How to Convert a Honda B-Series Engine to Coil-on-Plug
In this guide I’ll be upgrading a Honda B20B engine (from a JDM CRV) in a 1991 CRX Si to coil-on-plug. This method will be largely the same if you have a D, H or F series Honda engines. In the 90s cars used a mechanical distributor to send high voltage current to the spark plugs in the engine. It was nice and it worked but it can be less precise and is harder to tune, which is important in a turbocharged setup.
How to Fix an O2 Sensor Check Engine Light
So the check engine light came on in your car? Don’t ignore it! This calls for an OBD scanner. You can read the codes yourself with this tool or you can stop by an auto parts store and use theirs (for free in most cases). This car is a 1999 Honda Prelude so the on-board diagnostics port is by the passenger’s feet. In your car it may be near the driver’s feet instead.
Let's Fabricate a Turbo Wastegate Dump Tube
This is the third post about my turbo CR-V. The can read about the original build and installing boost and air/fuel gauges. Today I’ll be doing some metal fabrication to add a “dump tube” to the CRV’s turbo wastegate. This is my first project with my new welder. You can read about the welder setup here. This silver thing I’m touching is the wastegate in the CR-V. When I’m in boost and I exceed 10 psi the spring inside compresses and releases hot exhaust gas through this 1.
How to Replace a Transmission Mount
While rooting out the “clunking” sound my 2004 Accord has been making I noticed a very worn looking transmission mount. We can see it is torn in at least 2 places. These mounts are cheap but very important. So let’s replace it. To access it I’ll need to remove this air intake. Before I unbolt the mount, I’ll need to support the transmission from below by placing this jack with a piece of wood up against the bottom of the transmission.
Unboxing and Setting Up a MIG Welder
I’ve wanted to learn to weld for years and I finally pulled the trigger on a MIG welder. I picked the WeldPro MIG155Gsv. I knew I wanted a MIG and I wanted something that could run on ~110v and ~220v. This was only $300 and good reviews. Let’s see what’s in the box. A good sign that you didn’t open the box upside down is when the first thing you see is the paperwork.
How To: Install Boost and Air Fuel Gauges in a Turbocharged Car
Today I’m going to install these AEM gauges in my turbo Honda CR-V so I can monitor air pressure in the turbo system and the air/fuel ratio going into my engine. First, a little unboxing. What do you get from AEM for $360? The air fuel wideband gauge comes with alternate faces so you can match them to your factory gauges. It also includes two wiring harnesses and an o2 sensor (not pictured).
How to Restore Damaged Wheels
Today I’m going to restore these aluminum wheels. These are OEM 16” x 7.5" Honda S2000 wheels. They’re made in Japan by Enkei. They’re pretty sought after but I got this set for $120 on Craigslist because they are in rough shape and have no tires. The plan: 🔹Sand the failed clear coat 🔹Fill in the curb gouged edges 🔹Prime, paint and clear coat Here are the supplies I’ll be using.
Let's Turbo Charge a Honda CR-V
This is not necessarily a “how to” but more of a “how I did it” because with something this custom there isn’t just one way to do it. This was my journey… oh, and links to parts and tools are affiliate links and I may earn a couple bucks if you buy them. If you’ve ever sat in a first generation Honda CR-V you knew you were sitting in a masterpiece.
How to Replace an Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor
2004 Honda Accord outside of a detail shop This is my 2004 Accord. It has been my daily driver for 6 years. It has 285k miles. Everything works and it’s great — except that lately the throttle has been… weird. It starts jerky and doesn’t cruise at a consistent speed even if I am very smooth with my pedal input. I hooked up my OBD reader (on-board diagnostic reader) to see if I had any error codes.
How to Restore Your Car’s Exterior Trim
I’m going to show you how to restore the lower plastic trim on this ‘99 Honda Prelude but the process will be the same on most cars. Everyone knows that the Honda Prelude is one of humanity’s finest achievements. In terms of engineering, style and heritage it has few rivals — But sadly the last one rolled off the assembly line in 2001. Those of us who own one today have a moral obligation to maintain it.