Previously Owned 1999 HONDA HR-V

1st Generation (1999-2006) vehicle added by MickyB, Thursday 9th May, 2013

  1. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    DeviateDefiant added a new Honda to the garage:

    1999 HONDA HR-V

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  2. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    MickyB updated 1999 HONDA HR-V

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  3. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Ok as some of you have seen in the HR-V section my baby has been running a bit rough, the suspicion was that it was maybe the exhaust manifold.
    Well yesterday I managed to get into it just the bottom bolt on the heat shield is solid so I got the top 2 out and pulled the shield forward, we had discussed various was of locating the possible leak none of which I needed because the cause was quite apparent.
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    The first photograph is the front of the down pipe and the second I have placed a mirror behind to show the crack in the back of the pipe.
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    I have got an offer on a replacement just waiting for a reply so what I am going to do is a quick emergency repair today.
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    What I intend doing is to firstly clean off the area around the crack.
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    Fill the crack and surrounding area with gun gum paste and then just for added extra wrap with the exhaust bandage.
     
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    Crack filled. Not the easiest of jobs when you can't see behind it.(covered the mirror in the stuff) image.
    Bandage in place
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    And the final piece is to lock wire it in place image.
    And now the moment of truth start up and warm it up and see if it's still blowing or not....fingers crossed
     
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  5. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Well no blowing, a little steam where the stuff is drying out so engine off and let it dry under its own steam.
    :likeit::GoodJob:
     
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  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    don't be revving the nuts off as it will leak in no time that won't hold.

    That manifold needs to come off and properly welded and dressed.
     
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  7. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Now that stuffs on there will be easier to just replace the whole manifold, rather than try and clean that up and then weld.
     
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  8. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    That's my intention there was an issue with the one I was making an offer on as they had cut one of the three studs off that connects to the exhaust section. Only noticed it at the last minute so had a lucky escape. Getting varied prices from parts net .
     
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  9. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    3 weeks and still holding just had a quick look and not a sign of it cracking. But still looking for a replacement.
     
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  10. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Found one on EBay am waiting for his reply to my offer
     
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  11. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    You drive like driving miss daisy, so you surprised it hasn't leaked. I will have it farting and spluttering 200 meter from your house.
     
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  12. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    It's cause it's such a good repair matey that's why.
    But the one I've found is under half the price of the salvage parts websites they are all asking between 90 - 120 quid plus postage.
     
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  13. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Yeah I believe ya , light footed daisy. Good deal on the refurbished one.
     
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  14. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Light footed my bum.
    I got it for £38:Happy: and free postage:Niceone:
     
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  15. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Sorry but no pictures as its been a bit of a do. But on the way home on Saturday morning I started to get a loud squeal from the brakes when I put my foot down. Immediate thoughts pads and discs. So I quickly scourced these

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