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Old 01-23-2019, 09:57 AM
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Another somewhat boring update. Went to a smaller more local cars and coffee on Saturday. First time I let one of the dogs ride shotgun in the NSX. She is the most calm out of my three and will be the only one I think I ever let ride. She is the only one that has ever got a chance to ride in the front seat of any of the cars cause she will just sit in the seat and not move around. After cars and coffee my new air filter showed up and I got it changed out. Who knows the last time the filter had been changed out. The car only recently went over Acura's recommended change interval of 30k miles which seems awful high for an air filter. I thought the norm was more around 10-15k. I found changing the filter a bit difficult to get all back together with the targa brace in. Also my intake filter box is only held in place by one bolt so I need to source the other two bolts and won't metal grommet incert.

Hickory was a little unsure at first.




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Think it was a little dirty and ready for replacement.
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All cleaned up and buttoned back up
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Missing hardware I need to locate and source.
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Well she's beautiful.


Car is looking good! How was the meet?
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Well she's beautiful.


Car is looking good! How was the meet?
Thanks. For being 40 degrees in February the meet had a good turnout.
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That car looks so gorgeous, it must be cool to be in multiple cars that cause people to break neck to check you out.
Awesome!
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Been up to a lot of little things lately but nothing major. Did finally just roll over 4k miles in a little less than 6 months two weekends ago. Changed the oil again this weekend as I am thinking of taking the NSX on a road trip to PA for the upcoming holiday since I will be traveling alone. The exhaust drone is a bit unbearable at times though so not 100% sure if I will. Probably the best chance though to do so since I know for sure my girlfriend would not be interested in riding in it for 7hrs. Would be the longest trip ever I have made in it for sure since the previous longest is 4hrs to the dragon but we stop halfway through on that trip for lunch and beer in Asheville so not even really the same.



While changing the oil I tried out two extra oil caps I had laying around on the NSX. I ended up going with the Spoon one for right now. I also need to decide on what color to redo the suspension braces on the car cause the burnt orange color really bothers me. It doesn't flow with anything else on the car. Been thinking either red but that seems too much in the engine back or liquid silver with red STMPO decals to match the Stoptech brake kit.

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A month ago I took the time to tackle the rubber targa and window seals. They were in need of some TLC and are also causing me some air leak noise issues while driving above 60mph.

A brief look at how bad they were to start with.








First up they needed a nice cleaning. I cleaned them 3 times using this before I stopped getting a super dirty rag.


Then the Honda miracle product


It took about an hour to rub in the Shin Etsu on all the seals. Then let it sit overnight while everything was still apart. This is how they looked the next day. They look much better and the best part is the visible seals no longer look grey and faded they have a nice fresh black color to them. Just doing this fixed the air leak noise I had on the passenger side window. However, it did not fix the drivers side. I have since removed the drivers side seal completely and have cleaned and coated both the exposed side and the mounting side hoping to bring more life back into the rubber so it expands some and hopefully doesn't leak anymore. It is best to try and salvage these as much as possible as new ones cost a small fortune.














I have had this Brockway Engineering R2000 gauge display since my TSX. The connector on it broke years ago and I tried to rig it up but it didn't reliably work anymore. It also no longer worked once I went with the FlashPro on my TSX since it used CanBus. Turns out the owner of the company has a TSX and is on that forum and he sent me a spare accessory harness cable so I could fix mine. Got that fixed an installed on the NSX so now the screen in the JDM Nav Pod has a function.



My rigged attempt to fix the old connector harness since it broke right at the connector.


Splicing new and old harness together













Lastly I ordered a Covercraft Sunshade as I have been driving the NSX to work about once a week and so it sits in the sun all day and figured I needed to do something to project the dash. Unfortunately the cutout around the mirror is so tight I am having issues with it fitting with my radar mount. If I take the radar off the mount each time it kind of fits but I worry about the pressure of it against the rearview mirror.







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Car is looking great man.

Before I picked up the V, I almost snagged a black NA1 with a 02' conversion. The mileage wasn't low by any means and the price wasn't either but whenever I come back in here it always comes back to haunt me. Due time..
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Nice updates!

For the radar mount, I prefer mounting it straight on the glass using 3M tape on a thick piece of lexan that's been cut to size, drilled and tapped so you can then screw the V1 mount onto it. Similar in design to this:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...RYTOYQ69&psc=1

It looks like you have the space to run something similar while keeping the shade functional and the detector in a spot that's convenient.
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Car is looking great man.

Before I picked up the V, I almost snagged a black NA1 with a 02' conversion. The mileage wasn't low by any means and the price wasn't either but whenever I come back in here it always comes back to haunt me. Due time..
Seeing my buddy with this one for the time he had it haunted me from passing up an NSX when I got the IS-F. I knew someday I had to jump in before the prices went up too far. I promise the wait will be worth it.
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by civicdrivr View Post
Nice updates!

For the radar mount, I prefer mounting it straight on the glass using 3M tape on a thick piece of lexan that's been cut to size, drilled and tapped so you can then screw the V1 mount onto it. Similar in design to this:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...RYTOYQ69&psc=1

It looks like you have the space to run something similar while keeping the shade functional and the detector in a spot that's convenient.
How does something like that hold up in the heat though? I mean the reviews of that particular one don't seem good. I could always go back to a suction cup mount as well but that seems like a pain.
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How does something like that hold up in the heat though? I mean the reviews of that particular one don't seem good. I could always go back to a suction cup mount as well but that seems like a pain.
Yeah that one in particular has so-so reviews, but you can get higher quality tape from 3M that will hold in the heat.
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So had still been battling the issue of the airleak on my drivers side a pillar seal. The Shin Etsu didn't fix that. It appears the drivers side a pillar seal was no longer able to fully hold its shape and push against the window. I also had a few tearse in the seals that I glued up. For the final fix of the A pillar seal I used a thin slice of dence packing foam placed behind the seal. With the seal in place you never know it is there and it was free compared to the cost of a new seal. I will eventually do a new seal but this will allow me for the time being to that money on other areas that need attention.

These two spots appeared to have been glue once before as they had something dry and flaky coming off.




So I got them all sealed back up with some super glue for rubber.


This one I have had for a while and only got around to repairing.




Free A pillar fix




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So this past week I traveled home to visit family for the Easter holiday weekend. My significant other wasn't able to go so it gave me a chance to take the NSX. I loaded it up to the brink basically and headed out. Had hoped for good weather but it rained most of the the drive so so much for a clean road trip car. Got to play some golf with my pops and visit my grandfather. Completed the longest road trip to date in the NSX with a total of 1056 miles by the time I returned home yesterday evening.

While she was still clean




Some beautiful weather for a round of golf




After a long wet day on Friday parked next my dads RS7.


All packed up for the drive back home


Even had to use the passenger seat for the trip home


Traffic wasn't bad to start and the weather could not have been better.


The weather stayed good but the traffic not so much


Last picture before almost home. Black and white hides a bit of the dirt but she is in desperate need of a bath.




All in all it was a great trip with almost no issues with the car while making its longest trip in my ownership.


Speaking of that one issue. I unlocked the drivers door with the key for possible the first time while owning the car. I have no idea what made me decide to do that. It did alert me to an issue with the car though. This shouldn't happen. Now I need to figure out what is wrong and how to resolve this.

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Wonder if there is a threaded retaining ring or clip on the back side that's missing/broken.
Hopefully as simple as popping off the door card & a quick fix.
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Yeah, there's probably just a little spring clip that holds the cylinder in place. It's either rattling around in the door or lost to the gods of road, long ago. Just JBWeld that bitch in there and you're good.
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You would both be correct. Got time to dig up the parts catalog over lunch and it is just a spring clip. $7 for a new one. Might just order a new one ahead of time at that price so I don't take the door panel off and not have the part.
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What a great post, Jason...
I love the adventures you go on.
And @ RS7 and NSEX!
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looks great! how hard was it to get the golf clubs in there? Do you think you could get 2 sets in?
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looks great! how hard was it to get the golf clubs in there? Do you think you could get 2 sets in?
Thank you. Depends on the the trip plan. I typically use a cart bag when playing and that, my shoes, my bluetooth speaker, all fit in the trunk with a little room to spare. I would not be able to take that when traveling like this though. This time I took my carry bag and I could have easily fit two medium size carry bags in the trunk and two pair of golf shoes for a trip the golf course. I had hoped to be able to do that plus two small overnight bags for a weekend trip a buddy and I do with a local group of friends but don't think that will work.
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That's good to know thanks! When I think forward to retirement, I think about a nice sports car that I could take to golf along with a buddy. I've left my walking days behind me and always cart now...plus they have cupholders! I also look at the Cayman, but I don't think you could get 2 sets in there.
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I am not sure you can get any sets in the cayman at all according to a buddy of mine that looked at one recently. He might have only looked at the first gen though. Definitely important to be able to fit golf clubs though for sure.

Still going to try one of these days to load my current carry bag and my old one and see if I can also fit two small duffel bags cause would like to take it for a two night trip.
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Did you sell the NSX yet?
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Wrong J bro - this is Jason, not Jeremy.
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Oh - and you can fit two bags in Cayman. It looks hilarious though.

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Wrong J bro - this is Jason, not Jeremy.
Yeah instead of going through cars like underwear like Jeremy does I end up hoarding them
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Oh - and you can fit two bags in Cayman. It looks hilarious though.
That doesn't look too bad. Not sure it works on the second gen though.
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I have underwear older than you, MM!
Hey, I have a problem, alright!?

I love your posts, Jason...went back and read a few posts I has missed.
I love your attention to detail and the creative ways you solve problems with
your cars. We are kindred spirits, for sure.
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I have underwear older than you, MM!
Hey, I have a problem, alright!?

I love your posts, Jason...went back and read a few posts I has missed.
I love your attention to detail and the creative ways you solve problems with
your cars. We are kindred spirits, for sure.


I love the fact you don't get attached to cars and can change them at a moments notice. That is something I know I could never probably get myself to do. You will experience a lot more great cars because of it too.

Thank you. Seems that way doesn't it.
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Get a room you two. No one wants to see this.

Except Mystery Meat.

And probably RS143.
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So I finally received all my parts from Tim @ oemacuraparts. So last night I started to tear the car apart to try and get this all installed before the East Coast meet this weekend. Unfortunately, once I got it all apart I am already not sure there is any hope of getting it put together in time for that so maybe have to button her back up without this stuff installed unless maybe some of you on here can help me figure this out from the pictures. It is also possible the repair job from the accident on the side of the engine bay was done so bad it physically won't fit unless I enlarge the area by massaging it a bit with a hammer. I would really love to be able to normally pump gas one of these days though.

Parts from the motherland. A couple of these were not in stock so I had to wait for them to come from Japan.






Brackets along with the EVAP canisters I already had.


On to the tear down


Carbon rear vent out


Targa brace out


Airbox out


Question #1 - Anyone know if there is supposed to be a cover panel here that I am missing. It kind of looks like it but I couldn't be sure.


Question #2 - I found another hose plugged by a bolt. I believe this small hose might connect to the small port on the secondary EVAP Filter Canister but not sure. If it does it helps explain a little where that canister might mount unless they cut the hose before plugging it. Included a close up picture and a wider view.




By carefully squeezing the EVAP canister in I can get it in this far. It doesn't seem like it is far enough nor do I have any room to connect the hoses are the outer wall side of the engine bay.
[img]http://jrphotodesign.net/blackdragon_nsx/maintenance/evap_installation/IMG_20190430_071818.jpg

[img]http://jrphotodesign.net/blackdragon_nsx/maintenance/evap_installation/IMG_20190430_071830.jpg


Here is what the area for the EVAP system looks like. I think I am going to have to enlarge this area a little bit as it was not repaired well at all. Other options would be to install the EVAP canister without the brackets and just wedge it in there.
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I believe the two hardlines in this picture that come from the gas tank should be behind this large wire harness. I believe that might give me some more room to fit the canister.




So this is where I have a big favor to ask. I am wondering if anyone with a 2002-2005 would be willing to remove the Airbox on their car and take a bunch of pictures of the surround area for me? There just really is no good documentation on this system in the car. I have no idea how they would service this system. I am beginning to wonder if the installation instructions for this are in the body repair manual instead of the regular service manual cause I can't imagine Honda not leaving any documentation on how to remove/install it.

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Is that wire loom exposed (yellow wires) because of the hard lines rubbing on it?
If so, you might be right about the fact that those lines should be behind it. Annoying as fuck.
and curious but should the airbox be perfectly perpendicular to the throttle body, because yours
looks kinked/crooked which probably adds to the tightness you're working with if the damage
starts back there.

It's not big deal, and there is a solution, there is always a solution.
In this case it might involve a BFH.
You'll get it. Clean that entire area of crud, move the lines where they belong
if you have to...and then hammer what you will, spray it with bed liner after and
put the evap in and be done with it. You'll never see it again anyway.
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You might be on to something there J. It would also explain why they had to redrill the holes in the targa strut brace. ALthough it could just be that the intake is only held in with 1 of 3 bolts it is supposed to have I ordered the rest in this parts order so it will be bolted in fully after this.

I am definitely not that worried what it looks like in there as long as I can get it all safely together and functional. Bought this to be a drive the piss out of car not a collectors item.

Here are the best images I can find from some NSX listings for 2002-2005












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