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Gel's Honda Civic MB2 auto

I bought my X Reg Honda Civic quite cheaply over 3 yrs. ago.  it needed lots of TLC initially e.g. ball joints, drop links, rear exhaust box, lambda sensor and 2 tyres.
3 years down the line it managed to pass the MOT but had advisories for........  rear brake disc's/pads and handbrake pads........worst of all my MOT stated that there was slight corrosion on the rear structure.....when the surface rust was ground down....... the appearance of solid steel meant there was no need for welding
 
Once I knew the car was structurally sound....I decided to have all the brake disc's/pads renewed and had the underside cleaned and undersealed.......also had the a/c recharged.
 
The engine and auto box behave perfectly so I may have this reliable budget car for another few years.
 
Did I mention .....that I've fallen in love with my wee MB2

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    Gel's Honda Civic MB2 auto

      Make: Honda
      Model: Civic MB2

    I bought my X Reg Honda Civic quite cheaply over 3 yrs. ago.  it needed lots of TLC initially e.g. ball joints, drop links, rear exhaust box, lambda sensor and 2 tyres.

    3 years down the line it managed to pass the MOT but had advisories for........  rear brake disc's/pads and handbrake pads........worst of all my MOT stated that there was slight corrosion on the rear structure.....when the surface rust was ground down....... the appearance of solid steel meant there was no need for welding :)

     

    Once I knew the car was structurally sound....I decided to have all the brake disc's/pads renewed and had the underside cleaned and undersealed.......also had the a/c recharged.

     

    The engine and auto box behave perfectly so I may have this reliable budget car for another few years.

     

    Did I mention .....that I've fallen in love with my wee MB2

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    Yippee !  my MB2 has just passed it's MOT.....cost me £270 but what the heck tis cheap dependable motoring for another 13 months.

     

    My insurance is due in a few days time so I now know I have a car worth insuring......party.gif1

    I'm now entering year five with a 19 year old car bought as a stop gap.....The Honda God must be looking down on me.ecstatic.gif1

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    Shes been an ultra reliable wee car Gerry eh! 5 year stop gap car lmao 😀

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    The MOT flagged up "misting shocks" so I decider to replace them regardless of them behaving perfectly.

    I suppose I'll notice a little difference once the newbies are fitted but I'm not expecting a black and white difference.

     

    My rear brake caliper has been sticking ever since I got the car so I expect a noticeable difference once the new caliper is fitted....yes, I could of freed the caliper but I'm fed up pratting about.

     

    I'm no longer agile enough to climb under cars so I'll be having the work carried out by my local mechanic........I never stay and watch the work being done because I'd be inclined to tell the mechanic how to do the job properly........I expect most of you understand where I'm coming from....lol

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    Oh indeed Gerry! Some garages ive been too in the past all thats missing from the mechanics atire is a cowboy hat! I think you will however notice a difference with the new shocks even though the old ones aren't totally gubbed. 

    I did the same with the mini rear calipers, got fed up having to remove them yo try and free them up but last time they were siezed solid so just bit the bullet and got new ones. Trouble free since ( although bleeding the rear brakes after it then putting her back together again did cause my heart attack!). Mini has those stupid screw type pistons so prone to seizing. 

     

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    The shocks arrived Dave and no doubt there will be a noticeable difference once fitted (I was peeved about the MOT advisory mentioning I may need new shocks and actually convinced myself that there wouldn't be any difference....lol)

    When I took the shocks out of the box for testing it reminded me of fitting Monroe shocks to Cortina's and Sierra's.....Monroe was always my affordable choice back then.  I also got the strut mounting kit but struggled to get new dust covers.....didn't get them in the end because I couldn't figure out which ones to get.....hopefully my dust covers are useable.

     

    The Mini did you a favour Mate  i.e. your weakness presented when help was close to hand......oh ! the Mini uses those pesky type calipers....what a pig they can be.

    A cynic might say all Garages will take you on given the opportunity.....lol...lol...lol

     

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