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Old 6th November 2011, 10:50   #2551
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BINGO! My car did 455 kms and all bars disappeared. I returned back from late night movie and had to drop some friends (who had come from Delhi) to a hotel on Jaipur-Delhi highway, about 65 kms to and fro from my place in Jaipur (that too at 1 at night). It was cold outside so got the heating on and the supremely comfortable cabin temperature somehow convinced me that even for refueling you are NOT rolling down them windows So here I made it back home (at 2.30!) with additional 74 km run! Car today took in 48.8 ltrs.
I am not sure that's a good thing for the car. Unless it is an emergency situation, don't push it too hard after the orange light is on. The manufacturers add this as a warning for a reason.
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The bloaks at Honda estimate an easy Rs.60,000/- upward estimate for the mechanical jobs. I need to change tyres also plus I need a neat paint job. My overall expenses would run off to ~1.5L. Is this price justified? Am I being taken for a ride and is Honda ripping me off? Is there a cheaper way to get about this? Civic owners from Mumbai who are out of their warranty zone, where do you get your cars serviced/mechanical jobs done from if not the company? Any civic specialist garages?
Honda and spare part pricing...
For a reliable outlet try Carnation at Dahisar, it seems they are erstwhile Ichiban Honda and they seem to be pretty good with most of the mechanics trained with Honda and Honda machines.

For spare parts I suggest try to look up some shops at Opera House, like Laxman auto, Rajnath etc. I got my brake pads for close from them at a fraction of a cost.

Hope this helps.
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Honda and spare part pricing...
For a reliable outlet try Carnation at Dahisar, it seems they are erstwhile Ichiban Honda and they seem to be pretty good with most of the mechanics trained with Honda and Honda machines.

For spare parts I suggest try to look up some shops at Opera House, like Laxman auto, Rajnath etc. I got my brake pads for close from them at a fraction of a cost.

Hope this helps.
What about the fuel filter.The OE fuel filter costs a bomb.Is it possible to buy good quality at a lower price.The OE fuel filter cost around 3k something. Anyone bought a different kind of fuel filter at a lower price?
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@sumeet

there are no good quality lower priced fuel filter available your only bet could be sourcing it from bangkok or singapore but then at the end of the day shipment and all the cost will sum up to the same or even more than the OE fuel filter and the OE filter lasts for 40k easily so its better to stick to OE and hence safeguard the engine from our so called "Quality Fuel"
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What about the fuel filter.The OE fuel filter costs a bomb.Is it possible to buy good quality at a lower price.The OE fuel filter cost around 3k something. Anyone bought a different kind of fuel filter at a lower price?
I havent tried but I think you can find a replacement filter for civic (import from thailand) for within 1-1.5k. You can check for the name of auto part company and the check for the same on net and if its a reputed company, there is no harm going for it. However, if you find that its some cheap after market filter, better stick to OE, especially considering the adulterated fuel down south including mumbai..

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I guess i rather stick with a OE filter but what time duration would they need to be replaced by as i don't think i will be doing another 40k soon enough ?
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its 40k or 2yrs + or when your car starts coughing up due to bad fuel and cleaning the fuel injector cleaning does not work.

The thing is as per honda time interval for fuel filter replacement is not stated only the running duration of 40k is given.

I have decided to replace the filter every 2-3years as even i wont be completing 40k soon as my annual running is around 9-10k a year so at that rate i would take around 3+ years.
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95K service over.
Odo is now at 95,901 and car is 4.5 years old.

Amount was Rs.938 for the general-checkup and washing (no spares used).

Front brake-pads have already done 55K and it seems will go on for another 20K! (Proves Auto-Transmission does not necessarily wear out brake-pads depending on driving habits).

Took an 140 kms early morning drive (outside temperature was 22 deg C, 4-lane with low traffic) and at steady speeds of 85 kmph it was as usual silky-smooth and super-refined!

FE for the last 700 kms is 15.8 kmpl.
For the last 9,500 kms I have managed to maintain 14.1 kmpl .

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They have really tuned the civic for 55-60 mph or 80-95 kmph. On a recent trip, she was doing triple digit speeds with such smoothness and comfort, I was all smiles.

I love the AT's grade logic also, no problem whatsoever in hilly conditions, just a dab of the brakes and it downshifts to use engine braking.
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A small mishap has led to a cracked oil pan in my car (no other damages). Today the part was being replaced which meant that I could check out the older oil pan and peep through the bottom of the engine. I was amazed to see that there are no gunk or deposits anywhere. It was a beautiful sight. The parts and surfaces are spotlessly clean. It shows that oils changes at 10k intervals work. Will post details in the Scorpo thread when things are done.

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They have really tuned the civic for 55-60 mph or 80-95 kmph. On a recent trip, she was doing triple digit speeds with such smoothness and comfort, I was all smiles.

I love the AT's grade logic also, no problem whatsoever in hilly conditions, just a dab of the brakes and it downshifts to use engine braking.
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Why would people use "engine breaking" on an automatic car?
I've got a Toyota Corrolla. Is it ever smart to use enging breaking? Won't I just stuff the transmission? I don't ever carry heavy loads.
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i own a repair shop,been a certified mechanic for 36 yrs. ,and a lot of people do this thinking it helps slow the car down and saves on brake wear,in some cases this is true,but not on a automatic car,this only hurts the transmission unless its an emergency,and you have no other choice to do it ,i don't recommend doing this at all,on a standard shift car it helps to do this,and does not hurt the clutch or the transmission if done right but going from a high speed to a low speed really fast can ruin a good clutch,not to mention what it can do to a transmission also,i just let off the gas and usually an automatic will down shift its self enough to help slow it down a lot,but its hard on a transmission to just pull it down in another gear to slow it down,but some people will always do this,no matter how many times they are warned about it.
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@ramanak; I am inclined to agree when in normal driving.

However, in hill driving, esp. long downhill runs you can cook the brakes (I did once with near disastrous consequences). And this was in the Alps and not the Himalayas!
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@ramanak:

I do not agree at all. It is not a question of saving brakes, at least in normal driving. But in hilly terrain, you absolutely need to use engine braking.

There are endless debates on use of engine braking - tranny wear vs. brake pad wear. IMHO, having driven for >30 years, I find that there are absolutely no ill effects of engine braking whether manual or auto. All my clutches (and engines/trannies) last tens of thousands of km, in fact my old Honda City clutch lasted >60k km and I used to downshift like crazy on that rev happy engine.
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Hey Saint

Have you experienced increased NVH levels in the cabin with Koni FSDs .
I feel that those sounds coming over small potholes have gone up .
Let me know your thoughts .

I run Koni FSDs on my Civic with 225-17 Yokohoma's and they only run good on flat straight roads . On rough roads there is a lot of noise. Dont know if thats something wrong with my bushing .

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Don't know whether my mind is playing games, but after changing the tyres to Yoko As, and shift to synth oil, my Civic feels like a joy to drive. Have done around 1500 kms after, and it feels smoother and quieter and the steering is a lot lighter. Now, I find it hard resist the temptation to take the car out, not withstanding the Rs 8, I have to pay for a km of run. Civic rocks!
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