Introductions Hi from Bridgnorth!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Zebster, Monday 23rd Feb, 2015.

  1. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Hi everyone, I'm Seb.

    I've owned my 2005 diesel tourer for nearly 7 years and in that time have done quite a few repairs, some major but most minor.

    I look forward to taking part in technical discussions!
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Hey @Zebster Welcome along please do upload pictures of your car into the Garage. :Hey:
     
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  3. Ricki_5thGenCoupe Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    welcome buddy, seems like your already quite handy but hope we can help!
     
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  4. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Thank you for your speedy welcomes!

    I'll take some pictures sometime and work out how post them. But please don't get too excited, as I'm not one for keeping a tidy car - it's just an old tatty indigo blue tourer. But it does go remarkably well, even though it's done over 160k miles and tends to be a bit neglected, e.g. serviced at irregular intervals and repaired as cheaply as possible.
     
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  5. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Welcome to HondaKarma @Zebster. Sounds like she has served you well so far.

    Just be careful not to neglect the oil changes. Otherwise the diesel engine will expire on you :Aghast:
     
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  6. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    She's been brilliant and is a long way from expiring! Only really big issue has been timing chains.
     
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  7. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Ahhh.... that's what I was eluding to. You will get timing chain issues if you don't religiously change the oil every 6K miles or so.

    Sounds like that issue has already hit you ?
     
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  8. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Welcome @Zebster :welcome:

    Smashing part of the country you're in.

    @SpeedyGee (the name is a giveaway) has beaten me to it again. The timing chain has one weakness - oil changes.
    They need to be at around every 6k to keep the chain healthy.

    Good to have you on board. :Hey:
     
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  9. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Possibly the soot build-up did cause the cam chain wear, but my problem was mainly due to the inferior tensioners used on the 2004/2005 engines. I always change the oil well before the suggested 12.5k mile limit (maybe a tad over 6k though) and even then can see how shockingly bad the soot build-up gets. But I don't know how this compares to other diesel engines?
     
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  10. John Dickson Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Hello Seb welcome to HK :welcome:
     
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  11. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Welcome Seb, sounds like you have a reliable workhorse on your hands :Smile: If you've already been bitten by the timing chain bug, there's not too much to worry about from here on out with the early i-CTDIs.
     
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  12. Racy Jace Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Hi Seb :welcome:. Another local member I see. I actually used to work in Bridgnorth. It was the reason for me getting my Accord.
     
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  13. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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