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    Hi, I'm Dave, the founder and owner of Civic5.com. I have been into cars my whole life, spending time restoring classic 70's fords then moving into the Honda scene. Have now been a fan of Honda's for years.

    So, bit more about me. I'm an old git, and was with Dawn (aka Civic5 Moderator crazzzydawn in the forum) for 21 years, married to her for 17 of those years. She helped me set up and run the club and site from the start, and it was Dawn that got me into Honda's! Sadly, she passed away after a very brave fight with cancer (Jan 2013) and is very much missed by myself and a lot of the members here. Her spirit in the club lives on in her car, her beloved Civic Aerodeck ES known as "DD" in the forum (Dawns Deck). It's a car that's been tastefully modded, and one I will keep for ever.

    Recently, I met my new partner Gayle (aka Gayle in the forum) and she has been amazing! She's totally turned my life around, and makes me happy. Luckily, she's a petrol head too! She's also become a big part of Civic5, and loves the Honda scene now too! We got married in June 2017.
     
    Anyways, enough about me! Thanks for taking the time to read my profile, and welcome to Civic5

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    Dave
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    41-45...Midlife crisis!
  • Location
    Scottish Borders

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    CIVIC ES AERODECK
  • Model code
    MC1

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  1. 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. 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.
  3. nah.......................that means yours is worth 24K! lol
  4. 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!
  5. Is the latch receiver bolted tightly to the tailgate/hatch lid? When you close it, does it make a loud metallic thump sound like metal hitting metal? If so it could be the receiver is stuck in the closed position. Try the key in the lock, and see if the latch moves.
  6. No masking required although I was initially going to mask it. Just got to be carefull, don't keep the gun concentrated on one area for too long. I used the flat narrow tip for the gun so more controlable where the heat goes, and had the gun around 10cm's away from the panel. Basically start at one end, pointing the heat gun at the one section for no more than 2 to 5 seconds then move along the part slowly, so it's spending 2 to 5 seconds heating the bit that's in front of it. I had the tip horizontal, so it was only really heating the plastic, not the paint (although some heat obviously transfers as it's blown over the plastic). I moved the gun slightly up and down towards the edges of the trim as I moved along it. I did 3 passes over the trim like this, then stopped to let the trim cool down and also let the gun cool down. Once gun has cooled down, move to next bit of trim. Once all are done, go back to the start and do it again. Think in total I did 9 passes over the trim (with the stops as mentioned above) and it came out really well. Like I say, just got to be careful and methodical with the movement. And your spot on mate, the theory from what I've read/watched is that the natural oils and dyes in the plastic move from within it back to the surface, which leaves it looking like new again. Highly recommend it! Going to give DD's one final pass, then might do poppy's arches/kit (although it's still pretty black tbh).
  7. 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!
  8. yes, I never get tired of the MB/MC shape. To me it's a classic 90's design, simple and classy.
  9. Look at the space in the rear of the bus! That's amazing mate, can see the appeal of these, so practical but still look sweet! The Broon bus looks to be packed to capacity Simon lol
  10. Dave

    My new german

    TypeR is looking spot on mate, shame about the drive shaft though. That wee Clio is prefect 1st car for your boy.
  11. Hi mate and welcome. The Civic M's get there model codes depending on year/body style/what engine is fitted. So all the MB2's are 1.4cc D series, but you can have base, LS, sport trim designations. Going by the black mirrors/handles, it looks like yours is the base model. But even these could be specced up when new, so you'll possibly have the electric pack (electric front windows, electric sunroof and electric mirrors). Good thing with these cars is it's easy to improve the spec so you can fit interiors from the sport/VTi or even go full leather and fit the seats etc from the ES model. Yours looks really clean and tidy, and love them in white. Linking your plans for the VTi/VTiS kit, it really does improve the looks. The rear spoiler from the MGZS Rover also fits, as does the Accord TypeR (slight modification needed if I remember rightly). I also had the FN2, fast as hell but in the end I couldn't keep up with the fuel bill and the suspension was way to hard for me personally. Stunning looking cars though, even today still look fresh! Enjoy the club mate and any Q's just ask
  12. Still not a patch on yours though mate, I'd say yours is the next level. Very nicely restored and modified
  13. Seen videos on you tube of that one Andrew, quick car too! Price is a bit over the top though!
  14. lol just noticed this! I meant to post that in Poppy's thread! It's Poppy who passed her MOT, DD's isn't due till next month lol
  15. Not heard of a J-pipe before mate. Yeah, if it's even touching it in the slightest, the vibration will give louder noise. So, got the standard pass side back box, and got the mid section heated up and knocked back into shape so they fit like a glove together. Well Happy! Fitting it wasn't easy as the standard exhaust has a fair bit of weight to it, but Gayle gave me a hand and we got it on. That bloody extra bracing reared its ugly head again! Even though I had fired the torx bolts in and out loads of times after fitting the stainless exhaust, and covering the bolts in copper grease before hand, one bloody bolt had siezed solid! I mean "how????" Impact gun wouldn't even shift it (in the end it destroyed the torx head). Don't understand why it stuck, the rest came out ok. And when fitted, the threads were so clean/free you could do them all the way up by your fingers then do the final torque with the ratchet, so puzzles me. Did manage to swivel the grace around enough to give just enough room to get the exhaust past it. Fired her up, no leaks at all, exhaust sounds perfect! Nice and quiet, although if giving her beans, you still get a very subtle gurgle on over run which is exactly what we wanted. Picks up really nice too, can hold a conversation easily with passengers, and can hear the supercharger whine again!! Oh, can also hear the annoying squeak from the dash that I had forgot about, but can fix that by either fitting some felt to the back of the trim where it goes on the dash........or turn the radio up louder! lol Poppy is now driving sweet, ready for some summer fun!
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