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  1. CAT and Front Down Pipe 02

    by , 28-01-2011 at 10:39 PM (Today at Atelier Kaz - Private NSX Enthusiast, ex-Honda R&D engineer with F1, Indy/CART background)


    Time to put everything back on the car.


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    Noticed that someone already tried to alter the position of the CAT by modifying the rubber mount.

    This method was noticed on several other areas.



    New exh. gaskets and self locking nuts.


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  2. CAT and Front Down Pipe 01

    by , 28-01-2011 at 10:35 PM (Today at Atelier Kaz - Private NSX Enthusiast, ex-Honda R&D engineer with F1, Indy/CART background)

    While waiting for the liquid gasket to cure, worked on the CAT heatshield for the noise issue.


    It would have been easier if I just trimmed the small portion of the horizontal metal bar at the aftermarket diffuser to widen the gap in order to prevent the CAT from scratching against it.

    However, I was worried about the long term strength/durability of the metal bar so decided not to do so and went for the more time consuming option.


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  3. Oil Pan 03

    by , 28-01-2011 at 10:30 PM (Today at Atelier Kaz - Private NSX Enthusiast, ex-Honda R&D engineer with F1, Indy/CART background)

    Unless you take the engine out and set the engine/cylinder block upside down, you only have very short time to keep the oil pan mating surface oil free after wiping it down with the brake cleaner.



    Not much photos here as I was dealing with the liquid gasket which needs only 5min before it starts to cure so had to be really quick in installing everything.


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  4. Oil Pan 02

    by , 27-01-2011 at 11:42 PM (Today at Atelier Kaz - Private NSX Enthusiast, ex-Honda R&D engineer with F1, Indy/CART background)
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    The rubber gasket was not installed properly and misaligned resulting in oil pan not seating properly.


    In fact, it managed to cut through small part of the rubber gasket causing more leakage.


    From the service history, it looked like this was done while this NSX was in Japan.


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  5. Oil Pan 01

    by , 27-01-2011 at 11:27 PM (Today at Atelier Kaz - Private NSX Enthusiast, ex-Honda R&D engineer with F1, Indy/CART background)
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    I carried out the TB service on this NSX recently and as the result, there was no more oil leakage from the valve cover gasket area.


    Thus, the surface of engine/cylinder block above the oil pan was very dry.


    However, the top section of the oil pan was already wet all the way round even after it was cleaned recently so it is definitely leaking from the pan gasket area.


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