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  1. Rear brake piston replacement

    Wheels, Tyres, Suspension and Brakes (8G)
    Hi all, Has anyone replaced the rear brake pistons on the mk8 civic diesel? I'm looking online and I've found refurb kits some with the piston mechanism some without. This leads me to believe the mechanism can be moved from 1 piston to another. Has anyone done this before? Is it straight...
  2. Best parts to strip from a car

    General Discussion (8G)
    Hi. I have a 2008 2.2 Diesel with 170k+ miles on it. Its served me well but the clutch and flywheel has completely gone so that car is at a standstill. Its not a viable repair and will cost me close to £1000 to get back on the road. I have tried selling it for spare or repairs and keep...
  3. Mechanical help need please

    General Discussion (8G)
    Hi all, I have a mk 8 2006 civic 1.8 i-vtec EX 6 speed and I need to replace the gearbox. I have found one from a mk 8 2008 civic 1.8 i-vtec Type S GT 6 speed will it fit in my civic? Don't want to buy it and find out it won't fit 😂 Thx all
  4. New member garage question

    General Discussion (8G)
    Hello everyone, I am moving to Gaithersburg, Maryland soon. Already bought a house and it is good. Only there is a problem, there is no repair in the garage. Does someone know a good service in MD? I will be very grateful for the answer
  5. Roof rust along windscreen

    General Discussion (8G)
    I believe this may be a common problem with the civics, my 2008 one had it and you would’ve seen a few droplets coming in through the sun visors mount closer to the centre of the car. This civic has a bit of rust not as bad as my last one to be fair but it’s still there. i read on a thread that...
  6. Damage Dent in my car, help?

    Bugs, faults and irritations (8G)
    Hello, i'm new here, Someone dented my car pretty bad (rear door, drivers side):mad::( Does anyone think paint less dent removal will fix the dent or at least close to perfect? I've contacted some PDR businesses but i haven't had any responses yet. I've also got quotes from a body shop which...
  7. Bodywork repairs - Salisbury & around

    General Discussion (8G)
    Hello, I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for bodywork repairs in or around Salisbury? It's nothing major but there's a couple of scratches & a scuff mark (I think) that I'd liked removed. Thanks in advance, Neil
  8. Damage Broken Side Mirror

    Bugs, faults and irritations (8G)
    Hey ... someone nice person smashed my side mirror and the mirror is detached from the bracket that holds it in place. Attached you should find some images. It seems that there are no broken parts ... could it be that the mirror is attached with that yellow glue or there is another bracket...
  9. Bodywork Opinions on a dent

    Bugs, faults and irritations (8G)
    I have a dent in a odd place on my car and would like some peoples opinions on it. I have circled it in this picture. A few months back I had a guy come round and removed 6 dents from around my car, some on the doors (very small ones) one on the bonet, and another on the back end of the car...
  10. Scratch repair problem

    Styling (8G)
    Hi guys, Decided to eventually get round to the little scratches, marks etc and used the t-cut scratch repair pen as great reviews online One problem It's left a residue that looks like water dripping and was wondering in all of your infinite wisdom on here if there are any suggestions to be...
  11. Scratch Repair - Carlisle?

    General Discussion (8G)
    Can anyone recommend a good paint repair/ scratch and body repair company in Carlisle or North Cumbria? I have a deep 2 inch scratch on front wing that needs an experts attention.
  12. Fuel I put petrol into my Honda Civic 1.7 CDTi.

    Engines and Transmission (8G)
    Hi guys, I own a 53 reg (2004) Honda civic 1.7 CDTi. Today I accidentally put in 5.11 liters of unleaded petrol (Shell V-Power if it makes any difference). I already had in about 2-3 liter of diesel in the car already (maybe a little more possible 4-4.5 liters). I was told by the gas station...
  13. Alloys Damage Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Chelmsford area

    Wheels, Tyres, Suspension and Brakes (8G)
    Hey everyone. Quick question. Can anyone recommend an alloy wheel refurbishment company in the Chelmsford/Central Essex area? Either mobile or a fixed location is fine. I have looked at a couple of places but wanted to make sure I used a reputable and high quality company without paying 'too'...
  14. Seats Upholstery Stitching Repair

    Bugs, faults and irritations (8G)
    Evening all. I snagged my ass entering the CTR the other day and the thread in the stitching has started to come undone. :facepalm: Therefore looking for a smart repair, before the whole thing becomes un-stitched. Anyone got any recommendations, or had a similar repair conducted in the...
  15. Bodywork Can someone recommend a good bodyshop in the Wigan area

    Bugs, faults and irritations (8G)
    Hi Just come back from the doctors with the little'un and found one of the garden 6x4 fence panels on top of my car. It had blown out with the wind. Some scratches but mostly seems to be scuffing, really miffed. Damage is limited to the bonnet only, and there is a scuff under the number plate...
  16. Anyone used Help Hire or Elephant.co.uk for repairs?

    Hi, advice please. My Civic was the victim of a rear end shunt yesterday, I was stationary so it's a no fault claim. My insurerer (Esure) wants to hand off the claim to a company called 'Help Hire' who will handle repairs, hire car and recover my excess. However, the other parties insurance...
  17. Bodywork Dent in rear passenger door

    Bugs, faults and irritations (8G)
    Hi everyone, Does anyone have any suggestions for body shops / dent specialist in the South Manchester area, or should I try the dealer? I went to the work to the car park last week to find a large dent in rear passenger door. No clues as to what happened but probably a careless car door? I...
  18. Electrics Remove radio and satnav help

    Electronics (8G)
    Good evening all, Following my previous post on my knackered radio http://www.civinfo.com/forum/electronics/50187-freezing-weather-damaging-sat-nav-radio-screen.html I had a 'fixed price' quote from holdcroft honda of £300 (250+ VAT) to send the system to Alpine for repair. Thinking savvy, I...
  19. Questions Sat NAv ... Fixed Cost Repair?

    Buying, Dealers and Servicing
    I have bought an 06 EX from a well know national dealer. They convinced me to take the (over priced) extended warranty as I thought it would cover the (presumably) expensive Sat Nav etc if ever goes wrong! When I go the paperwork it only covers it up to £50! After a few emails with the dealer...
  20. Stone Chip Repair

    OK I'm sure this has been brought up 1000s of times before but from your personal experience what is the BEST non-professional solution to removing/hiding stone chips, something I can do myself..at home. I've got a Milano Red Type-R and it pains me to see the stone chips on the bonnet, and none...