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Old 30th June 2011, 23:37   #2041
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They can source. Check the costs. Even if thje costs are high, if you get it in your hand for DIY, it may be still ok, since HASS doesnot sell only spares, they sell Service along with it
Isn't H.A.S.S' quote *inclusive* of both part and labour (fitting)/service?

It looks like Carnation offers no great advantage either in terms of price or lead time.

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Mostly the engine speed and vehicle speed are given by the engine control module ecu as messages in the vehicle network. In this case your cluster ECU gets those messages and convert them to signlas for the tachometer.
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Then I guess he taps the message and converts to 0 to 5v for your tachometer using his circuitry. Lets us see
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@sushrutha, I am interested to know how you will tap the signal.

That's exactly the reason why I have asked how you will calibrate the meter.

If Civics tachometer takes an analog signal for rpm input and the needle moves accordingly, then we have a band of voltage within 0 to 12 which needs to be deciphered. Let us assume in one of the tachometer lines you get analog voltage - some 0.5V means 0rpm to some 11V means max rpm. If so how can we calibrate the new tachometer for this. But I guess it is not simple as that from your experiments.


So eagerly waiting for the outcome
You were bang on target Lalu.
I had been to Race Dynamics & met Karthik, He tried connecting from the Injector cables too, even that didn't produce proper output.
Wish the Tacho had a single cylinder setting, it would have read the reading properly.
Now he said, he has to build a circuit which converts the Voltage(to 5V ) & the messages, he didn't have the circuit ready. He said he requires a couple of Week's time for him. Approx cost was 1K.
As of now I have dropped the Idea of fitting this Digital tacho/volt meter. Too much of electronics involved (Heck I once failed in Electronics subject in my Engg )

To suffice this hearbreak of Digital tacho , Now to make myself and my Civic HAPPY I have got my car installed with a Analog Digital Voltmeter, This looks super cool too ;-) .. (What else could I have fit ?? )
This is how it looks ;-)
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@dot, still i'm not able to remove the FEVIQUICK gum marks from my dashboard(Tried nail polish remover too), Just to cover it up I have put this voltmeter on top of it, so that it looks super cool.

Please let us know as how you are planning to install the VTEC indicator.

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@gaurav_chopra04 had mentioned Car Parts - Spare Parts Car Spare Parts Supplier Auto parts Exporters India a few Are there any other such shops that sell genuine Honda accessories?
Why don't you try with Shetty Motors, Opera House Mumbai.
My friend recently purchased a OHC dicky from them just by a phone call .
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Old 1st July 2011, 17:18   #2043
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@dot, still i'm not able to remove the FEVIQUICK gum marks from my dashboard(Tried nail polish remover too), Just to cover it up I have put this voltmeter on top of it, so that it looks super cool.

Please let us know as how you are planning to install the VTEC indicator.
Well, I would have told you to rub some more on the deposit but I guess you have a better solution! Keenly waiting for actual pictures of the meter.

I am planning to take a lead from pin no 23 of the green connector (C). Lets see if it works out tomorrow. The thing is, we wont be able to immediately judge if it is working or not as the lead will get a signal only when car is running over 5k RPM.
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You were bang on target Lalu.
Sirji, that is my area of work
Do not want to state more than this on an open forum.
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Slight change of plan.
After spending loads of time on the internet I have decided to tap the Vtec solenoid wire directly, instead of taking the signal from the ECU pin. I am still not sure if the link I had posted earlier is the pin diagram for the R18A or the 2.0 L Si. Taking the signal from the solenoid seems to be a more cleaner approach. Found some precedents on the net on this DIY.
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Ok..

Vtec indicator installed! And it is working

Thanks to this installation I now understand what i-vtec really means when compared to traditional vtec engines. Details and pictures will be posted on Scorponok's thread soon.
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Just bought a Honda Civic S-AT 2006 Oct 38000 KM. Red Color.

There are scratches around, interior needs thorough cleaning, mat have go for new seat covers and trims. Tryes needs replacement in another 2K. Battery is one year old.

I have given the car for 40K service, external polishing and interior shampoo wash. Estimated cost is 15K. Will post the details once I pay for the service.

Plans for coming months:

- New seat covers and trim.
- New tyres
- Front speaker upgrade

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My passenger side seat belt Pretensioners has gone kaput. I now have a free flow seat belt. Apparently there is no stock of this part available with any Honda A.S.S in Bangalore. I don't want to go around with a faulty seatbelt. Can somebody help me in finding a non-Honda replacement? Not sure where to start.
The OEM replacement costs around 5000~.
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My passenger side seat belt Pretensioners has gone kaput. I now have a free flow seat belt. Apparently there is no stock of this part available with any Honda A.S.S in Bangalore. I don't want to go around with a faulty seatbelt. Can somebody help me in finding a non-Honda replacement? Not sure where to start.
The OEM replacement costs around 5000~.
Try with CarNation and see if they can source it for you - Honda or Non Honda.
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Hello friends,
Just took the car out for a shortish drive and could smell something funny. It felt like fungus but could not point a finger to where it was coming from.

So went back home and took out the passenger side rubber floor mat and saw that fungus had grown at the bottom and much to my surprise the entire carpet was sopping wet. Got some spare cloth and tried to soak out the water.
Then went to the rear, and same story. Again tried to soak out the water.

The car was stationary for the past 10 days or so and its been raining a bit here for the past 2-4 days. I checked the door beadings for any leak but could not find any.

Called up Honda and they said it might be a possible leak from either of the windscreens and would need to check the car in detail. My local mechanic says there might be some rusting near the wiper assembly and would need to open up to investigate further.

I am drawing up a blank as to what could be the cause of this flood. Spoke to DOT and he's asked me to check if the carpet near the front firewall is wet too. This would show it there is a leak from the front.

Any ideas fellas?

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If the floor mats were wet both at the front and the rear, you can rule out a few things like wiper rusting etc. Can't be the front and rear windscreen either - because the floor mats wouldn't get wet because of that. Water cannot seep in from the windscreen and magically end up on the floor - front and back.

The problem has to be with the rubber beading on the doors (both front and rear) and the rubber beading in the cabin .

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Cannot leak from both windscreens suddenly at once. I suggest you check your door drain holes. The window glass door patti/beading/felt in my car has been shot for some time. As a result, when my chap washes the car and I open the door, I get a steady stream of water through the drain holes falling to the floor.

If the drain holes are blocked/clogged and/or the car is not on a level ground (parked slightly uphill), I suspect the water accumulated in the doors and then only way was inside. If car is parked slightly downhill, the water in the doors still tends to drain out.

These exterior window glass patti's are not easily available and cost a bomb, about 3.5k each so 14k for all 4 doors.

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If the floor mats were wet both at the front and the rear, you can rule out a few things like wiper rusting etc. Can't be the front and rear windscreen either - because the floor mats wouldn't get wet because of that. Water cannot seep in from the windscreen and magically end up on the floor - front and back.

The problem has to be with the rubber beading on the doors (both front and rear) and the rubber beading in the cabin .
Thanks smartcat, I would agree that the problem is not the windscreen.
I am also leaning towards the door beadings or as Sandeep mentioned, the door patti.

Taking the car to my mechanic tomorrow. Will get to know the truth.

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Cannot leak from both windscreens suddenly at once. I suggest you check your door drain holes. The window glass door patti/beading/felt in my car has been shot for some time. As a result, when my chap washes the car and I open the door, I get a steady stream of water through the drain holes falling to the floor.

If the drain holes are blocked/clogged and/or the car is not on a level ground (parked slightly uphill), I suspect the water accumulated in the doors and then only way was inside. If car is parked slightly downhill, the water in the doors still tends to drain out.

These exterior window glass patti's are not easily available and cost a bomb, about 3.5k each so 14k for all 4 doors.
Spot on Sandeep! I would concur with what you said. I haven't noticed any water streams from the door but then I haven't been looking too closely at my car in the past few days/months.

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The window glass door patti/beading/felt in my car has been shot for some time. As a result, when my chap washes the car and I open the door, I get a steady stream of water through the drain holes falling to the floor.
I see this on my still relatively new car every time I wash it. In fact immediately after the rinse I leave the doors wide open for around 30 mins to let all the water drain out and then I thoroughly clean the door undersides. (If I don't do this water slowly drips and because we use bore water it leaves behind ugly deposits when it dries - not good at all on a black car).

That said some water still remains. When I operate the windows after the wash, they roll up with a sheet of water on them. The residual water disappears after a couple of roll-ups.

Anyway the point is I don't know if new window patti/felt should in any way prevent water draining out.

So I think Hiren's problem is the rubber beadings around the doors or clogged drain holes. I've noticed that the beadings come off *very* easily. I need to be super-careful when I'm drying the door undersides and inside surfaces after a wash. If the drying cloth "catches" the beading it comes off!

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These exterior window glass patti's are not easily available and cost a bomb, about 3.5k each so 14k for all 4 doors.
Wow! You've got to give it to Honda. Are these pattis imported from Japan or what? And I've also heard that the rubber beadings tend not to be in stock (all the more reason to think that even the rubber stuff is imported). This just means I've got to be extra careful during the drying stage.

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I see this on my still relatively new car every time I wash it. In fact immediately after the rinse I leave the doors wide open for around 30 mins to let all the water drain out and then I thoroughly clean the door undersides. (If I don't do this water slowly drips and because we use bore water it leaves behind ugly deposits when it dries - not good at all on a black car).
Have this problem more on one rear door than the others.

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That said some water still remains. When I operate the windows after the wash, they roll up with a sheet of water on them. The residual water disappears after a couple of roll-ups.
That problem has been there since day 1.

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Wow! You've got to give it to Honda. Are these pattis imported from Japan or what? And I've also heard that the rubber beadings tend not to be in stock (all the more reason to think that even the rubber stuff is imported). This just means I've got to be extra careful during the drying stage.

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From my old city days, honda rubber parts have always been quite expensive and what is worse, they do not last as much under Indian conditions.
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