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That has also changed. There are three different severity of fail. The 1st being that you can drive the car away, fix it then re-book it. I believe that last classed as a dangerous fail, the garage is not meant to let you drive it away without a car transporter.
Seems to be turning into a new ball game getting an MOT if the garage is strict.
Has anyone confirmed if LED is going to be classed the same as HID?
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Seems to be turning into a new ball game getting an MOT if the garage is strict.
Has anyone confirmed if LED is going to be classed the same as HID?
I know if you have Tyre Deflation warning that if the light is on, it's a fail. It'll be interesting to see a garage refuse to let an owner take their car away though.. If any of you have your DPF gutted, it's a fail, as any sign of smoke out of a Diesel exhaust is also a fail. Going to be a lot of Scrap Yards full of Diesels.

Looks to me as though the new MOT will take a lot of older DERV cars off the road which is a shame as this is going to be a big hit on those who can afford it least.
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Well I was lucky cause it had 'dangerous' on mine - broken coil spring. I wanted genuine Honda part which the garage weren't going to use so I took it to another garage got it fixed and went back following week to pass the retest.
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Well I was lucky cause it had 'dangerous' on mine - broken coil spring. I wanted genuine Honda part which the garage weren't going to use so I took it to another garage got it fixed and went back following week to pass the retest.
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Well I was lucky cause it had 'dangerous' on mine - broken coil spring. I wanted genuine Honda part which the garage weren't going to use so I took it to another garage got it fixed and went back following week to pass the retest.
The new rules come into effect in May
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that was double lucky for me. my old mot expires 7th May '18 the new one now expires '19 now
The certificate doesn't look that great as if someone printed a webpage from their home computer
I try to get my car serviced a month before MOT this way any faults they find I can get them fixed and hopefully pass the test with flying colours, well that's the idea but it didn't work a few weeks ago.
I took it for full service and asked mechanic to check the car fully cause I have an MOT test in afternoon, it was £10 from groupon so I couldn't say 'no', but it failed in afternoon. The 'junior' mechanic didn't bother checking the suspension.
MOT tester said if they had taken wheels off they'd have seen it easily the broken spring. Just goes to show going to an independent Honda specialist garage doesn't mean you get 'good' service. And then they were gona put an eibach spring on one side... thanks to the *** on this site I was advised to stick with OEM genuine Honda springs and change both which I did but different garage!
might take car for next service to Honda Dealership and take the financial 'hit' at least they will give the car a good check over just before MOT
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that was double lucky for me. my old mot expires 7th May '18 the new one now expires '19 now
The certificate doesn't look that great as if someone printed a webpage from their home computer
I try to get my car serviced a month before MOT this way any faults they find I can get them fixed and hopefully pass the test with flying colours, well that's the idea but it didn't work a few weeks ago.
I took it for full service and asked mechanic to check the car fully cause I have an MOT test in afternoon, it was £10 from groupon so I couldn't say 'no', but it failed in afternoon. The 'junior' mechanic didn't bother checking the suspension.
MOT tester said if they had taken wheels off they'd have seen it easily the broken spring. Just goes to show going to an independent Honda specialist garage doesn't mean you get 'good' service. And then they were gona put an eibach spring on one side... thanks to the *** on this site I was advised to stick with OEM genuine Honda springs and change both which I did but different garage!
might take car for next service to Honda Dealership and take the financial 'hit' at least they will give the car a good check over just before MOT
Before you take it to Honda take a look at the picture attached. When I got my 9G with 27k on the clock my local Honda "Parks Irvine" stamped the service schedule for its second service. Part of that service is to at least check the Air Filter. Does this look like and air filter 6 month old? I rest my case. Full Honda service history means Jack mate.. Buy OEM service kit from Cox where you get a forum discount and keep the receipts and do the service yourself. That way you have the peace of mind that the job has been done and a sense of well being that you did it yourself. I complained to Parks Irvine who fobbed me off then complained to Honda UK who backed up Parks... Moral of the story, Trust what you do yourself.
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oh yes that's pretty shocking if they didn't check the air filter. i think i remember seeing this picture of your filter on another post.
i change my air filter every 6 months even if it's slightly dusty. And my Pollen filter, i was pretty chuffed when i first change that! Yes you might laugh but it was an experience cause i had to pull a few panels off to get to it and then there was the issue of which way to put it in 'air flow in' etc...

i don't know how to change fuel filter and oil filter and do the oil change. There's no link on this website to explain how to change the oil filter on a diesel 2.2litre Civic, i've checked the 8th gen site.

I'm not car savvy so unsure about lots of stuff. i'd be *******g myself trying to change the wheel.
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That has also changed. There are three different severity of fail. The 1st being that you can drive the car away, fix it then re-book it. I believe that last classed as a dangerous fail, the garage is not meant to let you drive it away without a car transporter.
correct my mate who is a mot tester says if it's dangerous fail you can't drive it out of the mot station..
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oh yes that's pretty shocking if they didn't check the air filter. i think i remember seeing this picture of your filter on another post.
i change my air filter every 6 months even if it's slightly dusty. And my Pollen filter, i was pretty chuffed when i first change that! Yes you might laugh but it was an experience cause i had to pull a few panels off to get to it and then there was the issue of which way to put it in 'air flow in' etc...

i don't know how to change fuel filter and oil filter and do the oil change. There's no link on this website to explain how to change the oil filter on a diesel 2.2litre Civic, i've checked the 8th gen site.

I'm not car savvy so unsure about lots of stuff. i'd be *******g myself trying to change the wheel.
On your car the Oil filter is inside the plastic black hexagonal plastic type thingy on the top forward left of your engine... Don't even need to drain the oil to do it on the 2.2.... It's a paper filter and costs about £5 - £6.
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i don't know how to change fuel filter and oil filter and do the oil change. There's no link on this website to explain how to change the oil filter on a diesel 2.2litre Civic, i've checked the 8th gen site.

I'm not car savvy so unsure about lots of stuff. i'd be *******g myself trying to change the wheel.
here is the fuel filter http://www.civinfo.com/forum/how-gui...er-change.html
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Yes i did drive away with that failed MOT note. He didn't tell me that i could not drive away. In fact, i drove 30 mile round trip to the garage that serviced my car in morning to show him it to see if it was true about coil spring broken.
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I think i need to purchase some kind of hexagonal tool to do that, right?

And, can that be changed without needing to change oil?

And just a quick question, i've been searching website/ Youtube about how to change the oil filter but i keep seeing the fuel filter being changed.
Is the phrase 'oil filter' understood as 'fuel filter' for a petrol car by any chance? Cause they are surely both very different items.

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that looks pretty difficult doing a fuel filter change!!!

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Fuel Filter change is a Knuckle scraper Oil filter can be done by buying special tool from Halfords or by using a Chain Whip that you use from any Auto Shop.. Top tip is to place a rag or T-Towel over the plastic cap if you use the Chain Whip as it can cause damage. Also, once changed, remember to coat the O'Ring with oil and the plastic cover only needs to be hand tight....
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This is what i mean about the incorrect terminology but please correct me if i'm wrong.

the 'chain' you are talking about to remove the oil filter. I searched it on Halfords and the link below shows the 'chain' but the picture is showing a FUEL filter and not an oil filter, am i correct?

Halfords Chain Oil Filter Wrench 10...
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This is what i mean about the incorrect terminology but please correct me if i'm wrong.

the 'chain' you are talking about to remove the oil filter. I searched it on Halfords and the link below shows the 'chain' but the picture is showing a FUEL filter and not an oil filter, am i correct?

Halfords Chain Oil Filter Wrench 10...
That will work but use gently... The following link is your friend though.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-L...%3D&rmvSB=true
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ahh ok thanks, will that fit my honda civic's oil filter cap and help me remove it?
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- where in Scotland are you located? If you’re close to me I could come and give you hand servicing your car if you need a hand doing anything.

Not got much experience with diesels but I service all my cars including filters, sparkies, fluids, brakes, body etc and all are running sweeeet.
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You really don't need a special tool for the i-CTDi oil filter housing UNLESS it was previously put on by a gorilla, in which case wrap a rag round it and use stilsons (or a filter strap/chain)... Then just do it up to a sensible hand tightness after swapping the disposable cartridge. I had mine for 10 years without ever needing the special fluted tool (which, from memory, is 76mm?)

Real men just use their hands (at least in this regard).
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