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Well I know, I should have given my car to a honda dealer but I serviced at kwikfit since it was near my home.

Service done but they had tough time trying to start car back after changing fuel filter. After good amount of struggle they managed to create a right vaccume to get fuel going.

After few hours of extra wait I managed to get my car back.
Problem is car's mpg has dropped from 51-52 mpg to 42 mpg. Which imho is massive drop. I am not sure what would be the best way around now.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated..
 

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Just me mate, but that would have been the last place i would have taken it.....
 
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How many miles have you done since the service?
I have done around 180 miles after service. Not sure if it is worth asking them to see if they can rectify the problem. I should have trusted my senses and taken it to honda dealer but then I thought it is just a routine service, what possibly can go wrong :)
 

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Take it back to kwik fit, tell them to check everything has been put back to how it should. They only changed the fuel filter then?

Or did you get the oil changed, oil filter,air filter done too?
 

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Take it back to kwik fit, tell them to check everything has been put back to how it should. They only changed the fuel filter then?

Or did you get the oil changed, oil filter,air filter done too?
Worth asking what oil they used as well!!! Honda now use fully synthetic on their petrol engines as standard. Ask honda what they use for diesel's.
 

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They may have used the right oil as in 0w-30 but they could have used halfords own brand poo in a bottle. Might be worth using castrol. Way better oil.

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Back to kwik fit and get them to get it sorted. You may need to take some paper and crayons as the last time i went there they had trouble with speaking.

I've seen more intelligence in a PG Tips advert.
 

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Back to kwik fit and get them to get it sorted. You may need to take some paper and crayons as the last time i went there they had trouble with speaking.

I've seen more intelligence in a PG Tips advert.
:roflmao: just my point to....
 

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And when I say PG Tips advert, I dont mean Johhny Vegas, I mean the old fashioned chimpanzee stuff lol
 

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Tut tut,

So your car is now potentially worth less and will be possibly harder to sell thanks to the nice Kwik fit stamp in the book, you seem to be losing money by the mile thanks to poor economy now. Not to mention the things you haven't found yet - eeek

What an advert for the shambles that is Kwik fit, hopefully they will be the next highsteet firm to fold.
 

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Don't forget that the battery will have come out to do the fuel filter.
Not sure if that will have affected the overall mpg reading?
Anyway, don't go near KF with a bargepole - a very long one!:worms:
 

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Don't forget that the battery will have come out to do the fuel filter.
Not sure if that will have affected the overall mpg reading?
Anyway, don't go near KF with a bargepole - a very long one!:worms:
If the battery was disconnected then the ECU would have reset. It may well take a couple of hundred miles to 'relearn' conditions and reset itself - MPG should recover when that has been done.

This cold weather snap will have also caused the MPG to suffer.
 

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The Kwik Fit near me are very good tbf but they were an independent that got taken over but kept the staff on. As said above, I imagine you'll need to wait a while for the mpg to go back up.
 

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Could they have over adjusted the handbrake and the pads are binding ?

Not that they would deliberately introduce a tactic to get you to change your pads more often of course :popcorn:
 

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Could they have over adjusted the handbrake and the pads are binding ?

Not that they would deliberately introduce a tactic to get you to change your pads more often of course :popcorn:
well spotted, will check, they did ask me to change breakpads and disks plus tyres quoting total job price of £1000. I have ordered turbo disks & greenstuff from EBC Breaks direct, awaiting delivery. I have new mechilin ps3 fitted so will get others changed to mechilin PS3. Hopefully that should bring bill down to £600.

This was for full service so they have changed air / fuel filter & oil etc.
 

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BUT DID THEY USE GENUINE HONDA PARTS ?
Sorry for shouting and what oil ;)
 

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well spotted, will check, they did ask me to change breakpads and disks plus tyres quoting total job price of £1000. I have ordered turbo disks & greenstuff from EBC Breaks direct, awaiting delivery. I have new mechilin ps3 fitted so will get others changed to mechilin PS3. Hopefully that should bring bill down to £600.

This was for full service so they have changed air / fuel filter & oil etc.
That is way too much for pads, disc's and tyres get an indy to do it.

Also when I had my fuel filter changed by a friend last year, the engine started instantly after hitting the start button!
 
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