Its been a long time Brother, i will be living in Yonkers with the wife so we will meet up.
Active Duty Military stationed in Germany but i will be home with in 6 months for good. My SI has been sitting home covered for over 2 years now, i will be ordering parts soon so i can hit the ground running when i get back. I need to replace the water pump and i want to pull the motor and tranny to make sure everything is 100%, it has 110K Hard miles on it :vtec:
The Good OL Days :badger:
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Nice I was actually going to ask you about it. Install went smooth after you got the bolts off huh. Any tips/things to look out for? Seems pretty straightforward
Yea i have a bunch of tips for getting the main bolts off the head soak them with pb blaster or WD-40. you can get to all the bolts from the top there's two on top and three on the bottom you’re going to need a small breaker bar. When i got the engine pulled to fix my blown head gasket the guy way over torqued the bolts on the head so it was difficult i doubt it will be difficult for you to get them off. Make sure you get a new gasket for the header i got an oem one from Honda. After you unloosen the bolts go to the bottom soak the bolts with wd-40 or pb blaster disconnect the exhaust from the cat and the header will drop once the bolts are taken off the head and the cat and header will drop. Now you want to disconnect the stock header from the cat. now it will be easier to get the stock header out after twisting it around and finding the right angle to remove it. If your using the defouler make sure you put it on first before installing the header it will save you because you don’t have room to screw it in once you bolt the header together as i found out. Make sure you get an O2 socket as well to remove the sensors. you’re going to need two new spring bolts that where on the stock header i would just get fresh oem bolts for all the spots where bolts are needed and you will need a new gasket as well not donut gasket it should come with one or get an oem ep3 gasket. The skunk2 header slides right with a little shifting and goes in with no problems make sure you have a buddy with you to because you’re going to need him to align the header from the top. sorry for the essay