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Old 12th January 2014, 06:46   #1711
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My VTEC is completely stock except for the tires which I upsized to Hankook 205/50/R15. My problem is whenever I reach 110 kmph on the highway the car starts to shake. How can I fix this?
Are you using aftermarket alloys? If yes, hey hub rings suitable for your car for all 4 wheels, problem should go away.
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Old 13th January 2014, 22:37   #1712
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Are you using aftermarket alloys? If yes, hey hub rings suitable for your car for all 4 wheels, problem should go away.
Thanks for the reply! What are hub rings? And would you be able to answer my other questions by any chance?
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Thanks for the reply! What are hub rings? And would you be able to answer my other questions by any chance?
http://www.justforwheels.com/hub-centric-rings.jsp

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Wheel Hub Centric Rings are designed to fill in the gap between the hub of the car and the center bore of the wheel. Most wheel manufacturers design their wheels with a centerbore large enough to fit on most cars. Therefore, since wheel manufactures make their center bore large enough to fit most cars, most wheel fitments have a gap between the hub and the centerbore. This gap usually doesn't allow for the wheel to fit hubcentric but rather lugcentric which causes vibration. Therefore, to fill the gap and ensure the fitment is hubcentric, hub rings are used.
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Old 18th January 2014, 09:19   #1714
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Does anyone know of a good mechanic in Hyderabad who is very knowledgeable about the OHC?
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Does anyone know of a good mechanic in Hyderabad who is very knowledgeable about the OHC?
Why don't you try visiting Team Mars workshop at Moosapet.

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Old 18th January 2014, 12:47   #1716
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Why don't you try visiting Team Mars workshop at Moosapet.

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Can you please give me directions to get there? I am coming from Kukatpally.

Also, do you have any personal experience with them?

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Can you please give me directions to get there? I am coming from Kukatpally.

Also, do you have any personal experience with them?
When coming from Kukatpally, come till the Moosapet 'Y' Junction and take a 'U-Turn' the you will find a TVS showroom onto your left then "Sagar Hotel". The lane beside Sagar hotel should be taken and keep coming inside and then take the right turn. After this proceed for 100-250 metres you'll Team Mars board on the left, just take the left there and come a 100 yards and you are at the workshop.

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Today I got the oil changed in my VTEC from regular mineral oil to Mobil1 0W-40 synthetic oil. After this, the engine idling RPM has changed from 800 RPM to 1400 RPM (it slowly reduces to 1100 RPM). The mechanic claims he didn't touch the throttle body.

Is this just a case of the ECU needing some time to adjust? Will it come back to normal soon?
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Today I got the oil changed in my VTEC from regular mineral oil to Mobil1 0W-40 synthetic oil. After this, the engine idling RPM has changed from 800 RPM to 1400 RPM (it slowly reduces to 1100 RPM). The mechanic claims he didn't touch the throttle body.

Is this just a case of the ECU needing some time to adjust? Will it come back to normal soon?
There is no connection of changing engine oil and RPM going up from 800 to 1400/1100 or ECM settings.

Check and clean the throttle body as well.

Btw, any specific reason to switch to Mobil 1?
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There is no connection of changing engine oil and RPM going up from 800 to 1400/1100 or ECM settings.

Check and clean the throttle body as well.

Btw, any specific reason to switch to Mobil 1?
It started happening immediately after changing the oil, so I thought there must be a connection. Any idea how this would have affected the throttle body? My VTEC has done only 32000km till now by the way.

I wanted to get the best synthetic oil available so went for Mobil1. After this change the engine feels more alive. There is definitely an improvement in power.
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The engine idling RPM is back to normal but the improvement in power is also gone :(
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Does anyone know of a good mechanic in Hyderabad who is very knowledgeable about the OHC?
Sorry for the late suggestion , I did not check this thread from a while. If the car is not yet taken to any workshop I would also suggest my mechanic who is in Masab Tank. He is very good at his job and definitely has good experience with all Honda's. He has taken good care of my Old city and I should say that he still taking care of it as it was sold to a close friend of mine who is continuing with the same mechanic.
Also this person is an expert in modifications and has helped tune some cars for the drag races which were regular in Hyderabad until they stopped I guess 2 years back.

I can personally come along with you to the workshop and get the car checked. I can share the complete details if you need them.

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Sorry for the late suggestion , I did not check this thread from a while. If the car is not yet taken to any workshop I would also suggest my mechanic who is in Masab Tank. He is very good at his job and definitely has good experience with all Honda's. He has taken good care of my Old city and I should say that he still taking care of it as it was sold to a close friend of mine who is continuing with the same mechanic.
Also this person is an expert in modifications and has helped tune some cars for the drag races which were regular in Hyderabad until they stopped I guess 2 years back.

I can personally come along with you to the workshop and get the car checked. I can share the complete details if you need them.

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Yes, please share his details. This sounds like exactly what I am looking for. No need to apologize for late suggestions, I'm just glad that I got a reply!
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Yes, please share his details. This sounds like exactly what I am looking for. No need to apologize for late suggestions, I'm just glad that I got a reply!
Great, I have PM'ed you my details, lets get in touch so that I can guide you and we can plan a convenient day to vist the garage and take it from there on.

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My car has developed an exhaust leak. A quick check by my mech confirms it's mostly at the tail end and possibly the muffler.

I was gonna put her in for a service anyway and as it happened, this came up. I was wondering if it makes sense to take her to Automech at Lower Parel, since I'm not too far from them. I just wanted to get anybody's feedback if they've interacted with or used any of Automech's products.

Since I'm not chasing pure performance upgrades etc (she's far too old for me to put in the money now) .. I just wanted to get an idea of the expected benefit of an Automech stainless steel muffler. FFE is not a must have for me.
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