Well lets make the 1st new thread into the new 7th Generation section of HK a diesel fault shall we! I started my car earlier this week from cold and left it shut and running while I was looking over it, giving it the pre MOT inspection just to make sure I didn't have a blown bulb or something, and when I got back in it I noticed a exhaust smell coming through the central air vent. Hedging my bets on the manifold I unscrewed the three bolts holding the heat shield down and noticed the bottom of the middle and right bolts had soot on them. After a quick inspection with the torch result is the welds around the cylinder 4 port are cracked. the rest of the exhaust is clean. I went down my local Honda dealership who checked the mileage and asked me to provide the cars service history. I've serviced the car myself since it's been out of the 3 year warranty but I've used all genuine Honda parts. So they've asked me to provide all the receipts I had, which I did today along with the MOT certificate to prove the mileage. I also explained to them my service regime which is half what Honda recommends. The guy at the dealers also agreed it was a very good idea doing 6000 mile oil changes on the I-CTDI. I should hear back next week what Honda UK will agree to, if anything. I understand that as the service work hasn't been carried out by Honda, even though I've used genuine parts, they may well just refuse the claim completely. I will be very surprised if due to that fact they agree to do all the work. As all my parts have been genuine they may agree just to supply the manifold but I'll have to wait and see. I've already asked how much the labour charge would be which will make it cost effective if they just supply the manifold.