Join Date: May 2018
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Project Integra (95) Sat for 2.5 years
1995 Acura Integra GS-R BLK/BLK . My Plan is to post progress pics and look for friendly advice on how to handle situations.
As the description says, the vehicle has been sitting for 2 years or longer. Previously owned by my brother from 2010 till 2018. Recently i purchased it because its been sitting for so long that i got tired of looking at a project that doesnt want to be worked on.
Recently I jacked it up to have it sit on four jack stands. it was sad to find out that the rear passenger side jack point completely folded into the frame from all the rust. I lifted in a safe local position with some wood on the lift and safely secured the vehicle on four stands.
Other than the major rust issue, I will be looking forward to getting the engine up and running again, (which seems like the easy part compared to the rust issue i will eventually tackle)
I have done plenty of research and know the basic steps to preparing an engine to be started after sitting for a long time. IE siphon out old gas and replace with new gas, replace oil, oil filter, gas filter, spark plugs, plug wires, ignition coil cover, and a special cylinder lubricator spray for pre first ignition cranking.
I would like to hear some friendly words of advice from anyone willing to take the time to give me some constructive critisism.
Thank you for reading, and I will be posting more to come.
05/18/18 Friday Evening
Used Acid on the wheels to remove all Break Dust.
Used Steam Cleaner inside the engine bay after dry cleaning for a quick simple clean.
Removed both Driver and Passenger Seats and vacuumed all dirt and debri.
Lift the vehicle onto 4 jack stands.
05/22/18 Tuesday Morning..
Performed OIL CHANGE / FILTER CHANGE
Opened Air Intake to Spray some Starter Fluid
(TANK WAS EMPTY) *SUPRIZED ME* Put 5 gallons fresh fuel mixed with a bottle of SEAFOAM
Grabbed a Battery Jumper and CRANKED
Engine started rough, then PERRRD. Engine is up and running!
>>>Checked the Coolant and still bright green with decent protection. (SHOULD I CHANGE IT?)<<<
06/02/18 Sunday Afternoon
Bought some tools. Rustolium spray products-
Rust Reform spray, Underbody spray, Primer Filler spray, Black Gloss spray, Engine Cleaner Spray, Brake Parts Cleaner Spray
Spin Wire brush kit for electric drill
Rust and Paint remover attachment
Multi grit sandpaper and block
So I gone about grinding for about 2 hours and took off the plastic parts around the rust. I wire brushed the majority of it and put the rust and paint remover to use. Look at the photos to see how its looking. Any ideas for me?
Last edited by Aaron Lang; 06-04-2018 at 10:41 PM.
Reason: Updates—Removing rust