Introductions Hello everyone - new Honda owner here!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Dan, Sunday 6th Dec, 2015.

  1. Dan Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi all,

    Picked up my 2003 Accord Tourer Type-S last week. Here it is:

    16knc52.

    I have a few things I'm thinking about with it, which I'll need to make some other threads about to get some more details. My wishlist is:
    * Headlight plastic restoration
    * HIDs
    * Rust repairs rear arches
    * Fix/replace the brake switch (intermittent VSA light)
    * Paint the grill black (undecided)

    Dan
     
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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Welcome to Honda Karma @Dan and congrats on the purchase.

    Create a Club Garage entry and we can follow along with your future work on your car. FAQ
     
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  3. Dan Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Thanks. I hope it will last me a few years. I paid £1400 for it and its done 132000 miles.

    Its going in next week for a gearbox oil change and an engine oil change. I'm hoping this will fix the bit of a notchy gearbox I have. It crunches a bit in reverse as well.

    Regarding the rust, I'm not sure what to do. For a £1400 car I won't be spending a huge amount getting this fixed. Its a shame as the rest of the bodywork is almost perfect.

    For the headlights, I've read a couple of guides on here and another site, but I'm still not sure whether its road legal or not to do it? Maybe I'd be better getting some nice white standard halogen bulbs and restoring the headlights?
     
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  4. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Hi Dan, welcome to the forum :Smile:
     
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  5. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    Welcome to HondaKarma @Dan :welcome:

    :goodluck: with the rust issue (I saw another post from you about it).
     
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  6. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Welcome Dan!
     
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  7. Dan Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Car driving nice so far. First MPG result in: 29.6mpg on my Dudley to Walsall daily commute. Not bad I guess, considering the amount of stop start, but I had to drive very gingerly to get that.

    I've had the gearbox oil replaced and it has improved the box. Its still a little stiff to get into first sometimes, but its better than it was.

    Yet to get anyone to take a look at the rust issue.

    Trying to sell my old car is taking longer than I'd hoped. Best way to sell a <£400 old Mondeo? Scrap value is pathetic.
     
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  8. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Gumtree ?
     
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  9. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    HELLO:Bye:and:welcome:to:gohonda:KARMA
     
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