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As if front-ending/flipping a deer with my CRX wasnt enough, it appears that mother nature decided to add insult to injury on me the other morning on my way to work. I hadnt even hit cruising speed when a racoon(the size of a small dog) decided to jump out in front of me, knocking out a good portion of the front bumper cover webbing and split the bottom tank on my radiator.

Of course most of this was noted AFTER I had noticed the temp guage climb into the red 5 minutes later, forcing me to make an unscheduled pit stop to find out WHY the temp spiked... I ended up being 2 hours late to work, had to pay a towing bill, and it gets even better... After I replaced the radiator, I took my rex to a reputable honda mechanic to make sure the compression was OK after noticing a little hesitation once started.

Later on that afternoon I get a call at work from my mechanic telling me that my worst fear on the matter was confirmed, the head is probably warped, HG isnt leaking externally, but he thought the compression check indicated it probably was internally, but the head should be resurfacable, even with .020 milled for compression already.. Looks like its just another load of BS repairs to add to the rex before I start getting parts for a K20 build. Ironically, I had forgotten to order my K20 mount kit the night before, but it looks like thatll be held back for a little while now, damn you mother nature :evil:
 

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Wow man, that is some bad luck..... hopefully you can find a decent way to get it fixed back up for cheap...... building the ultimate CRX is never easy though.... . the cars seem to have a way of testing your loyalty to them the entire step of the way.. hang in there man things will get better
 

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I think the thing that makes our CRX projects so much more difficult/time consuming/frustrating at times is because most of us also use the cars as daily drivers, or primary car. I mean think about most people fixing up an old Mustang, or a corvette, they probably only drive those cars on weekends, a couple times a month. Our cars and the mods we do to them really get put to the test of time and abuse because the cars are so damn fun to drive that we do it on a daily basis.
 

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As far as testing my loyalty is concerned, this CRX usually isnt that much of a test..I actually like driving it a little more than I do my coupe w/a GSR swap, it seems a little more "tossable" and usually gets better MPG, at least it did...
For the most part the damage from the racoon is minimal, the webbing can be glued back in, and the radiator has been replaced, and overall the motor (99 D16Y8) looks like itll be OK once the headwork is done. The frontend damage from the deer, according to a body shop friend of mine is minimal considering what I hit, probably some new frontend stuff and slightly pulling the frame on the passenger side should straighten it back up.
Due to the overall condition of the paint, I ended up getting a quart of R63 basecoat from my boss at my last job, at no charge(a value of close to 250 dollars) enough to paint a CRX probably twice.... So overall, I guess my luck with this car hasnt been as bad as it seems right now, but I guess it could be a lot worse..
 

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You uh sure your car wasnt a y-49 originally?
Sorry to hear about your problems sir.
GL on the fix.
 

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I was kind of wondering the same thing, but I still have the honda paint code sticker on the door, and its R63. But within the last 6 months Im beginning to wonder if it was meant to be a Y49..
 
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