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    Now that is cold! I find the Beat beaches itself...

    Now that is cold! I find the Beat beaches itself quite easily in snow drifts (because the floor is so low), but on slippery surfaces the handling is a dream - its so predictable and controllable in a...
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    When I bought my latest Beat 4 years ago it had a...

    When I bought my latest Beat 4 years ago it had a problem of the error light coming on, but being weak/fady (rather than the light being fully on), and not having an error code. It was worse when it...
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    Hi Wild and Foamy, Unlikely you'll find anything...

    Hi Wild and Foamy,
    Unlikely you'll find anything local!
    Yahoo actions (Japanese ebay) have the bits you need, and you can get buyee to send it to you.
    Go go:
    https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/

    And...
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    I had this same problem last year, and Honda have...

    I had this same problem last year, and Honda have run out of them. I ordered up a pattern one and had it sent to my relatives in Japan, who then got it picked up by a firm who properly boxed it up,...
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    OK, this could be a number of things: Are you...

    OK, this could be a number of things:
    Are you burning oil?
    Was the engine cold when tested?
    Is the ECU working properly?
    Are the spark plugs working properly - unburned fuel could give a high...
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    Couldn't jp-carparts send you one quicker?

    Couldn't jp-carparts send you one quicker?
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    I'm afraid I don't have a spare, but looks like...

    I'm afraid I don't have a spare, but looks like something you could fabricate quite easily to get you out of a pickle.
    19 could just be a few washers put together
    20 is the trickiest, but with...
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    Check all your bushes and linkages. I had the...

    Check all your bushes and linkages. I had the same problem on a Renault Scenic on which I'd just put a new wishbone. It turns out that one of the bushes was not pressed in right at manufacture so the...
  9. Try this rotor arm instead: 30103-P65-006

    Try this rotor arm instead: 30103-P65-006
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    Parts wise, I have found that jp carparts are...

    Parts wise, I have found that jp carparts are pretty good. If you have the part numbers you can order up parts from any Honda dealer (at least you can in Europe, not sure about the US).
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    ECU is in the driver compartment, behind a panel...

    ECU is in the driver compartment, behind a panel behind the passenger seat. There are about six capacitors that need replacing because they blow. Even if you think they look fine, they are so cheap...
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    I don't have any spares, but when I got a new...

    I don't have any spares, but when I got a new Clarion CD unit on ebay there were loads available.
  13. Thread: S660 in the UK

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    They're going for around 10k+ on Yahoo auctions,...

    They're going for around 10k+ on Yahoo auctions, by the time import tax, VAT, shipping, and SVA are taken in to account, you're probably looking at 15k. New base models (once you get past the...
  14. Thread: S660 in the UK

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    S660 in the UK

    There is presently an S660 on Autotrader (under Honda S800). I wasn't aware there were any in the country.
  15. Thread: Best ECU

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    I'd try replacing them again, and looking for a...

    I'd try replacing them again, and looking for a dry solder before splashing out on a new one.

    Failing that you can browse the Yahoo auctions site for used ones, and there are services which will...
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    Are you sure its not just the capacitors in it...

    Are you sure its not just the capacitors in it which have blown? They can be replaced by anyone handy with a soldering iron.
  17. Thread: Stuck Fuel Gauge

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    You seem to have tested the right things, and...

    You seem to have tested the right things, and I've no idea why the cam timing belt change would have impacted this. If the wiring was disturbed I can't envisage why the gauge would get stuck at 3/4....
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    Engine Manual 4 9 Metal selection, mating...

    Engine Manual 4 9 Metal selection, mating
    Conrod Bearing
    Caution:
    When you change the conrod bearing use the table to look up the crankshaft pin and conrod marks.
    When you fit the bearing,...
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    OK, so here is page 4 -8. Sorry that the tables...

    OK, so here is page 4 -8. Sorry that the tables don't paste in well. You might have to cut and paste them out in to Excel.

    Engine Manual 4 – 8 Metal selection, mating
    Main bearing
    Caution
    • If...
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    I do wonder if there would be any demand for the...

    I do wonder if there would be any demand for the whole thing in English?
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    Here you go, hope this helps: Engine Manual 4...

    Here you go, hope this helps:

    Engine Manual 4 - 7: Oil clearance measurement
    Main bearing
    Caution
    • Ensure that you measure in the correct axis.
    • Don’t measure the crankshaft on an...
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    Hi Soongster, Pages 4-7 to 4-9 are part of the...

    Hi Soongster,
    Pages 4-7 to 4-9 are part of the maintenance schedule. Are you sure this is what you want?
    Stu.
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    Which bits do you need translating? Japanese is...

    Which bits do you need translating? Japanese is my second language so I might be able to help. I do have a copy of the workshop manual and parts list.

    Stu
  24. Firstly congratulations on the Beat! I'd go...

    Firstly congratulations on the Beat!

    I'd go down the list of usual suspects, starting with the easiest first. Note that revving it might be masking some misfire throughout the rev range:
    Give it...
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    I'm not an expert, but I imagine you could get...

    I'm not an expert, but I imagine you could get that refurbished.
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