Daily Driver Willy

1st Generation (2004-2011) vehicle added by RobsyUK, Wednesday 6th Apr, 2016

  1. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Rob Milton Keynes
    405
    143
    RobsyUK added a new Honda to the garage:

    Willy

    Check the vehicle's full information here.
     
    Loading...
  2. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Rob Milton Keynes
    405
    143
    Well a new boot tray, private plates and new flat wipes are on the car.
    Today the pollen filters and air filter will be done now it's at 61k
     
    Loading...
    FirstHonda likes this.
  3. DrSam Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Sam Birmingham
    285
    161
    Not sure if you already know but the FR-V has 2 pollen filters.
     
    Loading...
  4. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Rob Milton Keynes
    405
    143
    Oh yes,
    Air filter and pollen filters done.
    Safe to to say that despite the full service history I wonder if the pollen filters were ever changed!

    They were so heavy and even the casing needed a clean

    image. image. image.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Sunday 10th Apr, 2016
    Loading...
    DrSam and SpeedyGee like this.
  5. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Rob Milton Keynes
    405
    143
    image. image.

    Well the new rear calipers & braided hoses are here.

    Just gotta paint them up and then book the car in for brake fluid flush and have the bits installed.
     
    Loading...
  6. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Rob Milton Keynes
    405
    143
    image.
    Small drive out and stumbled across the new Mugen Europe location.
    Right on my door step.
    Result!
     
    Loading...
    SpeedyGee likes this.
  7. DrSam Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Sam Birmingham
    285
    161
    Colour looks good!
     
    Loading...
  8. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Rob Milton Keynes
    405
    143
    image. image. image.
    Getting the calipers ready for install.
    Well I didn't as my hands shake like a junky.

    The lady of the house stepped up and here's the results.

    3 coats later. And as they were over the cooker and unable to move for 24hrs a dirty take away had to be ordered... I promise I didn't plan this :Wink:
     
    Loading...
    Leepolam, SpeedyGee and DrSam like this.
  9. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

    England Speedy Birmingham
    14,999
    5,591
    4
    I'm surprised she actually let you spray in the kitchen in the first place :Smile:

    Looks a job well done !
     
    Loading...
    DrSam likes this.
  10. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Rob Milton Keynes
    405
    143
    image.
    It's Hamarite which goes on with a brush and she does it as I can't be trusted.
    I didn't go near them and I have blue paint on my white top.
    And her head!
     
    Loading...
    legend-ary and DrSam like this.
  11. DrSam Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Sam Birmingham
    285
    161
    Hamarite is heat resistant, right?
     
    Loading...
  12. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

    United Kingdom Legend The Big Smoke
    3,800
    2,258
    6
    so did you sleep in shed with the calipers?
     
    Loading...
  13. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Rob Milton Keynes
    405
    143
    Hamarite is just as good or if not better then caliper paint as it shouldn't chip as easy.
    No she's sleeping for me. My lady likes cars too
     
    Loading...
    legend-ary likes this.
  14. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

    England Speedy Birmingham
    14,999
    5,591
    4
    Hammerite will dull out with heat I'm afraid, I know as I've tried it before on calipers LOL
     
    Loading...
  15. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Rob Milton Keynes
    405
    143
    How long did this take @SpeedyGee as my be camper engine was fine for years...
     
    Loading...
  16. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

    England Speedy Birmingham
    14,999
    5,591
    4
    Probably good few months but maybe longer on the FR-V as you don't tend to brake long and hard as I would in my Accord 2.4. So overall probably not a big issue.
     
    Loading...
  17. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Rob Milton Keynes
    405
    143
    I do a max of 5,000 a year.
     
    Loading...
  18. DrSam Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Sam Birmingham
    285
    161
    Can't wait to see the painted calipers on the car.
     
    Loading...
  19. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Rob Milton Keynes
    405
    143
    image. image.

    Well he is back!!!

    I think I've got so used to the calipers being sticky that the brake pedal now feels soft and as if I'm not slowing down... The speedo shows something different though!

    Hopefully my mph will now improve from the 25mpg I was getting.

    Check out those pipes!

    Next on the list is a visit to Honda for oil & brake fluid change.

    Oh and to paint the carriers :Wink:
     
    Loading...
  20. DrSam Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Sam Birmingham
    285
    161
    Looks mint, I like it. Has the brakes been bled? If not, that could be why it feels soft.
     
    Loading...