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Pompey Andy

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  1. A new clutch will be good, as said before my Accord done 257K on the same clutch and was fine, so I'm surprised the clutch has been changed, was it used for towing. The heated seats may be something simple like fuses, they also only work when sat on them , in case you have just been feeling with your hand. Happy motoring
  2. The oil you have in the CRV is synthetic, any good quality Synthetic 0W-30 will do. I have a 2011 CRV same as yours, mines an auto, and things to look out for in my experience are: 1: The front struts and lower arms will do about 110K then will need replacing as the 2.2 is a lump. 2: I had an issue around 90K when the car would cut out occasionally, it would start straight away after but a bit scary. This was cured with a software update. 3: Issue with exhaust manifold leaking, as these are two parts welded together. They were recalled and fixed for free if less than 100K a
  3. But not as comfy as the CRV and won't be able to get the Grandkids in. Maybe I can have both, not sure Mrs N would approve.
  4. Well been out in the Type R and it goes like the wind. Holds the road well and the gear box is so smooth and pulls easy when low revs. I want one
  5. Well it's here the new Type R GT, smaller big fin, slightly larger wheels and tyres. He has to run it in for 500 miles, that must be a killer all that power there but can't use it yet. 182 mph apparently, the engine bay is full of engine and turbo, a beautiful looking machine.🤤
  6. How about have the rear diff oil changed, that's normally about 60K miles. About £100 at the garage but may be worth asking for it to be done before you buy. My 2011 CRV is just coming up to 116K and it needs it's front struts changed, that's the only issue I have had. Oh forgot about the firmware update. I had an issue with the car cutting out randomly, this was found to be a software update, been fine since.
  7. Falken tyres are good mid range for wear, I do 30,000 a year and last over a year.
  8. I had a 2010 Accord 2.2 CDTI Tourer. 80K on the clock when I bought it, had it 5 years 257K when I got rid of it. Only let it go because the exhaust filter light came on and the wife no longer wanted to drive our CR, I could have had the filter cleaned for a £120. Other than that everything worked perfectly, all electrics, air con, great sound system, electric tail working fine as well which was an issue on the early ones. Below is a list of the things that I did have to change. The manifolds on these were two parts welded and they would leak, but most were changed by Honda under warranty
  9. Hi Trevor yeah all safe in the family, but the wife has lost her father and her best friends mother to the virus. Hope you and yours are all well. I had Nexans on the Accord 30K no problem, so may give them a try. A tyre shop in Farlington have Bridgestones for £110 each if you buy two, they are normally £135. Take care Andy
  10. Gonna need some new tyres for the CRV soon ☹️, it seems to eat the front ones. I have Dunlops on all round, anyone suggest a cheaper alternative that is just as good.
  11. I'm lucky and still working as I work at a Data Centre, but has to be Elbow for me for easy driving, then Annie Mac on Radio One Friday night on the way home. Party
  12. What mileage have you done, and do you think it has been towing a caravan, not often springs snap is it
  13. He currently has a 1500 Civic, do you think he'll notice the difference. He was looking at the Hyundai i30N as he didn't like the boy racer fin. But when he visited the Honda showroom the salesman told him about the new Type R
  14. I'm so jealous my colleague at work has put his name down for a new Type R, more suited for the older gent as it doesn't have the boy racer spoiler. Apparently it has been lowered to compensate for the spoiler, it looks the dogs.
  15. Hi Simon, I agree with Trevor try the CRV great family car for young and older children. Loads of room, all the gadgets and very reliable.
  16. As Trevor says there maybe a CD stuck in there. There are loads of tips on the web and youtube about how to get stuck cd's out. Thin knife with electrical tape wrapped around it the wrong way for instance.
  17. Mind you I was surprised that there was no indicator light to warn me rather than the scraping noise, but now know. Is it the same for the front brakes. Cheers Andy
  18. Hi Trev, you were correct it was new pads and discs as the were below the minimum as well. £303 all in so not too bad and the first time I have had to change them since I got the car. I had the rear diff fluid changed at 65K as I was getting vibration on the steering wheel.
  19. DA, have just started getting a metallic scraping noise from the rear nearside when turning right. It's going in tomorrow as they said it might be the brake rear plate scratching. Do the 2011 CRV's have brake sensors on them, and the other strange thing is when I apply the brake it stops the grinding noise. May be a wheel bearing I guess it has 92K on the clock.
  20. Hi Guys, I once asked about LEDs bulbs but was told by the guy in Halfords that it wasn't a god idea to fit them retrospectively as it will mess around with the car sensors. Not sure if that is the case.
  21. Just an update the car has been fine with no incidents, have 1 tank Shell, then 1 Supermarket and all good. I fill up every 3 days so will be reaping both the Nectars and the Shell loyalty points. It's on an app now so just show them the Shell barcode on your phone and its logged that you've been in.
  22. Well I have had 3 days now with the Supermarket diesel and all good, but will be using Shell in the future. I agree Trevor there is always a raised heartbeat and fingers crossed when I'm in the outside lane overtaking a line of trucks, but I'm sure the confidence will come back.
  23. Hi Trevor, the Italian tune up was done a couple of weeks back. The car has been fine since the last stop on the Monday of the software update. I have put Supermarket fuel in this week though just to try and pinpoint the issue.
  24. I put Esso in last week and my issue with the cutting out stopped, but put Supermarket in this week to see if it was that causing the issue, will let you know. That was 5p a litre more though in the Esso, the local Shell is only 2p more so will be Shell from now on if they keep it that price.
  25. Good Morning All, just wondering if anyone has had issues using supermarket diesel rather than a brand name such as Esso or Shell. I know the brands claim that their diesel has better cleaning agents and you should get better mpg, but is that the case. Any suggestions
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