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Cars & Bikes

This is my collection of petrol head writings, be it about my cars, my bike, mechanics, motoring in general and a few of rants and raves about the state of the roads/traffic/people on them. You can also see what cars and bikes I have owned and their specifications.

An engine has been found!
15/08/2005Cars & Bikes
I had a call today from the garage, they have found an engine (B16A2) from a recently rear-ended 1999 Civic VTi EK4 which should be ideal for my engine swap.
Honda Engine Swap
13/08/2005Cars & Bikes
After careful consideration I have decided to conduct a Honda Civic engine swap to replace my old 16v in favour of a more powerful VTEC double overhead cam version. The current engine is a 1.6 litre SOHC, which puts out around 100 hp at the flywheel. It has no VTEC and there are virtually no aftermarket parts for it.
It always seems impossible until it's done.Nelson Mandela
Faulty O2 Sensor/Heater on Honda Civic
27/07/2005Cars & Bikes
If you get a MIL on the dash - get it checked asap. I had a faulty O2 Sensor showing an error and kept putting it off and off and nearly killed my car.
Honda Check Engine Light Codes (CEL Codes)
22/07/2005Cars & Bikes
All Honda models (199?-2000 models) are equipped with an On-Board Diagnostic system (ODB) which illuminates a malfunction or check engine light on the dash. You can read codes from this light to determine the cause of the error.
Fixing Boot Leak in 1996 Civic Coupe
16/05/2005Cars & Bikes
I have had a boot leak for the past few months now, and it's been driving me up the wall as I cant seem to find all the places its leaking from.
Custom Built Stainless Steel Exhaust in my Civic
06/03/2005Cars & Bikes
I'd been thinking of getting a full stainless steel exhaust for a while now, with a quieter and smaller muffler, and since the Koni suspension was fitted I had been having trouble with the lower control arm knocking on the exhaust each time I go over a bump.
How to Properly Detail Your Car
03/03/2005Cars & Bikes
A guide on how to detail a car from start to finish including several tips to really bring out the best finish.
Basic Engine Tuning Guide
18/05/2004Cars & Bikes
Tips for tuning the best performance out of your Honda engine using basic aftermarket parts.
Honda Civic Engine Guide
10/02/2004Cars & Bikes
A guide to the most popular Honda car engines from the USDM/EDM and JDM range.