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Gel last won the day on June 13

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About Gel

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    Newbie/Civic5 Supporter
  • Birthday 02/17/1958

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    Pissed off about COTM cheating

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    XGel Gel
  • Age group
    46-upwards.....Wise youngster!
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    NW London

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  1. Gel

    My Silver MB2 Thread

    Lovely straight looking car As the custodian you're duty bound to improve the car.
  2. Gel

    CHEAP Civic Aerodeck

    My money is still on the radiator being the problem......your gas tester will tell a multitude. Yes, a faulty pump impellor could give the symptoms you describe but I recommend you remove the radiator and flush it through before you start throwing money at a problem that may not exist. Like already mentioned you may have air in the system......Civics are notoriously difficult to bleed so it's advisable to have a look at the guide for getting all air out of the system.
  3. Gel

    CHEAP Civic Aerodeck

    Running hot at Motorway speeds suggests a blocked radiator, you've already dismissed the thermostat so you could try back flushing the radiator to see if efficiency improves. You can easily rule out cylinder head gasket pending failure by having the fumes from your hot radiator analysed. Good luck
  4. There is an interesting thread about what qualifies semi modern cars as classics over on our sister Site : https://www.futureclassiccars.uk/index.php?/forums/topic/43-what-do-you-think-makes-a-car-a-modern-classic/ I'm a bit staid in my ways so I'd love to hear opinions from younger enthusiasts.
  5. Gel

    Dawns Civic Aerodeck Updated 28/5/13

    My car has healthy stock springs and dampers but no ARB so handles like a boat......doesn't worry me because I rarely get past 40/50 mph here in congested London. If sedate cruising is the norm from now on who cares about pin sharp handling ? Once your car is back to standard ride height and general spec you'll find it'll get a lot of attention from the purist brigade. He he I'm no different when it comes to tyres i.e. I'm about to replace my rear tyres for the exact same reason as you. Look after DD ....she's worth it
  6. White wouldn't be my choice but I gotta admit your wheels look tasty
  7. Gel

    Dawns Civic Aerodeck Updated 28/5/13

    As an old boy that likes his comfort I'd recommend you go back to stock springs and uprated shocks......selling the Meisters means you can fund the new callipers without the open wallet surgery. Your severe ingress of water should be easy enough to resolve whereas minor leaks are a pig to trace....so good luck on that score.
  8. You'll have to uprate the seatbelts to handle the extra stopping power
  9. Gel

    Dr_Broon's VTI 'deck

    A precarious and dangerous place to breakdown, you've lived too tell the tale ......you're back in business once your mechanic gets back from his jollies.
  10. Gel

    Remote Locking Fob/Key

    I don't think the MB2 1.4S had remote locking as standard ?....least my MB2 doesn't.
  11. Gel

    Civic Aerodeck 1.8 VTI for sale

    The car couldn't have ended up in a better home
  12. Gel

    New to the old Aerodeck

    Hi Twan and welcome , you've picked a brilliant bullet proof car to rejuvenate....enjoy the experience.
  13. Gel

    Mae's diamond *mb1*

    A well deserved win for your super MB1 Mae
  14. Gel

    Fog lights for Civic MB3

    Hi and welcome to Civic5, this Company may have the lights you need ? https://www.buycarparts.co.uk/honda/civic-vi-aerodeck-mb-mc/9546/10540/fog-light-insert Good luck because they're like hen's teeth