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    Is a "Fortron Induction" service - worth doing?

    Hello My local Honda Dealer is recommending a "Fortron Induction Service". It costs £59.95 and "should be done every 2 to 3 years". Fwiw, I always use the premium quality of diesel on my Honda Accord (Model: EX I-DTEC 2008). What is this and is it a rip off? Is it anything like a...
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    I need to buy a replacement turbo - any advice?

    UPDATE The new turbo that I bought from Cats & Carbs for £450 (incl VAT) seems to work just fine. The acceleration performance is certainly no better than the original turbo. I am getting about 52MPG on the motorways at 70 MPH. Mind you I haven't been driving the car very hard... I must say...
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    DPF options

    If I get a remap done to stop the DPF from being needed, my local garage tells me that that there is no need to physically remove the DPF. Is this true? He claims that the remap changes the burn chemistry and that no soot particles will be created, and that any that are created will simply be...
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    I need to buy a replacement turbo - any advice?

    The main trouble with selling my car is that I have no idea what I would buy to replace it! So I'm just going to repair it for now, whilst I gather my thoughts. Re my turbo, in the end I went to a site called "1st Choice Spares" and having submitted what I was looking for, I got about 11...
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    I need to buy a replacement turbo - any advice?

    Yes, mine is from Dec 2008. I think the "EX" stands for "EXecutive". Either way, it has leather seats, a sun roof, and when you put it into reverse a TV camera picture pops up on the Sat Nav screen. I only discovered about the reverse after I had bought it! Also FWIW, the left hand mirror dips...
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    I need to buy a replacement turbo - any advice?

    Do you recommend eBay for everything? I'm having trouble using eBay. If I type in my car's reg, it tells me the car is a "Honda Accord 2012 MK VIII [2008-2012] Estate2.2i-DTEC Estate2199ccm 150HP 110KW (Diesel)" The problem is that the car is from Dec 2008, not 2012! It is an estate car but...
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    I need to buy a replacement turbo - any advice?

    Exactly right. It works great on a long motorway journey, but doesn't work well on smaller roads as the sensor have trouble seeing the lane. The down-side is that even when the system is switched off the car does feel very heavy to steer. Yes, you get used to it but compared to other cars that...
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    I need to buy a replacement turbo - any advice?

    Hello I need to buy a replacement turbo-charger for my HONDA ACCORD (model: EX I-DTEC, 2199 cc, Diesel, Year: 2008) Do any of you have any advice on where to buy one? My local garage is quoting "£1000 to £1300" for a "reconditioned" one, which would come with a good guarantee. However given...
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    Turbo bearings about to blow... Any tips on how best to limp home? (e.g. max RPM?)

    My threads may be related but in line with good forum discipline they are asking different, very specific questions.
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    Turbo bearings about to blow... Any tips on how best to limp home? (e.g. max RPM?)

    F6HAD, I wonder if your patronising tone is deliberate or accidental? But thank you for taking time to considering my situation. No, the question is not "impossible" to answer. Common sense tells me that a turbocharger is a very finely tuned piece of engineering that handles enormous high...
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    Turbo bearings about to blow... Any tips on how best to limp home? (e.g. max RPM?)

    A 500 mile recovery would cost a fortune and is clearly not an option. As I said above the local mechanic indicated that my turbo is badly worn but not yet broken My simple question is what driving style is most likely to get me home with a badly worn turbo charger? For example on level...
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    Turbo bearings about to blow... Any tips on how best to limp home? (e.g. max RPM?)

    Hi Folks I have a turbo that is probably about to blow. I have treated it with Revive Turbo Cleaner, but I think I'm too late... So I am now planning to limp home (a journey of some 500 miles!). Is there an RPM below which the turbo won't be kicking in? Symptoms: At about 2000 RPM if the...
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    Cleaning your turbo without removing it?

    Hello Have any of you tried to clean your turbo just using chemicals/additives/sprays? e.g. Product: "Wynns Turbo Cleaner" "How to clean TURBO without removing" https://www.youtube....h?v=_09bUZMgTh4 "How To Clean A Turbo On A Diesel Without Removing Using Wynn's Turbo Cleaner Spray"...
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    What is the best possible oil for my car?

    Sadly that is not an option.
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    What is the best possible oil for my car?

    Ah... sounds more than likely. What are my options from removing the soot from the vanes of the turbo? F6HAD, out of interest which vanes are likely to be effected - the intake or the exit where the exhaust gasses drive the turbo? (The latter sounds more likely...) Removing and disassembing...
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    What is the best possible oil for my car?

    To get clear, i am mainly interested in reducing the wear on the engine & turbo. Background The turbo has started making strange 'singing' noises after a couple of seconds when at full throttle at over c.2000RPM. The noise sounds like a woman (or a man with a high pitched voice) singing. My...
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    What is the best possible oil for my car?

    Hello What is the best possible oil for my car? I have a Honda Accord 2.2 i-DTEC EX Tourer 5dr (08 - 09) - Diesel 2199cc. It has done 100,000 miles and the turbocharger has just started to squeal slightly at 2000-2500 RPM, albeit only when under a sustained heavy load. I have been using Exol...
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    This is probably a bad idea... but have any of you tried DPF cleaning chemicals?

    Yes, from reading the Accord manual it implied that it is a 2-step process. Step 1. The system decides a regen is needed ASAP Step 2. The system waits for the correct "highway" (/motorway) conditions All one would need to do is find a way to tell the system that Step 1 is needed. Is just data...
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    What is the down-side of re-programming the car's computer to think that there is no DPF (even if th

    My car has done c. 100K miles. I have just had my DPF send away and cleaned by some professionals who have some new, state-of-the-art DPF cleaning machine. When you say it will always "fail" at some point, would getting it really well cleaned suffice?
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    This is probably a bad idea... but have any of you tried DPF cleaning chemicals?

    Yes I am quite worried. One thing, why can't the software just organise to do a regen after XXX miles, irrespective of the condition of the DPF?
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