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Old 19th April 2013, 00:08   #1546
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Guys, got a pipercross conical filter installed in my OHC from Automech. I must say am impressed. Throttle response and accelaration has increased considerably. Any suggestions after how much kms should i clean the filter and how to do it?
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Old 20th April 2013, 18:32   #1547
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Hi, I have a OHC 1.5 Type 2, I hope I'm posting this in the right place.

I have given my OHC for its 1lakh KM service and I have been advised to change 1. Steering Rack assembly (@Rs 18,000) and 2. Damper bushes/setup (@Rs 21,000).

Can you please suggest me any alternatives? Is it absolutely necessary for me to change it? It's an old car and i'm reluctant to spend 30% of its value on just parts.

However I'm changing the usual 1lak service components such as timing belt, spark plugs, throttle body, fuel injector, fuel strainer etc. As advised by Whitefield Honda. At a total cost of about 15k.

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Happy to report back on my problem.

Before i went to get a new accelerator cable to try and see if that was the problem (which btw costs around 450-500 bucks i was told) i decided to get my hunch on the scanner reading for engine speed and TPS cleared.

I got my mechanic to take me to a contact of his who specialises in car electronics and troubleshooting.. and i was glad i did. He disconnected the air filter intake from the TB and then got the car checked with the Scanner via the OBD and lo n behold within 5 mins he clearly showed me the TPC/engine speed setting was off (i have no idea how that happened). He set it as close as possible to the original settings and that instantly got my car back to original !

A short test ride immediately confirmed everything was fine with the engine rpm responding instantly to throttle position and dropping back smoothly between shits and drive to the normal rpm with the original response times.

It was such a great feeling of relief and on my 15km long drive back to my residence i just could not get the smile off my face


Cost me 700 bucks for the scanner diagnostics and tuning but it was well spent (rather than blowing 500 bucks on an accelerator cable ) !!


I must say i've gotta owe a part of my hunch and feeling about the OBD scan idea to T-Bhp. Had it not been for the wealth of knowledge shared here about OBD and other systems and about what it is and the capabilities etc.. I would not have even had the thought of getting it checked to rectify this issue with the TPS!

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edit: BTW, the scanner that he used was this - the X431 by Launch Tech



Needless to say i was really impressed with the database this scanner had! Awesome!

http://www.obdiiscanner.com/professi...nch-x431.html#

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Thatss cool vandit, where did you get it done? Do uou mind sharing the contact?
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Thatss cool vandit, where did you get it done? Do uou mind sharing the contact?
Sure. But is there any particular reason you want to get the scan done?? Are you getting any of the warning lights showing or facing an issue with the engine like i was?

If you want i can send you my mechanic's number via PM and you can speak to him. He will set up a free time with his contact who does this because this guy's super busy most of the times cos he usually has cars lined up and does not do more than 2 cars at a time especially ones with complex electronic issues.. and he doesn't really entertain guys directly.

As he said.. there are some guys who do this work but rip off guys by advising them to change the TB etc etc and charge a bomb in most cases taking car owners for a ride but this contact of his was reliable and trusted and knows his stuff but generally would have charged more had it not been through my mechanic who's well known to him and his contact.
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Old 21st April 2013, 10:11   #1551
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Regarding my engine idling RPM problem that I posted about on the previous page, I had taken my car to the Honda service center to read the error codes (check engine light was on). Strangely, there were no error codes stored. So they told me the O2 sensor needs to be replaced. They replaced it with a new one to test and the problem was instantly gone. They put back the original one because I wasn't willing to pay 22K for it and the problem came back.

Now considering that my car has done only 28,000 km till now, is it possible for the sensor to go bust? I ordered a new sensor online but is it possible that the problem is caused by something else that hasn't been detected (IAC valve, blown spark plug, etc)?

I also want to upsize my tires from the stock VTEC size to get better grip while retaining mileage and ride quality. Suggestions please? What are good options for the stock VTEC alloys and for bigger alloys?
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195 50 r15 is mostly preferred as it offers adequate handling and grip while not being too harsh on the suspension.
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Also, does anyone know where I can get OE fog/auxiliary lights and 3D mats for my VTEC in Hyderabad?
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Guys need advice.
I need to curb down the engine noise into the cabin.
How about putting damping mat on the fire wall and under hood?
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Old 24th April 2013, 13:19   #1555
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A small update on my O2 sensor. I noticed somewhere earlier in this thread someone had mentioned that the Denso part number in their 1.3EXi was 234000-2180. They emailed Denso support and the reply was that the aftermarket part number is 234-4099.

Going by this info, I ordered this part and then looked into my VTEC and the Denso part number is different 234000-2320. Panicking that maybe I had ordered the wrong part, I emailed Denso support and they gave the following reply:

"Hi,

Thank you for your interest in DENSO products. According to my application information, your OE DENSO number crosses to the Honda number of 36531-PJT-T01; which crosses to my aftermarket p/n of 234-4099. However, DENSO is not allowed to sell direct, so you would need to visit one of our distributors. since you are in India, I am providing you a link to one of our distributors hosting their own website, with a listed price. I've been to by them that they have the capability to ship worldwide. Click here for the listing."

So basically even though the part numbers in the 1.3EXi and the VTEC (and presumably the 1.5EXi) are slightly different, they can be replaced with the same aftermarket part from Denso.

Just wanted to let everyone know.
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Sorry for the double post but there's no edit button on my posts. And it's been a few days since the last post.

I took out my instrument cluster today to check some bulbs. But while putting it back I'm not able to reattach the speedometer cable because there's no play in it. I'm not able to pull it out more and my hand is blocking the cluster from going in. Help please!
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The time has finally come. The 2001 Ohc 1.5 exi sapphire silver metallic color ( light blue) has server me well for 1400 days. Bought her in 2009 and drove her for 22,000 happy smiling kms since then. So that's a rough total of 85000 km between the previous owner and me. I memories I have of this baby will be cherished for ever.
It is hard to part with a legend like this. I have been deciding for the last 1 year and purposely delaying the sale. Finally I have made up my mind. But was wondering if anyone here had an idea of how much I should be get.
The condition of the car is good. Engine wise it's perfect been serviced regularly. Interiors are great and always been neat and clean. The only downside is there is some rust on the left hand side doors. So based on these pointers how much do you think I should get for my Ohc. Do give me your inputs. Thanks in anticipation.

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The time has finally come. The 2001 Ohc 1.5 exi sapphire silver metallic color ( light blue) has server me well for 1400 days. Bought her in 2009 and drove her for 22,000 happy smiling kms since then. So that's a rough total of 85000 km between the previous owner and me. I memories I have of this baby will be cherished for ever.
It is hard to part with a legend like this. I have been deciding for the last 1 year and purposely delaying the sale. Finally I have made up my mind. But was wondering if anyone here had an idea of how much I should be get.
The condition of the car is good. Engine wise it's perfect been serviced regularly. Interiors are great and always been neat and clean. The only downside is there is some rust on the left hand side doors. So based on these pointers how much do you think I should get for my Ohc. Do give me your inputs. Thanks in anticipation.
I think the 1.5 is going for around 1Lac thereabouts. Rest would depend on the condition basically. But that's an indicative target.

I know how it feels. This has come up a lot for discussion in my home too.. and i know sooner or later i will have to let mine go too. *Disclaimer* Then again.. everytime i say this, I'm out of the car. It's a different story once i get in and turn the key.. that engine and it's response completely mesmerizes me

Breaking that bond when the time comes.. is going to really really hurt
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*Disclaimer* Then again.. everytime i say this, I'm out of the car. It's a different story once i get in and turn the key.. that engine and it's response completely mesmerizes me
I agree with this statement. I had put it up for sale twice and removed the advt. But mine also shall be on its way out soon.

@Bowser, Please dont pull the cable or do anything severe. You might end up damaging the other end where the cable is held. There is a spindle at the wheel end which is not easy to procure. Mine had broken and my mech had to source it from the used market. Go to your mech and ask them to refit it.
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@Bowser, Please dont pull the cable or do anything severe. You might end up damaging the other end where the cable is held. There is a spindle at the wheel end which is not easy to procure. Mine had broken and my mech had to source it from the used market. Go to your mech and ask them to refit it.
Thanks for the tip. But I ended up doing it by myself by removing the steering wheel and plastic cover behind it so that my hand could reach in farther. I was able to replace the steering wheel too without it going out of alignment

But now I have a different problem. I had placed the screws on the dashboard on the passenger side and some of them accidentally fell into the tiny air vents used for defogging just behind the windshield!

Any idea how I can get them out without opening the entire dashboard? Perhaps some strong magnets? I called up my mechanic and he said they may drop out through the air vents near the footwells but I have my doubts.
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