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  1. Today I finally fit the VTi 15s. A bit of confort is def gone, but it does feel more planted and solid.
    4 points
  2. This 1981 4 door is on ebay at the moment. This one has the added bonus of being Tax, MOT and ULEZ exempt. No connection to the seller, I just thought it worth sharing. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/234592163877
    3 points
  3. Yarp excited to get it in. But long way to go really. Wait for bearings etc to turn up. Mean time can start gapping the piston rings. Literally takes a lifetime to do. Then onto sorting the head out. Need to measure p2v clearance too once together. I suspect will need to use a thicker head gasket now as block has been decked twice. Compression will be higher than before pistons are 9.8:1 as opposed to 9.2:1 and using flat faced valves.
    2 points
  4. How cool is this little beauty.. 1982, 1 owner from new. http://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202205115577041?atmobcid=soc3 Nowt to do with me, just saw it on auto trader.
    2 points
  5. Had an MB6 on my MC2,just put chrome down turned one on about £10.All fits fine,as do Teg type R <B> pipes.<UK>
    2 points
  6. Did the exhaust hanger etc line up at the rear ok? Thats a bonus if all you need to do is add length to the tailpipe! Love Powerflow systems, thats what we've got on DD. Very quiet/subtle on tickover and driving normally, but give her beans and she has a nice deep tone. Looks nice on the fans, I'd keep em although it depends on what alloys you were thinking of buying.
    2 points
  7. As I understand it, the ethanol dissolves gunk that's built up in the system over the years, and that clogs the injectors (or at least that's the theory. We've been making sure we go to tesco, as the price difference there seems to be normally 5-6p per litre, which as a percentage of nyon 2 quid isn't much especially given the better fuel efficiency.
    2 points
  8. Mega worrying mate. Recently, due to being absolutely skint with the cost of oil for our oil fired heating and the leccy bill trebling in price, I've had to run DD on E10 as well as Poppy. If there does end up being a trend of injectors failing due to E10, then the drivers of this country need to make a stand against the oil companies and also our poxy gov. if the e10 is destroying injectors, then the fuel companies can be sued for selling a product which is not fit for purpose.
    2 points
  9. nah.......................that means yours is worth 24K! lol
    2 points
  10. Small update on the deck, managed to source an exhaust for it from an mb6. Power flow cat back, makes a nice sound tbh, not to loud but quite raspy. Wish I had know the saloon exhaust fitted the estate sooner as I have been holding off on buying something thinking it had to be for aerodeck also been chasing coolant leaks after replacing my broken thermostat. Turns out my o ring was bad on the coolant connecting pipe from thermostat housing to water pump, I’ve replaced the seal today so hopefully it’s all sorted now! Here’s a few pics of the exhaust, I still need to get the end of the tip extended but I plan on doing this after I’ve got the vti-s rear lip fitted. Also played around with a set of vti-s fan blades I managed to get hold of, not sure whether to sell on and buy something else though, what you guys reckon ?
    2 points
  11. Nice one. Fresh plastics make such a difference to the look of the car. I've been using gummi pflege on the deck, and it's amazing how good it works.. It's mainly meant to revive and protect rubber seals, but it works on plastics great as well. Makes them look new rather than that weird look you get with back to black. https://www.micksgarage.com/d/dash-rubber-and-plastics/products/2517984/gummi-pflege-stift-100ml Did it the last time I cleaned the old girl..
    2 points
  12. Did a little bit of resto work on DD recently. Her plastic door trims and sills were looking faded and patchy (as all car trim goes over time) so decided it was time to do something about it. Normally just put back to black on them once shes been washed, but the effect only lasts a few days so wanted a more permanent solution. Had seen videos of folk using heat guns/blow torches and it's meant to make them like new again. Thought, right, lets give it a bash! Had the heat gun on a low heat and took my time with it... Heat gun at the ready! Drivers door trim done, can see the difference compared to the wee bit trim on the front wing which hasn't been done. And after.. Drivers door (done) compared to rear door (not done) All done including the sills Wee photo of DD and Poppy together Really impressed with how they turned out. A week later, and they still look like that so going to give them another wee go over with the gun then maybe seal it with silicon spray. Has made a big difference to how she looks as she's now dirty again but trims look good!
    2 points
  13. yes, I never get tired of the MB/MC shape. To me it's a classic 90's design, simple and classy.
    2 points
  14. Top cleaning job matey! I know what you mean, always end up having at least a glance over the shoulder waking away in a car park, and there's just something about the way the lights in a multi storey make them look.
    2 points
  15. Amazing shiny clean,sticky tyres also Cleaned my black bmw today,very windy so covered in dust again,even before i have driven it !!
    2 points
  16. Lots of pic taking going on. Actually making an effort to drive it this summer. Definitely a car I look back at. Still loving the mb shape.
    2 points
  17. Excuse my ugly mug staring back but gotta love a bit of pirates black! Shame it'll be again by time this is uploaded!
    2 points
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  19. So did this in 8 hours lol and tinted rear windows (harder than wrapping the car )
    2 points
  20. It's got my wheels on it. Does that mean mines worth 18k??. I wish lol cool car that I like!
    2 points
  21. Only one of these left, get your dosh ready 18k Honda Civic mb6 1.8VTI super production race car | eBay
    2 points
  22. Hi Everyone! My name is Bence and I’m from Hungary so sorry If my sentences have some mistake. I always liked JDM cars. I bought my first car in March: Honda Civic 1999 MB6 and I would like to ask some information especially from you Dave because I have exactly the same color Honda than yours. I saw your work https://civic5.com/test_forum/index.php?/topic/4-daves-1998-honda-civic-vti-mb6/ and really like it. Can you tell me the serial number or the name the front and the back bumpers and the spoiler and rims? Can you suggest a website where I can find and order these items? You really help me a lot with these informations! Thank your for your reply! Have a good day! Bence
    1 point
  23. Can't fault you. Looks the blx
    1 point
  24. Same car park.... Different day... Different angle... Same sad owner taking a photo of his car in a public car park
    1 point
  25. Yeah, that's playing on my mind as well - there are 3 height settings on the koni rear shocks, but might not be enough to compensate. Probably going to have to try and find out from koni...
    1 point
  26. I'd take a guess at them being ok yeah. What springs would you use?
    1 point
  27. Depends on the model dc2. Some have fork rear. But most of them have a bush on the shock absorber and different LCA.b
    1 point
  28. That looks decent, nice finish on them. Yeah have to agree, back to black leaves them looking like they've had oil sprayed on them!
    1 point
  29. That has worked really well! Interesting
    1 point
  30. That looks like it's worked really well mate.. Do you have to mask anything off, or is the heat low enough for it not to matter? What's the theory, is it something to do with the oils in the plastic?
    1 point
  31. Pretty cool experiment buddy, good luck with it. Will be interesting to see how it turns out.
    1 point
  32. Hey all, been a while! Since I'm quite busy with work and prepping for vacation I figured, why not stress myself out some more, I had been wanting to do this for a loooong time, suddenly, the idea just popped back into my head and I said f*ck it, let's try! I started by sketching up what i had in mind: Usually it takes me a little longer to figure things out but this time I just put on my dancing shoes and sent it. Got straight to cutting up one of the spare tails I had lying around that were collecting dust for years now I started with making cardboard templates for the translucent plastic I was going to use, make sure it all fits. I did change the layout from the original idea a little bit. Bought some regular "bright" LED's, figured i'd string them up in series and power them with 12 volts, (each LED uses about 2 volts, so having six of them evens the voltage out nicely.) The next challenge was getting the "glow" I had in mind. I made this testing base from cardboard and stuck the LED's in, then I made a little reflector plate from a piece of spraycan (ghetto as hell, i know. But it's spraycan, not spraycannot!) Also sanding down the LED's made them give off a more diffuse light. I later sanded down all of them, you'll see why. Okay so now the electronics were partially figured out, and I had a good idea of what I wanted to do. Time to get hacky. Cut away the material where the reflector used to sit. Don't need that! Cut out some translucent plastic and started bending it with some heat. (It's alot harder than it initially sounds, getting the right shape without the plastic warping all over the place is quite difficult. Here I noticed that sanding the LED's down and using the reflector plate created the desired glow. Sanded them all down. Almost there! I really want a nice, even spread of light. This will be achieved by moving the LED's further back into the housing. This is the main thing right now, these leds are not bright enough. I want to use this strip as a brakelight as well, so the idea is to undervolt the LED's when lit normally, and when pressing the brake pedal we will have the LED's at their normal working voltage to increase brightness. I will be using brighter LED's for this, still scavenging the internet for something a little more beefy. Of course sacrifices had to be made in the name science. Poor fella's... Put some rubber material around the metal reflector plate, this will avoid short circuits. More sacrifices... made a new one! This one fit even better! Now, let's focus on the blinkers: Cut the shape once more, since I had warped the other one I was a bit more careful (these take so incredibly long to get right with all the cutting, bending, filing and sanding) Finally managed to get it into a good shape. This was the progress after about 2 days, i have some more ideas that I don't have pictures of yet, but I'll show you all soon!
    1 point
  33. Lovely. Suits it well
    1 point
  34. Certainly sounds like somethings not lined up right. Or has it had a little bump in the rear that moved the latch?
    1 point
  35. Cheers bud it freshens the the old clio up a bit anyway
    1 point
  36. Looks great mate. Loving the big fogs nowadays!!! Car looks much nicer that most modern cars I know that!!
    1 point
  37. Be nice to go for a spin in that
    1 point
  38. Thank you for the reply! I look forward to working on the mb. I Have a few electrics in the car. front windows and sunroof, I also have a few buttons on the armrest but I believe the armrest is from a vti as it's not the same colour as the rest of the interior, I'll be swapping that out for the grey one at some point. I've got to sort out rear passenger door that has a dent, hopefully door cards are not too much of a hassle to remove. and finally the rear bumper isn't correct (wrong colour) so again, hopefully not too much fo a hassle to swap over! I'm also hoping to lower the car too, can't find any lowering springs for an mb though!
    1 point
  39. Nice of you to say so. But it's not all that. Built it just to have fun in and just to tinker with, inevitably gets knocked about a bit in use.
    1 point
  40. TypeR is looking spot on mate, shame about the drive shaft though. That wee Clio is prefect 1st car for your boy.
    1 point
  41. Have removed and re-installed vti-s side skirts on a vti-s but I dont know if the MB vti (if thats what you are installing onto ?) already has some of the fixings or mounting points. Have you got any clips and screws with your vtis skirts ? Should have 6 plastic button screws on the underside of the skirt. These button clips go into holes in the underside of the steel sills. Do you have those holes in the sill ? The vti-s skirts should also have a number (maybe 6 from memory?) of white plastic push-in clips that are mounted on the inside (centre) of the skirt. These clips push into holes in the side of the steel sills. Do you already have those holes ? If you dont have any of the above holes, you will have to drill holes of the correct size to fit the various clips. If you dont have any of the clips, there are copies of the genuine Honda clips on Ebay (I have used them). But if you dont have any of the clips, you will not know what to look for as often Ebay sellers dont have honda part number references. If that is the case, check out the genuine parts catalogue on parts-honda.uk. This has parts diagrams, part numbers and prices for British and euro (and others) versions. Check the vti-s version (sometimes listed as vti in their catalogue) of your car and see what the honda part numbers are for the clips. Either order them from honda dealer or the the parts-honda.uk website (they are about the same price- sometimes dealer is cheaper). Or use the Honda part number as a reference when searching Ebay, you might get some results. Anyway, once you have sorted all that out, the installation is quite easy. Ask again if you get that far. Best of luck !
    1 point
  42. That's looking mint mate
    1 point
  43. Yes, the whole door card has to come off as the speaker cover is part of that. Can't remember for sure, but I think that they can be separated once the door card is off if that's what you want to do, but if it's just too change the speaker it's just the door card that needs to come off. I'm sure there's a how to on here somewhere, but there's a screw to loosen the handle/latch, which then has to slide forwards (or back... Not 100% which but it's obvious when you try to do it). Then there's a little plastic clip that keeps a metal rod in the handle.. Careful not to snap the clip. Then there's two other screws in the grab handle on the door card. Once they're out you'll need to pop out some trim clips around the edge of the card, then Bob's your uncle.
    1 point
  44. Thanks for the replies. Looking every few days since early 2019, I have only seen a handful of Y Reg hatchbacks or Aerodecks ever advertised. By coincidence I passed a small independent used car seller just outside London today. This is the type of place with around 10-15 cars stored outside with a small workshop at one side of the yard. Being a Sunday it was closed. I noticed that there was a blue R Reg hatchback in there visible through the fence. From looking up the Reg it has apparently done only 15,000 miles from new. They didn't have any kind of price displayed on it and the place doesn't appear to have any internet presence.
    1 point
  45. I honestly don't think that's a true reflection. The models are all mixed up on that site, And has been said before vti and vtis were often registered incorrectly
    1 point
  46. Looking on howmanyleft, across the different descriptions for the m vti, there's the below numbers taxed as of June last year 1.8 VTi = 57 Civic VTiS = 94 aerodeck VTiS = 10 So 161 VTi models left kicking about. Not sure where the normal aerodeck vti is included in that though. The only other aerodeck listed is the SE. probably the ones that haven't succumbed to rust or engine donor are with folk who are keeping a hold of them now.
    1 point
  47. Yeah it's true. Very few about nowadays. I often look to gauge prices etc. Ek's are almost non existent aswell. Suppose they mostly suffer from rust etc unless people are trying to preserve them.
    1 point
  48. Something to look out for is the scissor type arms of the window mechanism twist slightly. If that's the case straighten them should resolve the problem. At the same time grease the rubber channel with silicone grease, as I think the twisting occurs when the glass is struggling to slide up the channel.
    1 point
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