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Old 27th June 2011, 15:23   #2011
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But I had loved the few days I drove with out it, she sang and danced quite well.
Would it be possible for you to elaborate that experience. I can understand that it is probably qualitative, but still, I am keenly interested to know. Did the low end torque improve, that is, pick up from 1st and 2nd was better by any means?

The reason I am asking this is because the dyno chart in the link seems to suggest that maximum gains are in the low end and high end of the RPM range.
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@dot - the sound definitely was louder than the stock setup, and the grunt was good (subjective scenario). The performance seemed to improve, and a felt her a bit agressive (subjective), but not too much. The feel could also be inside me due to the sound effect.

I guess you can try this out without much worries. One pipe goes from the air filter box to resonator. Another pipe goes from resonator to little above the wheel well behind the rubber cover.

You can try and remove the pipe from the air filter box and test around. Its easy to remove that. If you find it complicated, I suggest you remove the bumper and then it is as easy at it seems in front
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You can try and remove the pipe from the air filter box and test around. Its easy to remove that. If you find it complicated, I suggest you remove the bumper and then it is as easy at it seems in front
Thanks for the information. I will certainly try this out sometime. But let the rains go off.

It is better to open the end near the resonator box as it will draw in cold air from the fog lamp dam. If we open the pipe near the air filter box, it will surely recreate the change of engine note, but will also suck in hot air from engine bay.
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An urgent help.
I recently brought an Autogauge 2 in 1 digital Voltmeter+RPM meter.
Need to install this in my CIVIC. When connected, Voltmeter works fine.
Though I already have a stock RPM meter in a CIVIC, but I want this Autoguage unit to be installed seperately which looks cool too (Digital RPM ;-) with Led's )
Has anybody installed an addon tachometer in CIVIC ?
Now from the gauge where do I have to clip the RPM wire into ? Where in distributor ? Or does the RPM singal come from ECU ? How easy is it to install an RPM meter in a civic?

Can be done in this way, BUTTTT.........
I don't want to open my dashboard and tap the wire which is for RPM meter in the dashboard.

This is how the Gauge looks
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I have asked the same Question in the TACHOMETER thread too
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Does anybody have the wiring & harness diagram of the Civic's ECU ?
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Does anybody have the wiring & harness diagram of the Civic's ECU ?
Trying to find one.

I need the harness diagram to find the vtec connectors.
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@ sushruta - are you trying to tap the line out from the ecu and give to your tacho? Since it also acts like a volt meter I guess it takes in the analog voltage and converts to rpm.

Now even if you tap the wire, how can we calibrate the tacho if need be? Any possibilities?

Tapping from the dash is easy. Removing the tacho meter is a simple job

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Trying to find one.

I need the harness diagram to find the vtec connectors.
Would appreciate if you find any.
Is it pin # 28 or 26 with Blue wires ?
That's what 8th civic forum says, but that's for Si version of civic.
Any help for R18 ?

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@ sushruta - are you trying to tap the line out from the ecu and give to your tacho? Since it also acts like a volt meter I guess it takes in the analog voltage and converts to rpm.

Now even if you tap the wire, how can we calibrate the tacho if need be? Any possibilities?
I'm planning to tap the wires from ECU.
The Tacho which I have now can be used for 2,4,6,8 etc cylinders.
Seems like I have to switch to use the 2 cylinder mode instead of 4 cylinder one ,which will do the conversion properly.

This is the Tacho which I'm talking abt
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Tapping from the dash is easy. Removing the tacho meter is a simple job
Would sppreciate if you tell me the steps ... seems like I have to open the dash....

My only concern is the airbag part ....
Will airbag open incase if anything goes short circuit or anything like that ?
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Hi all,
Did anyone install reverse Camera in Civic? I found this interesting CCD (not CMOS) camera which seems to be a direct fit on Civics, any views?

CCD Car Rear view Reverse Camera for HONDA CIVIC 08- 09 (eBay item 160596476466 end time 01-Jul-11 13:39:29 AEST) : Cars, Bikes, Boats
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@sush

try asking honda A.S.S to fix it for you. they will help you out if you cunningly request them as one of my friend got a FFE installed in his Civic at linkway honda.
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try asking honda A.S.S to fix it for you. they will help you out if you cunningly request them as one of my friend got a FFE installed in his Civic at linkway honda.
Here in Bangalore, they won't even allow you to put E-oil if you get it from outside, I don't know as how the'll allow me to get my ECU Tapped.

Edit - Can somebody help me on this soon,
Else i'll just give back the LED RPM/Voltmeter from whome I purchased. It's kind of urgent ;-)

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I got Mobil1 from outside and had no problems. They wanted me to note that I have provided teh oil, so I wrote something like Mobil1 0W40 API-SM Full Synth provided by me. No issues after that.
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Else i'll just give back the LED RPM/Voltmeter from whome I purchased. It's kind of urgent ;-)
There are some links on the net about the harness pin diagram. However they are getting blocked by the office firewall. Will try to check them from home and post at night.

I am thinking of installing a vtec indicator.


OT: Linkway Honda seems to be very customer friendly. The Saint installed his Konis there, Jatinpatel also has friends inside..wow.

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Would sppreciate if you tell me the steps ... seems like I have to open the dash....

My only concern is the airbag part ....
Will airbag open incase if anything goes short circuit or anything like that ?
To reach the tacho meter we need to concentrate on the centre console with the Music system and the piece of dash behind the stering. So the Driver and passenger airbag units are not touched. They are left as it is assembled.

To remove the centre music system console you'll have to remove two screws/bolts from below. You will need the right tool for this.

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The red arrow shows the small storage space in the dash. Look there and you'll see a small piece of removable rectangular plastic under the music system. Using a cloth around a flat screw driver remove that. You'll see the two screws/bolts that have to be removed.



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The above schematic shows exactly the same. Once the two screws/bolts are removed, pull the console out slowly. Voila - you have your music system in hand But don't pull it harder, the wiring harness is still connected.






Now to remove the panel behind the Steering to reach your tachometer.

Step1.
Remove the panel below the steering. Just rotate the rotary knob and slowly pull it out. Its just some clips.


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Step2
Remove the panel below the steering



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Step 3
Remove the panel behind the steering



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Slowly pull it out.



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Now you see your Tachometer!!
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Does anybody have the wiring & harness diagram of the Civic's ECU ?
Found something, not sure if this can extract the RPM signals. Seems to have the vtec point though.

ECU/ECM pinout please - Page 2 - 8th Generation Honda Civic Forum
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