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#1 Jan Accord

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 09:36 AM

Hi guys
Hope you are well :-)

I decided to open a thread in which i will post all the modifications i made on my car.
It's an Accord 2.2 i-CTDi 2006 Executive made for a German market.
I hope you will find it useful.

So this is the car as i buy it about 2 years ago

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The car had 200.000 Km on the clock.
The car included the clutch already replaced, Eibach lowering springs -3cm, the tow hitch which i hated from the first day and the reverse camera with veeeeeeery bad resolution.

Then it starts the story about the dream car

One of the first mods was LED license plate light, LED postition light, LED interior lights and new reverse camera.
From the interior lights i don't ha e any pics but if you want i can take few and post.

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While doing this work i wanted to put also Xenon long beam and fog lights.

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And here are the results

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Xenon headlights are OEM so i do not have any kind of problems with MOT or Police about the hign beam Xenon or any other mod about the lights.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 09:57 AM

After that was time to make the car breath a bit better. The forum was very useful about common faults on this car and made the work vay easyer.

While driving i noticed a bit of black smoke when pushed the pedal to the metal so that was easy to discover what is to do.

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Here on the forum you can find many pics about the cloged intake manifold and it does not look nice. It's a very dirty job and it's not easy to clean it like it might look. It taked 2 days for me.
And then i started to put the things together and again with the help of this forum

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If you decide to do this work DO NOT USE OLD GASKETS!

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I also bought a new downpipe/Precat delete and a new air filter from Pipercross.

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I did not expected any power gains but just lowering the costs of maintence.
On here somewhere i found some dyno tests with OEM air filter vs Pipercross air filter.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 09:59 AM

Can the thread please be moved to the 7 gen section?
I'm sory

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 10:01 AM

No problem, buddy. Moved this to 7th Gen Modifying  :)


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My CM2 - Cold Air Intake with K&N Filter, Custom 2.5" Stainless Steel Exhaust, Reflashed ECU, Custom Made 8J Steelies from Extreme Offset, BC Racing Coilovers, Short Shifter, Type-R Gear Knob, XCarLink iPod Interface, Interior & Exterior LED Bulb Conversion, Wind Deflectors, Yellow Fog Lamps, JDM size plates, Type S Grill (with blacked out chrome), Front & Rear Type S Skirts.


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 10:07 AM

No problem, buddy. Moved this to 7th Gen Modifying :)

Thanks Steve :-)

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 10:43 AM

There was also need to remap the ECU because of the EGR delete but i did not intercase the power. Only EGR off because i did not trust the tuner which made the job.
On the phone it was ok but when i meet him...It was not so ok :-)

One day with a friend we had a little race and i burned the brakes so here is the chanse to upgrade the actual setup

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In that moment i just realised that i can't leave the calipers rusted behind the wheel.
And here it goes

Sandblasting

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Primer

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Colour

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Lacquer

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If your are doing this job you need to clean the hub perfectly and put on it a bit of cooper grease

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And here we are. The discs

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Pads

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And then i put everything back together.
At the end fot the job it looked...

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At the same time i ordered also the braided line for the clutch

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If anyone is planning to do this mod on the car be careful on the calipers connection of the line.
There you need to clean the paint to avoid any leaks and test the for any leaks BEFORE driving.

I can reccomend this HEL brake lines because the are realy well made and they are not to expencive.

About that i already opened a thread "Breakes upgrade" i which i described the problems i meet on the way with this setup.
However i do not reccomend this disc/pad combo for this car, at least it did not work in my case.
After trying to discover hot water and few weeks of bleeding and two Honda services i changed again the pads with ATE with some good results.
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Posted 06 August 2017 - 10:47 AM

This is great, car must be feel/look very nice after all this.


My CM2 - Cold Air Intake with K&N Filter, Custom 2.5" Stainless Steel Exhaust, Reflashed ECU, Custom Made 8J Steelies from Extreme Offset, BC Racing Coilovers, Short Shifter, Type-R Gear Knob, XCarLink iPod Interface, Interior & Exterior LED Bulb Conversion, Wind Deflectors, Yellow Fog Lamps, JDM size plates, Type S Grill (with blacked out chrome), Front & Rear Type S Skirts.


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 11:18 AM

^^ Wait for it
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Posted 06 August 2017 - 11:33 AM

While time i had few little common problems like power steering hose

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Alternator diode plate and brushes

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 11:43 AM

As many of you know this is a common fault on the i-CTDi engine... Swirl control valve/ solenoid valve

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The strater motor was a bit tired so i changed it

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And of course the throtle position sensor

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I also changed the water pump, belt and the tensioner

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All 4 ABS sensors

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 02:16 PM

Some nice work

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hope that helps post back and let us know so that others can benefit from the information

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 06:47 PM

Fantastic work there Jan.

Any more pics of the car, loving the height drop on the eibach springs. Should have been the height from factory in my opinion.

 

Will be lowering mine soon on eibach springs.

 

Is the pipercross air filter a direct drop in replacement?

Do you have a part number for it?


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 10:34 PM

Fantastic work there Jan.
Any more pics of the car, loving the height drop on the eibach springs. Should have been the height from factory in my opinion.

Will be lowering mine soon on eibach springs.

Is the pipercross air filter a direct drop in replacement?
Do you have a part number for it?

Yes the height from factory and the suspension setup it's not like it should be.
Yes the air filter is a drop in.
You can easily find it on their website

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 10:48 PM

Then... The feeling on the shifting knoob from factory setup is s**t in its most pure form if you ask me so there was a must on improving that.

Short shifer bought on an user on this forum. I belive that they are still for sale.
It's an replica of CT Engineering.

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And of course the heavy weight shift knoob from Skunk2 Racing 550g

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Once you try this combo you will never go back to the OEM setup for sure
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Posted 07 August 2017 - 10:53 AM

While servicing the car i checked the whole suspension system as in routine and found that both front Eibach springs were broked


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As you can see the Eibach springs come with some rubber tube on it which should have the job of preventing any sound while the coils are touching each other.
But...between the rubber and the spring is also stopping an amount of water and this is the result after years of usage.Rust and snap
That theory was confirmed by Amortizer D.O.O. the dealer in my country for Eibach.

That was the moment to change the suspension setup and i decided to go with H&R -5cm springs and H&R anti roll bars

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I tooked the suspensions at Amortizer D.O.O. ( suspension specialist in my country ) which rebuilded the suspension with some modifications ( 10% harder compression and 25% harder rebound ) .
He also coloured them, changed the anti dust boots, strut mounts rubber etc...

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I forgot to take a pic to compare the rear one...

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 11:00 AM

When i was waiting for the suspension for 2 days i was working on the bit of rust found under the car, cleaned and protected with APP B100 bitumen mass

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And here are the results

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 11:09 AM

This worh was all planed so before that i also ordered some other sweeties

Fox racing exhaust

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FrenKit rebuild kit for the brakes

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I tooked the brakes to sandblast and powder coat

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Ferodo pads, discs and fluid

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Febi Bilstein lower ball joint, tie rods and tie rods ends...

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 11:34 AM

Ok lets put the things back together...

A bit of sound insulation

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Brakes...

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Drive shafts

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Exhaust

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Anti roll bars, rods...

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Lug nuts

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Some other goodies...center caps and some other little parts

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And here was the chanse to get some FN2R wheels for resonable price

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On them i mounted some Eagle F1 tyres 225/40 R18

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 11:41 AM

Now the car looks like this

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But it's not finished yet...i already have some other parts to put on it like Euro R grille with emblems

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The Euro R rear bumper lip and side skirts are on the way with Mugen rear boot spoiler.
Soon i will get also the Type S front bumper lip and it should look like this one

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 11:50 AM

From a bit closer

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I made few km with the car with this setup and for now the only thing i can say is... sick handling

This project taked me a lot of money and even more time.
On here you can see few pics of 300+ i made while the work and all i can say is that was worth the costs of time and money.

For any kind of informations or other pics just ask for it

I will take you updated for further mods
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