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 #389563  by sparky99
 
Still deciding on a name... LOL... It'll come to me. I appreciate the suggestions. Robert, I do like the one you suggested. I was thinking something meaning more sapphire or along those lines.

Saturday, I finally had time to Install my Intake Adapter that allows a cone filter install. It was 3-D printed and works perfect. I also now have a picture of the engine cover. I want to have a sticker for the dark colored shape in the middle of the red portion. Maybe Honda? or something... Or, if I ever pick a name.... I need to clean up the engine bay very soon. But, the intake sounds awesome! I like that I can hear it spool up and the blow off is much louder which is what I wanted. I am very happy.
I may look into a light drop for the car. maybe 1-1.5 Inch drop. Also, I am exploring exhaust options. I really want to do something with it. We will see. I can't do anything yet. Probably will have to wait till spring at this point.

Here's the most updated engine picture.

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 #389634  by sparky99
 
As much as I like to care for my car myself, I bit the bullet. With the car still being under factory warranty, I like to have more than oil changes on record at the dealership. Plus my time has been kind of limited with school. I went to the Honda and had the following done to the car:

Oil and Filter change
Transmission (CVT) service
Fuel Injection Cleaning service (these cars are Direct Injection engines, I'm told the injectors aren't washed like port injection. I felt it had value
4 Wheel Alignment (Wanted done as tires are fairly new.
Multi-point Inspection

I received a few compliments on the car being so nice. It feels good when commented about a nice and clean car.
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 #389763  by sparky99
 
I think I've finally settled on a name... For some reason it has been a painstaking process.. LOL

Tamami (Japanese) Meaning: A woman who is a beautiful gem or jewel. Pronounced: ta-mah-me

I have no clue as to why it took so long. I guess I just had to stare at names.
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 #389776  by First Lady
 
Don’t think twice about taking it to the dealership and having things done. “Modern” cars are so much more complex and come with perks like a warranty…use it!!! We often say that the next purchase will go to the dealer when something is wrong. Would love that now but know we’ll miss it when it’s reality!!

LOVE the name!!!! Nice work!!! The time was worth it!!
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 #389782  by sparky99
 
First Lady wrote: December 1st, 2021, 12:22 pm Don’t think twice about taking it to the dealership and having things done. “Modern” cars are so much more complex and come with perks like a warranty…use it!!! We often say that the next purchase will go to the dealer when something is wrong. Would love that now but know we’ll miss it when it’s reality!!

LOVE the name!!!! Nice work!!! The time was worth it!!
I have a really hard time paying for things I can do at home. But I will pay for the things I cannot easily do or don't have the tools (alignment, fuel injection service). Plus with the warranty, It is very nice to have some service history to go along with the car should I have a problem. They will have a lot harder time trying to deny work if I have done service to the car. With that said, Honda is pretty good about covering problems and the repairs if it is a widespread problem.

The name is growing on me. I am still not 100 % I really like it but it fits the car well. And again, It is growing on me.
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 #389784  by LUNAT1C
 
sparky99 wrote: November 11th, 2021, 10:20 pm As much as I like to care for my car myself, I bit the bullet. With the car still being under factory warranty, I like to have more than oil changes on record at the dealership. Plus my time has been kind of limited with school. I went to the Honda and had the following done to the car:

Oil and Filter change
Transmission (CVT) service
Fuel Injection Cleaning service (these cars are Direct Injection engines, I'm told the injectors aren't washed like port injection. I felt it had value
4 Wheel Alignment (Wanted done as tires are fairly new.
Multi-point Inspection

I received a few compliments on the car being so nice. It feels good when commented about a nice and clean car.
Were this a port-injection car like the Ms (and nearly everything from the 80s until the last 10 years) I would tell you the fuel injection service is money wasted.

BUT, if it's any form of Direct Injection, you have two options. One is pay the dealer to do their cleaning service. The other is to make 'er sing after every fillup, then do a cleaning service less often.

Since the injectors are no longer in the intake port, you don't have atomized fuel flowing over the intake valves and cleaning them. If you're my in-laws, then you're doing the engine great harm by babying it (I have another term for it, but my spouse yelled at me for saying it because it's not family friendly...) and never seeing north of 2500 RPM. In each of our cars I always exit the Costco fuel center tires squealing, engine redlining, making it sing to help clean the valves. Does it work? I dunno, but I have fun doing it. When I had the LIM off in 2015 I did see some deposits in the intake ports of both heads and I took the time to clean them all out and seafoamed it when it was all back together (car was owned previously by someone else the first 7 years/62,224 miles of its life, who knows how they drove it). My mother in law hates when I drive because my thought is always "I paid for the whole tachometer, I'm using the whole tachometer". Apparently she looks straight ahead and grips whatever she can when I drive... can't wait to have her in the backseat of the Hemi Durango when I drive us somewhere. :lol:

Direct Injection cars don't have this benefit of fuel constantly washing the valves, so occasional high RPM action helps heat them up and cook the deposits. Does it work? Again I have no idea, but it's what I've heard more than a few times helps a lot. I would still do a chemical cleaning every few years.
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 #389785  by sparky99
 
Robert, I agree 100%. Speaking with the advisor, whom is good friends with a few of my buddies, I feel like I can kind of trust him. Now, I know his job is also to sell stuff so I take it with a grain of salt too. However, these engines are definitely direct Injection. I asked if he does his personal car, and he said every 30k miles he does. (They recommend every 15k) I think I drive it "spirited" enough.... LOL. I run just about to redline when manually "shifting" the car. It shouldn't need it every 15k miles. I definitely feel as its not wasted money though, so I feel good about that one.

Also, heck yea I paid for the WHOLE tach, I USE it!
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 #389844  by sparky99
 
Got the car all cleaned up, I washed it Saturday but, I did a quick wax tonight with Klean Society gloss and the car looks great. I sprayed on some tire shine and swept the inside and it feels just right with the world. LOL.
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 #390104  by sparky99
 
I haven't updated lately. Its been busy at the Waikel Household. Basketball for my son, and family stuff have taken up quite a bit of time.
A few months ago, the owner of Fort Wayne Metals sold off 35% of the company. He calls it an insurance policy. Anyways, about 2 weeks ago, he gave all the employees a huge "thank you". He gave a bonus to all of us. If you have more time, you got a bigger bonus. I've been there for 13 years and change. Holy cow! It was nice to build our savings account back up!

anyways, I update to say this:

I have decided to lower the Accord with a small portion of my bonus money. I still need to raise some money to help pay for the proper parts needed to do the job correctly. I am excited to do this and I think the car will look great.

also, this bonus gave us an opportunity to update the wife's car. We traded in her 2016 Honda CR-V and bought a 2019 Honda Passport. We are very happy with the new ride. It has tons of room yet no 3rd row, and I'm okay with that! We are thrilled with the possibilities. I have some stuff that I need to sell to raise the other portion of the needed funds. So, be on the look out! I still have bumper covers, sway bars, tire/wheels, headlights and more to get rid of. I hope to inventory and picture everything and post it up soon.

I hope all is well with everyone too!
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 #390106  by M-Pressive
 
Awesome! I look forward to seeing it all come together.

Congrats on the bonus! Always nice to be recognized for dedication to the company you work for.
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 #390113  by First Lady
 
Awesome news!! Great upgrades for the family...I always loved the older style Passport and wanted one for so long. When they stopped selling it, I was so sad. It's great to see it back. I hope the family enjoys it. Sounds like a great vehicle to drive to SC for a family vacation if you ask me!!!!!
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 #390702  by sparky99
 
I haven't done much other than trying to keep it clean. I did drive it to S.C. to see some peeps. It was a good trip.


However, I did hit 40k miles 2 days ago... I've put over 27k of those miles on it. Its been a good car and a lot of fun. I hope to add to that fun when I order the coil overs... SOON I hope!!!
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 #390704  by Sneke_Eyez
 
I saw a Still Night Pearl Accord on the highway the other day while headed out of Boston. The car looked bone stock, but was definitely on coilovers or lowering springs as it was very low.
It is such a awesome color, you can always see it among the sea of black, grey, silver and white cars.
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 #390717  by sparky99
 
Sneke_Eyez wrote: April 21st, 2022, 10:30 am I saw a Still Night Pearl Accord on the highway the other day while headed out of Boston. The car looked bone stock, but was definitely on coilovers or lowering springs as it was very low.
It is such a awesome color, you can always see it among the sea of black, grey, silver and white cars.
you know, when I bought the car, I took a good liking to the color. I really wanted the white as I really like white cars, but I am so glad I got the blue. Still Night Pearl is such a beautiful car when cleaned up. I think it looks so much better than the rest of the color options out right now.