Car: 2007 VBP FD2
Join Date: 29th February 2012
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K24 Frankenstein FD2
Hi folks, have been weighing up my options and not seeking sympathy
Due to a massive misadventure I filled my engine with standing water last Sunday. We were on a civinfo run that I organised in the southwest of scotland(brilliant rds). Unfortunately we came across standing water. As lead car I tried to cross as I seen 2 Cars in front getting through the other side! Massive costly mistake on my behalf the road had a massive dip and12"+of water in the middle. Nearly got through pushed car last 10m out of water. Pulled pipe from grill to mugen air box water flowed out. Pulled pipe from tb water pissed out both sides! Got car recovered to the Kats.
Bottom end is shot- head seams to be ok on scope inspection. Thankfully due to the fact I was rolling through at minimum revs.
So I have been left with an insurance claim option- Honda uk cannot supply a complete jdm engine- cost I had for a new fn2 engine and fitting would have written the car off so..
My only sensible option is:
We have sourced a k24 with 20k on the clock- it will be forged parts ordered will post updates later on parts list.
On back order is a engine mount from a USA spec crv, which could hold the rebuild up. Hopefully there is no nasty surprises when the heads stripped
In addition to the build- ill get my assist meters fitted, -100 cell sports cat, some painted engine parts and blue Samco or similar hoses fitted.
The worst part of my story is last Friday I got my mugan manifold and exhaust system fitted along with my spoon tb and thermostat. On the sat the Kat mapped my at 251.7 with vtec kicking in at 4700. It was a completely different car to drive- so quick responsive on and of the throttle. Short lived fun! But I was having so much fun it should be illegal probably was
As they say there's alight at the end of every tunnel (costly tunnel for me )
Looking forward to getting my frankenstein k24/k20 fd back- that first drive will be fun!
2007 R 001884
Tinted Glass, JDM wind deflectors. Mugen manifold and system. Spoon TB and thermostat. Oem carbon bonnet. Spoon carbon mirrors. Chargespeed carbon splitter.J's Racing carbon rear diffuser.