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1995 Honda Civic - Living It

Riding Shotgun with the Editors.

Jul 21, 2011

’95 Honda Civic

After 16 years of faithful service, my Civic’s radiator decided to call it quits. My OEM radiator unexpectedly failed, as plumes of coolant and steam billowed from under the hood just as we returned from lunch one recent day. The OEM Honda Civic uses a half-width, single-core, 16mm- (5/8-inch) thick radiator, designed with plastic end tanks pressed onto an aluminum/copper/brass core. Plastic end-tank radiators are lightweight and cost-effective to manufacture, but possess a shorter lifespan due to constant heat cycling, which causes them to become brittle and degrade over time. A quick call to Koyo Radiators netted a Koyo R-Core aluminum radiator, with its 53mm (2.08-inch) dual core, allowing for better efficiency in dissipating heat along with its larger coolant capacity. The Koyo radiator’s tubes, fins, end tanks, and brackets are brazed in a state-of-the-art Nocolok furnace, bonding all components to resist damage, and eliminating future end-tank leaks. A quick radiator swap in our office parking lot, and I was back on the road just in time to make it home to watch the first round of Dallas Mavericks playoff basketball. Go Mavs!

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Senior Editor
Scott TsuneIshi

New Two-Car Garage

I’ve been at my new pad and two-car garage for a while now, but have been waiting to make some security-deposit-threatening changes before I tear into any serious work. I took the past weekend to set up some plastic shelves, mount a wooden one (along with some pegboard), wire in an overhead light, mount a power strip, and clean up the place. First order of business: swap a Miata subframe, clutch, and brakes. More next month.

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