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Will the old girl limp on?

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by noseall, 20 Jan 2008.

  1. noseall

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    you guys just go on using your non- genuine parts, ripping folks off in the process.

    me, i shall do what my wallet allows me to do.

    are you saying that buying genuine parts is foolish and a waste of money?
     
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    yes. why wouldn't they?
     
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    Economics. They don't make filters, they build cars.
     
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    Hondas aint cheap.
     
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    Noseall, don't worry about the filter, for the sake of 8 weeks, I run a rally escort mk2, with twin webber 45's, no filter, and so do most others with this set up, no problem at all, what's probably happening, is its started to run to rich, and needs more air to compensate, hence the stalling, and running better with the pipe off.
     
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    i bet you had the Harrier too? ;)
     
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    Never had a Harrier, but got a RS2000 :D
     
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    I wasn't suggesting they are cheap. But why would any car maker run off half a dozen filters for their own range of cars when they can get them from someone who's up and running doing just that. Even filter companies get filters from other filter manufacturers to fill out their own range.
    All the major supermarkets do the same thing with almost all the things on their shelves.
     
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    Yeah, and you go back to the main dealer for your 'Honda' light bulbs, spark plugs and specially produced organic oil from the valleys of Japan
    :rolleyes:
     
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    Noseall, have a look at the tyres on your Honda, does it say Honda or is it Bridgestone, Dunlop, Michelin etc.
    I work for many year for a brake manufacturer and they supplied many different car and truck companies with OEM brake pads and shoes, so getting anal about a bloody air filter in an old shed, is stupid, get real.
     
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    ok, ok guys, i'm out of my depth i admit it.

    but if i were to replace all of my Honda, bit by bit, with non genuine parts, i will not end up with a Honda.

    and there is not a soul on this forum who can discredit the quality of Honda motors.:cool:
     
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    I don't see why not. Honda only assemble bits of cars that are for them by a lot of other companies.
     
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    so what you are saying is, it is simply the way that a car is put together or assembled and NOT the quality of the engineering within individual parts that make a good car?
     
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    They part(s) supplied will be to the specification that Honda specify them to be.
     
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    aaaaah. now we're getting somewhere.

    so you are saying that, although parts can be made in the same factory, a different specification could be applied to the honda parts?
     
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