Noticed sometime has passed a few things happened to the car since the last time i updated this thread.
First things first was just changing the oil, I did the first oil change with Castrol EDGE Extended Performance 10W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil with Honda OEM filter.
Blacktrax was throwing its annual track day here at Thunderhill Raceway. I had the time off and I always wanted to do a track day. No better time than the present, so I went for it. Inspected my car, removed center caps, added tow hooks and drove to the track. Couldn’t have been any more happier with my decision. I had a blast and I'm definitely hooked, the s2k was a lot more capable than I ever imaged. Not to mention you can push the car 10x more than you can on any street. Just in that one day I got a great feel for the car and where things were at. Shameless plug Blacktrax did a great job on running the trackway cant wait to go back next year.
Before I do any serious modding and wanting to know where my car stood after 10 years and 54k miles. I scheduled a dyno day at Blacktrax to see where the car was at. My only mods are a invidia catback and a FPIK intake, but to get a clearer view of where the car was for stock comparison I put the stock airbox back on just to eliminate an added variable of the intake.
This was my first time on a dynapack , I have used a mustang dyno in the past so it was cool learning about the benefits of a dynapack while at Blacktrax. But at the end of the day the car made really good power I was very impressed with 219Hp/155TQ. Nothing better than knowing you have a healthy motor.
Now with having a baseline and knowing where the car is at I can mod and have something to compare to. But first I went through the car’s service history in more detail I noticed the 60k mile service has been done by the dealer. But I wanted to ensure some basic maintaince was done right and on my schedule before I did any modifications. So time to get my hands dirty.
Replaced the old/worn serpentine drive belt with a new OEM one. If you look at the tensionometer it was time to change the belt. It went on very easy
Put the K&N FPIK back on
Replaced the old spark plugs, they all looked good and the new NGKs went in easy.
Starting at the rear of the car replaced the rear differential fluid with Amosil Severe Gear 75W-110 and put in new crush washers on the bolts. My goodness did the old fluid reek it stunk my garage up.
Worked my way to the transmission replaced it with Amsoil Synchromesh Transmission Fluid. Im glad I know I have Amsoil in the the transmission but the old fluid looked brand new.
Onto the clutch fluid, it was pretty nasty it didn't look like it got changed in changed in 10 years. But I did a gravity bleed and put in Motul RBF 600
Continuing with fluids I did a coolant flush with Honda blue type 2 coolant then “burped” the system with a spill free funnel to get all the air out of the system. The funnel makes things so easy.
With some maintenance out of the way I jumped back onto modding a bit. The car was purchased with an Invidia Q300 exhaust with titanium tips. The catback exhaust system was really nice I loved the way it sounds, nice growl without being obnoxious. Although the titanium tips matched the blue paint perfect the exhaust tips made it a little too flashy for my taste. Not to mention I was looking for something a little bit lighter. I was looking for the most stock looking exhaust system, that was light, and not overly loud to attract every cop in town. So after some research I found the Milltek exhaust system it met all my needs and the coolest part its the only exhaust system that has oval exhaust tips that match the stock style just a bit wider/bigger so cool. Bad news is they have been discontinued but I lucked up and found a solid forum member on here selling his Millek used so I immediately pulled the trigger.
The catback install was pretty straight forward only issue was the rubber hangar swap. The milltek rubber hangar tabs are way too big. With some wd40, heat and muscle they popped on. All in all the exhaust looks great, sounds good, and is a tad bit lighter than the invidia.
My titanium silver Volk center caps came in to complete my wheels. They snapped right in and its just another subtle key to makes the car look more complete but still ….. stock.
Im currently sourcing a test pipe then looking to get a tune. Also I plan to go stainless still brake lines soon which is why I didn’t change the brake fluid yet. Not to bad for a ten year old car I'm happy she is healthy and coming together nicely