Introductions Hello, am not panicking,... much

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by tomtom 23, Thursday 7th Jul, 2016.

  1. tomtom 23 New Member Getting Started

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    Hi all,
    If I were not supposed to be going away on Monday I'd be happier with a broken oil filter housing.... and an FR-V on the drive....

    And one of the kids has just been sick!

    I hope the FR-V and my attempts to maintain it will be more straight forward than this...

    :Smile:
     
  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Hello buddy,sorry to hear you broken the oil filter carrier there is no option but to replace the entire thing.
     
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  3. tomtom 23 New Member Getting Started

    United Kingdom Tom Tom Zummerzet
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    Hi there,
    Thanks so much for your reply.,,, Am having kittens here as I need the car Monday...
    I have sourced a new carrier, what worries me is why the old one was only fitted with one- the largest of the 3- o-rings and what damage has been done since it was installed (incorrectly?) ?
    If they are not needed (all 3 o-rings) then why sell them with filters etc.....

    Guessing that as it was a bugger to fit the housing, someone just left off two 0-rings, but why would that be so? ... Missing were smallest and middle, of the 3.
    Ahhhhgg! So many questions....!

    What I really want to hear is,...." *Your* model of FR-V only needs the last 0-ring,, no harm done, and reinstall as you found it"... Somehow I doubt this....
    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  4. Nighthawk Guest

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    Replace it with a new OEM filter. The OEM filters come with the 3 o rings necessary to use on the carrier. Just remember not to install them dry and wipe them with a bit of engine oil before hand.
     
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  5. Nels Moderator Staff Team

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  6. tomtom 23 New Member Getting Started

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    Thanks for the welcome Nels.

    I am typical poor at these forum things, but I plan to get to grips with keeping my FR-V on the road for as long as possible and do what I can to make that cheap-ish. Ooops...

    So,. ....Proper Honda filter body, housing and o-rings- £24.... Considering I broke something I did not understand, on a car, I am pleased to not have had to pay more.
    Of course if fitted perfectly and easily.... given that I'd not double-up the o-rings....

    Now looking at the new air filter that I bought on the 'how hard can it be?' basis....
    I will install that/break something else after we get back from our trip away.

    And to think I was mentally building up to change the fuel filter! Lol!
     
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  7. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    When you change the fuel filter use a genuine Honda one. After market ones will give you problems and then you'll end up getting one anyway.

    If you become a Club Supporter or reach Club Member rank, then you will be able to have discount from HH.

    See the FAQ Section and Rank Titles and Premium Members (Announcement - ) for more details
     
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  8. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    Welcome to HondaKarma @tomtom 23 :welcome:

    Sorry to hear about your issue. Have you managed to get it sorted now?
     
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  9. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Hello:Bye:and:welcome:to:gohonda:Karma
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    Now that you are an active member please note that you are eligible to vote for the Honda of the Month and other awards to members
     
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