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 #3866203  by FoxyLady
 Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:15 pm
HI everyone. Just joined, and will hopefully get to grips with using the site quite soon!

I have a late 2001 Type R. Had it 15 years now, and still kinda love it! Hardly any rust, 90k on the clock. A few minor issues to tackle!! I met an enthusiast when I was about to sell it, a few weeks ago, who convinced me to keep it while longer, and that made me think to join here. Now thinking to give it a little TLC, so hopefully you will share your thoughts on any future posts.

Hope you are all having a fine evening :)

Michelle x
 #3866206  by 15repyt
 Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:45 pm
Welcome .

That's a long time to have a car! What issues are you having with it?
 #3866209  by FoxyLady
 Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:26 pm
Hello! Thank you for your welcome!! :)

Its been a great car, and it’s still pretty nippy!

At the moment, it has a little leak in the radiator, somewhere. I am not sure whether to replace it with a used original Honda radiator, or, replace with a european non genuine one. ( I was told to steer clear of Chinese versions and my mechanic said KSeal might block something). I have found a used genuine one online for £63. Nor sure whether this is a good price or not. I have no idea about these things (blush)

Other than that, I was going to invest in having the wheels dipped and refurbished (£280 for this, including a powder coating)

And.. my mechanic has put a europarts exhaust on it and it sounds attriocious, so debating whether to replace that over the next 12 months.

I have been touching up the bodywork and wouldnt mind getting the (I think) brake calipers(?) sprayed red. Saw a photo of a CTR today that had it done and it looked ace.

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Here is my trusty steed! Guess I want to spend a bit money getting her nearer to tip top, without going overboard on things that wont add any value.
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 #3866210  by bondyboy
 Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:02 pm
Welcome long time Honda owner, I'm still enjoying my ownership after 10 years, 15 is impressive

Unfortunately facebook groups have hurt most forums and CTRO has been no exception ( ), there's not much activity on here now but there's still a wealth of information available from the years gone by

I personally wouldn't bother with a 2nd hand radiator, mine went a year or so ago and replaced it with a mishimoto one

Maybe worth keeping an eye out in the for sale section here for an exhaust coming up
 #3866235  by FoxyLady
 Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:33 am
Thanks Bondy, will take a look at facebook. Grateful of the advice on the rad/exhaust :)

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