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  1. Red-Shed-Type-R

    FN2 Wheels refresh in black or gun metal, what to do with hubcap?

    @GirlRacer - Nice. I found them, they do look good. I've decided to get a set of wheels from FBMP which are already refurb'd/painted, they're not gun metal as I wanted, but a dark grey, but still think they look good, they've painted the hub caps too, but not replaced the decal, which is...
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    FN2 Wheels refresh in black or gun metal, what to do with hubcap?

    £50 for a set of plastic caps. Crazy. They've got fake ones on Ebay, but the Honda badge is slightly off (probably so they can't get done for copyright) and the colour is weird, looks cheap and nasty. I managed to track down a set of gun metal ones which have the centre caps painted with new...
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    FN2 Wheels refresh in black or gun metal, what to do with hubcap?

    Hello, Wheels on my car are due a refresh, they came fairly badly curbed and there are bubbles starting to appear. Given mine goes on the track allot and are semi permanently covered in black break dust, thinking of going a dark colour, but not sure how to deal with the hub caps. Mine didn't...
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    EP3 TEGIWA HUBCENTRIC WHEEL SPACERS 15MM

    Any reason not to buy Tegiwa wheel spacers over Eibachs, bit cheaper and appear to be made of same material.
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    Who makes the best BBK (Big Brake Kit)?

    Think I'm going to go for the K-System BBK. My standard brakes fade really easily, even sometimes when they're not that hot, I have had a few stained pants moments on tracks with them. It's not just the cheaper outlay at the start, it's the on-going consumables. The cost of replacing the...
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    Who makes the best BBK (Big Brake Kit)?

    Where did you buy them from, got a link?
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    Who makes the best BBK (Big Brake Kit)?

    Interesting. Are you both just running standard rears?
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    EP3 'Money well spent' mods for the FN2

    Get yourself some earplugs if you plan to do any motorway driving, the drone is awful. I just took one off and replaced with an M2 resonated number.
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    EP3 Two Stage Vtec?

    If you look at a dyno read out, you'll see the ECU follows a map of acceleration, the cam profile change is not the only thing that governs how the car accelerates. Mines been remapped now, so its not the same as yours, but as you hit 4k, there is a sudden deeper noise as the intake starts to...
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    FN2 shifter bushes

    I was told (by TDI in fact) that the base bushes make it worse, I only did the selector bushes and that was fine.
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    EP3 Decat replacement options for MOT

    Yes. The back pressure will be different and the ECU will be calculating for a car with a different set up. I think it's safe to drive safely very gently, don't think it'll cause any damage out of VTEC but if in doubt, call your tuner and ask their advice before doing so. Another option for...
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    EP3 Two Stage Vtec?

    Agreed. Although the VTEC means the cam profile switches over under oil pressure, which is at a certain RPM, if you look at a read out is of an engine map, it follows a curve.
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    EP3 FN2 bouncing and bobbing at the front after coil/o and FRS

    Evening, My car now has replacement polly bushes all around, BC racing coil overs, and had the FRS geometry done by Grinspeed. Also has the M Factory LSD. It's got lots of grip and great balance, but at the moment the front bounces around a lot, which detracts from the rest of the cars...
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    Knock Sensor Error after Clutch Replacement - FN2

    I recently had a knock sensor light come on, replaced with an OEM KS and it's resolved. Not sure on the oil level warning. IIRC the oil level sensor is in the sump, did they take the sump off? As far as I am aware, it only triggered if more than 3 litres is lost. The car holds 4.5-5l full...
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    FN2 shifter bushes

    +2 https://www.tegiwaimports.com/acuity-shifter-base-bushings-civic-fn2-type-r-07-11.html Made a big difference to mine, which felt baggy. Now it's precise and positive, makes car feel new, especially as I've just put a new clutch in.
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    FN2 I broke my FN2 today :(

    Thanks @ TommyFN2. To update this thread, tuner said it was not the gearbox/over revving based on what he found under the sump, he said it was almost certainly oil starvation. More evidence (if it were needed) baffles are essential for track use, not optional. Have tried extremely hard to get...
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    FN2 Nürburgring Bridge to Gantry FN2

    I'll let you know when I'm planning something, I've got two credits with MsV to use. I'm not tracking mine till I can get a proper baffle.
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    FN2 Baffled sump, worth the investment?

    Thanks dude, that one is welded. And the guy cut the bits himself and welded himself. I've emailed him :D Apart from having no idea if he has the skill sets to do that well, problem with a welded sum baffle, is if a weld fails, you'll only know when your engine dies :(
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    FN2 Baffled sump, worth the investment?

    Basically, none of the tuners keep these in stock, they get them (normally from Tegiwa) as and when they're required. I’ve managed to speak to Ian @ Clockwise today. He said that there is normally very little demand for FN2 baffles, last batch he made had several sitting in stock for two...
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    FN2 Nürburgring Bridge to Gantry FN2

    Understandable. It's about same from mine. Bedford is nearest to me, I was due to go there on Monday, but my car won't be ready now. Almost all MSv track days have been booked throughout July/August, think so many people off work and not going out socialising, everyones getting into track...
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    FN2 Baffled sump, worth the investment?

    Quite a bit more than I had accounted for, I'm already spending about £2k more than I'd originally planned, got carried away. :D I've just found this one, it's made by M2 but it looks identical to the clockwise one. https://www.funkypower.com/index.php/m2-motorsport-drop-in-sump-baffle-564.html
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    FN2 Baffled sump, worth the investment?

    Hond-R have some alternatives (Toda/Spoon), but they're pricey! https://hondaperformanceparts.co.uk/toda-power-baffled-oil-sump-k20z-fn2-type-r https://hondaperformanceparts.co.uk/spoon-sports-baffled-oil-sump-k20z-fn2fd2
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    FN2 Nürburgring Bridge to Gantry FN2

    Congrats. Don't want to get in the way of your marital bliss! :D Tis quite cheap in the evening sessions though, about £160 I think. And some people share a ticket, so it's actually 50% of that, un-officially of course.
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    FN2 Baffled sump, worth the investment?

    Thanks mate. Yeah, that was your suggestion too! Area managed to get me pump/shaft delete kit and confirmed its gone out today! :cool:
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    FN2 Baffled sump, worth the investment?

    Hi Norf, yeah, tried to get hold of Clockwise, their VM is full and no response to emails, but that is who Tegiwa get their supplies from. I've got one other tuner (TGM) who are trying to source one, they'll find out tomorrow if they can get. Agreed, would definitely be a shame not to get it...
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    FN2 Baffled sump, worth the investment?

    The clockwise one is supposed to the best one, which is drop in, but no one has it in stock and no one can confirm when they'll get them in again. https://www.tegiwaimports.com/clockwise-motion-drop-in-sump-baffle-k-series-k20a-fd2-k20z-fn2.html There is a weld in one, which they do have it...
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    FN2 Nürburgring Bridge to Gantry FN2

    Where are you based, Chris. Is Donington do-able to you? Probably doing an evening there when we get back from the Ring in second week of Sept.
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    FN2 Baffled sump, worth the investment?

    Yes, went last year. And before that in 2011, but only managed half a lap before being caught up in an accident the first time. Last year did a full day in a BMW 340i M sport with road tyres. I've been on a few track days in the FN2 but I'm still not planning to try and break in any records...
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    FN2 Baffled sump, worth the investment?

    Thanks, Chris. Was planning to go over with track tyres on, but I guess, I might have to compromise and use my Michelin PS4.
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    FN2 Baffled sump, worth the investment?

    This guy does not list a baffled sump in his mod list: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVNY5iw9Tt8 And he's driving faster than I will most likely :D
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    FN2 Nürburgring Bridge to Gantry FN2

    No, but I'm pretty sure there was a very well sorted Mk2 golf like that last year. We're going on the 3/4th Sept DN track day this year. Last year it was the October one.
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    FN2 Baffled sump, worth the investment?

    Area came through on the pump, arriving tomorrow. I cannot, however, track down a baffled sump. The one I ordered from Ebay went missing in the post, would you believe! Trying to decide whether to risk the ring in two weeks without a baffle and just using the Fd2 pump. Apart from a few high...
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    FN2 Baffled sump, worth the investment?

    Norv, they had it on Area website, never come across them before, it says it is in stock, so I have bough it, fingers crossed it's not being shipped from Japan. Thanks for the suggestion, if they come through with 48 hours delivery, I owe you a pint! :D
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    FN2 Baffled sump, worth the investment?

    Just TDI north, they've sold out and struggling to get stock. Good shout on the others, will give them a shout. I've also found this: https://www.funkypower.com/index.php/toda-balance-shaft-delete-kit-cl7-fn2.html £200 more and still looks like it could take a while to arrive.
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    FN2 Nürburgring Bridge to Gantry FN2

    ^^^This!^^^ I was involved in this a few years ago, there were fluids on the road at the corner, we came off at about 70mph but was fairly minor. No injuries, scraped the barrier and the bumper came off stopping us from driving. We got out and stood behind the barrier and this carnage...
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    FN2 Baffled sump, worth the investment?

    After all of that. Tegiwa have sold out and can't get stock :( I've managed to get a baffle from Ebay used but I cannot get the FD2 pump shaft delete. Would buy used if anyone has one to sell!? :D I've ordered from from Japan, but could take 20 days to arrive and I'm booked on the ring...
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    FN2 Baffled sump, worth the investment?

    I'm definitely getting it done, thanks for input. Not worth skimping out with new engine being fitted, will only cost more in the long run. Hopefully getting all works done by end of next week. I'm booked onto Bedford for Monday 24th to test new set up. If anyones booked onto that. Not seen...
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    Loxy's silver FN2 GT - J's Braces

    Did you have standard exhaust on this set up Loxy? I saw Tegiwa Exhaust Manifold but not the exhaust? Did you have problems with sound restrictions at tracks?
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    Sourcing a TDI North FN2 Exhaust?

    Hello, As some of you may know my car is getting new engine and gearbox, it's also getting inlet/exhaust manifolds, and the ECUTEK map re-run at TDI, plan was also to get their 3" exhaust as it doesn't breach track sound limits. However, they've sold out and won't have new stock when I'm...
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    FN2 bushes

    Makes sense.
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    FN2 Baffled sump, worth the investment?

    Yes, I use semi-slicks on track, probably should have mentioned that. :D I didn't know about the power gain, any idea how much?
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    FN2 Mugen rear spoiler

    Can't offer any personal advice on this, other than, I bought a standard front splitter from someone via Ebay and he'd initially got the fibreglass copy of Mugen boy kit and said it didn't fit properly and ended up having to buy the full mugen one at great expense. If budgets an issue, get the...
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    FN2 Newbie tuning advice please

    He didn't give me an exact price because he knew I was after a replacement engine in the modest £1k mark. But think you're looking at £7-8k, then the turbo charging and labour on top. Fitting an engine shouldn't be more than 1.5 days work, but the turbo charging IDK. You'd be in very safe...
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    FN2 Baffled sump, worth the investment?

    Thanks Tommy what colour is yours, wouldn't be surprised if I have seen you, been FN2s at every TD I have been at. The engine / gearbox will already be out of mine, but that withstanding its still £800-1k. And with all the other mods I am getting done, it's mounting up to over £4k. I...
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    FN2 Baffled sump, worth the investment?

    Interested to hear from people who have tracked (or raced) FN2's with or without baffled sumps. For those that don't know, high speed driving, particularly on track can cause oil surge/starvation in hard cornering and heavy braking zones, as oil shifts to one side of the sump under strong...
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    FN2 Nürburgring Bridge to Gantry FN2

    Yup, I'd opt for the helmet. The amount of accidents I have seen at the ring
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    FN2 bushes

    Why just the rears? Funnily enough, I have just the front, my tuner said the rear didn't make enough of a difference to warrant the additional labour, that is probably partly because he didn't have the availability to do the whole job :D I bough the whole kit and I'm tempted to put the...
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    FN2 I broke my FN2 today :(

    This is before a few days before, you can hear the delay in changing down in some of the covers on down shifts, struggling to get into third. https://vimeo.com/user92980260/review/443058437/7b6b3de853
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    FN2 I broke my FN2 today :(

    Nope. The selector had been playing up for a while, was struggling to get it into third and fourth, I assumed it was a synchro issue developing initially and was planning to take it in to get it fixed after this track day. This was the lap before...
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    FN2 I broke my FN2 today :(

    They are, it's really the gearbox that went and took the engine with it. Oil starvation due to g-force and over-revving are the weak points of these (and any other) engines. I think it selected 1st instead of third, there was a clunk as I got it into 3rd and the rest is history, including...
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    FN2 Nürburgring Bridge to Gantry FN2

    It's a tourist day, no requirement to do so, but I would certainly do so. I only go on dedicated track days, they're massively more expensive, but you can be there all day and for the most part the people there are more experienced, everyone is paying a lot of money to be there and generally...
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    FN2 Newbie tuning advice please

    I spoke to Tdi North this week, they have several K20 Engines they've already put the forged internals in ready for turbo charging, but they ain't cheap. :D No doubt be absolutely solid and reliable though.
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    FN2 Nürburgring Bridge to Gantry FN2

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVNY5iw9Tt8 This guy done 8min19:97
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    FN2 I broke my FN2 today :(

    They don't stock any K20 engines anymore, too old, worth a try but seems they only run with current engines. Suspect they'd have been very expensive anyway. Piston came out of the bottom of engine and smashed the sump. Gear box is toast as well. Proper job as Loxy put it. :D Currently...
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    FN2 I broke my FN2 today :(

    Anyone know what this engine is with 237 BHP? Says 2010 and K20Z4? Local Honda dealer recommended these guys who remanufacture engines, suspect they won't be cheap but they come with a 12 month unlimited warranty (not once I modify it, but does go to show the quality) :D...
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    FN2 I broke my FN2 today :(

    Sorry, was feeling a bit sensitive about it yesterday :D I've been thinking about that, prices seem to have been gradually increasing during Lockdown, they're more for less than when I bought this in June. And for low mileage ones, they're asking top money. Problem for me and breaking is, a)...
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    FN2 I broke my FN2 today :(

    I def pushed the stick forwards into 3rd but something wasn't right as I could hear some knocking noises from the gearbox, I've got Donnington down, and I'm consistent. I didn't do anything different than usual. I was quick around there, car was very competitive, considering what little works...
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    FN2 I broke my FN2 today :(

    Do the turbos go up in value?
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    FN2 I broke my FN2 today :(

    Thanks for response, Loxy. Think it selected wrong gear, been struggling with 3/4th and was about to get it booked in for clutch and great box overhaul. Here is same section the lap before, no problem, done many laps dropping it into 3rd at that point, no problem...
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    FN2 I broke my FN2 today :(

    Been having trouble getting into 3rd/4th on downshift when hot and under load. Today something went quite wrong when I put it into 3rd. https://vimeo.com/user92980260/review/443058104/d56cf04b70 After I got towed back to paddock it spilled all the engine oil out. Starter motor could not...
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    Who makes the best BBK (Big Brake Kit)?

    Do you have the ones with floating discs or fixed? https://www.dcperformance.co.uk/uprated/d2-front-big-brake-kits/honda/civic.html https://www.dcperformance.co.uk/cheap/1776055/honda/d2-front-big-brake-kits/d2-ho33-330x32-f.html Did you leave the rears as standard?
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    Who makes the best BBK (Big Brake Kit)?

    Is it possible to put big brakes on front and leave standards on back? Turners I've spoken to have said not a good idea, but couple people I spoke to at Track day said otherwise. I had great session at weekend, engine and chassis great, but the brakes really do let it down, but I hadn't...
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    EP3 'Money well spent' mods for the FN2

    Tested mine on Track today. Ran really well, very happy with it, loads of grip and nicely balanced, if a little too neutral, but very predictable and forigving, you can really throw it about and it never feels like it's going to try and kill you. A few problems, mainly the gears are...
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    EP3 'Money well spent' mods for the FN2

    TDI charged me £590, but they also fitted an HKS RSK intake for me (which I bought along) so some of the labour would have been for that. £550 is around the price most will charge.
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    How-To replace the gear stick gaiter on a FN2

    Quick question, can you take the gaitor off the locking nut without pulling up the plastic surround? I've seen videos on YT where they appear to just twist it off, but mine is locked on pretty tight. I can't get to the locking nut to lock my knob in place.
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    FN2 What's your MPG?

    BMW 340i M Sport with M Performance Power pack, 3.0 Twin scroll turbo 360bhp/480nm: 13-15 track & spited drive / 24-26 general mixed driving / 32-34 motorway FN2 with HKS/RSK and remap 2.0 NA 218bhp: 13-15 track & spited drive / 24-26 general mixed driving / 32-34 motorway :lol:
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    Loxy's silver FN2 GT - J's Braces

    Good to see you on the Ring Loxy, I'm taking mine in September.
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    FN2 Newbie tuning advice please

    I saw this outside TDI North last week when I got my FN2 mapped. It's bonkers. But what a money pit, I'd just get the latest Civic than spend all that money modding it, but I guess it's horses for courses, the fun is in the modding for some people and fair play to them. TDIN said to me, that...
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    EP3 'Money well spent' mods for the FN2

    Makes sense, suppose it's more about whether it improves on fade on track days, although at Donington this week was only after about 15 min session that I started to get brake fade.
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    AutoGlyn Headlight lens restoration, anyone done it?

    Cool. EP3 much bigger light than FN2, wonder if the circle will be trickier. I ordered it though, will give it a go! :)
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    EP3 'Money well spent' mods for the FN2

    My car has just been fitted with BC coilovers, bushes and FRS. Along with HKS RSK + ECUTEK remap, currently running just under 220bhp. Feels like a brand new car, so much more responsive, great turn in and lateral grip. Taking it on first track day tonight, so will be interesting to see what...
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    EP3 'Money well spent' mods for the FN2

    Is that still the case on track under heavy use? All the tuners I've spoken to have all advised to get them.
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    FN2 Connecting Go-Pro so you can see the driver (FN2)

    Hello, I've got a Go-Pro-7 to film track days. I've got a large sucker pad, which will go on the windscreen and show a Bonet down view, which is OK, but I think track videos are much more interesting if you can see driver, but it ideally needs to be fairly close up. Any suggestions on...
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    AutoGlyn Headlight lens restoration, anyone done it?

    https://www.autoglym.com/headlight-restoration-kit Video looks easy enough, just a bit worried the pad for the drill is quite wide and will be going over the lights and onto the masked off bodywork. Guess just have to put lots of layers of tape on?
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    FN2 Chain change

    You're the second person to say this to me today. I'm getting mine done with the coil overs and geo today.
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    FN2 Help me get my knob polished...

    Yes, that was the point of the thread, to check it was the same size, as I need to buy the rod to clean it. Thanks for confirming, I'll get an M10 rod.
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    FN2 FN2 paint correction and ceramic coating

    Does the bodywork need to be in pretty good condition to start with? I just got an FN2 with 94k miles, there are areas on front and rear bumper where the lacker has come off. And quite a lot of chips and issues on the Bonet. All the cars I looked at in my budget had similar issues. If it was...
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    FN2 Chain change

    Sounds like you got off quite lightly then. Did it have full Honda Service? Mine was up until 2018 and last year some back street garage, so I assume Honda would have done any value clearances and timing chain changes required during its like 94k miles. DOn't think they're due until 100k miles...
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    FN2 Chain change

    I'm getting my value clearances done tomorrow. The guy said he'd check the chain the following day when cold, he said you can here a rattle when it's cold but not warm, how did they diagnose the chain was skipping a tooth? Mines done 95k
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    FN2 Help me get my knob polished...

    ...sorry, cheesy title. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2884dsplQw Just replaced my gaitor with a Honda original part, not a dodgy fake suede one from eBay. was going to get a new knob because mines scratched up, but after seeing this would quite like to fix. Video says 8th gen...
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    FN2 Premium fuel

    I've heard this also. I just got rid of a 340i Msport on PCP which had the M-Sport Powerpack (370bhp/480NM) and it said in the blurb it was mapped to higher octane fuels. I used Tesco all the way through and it was fine. But just before I got ride, during lock down when normal petrol was sub...
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    How-To replace the gear stick gaiter on a FN2

    My (gear) knob is on the wonk, was like that when I bough it. When it's screwed on fully tight, the numbers and lines point towards the steering column instead of straight forwards. It's giving me OCD worse than the shagged out gaitor (new one of those in the post). Would you fix this by...
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    FN2 bushes

    Probably, but the difference between the whole job is nearly £700, that's enough to warranty a 3 hour drive each way for me. :D
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    FN2 bushes

    Makes sense. From what I have been told, its' really worth doing all of them and it's a fairly big job. The price difference between north and south is quite shocking, double the labour charge!
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    FN2 bushes

    Nice one, appreciate quick response. Bit of a trek that, but if they can do it for 2-3 hours, still better value than 8 hours down south!
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    FN2 bushes

    @Loxy where did you get yours fitted with 2-3 hours labour?
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    FN2 bushes

    Have you got a link to what you ended up getting @Wilmo? How many hours labour did it cost to fit? I sent the following to TDI and they quoted me approx 8 hours labour at £90 + 20% VAT. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143393068211 And I'm already getting coil overs fitted plus geo, which is approx...
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    FN2 FN2 Rear Shocks

    Hi Ghillie, What made you go for Koni/Eibach combo, checking prices of the above, seems like all in, you're getting into coil over territory. I'm about to get eibachs and as with OP, considering Sachs to replace the standard shocks which have covered 94k now. But I will be doing some track...
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