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About harVTEC

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  • Birthday 07/01/1994

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  • Location Herne Bay, Kent
  • Car Jordan #367

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  1. Moving away from coilovers

    Ride comfort will come down to the quality of the springs that you decide to go for, I've had cars with lowering springs that have made the ride more stiff / crashy than any of the coilovers I've ever used. Generally speaking, I'd imagine cheap lowering springs haven't had the research and development put into them to make them work properly with OE shocks, the rebound rate of the spring is probably nowhere near suited to the rebound rate of the shock. The only lowering springs that I've actually been happy with are the Eibach Pro lowering springs, comfort wise they were very similar to OEM, and handling wise they felt slightly better than standard (probably just due to less body roll). However, they only lower by 30mm if I remember correctly, which I think isn't quite enough for the ride height that I like. Have a look for pictures of Civics on Eibach springs and see what you think of the height / wheel arch gap.
  2. Things to do in London

    Sit in traffic. Be overcharged for everything. Feel claustrophobic.
  3. Little too much oil?

    Unlikely to cause any problems, I used to keep my oil level slightly higher than that when on track with no baffled sump
  4. Centre console lights not working

    You may be surprised, but there are only two 286 bulbs behind the centre console to illuminate it, and once one blows, the remaining one soon follows I've found. Almost 100% it's the bulbs that have blown, have fun getting to them
  5. clutch fluid

    Sounds like you're having a fling with my missus mate!
  6. Short Shifter or not?

    I fitted a Buddyclub single bend to my EK4, along with Hardrace reinforced shifter bushings and it completely transformed the feel of the gear change. Would 100% recommend it to anyone, everyone who drove my car straight away commented on how good it felt. Obviously the 'throw' between gears is massively reduced, thus faster changes, but the entire accuracy and overall feel is transformed. Do it!
  7. Dog rough ej9

    Are you definitely getting fuel in delivered, have you unbolted the fuel rail delivery pipe and turned it over? Had fuel squirting from the hose? I've had a few cars now where the fuel inertia / cut off switch has triggered when being loaded onto recovery trucks / trailers.
  8. It's Oh So Quiet...

    I used to use / post here pretty much daily, and never paid much interest to the Facebook pages or Instagram, but when the forum was down for ages that time I needed to find other places to ask questions, help with other people's enquires, sell and show off my shit. That's when I found how useful social media can be for that sort of stuff, everything is a few clicks away with Facebook pages on mobiles, should you quickly need a picture of something, people don't mind quickly running out to their car, snapping a picture and posting it on your Facebook thread, all within a few minutes. Posting a for sale thread is equally as easy, and with Facebook the audience / amount of potential buyers outdoes forums any day of the week, people who aren't 'looking to buy' automatically have your post on their Facebook news feed etc. No selling fees (yet) is also a massive bonus, I'm sure eBay are suffering with the constant increase in Facebook selling pages. Events are easier to organise on Facebook, I've got plenty of Honda mates that are on Facebook but not on forums, so they'd never see details of meets that are only announced on forums, plus it's easy to see who and who isn't attending on Facebook too.   I 100% believe forums will always be the best place for technical information / guides etc. But for general socialising, selling, picture sharing / showing off and anything urgent Facebook / Instagram have taken over. Build threads appear to be a thing of the past, I should know, I've not updated mine for years, but I do post plenty of build related pictures to Insta. Not to say I won't continue to be a 'forum guy'
  9. Ep3 clutch help

  10. So whos left?!

    Still here, having my daily lurk of the for sale section. Not had a roadworthy Civic in over 2 years, constantly trying to talk myself out of buying an EP3 :/ Been stockpiling a few parts though
  11. Woodruff keys

    Totally missed the 'cam' bit of your original post, assumed you meant crank! Can't say I've ever noticed Hondas having woodruff keys on the cams, always thought they were notched instead? Strange, they list a key for B16 cams, but nothing for D15, but I've got some B16 cams and gears here that are notched / no keys :/
  12. Woodruff keys

    They are indeed, was certain they were so checked a D15 one against a B16 one on Lings Honda, same part number. 
  13. Hello everyone,   I'm hoping someone can help, I've recently bought an EK9 tailgate for my Jordan, which of course has tinted glass. There are some scratches in the screen which I want to remove, I have access to all of the right equipment to do this. But can't figure out which side of the glass is tinted.   As far as I'm aware the factory tint isn't a film, and is dipped / sprayed or something along them lines, unless someone can correct me? Maybe someone with factory tints has somehow removed them?   Obviously if it's the outside of the glass that is coloured this will need to be taken into account when cutting the scratches out.   Thanks in advance!   Harv
  14. Thank you..

    You're most welcome    It's the least I can do, considering all of the speedy approvals my many for sale threads have received lately!    If you consider the sheer volume of help and knowledge this forum and it's members offer on a day-to-day basis, donating the odd quid here and there is nothing. For example, if a thread on here helps you diagnose a running problem, that you would otherwise have had to pay £35+ for a garage to diagnose, then surely a fiver donation is the least you can do    Harv

    To put anything other than lemon and sugar on a pancake is basically lollin' at Jesus for getting stuck in a cave or whatever the story is.   I don't do pancake DAY, it tends to turn into pancake week once I've had one of those delicious little bastards.