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Old 12th July 2007, 12:50   #16
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hi gto, yeah i too love the vtec a lot. thats why i convinced my parents into buying one.

i just got out of college and am searching for a job now. once i start earning money, i'm gonna have stanley seat covers, subwoofer and amplifiers and skirts as well.

my car now has 5 spoke 15" alloys with 205/50 r15 kumho ecsta rubber.

i knew about the ecu problem of 2001 and 2002 vtecs. thats why i was searching for a 2003 model. i love the color too, it's satin silver.

@GTO - i'm glad to hear what you said, "There is no other car under 10 lacs (even today) that offers you the same driving experience."

Can it be tuned so that it crosses 100 kmph in 2nd gear. in the honda user book, it is written that vtec can go upto 96 kmph in 2nd gear.

nice pics iraghava. i liked your color. did u paint it at honda service itself or other paint shop ?

yeah the build quality is flimsy. i noticed that too. poor quality plastics used. and also my gear stick has lot of play in forward pointing gears (1st, 3rd and 5th).

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Old 12th July 2007, 16:11   #17
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Can it be tuned so that it crosses 100 kmph in 2nd gear. in the honda user book, it is written that vtec can go upto 96 kmph in 2nd gear.
Its more to do with the gearing + rpm revv limiter. The revv limiter can be removed. Check out the recent article on tuning in the Team-BHP Advice section.
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Old 12th July 2007, 16:24   #18
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[quote=GTO;496915]Welcome to the Vtec gang, Vishnu! There is no other car under 10 lacs (even today) that offers you the same driving experience.


i think the 1.5exi also offers similar driving experience
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Old 12th July 2007, 18:38   #19
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yeah narayan. i once read in overdrive magazine that the 1.5 is a better car to drive due to its gearing but the vtec is a better performance car.
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I recall there was a thread that outlined how VTEC differs from 1.5Exi.
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Old 16th July 2007, 22:39   #21
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Guys I'm new around but these are the stats I get from my ride...

1.Max speed you have achieved - 140kmph on speedo, haven't dared to go over that. As some of you have mentioned, it almost feels like gliding and that gives u a bit of a scare. In addition to that my car is a stock VTEC...

2.Fuel efficiency - city (10-14), highway (16-18). I'm not precisely sure about these figures, but these are what i get when i do put some attention

3.Problem prone areas of the car - O2 Sensor conked out, but my car has done over 50K and yeah suspension great but not for this country. Can think of anything more.
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Old 17th July 2007, 01:30   #22
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nice pics iraghava. i liked your color. did u paint it at honda service itself or other paint shop ?
Thanks Vishnu! She was painted at an independent garage.
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Old 30th August 2007, 10:00   #23
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sorry to bump this thread, i saw this one only now, cant be left behind though.

have great fun with your VTEC Vishnu!! Congrats.

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1.Max speed you have achieved.
150kmph on the odo. wifey gets nervous beyond that. never been alone on the expressway yet.


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2.Fuel efficiency - city, highway, overall.
never checked FE, but general values checked sometime back...
- 10-12 kmpl (I use AC 100%, even when I drive to the shop around the corner).
- had got as low as 7kmpl when i did the pune-mumbai expressway (exactly the dehu-road to kalamboli - 93 kms) in 55 mins flat.


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3.Problem prone areas of the car.
- O2 sensor conked off while odo at 46000kms, would blame the fueling habits of previous owner - STAR TV.
- steering gives a mild sqeal these days while turning slowly at tight corners
- suspension is too soft for Mumbai roads, speeds


Very good OEM quality, as even the parts exposed to weathering for 6 years like the electric ORVM's motors are working perfectly.

For me, this is a car with more VFM than any other new one I would have bought otherwise.

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Pre-September 2002 Vtecs had a faulty ECM which caused jerking at low rpms. You obviously dont have to worry about that with a 2003 build.
I am planning to procure an OHC VTEC soon. However, with the limited availability of this type and sky high second hand rates; I'm rather worried about these low RPM jerks in the pre-2002 models as pointed out by many owners. My question is: What can be done to rectify this?? Would something like an ECU remap or a standalone ECU (incase I choose to go for it) help??
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My question is: What can be done to rectify this?? Would something like an ECU remap or a standalone ECU (incase I choose to go for it) help??
I remember Shantanu stating that high-octane fuel would reduce the jerks. Either ways, there is a ton of members driving Pre-2002 Vtecs and its not a severe problem. Can get annoying but I am sure you will find a way around it. Or get used to it.
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I remember Shantanu stating that high-octane fuel would reduce the jerks. Either ways, there is a ton of members driving Pre-2002 Vtecs and its not a severe problem. Can get annoying but I am sure you will find a way around it. Or get used to it.
Seems like it should help. OT- What compression ratio does the stock OHC VTEC run?
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Lightbulb Why only a VTEC?

Why can't Honda Exi owners share the expericene! (Me too wants a VTEC, discrimination!!)
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Why can't Honda Exi owners share the expericene! (Me too wants a VTEC, discrimination!!)
Well let me start then :-)

1.Max speed you have achieved. -
185kmph -speedo read

2.Fuel efficiency - city, highway, overall.
11.5 100% AC - 13.8kmpl(light footed) without AC- City Avg is 12.5kmpl
Highway 20.5kmpl Avg speed of 90 -100kmph 16kmpl Avg speed of 120 - 140kmph
Worst - 10kmpl Heavy traffic - crawling speed
Best - 20.5kmpl
3.Problem prone areas of the car.
Silencer - Exhaust often gets rusted
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well guys just got my vtec last week havent ripped it as yet but did get to a 140kmph untill now also did notice jerks on low rpm and with a/c even the car does show some power loss but without a/c its gr8
also how long a road is needed to get to a 180 or 185 as u guys claimed
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also how long a road is needed to get to a 180 or 185 as u guys claimed
Well I haven't observed the distance required to reach 185kmph,
Probably it's something around 1+ km is required.
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