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Old 25th July 2013, 09:08   #4621
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@sarathlal; Sorry to correct you but in the past the propellant was CFC. This is why 3M removed their Scotchguard from the market for a couple of years. What I am saying is info from one of the biggest fillers of Aerosols in India. It is possible that other propellants are also used in specialised applications.
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In cold starts, I observed the rpm is going slightly up & down when I turn the steering wheel to my left or right. I don't understand why this is happening?

Also, when I press the brake and put the gear in drive mode (automatic), there is a slight krrr sound coming until I release the brake and car moves forward. (This is also happening only on Cold starts.)

Can any one please clarify what's wrong with it?
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Old 25th July 2013, 11:56   #4623
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In cold starts, I observed the rpm is going slightly up & down when I turn the steering wheel to my left or right. I don't understand why this is happening?
The rpm fluctuate is normal and happens with my car too.I believe this is due to the power steering pump which runs on the engine and i guess turning the wheel will lead to some rpm fluctuating.
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When in Civic clutch overhauling is required?
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When in Civic clutch overhauling is required?
I think like any other manual tranny car the civic clutch would need a overhaul when it becomes hard to depress the pedal and shift gears.The mileage could be anything i guess between 40k and 80k depending upon how the clutch pedal was treated.I think it will cost around 12k at Hass to overhaul.
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I think like any other manual tranny car the civic clutch would need a overhaul when it becomes hard to depress the pedal and shift gears.The mileage could be anything i guess between 40k and 80k depending upon how the clutch pedal was treated.I think it will cost around 12k at Hass to overhaul.

OT here.

Can the owners please check and let me know if all their power windows open and close at same speed?

P.S - I can detect some speed difference between my front windows. Is it normal?
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@skdking; Minor speed variations are quite normal.
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OT here.

Can the owners please check and let me know if all their power windows open and close at same speed?

P.S - I can detect some speed difference between my front windows. Is it normal?
The driver side is the fastest in my case while the passenger side is lethargic.Haven't noticed the speed of other windows as they are not much used.
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The driver side is the fastest in my case while the passenger side is lethargic.Haven't noticed the speed of other windows as they are not much used.
Hello Sumeet,

Ditto here too.

Thanks. I will sleep better tonight.

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I have been researching this for quite some time and have decided to go for Koni FSD instead of TEIN SS from RRP. Tein SS are coilover sets and are said to be more sporty (read: more stiff) than the Koni FSD. Of course it is adjustable and you will need a few rounds of adjustments till you get the required balance of ride and handling. And the Teins cost about 90k without EDFC which cost an additional 30k or so. It is double that of Koni FSD and given the driving conditions for me, I dont think I need to stretch to that level. Koni FSDs are self adjusted and does not require any manual changes.
Hi Vasoo

Can you please recommend where I can get Koni's in Bangalore?. I recently got a pre-worshipped 2009 Civic and is interested in this mod
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Guys,
My brother has seen a used Civic owned by a father's friend, details:
2008 bangalore registered white colour
22k done with manual transmission
Yet to see the car and test drive it.

Let me know what price we can offer?

Is it worth buying a 5 yesr old car, will the maintenance costs be very high?

What should I look specially in the car to make a decision?

Look forward to your suggestions.
Chetan
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Guys,
My brother has seen a used Civic owned by a father's friend, details:
2008 bangalore registered white colour
22k done with manual transmission
Yet to see the car and test drive it.

Let me know what price we can offer?

Is it worth buying a 5 yesr old car, will the maintenance costs be very high?

What should I look specially in the car to make a decision?

Look forward to your suggestions.
Chetan
1.Check for the engine mount.
Refer page 112 of this thread on how to check for same.
2.Take car to a good mechanic or a Hass for a thorough check up.
3.Check for leakages of power steering pipes etc.
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Guys,
My brother has seen a used Civic owned by a father's friend, details:
2008 bangalore registered white colour
22k done with manual transmission
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1.Check for the engine mount.
Refer page 112 of this thread on how to check for same.
2.Take car to a good mechanic or a Hass for a thorough check up.
3.Check for leakages of power steering pipes etc.
22k in 5 years is very low running, which is not a really good sign either, especially if it is not single owner.

To add on from sumeethaldankar;
Obtain the service records from HASS and check whether the service intervals match with the dates and kilometers.
Also check for wear and tear of pedals and tires to verify they are in line with the low mileage.

Another negative i see with 2008 is, it is pre facelift model, so likely chances of engine mount issue and gc.
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Is it worth buying a 5 yesr old car, will the maintenance costs be very high.....
Chetan
A civic five years old is as good as new.

So look for other things which can go wrong.

Do check for rust in body panel, accident tell tale signs and mounts.

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22k in five years is what sounds fishy to me. Check the Service records. As far as buying a 5 year old civic goes, mine is older and still seems new. Not even the (in) famous mount issue.
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