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Winter project part 2

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    • Gear Head
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    Most of the toys finally arrived… Still waiting for fuel pump and injectors.. don’t want to get started until I have those :/

     

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    • Novice
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    Looking forward to seeing your project!

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    • Ace
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    Now you have gone and done it…going to the dark side!!

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    • Pro
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    Let the supercharger whine!

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    • Gear Head
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    All the parts finally arrived a couple weeks ago and got started today…

    1st step, fuel pump…  According to the shop manual, basically the whole interior needs to be ripped out to get at the fuel pump service hatch in the ND…

     

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    • Pro
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    Cool.  So the project has began.

    Is this required for HKS system?  I don’t remember changing or upgrading my fuel pump.  Yet.

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    • Gear Head
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    It’s optional but recommended for the ND2s which have a weaker pump and injectors.

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    • Gear Head
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    Valve cleaning porn – before and after

    Before (20,000 miles)

    After

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    • Pro
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    That is nice.  What equipment did you use to clean the valves?

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    • Ace
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    Looks like you are doing all the right things…

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    • Gear Head
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    Just a harbor freight special..  20lb tank attached to my smallish pancake compressor…  The nozzles that came with it were too small for the walnut media…  So I had to run it without a nozzle which wasted a lot of the stuff… But it worked.

     

     

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    • Pro
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    Just wondering if something like this can be done in one of our tech days?!?

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    • Gear Head
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    Doable.  I do still want to try and host a tech day sometime..  Just crazy busy at the moment.  Or if I make it out to someone else’s I could bring the blaster with me.  Or you could stop by sometime.  It is somewhat involved though – obviously, intake manifold has to come off.  Also, BYOWBM (Bring Your Own Walnut Blasting Media).

     

     

     

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    • Pro
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    Thank you for your generosity.  Given 3 possible options, one of them is bound to happen contingent if you are in the mood.

    I was told a 5CFM compressor for walnut blasting.  You have proven them wrong.  Would love to learn your technique one of this days.

    How’s the KHS installation?

    Doable.  I do still want to try and host a tech day sometime..  Just crazy busy at the moment.  Or if I make it out to someone else’s I could bring the blaster with me.  Or you could stop by sometime.  It is somewhat involved though – obviously, intake manifold has to come off.  Also, BYOWBM (Bring Your Own Walnut Blasting Media).

     

     

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    • Gear Head
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    I can confirm that the crank pulley bolt on the ND2 is a huge PITA to remove..

    Things that didn’t work:

    • Getting a compact air impact driver and squeezing it in the tight space between the front of the pulley and the frame of the car.
    • Bracing a breaker bar against the frame of the car and bumping the starter
    • blow torch + both above methods
    • purchasing a larger, 27 gal 5cfm air compressor (didnt work, broke the impact driver)
    • screaming at it with rage and frustration

    What finally did work:

    • Remove the steering motor which is in the way of approaching the pulley from underneath the car, and shifting the rest of the assembly out of the way.  Blow torch + my bigger battery powered impact which I was able to fit finally did it.

    I have no idea why they felt the need to get that bolt on so tight… good lord..

     

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    • Pro
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    That sounds horrible.  However, your problem solving skills paid off in the end.

    I too sometimes get into similar situation.  I do a full stop and take a break.   Do more research , call a friend.   My go to person is Lance who probably has done it before.

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    • Ace
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    Well…creative solutions to solve the problem.

     

    Dave ran into similar with the Jseries crank bolt…which needed to be tightened to 180 lb/ft…there is a relatively inexpensive holding tool just for removal and installation…shoot, even I have one from back in time when I worked on Honda stuff sometimes…is there a holding tool available for this application?

     

    I recently had to get creative with a puller setup for a VERY stubborn lower crank gear on a 90 here at my house…so I get it…

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    • Pro
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    @Joe,  you are now going to be my 3rd go to person just because you have extensive experience with older N x.

    1) Lance – most knowledgable when it comes to NDs + the nature of his work

    2) Rob – recently just bump his ND Skillset

    3) Joe – >?

    Need to bump your skillset on the ND which is now 8yrs old (started 2015).  Peace brother!

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    • Ace
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    I have been working on the NA/NB for 15 years…I have tricks

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    • Pro
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    On a more serious note:

    This is appears to be an innexpensive tool that can work to help hold the crankshaft pulley.  Note: I have not tested this.  It appears to be similar to Mazda service tool 205-072

     

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    • Ace
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    nope…that is for working on small engines and scooters…not nearly strong enough

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    • Gear Head
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    No torque specifications in the shop manual for the ND.. The HKS manual states about 65ft/lbs + 55-65 degree turn..  I can tell you that it was torqued on a HELLA lot more than 65 ft/lbs + 1/6 turn at the factory.. The funny thing is once I got the bolt off, I was literally able to get the pulley off by hand.  I had bought a puller kit thinking that was going to be the tough part.. go figure..

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