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post #2261 of 2474 (permalink) Old 17th May 2019, 19:38
 
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Fitted wheel spacers all round
Wow what spacer are them ?

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15mm front and 20mm rear.
Wheels are 5mm extra offset so all in car is 20mm and 25mm wider
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They fill the arches better than 15 & 20 that's for sure ' looking good
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They fill the arches better than 15 & 20 that's for sure ' looking good


Plenty of room for my Brembos now
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Washed the old girl. Iím always amazed how good Bilt Hamber wheel cleaner is

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I always hated doing the reactivate cleaning of my wheels.
I keep them good with a decent coat of poor boys now which helps just wash off the grime and brake dust
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I always hated doing the reactivate cleaning of my wheels.
I keep them good with a decent coat of poor boys now which helps just wash off the grime and brake dust
Ow crap lol so I don't need to keep spraying bilt hamber on the every time I clean the car then! Just wash the whole thing and done??

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Ow crap lol so I don't need to keep spraying bilt hamber on the every time I clean the car then! Just wash the whole thing and done??

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Itís a personal choice to be fair.
Wheel cleaners are good but donít prevent the build up of crap.
Barriers like hard wax are more work but help in the long run
The poor boys I use is easy on easy off and much better during interim (jet wash) cleaning
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Itís a personal choice to be fair.
Wheel cleaners are good but donít prevent the build up of crap.
Barriers like hard wax are more work but help in the long run
The poor boys I use is easy on easy off and much better during interim (jet wash) cleaning


This is correct, unless your car is a workhorse and have alloys curbed like mine
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i've used the poorboys wheel sealer (pink stuff in a tub) and didnt really find it much use after one or two washes. ended up going through the same cleaning process.
now i've admitted defeat and just go through a 6/12month Iron-X with ValetPro bilberry wheel cleaner along with an agitator brush for the worst bits and wheel woolies for the rest.


what 'ave i done to mine?
the usual 'quick' wash; snow foam,2bucket hand wash and microfibre drying.
also FINALLY found a knocking from suspension area thats been bugging me for months. nut tightened but new parts on order as the grease seal is split anyway.
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Ow crap lol so I don't need to keep spraying bilt hamber on the every time I clean the car then! Just wash the whole thing and done??

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I use BH Korrosol on my Wheels about once a month or so, in between I just use BH Surfex HD to do a "normal" clean. I had a guy stop and ask If i had just had my wheels refurbed after using the Korrosol on them, it really does get the ingrained dirt out of them. TBH its the best non acidic wheel cleaner Ive ever used.
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Fixed my passenger side door handle back on as my little girl decided it would look better on the floor........
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Replaced the fuel filter boy was i due for punishment.
Removed the battery tray air box the air box holder and remoced the electrical connectors they were fiddly to remove but eventually managed to released them
However i couldnt removed the bolts i managed to remove the black carrier bolt holding the filter but got stuck on removing another bolt hidden under the carrier.
Gave up popped everything back in then a few days called my mate over to assist.
The whole job took 2 hours.
Most of the time took in inserting the 2nd carrierbolt which was in a inconvenent place.
Eventually got that out removed the filter which was a genuine honda filter replaced with genuine honda
When i emptied the old filter the deisel fuel was yellow
Wonder if its bacteria .. result car is quieter and smoother it was worth it unfortunately i dropped a little extension bar and it in where the plastic cover is ....


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what 'ave i done to mine?
the usual 'quick' wash; snow foam,2bucket hand wash and microfibre drying.
I did three cars yesterday (Siwft, MX5 and Octavia Estate) - rinse, snow foam, rinse, snowfoam, wash mitt, dry - three times! And I nearly ended up doing a fourth when a friend called round with her manked up CRV (she declined my offer).

No wonder I ache today...
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Good old Civic passed the MoT with no advisories for the fifth year running. Not sure how much of that is down to good maintenance and how much is just the car...but I'll take it!
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Way to go mate for another year !
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Cars in with Honda CHlemsford, flywheel fine, clutch kit being done as we speak with new shaft seals. £800 all in with tracking.

Hurts a little but being as no one else is remotely competitive on the iShift clutch changes, its money well spent.
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as no one else is remotely competitive on the iShift clutch changes, its money well spent.
at least you have their guarantee it will be done right...
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Yeah pretty much.

Also picked up a new set of top mount bearings as theyíve gone again. £80 for the pair which isnít bad. Squeak is doing my bloody head in!

After that, new brake pads going in. TRW pads as Iíve found out are made out of similar stuff to eBC green stuff as theyíre ceramic based and also have already been bedded in. £60 for both sets of rear and fronts and Iím good with that. Less dust and better braking is a - ok.

Now if I can just find my bleeding hose and bottle ....
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so weird but productive night.... fitted new tie bar since the original bars boots were damaged.


also fixed a problem i've had since the car left factory - steering wheel alignment. thanks to the dealer not lining the steering column correctly when i had clutch done last November - was one spline out from when it went it - it doubled the difference from being straight. EURIKA! left factory being 1 spline out. easy fix; move steering column 2 splines back, and wheel is now perfect. Its been to dealer at least twice to fix the specific issue, and 2 alignment places for general work but no-one has been able to fix it.


going to be weird not having something wrong with the car to work on every weekend now.
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