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Old 15th July 2004, 13:44   #16
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Shan2nu, worth considering synthetic oil? Especially after 40k run? Cost, as I understand is an issue though.
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Old 15th July 2004, 13:47   #17
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Quote[/b] ]Wow. Thats cheap for a 40K service! Although I noticed you went for the cheap stuff when it came to the oil. Which oil did they use anyways? I hope not that stuff they get in bulk and pump out from a barrel!
No Rtech, these oils were specially made for Honda engines, certified by Honda. They were even badged as "Honda". The oil is made by Idemitsu, "15W-40" for Honda cars.

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Actually, after running a car on mineral oil for such a long period of time, they say its not advisable to switch over to synthetic. So I guess its better to use what Honda recomends at this stage.

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Hey,

Nice to see such a low service cost at a major 40000 km service. I maintain entire service histories of all my cars - documented and in an excel spreadsheet format. The Vtec should cost less to service/repair over 100000 kms than my Esteem. Thats for sure.

This the true beauty of a Vtec. Despite offering so much to the heart, its also really appealing to the head. Relatively inexpensive maintainence, extremely high reliability, great fuel economy and a very very low level of wear and tear.

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Hi guys am new here, was goin thru the conversation, is this low maintainance cost just for da VTEC or for all city's ??
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well ,well,, one of the best moderators of xbhp,has finally started posting here!!! welcome techno,and an intro please!
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Old 10th September 2004, 16:45   #22
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Quote[/b] ]Hi guys am new here, was goin thru the conversation, is this low maintainance cost just for da VTEC or for all city's ??
Correct. In fact not only the City, even the Accord is incredibly inexpensive to maintain and service compared to others in the D-Segment.

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We bought a 2001 VTec. And boy it feels better than our civic. Like GTO said, the 7k Shift, It is something to be experienced. Comparatively,Civic has too much of a linear power delivery for me. The jump in accelaration after 5500 rpm is something I enjoy every time I take it out. The car just transfroms into a totally different bieng.
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We bought a 2001 VTec. And boy it feels better than our civic. Like GTO said, the 7k Shift, It is something to be experienced. Comparatively,Civic has too much of a linear power delivery for me. The jump in accelaration after 5500 rpm is something I enjoy every time I take it out. The car just transfroms into a totally different bieng.
Man, even after 8 years, i still look forward to driving the VTEC each n every day.

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We bought a 2001 VTec. And boy it feels better than our civic. Like GTO said, the 7k Shift, It is something to be experienced. Comparatively,Civic has too much of a linear power delivery for me. The jump in accelaration after 5500 rpm is something I enjoy every time I take it out. The car just transfroms into a totally different bieng.
My car was the first Honda in family and we donít hesitate to but another one OHC VTEC if we get a best car with value for money deal. Trust me itís like a RD in cars I believe.
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Heh, it is a funny thing, the VTEC kick. Honda has been working more and more towards a seamless VTEC change-over and enthusiasts still crave the 'kick'.
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I brought a 2002 Honda City vtec(BLACK) yesterday. I brought it from my relatives very neatly used one. It has done 1,35k on the odo, very good service background, and in very mint condition. Its fully stock apart from 15" HRS RIMS and K&N conical airfilters.
I had no plan to buy another car, but everything just happened.
Now am planning to retain this and sell my Zen. Thinking of getting some mild mods on my engine like FFE ..
Guys please help me with the vtec tips and tricks
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