More images from the Driven to Perform Tour 2008
Archive for May, 2008
I drove down to BC place stadium today for the Driven to Perform Tour 2008 and it was definitely worth it. There were lots of great looking cars with loud stereo systems, crazy paint jobs, body kits and exotic makes. Although there were a lot of cars there I only saw two EG 92-95 Civics’ and a few 96-00. I was hoping to see some EG hatch backs but there was none there so I was a bit disappointed.
I got my picture taken with a Newjuc girl and beside a new Ferrari F430, after all I have to show my face sometimes. The RC Drifting competition was really neat to see as most of the cars had multi color neon and LED lighting. There was one really well done out Civic that had a mural of spider man on the hood and lambo doors. Even a pink Honda CRX made an appearance at the show with a full body kit and white wheels. The dance competition was interesting to see as the dancers tore through the dance floor and moved to the music of well choreographed dance routines.
I went to Canadian Tire this morning and found a great deal on a set of pliers for $14.99. They have large orange handles that make them very comfortable to hold and easy to find. My theory is you can never have enough tools as they sometimes get lost, broken or not returned but a fellow mechanic friend. If your looking for a good set then these are the ones to get. I give them 6 out of 6 for good quality, cheap price and easy to use. Canadian Tire Part #58-4789-4
I was looking thru some posts at D-Series.org and found a great writeup on the installation of OEM style fog lights. You can purchase these on the ebay for around $60 and they make your bumper look a little bit better if your not going to go with a body kit.
I found a Honda Civic on Cardomain.com that has the same side skirts that I want to install on my Civic. The owner attached the side skirts to the car and then molded them right to the side of the body so they look like their part of the car not just pieces of plastic that are attached. This is exactly what I intend to do with mine so the car looks like it came like this from factory. The front bumper is slightly different then the Bomber one I want but that’s ok, I like the look of mine better. The other thing about this hatch I like is the hood, it’s carbon fiber and it’s got a nice indentation in the middle, looks very sporty.
Below is the Civic with really nice side skirts and here is the Link to the owners page.
So I’ve been thinking about the body kit for my 93 Civic and I think I am going to mix and match different pieces to make the kit look better.
As far as the paint is concerned, I am going to stick with the original red that my Civic came with because it should be easier to buy and paint. Doing this will eliminate the problem with the inner doors and under the hood being a different color so this will fit my car better.
Candy apple red is a really nice color but from what I’ve heard and read online it’s an expensive paint job and tricky to do to make it look good.
My plan this summer for my 93 Civic is to get a body kit and paint it candy apple red. But before I do that I have to do some body work to get the dents out and fix any rust that might be hidden. The body kit that I am thinking of is available at 2 places, Extreme Dimensions and Rocketz.net. The Bomber 4 piece kit includes front bumper, 2 side skirts and a rear bumper. I am still debating whether or not to get the matching roof spoiler because I want to make the car look good not over done.
I found a Civic on CarDomain.com that has the same body kit already mounted and painted blue. Below is the image and here is the Link to the owners page.
The 2008 Driven to Perform Car Show is coming up this weekend and I’m really excited to go check it out. It’s going to have a RC car drift competition, dance competition, custom tunned and show off cars and trucks and more. The show is held at BC Place Stadium on May 31, 08 at 1pm to 11pm and the admission price is $20 for adults. I will take some pictures and post them on the weekend soon as I get a chance.
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My friend’s car broke down this morning and her engine light came on but being a newer car she needs an ODB2 reader to find out what’s wrong with it. This got me thinking about the possible ODB1 engine error codes that the engine light in a Civic would show if you had a problem. So I made a table below of the possible engine error codes that a 1992-1995 Civic owner could encounter. These codes are easily readable by the number of flashes made by the engine light in diagnostic mode.
To get into diagnostic mode you have to short out the diagnostic plug that is under the right side of the glow box. This is a green 2 wire plug that should be in a rubber sleeve. Make sure your ignition is in the OFF position, then pull the plug out of the sleeve and short the two pins with a small wire. Then turn your ignition to the “II” position and count the number of flashes.
You might encounter long flashes or short flashes, each long flash means 10 and each short flash means 1. So if you get 2 long flashes and 2 short flashes, your error code is 22 - VTEC Pressure Valve Switch. If you get 3 short flashes this means error code 3 – MAP Sensor malfunction. Read your engine error code and use the table below to find out what’s wrong. Once your done turn off your ignition and pull the wire out and put the plug back into the protecting rubber sleeve and tuck it back under the glove box.
1 – O2A – Oxygen sensor #1
2 – O2B – Oxygen sensor #2
3 – MAP – manifold absolute pressure sensor
4 – CKP – crank position sensor
5 – MAP – manifold absolute pressure sensor
6 – ECT – water temperature sensor
7 – TPS – throttle position sensor
8 – TDC – top dead centre sensor
9 – CYP – cylinder sensor
10 – IAT – intake air temperature sensor
12 – EGR – exhaust gas recirculation lift valve
13 – BARO – atmospheric pressure sensor
14 – IAC (EACV) – idle air control valve
15 – Ignition output signal
16 – Fuel injectors
17 – VSS – speed sensor
19 – Automatic transmission lockup control valve
20 – Electrical load detector
21 – VTEC spool solenoid valve
22 – VTEC pressure valve Switch
23 – Knock sensor
30 – Automatic transmission A signal
31 – Automatic transmission B signal
36 – Traction control found on JDM ecu’s
41 – Primary oxygen sensor heater
43 – Fuel supply system
45 – Fuel system too rich or lean
48 – LAF – lean air fuel sensor
54 – CKF – crank fluctuation sensor
58 – TDC sensor #2
61 – Primary oxygen sensor
63 – Secondary oxygen sensor
65 – Secondary oxygen sensor heater
71 – Random misfire cylinder 1
72 – Random misfire cylinder 2
73 – Random misfire cylinder 3
74 – Random misfire cylinder 4
80 – Exhaust Gas Recirculation insufficient flow detected
86 – ECT Sensor (Engine Coolant Temperature) circuit range / performance problem
90 – Evaporative Emission Control System leak detected in the fuel tank area
91 – Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor low input
92 – Evaporative Emission Control System insufficient purge flow
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