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  1. This appeared on ebay recently. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/394417810525 It has a W prefix plate, but according to the MOT check site was registered 26th January 2001. The listing doesn't mention it being a personal plate. As far as I can tell, it should be on an X prefix plate if it was first registered on that date. https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/results?registration=w215xae
  2. Was reading my Classic Car Weekly and one of the readers had put their car forward for the "value my car" section where they get an idea what their car is worth according to the experts. There was a 98 Rover sterling with around 60K on the clock and most of its history. They recon the value is around 3.5 to 4K and advised to get an agreed value policy on it. Same year (almost) as DD and know quite a few of our Civic M's are either 1999 or older so got me wondering if anyone here has ventured into the agreed value route yet with their Civic. I'm thinking of asking them for a value on DD just out of curiosity, as know the tossers at WeBuyAnyCar dot con (where most insurance companies base their values on now) value her at around £250! Which would maybe buy the alloys and bugger all else! Just with them getting pretty rare now, thinking surely the values (that they are actually worth) have gone up now? Don't want to get caught out if the worst happens so deffo thinking about the agreed value policy. Anyone got one on theirs and if so what value did you get agreed?
  3. Hi All, We can confirm our seasonal opening hours will be as follows: Up to and including 22nd December: Normal Hours Friday 23rd December: 9.00am – 3.00pm Christmas Eve: Closed Christmas Day: Closed Boxing Day: Closed Tuesday 27th December: Closed Wednesday 28th December: 9.00am – 3.00pm Thursday 29th December: 9.00am – 3.00pm Friday 30th December: 9.00am – 3.00pm New Year’s Eve: Closed New Year’s Day: Closed Monday 2nd January: Closed Tuesday 3rd January: Normal Hours Commence Regards, Dan.
  4. We decided early on that when the mx5 went, we wanted another convertible, something fun and with character to replace her. After looking at BMW's (not really my taste) then Audis (could fall asleep looking at those) we harked back to when we had Carly, our 2nd gen Cooper. Loved that wee car! So the hunt was on for a 1st gen as I prefer the interior/exterior of them and also think the engines are better than the gen2.After travelling down to Durham to see a Cooper (that was a One!) with approx 57K on the clock (more like 157K the state it was in and the way it drove), we finally found "the one" (only it's not a one! lol) So that 1st one in Durham was an absolute shed, with a boot full of water, every panel marked, wrong interior and "Cooper S" badges all over its rear. It drove like a pile of spanners, brakes rattling/rumbling/knocking, suspension knocks and generally felt horrible. It was also only 90bhp due to being the One model. So that was abandoned and we were going to continue hunting for Coopers....then though stuff it, if we're gonna get one, might as well do it right! So the hunt was on for a cooper S!Called about 3, which all turned out to be apparently damaged/repaired but not logged and all had no history. then Gayle found one up in Aberdeen. It was one I'd initially dismissed as somebody had sprayed the dash inserts red and that looked tacky to me. Gayle then suggested "you're good at vinyl wrapping, could you not wrap them"? What a bloody good idea! So we went up to see it .........it has been sitting for a while as the chap bought it for his wife but she decided the convertible wasn't for her so he bought her Cooper S gen 2 hatchback. Even though its been sitting about (only done 200 miles since its MOT in April) he'd had the advisories from the mot fixed and she has all her service history etc. She's on a 06 plate with only 72K on the clock, lowest miles one we'd seen in our price range. First Cooper S I've driven and she drives spot on. No knocks from suspension or anything, engine runs sweet! We bought her for 200 quid less than asking price, so well chuffed. Pulled away from the guys house, half a mile down road engine management light came on!! Swear to god you couldn't make it up! We had her on a very long test drive, drove spot on! Funny thing is, even though we had a 3 and a half hour drive ahead of us, she drove it all faultlessly (apart from the wee engine light being on) Read the owners book and looks like it might be something to do with emissions? Thinking egr valve or poss lamba? Not sure but going to get her on the diagnostics to see. The other EML light goes off no probs so bit of a strange one. Anyways, she's not our daily driver so plenty time to fix, as she's only our weekend/good weather car.Sooo.......here she is, Dave and Gayle's 1st gen MCS R52 (also now known as "Poppy" lol) (these are just the photos from the ad) Well happy with her, hope you like!
  5. Aerodeck01

    Engine

    Hi, I have a d16w4 engine and was told by someone I can add a d15b cylinder head (JDM one) onto mine. Just wondering has anyone done this if so have what else would you need to do (like timing belts etc). Still new to all this Honda stuff lol thanks
  6. So a few months back, my brother in law had a problem in his civic with an r18 engine where one of the injectors failed. My mate who works on our cars and used to work in the workshop at Honda is still in touch with guys he used to work with said they'd started seeing loads of injectors going, and thought it was because of e10. Fast forward to yesterday, and Karen's accord started sounding rough (she said it sounded like a scooby) and had an engine warning light on. Turns out it was a misfire on one of the cylinders.. Everything else checked out okay, so have ordered a new injector for it - my mate said when he was speaking to the parts guy at the dealer, apparently they'd ordered 18 injectors in a single week, which is totally unheard of. Needless to say, Karen's also now not touching e10 anymore. Normally bullet proof k24 felled by some rubbish fuel (or at least so it seems). Nuts when you think my b18 has been rocking on for over 20 years and well over 200k and never had an issue with an injector. Don't even remember anyone on here having issues.
  7. dr_broon

    25000rpm

    Just been reading this https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/technology/near-zero-emission-rotary-engine-could-extend-life-ices Sounds amazing - be good to see them start being used.
  8. As title, what's the best Ecu for a standard b18c4 with full stainless exhaust system
  9. I was watching the boy play gran turismo 7 a while ago, and took this snap of the ek9 interior so I could Google lens it. Seems that there is a double din option there. Would have been mint for the M to have had that as an option. Would also be cool to be able to mate the two together somehow (with lots of filler and probably flock or alcantara or something to hide the joins)
  10. Hi guys, so I still have the deck but it’s sitting on the drive looking sorry for itself right now. I decided that I wanted something a bit more tame as the wife is pregnant with our second, and I do some food delivering for my friends take away on a Friday and Saturday evening so I wanted something better on fuel... I ended up ignoring most of what I “needed” and bought myself a 1 Series Coupé it is a 118d though so it is a lot better on fuel I suppose, and tax was £30 for the year so that’s a win too. Not sure how popular this forum is now but I’ll go ahead and post up my progress with is as it goes. Ive started to find a few niggly problems with it the more I drive it and have it in my workshop but I suppose it is 12 years old lol. It’s got problems on the rear wheels with cracks forming, I had one repaired but a few have developed on the other side so I’m not going to keep chucking money at repairing the cracks I’m going to buy new wheels. I have managed to get round to smoking the rear lights already though, and put on blacked out side repeaters so they look pretty cool Anyway here’s some photos and I’ll keep posting as and when I do stuff... will be more subtle than the Deck.
  11. Interesting if this became a mainstream thing... Carbon neutral fuel with a power boost for a minimal cost. (assumes using hydrogen produced using renewable energy though). https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/technology/under-skin-carbon-neutral-fuel-also-cleans-air
  12. Good day, i am interested in bushing numbers for the rear anti roll bar on my MB3. I would like to get the real OEM article numbers, thank you
  13. Was browsing the web and stumbled across this site. Know our Civic Aerodecks are getting harder to find for sale in the UK, but in other parts of Europe it seems they are still plenty for sale (and the prices are surprising considering the mileages!) Honda Civic Aero Deck used cars, Price and ads | Reezocar Just a pity they're all LHD
  14. Hey everyone Just curious to know if we're gonna be OK with this new fuel thats out now. Has anyone tried it yet?
  15. Merry xmas and a happy newyear for when it comes
  16. dan1

    JTCC Accord

    Hi all, Not sure if anyones seen this - Saw it on a Speedhunters story and thought it looked awesome. Apparently this was built back in May so people may have seen it already! Some more photos: https://www.topgear.com/car-news/modified/honda-bringing-wicked-type-r-engined-accord-estate-sema http://www.speedhunters.com/2021/11/a-first-walk-through-sema-2021/#_presentation-536683 Cheers, Dan
  17. My mate Iain has just completed a 142 mile walk in aid of Poppy Scotland. Help him raise funds for this very worthwhile charity by donating here>>> https://www.gofundme.com/f/iains-fundraiser-for-poppyscotland?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_campaign=m_pd+share-sheet Every donation greatly appreciated!
  18. Hi. I can now confirm our seasonal opening hours will be as follows: Up to and including 23rd December: Normal Hours Christmas Eve: 9.00am – 1.00pm Christmas Day: Closed Boxing Day: Closed Monday 27th December: Closed Tuesday28th December: Closed Wednesday 29th December: 9.00am – 5.30pm Thursday 30th December: 9.00am – 5.30pm New Year’s Eve: 9.00am – 1.00pm New Year’s Day: Closed Sunday 2nd January: Closed Monday 3rd January: Closed Tuesday 4th January: Normal Hours Commence Regards, Dan.
  19. What is the your favourite mod that you've done to your Civic? Lets see your mods, post a photo of the mod too!
  20. So, been a bit down lately due to pressures/hassles at work and been a grumpy old git to say the least. Gayle reckoned what i needed was another project! I've wanted a MK1 MX5 since the day they were launched (was at the car show in Glasgow SECC when they unveiled it) and when the cover came off and I saw this sweet little red sports car I fell in love! Said there and then I have to have one of these one day, but I was a teenager back then with empty pockets! Roll on 29 years later and now I'm older (still with empty pockets, least i am after buying her!) and finally I've got one!! Always wanted a mk1, but did put deposit down on a mk2 in a garage around 7 years ago. Sadly my then wife (Dawn) became seriously ill so we cancelled going down to test it/buy it and just forgot about getting an MX5. Lost Dawn to cancer 3 years later Original plan was to buy one that needed a full restoration, but as i don't possess any welding skills that plan changed. After a lot of good advice from members in here, we upped our budget and went to view a few more cars. Most were bodged repairs and nothing like described, until we found this one in Stirling, Scotland. She's red (obviously), 1.6 UK car with 90K on the clock. 10 months MOT. There isn't a service history book, but all the old mots are there and receipts for various work done. The chap selling her didn't want to let her go, but was under instruction from his wife to buy a more family friendly classic car! She has had the rear sills done before, drivers side is a tidy enough job and solid (just the black paint that's not right), passenger side is still solid but repair is showing signs of rust. Engine wise, she's great! Engine sounds sweet, and pulls well in every gear. Suspension wise, she needs an overhall. Interior is basic but (now) clean and tidy. Hood is shot, but Gayle went straight onto ebay and found a brand new hood that the seller has had lying around for a couple of years for £120! result! She bought it, then we had another road trip to Aberdeen to go collect it. Hood is mint and getting fitted this weekend! I have noticed when at speeds of 70mph upwards, she has a horrible vibration which is coming from the front. It shakes through the car, and if at lower speeds (60mph) we go over any bumps in road, it shakes up through the steering wheel which deffo isn't right. Unfortunately during the test drive there were no roads we could get her up to anything over 30 - 40mph so this only came to light on the way home. But hopefully the work i'm planning should resolve these issues. So Plans are: Fit the new hood Replace all 4 shocks and springs Replace upper/lower wishbones (they look ok, just grubby, but I want to replace all bushes so might aswell just change the whole lot.) Replace wheels/tyres with dished BBS rims Full service including timing belt/fan belt etc. New front and rear brakes (rears have just had brand new calipers fitted) Full custom interior retrim in either full leather or half leather/alcantara Full respray, looking to go for a nice metal flake red! Will also be taking it to BorderMX5 before the paint to have both rear sills repaired professionally/correctly. Think we should be able to get through the next mot with them but not chancing it any longer than that. Engine and engine bay fully detailed. Accessories, such as chrome/stainless steel boot rack, new stereo (just replaced the one that was there for a Pioneer that I had lying around in the garage). Will be a long term project, but want to fully replace as much as we can as we go along for brand new/renovated parts. End goal is to have one very mint mk1 MX5. After cleaning her interior up to my standards, Gayle said "oh look, the suns out!" Which roughly translated means "time for a run in Mindy with the top down!" lol Got some pics when we were out. Totally love this wee car! She's not perfect, but she's ours and makes me happy! First ever convertible I've ever owned, and loving it! Don't worry though, DD isn't going anywhere! Just taking a break from her for a wee while as she needs MOT'd and a new front caliper. Plan is when I get the spraying gear all sorted out to respray the mx5 , I'll be doing DD's front end at the same time. So all's good!
  21. Hey all men, women and children Im mick from fife scotland, been hunting out an aerodeck (hopefully got one) so going to be an active member i recon browsing lots of how too's and picking a few brains lol (already drained away daves will to live with all my questions so far lol and his handywork on the double din project) Not a young chap so not needing a vti ...... tho dont think you need an excuse to have one as from what ive seen they are pretty awesome in every way Looking to get out and about in a 1.6 auto but will do wee mods here and there with all you lucky people advise Thanks all Mick
  22. Hi guys. Just a quick post to let you all know we have updated/upgraded the forum to to very latest version of IPB forum software. Unfortunately our current forum themes were not compatible with the new version, so we have put in place a basic one based on our Civic forum colours (red, grey and black). We'll be adding to it/changing things in time to be more like the previous themes look so bear with us. The upgrade had a lot of security patches and upgrades so again, keeping the forum nice and safe for all our members. The upgrade seems to have gone through problem free so fingers crossed. If however you do find any faults/things not working please let myself or one of the team know, or reply to this post. Stay safe, Dave and the Team
  23. So, weather was fair today so we decided to go for a run in Mindy our wee MX5. Went our usual run towards Innerlethen and the Yarrow valley, and out over the moors. At the end of the road there's this wee pub/hotel called the Gordon Arms Hotel in the middle of nowhere, so seeing as it was lunchtime anyways and we'd always said we'd love to try it out, we popped in for lunch. Had there Gordon arms burger, which was amazing!! Then we left the pub and normally would turn left back towards Yarrow/Selkirk/Galashiels, but decided to turn right and see where it took us. 5 mins from the Gordon arms, we turned right.............any of our long standing Civic5 Members recognise where this is? No? Ok......what about now? Getting warmer........ok, how about now Yup! St Marys Loch!! One of the best ever Civic5 meet venues! Thats the big carpark we normally take over (see pics below!) Happy times those! Can't believe we ended up at St Marys loch! We came in for the side the meet usually exits, so did the run backwards! When we first drove along the road (before we found the layby), I said to Gayle I'm sure I recognize this road! Then said, hang on! If theres a layby on the left round this corner, its the St Marys loch road! Sure enough, there it was. We decided to do the run backwards then cut off and head for home instead of heading to Dalkeith. Ended up in rain (yes, hood stayed down!) and then brightened up before eventually hitting torrential rain (too right, hood went up quick as hell! lmao ) So surprised to find that the run is litterally 25 mins from our front door! Used to take us ages to get there from the old house! We love where we live now!!!! Tis awesome! More photos on Mindy's project thread here>> Daves Mazda MX5 Mk1 (aka Mindy) - Page 17 - Other cars - Civic5 Honda Civic MA/MB/MC owners club
  24. Went into the office today for the first time since last March, and in the way in, found myself in traffic next to a parked FK8, and it dawned on me that they're very similar size wise to a Civic M. Just been checking out of interest, and these are the dimensions for the wheel track and wheel base. FK8 : Front/rear track 1,600/1,593mm Wheelbase 2,700 mm Mc2: Front/rear track 1,465/1,470mm Wheelbase 2,620 mm Now that would be a cool (and expensive) swap...with some flared arches of course.
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