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Old 30th January 2010, 19:56   #151
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Rehman, she looks A W E S O M E - Enjoy your baby mate!
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Old 31st January 2010, 20:05   #152
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Your white Civic is absolute drool-maal now. Congrats. The car begs for an alloy + tyre upsize, don't you think?
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Thanks ppl! No alloys in the immediate present, but yes, would love to put up white 17" alloys.. will hunt soon..

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Old 1st February 2010, 14:28   #154
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She is B E A U T I F U L Rehman!
Shall wait for the 17" alloys (but won't that make the ride unbearably hard?).
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She is drop-dead gorgeous to say the least ! Fantastic mate ! Congrats.
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Thanks ppl! No alloys in the immediate present, but yes, would love to put up white 17" alloys.. will hunt soon..

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She is absolute bliss of a BEAUTY now !!! enjoy cruising her mate, BTW how much did the overall make up cost and also provide the breakup
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She is B E A U T I F U L Rehman!
Shall wait for the 17" alloys (but won't that make the ride unbearably hard?).
Cheers.
Thanks Kurush! With 17", the ride will certainly be harsher, but I guess won't be that bad.. anyway, will soon start a thread on the choice and pros/cons on upgrading to 17"..


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Default Hard 2nd gear shifting in my Civic 2009

On my Civic 2009 Manual, I am facing a strange gear issue.. the 2nd gear seem hard to shift when starting for the day, but then begins to shift better while it warms up. At times when I shift, it's smooth but also other times it does feel notchy. Does it seem like I have a problem or is it common?
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I think it is perfectly normal, my baleno reverse gear does not engage properly when it is cold, i have to engage the first gear & get the car to move ahead and the engage reverse.

But i have also heard from my mechanic that a weak clutch could make gear shift difficult.
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What reading do you have on your odo? Do you mostly drive in the city? The shifts will keep getting better with use.

Some advice based on my experience: Adjust your seating position to be a tad closer to the clutch. Engaging the Civic's clutch all the way to the floor has helped me getting excellent and quick shifts whenever I want.
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What reading do you have on your odo? Do you mostly drive in the city? The shifts will keep getting better with use.

Some advice based on my experience: Adjust your seating position to be a tad closer to the clutch. Engaging the Civic's clutch all the way to the floor has helped me getting excellent and quick shifts whenever I want.
Its pretty new, just 3 months old.. 3500 kms on the odo.. I will try to adjust the seat closer so that I can press the clutch all the way and shift and see if it helps.. but I am sure it would be a tad uncomfortable position...

I also asked the service supervisor in 2nd service, and informed me that its normal for a Honda to a bit of hard 2nd and rear gears.. says, its a trait for any VTEC engine.. how true is that?
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Don't worry the Civic ages gracefully. It gets better with age. The gearshifts, engine refinement, low end torque, I've seen all this becoming the best around the 10k mark.
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Don't worry the Civic ages gracefully. It gets better with age. The gearshifts, engine refinement, low end torque, I've seen all this becoming the best around the 10k mark.
Very true. I could not agree with you more on this

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Its pretty new, just 3 months old.. 3500 kms on the odo.. I will try to adjust the seat closer so that I can press the clutch all the way and shift and see if it helps.. but I am sure it would be a tad uncomfortable position...

I also asked the service supervisor in 2nd service, and informed me that its normal for a Honda to a bit of hard 2nd and rear gears.. says, its a trait for any VTEC engine.. how true is that?
Actually it will not be. Use the height adjustment and seat back rest adjustment to your advantage after bringing your seat a little in the front.

VTEC engine hard in 2nd gear? That's the first I have ever heard of this.
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I also asked the service supervisor in 2nd service, and informed me that its normal for a Honda to a bit of hard 2nd and rear gears.. says, its a trait for any VTEC engine.. how true is that?
typical answer one would expect from any dealer.

Does it happen irrespective of speed or at any particular speed (in 2nd gear)? Observe the behavior while shifting down/up to 2nd at various speeds. Manual talks about speed range for each gear. Check the behavior at the 2 end points. If the problem occurs near the end points only, we can start suspecting the synchro of the tranny and get it checked.

Like others have said, try depressing the clutch fully and see.
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Some advice based on my experience: Adjust your seating position to be a tad closer to the clutch. Engaging the Civic's clutch all the way to the floor has helped me getting excellent and quick shifts whenever I want.
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Actually it will not be. Use the height adjustment and seat back rest adjustment to your advantage after bringing your seat a little in the front.
I adjusted the seat bringing it forward and adjusting the height, so that I was able to press the clutch fully when shifting.. but inspite of fully pressed, I still find slotting the second gear hard. often, it won't slot in the first attempt.. so I had to try a second time.. And I can confirm, this only happens when using the car for the first few kilometers of the day, and that too, in the particular rough roads where there are some speed breakers, which I had to take daily to reach the express way.. And I have no idea why it does not happen during the rest of the day.. I hope it gets better with more miles on the odo..

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Does it happen irrespective of speed or at any particular speed (in 2nd gear)? Observe the behavior while shifting down/up to 2nd at various speeds. Manual talks about speed range for each gear. Check the behavior at the 2 end points. If the problem occurs near the end points only, we can start suspecting the synchro of the tranny and get it checked.

Like others have said, try depressing the clutch fully and see.
It usually happens when I am trying to negotiate a speed breaker, and the speed must be around 5-15 kmph.. When shifting up and down to 2nd at varying speed, I don't have this problem, that is, the shifting is butter smooth, if I may describe
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