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All right guys and gals here is my new red beauty! I am now the proud owner of this lovely 2004 Honda Civic Coupe' 1.7 17DA2 coupled up to an automatic gear box. Of course the engine is junk and it needs a bunch of other work but hey buying it at scrap price how could I turn it down right!?
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50 thoughts on “Eric o. gets a honda civic”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars justin Ballard says:

    I just bought a civic same kinda story. Customer ran mine out of oil. Bought it for 200 bucks. Just bought a used engine for 700 bucks. Throw a timing belt and water pump on it. Got a good gas sipper for 1200 ish. A biden beater as their called lol

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars NightHawk J30 says:

    2004 Honda Civic EX coupe nice little car 🚗

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars claymore cluepile says:

    its ok i guess…..if i was going pour blood sweat and tears into an engine project i'd want to start with a better basic car…..a honda accord at least ….. civic is entry level …. its ok …. but i would never buy a reman civic…..an accord is a car you can warm up to.

    i drive a mazda2 which is maybe the same car as the civic or even a little smaller…..if i drove more than once a week i'd get rid of the tiny mazda…..but it hates to burn gasoline and it is reliable and trouble free….its a good commuter car if you only drive once a week…..but i wish it was a honda accord.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John E. Carr says:

    Another great video.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rufus Connolly says:

    I don't imagine the workaround for the hood latch lasted for very long, I know on my 93 I just went for the replacement cable lol

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Sampson says:

    Eric O fast and Furious!!!

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Oil Can says:

    I have honda I work on. I've learned a lot from the other Eric but I learn more from this Eric.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane says:

    LOL The Money Light!

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars luke codere says:

    The music goes with owning a civic lmao🤣

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars scott McIntosh says:

    In Japan they requior to replace the engine at 60 000 miles so you can get that Japanese engine for 600 bucks !!!

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Make a shop courtesy car

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Yeah after 2 c4 vetted I'd be looking for a bit of rest for my mind

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Looky turkey tracks

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Pimp that ride with raid you got chitmonks

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Lol they got paid for one maybe you should ask for the core

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Lol a civic I had one of them didnt have it long after I was set to put it on the road to my surprise there was a crusty rot hole in the subframe we didnt see

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J R Franco says:

    i have the exact same one and in red also. had i for 5 years with 238k, great little gas saver. a keeper!

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Hanselman says:

    It looks like it has a nice body. Like anything else, a nice body goes a long ways.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Elrique Suave says:

    Car overheating? Shop: Yep, new heater core is need!!! LOL and more than likely didnt even change it and charged the guy. Man some of these places are scum!!! Eric, you are the best mechanic Ive seen and by far have the best car repair channel! Really wish we could clone u and put u in EVERY shop in America!! Including stealerships!

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joshua Lin says:

    She’s a beaut

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MAJOR TOM says:

    Right. Head gasket leak, low on coolant so heater wasn't working right? So they added some coolant, maybe changed the oil mess and charged him for a heater core. Terrible. This is why I have to have a lot of outstanding reviews before taking my cars to anyone.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Shivers says:

    Hello Civic, cant wait to see you all fixed up

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars scott McIntosh says:

    In Japan they make you replace the engine at 60,000 miles for around 600.00 dollars you can buy a used Japanese engine .Scott from N.H.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Garrett's Studio says:

    I had a 92 Civic DX Sedan 5spd Manual I got for 600 bucks and I had it for a year before I bought a 2002 Cavalier Coupe and had that one for 4 yrs and now I have my '13 Honda Fit that I bought brand new the same year and had it ever since and love it!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Puder McGavin says:

    I had an 85 prelude si with 460k on it overheated during the summer I drove that think temp pegged forever shut it down open the cap what it sail top it off repeat. But it wouldn't die lol

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Sz says:

    Are the Chrome rings around the instrument cluster factory, or aftermarket? Makes it look like the a previous owner was a Boy-racer!

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RideCamVids says:

    Its quite easy to re-key any new lock cylinder so they all match the original key set.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars uRiBiTo666 says:

    I have a civic like that one (but it's the sedan) and I love it. Other than the lack of power, it's quite fun to drive. Mine's been dead reliable too, and what little things I've had to fix have been relatively easy.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Phil Lully says:

    Okay kool ya now own a Hondoooo Civic you'll fix it and have a great alternative drive vehicle.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stuart Brooks says:

    that front wheel looks off centre in that arch

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! John Rodrigues says:

    Looks like you may have got a diamond in the rough. I'm going to watch and see how it turns out

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars panzerveps says:

    Now you can see what fits in your Honda.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars riblets1968 says:

    It wouldn't be a Civic if the hood release handle wasn't busted off.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars gary miller says:

    Tell me again ,Eric. Is it a Honda or Hondoo and are they the same? I'm confused.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars alec chamberlain says:

    Feel like twins! Got a 2002 civic ex vtec with a 5 speed, coupe, silver. 103k miles paid 2,000 for it.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Willing Wiener says:

    I've had a few of those 1.7l come in for over heat. I did a pressure test on the cooling system and found the cylinder block had cracked on the exhaust of the engine.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Philippe van den stockt says:

    Fix that puppy!!! 166.000 kms is nothing for a Honda!! My formal Honda Civic Aerodeck had 280.000kms and if Eric O was working on it,the thing was still alive!!

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Makla says:

    ELD p01298 is a faulty load detector from the factory. honda put out a tsb on the 2001-2005 models.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pat Jago says:

    A hondoo? I thought you always said hondon’t!

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pushpush Lambert says:

    Never thought I would hear those words in the same sentence . Toyota and 10mpg.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stevie Athers. says:

    Hi Eric O love your terminology like it’s got a buck 60 on it lol 😆👍🏻🇬🇧

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars drippingwax says:

    Is there a relationship between heater cores and blown head gaskets, aside from not being able to use the heater to save the engine if the core is blown? The heater core in my 2000 Civic stopped working, I bypassed it, and then I blew the head gasket driving seven miles in 70° weather.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dynamic Mobile Detailing & Audio says:

    Worst years of civic ever, 2002-2006. We had 3 of them all had head-gaskets blow all head auto trans replaced. Multiple times. Good luck with it.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheRebuilt1 says:

    Yeah no way the heater core was done, oldest trick in the book, charge for something there is no way an average customer can confirm was/wasn't done. Customer, always ask for old parts back to at least put pressure on shop to know your no nob.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Carlos Moreira says:

    Hondoo!

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rex Anderson says:

    Toyota and Honda have cheap door handles and hood latch handles! Buy American!

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Chiodetti says:

    Good luck!

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars animalcorvair says:

    a chevy cav better car

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ronald Anderson says:

    Huh, We run as you may know by now, a computer shop. People from time to time just leave us with perfectly good laptops with broken screens they don't want to pay to have replaced or even just a bad hard drive. So we have always some laptops in various states of dis-repair. One of the rehabs is what I am using now. I am envious however of people like you and Ivan who have "cars out back" that were left for dead. But oh my, does it take more money, blood sweat and pather pee to bring a rice rocket like that little civic up to usability standards. Still, it must be cool to have the tools, lifts and such to do what you people do. Even though it's real hard heavy dirty work over and over and over. Thanks again for such a great channel Eric and I'm somewhat happy you didn't win the lotto or that would be the end of the SMA youtube videos we all love. God bless you and your family and may all our shops have a prosperous winter. – Gosh that's another thing. The PCs we work on aren't frozen stiff in a parking lot. So I'll go back to just watching you and counting my blessings up here in Summit County Colorado. 😉