across an old Battery Relocation page that gave me a good idea for modifying the battery bracket to better tuck my relocated battery wire instead of the factory fitment.
they fit & that's what the plastic bag they came in said they were. /shrug
I took the throttle body and the tps screws with me to the hardware store they appeared to match up.
It would make sense if they were metric since everything else on the car is... but I swear they fit.
I absolutely believe you. I was replacing the phillips float bowl screws on a honda magna with allen drive screws. The hardware store guy brought me out some english allen head screws to replace the originals not knowing it was a metric application. They would have fit well enough, but I insisted on the proper ones.