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Old 5th January 2008, 01:41   #46
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So 14" best upsize would be 195/60-14?

Why is tyre bhagwan suggesting 185/60-14 when he is running 195/60-14.
Actually no. Taking into account base size as 175/70 R13 here are the differences in OD:

185/60 R14 - 0.4%
195/60 R14 - 2.5%

So 185 is a better upgrade & he doesn't need the width of the 195 anyway, will drop his FE too.
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Same problem as with Getz upsize.
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Hey! I was just wondering, any updates?
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Old 30th April 2008, 09:35   #49
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So the car finally touches the magical 50,000 mark. It has been doing really well since the previous update. During this course did the ICE upgrade Dippy's OHC ICE and more recently got new tyrs and rims which you can read about here New Tyres and Rims (Pics: New Tyres and Alloys for my OHC)

The car will be going for its 50k service now. More updates at 55k.

Another opinion I wanted from you guys is now that I have new alloys and tyres, should I go ahead and get the OHC spoiler at the rear? I feel the car looks great as it is right now without it but some think otherwise. Opinions please
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...did the ICE upgrade Dippy's OHC ICE...
...new tyrs and rims... New Tyres and Rims (Pics: New Tyres and Alloys for my OHC) ...

...should I go ahead and the OHC spoiler at the rear?
Wow Dippy your OHC looks killer now with the new rims tyres and the ICE !! I was totally unaware of these couple of threads, my bad.

And now to invite the ire and hatred of all tBHPians. IMO, strictly IMO.
I hate the OEM vtec spoiler !! Please dont get it Car looks great without it.

*gulp*

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Yes, Dippy get the OHC spoiler but get the original one only. It looks great on the car, doesn't look boy-racerish at all!

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And now to invite the ire and hatred of all tBHPians. IMO, strictly IMO.
I hate the OEM vtec spoiler !! Please dont get it Car looks great without it.

*gulp*
Shut up FS, stop talking nonsense

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Shut up FS, stop talking nonsense
Update : Got a *thappad* from iraghava, expecting a few more from the likes of ajmat, gto, shan2nu, vtecdegr8, malcolm, rocam, quicksilver and other vtec owners for my comment about the oem spoiler! Dont spoil the car!

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Old 8th August 2008, 18:54   #53
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Default Update at 55,000 kms

The car is due for a service next week at 55,000 kms. Will be puttin in. As of now the AC compressor has conked at 55k. Going in for a replacement as I type this post. Cost for a new compressor is around 14k ish. Pricey but no two ways about it.

More updates after the service. The AC compressor is the first big expense in almost 2 years of ownership.
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As of now the AC compressor has conked at 55k. Going in for a replacement as I type this post. Cost for a new compressor is around 14k ish. Pricey but no two ways about it.

More updates after the service. The AC compressor is the first big expense in almost 2 years of ownership.
That's one of the common issues with the OHC. Mine had done 66K and the AC compressor is now on the way out. I was told that there are three items that fail at around 50-75K on the OHC, they are

1. Silencer (depends on usage pattern... cars that get driven within the City or at low RPMs tend to have this problem earlier)
2. O2 Sensor
3. A/C Compressor (or) the magnetic Clutch and bearing for the A/C compressor.

Glad you are getting the proper part, as you said, there are no two ways about it. It's a great car when treated properly.
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Old 9th August 2008, 01:03   #55
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Add to that the following:

1. Steering Rack especially if you have the earlier Rane TRW steering racks, estimated life is low. Almost all of them leak after 3 years or so if they don't spring a leak/start making rattling sounds within the first year.

2. Tie-Rod ends: nototrious for their short life, they start making sounds as early as 30-40k kms if the car is driven on bad roads. Among the earliest components to fail on the front suspension.

BTW my car's compressor was once replaced under warranty when the car was 10 months old & is now again on the brink of a failure.
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Old 16th August 2008, 12:12   #56
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guys- what are the signs of AC compressor / steering rack conking off ?? im in that danger zone now (70k + ) - want to be sure.

and Ishaan - OT - i reduced tyre pressure from 30 to 28psi and can see a definete improvement in ride-thanks - but low speed ride is still a pain.
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Old 16th August 2008, 12:36   #57
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A/C Compressor - Will start putting load on the engine especially during city driving. Steering rack will either make a rattle while going over bumps or will leak steering fluid.

Good, suspension overhaul needed now perhaps?
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Default Update : 60,000 kms

Update time:

The car is now nearing 60,000 kms. I got the brake pads changed a couple of months ago and yesterday I got the front wheel bearings changed. I plan to give her for the 60k service shortly. Anything in particular that I have to look into during this service?

Love the car more and more as the kms are munching on
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Dippy,

1. Have the suspension given a once over. My Vtec is currently receiving a suspension overhaul at Shanbaghs. Nearly 70K and everything from the bushings to dampers needed attention.

2. A known problem with ageing OHCs is a power steering leakage. Very minor, but it's best to have this checked up as well.
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It seems like just yesterday that I wanted to buy an OHC. Well time doesnt stop and coming 1st October, MH01 MA 1402 and myself will complete three years of togetherness.

The car has run flawlessly since the time I bought her. The only major expense I have had till date is the AC compressor packing up at 55k kms. That apart, all the car has seen is regular services at an interval 5000 kms, nothing else. Service cost? A measly 16-1700 rupees at Honda.

The only depressing phase in these three years was the goof up crash by Linkway when she had gone for a service. But Honda did a fantastic job of getting her back into shape and even providing a spare car to me while 1402 was undergoing repair work. I would consider myself lucky that the O2 sensor packed up in the accident and Honda replaced it at their cost. The O2 sensor does conk between 55k to 60k kms thats what I have heard.

Fuel efficiency has remained pretty much the same. I have got a worst of 9 kpl in bumper to bumper traffic with the AC . In normal driving with AC I get a consistent 10 to 10.5 kpl. Without the AC it jumps to 12 kpl. I know I will get low single digit figures if I rev her but then my car very rarely sees the redline

A suspension overhaul is due now and I will be getting that done soon. Apart from that the car has aged gracefully, the interiors still feel fresh and like new. The Yokohamas do their job well. The ICE is great and now there is an Ipod to go with it. There is absolutely nothing better than driving an automatic in the bumper to bumper traffic of Mumbai.

I see very few cars today that match up to the OHC AT in terms cost of ownership, reliability and driving pleasure. Plus it still has the looks to stand right there among the many C segment sedans of today.

I intend to keep 1402 for many years. I plan to buy another special car in the future just for the weekend drives but the OHC will remain my daily driver.

Next update after the 70,000 km mark

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