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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

Air filter
Pollen filter

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.


Clutch slave
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.

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120k is not high miles
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120k is not high miles
Barely run in.

But i would change the battery, and if your changing up at 3k you obviously bought the diesel version???

Banzai......

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Barely run in.



But i would change the battery, and if your changing up at 3k you obviously bought the diesel version???



Banzai......



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Can't get a diesel CTR mate...

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What is a CTR ?
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Civic Type R

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Fuel filter is done by Honda for £150 all in, i found this was cheapest than even an independent garage with parts and labour so get them to do it.
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The centre console is simple to remove.
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99.9% certain it's a joke.... VTEC hasn't even kicked in then
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TBH I didn't know for ages, FN2 is the TypeR so saying CTR confuses me but makes sense
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Barely run in.

But i would change the battery, and if your changing up at 3k you obviously bought the diesel version???

Banzai......

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Not diesel type r.


I mean normal driving is it usually 3k revs you changed up. think vtec kicks in at 5.5k revs. have tried upto 8k then changing on every year but can't really drive like that on the roads all the time. will end up losing my license.
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I bought the filter think part was like 60. and labor will be 30-40 off my friend.


I was looking at the service interval and doesn't seem to be mentioned on that at all.
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Changing up at 3k will help MPG but be no fun.

I normally cruise around at that and you are doing 60 mph in 6th.
change down to 3rd and it takes off like a scalded cat.
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at the mo I am getting 20mpg around town. But I do blast it in 3rd quite a bit. On the motorway can get 29mpg.


I am trying to get the clutch adjusted a tad higher cause I stall at the top of hills. Might check to see if need a new battery also been 4 years since last changed.




What mods have you done to yours?


I was tempted to get a mk6 gti dsg instead of this though glad I didnt the civic is much more fun to drive and was pretty cheap in comparison.
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And on these cars is it advised to change gear at 3k revs?
Hi and happy new car, the answer is No, change at 8k and use it for what it was intended. being screamed to death
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Hi and happy new car, the answer is No, change at 8k and use it for what it was intended. being screamed to death

Hi, do get alot of wheel spin doing 8k in first though?


I tried racing against a friends audi a1 1.4 185 (turbo) and he managed to beat me. - was embarrasing.



So was wondering what im doing wrong when racing the car.
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Changing up at 3k?

The 185 has a claimed 0-62 of 6.9, they're no slouch as they're light and small.

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no lol not at 3k think changed to 2nd at 5k.

do you tend to get wheel spin in first at all?

thinking might be tyres or something?


I think though racing against gti's because of the turbo they have an advantage.

the 185 has the same engine as a polo gti and his might even be a dsg box.

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