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Wierd car engineering designs

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I guess the engineers nowadays are really up to something.

If you look under the hood of the Civic, you'd notice there is absolutely NO space for any kind of work. This leads to strange engine layouts

The other day when me and my friends were holding a car wash fest, the guy with a Civic Si was changing his headlight bulbs to the white ones. Interesting enough, you have to take out the whole coolant tank to reach the bulbs. I accidently picked it up, and coolant was leaking from it. I started hearing cursing and foul language.

In short, you had to unlatch the battery, and remove the coolant tank for you to get to the bulbs.

Car engineers these days... Or should I say Honda engineers?

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And yet, my car has this...

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...a dead space between the radiator housing and bumper cover so large and deep I actually drove to Orlando and back (~300 miles) with two rags, a detail brush, and a small bottle of glass cleaner inside.

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Speaking of dead space, this reminds me of my friend's Mazda 3. He has the 2.3L DOHC in the hatchback, and with the engine installed, it only took half of the engine bay.

I'll probably buy it off him when he's sick of it (he's thinking about an RX-8 already), and drop a small-block in it. It'll probably fit :scratchchin:

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