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Old 23rd June 2009, 08:47   #76
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I have Goodyear Eagles tyres right now, which tyres should I use now, as they are coming due in a month or two. Dealership is suggesting Michelin or Bridgestone. Why not MRF? (Remember that I am in Rajasthan). Type nos. too if possible.

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Why only Honda. Any dealer with a monopoly can easily become a menace to his customers. He has nothing to fear.
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Any suggestions for the tyres??
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TYRES?? what to buy?
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If you are not into upsizing, go in either for Bridgestones or Michelin, both are now OE with Honda so you will not have any issues with warranty.

Mine has Bridgestone B250 and they have good grip in all conditions, I guess the newer Civics get the Michelin XM stuff as well.
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Dear Sir/Ma'am,

I have AGAIN been faced by another problem in my Civic. This is a problem occurring for the last 4-5 days now.

When I twist the key for ignition, the LED display starts blinking and then goes blank. Also there is no ignition. On retrying and maybe holding the key pressed at the ignition end for some time, the engine starts, with a laboured noise, as if it is requiring a lot of effort to start.

This is similar to what was happened once or twice before my P/S belt tensioner and belt gave problems.

This is NOT happening every time I start the car, but only some times.

I request you to please get the problem rectified immediately. I have tried to contact the dealers Mr. Vinod yesterday, but to no avail.

The above is the letter by me to Honda again.

Now tell me friends, what am I supposed to do? Can someone PLEASE give me the direct contacts of Honda Motors, Japan and the Chairman/MD of their co. in India?
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When I twist the key for ignition, the LED display starts blinking and then goes blank. Also there is no ignition. On retrying and maybe holding the key pressed at the ignition end for some time, the engine starts, with a laboured noise, as if it is requiring a lot of effort to start.
The symptoms tell me that this is a an issue with the battery.
  1. Check if battery wires are fastened properly
  2. Disconnect negative terminal wire first, then positive
  3. Clean any electrolyte deposits thoroughly
  4. Apply vaseline on both terminals
  5. Connect positive, then negative
  6. Fasten the bolts tightly
  7. Crank your car, it should start if problem was battery
I faced the same symptoms recently on my Civic when I upgraded to a newer battery myself. I was . I had tried starting without fully tightening the battery wire clamps intentionally as I was eager to know if the new battery had sufficient charge to crank. The problem was resolved after following steps listed above.

OT: I upgraded to a 60A battery (OEM is 46A??) which is less than an inch more in width and I must say thhe civic engine bay is cramped and there is absolutely no space for any add-ons. Nothing that a DIY cannot fix:
  1. Removed few OEM parts like battery cover, plastic bottom plate
  2. Fabricated my own battery cover and bottom plate using polycarbonate sheet
  3. Installed bottom plate and then place battery on it
  4. Found negative wire to be of lesser length, so relocate the negative wire (earth point) to a location that was closer (top radiator cross member)
  5. Work pending is to fabricate longer battery clamp in aluminium (DIY).
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Man, problems in your Civic again ??? looks like you are so unfortunate and is stuck with a 'H' badged Lemon.
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OT: I upgraded to a 60A battery (OEM is 46A??) which is less than an inch more in width and I must say thhe civic engine bay is cramped and there is absolutely no space for any add-ons. Nothing that a DIY cannot fix:

Why are you using a 60A battery instead of 46A OEM? Any advantages or problems?
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Why are you using a 60A battery instead of 46A OEM? Any advantages or problems?
The OEM battery went dead (it hasn't even been 2 years ). I have some ICE plans for the civic, so decided to upgrade.
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Change the battery and give Honda to blame the next failure on the "un-authorised" modification?

Don't think it is a good idea.
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We are all over the place, blaming everything from Alpha to Omega.

Has he checked and tightened the terminals? I see no feedback on this.
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First check the battery terminals, clean and tighten them if required.

Do check the battery condition also, easy DIY is to switch ON head light and cabin light and crank, if the cabin light dies off or fades very low, there is problem with battery. Do this after the connection is checked at the terminal.
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We are all over the place, blaming everything from Alpha to Omega.
Has he checked and tightened the terminals? I see no feedback on this.
Yup, even I was thinking the same. Let us know.

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Change the battery and give Honda to blame the next failure on the "un-authorised" modification?

Don't think it is a good idea.
I know what you are saying. Isn't it funny how the Honda warranty works?

Yet, I like to personalise my car as I am never happy with stock. I would rather not own a Honda than be so paranoid about making such so-called "un-authorised" modifications.

Come to think of it, alankarm has never made any mods, yet Honda has not been able to help him in the past (see his old posts). I breached the Honda warranty by putting 17 inch wheels and tyres on the Day 2 of purchase. So, I can't be bothered.

It also helps to be friendly with the Service Center guys

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