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- Dec 22, 2018
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- 2018 CTR - CW, 1996 Honda Accord EX coupe
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For the Dream high flow catted downpipe w/lagging to go on, needed as much space as possible, so installed it before the PWR radiator went on. Removed both DP/FP support brackets using a 14mm socket here..
And here. This is shown with it hanging, but it needed to come off.
The down pipe was hitting the tip of the clutch slave cylinder (thank you @Nitroturtle for identifying), so removed these (2) bolts.
And the cylinder rotated down and out of the way.
Probably could have reused the old gasket and saved $50, but ordered a new one for the DP to Turbo connection as a best maintenance practice.
These (3) studs needed to be on before the down pipe mated to the turbo housing. The reason being is it’s physically impossible to thread them in with the Dream down pipe in place. Only the 4th stud can be added later.
Took finesse and patience, but the DP was able to go on.
Anti seized the studs. There isn’t much room and just getting the nuts onto the studs was tricky.
For the rear lower stud, the access was super tight, somehow finessed the nut on and used a Q-tip to apply anti-seize.
There was no way to use a socket or regular wrench here. This view is looking top down at that rear lower stud.
Used this 4 inch crescent wrench, however the jaws weren’t wide enough to engage the 14mm nut. It was barely too small.
Tightened the remaining (3) studs usinf a 14mm and 12mm combo and used the Rampage nuts where I could, then the upper down pipe flange was complete.