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    Lower control arms.

    Thanks Kaput, good to hear your experience with these and some valuable info there I'll probably need in the future. I'll keep an eye on the arms and will have a good look again in a few weeks. I think I will leave the upper ones for now and maybe just replace the ball joint rubber covers and...
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    Lower control arms.

    Hi JVM, My lower control arms cost me £85 for both, I must say they looked really good solid quality, the rubbers looked very good, I was very happy with them actually. Fitted perfect and car drives great. Having done a further little research, in an ideal world maybe torque them underload...
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    Lower control arms.

    Hi everyone, just looking for a little advice as I'm a noob but I like to try as much diy as I can. Managed to change both lower control arms the other day, following an online video, question is all bolts etc were tightened with the vehicle off the ground then lowered, is this ok or did it...
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    Rust

    I had some rust on the rear wheel arch last year, before the mot I sanded it down a bit, filled it with metal putty, sanded it down, bit of primer and a little bit of paint on top, took about hour and a year later still looks ok lol that metal putty is good stuff!
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    2003 Tourer tailgate won't open/. warning light on

    Haven't managed to check mine yet but all these tips are great! these tail gates are a real pain! I shall definitely be stripping the trim and checking/cleaning all wires/fixings/mechanisms etc first. I did manage to get it to close when it was open by the button on the boot, not sure what...
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    2003 Tourer tailgate won't open/. warning light on

    Thanks for this, I'm gonna have a look soon :)
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    2003 Tourer tailgate won't open/. warning light on

    My tail gate has just stopped working on my 04 cdti right before the MOT, didn't make a difference to the outcome of the MOT, I wasn't sure if it would. Anyway, ill have to strip down the trim and have a look at all the wiring. The tail gate on these are a real pain, I wish it was just manual...
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    Power Steering oil and Anti Freeze

    Hi, I just use genuine Honda fluids and order through Cox spares. For coolant Manual says all season type 2, it's premixed 50% antifreeze 50% water. System has many aluminum parts that can corrode if improper coolant is used. You definitely want genuine Honda PS fluid, manual says Honda ps...
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    04 accord non starter

    Sorry to hear your problems, any update on this? I managed to loosen an injector by driving it with the clamp undone somewhat, drove it to work and back no problem and it came out fairly easily. I must add that these engines are a peach if looked after.
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    Buying ICDTI 2004 Tourer Need advice

    Hi, I also have a 2004 diesel tourer, it has been a pleasure to own and I enjoy driving it everyday. As mentioned the engines are great. At this age things start to get rusty and worn and need replacing. Luckily thanks to the forum I have replaced everything myself and I'm not mechanical...
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    Alternator Clicking Noise - Again!

    Hi, it's definitely the correct belt, was fitted by Honda along with a new engine, I will double check. I just found the tensioner pulley extremely hard to budge and the actual tension on the belt a lot. Obviously designed this way and it now runs great. It just made me wonder what the...
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    Alternator Clicking Noise - Again!

    Hi, I have just fitted a refurb alternator after an original honda one developed an awful clicking grinding noise. I will see how long this refurb lasts, one thing I noticed is there is a hell of a tension on the alternator pulley even with the shorter belt. Will see how it goes, refurb cost 85...
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    Good Alternator Recon/Refurb Sellers

    Hi, bit late, I purchased a recon from that first link from eBay, £85 all in and returned my old unit which was all paid for by the seller. I could have got a Denso one for around £200. Fitted it the other week and all seems great, they come with 12 months guarantee as long as your old one goes...
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    Front discs.

    Thank you Grayedout.
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    Front discs.

    Hi guys, I have an 04 diesel tourer, does anyone happen to know the minimum mm that the front discs need to measure to pass the MOT? Thanks
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    Accord High Pressure Power Steering Hose

    Hi guys, I'd just like to add something else to all of this great info posted, I did this as a preventative measure as well. The reason is this product can be used in engine oil, PSF fluid or sprayed on any suspension bushes. The product is called AT-205 RE-SEAL, I took as much PSF fluid out as...
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    Accord High Pressure Power Steering Hose

    Let us know how it goes as if mine splits I'll do the same :) I used 3 jubilee clips over each hole, possibly Overkill but I hated taking the bumper off!
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    Accord High Pressure Power Steering Hose

    It's been on the first leak for over 2 months without any problems, it's sealed it up as far as I'm concerned. I've done another two this past month no problems. It's remained stable and secure. That fluid is extremely hot as well. The key is to use a jubilee clip or clips above the split over...
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    Accord High Pressure Power Steering Hose

    Hi, I had a leak on the power steering cooling pipe this past month, in fact it had 3 leaks! Anyway I think a new pipe is around £150! I decided to diy it. Although £30 for a new pipe may be the best option as it's the high pressure. This might help someone in need though. I bought fixx it tape...
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    Flywheel + clutch replacement, my DIY experience

    Thanks, crikey, my ictdi cost less than that.
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