Join Date: 6th May 2019
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High mileage type r ?
Hi everyone have been a visitor on these forums for a few weeks now.
Decided to bite the bullet and buy a 120k miles 2008 type r.
So far I have done / had done
Oil changed with filter
Gearbox oil changed to redline (Helped 3rd gear shifts massively.)
Changed to a carbon fibre (fake) mugen gear knob off ebay.
Changed the gear gaiter.
Fitted short shifter ( Great mod)
Honda coolant changed.
Front brake pads
Brakes needed bleeding all round also.
Car is amazing now approx 2 weeks into ownership.
I have bought the fuel filter though and have asked my mechanic mate to fit it though he has mentioned that it is a hard job being under the center console.
Would it be worth getting this done, as I highly doubt it has been done in the past.
So far I have had the bosch s4 battery die on me twice - sometimes if i play music for say 15 mins and dont start the car the battery dies.
Was last changed in 2015 would that be worth changing?
And on the hill I find that once I get to the top of the hill when I apply the handbrake, When I try to move off the car stalls and sometimes it doesn't start the first time and then most of the time its extremely difficult trying to get the bite properly. Most of the time I end up over reeving it to get past the hill. Not sure if this is pointing at the bite as if so I can get that adjusted (have read the thread on here)
I also seem to have condensation inside my headlights as they are misty - have tried sanding kit but the middle sections are still misty from the inside - is this a common issues ?
As for the tyres I have goodyear eagle f1's on the front. on the back it currently has a bridgestone potenza and a continenal . I am thinking possibly buy another pair of goodyear eagle f1's and put the front tyres at the back and the new set on the front. Not sure if these tyres are going to make a huge difference.
And on these cars is it advised to change gear at 3k revs?
I am learning as I go along my last car was a citroen c3 bhp was approx 80. lol
Sorry for the story and I would appreciate any advice you guys have to offer.
Last edited by adam_17007; 14th May 2019 at 20:11.