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03-20-2008, 02:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 44,918
Posted By MattG

110,000 kms - daily driver 1999 model. ...

110,000 kms - daily driver 1999 model.

Problems that required fixing:
1. Air pump (possible due to an accident a few months beforehand)
2. Master cylinder for clutch seals needed replacing.
...
03-20-2008, 02:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,685
Posted By MattG

I had a similar problem, it turned out to be a...

I had a similar problem, it turned out to be a nail in the tire that was difficult to find.
If you have a large tub/bath you can fill it with water and fully submerge your wheel.
This will help...
12-20-2007, 02:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,919
Posted By MattG

As with any engine - by the time the oil light...

As with any engine - by the time the oil light comes on it is already too late.
12-06-2007, 07:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,548
Posted By MattG

Sorry guys - it was some old info I dug up, I...

Sorry guys - it was some old info I dug up, I didn't test the links on the site.
ISU - isn't a pic of my car, but I agree that the welding looks good from that angle.
12-06-2007, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,685
Posted By MattG

Can't believe we are still talking about it.

Can't believe we are still talking about it.
12-06-2007, 04:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,548
Posted By MattG

Java - this site? http://s2000library.com/

Java - this site? http://s2000library.com/
12-06-2007, 04:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,548
Posted By MattG

Pablo - take your car to an exhaust shop tell...

Pablo - take your car to an exhaust shop tell them to take the resonator off. They will cut the pipe, remove the resonator and weld a piece of straight pipe in.
...
12-05-2007, 10:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,548
Posted By MattG

If you want to remain pretty quiet but just get a...

If you want to remain pretty quiet but just get a little more sound you can try just removing the resonator from the stock exhaust. Some people like it, some don't, but either way it is inexpensive...
12-05-2007, 07:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,477
Posted By MattG

Ahh OK "self-adjusting planet geometry". Now I...

Ahh OK "self-adjusting planet geometry". Now I see the difference between the two.
12-05-2007, 05:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 23,102
Posted By MattG

Many factors determine the HP gains and cost. For...

Many factors determine the HP gains and cost. For example:
What type of supercharger?
Aftercooled?
What exhaust/intake?
What size injectors?
What type of ECU?
Upgrade fuel pump?
Self install?...
12-05-2007, 04:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,477
Posted By MattG

It's just a normal centrifugal supercharger....

It's just a normal centrifugal supercharger. Vortech and Comptech are the same type (centrifugal), and I would imagine have the same characteristics.
12-05-2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,595
Posted By MattG

Here's another free mod (read the whole thing -...

Here's another free mod (read the whole thing - it's good for a laugh)

http://www.mlazz.com/projects/14/index.htm (http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=776885)


:)
12-03-2007, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,312
Posted By MattG

That style duct is good for helping to reduce...

That style duct is good for helping to reduce bogging due to heatsoak. In daily city driving you may find it helpful.
12-02-2007, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,312
Posted By MattG

Don't see why it must be installed by a...

Don't see why it must be installed by a technician. I know a company in Australia used to sell one that looked identical and it wasn't real hard to fit it yourself.
11-28-2007, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,550
Posted By MattG

It is common for the 1st-2nd shift to grind when...

It is common for the 1st-2nd shift to grind when the car is cold. I haven't heard of people experiencing the same problem with any other shifts.

I generally find shifting around 4000-4500 rpm is...
Forum: Off-Topic
11-27-2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,054
Posted By MattG

You could argue that the CA stands for Canada :)

You could argue that the CA stands for Canada :)
11-26-2007, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,235
Posted By MattG

My first thought was Muz also, but the product...

My first thought was Muz also, but the product seems to have been pulled from his website.

Also I believe there is a slight difference in design between the snorkles for the later model S2000s...
11-22-2007, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,084
Posted By MattG

If you want to improve your times on the drag...

If you want to improve your times on the drag strip or track a set of racing tyres will probably do more compared to mods like exhaust, air intake etc.
11-21-2007, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,977
Posted By MattG

I don't recommend putting anything under or in...

I don't recommend putting anything under or in front of the driver's seat seat without it being securely fastened. You don't want it breaking loose and getting wedged under one of your pedals -...
11-18-2007, 04:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,214
Posted By MattG

Pablo - if you have an early model S2000 - you...

Pablo - if you have an early model S2000 - you may want to try using the UK alignment settings, as opposed to the standard honda settings.
11-15-2007, 09:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,220
Posted By MattG

Various people have lowered the cross-over point,...

Various people have lowered the cross-over point, however depending on the tune/mods it may not necessarily add more power to the curve. As jagg said, it won't lower your peak power. It may however...
11-15-2007, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,268
Posted By MattG

The Eagle F1 are great in the wet - I had them on...

The Eagle F1 are great in the wet - I had them on a previous car.
11-15-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,214
Posted By MattG

You may want to look into the UK heel alignment...

You may want to look into the UK heel alignment settings. They are a little more aggressive than stock. I found it helped settle the rear on my car.
11-15-2007, 06:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,220
Posted By MattG

gomarlins - "FYI- the AP2's are 237 HP, not...

gomarlins - "FYI- the AP2's are 237 HP, not 240HP."

I thought this was just due to a revision of how they calculated the HP figure in the states?
11-15-2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,214
Posted By MattG

Honda sells a plastic polish, so does BMW....

Honda sells a plastic polish, so does BMW. Probably best if it is really scratched and foggy.

If it is only lightly scratched I would suggest Plexus spray (available at any motor cycle accessory...
11-15-2007, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,953
Posted By MattG

I scuffed my guard on a painted pole that left...

I scuffed my guard on a painted pole that left red paint marks on my silver car. Some of that silver coloured car polish plus a bit of elbow grease and you would never know.
11-12-2007, 08:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,939
Posted By MattG

s2ook - maybe because none have been created that...

s2ook - maybe because none have been created that have worked reliably. I know of about 3 companies in the past who have tried to make one...I never saw one come to market.

lol - first time I...
11-08-2007, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,509
Posted By MattG

I believe most are around 7psi for reliable...

I believe most are around 7psi for reliable running on stock engines.
11-08-2007, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,755
Posted By MattG

Yeah it may not be...but for people new to the...

Yeah it may not be...but for people new to the car it might seem like some other problem. So I just thought I'd throw the idea out there as we haven't seemed to pin point the problem as yet.

You...
11-08-2007, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,186
Posted By MattG

Afaik the air pump is only used in cold...

Afaik the air pump is only used in cold conditions. The cat would probably be warm by the time you drive it to emissions testing and you may get away without it?
11-08-2007, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,755
Posted By MattG

From what you described, I get the following...

From what you described, I get the following impression:
Car running for a bit (never happens when cold). Idling in traffic, go to move off. Car starts bucking around like a learner driving a manual...
10-28-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,676
Posted By MattG

Just passed 103,000 Kms this weekend. Bought a...

Just passed 103,000 Kms this weekend.
Bought a used 1999 model about 4 years ago.

Only problems so far :
- master cylinder replaced
- air pump replaced (went about 6 months after an accident,...
10-25-2007, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,651
Posted By MattG

You have not said how fast your friends cars are,...

You have not said how fast your friends cars are, so how can we say how much money you need to spend? If some of your friends have S2Ks why don't you ask them what they've spent on the car?

But if...
10-24-2007, 06:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,488
Posted By MattG

I think I found it before I found the fuel door...

I think I found it before I found the fuel door release.
10-20-2007, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,826
Posted By MattG

I think there are really two factors there. One...

I think there are really two factors there. One is getting somebody who is experience with the engine management system you are putting in (eg aem ems) and also somebody who knows the s2000 a fair...
10-20-2007, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,514
Posted By MattG

The stock S2000 makes top speed in 5th gear not...

The stock S2000 makes top speed in 5th gear not 6th gear due to power v wind resistance. If you added a supercharger you would still have 6th gear to play with the additional power. Of course the...
10-18-2007, 12:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,189
Posted By MattG

Correct this does happen occasionally. What this...

Correct this does happen occasionally. What this is normally due to is that the piece of elastic material that grabs the bar and pulls it back has stretched. You will need to replace this (or forever...
Forum: Off-Topic
10-18-2007, 12:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,677
Posted By MattG

It sounds like the latches on the roof where it...

It sounds like the latches on the roof where it connects to the windscreen may be loose.
One simple solution that works sometimes, is to put a bit of tubing (like fish tank airhose) over the hook of...
10-10-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,220
Posted By MattG

clutch delay valve I'm guessing.

clutch delay valve I'm guessing.
10-10-2007, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,093
Posted By MattG

Yes there is a PRB clubman in Australia running...

Yes there is a PRB clubman in Australia running the F20C engine. At S2KI he is under the user name of Chris_Barry.

http://www.speedracersportscars.com.au/PRBS2K.htm
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