I picked up new washers for the toe arm bolts (I was missing one but decided to just replace both). Hopefully I can hit the street again tomorrow while the sun is out. I still haven’t bought a new laptop so getting my idle right will be a bit of a pain in the ass. I plan to rough in my wideband tomorrow and work on some other issues.
I want to give a shoutout to Pegasus Auto Racing. They have been hands down the fastest/most reliable at shipping me new stuff. I placed an order today for lug nuts and brake fluid, and I also scooped up some 3” tubing to do a cold air intake on my RDX.
https://flic.kr/p/2k7pqodNew laptop getting some work in. Lenovo 15” IdeaPad that I got from BestBuy for $300. I started over again with a stock P28 file and I’ve got her idling well. I’ll take her out on the street tomorrow and do what I can w/o a wideband.
https://flic.kr/p/2k7oQ95New steel lug nuts out back. I ordered a set of Muteki SR48 and I’ll put eight of those up front once they get here.
New toe arm washers are in on both sides. I also ordered another pint of RBF600 to finish bleeding the brakes. They felt a little soft the last time out. It could also be I’m not used to the bigger MC but it won’t hurt to get every last bubble of air out.
I’ll try to drop the rear shocks down this week and get some more drive time to shake her down.
https://flic.kr/p/2k836GwTorqued down the left rear axle nut, staked it, and slapped on a new hub cap. I also dropped the shock body down to the next mounting hole and took the Slipstream off and mounted the Attack. The tires on the Slip are at the wear bar and dated the 24th week of 2006, so no need to trust them any more. Working on the right side now but it’s 30° outside and I’ve got raccoons creeping around my open garage door, so we’ll see how much I get done.
Went for another drive last night. Temps looked good, idle is decent (never stalled out), and I’ve got no leaks. Wife was with me and said it sounds loud out back. I agreed but couldn’t remember what it sounded like the last time I drove it. It’s completely gutted so you hear EVERYTHING.
Definitely needs an alignment to be enjoyable and chances are that and new tires will get rid of most of the noises.
https://flic.kr/p/2k8GgesI cranked the front up a bit. The Progress manual says one turn of the perch is about 1/16”. I started with the right side but getting even two turns in was a bitch, so I said fuck it two turns it is, and put the wheel back on. When I dropped it down off the jack it looked like I went up a 1/4” so that’s cool. Did the left side and added an extra turn for that broke dick corner balancing.
Tomorrow is supposed to be really nice so I’ll take her out for a morning drive and then again after sunset to finally aim the headlights.
Will likely bleed the brakes again this weekend and hopefully get in for an alignment Monday morning.