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#158 of 263 Re: 2007-08 Honda Fit Coolant Reservoir Tank Question [kagedude]
Dec 29, 2010 (5:31 pm)
Use Honda coolant. Fill the plastic coolant tank to the upper of the two horizontal lines on the tank. The space above the top line allows the coolant to expand when the engine gets warm. When the engine cools, it will suck some of the coolant out of the tank and into the radiator. After driving the car a couple times (where the engine gets good and warm from driving), and then has a chance to cool to ambient temperature, check / refill the coolant level in the tank to the top line.
#159 of 263 Re: Water leak at both rear seatbelt lugs [marcomm]
Dec 30, 2010 (5:48 pm)
I have puddles under my two back seats and the area in front of the driver's seat. Did you ever get any word on where the leak came from?
#160 of 263 ..Fit 2008..cabin/dust filter
Mar 09, 2011 (2:20 pm)
..can anyone help me ..where is the cabin /dust filter and how do I change it...thank you to anyone with a helping hand...
#161 of 263 Re: ..Fit 2008..cabin/dust filter [svofan2]
Mar 09, 2011 (5:48 pm)
I found the info below (many months ago) from a web page that no longer exists (http://www.puravent.co.uk/filters/dispfilter.pl?id=47). I followed the info to locate and remove my daughter's Fit cabin filter, but I decided not to replace it yet since it still looked fine. The web page actually was about a Honda Civic, but it applied well to the Fit.
Fitting Stage 1:-
Open the glove box. Disengage the catches that restrict the opening of the glove box. The glove box should now open completely and hang down on its hinges. Look through glove box aperture and locate the plastic filter housing.
Fitting Stage 2:-
On the front on the housing (bottom front edge) is a small clip Pull the clip upwards and remove the cover. Pull the (first) right hand filter carrier out, then slide the left hand tray into the open space and pull that out also.
Fitting Stage 3:-
You may find some flat plastic panels in the base of the carrier. Remove these with a stanley knife just leaving the grid to sit the pollen fitlers on.
Fitting Stage 4:-
Insert the new filters ensuring that the air flow arrows point upwards (same as mark on carrier). Insert one at a time into the housing. Refit the cover to the housing, and close the glove box ensuring the catches are re-engaged to limit opening.
#163 of 263 Re: ..Fit 2008..cabin/dust filter [jfehribach]
Mar 10, 2011 (9:12 pm)
Thank you very much for your help..it is really appreciated...
#164 of 263 Re: ..Fit 2008..cabin/dust filter [jfehribach]
Apr 04, 2011 (1:55 pm)
Hi, I'd also like to say thank you, for this information. Went to dealer today for oil change/low beam light recall, and they said the cabin filter was dirty and needed to be replaced, wanted $100, figured I could do it cheaper, can buy new Honda filter from Bernardi's for 21.95. Saves $88. Artie
#166 of 263 Maintenance by Calendar?
Aug 23, 2007 (3:44 am)
I don't drive very much. My Fit is almost 2 months old and I'm still on the dealer's tank of gas. Obviously, changing oil and other maintenance tasks need to be based more on the calendar than mileage. Anyone know where I can find the recommended maintenance to be performed on a calendar basis?
#167 of 263 Re: Maintenance by Calendar? [grannygamer]
Aug 23, 2007 (5:35 am)
Wow, 2 months and still on that first tank? And I thought I didn't drive much. I've had mine since March and I'm barely over 4000 miles - I only drive to work and back home, with a couple trips to the store here and there. Gas is too expensive, even at 36 mpg, to drive more than that.
There are all sorts of recommended maintenance timelines in your owner's manual. I'm sure you got some booklets when you bought the car. One might be just for maintenance, I can't remember. Also, you should have been set up with Honda Owners Link online - your VIN should be registered there and you can create a login to learn all that stuff.