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Talking New type r gt owner says hello

Hi Guys,


As am a newby here and am posting my first ever post, Just bought my first ever Honda Type R, and have opted for the GT package in Milano Red with the Extra Type R Badges.

Its sitting on my drive with 3 miles on the clock and was wondering if you guys (and gals) would give me some hints and tips on how to look after the baby in terms of how to drive the car for first 1000 miles etc etc.

Be Gentle..!!

Thanks

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Hi Akhtar and welcome to Civinfo

I am sure the guys and gals from the CTR section will soon be around to give you some helpful hints on how to look after your 'baby'.

But before they do, take a good read through the Wiki section where there is loads of useful information to be read. Plus the CTR section ( where we are now ) is a great read too.

Congratulations on the car and let's hope you have many a happy mile in it
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Hi Akhtar and welcome to civinfo.

Have a read of this. Running in - Civinfo Wiki

Enjoy your new car!!
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Hi Guys,


As am a newby here and am posting my first ever post, Just bought my first ever Honda Type R, and have opted for the GT package in Milano Red with the Extra Type R Badges.

Its sitting on my drive with 3 miles on the clock and was wondering if you guys (and gals) would give me some hints and tips on how to look after the baby in terms of how to drive the car for first 1000 miles etc etc.

Be Gentle..!!

Thanks

Akhtar
Welcome onboard mate !!

Good choice of car but the wrong colour,

You need to run her in well, and you will enjoy it. Got my CTR in January and my first ever Honda. I love it to bits

ps, get yourself a civinfo.com sticker now
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Welcome!

Congratulations on your new car, and don't forget some pictures!
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Another member from the North East

Hello and hope you enjoy your new car
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Jings CTR's in the North East are becoming very rare so it would seem. Thats another one I've gotta keep an eye out for.

Use the running in on the Wiki as Dimply has pointed you to, it only has to be done for the first 650 miles so you can be in the vtec sooner rather than later.

One tip I would give is keep well back from the car in front and make sure you have a good washing routine for the car. The paint ain't really the best and there is nothing worse that loads of stone chips and swirls and scratches you have caused yourself.

You'll find loads of tips on here, so just enjoy the car
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Ooooooooooo 3 miles u say, must be so tempting to put your foot down and feel the VTEC? But I do agree you got the wrong colour
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Existing ES driver says "Hello" back!

hmmm...how to look after it eh? Well there's plenty of information on here (and all friendly!) check out the cleaning section as well.
Best get that wax on it now while its still all fresh from the factory - see CLEANING section. I recommend either:
Collinite 476s, Collinite 915 or Bilt Hamber Auto Balm
For your wheels - try the Poor boys wheel sealent - a few layers lasts months and the brake dusts does not get through, wheels wipe clean with a cloth....

Welcome to the forum though! and Type R ownership, I havn't had the pleasure of driving one yet, but I love my diesel!

Happy motoring...

Now get and put some miles on that clock!
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Welcome to the club , good choice
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good choice

i picked my ctr up in september, just went steady for a couple of hundred miles, not caning it but trying to go through the gears and maybe a little bit of vtec now and then, but as everyone said read the wiki pages!

enjoy
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good choice

i picked my ctr up in september, just went steady for a couple of hundred miles, not caning it but trying to go through the gears and maybe a little bit of vtec now and then, but as everyone said read the wiki pages!

enjoy
Agree with twig, my dealer said there is no running in required, and I am glad I stuck by this because mine is now loosey goosey and much better than others I have driven.

There is lots of debate, but all I will say is I am a believer that if you don't use VTEC at all during the first 600 miles you will notice it in a negative sense later on in the cars life.
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Welcome to the madhouse!!!! Enjoy the car!!!
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Thanks People,

Yeah ive got the car on a 2 year contract hire deal (£195) and to be honest for that kind of money, its VTEC time all the to work and back again

I do appreciate the warm welcome, ill frwd some pics asap.

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welcome to the forum
warm her up and run her in hard imo
That's what I did, oil usage has been fine and it's loosening up nicely
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Hi Guys,


As am a newby here and am posting my first ever post, Just bought my first ever Honda Type R, and have opted for the GT package in Milano Red with the Extra Type R Badges.

Its sitting on my drive with 3 miles on the clock and was wondering if you guys (and gals) would give me some hints and tips on how to look after the baby in terms of how to drive the car for first 1000 miles etc etc.

Be Gentle..!!

Thanks

Akhtar
Yeah take it steady for the first 1000miles then RED LINE IT !!!!!
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Thanks,

What type of mpg do you guys get driving in and around town, not raking it but driving like a petrol head, putting your foot down when you can.
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i average 27 mpg

there is a thred about the mpg, alot of people getting over 30 on motorways but i drive city alot and get 27mpg

hope this helps
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24 MPG with my heavy right foot !!!!
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Thanks People,

Yeah ive got the car on a 2 year contract hire deal (£195) and to be honest for that kind of money, its VTEC time all the to work and back again

I do appreciate the warm welcome, ill frwd some pics asap.

Thanks
£195?!

what deposit did you put down?
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