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Old 03-29-2010, 07:19 PM   #141 (permalink)
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add me to the list...did the DIY this morning and just got back from an hour drive...def. felt a difference thanks AK!!
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:38 PM   #142 (permalink)
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I had a weird experience after powershifting from first to second. It didnt grind but after I let off the clutch, the power lagged then came back like my clutch was slipping but was fine after that. Im gonna turn the rod a little back. It was a weird experience and I hope my clutch is ok...
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:52 PM   #143 (permalink)
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i just did it and it seems fine but my engagement point seems like its sooner. idk. i just have to give some more time driving it and i gotta take it to the track to see if it really works. thanks for the DIY!
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:27 PM   #144 (permalink)
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I did mine. I didn't turn the rod all the way. I turned it about 2 full turns. Its hard to tell.
It feels a little better, it is still a little notchy. I may turn it just a little more.
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:36 PM   #145 (permalink)
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:43 PM   #146 (permalink)
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I don't grind 2nd at all.
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:45 PM   #147 (permalink)
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So whose gonna be first to need a new clutch?
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:55 PM   #148 (permalink)
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i just did this in less than 5mins, took it for a spin(car was driven 30mins prior to this) and it seems like it did the trick, but it might also be in my head. I did redline first and shifted into second very smoothly with no grind. Overall drive was "better" i mean i did feel a difference. I'll post up how it feels after a another day or two since the grinds happen most in the morning. I think this diy did the trick though.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:37 PM   #149 (permalink)
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So whose gonna be first to need a new clutch?
well even if this trick takes a few years off the clutch, it'll be long after i trade it in anyways...smooth shifts all the way until then!
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:07 PM   #150 (permalink)
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I turned the rod too far and need to turn it back some. Any tips as the rod is really lubed up and i can't get a grip on it to turn it back. How should i do it?
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needle nose pliers...
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needle nose pliers...
Tried those but even they couldn't grip it. Will it wear out my clutch or anything if I turned it too far??
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:03 PM   #153 (permalink)
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gonna try this one
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:27 PM   #154 (permalink)
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@AK47, tried to PM you, but it's full. I think you asked about Carbon Synchro's in an earlier post:

SynchroTech Transmissions

I know there are others, but this shop showed up in the Feb 2010 Import Tuner mag.

Import Tuner article

For a simple Si rebuild, I was told

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The Synchros are brass with a carbon fiber lining that aids in smoother shifting. The sleeve are steel. These are OEM JDM Honda parts used in the Japanese models.
My FA5 is being rebuilt by them, and everything that the Import Tuner article had, they're doing the same thing with my tranny--including replacing some of the gears, as David Henson indicated that the tranny must have run a little hot or low on fluids.

Besides the grinding, it was starting to get hard to shift into 5th and 6th at freeway speeds. David indicated that it wasn't with the gears--so I called over to the shop that pulled the unit out. Seems that the pressure plate maybe had about 30K miles left, but was out of spec (I dunno, I'm an computer consultant not a gearhead that I'd like to be); benefit to change it now, instead of later would save on labor fees since it was all apart now, and the shifting should be better with the rebuild.

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Old 03-29-2010, 11:28 PM   #155 (permalink)
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interesting...subrscribed. sounds almost too good to be true... might get in there and try this one...you would just think honda would have picked up on it if the fix was this simple lol
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seems like evo drivers have done this also
Clutch Pedal adjustment - evolutionm.net
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hmm im gona try this out and hopefully it truely helps!

im still a lil confused about it though since some people are rotating the rod the wrong way...

is this the correct way? (when looking up at the rod on your back like in the pics)
1. loosen the nut by turning the wrench clockwise
2. rotate the rod clockwise (same direction you turned your wrench right?)
3. tighten the nut by rotating the wrench counter-clockwise
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^correct
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:06 AM   #159 (permalink)
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thats the fix for mine all better now
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:27 AM   #160 (permalink)
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so to feel that you adjusted it correctly, the engagement point will be later (meaning that the pedal needs to be released more in order to get the car rolling) ????

i want to do this right so i dont have to risk f-ing my ish up
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