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3rd Gen (2016+) Pilot Shock/Spring Install

The "shop" vehicle, a 2017 Pilot EX-L AWD is frequently used for towing. Our favorite trailer is a BigTex 70DM that weighs about 2,200 lbs, and it is frequently used to haul Hondas (as you might expect) that weigh 2,800 lbs or so. As such, with 500 lbs of tongue weight, even though the Pilot…
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Popping From Front Wheel Upper Control Arm Mount

Do you have a 2000 to 2004 S2000? If so, and if you autocross, track, or drive your car very aggressively, check your front upper control arm mounts. They are known to separate from the unit body under repeated hard cornering. Honda recognized this weakness in a 2004 Service News article. We have a customer…
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Dissection of a S2000 Fuel Rail Dampener

Here is a quick side project we did to satisfy our curiosity and those of fellow Facebook groups and web forums. After reading a post in the Oklahoma S2000 Facebook group asking about the screw on top of the fuel rail damper, curiosity got the best of us. We know what a damper is and…
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Inspecting a Used Vehicle Before Buying

INSPECTING A USED VEHICLE BEFORE BUYING When looking for a used vehicle, it is important to know what you are getting. In many cases, the seller may not even know; if it is a private individual, they may be reliant on their mechanic to keep up with the vehicles (which may not be trustworthy) and…
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