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Forum: S2000 Talk
06-09-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,509
Posted By rpg51

It will be on the way to gens2k tomorrow. Enjoy.

It will be on the way to gens2k tomorrow. Enjoy.
Forum: Introductions
06-02-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,512
Posted By rpg51

I agree with this and because the cars hold value...

I agree with this and because the cars hold value so well there is not as big a hit when you over pay a bit. As Chuck said - condition is key, I bought my current S while I already owned another...
Forum: Introductions
05-29-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By rpg51

If you take a propane torch to the end of the dip...

If you take a propane torch to the end of the dip stick it darkens it so you can read light oil better.
Forum: Car Talk
05-19-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,310
Posted By rpg51

Well, notwithstanding all the shade, I just...

Well, notwithstanding all the shade, I just bought a 2019 Mazda 3 Sedan AWD with auto transmission and 2.5 naturally aspirated motor. It meets my needs for a commuter car in northern New England....
Forum: S2000 Talk
05-12-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 894
Views: 169,402
Posted By rpg51

In my humble opinion you scored the finest wheels...

In my humble opinion you scored the finest wheels available at any price for the S2k. Typically these JDM BBS wheels go for 750 to 1000 in this condition and they are VERY hard to find. They are...
Forum: S2000 Talk
05-12-2019, 03:11 AM
Replies: 894
Views: 169,402
Posted By rpg51

Wish I had a lift in my garage. Makes things so...

Wish I had a lift in my garage. Makes things so much easier.
Forum: Introductions
04-23-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,298
Posted By rpg51

If you want to keep it in its true ap1 form, and...

If you want to keep it in its true ap1 form, and yet give it a unique look, with a high quality and very lightweight wheel, consider a set of the option BBS JDM 16" wheels. I just happen to have a...
04-21-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,176
Posted By rpg51

See above two posts. I agree probably do not need...

See above two posts. I agree probably do not need new parts (except the boot). I'd do a full gravity bleed to make sure any air is gone and get the fluid clean as a whistle, and then use turkey...
03-31-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By rpg51

Yes, time to move on to a more modern tire. For...

Yes, time to move on to a more modern tire. For your 02 with 16" wheels, assuming you are driving on the street, the best options in my book are the Continental Extreme Contact Sport and the...
03-20-2019, 03:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,635
Posted By rpg51

I have an 02. When I was using 17" wheels my...

I have an 02. When I was using 17" wheels my preference was for 1 or 2. I don't like the bigger front tires. I tried it but I did not like it. The bigger rear tires I can take it or leave it, depends...
Forum: S2000 Talk
03-17-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,547
Posted By rpg51

You have to get used to the clutch. One thing...

You have to get used to the clutch. One thing that can help is this. Stop on a driveway or parking lot that is level. Leave car at idle speed, don't touch gas. Put trans. in 1st gear. Release...
Forum: S2000 Talk
02-23-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 24,432
Posted By rpg51

Those numbers look fine. Seems to me that unless...

Those numbers look fine. Seems to me that unless the car is performing badly in some way, and/or your are seriously considering unwinding the transaction, you should just drive it and maintain it.
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02-16-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,337
Posted By rpg51

Should he get an alignment done? :)

Should he get an alignment done? :)
02-16-2019, 03:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,337
Posted By rpg51

My bet is that a new set of 4 good tires in stock...

My bet is that a new set of 4 good tires in stock sizes, (or maybe CR sizes), and an alignment, will make a world of difference. It certainly did for me. Right after I bought my car I had a scary...
Forum: S2000 Talk
02-10-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,544
Posted By rpg51

This is the thread I was looking for, (go to post...

This is the thread I was looking for, (go to post number 4):

https://www.s2ki.com/forums/s2000-under-hood-22/rpms-vs-speed-1182866/

...
Forum: S2000 Talk
02-03-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,560
Posted By rpg51

Cracked retainers are not related to mileage. The...

Cracked retainers are not related to mileage. The issue is caused by, and evidence of, a mechanical over rev. It can happen in the first mile, or after 300K miles. It won't happen unless you money...
01-19-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,493
Posted By rpg51

Personally, my answer to this question is no. ...

Personally, my answer to this question is no. The stock air box is trouble free. I have never experienced any problems with it. As far as the sound goes - while I do like the induction noise, I...
Forum: Introductions
11-10-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By rpg51

Beautiful. I have an 03 too. Yours looks...

Beautiful. I have an 03 too. Yours looks gorgeous. How many miles does it have on it?
10-27-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,372
Posted By rpg51

This. Very basic and important rule that applies...

This. Very basic and important rule that applies to all things in life, especially cars and motors and MOST ESPECIALLY the Honda S2000. Violate the rule at your peril.
10-27-2018, 04:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By rpg51

I have been using max performance tires primarily...

I have been using max performance tires primarily since I bought my S. However, I have a set of highly rated all seasons on my OEM wheels that I use during the shoulder seasons. In my opinion,...
Forum: S2000 Talk
10-25-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By rpg51

Support modifry. We want him to stay around.

Support modifry. We want him to stay around.
Forum: S2000 Talk
09-26-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,738
Posted By rpg51

Maybe I should just hang on to my 03? Its 100%...

Maybe I should just hang on to my 03? Its 100% stock with about 17.5 K. Perfect condition. Silverstone over black.

Nope - I'll press it into service in about 4 years when I retire, and I'll...
09-06-2018, 02:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,213
Posted By rpg51

Maybe I've got this wrong - but - the categories...

Maybe I've got this wrong - but - the categories of summer tires used at Tire Rack are:

Extreme Performance
Max Performance
Ultra High Performance Summer
High Performance Summer

In that...
08-26-2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,547
Posted By rpg51

The problem was not present before your work. The...

The problem was not present before your work. The work you did was to pull the valve cover and cams and change out the retainers and reassemble, nothing else. Seems its got to be something about the...
08-09-2018, 03:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,771
Posted By rpg51

Ultimately you are going to have to trust someone...

Ultimately you are going to have to trust someone local. My local honda service department is good. There is a good experienced s2k guy working there. However, I think most honda dealers have little...
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