Show Us Your Car I finally have an FR-V!!!

Discussion in '1st Generation (2004-2011)' started by RobsyUK, Saturday 5th Mar, 2016.

  1. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Well 260 miles and I now own a 2010
    FR-V with 60,000 miles 1.8auto EX.

    2 previous owners, Immaculate condition to the point that the bolts underneath look brand new!

    Left my house at 8am to arrive at a black one in Surrey for 10am.
    Couldn't understand what the Rock was doing in front holding the oil cooler pipe off the rad, but then all became clear.
    It was being used to stop the pipe banging about. The FR-V had a front end smash / repair so I instantly dismissed it. -and that the check said it was gray and the paint was a poor attempt at black.
    Phoned the original one I considered a few weeks back but didn't really want to pay £8.5k.

    It was the other side of the M25 near the dartford tunnel around 70miles, slipped the Jazz into warp mode and entered the new postcode in the sat nav.

    Now my sat nav is 15yrs old and a right bitch. I knew she was going to shaft me and she did..
    Rather then drive around the M25 she took me through the heart of London!!

    I was so angry and an hour drive took near on 4!!

    Trying to hide my excitement when I saw the condition was hard (there was a wet patch).

    Managed to get £250 and all seems good.
    There's a tiny wheel wobble at 60mph plus and then there's this noise...

    I don't hear it at low speeds but the faster I get the louder / more frequent it becomes.

    It sounds like a washing machine on high spin but in next doors house.
    Like a rapid pulsing noise.
    Sadly the wind noise drowns it out.
    (It's so hard to explain noises).
    I wondered if possible an unbalanced wheel could cause this noise?
    I checked the rear breaks (low and an advisory on MOT) and they were blooming hot -.

    Any pointers all

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  2. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    glad to hear that you have finally found the one.

    hot brake point to sticking brake caliper. wheel wobble points to an unbalanced tyres and the noise, could be a wheel bearing but get the caliper sorted first and then see if the noise is still there.
     
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  3. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Ooh my that does look immaculate ! Congrats @RobsyUK !

    What condition are the rear tyres in ? Worn rear tyres can make a droning (worn wheel bearing) like noise.
     
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  4. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    image. Thanks for the replies, and I wondered if warn tyres could do it (but wondered how.

    They are mixed treads but have life on them.
    I'll measure the exacts tomorrow.
    Ironically the last 3 not advisories & fails have been because of breaks or tyres - one rear showing cords!
     
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  5. qc2 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    hope you enjoy! my wife has been saying recently she couldn't believe it took us so long to consider an FR-V. can't be without it now.
     
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  6. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    What generally happens is that wear in the fixed rear camber, leads wearing tyres more on the outside. This wear causes the whine
     
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  7. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Just been googling. Maybe I need an adjustable camber kit?

    That align my car app company are literally based next door - pinged an email to see how much it is so check the alignment.
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    Forgot to add!!! 6cd changer too
     
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  8. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Get it added to the Club Garage @RobsyUK
     
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  9. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Will do,
    going to clean it first as it looks filthy after the weather yesterday.
    But reguards the warn fixed rear camber. Any ideas how much it is to fix and would the adjustable be a wise move? @SpeedyGee
     
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  10. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Get 4 wheel laser alignment check donr first buddy, there may not be any issues with yours.

    If needed I think Hardrace and Eibach to dipper adjustable camber arms for the FR-V.
     
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  11. russ.pennington5 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I only ever use the satnav for the last bit of the journey! Otherwise you may find yourself being taken to Scotland on A roads!
     
  12. Nighthawk Guest

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    She looks in lovely condition - needs brighter headlight bulbs though. Great find.
     
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  13. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    image. a Ok the rear breaks are defiantly on constant.

    Now it's a dry day I was able to go for a spin and then smell them. The top edge of the disc is scalding hot.
    They look very new with a small lip.
    Guess I'll take it to a garage to have the pins greased up - I imagine the seller will say they are not covered by warranty
     
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  14. Nighthawk Guest

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    The rear brakes on Hondas have always been a bit of a problem - its usually the piston itself which fouls rather than the pins. Quite an easy job to replace if you need to, but I would argue it out with the dealer first especially if they were a reputable dealer - a caliper seizing within a day of you buying a car is not acceptable.
     
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  16. Bones126 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Nice looking car, congratulations :Thumbup:
     
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  17. Khan Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Congratulations mate.
    The autos are lovely to drive.
     
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