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Old 31-01-2019, 09:33 PM   #51
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Great thread James car has come up a treat

This is pretty much exactly what we would have bought if the X-Trail hadn't have come up first ! I think the wife would have preferred the cr-v as its abit more modern than the X-trail but she's getting on with it just fine.

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I think I liked the CR-V and X-Trail because they are pretty similar.
I didn't think the Nissan looked any less modern than the Honda.

My wife was looking forward to driving this over the winter but when we picked it up she thought it was a bit bigger she had imagined.
So she just loves being passenger

Gonna try and get her to take it for a spin over the next couple of weekends
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Only just discovered this thread, what a turnaround!
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Old 24-07-2019, 12:55 AM   #53
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Old 01-08-2019, 01:20 PM   #54
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Not many.
Just been using it daily to be honest.

Done about 10k miles since buying it, been all over the place.

If weather plays fair over the weekend I’ll get it washed and get some up to date pics.
I’ve fitted some genuine Honda chrome side bars which have made it look a lot better imo
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This month, another 12 months MOT on it - nice.

A quick service and health check at Honda.

I had a smoky diesel smell again and it was similar to this time last year, but this time injector seal #4.

£4.70 copper washer later and half hours labour it was fixed.
I had been suffering since the service with the engine being very clattery too.
I though it might have just been the injector seal but it got rid of the smoke but not the noise.

My mate (Honda tech) had crawled all over it trying to figure out what it was and asked if I had put different fuel in recently ?

I put a full tank of Esso diesel in the night before the service, but use that garage every now and again and thought nothing of it.

Ran the tank right down to empty, and filled up with Shell yesterday.
Smooth as butter now

Very unusual, but happily its back to normal.

172k and used every day to go everywhere.
Wont be worried about winter weather this year again.

Off work for half term soon, so it will get a nice pre-winter detail and wax.
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Great work fella. Still at it I see.
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Great work fella. Still at it I see.
Hehe yes mate

Saw you going down the road the other day - hope you and family and dogs all ok?
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Winter update

Had the car over a year now and its been great to use as a daily.
I've actually been more places since I've had this than I've been in years.

All over the country and not been to bothered about leaving it in a car park where its busy, unlike when I take the Porsche or the RS200. I usually try to park away from people to avoid door dings.

This one, it just gets parked up and left.
I've been to Silverstone, Donington twice with Honda Racing for the BSB races and the October race had quite a lot of rain.

I took great delight in hammering across the soaking muddy grass without a care in the world

Car is still looking good, a few recent pics, not great photos, but gives you an idea of how nice the car looks.
Just rolled over 173k miles


IMG_2843 by *JMR*, on Flickr


IMG_2845 by *JMR*, on Flickr


IMG_2847 by *JMR*, on Flickr


IMG_2856 by *JMR*, on Flickr


IMG_2858 by *JMR*, on Flickr


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IMG_2867 by *JMR*, on Flickr

And a gratuitous beading shot which I know you will all love

Sonax BSD mixed 50:50 with Megs Ultimate Quik Detailer.
I really like this mix, it leaves bodywork smoother than BSD alone, but still beads ridiculously.


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Only other thing that I've done to the car is replace all the anti roll bar links and the anti roll bar bushes.

This has made a great difference to the ride quality.
No more crashing and knocking over bumps at all.
Its so smooth now - and I got all the parts for £63 from Eurocarparts, for MOOG ARB links (with 2yr guarantee on parts) and Blueprint bushes.

Fitted at Honda - you'd be hard pushed to imagine how many miles its done when driving it or as a passenger.

Looking forward to many more miles in it - can't see me even thinking of selling it anytime soon.
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Looking good

Definitely doesn’t look it’s age / mileage
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