Archive for August 6, 2009

Mini Charmant DIY Project

Posted in DIY on August 6, 2009 by Stanley Carter

Just 2 weeks back from now, I was at Johnny’s house doing some “facial” upgrades for my 16v engine, it was all Johnny’s idea and add to the fact that I don’t even know how to start, he guided me all the way (big THANKS to him!).  First, I got to remove my valve cover, never thought it was THAT easy!

4AGE valve cover removed

4AGE valve cover removed

As you can see, no biggie there as I’m using stock CAMs, but Johnny’s on the other hand….

HKS 4AGE Racing CAM

HKS 4AGE Racing CAM

…is rocking a HKS racing CAM for his turbocharged + NOS’ed 4AGE, dayumn~!

After we both took out our valve covers, its time to smoothen out the surface and clean it up.. with soap!

Valve covers on the floor

Valve covers on the floor

After an hour of work, we finally get to apply the “VTEC Red” on our valve covers, LOL!

VTEC Red Valve Covers

VTEC Red Valve Covers

Here is how it looks on Johnny’s engine after installed:

Badass 4AGTE + NOSed!

Looks f*cking BADASS I must say!  It’s a beautiful… BEAST!  Now… time to have a look on mine…*gulp*…

Charmant 4AGE 'VTEC'ed!

Charmant 4AGE 'VTEC'ed!

Definitely not as impressive looking as Johnny’s badass 4AGE, but hey I’m actually pretty stoked at the new look!  VTEC just kicked in yo! Ha ha ha!

Aside from the new valve cover paints, I’ve also had my Ebrake temporarily fixed with longer nuts, it’s still not as tight, but at least now I can use it for parking purposes, better than having no Ebrake at all.

Then Johnny (yes, him again) also taught me how to DIY the infamouse drift Ebrake level!  All you need to do is just remove the inner spring of the level, get a tiny screw for the button, and whalla! Job’s done!

DIY Drift Ebrake handle

DIY Drift Ebrake handle

DIY Drift Ebrake handle

DIY Drift Ebrake handle

I know I know… seriously ROFL!!!  But hey it works okay!?  If only my Ebrake is working properly, I would be so rocking this Ebrake handle all day long!

Lastly, my freebie spacers have finally returned to Johnny for good since he’s now putting them on his wheels to test on his fender flares, now my rear wheels are looking more pathetic than ever:

Pathetic offset

Pathetic offset

…. *cries*…..

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