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rickybeau

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About rickybeau

  • Birthday 03/06/1981

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    i love my car... its one of my best friends :D

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  • Name
    Ricardo Miguel
  • Age group
    31-40...Oldish
  • Location
    Coimbra, Portugal

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  • Civic Model
    CIVIC LS 5 DOOR
  • Model code
    MB3

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  1. Ok ill have that in mind cause i already changed one with rubber and got busted in no time and i dont like the look of it has less rubber than the one the car had originally. Removing is a pain thats for sure have to cut the sleeve out and put it back in after was even harder...cause i dont have a press but its doable. Are this ones you re telling about?
  2. Kink my fri3nd do you know the part number for the front control arm /suspension bushing? I see you have pu ones, do they last?is the car too stiffer for daily drive? I am looking at these wich seem similar to oem, they have part number 51810SH3003, says 40mm diameter and 12mm i ner diameter unfortunetly doesn sau nothing about lenght.. Thanks mate
  3. Ok just finished tje job thanks to kink43, all went smooth, just for refence i used a tool bought on ebay looks a clamp ill post pictures later. Just to everyone know this inner tie rod fits as a glove, only has to be 14x1.5 thread both sides. My honda is a 5 door MB3. Thanks once again kink, i think kinks photos should be has a diy tutorial. As promised here is the photo of the contraption used to remove the tie rod lol Nothing else now, Peace
  4. hi soory to bother again wit this lol, but is there any torque specs for the inner tie rod?or is just tight enough with the red loctite? i am gonna do this today so just checking to be sure how to install it. thanks p.s i bouthg the tie rod from quinton hazzel brand, part number QR3614s.
  5. Hi mates i installed the rear sway bar but i want to confirm how are the droplinks installed i show pictures of the bar installed but not sure if its done properly. Is it the flat side of the droplinks facing the front of the car? @dr_broon
  6. Congrats mate your mods do look Smart, i like the work you have done so far you have good eye and even better "oily thumb"...i just made up this expression to call for a natural mechanich born from pure entusiasm. Love it, keep it coming mate.
  7. The colour is mesmorasing... I think the colours for Many of these Cars are top notch... pearls and metallized are just beautiful. Nice rims and awsome job on the engine bay, the One pipe looks shiny i bet it takes lots of cursing and back pain to put them looking like that again lol. cheers
  8. Hi folks, i painted my rims chamaleon mainly Cooper gold, but has some green too, i think the photos dont make them justice in person they really pop... Im in love with this color lol. Also carbon wraped the door interior Trim i think its looks ok. I painted the rims and hold myself from buying new ones has the Money might be need for something else more important, for instance the heater Core matrix...a bummer, lol.
  9. if i was sure the rover ones worked that was more easy but i am not sure just eyeballing so i might have to forget it... wich is ok till the winter then will be urgent...mmmm mb il, try and solder it when i take it out, will see what i can arrange till then lol This is my bypass...as promissed might Sparkle someone criativity lol
  10. hi do you ever seen the heater core matrix? i found this on ebay i believe its the same but im eyballing from mine that i only see partially but it looks the same form just want to ask for anyone who has seen one. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fits-1996-1998-Honda-Civic-Heater-Core-APDI-47694RC-1997-Heater-Core/292748067866?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20201210111314%26meid%3D49f80047781f4a1f9cd3085a71594b1d%26pid%3D101195%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dco%26sd%3D392401386386%26itm%3D292748067866%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplAMLv9PairwiseUnbiasedWeb%26brand%3DAPDI&_trksid=p2047675.c101195.m1851 i appreciate any help, i could try and fix mine when i remove it but for the massive work it is to install it i want to put a new one, and also i need the car so when its desmantled i want have transport to go anywhere to repair the core so...
  11. Hi there, i made a bypass using the tubes from the car had to cut One just to put the valve functional.the pipe that comes from the side of the motor is connected to valve has normal and after the valve the tubes go directly to the back of the engine where the return from the heater Core was connected... The car functions has normal, There Will be no problems using this in the long Run? I dont see that pipe you show for bypass on mine... Thanks man allways helping... I Will post photos of my repair i made for you to see what i mean. Cheers
  12. hi folks hi wanted to ask if anyone knows where can i buy the heater core for my mb3, i searched on ebay but unfortnetly i cant put mb models in vechile only appear americans ej ek, so immnot sure if they fit or not, and maybe there is somewhere in europe where i can order one new for under 50€ as seen on ebay for ej ek models. thanks im advance
  13. I think its allways good to check for Passenger footwell and remove the sill to check if its wet on the underside of the carpet, cause as some of us know the heater Core in this cars tend to fail and if the puncture is small you only notice if the carpet is lifted and see if it looks wet. I find out i had litres of radiador fluid on the foam the carpet has on the back Hope this helps
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