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With a track day approaching, it was time to remove the center caps and switch back to hub centric rings... Also needed to bleed the brakes... Til now, have been doing the (2) person method, where someone needs to press the brake pedal while the other guy bleeds and refills the brake reservoir... What a pain.


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Have been looking for a good option to accomplish this task alone... Enter the “Speedi-Bleed“ pressure brake bleeder kit :bow:

Comes fully assembled with a brake system C900 adapter cap, fill bottle, regulator, an air fill line, tubing in between and a plastic storage box.

https://www.speedibleed.com/

The link has a nice video demonstrating it in use... And convinced me to give it a try.


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The cap adapter twists on in place of the OEM brake fill cap. Really like that it clears the J’s Racing strut bar with no issues. :headbang:


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Removed the cap from the fill bottle, which dropped in perfectly beside the ECU.


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Poured in (1) bottle of brake fluid.


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Then twisted the cap back on tightly. The fill bottle has a minimum level marked that needs to be maintained. (1) bottle of brake fluid put it well above that.


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Removed a cap from (1) of the tires to provide air pressure to power the Speedi-bleed.


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Connected this end of the Speedi-bleed to the tire, per instructions.


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set the regulator to 10-15 psi per the instructions.


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Removed the rubber bleeder caps and connected an old water bottle with clear tubing through the cap. Bled each brake in this sequence:

Driver side rear
Passenger side rear
Driver side front outer then inner
Passenger side front outer then inner

Tools needed:
10mm and 11mm flare nut wrenches
10mm combo wrench
Paper towels for any spills


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The Speedi-bleed maintained a uninterrupted supply of brake fluid throughout the bleeding process. Made sure to check the fill bottle towards the end to make sure it was still above the minimum.

Bled all (4) brakes in a matter of minutes. The tire supplying the air pressure dropped maybe 1 PSI.

Disconnected the Speedi-bleed and returned everything back to normal.

Wow. Very impressed with this brilliant tool. The Speedi-bleed is a game changer, how easy it makes brake bleeding, which until now, I didn’t like doing.


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As an added bonus, It stores nicely in the provided case, ready for next time. It will also bleed the clutch. Highly recommended :cool:
Hi Tom,

I'm about to do the whole brake system on my FK8. I want to buy this speedi-bleed kit after reading your review on it. I have 2 questions though - 1: How did you proceed or would you recommend removing all the OEM fluid from the system before I add Motul brake fluid? 2nd: Is there a correct pattern on these cars bleeding the brake system after adding the motul? I remember from minor previous experience you start from the rear right and work your way up in a Z pattern?
 
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Hi HomieGohan,

suggest filling the Speedibleed with 2-3 bottles of Motul (without going over the maximum fill line)

This should ensure enough fresh brake fluid to push out the old from each brake caliper as they are bled. It may be possible to tell when it’s done if the fluid changes color to clear and all of the bubbles are gone.

Suggest checking out this link on the old style bleeding method as it will help also:

here

As for brake bleed sequence:

Driver side rear
Passenger side rear
Driver side front outer then inner
Passenger side front outer then inner


Hi Tom,

I'm about to do the whole brake system on my FK8. I want to buy this speedi-bleed kit after reading your review on it. I have 2 questions though - 1: How did you proceed or would you recommend removing all the OEM fluid from the system before I add Motul brake fluid? 2nd: Is there a correct pattern on these cars bleeding the brake system after adding the motul? I remember from minor previous experience you start from the rear right and work your way up in a Z pattern?
 
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There’s no reasonable explanation why an essentially new car constantly needs to be upgraded...Especially one that is as good as the Type R is :dunno:

Fortunately, my wife, Sara, is tolerant of my OCD-ness and doesn’t give me grief...

That said, she has her own obsessions when it comes to home improvement... which I cannot argue isn’t fair. This is the dreaded “mod tax” I joke about. :banghead:

She’s been wanting to renovate the backyard as it was a total mess. With Covid-19 pandemic and nothing to do, we started working on it full steam ahead and it’s continued all through summer... which is partly why my progress on the Type R has slowed down a little, even though new parts are on hand.


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Here is the current condition of our yard. It’s come a long way... Still needs flowers, trees, handrails, lighting, outlets, more concrete poured and sprinklers installed... but it’s getting there.


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Yard work isn’t my thing, so cannot take credit. Fortunately, my wife’s brother is a beast when it comes to this kind of stuff. He also has a lot of friends in construction, so this has all been him. That’s Fabian in this photo of the original pathway.


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Compared to how it is now after the stairs have been redone. Handrails, pathway lights and outlets still need to be installed.

Very glad this project phase is complete as it was preventing the car from being staged to do serious work.

With any luck, should be able to start installing parts soon....

That said, may have to pony up more “mod tax” once the missus sees the Type R getting the treatment again...:rolleyes:

Happy wife... happy life ;)
 
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Received a help request via PM from a forum member who just had a C&R race radiator installed and developed a coolant leak. The shop that did the work is closed until Monday so he was in a bind.

This fellow Type R owner lives just a few minutes away, so had him bring the car to see if we could fix the problem.

Raised the car and removed the under tray and plastics to access the radiator.


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The source of the leak was the lower radiator hose connection. Suspect due to a design issue with the C&R radiator.

It’s difficult to see, but it appears the base of the hose connector terminates right on or next to the horizontal weld joint.

The upper portion of the hose hits the weld bead(blue arrow). This results in a 3/4” gap on the lower side (red) that cannot be made up and becomes a potential leak point.

There’s a chance It leaked due to a sloppy shop install... but there wasn’t too much adjustment other than the position the OEM clamp.

Fixed the leak by adding a 2nd hose clamp. Hopefully that holds. The ideal repair might be to notch a cutout on the hose, but that would require completely draining the radiator :(


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This is the PWR version. Notice the hose connector sits further down, away from the same weld joint.

Confident C&R will make adjustments to future radiators once this is brought to their attention. But for those that already have these, please be aware.

Update: adding the 2nd hose clamp repaired the problem. The car was driven hard today and there were no additional leaks :headbang:
 
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Have been looking forward to sharing my experience with Carbon Zone Poland’s CF trim pieces, but had to wait for a couple pieces to complete the set. Here are Jacek Wiśniewski’s offerings, minus the steering wheel. 600G is an option, as are CF with red accents. I opted for regular 240G in regular CF.


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Big thanks to Jacek, for making sure my order was correct and including a nifty key FOB cover. 😎

Each piece came with 3M double sided tape installed, ready to peel and stick.


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Cleaned the surface using alcohol for better adhesion.


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Found using the tip of a sharp exacto knife worked great to peel back the edge of the tape, as it was very thin and difficult to grab.


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Each piece fits on top of the existing surface. This is true of all of Carbon Zone Poland’s pieces. Here is the backside of the key FOB.


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And the front side. Hadn’t considered a key FOB cover... but am glad to have one. Looks pretty sweet and the added thickness is a plus. 🙂
 
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Carbon Zone Poland specializes in CF interior covers for the OEM faux CF trim.
As mentioned in the prior post, each piece comes with thin double sided tape applied, ready to go.:)


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Which is best peeled back using an exacto knife.


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Here is the stock shifter plate appearance.


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Gear plate spruced up with CF covers. Having a little trouble keeping the horseshoe piece down with the supplied 3M tape, so likely will add a dab of Gorilla Glue to hold it in place.


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Faux CF plastic trim. Had not really noticed how it looks kinda dull and faded.


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As compared to real carbon fiber.


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Here’s the right side of the infotainment screen.


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Carbon Zone Poland’s trim piece fit perfectly.


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Stock steering wheel


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Steering wheel garnish installed.


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Passenger side OEM dash trim


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Opted for a minimal Type R logo
 
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Driver’s side door with Carbon Zone Poland’s trim, switch control panel, door handles and inserts. Gorilla glue or stronger tape will be needed to keep the pieces firmly installed, as some pieces want to lift a little. However that is a minor issue that should be easy to address.


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Passenger side door.


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Driver’s side rear.


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Passenger side rear
 
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Those pieces look great! (Link or more info on source, please.)
Try a hair dryer to help activate the 3M tape.
 
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Also picked up Carbon Zone Poland’s CF mirror caps and had them PPF’d and ceramic coated.


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They slide right over the existing mirrors. These don’t come with pre-installed adhesive, so it’s your option whether to use tape or glue.


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Haven’t permanently attached them yet. Undecided if I like blacked out mirrors on CW... which is a testament how good Honda’s paint schemes are... but the look is starting to grow on me. :thumbsup:


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Mirror caps at another angle...


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Also added Carbon Zone's CF vortex generator caps. These are attached with double sided tape. Was unable to have these PPF’s but they are ceramic coated.
They have survived (1) track day so far without flying off. 🙂


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View from the rear.

Really like the offerings from Carbon Zone Poland. The owner, Jacek Wiśniewski is easy to reach via messenger or Facebook. Quality is excellent, lead times are reasonable and the goods arrived well packed.

Though non-Type R owners may not notice the CF upgrades, Being OCD, I certainly do and appreciate the subtle enhancements to the interior and exterior 😁

My order initially included (2) incorrect pieces. Contacted Jacek and he promptly sent the correct ones, so it’s good to know Carbon Zone Poland stands behind their product ;)

Can view their offerings at:

https://www.carbonzonepoland.com/

If placing an order, strongly suggest reaching out to Jacek directly via messenger so he can walk you through the options. Just be sure to check Poland’s current time before pinging him:headbang:
 
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Heheh BoostinIX, thank you for the good suggestion... Pardon the slightly dirty car. It’s my occasional DD... Really need to take a little time to clean the interior.


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Here’s a wide dash shot using the iPhone ;)


Looking great! You should grab a wider dash shot to get the full effect ;)
 
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Hello Steveland15,

The front Honda emblem in black chrome (it’s really plastic, however) can be found: here

They also sell a (3) piece black chrome set, front, rear and civic badge: here

Have the front emblem and civic lettering installed. Have not yet put the rear emblem on yet.


How about the Front Emblem? Where did you get that?
 
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Starting to get the itch (and old man energy back) to start working on the car and modding again... Have a backlog of parts to install.

Here’s a current list of things to do in the near future:
  • Check rotor and pad thickness. Replace if needed.
  • Tighten brake bleeders
  • Try different defouler setting
  • Adjust aim of headlights and fogs
  • Change oil
  • Install C&R core to HKS oil cooler
  • Install JRZ coilovers
  • Install RV6 suspension bits
  • Install HKS BOV
  • Install Motec
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  • Get a tune
 

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