Eric's CRX had one of the worst installs I had ever seen. The hood rubbing had resulted in two large rub marks, that appeared as if someone had rubbed a thumb sized piece of sand paper against the valve cover for days. Or weeks. And the front mount was non-existent, instead allowing the RS-R header to rest on the front crossmember. The driver's side motor mount was covered in globby welds, and was fragile looking, and the passenger side mount was a nightmare also. I could not believe he was able to drive the car at all, much less tolerate it for more than three months.
Eric talked with Gil of the Place Racing, and checked out his shop. Eric was somewhat reluctant to entrust his CRX to another So-Cal shop, after his last experience. Apparently Gil's workmanship or his way with words convinced Eric to make an appointment to have his B16a re-installed.
Here is Eric's report.
Got home from work on Friday around 6Pm. Went straight to bed.
Three nightmares later (all about leaving my car with a SoCal shop), I
awoke at 1Am.
Gilbert and Robert showed up at 8Am. Once the crx was in, shop was closed for the day to other customers.
The shift linkage is now also a Place Racing item.
My drive axles acutally sit nice and straight now... amazing.
The valve cover no longer hits... amazing.
And all work was done by 4Pm.
I was on my way back to SF by 6Pm. Arrived at 11:30Pm. In bed my 12Am.
The crx is now quiet, doesn't rattle anymore, completely different...
I would recommend Place Racing to any one out there.
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