Introductions Hello all you Honda lovers

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Greek Taxi, Wednesday 13th Jan, 2016.

  1. Greek Taxi New Member Getting Started

    United Kingdom David Shipley
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    Hello

    Just joined your enormous forum.
    Bought an FR-V with the 2.2 diesel in August which replaced the wife's crappy 3-door Corsa.
    I like it. Got it from a dealer after noticing it had Michelin tyres all round. It's now on 118k but I'm hoping to wind it far further than that. I think it's a basic model - no cruise, steel wheels, cloth seats. I'm glad about the steel wheels cos I hate cleaning alloys.
    I'm a Mercedes 190 nut, the Honda is our family car. I've got a diesel 190 that used to be my commuting workhorse and is now on axle stands (for nearly a year), and a late petrol model that I got very cheap (head gasket needed doing) but is a little beauty.
    Came across your site after looking for a guide to changing the FR-V's fuel filter. After driving it a few months I'm finally going through the car and giving it a proper service. Just caught the front brakes in time - pads are like wafer biccies. Tyres are almost finished too. Coming from a RWD car you notice how front-heavy a diesel FWD car is.

    Just one question so far - where's the coolant drain plug on the engine block?

    Here's the FR-V, but the kiddy screen is now gone. Bloody awful thing!

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  2. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    :welcome: to HK David.

    I cannot say that I share you love of Mercs, but we are all different.

    Please :garage:It will help us when helping you.
    http://hondakarma.com/faq/how-do-i-add-my-vehicle-to-the-club-garage.10/

    Your FR-V has the I-CTDI engine. This guide should help you with the fuel filter. It's from an Accord, but the layout should be the same for a 57 plate.
    Only use genuine Honda fuel filters. The after market ones will cause problems. You have been warned.

    http://hondakarma.com/guides/fuel-filter-change-facelift-diesel.3/
     
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  3. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    welcome to the forum :Smile:
     
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  4. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    Welcome to HondaKarma @Greek Taxi :welcome:

    I remember seeing the (then) new MB 190 at the motor show back in the day. My Father needed a new company car, and decided that the 190 was too small in the back. In the end he decided on a Saab 900 (very cool) but for reasons I can no longer remember ended up with the (also new) Vauxhall Cavalier! At least it was the CD 'top of the range' model.

    :goodluck: with the FR-V. Lots of people here who can help with any issues you may find.
     
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  5. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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  6. Greek Taxi New Member Getting Started

    United Kingdom David Shipley
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    Thanks for the welcomes - and the links. That guide to the coolant change looks good.
    FirstHonda - the beauty of the 190 is they were bought by old boys and there are still loads hiding in old folks' garages. Cavalier CD - I can dream. My dad had a 1983 Cavalier LD with 54hp. What a handful that wasn't.
    My 190D isn't much quicker. 72hp. Hold on tight!!
     
  7. Greek Taxi New Member Getting Started

    United Kingdom David Shipley
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    Followed the coolant-change guide you provided SpeedyGee - nice and clear.
    Only thing to add is my block's drain plug is a 17mm (not 14mm), and in February there's no chance of getting the engine warm enough for the fan to kick in. I notice on the FR-V the expansion tank is nice and high so a good squeeze of the top hose while filling should stop any air locks. Anyway, I've had no problems.
    One other issue that cropped up - fumes in the cabin. I thought it was the dreaded exhaust manifold but it turned out to be a copper washer at the base of one of the injectors that was no longer providing a seal. Big relief there. Injector came out easily which bodes well for the future.
     
  8. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Good to hear that the guide came in handy :Thumbup:

    Easy fix too for the fumes :Smile:
     
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  9. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Hello :Bye:and :welcome:to :gohonda:Karma.
     
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