Jump to content
tonedepear

Super-modern (2004) Honda Accord Saloon Manual 2.0pez 177k £300 Failed MOT, needs ARB bush and shocker. MOT End July still. Sheffield

Recommended Posts

Someone should buy this Today, Beat all other shiters, Pilot it to their local Civic authority area and bolster their Integra-ty. Inspire others with your Insight into Fit older cars. Dance the Concerto to a Ballade, you'll be in your Element.

Brand new car for £500, what do you want for nothing?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Eh! Have I got a bad rep. or something!

So, as you may have guessed I fixed up to take a look at this tdp is only a matter of minutes from Mrs Sparts place, so it worked out well. However, since this morning I've ended up replacing a wheel bearing and two tyres on my work van, only to discover on the way home that the advance solenoid is leaking and pissing diesel all over the place!

The upshot of this is I'm not immediately in position to buy the car, although I can confirm I would if I could! The bodywork is remarkably rust free and just needs a day detailing it, (yes, I know), to add an honest £200 of value. It drives well and seems pretty sprightly for a 'grown up car'.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ummm, so I'm working nights and thought I'd stick it in for a test and see what came out.

 

This came out:

 

 

Date tested13 June 2018 FAIL
Mileage175,745 miles
MOT test number3046 7335 7396
Test locationunavailable until further notice
Repair immediately (major defects):
  • Nearside Rear All position lamps not working (4.2.1 (a))
  • Offside Rear All position lamps not working (4.2.1 (a))
  • Nearside Rear Anti-roll bar pin or bush excessively worn D bush (5.3.4 (a) (i))
  • Nearside Front Shock absorbers has a serious fluid leak (5.3.2 ( B))
  • Brake lever has insufficient reserve travel (1.1.2 (a))
  • Undertray insecure engine under shield tie wrapped up (8.1.1 ( B) (i))
Repair as soon as possible (minor defects):
  • Battery insecure but not likely to fall from carrier (4.13 (a) (i))
Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories):
  • Nearside Front Tyre worn close to legal limit/worn on edge (5.2.3 (e))
  • Offside Front Tyre worn close to legal limit/worn on edge (5.2.3 (e))
 

 

Could be worse, 2 bulbs, shocker, twiddle the new caliper to adjust the handbrake (it's been high since it was put on, by same garage, but hey...) and a D shaped ARB on the back. We knew it could use a pair of tyres anyway.

 

Anyone want it? Offers considered. I don't have the mobility to do much more than the bulbs at the minute but it'd be a shame to spunk garage money at getting it through when many on here can probably do all this for the price of parts. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

always hakered for one after "The Cog" was shown on ..

 

alas I am in need of a badermatic, other wise would have been Sheffield bound forth with ...

 

 

:(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's one of the best shades of blue going, in my opinion.

 

I can't have it myself, very unfortunately, but just for general info, does this have cruise and remote locking?

 

Yes remote locking, no cruise. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm a real fan of this car.

 

Just been on ebay and looked at complete used suspension legs. Very reasonable.

 

Also had a look at youtube regarding fitting. Nothing scary to be had there. You don't even have to remove the hub from the driveshaft.

 

Piece of p**s really.

 

That arb 'd' bush, I'd say about 20-30 minutes to replace.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aye, if I hadn't fucked my back up I'd have done the bush and the little bits already and would have just run it down the road for the shock cos I don't trust myself compressing springs without ending up with one through my face/next door's bedroom window or something. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By chancer
      Moving this over here in case anyone has missed it. Needing this gone within next 2 weeks due to losing parking space. Couple of faults but nothing major. Its mot'd til jan and in good running order. Price drop to £300 as is for quick sale, otherwise i fix the faults and stick it on bumtree for twice that amount! Would make a good winter beater for someone
    • By si1881
      Going to try this on here before the fun that is eBay or similar.
       
      My mum has recently replaced her trusty old SportKa with a newer 500 and currently it’s just sat in the garage.
       
      It’s only done 38k with I think mum being the third owner plus a very large file of bills. As you can see from the MOT history ‘a lot’ of miles have been done in the last few years....! Has the leather interior, an aftermarket Bluetooth kit, Air Con that works and four good tyres plus working remote key.
       
      It has had some attention by a welder in the past but the filler area is solid and other than a few obvious bits on the sills and corners of the rear bumpers is in nice condition.
       
      If anyone is interested please let me know. I’m back there later this week so can look at the paperwork or anything else on the car in more detail.
       
      She’s looking for about £750-800.
       
      Car is currently SORN and located in deepest Lincolnshire (near Spilsby).
       

    • By Steve79
      Departarting from the norm, I'm being lazy and have actually managed to convince the seller to deliver to my house at no cost. It's only the other side of town but haven't got the time to collect today.

      2 hour countdown starts at 9am
    • By Broadsword
      Hot on the heels of last week’s collectioneering of a Xantia, another collection starts here and now. Well it is probably a collection as long as the car is as described, but I am optimistic.

      Clues. It’s enormous yet quite cramped. Never had one before and it could be considered blessed, saintly even!
    • By KruJoe
      It's the green one.
      If you're proper horny for it then PM me, but anyone with cash can buy a car any time. Meh.
      Would roffle, but CBA with the admin.
       
      Therefore, funtime!
       
      Another KruJoe-spec 99p start AUCTION...
       
      (GBP (Pounds Sterling) bids only, no licked Twixes (John_F, I'm talking to you), bid increments 50 pence or more, that's up to you. Auction ends 24 hours after the last bid. Other T&C's may apply if I haven't thought of them yet.)
       
      It's a risk, but I'll take it.
      I've thought of a number as a reserve, roughly bridge price plus today's £50 MOT fee, so above that, I'm happy. If it doesn't work, we'll re-think, but his is will be a cheap car for one of you lot.
       
       
      Location:
       
      Central, so close to everyone on mainland UK.
       
      Collection: most days/times are possible, evenings are good. Relaxed timescale, storage is not a problem here. I can bring you to it from Skipton bus or rail station.
      The Car.
      My dependable daily for two FTP-free years. Ex-JohnK and Bramz. 
      1.4 Rti run-out model, lots of toys. 
      Cheap tax and cla$$ic policy friendly (£140pa, Carole Nash. A.Flux quoted similar).
      Tested until 31 May 2020, advised on two back tyres.
      Not yet 62,000 on the dial. Likely to be SORN'd before June. V5 here, with loads of history.
      New oil and filter last week.
      Good batt, exhaust, brakes etc. There are a few minor niggles, I've just lived with it. Character, innit.
      Squishy-comfort velour in fine fettle. (Almost) everything works.
      The bodywork scrubs up well but there's some bits of rust if you really go looking. It doesn't stop it being a respectable motor… until… last week one of my favourite brothers rubbed a tractor down the side, damaging two doors and the mirror.

      All still work fine, and I still have the (undamaged) plastic strip from the door. I don't have the arsedness to try improving it cosmetically and I'm ready for a change of daily anyway. The worst would likely push out from inside. As would the small bit on the arch – it's single skinned there. Until that happened, nobody has ever turned their nose up at it, and it has attracted a lot of positive conversation. 








      99p anyone?
×
×
  • Create New...