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Old 04-28-2009, 06:31 PM
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Thumbs up S2000 DIY repair info in here, check it out

I wasn't too sure which category to put these DIY repair info in so I bunched them together into one post. Let me know if you guys see any errors. Writeups include F20C engine removal and installation, cooling system, lubrication, wheel bearings, etc etc.

The list of completed write ups:
S2000 Brake System
S2000 Cabin AirFilter
S2000 Cam Chain
S2000 Clutch
S2000 Interior Console
S2000 Cooling System
S2000 F20C Crank Pulley
S2000 F20C Cylinder Head
S2000 F20c Engine Install
S2000 F20c Engine Removal
S2000 interior dash removal. Garage411.com
S2000 Exhaust System
S2000 Horn
S2000 Hub Assembly
S2000 Ignition
S2000 Immobilizer
S2000 Lubrication system
S2000 Interior Seats
S2000 rocker arms. Garage411.com
S2000 Rear Suspension
S2000 Trunk
S2000 Universal Joints
S2000 F20C Valve Clearance
S2000 VTEC solenoid test
S2000 Wheel Alignment
S2000 Wheel Bearing

Critiques welcomed. More updates coming soon...
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:24 PM
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What about fixing the convertible top?
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:19 AM
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GoldTeeth,

I only have the procedure for replacing the convertible top switch and motor, but I'll poke around and see if I can post up the procedure for replacing the top itself

Here is the procedure for replacing the convertible top motor:

1) Put on gloves to protect your hands.

2) Remove the roll bar upper trim and the corner gusset.

3) Remove the convertible top motor as shown.



4) Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Note these items:
a) Make sure the connector is plugged in properly.
b) Apply multipurpose grease to the gear portion.
c) Check the motor operation.

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How to replace the convertible top switch:


1) Remove the center console. Refer to the diagram below for relevant clips and screws that must be removed.

2) Disconnect the convertible top switch connector.

3) Remove the screws and remove the switch.

4) Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.


**diagram courtesy of hondapartsnow.com


Good luck guys and thanks to Spartanic for starting this awesome thread!
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:10 AM
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What's up guys,

I have yet another DIY article that I'd like to contribute to this thread- replacing the hardtop headliner. The procedure should be identical to the AP1 hardtop headliner replacement job so S2K owners of every vintage can prosper from this informative article

Hardtop Lining diagram:


**courtesy of hondapartsnow.com

1) Remove the hardtop from the body before removing or installing the headliner.

Tip: Have an assistant help you when removing and installing the headliner. Take care not to bend or scratch the headliner.

2) Remove these items:
  • B–pillar trim, both sides
  • Hardtop lock handle, both sides

3) Remove both front edge portions of the upper door glass weatherstrips (A).
Release the clips by sliding the headliner (B) forward, then remove the headliner.


**upper door glass weatherstrips (A), and headliner (B)**

4) Install the headliner in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
  • If the clips are damaged or stress–whitened, replace them with new ones.
  • Push the clips into place securely.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:00 AM
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What's up dudes,

I'd like to post up the proper procedure for replacing the A/C Compressor:



*diagram courtesy of hondapartsnow.com

1) If the A/C compressor is marginally operable, run the engine at idle speed, and let the air conditioning work for a few minutes, then shut the engine off.

2) Make sure you have the anti-theft code for the radio, then write down the frequencies for the radio's preset buttons.

3) Disconnect the negative battery cable.

4) Recover the refrigerant with a recovery/recycling/charging station.

5) Remove the air cleaner housing.

6) Remove the alternator.

7) Remove the nuts, then disconnect the suction line (A) and the discharge line (B) from the A/C compressor. Plug or cap the lines immediately after disconnecting them to avoid moisture and dust contamination.


**Suction line (A) and discharge line (B)**

8. Disconnect the A/C compressor clutch connector, then remove the mounting bolts and the A/C compressor.


**Mounting bolts and their proper torque specs**

9) If necessary, remove the mounting bolts and the A/C compressor bracket.


**A/C compressor bracket mounting shown here**

10) Install the A/C compressor in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
  • Tighten the retainers to the specifications shown in the accompanying illustrations.
  • If you're installing a new A/C compressor, you must calculate the amount of refrigerant oil to be removed from it.
  • Replace the O-rings with new ones at each fitting, and apply a thin coat of refrigerant oil before installing them. Be sure to use the correct O-rings for HFC-134a (R-134a) to avoid leakage.
  • Use refrigerant oil (KEIHIN SP-10) for HFC-134a KEIHIN spiral type A/C compressor only.
  • To avoid contamination, do not return the oil to the container once dispensed, and never mix it with other refrigerant oils.
  • Immediately after using the oil, reinstall the cap on the container, and seal it to avoid moisture absorption.
  • Do not spill the refrigerant oil on the vehicle; it may damage the paint. If the refrigerant oil contacts the paint, wash it off immediately.
  • Charge the system, as outlined in this section.
  • For 2001-05 models, perform the ECM idle learn procedure, as follows:
  • Leave the IAC valve connected.
  • Before checking the idle speed, check these items:
  • The MIL has not been reported on.
  • Ignition timing
  • Spark plugs
  • Air cleaner
  • PCV system
  • On Canadian models, pull the parking brake lever up. Start the engine, then check that the headlights are off.
  • Disconnect the EVAP canister purge valve 2P connector.
  • Connect a tachometer.
  • Start the engine. Hold the engine speed at 3,000 rpm without load (in neutral) until the radiator fan comes on, then let it idle.
  • Check the idle speed without load conditions: headlights, blower fan, radiator fan, and air conditioner off. The idle speed should be 750-850 rpm.
  • Let the engine idle for 1 minute with high electric load (A/C switch ON, temperature set to Max cool, blower fan on High, and head light on high beam). The idle speed should be 850-950 rpm.
Reconnect the EVAP canister purge valve 2P connector.

For 2006 models, perform the ECM idle learn procedure, as follows:
  • Make sure all electrical items (A/C, audio, rear window defogger, lights, etc.) are off.
  • Reset the ECM with the HDS.
  • Turn the ignition switch ON (II), and wait 2 seconds.
  • Start the engine. Hold the engine speed at 3,000 rpm without load (in neutral) until the radiator fan comes on, or until the engine coolant temperature reaches 194 ºF (90 ºC).
  • Let the engine idle about 5 minutes with the throttle fully closed.

Note: If the radiator fan comes on, do not include its running time in the 5 minutes.

Finally, enter the anti-theft code for the radio, then enter the audio presets.
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:42 AM
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Hey again guys,

I'd like to supplement this thread once again with a DIY article for replacing the oil pan on an AP1 or AP2 S2000


1) Note the radio security code and the radio presets. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

2) Drain the engine oil. Raise and support the vehicle safely.

3) Remove the oil pan retaining bolts. Drive an oil pan seal cutter tool between the oil pan and engine block. Cut the oil pan seal by striking the side of the tool along the oil pan

4) Remove the oil pan from the vehicle.


*diagram courtesy of hondapartsnow.com

To install:

1) Remove any old gasket from the mating surfaces. Be sure these surfaces are clean and dry.

2) Apply liquid gasket, part number 08717-004, 08718-0001, 08718-0003 or 08718-0009 evenly to the engine block mating surface of the oil pan.

Note: Do not install the parts if more than four minutes have elapsed since applying the liquid gasket. Instead, reapply after removing the previous coating material.

3) Position the oil pan in place. Tighten the oil pan retaining bolts in two or three steps to specification and in the proper sequence.


**Oil pan torque sequence-S2000 with 2.0L and 2.2L engines**

4) Continue the installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
After assembly, wait at least thirty minutes before filling the engine with clean engine oil.

5) Do not run the engine for at least three hours after installing the oil pan.

6) As required, reprogram the power window control unit as follows.

7) Turn the ignition switch ON. Lower the window, all the way down. Open the driver’s side door.

Turn the ignition switch OFF. Push and hold the drivers window DOWN switch. Turn the ignition switch ON. Release the driver’s window DOWN switch. This must be done within five seconds.

9) Repeat the above step three more times. Wait one second.

10) Confirm that the AUTO UP and AUTO DOWN do not work. If they work repeat the procedure, paying close attention to the five second time limit
Move the driver’s window all the way down by holding the drivers window DOWN switch to the AUTO DOWN position.

11) Pull up and hold the driver’s window UP switch to the AUTO UP position until the window reaches the fully closed position. Hold the switch for one second.

12) Confirm that the power window master switch has been reset by using the driver’s window AUTO UP and DOWN function.

13) If the AUTO UP and DOWN feature is still not working, repeat the complete procedure, paying close attention to the five second time limit.
Set the clock.
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