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Old 26th August 2008, 07:59   #1
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Didnt know which section to write this... Finally decided to write in the LTOR.

Bought a used Honda few days ago.
Its an AT - always liked AT for the 'luxury' provided in the horrible traffic conditions in Pune.

The engine and the car are in good condition with a running of about 86K.
Few of the issues that the guy solved before I agreed to buy were
1. changing the suspension
2. check and fix the radiator noise
3. check and fix the brake noise
4. few minor issues...

The car runs smoothly with all the equipments (like headlights, music system etc) working fine.
AC works fine. (As per the definition I learnt in engg, AC should cool as well as heat - depending on the user need. It really bugs me when the companies cheat people when they use the HVAC term.)

Few things I need to fix are
1. CD changer
2. motor in the left mirror.
3. Reading light for the passenger at the back seat.

Even though the car is in good condition, I am planning to do a thorough servicing.
After the servicing, I want to change the seat covers which will give a fresh feel to the car for the passengers.

Since I havent driven much, I cannot comment on the handling at high speeds or the FE.
Will update this thread in few weeks.

Gurus - please help me in suggesting what all things I need to do after buying a used car.
Can anyone provide me with user manual for AT?

I also have queries related to the drives...
Gear system is as follows:
Park, reverse, neutral, D4, D3, S2.
When should I use D3 and S2?

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Old 26th August 2008, 08:13   #2
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Great acquisition !!! Congrats !!!

There are many NHC CVT owners here, who shall answer your queries.
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Old 26th August 2008, 09:35   #3
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Subscrive - Which Honda did you buy???
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Subscrive - Which Honda did you buy???
Even i was wondering the same. Seems like the City CVT. Is it still in production? Cos i have hardly seen them around.
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i have a feeling its an OHC or an old civic.
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Old 26th August 2008, 10:28   #6
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The D4, D3 and S2 were not on the CVT but the OHC
D3 and S2 are speeding gears according to me. ( Used for hilly conditions mostly)
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D3 and S2 are lower gears. Used when you need the car to be more sporty (D3) or while in uphill/downhill conditions (Especially S2).
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Always a good idea to get a used car thoroughly serviced. Change all lubes (engine, tranny, brakes) so you can keep a record of the schedules. Also check the timing belt, if it has not been replaced by the previous owner, that's your priority no.1. Dippy has been logging some really happy miles on his used OHC automatic. Get in touch with him to share tips and possibly source a copy of the owners manual.

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When should I use D3 and S2?
When you drive in D3, the auto will not upshift into 4th. Thus, it is ideally used when coming down a fast not-so-substantial slope, going up a fast hill section (where 4th would be too high), or when you need to stay at high rpms (overtaking a couple of vehicles together at 60 - 80 kph). I'd use the S2 exclusively for hill climbing / descent, or in adverse weather conditions.
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Its a 2000 model. As I have already stated, the running is 86K.
Considering that my M800 has clocked 1.2L and still going strong (with 15+ kmpl FE), I dont think that honda will give a problem.
Oil check was in my checklist. Thanks to the Guru for suggestiong to check the timing belt. Also thanks for directing me to Dippy.

I will post my experience and expecially the FE after few weeks.

I am quite unlucky to be ill and unable to take this "new" car for a ride... :(

~A.
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Got FE of 12.65 kmpl with 70% AC and 60% city driving.

Total fuel = 44.38 litres
Distance = 561 kms

There would be some technique of driving where one can get 15+ FE.

The agent through which I bought the car said that a customer of some other OHC AT was getting a 15 to 16kmpl FE.
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While visiting Ranjangaon, I miscalculated a pothole (no no a crater) and there was a slight bang kinda noise at the front.
Immediately after that the AC blower stopped working on 1 & 2. Positions 3, 4 & 5 are working fine.
So along with the AC blower switch, anything else that I need to look into?
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The Blower stepper motor is the problem, you can get it repaired from an independent workshop.
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While visiting Ranjangaon, I miscalculated a pothole (no no a crater) and there was a slight bang kinda noise at the front.
Immediately after that the AC blower stopped working on 1 & 2. Positions 3, 4 & 5 are working fine.
So along with the AC blower switch, anything else that I need to look into?
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You seem to have blown the AC Resistance, thats what they call it. I had blown mine last year. Not a big problem. Takes 5 min to change will cost you around Rs.450/- thats it. You dont need to change the blower switch and as far as I remember we have only 1 to 4 not 5 no. of settings

Youre gettting good FE on the AT. I get 10.5 in city driving with 100 % AC. Highway driving gives me around 15 kpl.

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Yes, the AC blower is till 4. My mistake.

Btw it doesnt matter how good or bad I drive, whether I use AC or not - highway/no highway, my FE is stuck at 13kmpl. :(
It has now become a challenge to me to have a 15+ FE.

Btw I noticed a plastic kinda flap hanging under the bumper at the front - might be due to the crater I went through.
Will post some snaps of the hanging flap later.
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Guys..and Honda Guru's of TBHP

want to be in the league of previleged Honda owner - esp OHC - so would like to get some queries answered from long time honda owners and lovers club

my shoot is either - 1.3 Exi or Vtec - only type II OHC (200-2003) -

Now have a 2002 model 1.3 exi on hold - seller is the first owner and run about 30 k km. As per owner nothing has been changed except the battery a new Amaron one, in last 3 months back. Even tyres being original. The interior and consoles had fake wood finish, it looked better. Not much of being abused even though used in bnglr, except just a small cut in front bumper towards left down. Just had hit of footpath or stone they told.

1. What all should we look in, I mean major repairs or services while we consider a OHC run about 30-40k km.

2.Does the brake pad, brake liner, or brake shoes goes for overhauling about 30k km.
I did sudden breaking twice, I felt very prompt response.

3. Does clutch overhauling or change in clutch plate comes so early - i mean about 30 k. While I did a test drive, I felt it was fine. Since coming to my case I had been driving my 200 model zen - 60k km run - for most and drives NHC 2008 model in between. with this in mid, i felt it was ok.

4. What average mileage is give in city and highway. With and without AC.

will post more queries, while I just sit and dream of Honda - OHC's - they are just fascinating.
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