Fatherpain’s 2018 Type R

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The OEM oil pan didn’t have a gasket but had some type of sealant. I opted to go back with Honda Bond liquid gasket.


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Asked my machinist buddies and they suggested applying to both mating surfaces, so started at the engine. Made sure the face was wiped with contact cleaner first.


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A thin bead was all that was needed. Didn’t want too much as it could extrude into the oil pan area and create major issues.


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Smoothed the bead across the sealing face using the high tech finger method. Made sure it was spread thin and uniform. ;)


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Engine prepped for oil pan reinstall.


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Did the same for the new oil pan. Made sure to go around each Of the (17) bolt holes.


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Baffled oil pan prepped for install. I left the passenger side (top) bare, because I didn’t want to gum up the chain linkage while fitting the pan. Seemed like a good idea to apply the remaining Honda bond after the pan was pulled in place… However it wasn’t :doh:

Would apply the entire thing if had a redo.. :rolleyes:


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The reason is the pan was a real b1tch to fit due to the baffles meshing with the engine components. Took a lot of wiggling and finesse to get it to go. :banghead:

Finally got the pan in, but was afraid to pull it back to get room to properly apply the last of the Honda bond then smooth it.

The pulley wheel was in the way and made it super difficult (and painful) and couldn’t get a good look to make sure it got properly covered. 😓
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Pressed the baffled oil pan against the engine and started the (17) bolts. Couldn’t find a specific torque pattern for the FK8 so went with something similar to this. Found it helpful to write the number pattern on the pan with a sharpie.


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Lightly hand tightened each bolt in the cross pattern I copied.


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Repeated the process with a torque wrench set to 4.2 ft-lbs on the first pass… then (3) more times at the final setting of 8.7 ft-lbs….and a final go around clockwise. Was able to get to do (16) bolts using a 10mm socket and extension. Having the front pipe loose made things easier.


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This last bolt required the use of a universal socket.


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Unit2 Fabrication baffled oil pan installed to the engine and properly torqued! :headbang:

The remainder of the install was just the reverse of what’s already been posted so won’t cover that..

Feeling pretty stoked to have these mods finally on the car... Now can focus on putting everything back together…which should be a piece of cake. :rolleyes:


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The only give away this oil pan is different than any other is this Unit2 tag.. and a custom port added for a temperature sensor.;)
 
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Progress after a month:
  • Dream Automotive hard lagged turbo heat shield - Done
  • Dream Automotive hard lagged water pipe - Done
  • Unit2Fab baffled oil pan - Done
  • Oil temperature and pressure sensor install. - Deferred until Motec C125 dash display added
  • Updated Eventuri CF turbo inlet tube
  • XDI HPFP - May defer until after everything is back together and all systems are verified to have no leaks. Would also need to have car retuned
  • Flex Fuel capability. Trying to figure out what's needed. Ideally would have this done the same time as the XDI HPFP.
  • J's Racing Grill emblem holder
  • Refill oil and leak test
  • Refill radiator fluid and leak test
  • Intercooler leak test
  • Front and rear brake pad change
  • Engine bay cleaning
  • Replace (2) front tires
Seems likes it been slow going... To me at least. But as mentioned previously its sometimes hard to commit the time needed to make serious progress. Today's my wife's day off, so doubt I'll get away with wrenching on the car today :rolleyes:

That said, I've learned a lot and reinforced past knowledge. Seems 2nd nature and easy now, to remove the DP, FP, RMM, airbox, inlet tube, CCV catch can, turbo, oil vacuum pump, serpentine belt and AC Compressor, oil pan and water tube. The FK8 is a great platform for the aspiring DIY mechanic :thumbsup:
 
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Whelp, yeah as feared, it’s been a challenge finding the time needed to put the car back together, so proceeding at a geriatric pace… Hey I can make that joke as I’ll be turning (52) next month 😂

Reinstalled the RMM, front pipe, oil cooler sandwich plate and oil lines…. Found out the hard way the turbo/downpipe gasket needs to be orientated this way (reverse of how it came off), otherwise the outer tab hits the Dream Automotive turbo heat shield. :doh: Had to undo everything to flip the gasket.


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Got that sorted, so the Dream Automotive high flow catted DP is back on and the clutch arm re-secured.:)


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Received a suggestion today to reverse this wastegate linkage retaining pin, as there is a possibility of it falling out under high stress conditions. Here is how I had it.


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Went back through old photos and here is the pin, as found, from the factory. The recommendation I received was to position the loop at the top to eliminate any chance of it coming loose and falling out. The horizontal cross end probably will prevent that and was not visible, but can never be too careful. :thumbsup:

Still need to re-install various Knick-knacks, perform a boost leak check, swap to OEM ECU the refill radiator, swap ECU's to enter brake maintenance mod and change the pads and bleed the brakes, then clean the engine bay... so still have a bit left to do, before getting back on the road. :rolleyes:

I guess the silver lining is my "high mileage" type R may eventually become a "low mileage" car the longer it sits. :crazy:
 
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Picked up this Motivx oil funnel several months back…but hadn’t tried it yet. The clear lower chamber is interchangeable with other Motivx adapters for use with other cars. The one needed for the Civic is an MX2303.


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With the oil pan installed and oil cooler lines back on, it was time to refill the system.

The Motivx threads directly into the engine oil fill port and is supplied with a rubber gasket to prevent leaks. It’s made of plastic, so just hand tight is good to avoid cracking.


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Check out how easy it is to add oil. :headbang:

No longer need to hold the funnel steady with one hand, plus it has a large opening to pour into.

Game changer! No more inadvertent spills. Very impressed with this handy dandy funnel from Motivx. :bow:
 
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I have that same funnel and love it. Keep up the good work!
 
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