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01-27-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By HarryD

All of these are fairly easy DIY -- follow some...

All of these are fairly easy DIY -- follow some of the DIYGuys YouTUbe videos from one of our forum locals:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61TuG2-iFxs

I would do everything zeroptzero and...
12-11-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By HarryD

Head on over to the Bay Area forum of s2ki, read...

Head on over to the Bay Area forum of s2ki, read this thread, and call up Joey (he's near South SF):...
11-03-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By HarryD

https://www.s2ki.com/forums/s2000-under-hood-22/le...

https://www.s2ki.com/forums/s2000-under-hood-22/leak-rear-diff-mount-920173/page2/#post21302580
11-01-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By HarryD

When diff mounts explode, they look like a murder...

When diff mounts explode, they look like a murder scene. Get under there and take a closer look -- yes, you're correct, they are fluid-filled.

If you're handy with tools, buy OEM and you can...
06-14-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 570
Posted By HarryD

I'm also hoping his coolant temperature reading...

I'm also hoping his coolant temperature reading was indeed normal, but for the record, if your heater doesn't burn your hands, it's not that *we* that have sensitive hands, it's because *your* car...
03-18-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,047
Posted By HarryD

Just go to Billman man. Make a trip out of it...

Just go to Billman man. Make a trip out of it once the weather clears up on the east coast.
03-05-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By HarryD

Assuming it's one of these: ...

Assuming it's one of these:
https://renegademotorsports.com/products/renegade-motorsports-s2000-brass-pivot-shift-lever-bushing
https://www.nengun.com/car-garage-amis/s2000-shift-collar

Looks...
03-04-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By HarryD

Make sure you heat yours up (inside a ziplock bag...

Make sure you heat yours up (inside a ziplock bag in warm/boiling water) before you try to put it on, or you'll probably crack it.
02-04-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,320
Posted By HarryD

Haha. Oil threads on s2ki are generally [oil]...

Haha. Oil threads on s2ki are generally [oil] pissing matches, so I'll bite.

Let's say the motor oil temperature after a spirited drive is 250°F and on a cold start on a cold morning at rest, it's...
01-30-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,847
Posted By HarryD

Thumbs up Hey folks, Hopefully this will save some...

Hey folks,

Hopefully this will save some time, money, and headaches for future DIY'ers.

I pulled the rear tray, and poured water once again -- lots of leaks, on both sides of the car, and into...
01-21-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By HarryD

See here:...

See here: https://www.s2ki.com/forums/s2000-under-hood-22/ultimate-check-engine-light-thread-378792/

"First scan was p0301, p0303, p0300, p1399:"

And then you switched coil packs "#1 with #2,...
12-28-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By HarryD

Agreed with Chibo -- let's rely on facts instead...

Agreed with Chibo -- let's rely on facts instead of conjecture: https://www.blackstone-labs.com/free-test-kits.php

Try both. Keep the mileage the same when you dump the oil. Report back with...
12-28-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,063
Posted By HarryD

Our engines don't need any of this stuff. ...

Our engines don't need any of this stuff.

Put in literally *any* synthetic with the proper weight, change religiously at 5-7.5k miles, use a new PCX filter each time, and that's it! Move on with...
10-02-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,747
Posted By HarryD

Per Billman, most s2000s with leaking master...

Per Billman, most s2000s with leaking master cylinders can be brought back from the dead with clean fluid (and turkey-baste it out at every subsequent oil change). Black fluid is unacceptable.
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10-02-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By HarryD

OEM is ~$130 vs ACDelco ~$88. My risk...

OEM is ~$130 vs ACDelco ~$88.

My risk assessment is "I don't want to have to do this again to only save $42," and I'd go with OEM. I know for my particular Accord, the Gate's branded tensioner was...
Forum: S2000 Talk
09-28-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,232
Posted By HarryD

Spend 10-15 minutes and elbow grease hitting with...

Spend 10-15 minutes and elbow grease hitting with M105 and the M205 each -- clean microfiber towel should be fine -- that should make a difference on the sandpaper scuffing. You can't just use 2000...
09-24-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By HarryD

Put on gloves and pull them out. Or jack up...

Put on gloves and pull them out.

Or jack up (using the proper jack points -- emphasis on safety!) the car, which will let the wheels hang (and uncompress the springs), allowing the spacers to fall...
Forum: S2000 Talk
09-06-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,232
Posted By HarryD

Wash, claybar, then wetsand with 2000-2500-3000...

Wash, claybar, then wetsand with 2000-2500-3000 grit. Then polish with Meguiar's M105 and finish off with Meguiar's M205. Bonus points if you use a dual-action polisher (e.g. like a 7424xp).

From...
08-09-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,433
Posted By HarryD

You can find used struts/shocks like the previous...

You can find used struts/shocks like the previous guy mentioned for real cheap -- can run $100-300 for a set of 4 in my experience -- as most people "upgrade" to track ones.

Unpopular opinion:...
07-24-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By HarryD

Early AP1s (<2002) had an issue with the gas...

Early AP1s (<2002) had an issue with the gas filler neck -- didn't know it applied to 2003s as well, but sounds like the case here:

If you're 100% sure the issue here is the gas cap (assuming you...
07-16-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 883
Posted By HarryD

Keep in mind all this starting and stopping with...

Keep in mind all this starting and stopping with the gas pedal pressed down may be flooding your engine with unburned gas -- it'll prevent proper lubrication of the cylinder walls and do further...
06-22-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,079
Posted By HarryD

Many/most of them are rusted -- just the way the...

Many/most of them are rusted -- just the way the materials on that part are.

As a new owner, you should religiously keep an eye on oil levels (every gas-fill-up) -- there's a proper way to read...
Forum: S2000 Talk
04-05-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,982
Posted By HarryD

How can we put on a unified front against the...

How can we put on a unified front against the poor state of automotive journalis[m] and the lack of editorial standards when we can't even all agree on the fact that 9,000 RPM > 8,000 RPM all day,...
03-05-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,638
Posted By HarryD

Engine replaced, owner isn't forthcoming with...

Engine replaced, owner isn't forthcoming with information, and he says you need to man up and drive the 3 hours to see it in-person?

Walk away.
Forum: S2000 Talk
02-23-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,270
Posted By HarryD

P.S. Saw one posted on s2ki if you're looking for...

P.S. Saw one posted on s2ki if you're looking for an unmolested AP1 -- wow this one is clean, reasonably priced, and the owner has his post together:...
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