So I installed my eK&N SRI a couple weeks ago and so far so good, no CEL. The pipe and fittings are a $50 setup from eBay and I bought a genuine K&N filter, which came with a sticker so the setup looks legit! My thought is that the car doesn't know if there's a $50 or $300 piece of metal tube attached to the throttle body--it's the filter that counts. No gains in power obviously, but it sounds awesome, especially as vtec kicks in.
Oh, and the dealer I bought the car from had claimed to change the oil and filters, but strangely, the air filter I pulled out appeared to be the original!
Winter is just around the corner so I used this weekend's nice weather to get the 6-6 winterized. It got a good wash and I put down a base of M-sealer and topped with a coat of Ice Spray wax. I've had good luck with this combo as it needs to stand up to a Maine winter. The Tire Kicker is easy to put on and looks really good, until it wears off.
Look at it sparkle!
I'm happy that I can use the 17" wheels from my beloved Mazda 6 wagon on the Accord. These were my winter wheels for the wagon and they'll be my winters for the Accord. I had painted them black and they could use a touch up.
Well, I'll admit that my cheap intake experiment didn't work out. CEL would come on and go off by itself intermittently due to running rich. So it had to come off, but if course I got accustomed to that great sucking sound. So I bought the Takeda SRI and installed it without any issues. Looks great, sounds great, no CEL.
This weekend I finally got around to painting my calipers red with some leftover POR-15. The rims don't show much but at least now there's a little touch of color on this wall of silver. Kind of goes with the taillights.