So after much turmoil, anguish, joy, some stress and surprisingly no alcohol, the civic head gasket and timing belt installation is complete.
Scrape the head gasket surface and adjust the valves. Double check everything: turn once brainstorm twice. Wrenching everything down and plugging all the sensors in the was satisfying. However, A sense of fear and denial loomed in the back of my head. I double and triple checked everything. Nothing could go wrong…
Click rump rump rump wahh the car sputtered.
Back to the engine bay, what is it?
Double check everything
Wait! The spark plug wires are mixed duh
Plug all the wires in correctly, ‘1342’ it was so simple.
The moment of truth awaits us. Depress the clutch, turn the key…..
She fired up on the first turn.
After a month of having the daily driver out of commission, ol’ drippy is back in business; but with a few less drips.