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    Yes, it will fail. Mine offered a code last year...

    Yes, it will fail. Mine offered a code last year which my mechanic identified. I imported the new part (some sensor) and he fitted it and it still triggered it. The old sensor was worn out so another...
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    Thanks, I’ll tell him.

    Thanks, I’ll tell him.
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    Cylinder sensor needed

    My Beat failed its recent MOT on a couple of things, one being the engine management light being on. My mechanic has eliminated everything possible and concludes itís the cylinder sensor at fault....
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    I own a '91 Beat here in the UK. Last year the...

    I own a '91 Beat here in the UK. Last year the cambelt broke and my mechanic mate (Honda) rebuilt the engine. Honda UK contacted Honda Japan who sent the Beat's factory details. Hundreds of pages! My...
  5. Thread: Tonneu front stud

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    I went to a local car trimmers and he had...

    I went to a local car trimmers and he had everything needed for mine. He fitted them there and then and was very reasonable. Whilst there I took a look around. In a corner was a ‘project’. I said is...
  6. worked on mine

    I had a similar problem and Steve is correct. He advised me too a while a go. I ordered a new relay through Honda for my Beat. It comes from Japan. Mine arrived very swiftly. Honda use only 2 types...
  7. Fuel pump relay fails due to solder...

    Fuel pump relay fails due to solder deterioration.
    The cam belt went on mine in March. Engine rebuild needed. Honda mechanic mate was surprised that many original parts are still available from...
  8. Thread: Dipped bulbs

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    Yes on my other Hondas it's similar. I've done it...

    Yes on my other Hondas it's similar. I've done it more than once but never remember exactly what's done. Often working 'blind' doesn't help (me). Lol
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    Sadly I don't...... Lots of people like them when...

    Sadly I don't...... Lots of people like them when they see them though. Try eBay. Not just now though as there's another there. It's in an auction but hadn't reached its reserve when I looked. I'd...
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    Looks great! Mine's never out in the rain, except...

    Looks great! Mine's never out in the rain, except for its MOT in '16. A boat would have been better, but as it passed I'll accept it. This year ('17) it failed on a twisted brake pipe near the servo....
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    Fuel pump relay. The solder isn't reliable long...

    Fuel pump relay.
    The solder isn't reliable long term. If it is going to work the relay will click after turning the ignition and prime as you state. The click comes from behind the passenger seat....
  12. Thread: Meet up ??

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    Just seen that KKITP meet won't happen in 2017...

    Just seen that KKITP meet won't happen in 2017 but hopefully will in 2018.
  13. Thread: Meet up ??

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    Let's hope so.

    Let's hope so.
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    Sadly too far from East Northants..........

    Sadly too far from East Northants....... Hopefully KKITP at Gaydon might happen again in 2017? Let's hope so. Engine rebuild this June after cam belt snapped. New tyres. New MOT. We need somewhere to...
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    Thanks, I will pass on your advice.

    Thanks, I will pass on your advice.
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    Thanks, I suspect it's that one. He's hopeful he...

    Thanks, I suspect it's that one. He's hopeful he can do it..... We're just waiting for a few more parts to arrive and then he'll rebuild the engine.
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    exhaust catalyst sensor

    My mate's renewing stuff in the engine but a bolt sheered when he removed the catalyst. This is the only part from Honda Japan he can't order. He will attempt to drill it and use a bolt but in case...
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    Cam belt cost/supplier

    Hi anyone recommend a cam belt supplier for a Beat. Mine's just gone!:help: Cheers.
  19. I think my mechanic might be referring to this...

    I think my mechanic might be referring to this very soon as the roadside rescue have just diagnosed a broken cam belt...... :help:. Thanks for your helpful and detailed post.
  20. Thread: Respray complete

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    Looks great!

    Looks great!
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    I was much younger when I bought mine! :help:

    I was much younger when I bought mine! :help:
  22. Thread: Insuring my Beat

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    Insuring my Beat

    Hi, over the years I've used Sure Team Direct, Performance Direct, Footman James and Adrian Flux. I've gone for a reasonable premium but always insisted on an agreed value. The renewals can always be...
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    Autotrader had 2 recently for silly money. I...

    Autotrader had 2 recently for silly money. I recommend owners obtaining insurance with an agreed value which is usually a few pounds more or even free. Photos can be submitted and it always amuses me...
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    Agree with Gavin. Also consider the fuel pump...

    Agree with Gavin. Also consider the fuel pump relay. It too suffers from a solder situation causing a non start after running a while, typically after stopping to refuel. ( Steve M here informed me)...
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    Beat plus myself..... Missed attending in 2015 so...

    Beat plus myself..... Missed attending in 2015 so looking forward to it.
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