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Old 06-10-2010, 04:19 PM
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Today was productive!

I dedicated the day to working on the Lude today. Since I'm new here, I'll give a little background first. I'm a sophomore in college and decided to buy a car.. a fast car, haha. So about 3 weeks ago I found a 2000 Prelude (white) in really good condition (just some scuffs on the bumpers) for $5500, and talked the seller down to $5k. It had about 122,000 miles on it at the time and it only had some minor maintenance issues that I've been slowly getting around to fixing.

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About 2 weeks ago I restored the headlights:

Before:


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Then new O2 sensors:



Aaaaaand blue gauge LEDs!



So today I set out to fix the vtec gasket oil leak and paint my gauge bezels silver. The vtec valve was pretty easy to remove, and here's the old gasket and the removed assembly:





So, hopefully that fixes the leak. I ordered the gasket/screen and the top gasket from hondapartsnow.com.. and I think both gaskets and shipping was around $30.

Now, on to the gauge bezels. I followed the procedure that someone wrote up over on PreludePower, and it worked well.

Here are the bezels finally out. I used a punch w/ screwdriver handle to push the studs out. You have to remove the excess plastic around the studs to get them free.



Spray paint...



Finished!





So there ya go! I'll put up a pic of the bezels at night later w/ the blue LEDs.
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Old 06-10-2010, 04:38 PM
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Good show dude ,does little things on maintaining do play a mayor roll in the engine life.
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:24 PM
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Geez, I've owned mine for 5 years and I still haven't got around to doing blue backlit gauges. Well done mate.
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good job man, i like your gauge lights, evenly spread
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Aaaand here's some revving at night. :)

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That's sweet looking
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Re: Today was productive!

DUDE!!!! that one revving at night is sick. i gotta get around to mine lol
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nice bro good stuff in here.
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wow thats how much i paid for my 96 LE SI crazy!!!
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That looks really nice dude! Props!
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Aaaand here's some revving at night. :)

looks nice.

where and what bulbs did you use and how many?


i was thinking bout doing this but i was lazy. but now i want to do it.
so let me know man
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Looks excellent, very nice!
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god i want to change my dash from red to blue!!!!!
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Geez, I've owned mine for 5 years and I still haven't got around to doing blue backlit gauges. Well done mate.
Man I've been meaning to paint my bezels and and do the blue l.e.d. Speedo to match my autometer gauges for years! Especially if I can make it change when vtec engages... Man I really need to do that.. How exactly did u do ur gauges?
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I think this guy knows more about what he's doing than he's letting on...
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Love all those mods man the led's look sick i love it. But i gota point out you need to get the rims right. atleast get all 4 of them going the same way.
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looks nice.

where and what bulbs did you use and how many?


i was thinking bout doing this but i was lazy. but now i want to do it.
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Man I've been meaning to paint my bezels and and do the blue l.e.d. Speedo to match my autometer gauges for years! Especially if I can make it change when vtec engages... Man I really need to do that.. How exactly did u do ur gauges?
I got mine from autolumination.com. The #24 Tri-Power LEDs. They were kinda pricey at $5.99 a pop, but I pulled the old bulbs out of the original wedge bases and replaced them with the new ones.

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Love all those mods man the led's look sick i love it. But i gota point out you need to get the rims right. atleast get all 4 of them going the same way.
You know, I hadn't noticed that until you mentioned it. The previous owner must have done an x-pattern tire rotation.. I wish I would have noticed this earlier because I just did a front-to-back tire rotation the other day..
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ahaha, nicee nicee. I do like them gauges :3!
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nice mod, good pregress, gauge bezals look nice
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beautiful, those gages look perfect.
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