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About Laird_Scooby

  • Birthday 04/20/1968

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  1. That's one of the usual causes, the other would be the sunroof drain elbows (Honda call them valves) in the boot area. This was my 827, i'm fairly certain the other Honda models are similar. The sunroof drain downpipe is the glossy black pipe hidden just behind the upside down U shape clip more or less in the centre and feeds in to the "valve" which is matt black. The outleet of the valve is like a set of lips that tend to go hard with age/limescale and restrict the outflow, if the join isn't watertight to the downpipe then it leaks from there as a result.
  2. I'd say that's what he means. Some people just tick all the options when listing and if challenged say something like "it tells you if you have a bulb out, that's driver information isn't it?". It's often called s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g a point.................................
  3. Those are the positive bits and why i reacted with a hand-clap in case you're wondering. New eras can be daunting - scary even but i'm a big believer in everything happening for a reason, some good will come out of the whole situation!
  4. Only to be expected from a horrendous diesel converted from a peach of a petrol engine by Peugeot and Ford. I'm glad about that - i nearly bought an E-Class (S124) when i was looking and bought my CR-V, good to know Honda ride quality in general is better than Mercedes. Is your Elysion a CVT jobby then? The V6 would probably have been better on petrol as it's a "normal" automatic rather than a "rubber band" thing. Getting it up to normal road speeds would help though. Have a quick look at this page, one post is comparing my local LPG price and the economy i get from it Vs economy on petrol and my local BP Ultimate price. While i'm one of the most pro-LPG people on here (maybe the most pro) i can't justify the cost of going somewhere special for it when the different consumption figures outweigh the cost saving. Likely to get worse with what's going on in the Middle East and Russia, now that senile Joe Biden has stopped LPG (or propane as they call it stateside) production plants being built.
  5. Needs a fair bit of welding T781 STT HONDA ACCORD Check another vehicle Colour Silver Fuel type Petrol Date registered 23 June 1999 MOT valid until 30 January 2024 Get an MOT reminder by email or text. Download test certificates If you think the MOT expiry date or any of the vehicle details are wrong: contact DVSA. Date tested 23 January 2024 FAIL Mileage 178,094 miles Test location View test location MOT test number 1905 2812 8082 Repair immediately (major defects): Nearside Front Headlamp aim projected beam image is obviously incorrect (4.1.2 (c)) Offside Rear Subframe mounting prescribed area excessively corroded significantly reducing structural strength sill at rear excessive corrosion near rear subframe front mount point (5.3.6 (a) (i)) Nearside Rear Subframe mounting prescribed area excessively corroded significantly reducing structural strength sill at rear excessive corrosion near rear subframe front mount point (5.3.6 (a) (i)) Offside Rear Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint excessively worn (5.3.4 (a) (i)) Nearside Rear Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint excessively worn (5.3.4 (a) (i)) Offside Front Suspension arm ball joint dust cover no longer prevents the ingress of dirt lower arm ball joint dust boot insecure (5.3.4 (b) (ii)) Offside Front Service brake excessively binding (1.2.1 (f)) Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories): Nearside Rear seat belt slow retracting both front seat runners slight movement Oil leak, but not excessive engine/gearbox oil leak (8.4.1 (a) (i)) power steering fluid leak Fuel Pipe/s corroded Rear Anti-roll bar pin or bush worn but not resulting in excessive movement both rear D bushes worn (5.3.4 (a) (i)) Offside Front Coil spring corroded (5.3.1 (b) (i)) Front brake pads worn Suspension arm pin or bush worn but not resulting in excessive movement multiple bushes perishing around vehicle, no excessive play found (5.3.4 (a) (i)) Could be made good with a planned sequence of repairs, get to MoT standard and do the rest piecemeal over a few months. A decent service would probably sort the VTEC problems as well and quite likely fix half the leaks described!
  6. Having done (and also NOT done) some swaps in my time, one thing i can say for certain is that both parties will need to be happy before the swap (whether that includes a cash adjustment either way or not) happens. If one party isn't happy with the swap being offered, it ain't gonna happen! I know this sounds like common sense and i'm pretty sure both of you realise this as well but it's always nice to double-check before you get too deeply involved/invested - ultimately if you get to the viewing with potential to do the swap that will be the final crunch time. If it doesn't live up to expectations on either side, walk (or should i say drive) away. Without wishing to put words in Petes mouth, i'm fairly sure he'd say the same or at least, similar.
  7. Wrong colour, engine and transmission for me sadly. Had a vague embryo of an idea but it won't work with that combo for me.
  8. Quite likely if the battery is a bit on the old or fragile side ^^^^^
  9. Something else worth checking is the battery condition, especially since we've just exited the New Ice Age. If a battery is low and taking an abnormally large amount of charge, while it won't put the charge warning light on there might not be enough spare to cover the EFi system and also voltage variations can cause glitches in the system. Try Petes method above, if that seems to work for a while, repeat it but leave the batery cables disconnected and do an overnight trickle charge, preferably from a dumb charger. Then touch the battery cables together (before reconnecting to the battery) for about 30 seconds and see how things go from there. If it still throws up the EML, read the codes and go from there.
  10. Just an extra vote for Stus recommendations on cambelt and kit, i've not had a problem with Gates myself but can definitely recommend Blueprint as being excellent quality. That said, the Gates belts i've used have been on standard engines, SOHC and 2 valves per pot.
  11. Welcome aboard - belatedly! Life has got in the way of living for the past few months for me but settling down again now thankfully! The Elysion is gaining ground as a very popular choice among people who want the "thinking mans sheeple carrier" - in other words, not for sheeple! Hope you enjoy it! Keep thinking about one myself but since finally overcoming the horrendous fuel consumption of my CR-V (Accord in a breeze-block dress) i think i'll stick with it but i do miss that V6 growl/howl although i do have something that gies it to me!
  12. Those people really wind me up! 🀬 Especially those Just Stop Oil idiots that block roads creating so many emissions from people sat there with their engines idling, not to mention ambulances and other emergency service vehicles not being able to get past! If i had my way, they would be converted into fuel for all those vehicles..............
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