1st Generation (2004-2011) vehicle added by RobsyUK, Wednesday 6th Apr, 2016
RobsyUK added a new Honda to the garage:
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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
Not sure if you already know but the FR-V has 2 pollen filters.
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
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.
Small drive out and stumbled across the new Mugen Europe location.
Right on my door step.
Colour looks good!
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
I'm surprised she actually let you spray in the kitchen in the first place
Looks a job well done !
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!
Hamarite is heat resistant, right?
so did you sleep in shed with the calipers?
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
Hammerite will dull out with heat I'm afraid, I know as I've tried it before on calipers LOL
How long did this take @SpeedyGee as my be camper engine was fine for years...
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.
I do a max of 5,000 a year.
Can't wait to see the painted calipers on the car.
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
Looks mint, I like it. Has the brakes been bled? If not, that could be why it feels soft.
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