Category: Under the Hood

Why Skip Shifting is Bad

It’s a beautiful fall evening. You’ve got the top down and your favorite highway on-ramp is just ahead. You jump on, lean into the corner with the accelerator down, enjoying the scream of the exhaust. All the while, you’re hitting redline and winding through gears, topping out third, maybe even fourth gear before you’re fully […] More »

  Comments | By - September 22, 2014

Honda Recall for 2006 and 2007 S2000 Brake Boosters

Many of you may already be aware, but in case you haven’t heard… American Honda has released a statement regarding the brake booster in 2006-2007 model year S2000s (and 2006 Acura RSXs).  According to, they will voluntarily recall 5,239 Honda S2000 vehicles from the 2006-2007 model years and 13,113 Acura RSX vehicles from the 2006 model […] More »

  Comments | By - August 18, 2013

Retorquing the Rear Axle Nuts, How-to and Why

One of the few yet common problems many S2000s face is the rear axle nuts not being tight enough from the factory.  Regardless of model year, if you hear a single pop or creak from the rear of the vehicle when changing direction from forward to backward and vice versa, the problem is likely wheel […] More »

  Comments | By - September 21, 2012

Demystifying the AP2 Drivetrain

Once or twice a year, since the AP2 came to market, I hear some S2000 owner or another talk about the issue of clutch slip and the clutch delay valve (CDV) in the AP2 S2000. As well, over the years, I continue to hear the same incorrect “facts” spouted off by those owners about the […] More »

  Comments | By - March 3, 2012

Jekyll and Slide

I used to loathe and despise stability control. Call it ESP, DSC, VSA, or any other acronym; I considered it to be a blight on the dynamic prowess of the vehicle and a hindrance to the development of real driving skills. From the moment I stepped from my non-ABS, non-traction controlled, two-pedals-and-an-emergency-brake 1996 Saturn into […] More »

  Comments | By - June 19, 2011

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