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  1. ltslimjim

    ROTORS: AC Delco Gold / Professional vs Napa Premium

    So, I cheapened out on the previous brake service (fronts only) for an 07 Honda Fit Sport. In summer of 2019, I bought Centric brand Premium Rotors and Pads. The rotors warped within a couple months nearly and now it’s about 25k miles in with the pads already at the wear indicators. Prior to...
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    Troubleshooting P0171 Honda Fit

    hi guys, looking to hunt down a supposed lean issue on my 2007 Honda Fit. Earlier this year, I had a pretty bad misfire from a coil problem driving to work and this eventually wound up causing the cat to fail afterward. Come to find out, this vehicle had an aftermarket cat from a PO! Anyway, I...
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    Diagnosing AC Failure 2007 Honda Fit

    Vehicle: 2007 Honda Fit Sport AT Hey guys, it's been a while but I'm back with a new AC problem. A couple of years ago the relay for the compressor went bad and replacing that got it back working. Now, the AC just completely failed while driving the other day. The compressor pulley spin w/...
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    Questions on upgrading to higher-output alternator

    So, my dad has some questions due to short-tripping his Chevy he is concerned over the performance of his stock unit. Vehicle: Chevy Blazer 2004 4.3L Stock unit: 100A output Unit considering to upgrade to: <a...
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    A/C problem since front end wreck

    Some background: 2007 Honda Fit Sport with AT The sypmtom: A/C works great, it just seems to take 10 minutes into a drive; sometimes changing speeds/vent setting/to defrost can encourage it to kick on sooner, but once it turns on there isn't a problem and it works fine. If I restart the...
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    Blending E85 to use as cleaner in non-FFV

    So, I've heard of some people using mixtures of e85 with e10, etc. Something like a 40/60 ratio as otherwise it generates CELs when running straight e85 for obvious reasons. Question: Ethanol as a cleaner, any good? Particularly e85 fuels ability at cleaning? How about blended for use in a...
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    Brake Fluid and MMO; mixed by mistake

    So, my pops mistakenly poured some brake fluid into his reserve bottle of MMO. Don't know how but he managed a few ounces before realizing he had made the error. Question: is the entire gallon of MMO now garbage or can a few ounces of brake fluid diluted into MMO and subsequently gallons of...
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    Older tires on wheels left in basement for years?

    So, I have the chance to use a full spare tire now. I'm borrowing a wheel from a set my BIL has left in storage for 7 years now in a fully enclosed basement. Took off nearly full tread w/ OE wheel setup for his custom setup. He hasn't inspected them in a while afaik, so he didn't know if the...
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    Rubbed sidewall and got goosed ugh

    I've done this more times than I care to admit. I called DT to order the replacement, since they don't carry the Cooper CS5 Ultras at stores in my area. On the plus side, its at 4/32 remaining tread. Moved to a new place with curb side parking but this is embarrassing still. Any tips for...
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    Sway bar End Link damaged?

    So, I've had some front-end noise develop on my '07 Honda Fit Sport. Reading about the symptoms I believe it could be strut mount or the end links being the culprit. I took some pictures of the end links with the wheels turned and noticed what appears to be a damaged boot: <a...
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    Honda gas cap questions

    So, I did have that infamous "Check Fuel Cap" message once in my '07 Fit a while back, but it hasn't returned. However, the nature of my question has to do with what is the definition of normal behavior for an OE Honda gas cap? I did notice the gasket seemed to catch/release as if the gasket...
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    Shopping for new tires dilemma, size change?

    So, I've been running the Cooper CS5 Ultras on my '07 Honda Fit Sport in the stock 195/55R15 size since the summer of 2015. I'm at nearly 37k miles and at my last rotation; 35k miles in, it had the remaining original 3 tires (1 is a replacement from road hazard) as down to 5/32s. I drive a lot...
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    CS5 Ultras vs Grand Touring & Changing Tire sizes

    So, with the current deal going on at DiscountTire and DTD, I'm considering just dumping the inherited Chinese made tires on my 2007 Honda Fit Sport. Hey, together I'm talking $195 in rebates here why not? It has the stock 15" alloys and they come with stock / currently have installed 195/55r15...
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    Lubegard has their own Full ATF now?

    I ran across their product on Amazon browsing this morning and hadn't recalled them selling their own ATF before. Does anyone know much about it / tried it? <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Lubegard-69032-Synthetic-Automatic-Transmission/dp/B00BZMQT66"...
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    Blacklion BH15 Tires ?

    Looking into new tires at some point on this new to me 2007 Honda Fit. The current tires have plenty of tread left, but I haven't heard of them before. Apparently, they are a Chinese made tire called Blacklion. <a href="http://www.blackliontires.com/tires/BH15.html"...
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    Broken Bolt for Coil

    *TL;DR version at bottom Well, here is my story. Since I recently had my late model Civic Hatchback stolen I had to get a replacement and made a big mistake/ran into a problem on basic maintenance. This new to me 2007 Honda Fit was from up north. Do you see where this is leading? You guessed...
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    Mobil1 AFE 0w-30---5,500 miles---92 Civic VX

    Greetings, all. So here is the first report I've gotten since a summer of 2013 head-gasket replacement on an older D15Z1. It looks better than before. However, I'm not sure if what is in this sample is just trace remains of coolant or not as this is the 3rd OCI since the job and the first UOA...
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    Mobil1 AFE 0w-20---21,000 miles---07 Fit Sport

    <a href="http://i.imgur.com/7EGdala.jpg" target="_blank">http://i.imgur.com/7EGdala.jpg</a> <img src="http://i.imgur.com/7EGdala.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" /> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Code:</div><div class="ubbcode-body ubbcode-pre" ><pre>OIL...
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    Mobil1 AFE 0w-20---17,000 miles---07 Fit Sport

    My BIL says he didn't change it between the previous UOA, so here goes... LINK TO PREVIOUS UOA: <a href="http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=181667&Number=2724403#Post2724403"...
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    Old school oils tested by Blackstone

    <a href="http://www.blackstone-labs.com/Newsletters/Gas-Diesel/October-1-2012.php" target="_blank">http://www.blackstone-labs.com/Newsletters/Gas-Diesel/October-1-2012.php</a> Nice read! <img src="/forums/graemlins/thumbsup2.gif" alt="thumbsup" title="thumbsup" height="18" width="25" />
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