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Techn0Nut1996

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Jan 20, 2017
Ames, Iowa
Had a random misfire code, so replaced the spark plugs with some NGK Rs, ceramic coated the wheels and the car which made a huge difference in the depth of the paint, and installed the carbon fiber wiper cowl from SCF. It fit almost perfect and only had to do a small amount of filing around one of the wiper stalk holes.

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Now I want to learn how to do some custom carbon fiber stuff so the wiper arms don't stick out so much.. But we will see. I hope everyone is doing well!
 

Techn0Nut1996

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Jan 20, 2017
Ames, Iowa
I hope everyone has had a great summer! I haven't done much to the car other than drive it and enjoy it. My buddy shot a quick video of the car, it was a lot of fun to make and he got some cool angles! He was also the first person to drive the car besides myself since I bought it, it was strange being in the passenger seat!
Here's the link: check him out, he has cool videos!
 

Techn0Nut1996

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Jan 20, 2017
Ames, Iowa
Welp, RIP the Accord..
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Bit of a long story, but essentially I was trying to dodge another accident and merged into a semi I didn't see in my blind spot. Very scary at highway speeds. Luckily a good friend of mine was selling his moms car since she recently moved and couldn't take it with her. It's a perfect beater with a heater!
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Techn0Nut1996

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Jan 20, 2017
Ames, Iowa
Special Carbon Fiber Inc. put some pictures of my car on their site for their products! If I would have known the pictures would be used on a company website I would have taken better pictures LOL!
https://special-carbonfiber.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=116_117&product_id=251
https://special-carbonfiber.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=116_117&product_id=77
I know I've said this before but I couldn't be happier with the products I've bought from them! If you guys want any carbon fiber goodies I would highly recommend SCF, and no they did not ask me to post this I just have been more than happy with their products. Most importantly, I received all of the items I purchased within a week of purchase since they were in stock and the quality is perfect.
 

Techn0Nut1996

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Jan 20, 2017
Ames, Iowa
Well, it’s been over a year since I’ve posted an update and that’s because there isn’t really much to say about the DSM. I haven’t really had any time to play with it sadly. My wife and I bought a house and that took up the majority of the beginning of 2020 and we added a few more cars to the fleet. I got a new daily driver to replace the Ford and added a new fun car.
The new daily is a 2020 Nissan Kicks SR, it’s a comfy little commuter and my old buddies at Nissan helped me spec one from the factory. That was a fun process but it took a while to come from Japan to Iowa.
The Miata is my dads old car, I’ll post the link below to my Miata forum post if anyone’s interested in that cars story.
https://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=730570
As for the DSM, I am hoping to work on it this weekend and take it on its first drive of 2021!
 

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Techn0Nut1996

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Jan 20, 2017
Ames, Iowa
Not a whole lot to add to this a quarter of a year later. Have probably only driven the car a handful of times but it has been a joy when I have been able to. I am still wanting to space the wheels out slightly, they’re not quite flush enough for me yet. I know if I do that though I’ll have to roll the fenders.. never done that before, but there’s a first for everything right?
 

Techn0Nut1996

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Jan 20, 2017
Ames, Iowa
My last post was August of last year?! Man time sure does fly.. I'll fill in the blanks since then. I accepted a new position in my company and now I have even less free time LOL Luckily, they have revised our hours so I am not working quite as much anymore. Because of that I have been spending a lot more time working on my hobbies. As far as the Eclipse, I have completed a handful of projects on it;
Replaced coolant sensor.
Replaced battery and refurbished the battery tray.
Switched plugs to newer NGKs - still doesn't like starting when it's sat for a while.
Developed a massive oil leak.. Found ALL of the valve cover bolts loose :ohdamn::ohdamn::ohdamn:.
Changed what was left of the oil.
Gave it a good cleaning inside and out.
Tuned the stereo a little more, finally got rid of some of the muddyness in the lows.
Replaced shifter bushings with Energy Suspension Poly bushings.
Installed these:
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Overall been loving the car. I have been driving it around town and to some meets.
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Still spending most of my time on my Miata right now. It is pretty much at the point where I can hop in and cruise whenever I want, which is exactly where I want it to be.
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I am really looking forward to (hopefully) putting some miles on both of these cars this summer. Hopefully everyone else is having a great spring season as well!
 

Techn0Nut1996

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Jan 20, 2017
Ames, Iowa
As of last week, the DSM has moved on to the next lucky driver. I have the very fortunate opportunity to move across the country for work AND am expecting my first child. Those huge life changes plus the fact that I hardly ever got to drive the car lead me to sell it. I didn't want to be "that guy" that never drove his cars; I would much rather it get to be used and enjoyed as its designers envisioned it to be. I am dearly going to miss the car, as it was my first real car to turn wrenches on, but both the time and the offer were right. I hope to one day be back in a DSM, but until then I thank you all for your time and help. I'm sure I'll keep lurking on here as I always have. After all, once you have the DSM bug you can't really shake it.. Until next time guys!
 

DreamChaser7

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Jul 18, 2019
Valrico, Florida
As of last week, the DSM has moved on to the next lucky driver. I have the very fortunate opportunity to move across the country for work AND am expecting my first child. Those huge life changes plus the fact that I hardly ever got to drive the car lead me to sell it. I didn't want to be "that guy" that never drove his cars; I would much rather it get to be used and enjoyed as its designers envisioned it to be. I am dearly going to miss the car, as it was my first real car to turn wrenches on, but both the time and the offer were right. I hope to one day be back in a DSM, but until then I thank you all for your time and help. I'm sure I'll keep lurking on here as I always have. After all, once you have the DSM bug you can't really shake it.. Until next time guys!
Damn, I wish I could have been that new owner. That car looked great, was solid and that was always my favorite color too. Good luck with the new endeavors!
 
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