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  1. Professional tune, very poor returns. Naive?

    The Takeda and DC Header won't allow your car to achieve 200whp. Get a 3.5" Intake (Hybrid) and a better race header (Invidia/Skunk2).
  2. Can't remove caliper bracket bolt!? - 08' EX

    Suspension and Brakes
    The front brake caliper bolts are torqued at 80ft-lbs from factory. Since it's your first time loosening them in about 10 years, they will be extremely tough to remove. Definitely, use penetrating fluid. Then a breaker bar. If that doesn't work, use a torch on the bolt to break down the seized...
  3. Mobil1 Annual Protection (20k mile) oil

    Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat
    If you do try it, make sure you check the oil level. Just because the oil can last 20k miles, it won't mean you won't lose oil during that period.
  4. | Help | metal on metal noise when turning right

    Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat
    Do you have any issues with braking?
  5. 09 Civic Si Sedan Rear Suspension Clunk

    Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat
    Meaning that it is one of the last rear suspension components to fail.
  6. Changing Civic LX color to Yellow

    Inside and Out
    There were a good number of yellow Civic owners way back in the day. As for paint, go to a body shop. Not MAACO.
  7. Airbag recall

    Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat
    Gotcha. I reached out to the dealer where i got my car brand new. It's at RT23 Honda in Pompton Plains. They said the service will take about 1 hour.
  8. Airbag recall

    Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat
    What dealership in NJ did the service? Because I'd like to avoid it.
  9. Car wont crank, please help

    Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat
    The only way to see if it is a starter issue is by removing it and having Autozone diagnose it for you. Autozone does free battery and starter checks.
  10. Engine or exhaust issue???

    Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat
    Yep, that usually happens when oil or water seep through the coil packs.
  11. RickSpecd, they still around or...

    Intake & Spacer Discussion
    RickSpecd hasn't been that great with costumer service. You might as well file a dispute.
  12. 09 Civic Si Sedan Rear Suspension Clunk

    Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat
    Possible Root Causes: -Blown strut -Loose strut mount -Broken endlink -Loose swaybar bracket(s) -Worn swaybar bushing(s) -Broken endlink tab on control arm -Lug nuts not torqued to spec The rear control arm bushings don't fail that early.
  13. Say Good Bye - I Gone To the Dark Side

    Civic Si
    I own a 23 year old BMW and maintenance is easy.
  14. Is this forum dying?

    Water Cooler
    You rarely see people with over 5k posts in this forum. Oh well.
  15. Are these rear coilovers installed upside down?

    Suspension and Brakes
    :yeahthat: It depends on the brand. My KW V3 sits just like that. What coilovers are those?