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Old 21st June 2013, 19:21   #1636
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Tie Rods, Lower Arms, Ball Joints also i guess when you mention Suspension Work. Atleast i did get all these done when i had got my Vtec. I'll see if i can fish out the bill and mention what all was done for the Front Suspension. Rear was fine hence left it.

Till then the gurus can pour in.
My rear suspension seems fine, its just the front I am worried about. any help will be appreciated.

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I have water in the boot of the car... slowly collecting under the spare tire, The funny thing is i don't see any drip marks on the carpet like floor, Its somehow dripping in thru the walls i think, and i see it only when i lift the carpet.
I emptied the boot and kinda got in to see if i could see the seep.. tough luck! i thought maybe the mud flap section was breaking, but this is coming even when the car is stationary.
Are there things i could look out for to find this leak?
Maybe the below might help you.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...y-more-79.html (1st Gen Honda City Owners - Problems Areas, Fuel Efficiency and more)
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I feel the reverse lights are not bright enough. Any tips to make them brighter? Will a simple bulb change suffice or is it more complicated?
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@Desmosedici I just noticed , water in my boot as well in the spare tire well.
Got get wet now, cleaning it.
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Issue Fixed, busted rear antenna was at fault, cut and sealed and spray painted to perfection. Got the rear Bumper which was lowering itself by the minute fixed with my reliable mechanic.

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I feel the reverse lights are not bright enough. Any tips to make them brighter? Will a simple bulb change suffice or is it more complicated?
Could be just a bulb change involved.. try with a slightly higher bulb wattage.. ofcourse take into account the fuse capacity to handle the wattage.

Before all that, one thing to remember with the OHC is that the wear of the plastic and its dullness with time drastically affects the throw of lights, so if the plastic of the lights is dull itself, doubt you'd get much improvement by just swapping the bulbs.


Btw, guys... i need a slight clarification on a query i have regarding the TPS which is attached to the TB. I think the problem with my TPS has cropped up again ... and I'm thinking of getting it replaced by an original part. What I'm confused about is whether the TPS can be changed individually or am I looking at an entire TB replacement??
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Btw, guys... i need a slight clarification on a query i have regarding the TPS which is attached to the TB. I think the problem with my TPS has cropped up again ... and I'm thinking of getting it replaced by an original part. What I'm confused about is whether the TPS can be changed individually or am I looking at an entire TB replacement??
TPS can be changed individually. It's a separate part that's mated to the TB.
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TPS can be changed individually. It's a separate part that's mated to the TB.
Thank You. Is there anywhere else i can try apart from Shetty Motors for a reliable genuine part? Any idea of the approximate cost?

TIA for the guidance.
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Thank You. Is there anywhere else i can try apart from Shetty Motors for a reliable genuine part? Any idea of the approximate cost?

TIA for the guidance.
Try City Motors ate Opera House. Heard that you get most Honda City parts there. and please keep us updated
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Try City Motors ate Opera House. Heard that you get most Honda City parts there. and please keep us updated
Wilco. Thanx for the tip
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My car's rear dampers (both) are shot.
How much would be the cost?

I hope I can get dampers alone, and it doesn't come packaged with spring and all other auxiliary stuff ...
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Nobody will sell you the TPS separately. Even though it is a separate part, it is mated to the TB using break-away screws. So once tightened, the screw head with notches breaks off leaving a small screw head that has no notches. You can still remove the TPS by making a new notch into the head and using a flat screw driver. Check Kurla's wrecking shops for a TPS, but quality would be suspect. Plus, the TPS needs to be calibrated to the throttle using a multimeter.
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I have water in the boot of the car... slowly collecting under the spare tire, The funny thing is i don't see any drip marks on the carpet like floor, Its somehow dripping in thru the walls i think, and i see it only when i lift the carpet.
I emptied the boot and kinda got in to see if i could see the seep.. tough luck! i thought maybe the mud flap section was breaking, but this is coming even when the car is stationary.
Are there things i could look out for to find this leak?
Check your back seat. Lift it up if its wet that means water is coming somewhere through the rear glass. Also check the corners of the dickey lining when open. As u rightly said water also could be coming from the walls of the boot.
Another good area to check is those black strips on the roof. I always seal the end ,where the glass starts , with araldite as water could leak from there. In these old Hondas the rubber gasket hardens and cracks.
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Windscreen in my OHC used to leak a little bit under heavy rain and after a long struggle I found that the leakage was from the area where roof stripes end. I got it taken care of during I replaced the windscreen and there were no leakages after that.

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Another good area to check is those black strips on the roof. I always seal the end ,where the glass starts , with araldite as water could leak from there. In these old Hondas the rubber gasket hardens and cracks.
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Has anyone ever replaced the black plastic mud guards or underbody mouldings, mine were missing on one side, Need to find a set as mud and water is sprayed everywhere underneath the bonnet and inside the door hinges.
I am getting a qquote of 1000 for each side (original spares from Opera house my mechanic says), Is it good enough or should I be better off to kurla CST ROAD
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