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    Higher MPG after fuel pump replaced?

    exactly.. we're not talking race car power, lol! I've always found if you have more power you always get better mpg's, obvious sure, but thought it was worth mentioning. glad you got it working like it should!
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    OEM Honda Accord Pressure Plate.

    ahh okay so then I'm not imagining, they did change it as it went along. So then the 94 EX Accord coupe that I drove is more like yours now. The throws were not that long and the clutch had a smooth take up but you could definitely feel the engagement point. I know it was a cable actuated...
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    Higher MPG after fuel pump replaced?

    Yes, I don't doubt it. Just replaced the fuel pump in the Civic and fuel economy DID jump up about 2-3mpgs, not to mention more power. And yes running the a/c didn't even affect it like it used to! I think it's more about the flow of the fuel to meet demand. I had tested the pressure of the...
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    OEM Honda Accord Pressure Plate.

    yup my exedy stage 1 clutch disk does look like a Honda clutch disk, but it has more copper "strands" in it for heavier duty usage. Not that my stock engine is heavy duty, lol! It's just a much more positive engagement, as I mentioned in your other thread, the 94 Accord I drove as a loaner...
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    OEM Honda vs Aftermarket OEM Flywheels

    Cool.. It'll be interesting to see how it goes.. Keep us posted to the results. (y) I know with my 96 Civic the stock clutch was way too mushy, numb.. I had to upgrade it to a stiffer stage 1 clutch. But when I drove a 94 Accord (back in the day, new), that stock clutch was fine, not mushy at...
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    OEM Honda vs Aftermarket OEM Flywheels

    awesome! yup see even Exedy will admit it's the same flywheel in the box! Isn't it crazy that Honda puts the Exedy part in a Honda box and all of a sudden it's worth that much more?! Honda is getting really crazy with their prices lately and I have seen it for awhile now. Not just recent...
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    OEM Honda Accord Pressure Plate.

    hey zmelli.. I believe that "DK" stands for Daikin which is Exedy's brand in Japan. My stage 1 clutch from Exedy has that same logo stamped on it. I've attached the pictures of my pressure plate showing the same thing plus "Made In Japan" stamped next to it. The Daikin you can see on the...
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    Have to share this experience

    wow.. welcome to insane world! crazy enough I just have to laugh, easier than crying! :ROFLMAO:
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    Possible Installation of Strut Tower Bars

    hey glad to help! you're welcome (y) You'll see the change is subtle but I think it's well worth it.. Post up your findings/what you think once you install it..
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    Possible Installation of Strut Tower Bars

    hey shel! No it doesn't make the ride "Stiffer" it stiffens up the chassis. For example, on my 96 Civic when I'd be on the highway and come up behind a semi-trailer, the front end would end up "dancing" left and right. Very odd. I installed a front strut tower brace/bar and bam! No more...
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    OEM Honda vs Aftermarket OEM Flywheels

    It's funny how your 93 Accord has followed some of the same issues my 96 Civic has! I just did this last year. I did compare Honda's price (insane) with Exedy's price (about $80 before inflation hit). Turns out when the original stock Honda flywheel was removed it has the exact same casting...
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    Fram Ultra Air 9997 - not sure I should even use this, or take it back..?

    sure it can be easy for anyone to blame "made in china" junk can be made anywhere. but in reality someone asked China to make that sad looking filter. Yeah @Subarudude I'd return that no matter what the name on the box is, your "car sense" is kicking in telling you not to use that in your...
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    Whole House A/C stopped cooling Trane XE1000

    Yes most of your newer a/c coils are micro channel.. Think since 2000, that was the age of the one I cleaned a couple years ago..And yes they are aluminum (good heat sink). Micro channel is just that, micro. They are the really small, thin-width serpentine fins. Did some research and found some...
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    Valve cover gasket replacement on my sister's 2005 Camry - pictures

    The 2000 engine is a different generation than the 2005 2az-fe engine. So having a different outcome where yours wasn't as varnished makes sense. From what I remember hearing, Toyota, for the newer 2005 engine..upped the thermostat temps and some other modifications to eliminate the earlier...
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    Whole House A/C stopped cooling Trane XE1000

    hey no problem.. here's a link to show you exactly what I bought.. also.. I never took the compressor box apart, didn't know (a/c was very old) if I'd be able to get it back together! Just sprayed between the vents and let it foam up.. oh and when you do spray, spray lightly, it comes out as a...
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