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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 21st October 2012, 15:41 Thread Starter
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Hello everyone, my daughter has just bought a 2007 diesel Civic (EX model), with 65000 miles. I've been given the job of looking after it (I've done most of my family's cars maintenance over the years), and am keen to keep it in excellent condition. Any tips / advice on things to check or maintain at this stage, please? (It has a full service record to date). The only obvious fault at the moment is a near side door mirror which won't fold in electrically.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 21st October 2012, 15:49
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Welcome mate. As regards to issue if you go to search and tap in your issue. Mirrors have been talked obout a lot so is on here.
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Hi, only time consuming thing about the diesel is changing the fuel filter it's on rear bulkhead, battery and air filter box require to be removed to gain access, only use 0-30 synthetic oil which is expensive requires 6 litres for oil & filter change
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Hello and welcome

Something worth doing to her car is cleaning out the EGR valve - fairly simple to do but will enhance the economy of it.

This might help with the mirror issue


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