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Old 31st December 2011, 21:24   #751
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Any one using lpg on ohc ? Mine is a 1.3 dx Is it worth converting ? What is the cost ? Any recommendation on which brand ?
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i got an autocop tech. give me a new remote and tune it earlier today and everything was good. in the evening i took the car out to go somewhere and when i parked the vehicle i noticed that the tail light (brake light) was always ON; i have parked the vehicle with negative terminals of battery disconnected so that the battery doesn't drain out. i'll check the brake switch (brake switch was changed 4-5 months ago, so it must not have gone kaput) in the morning if i could fit in that space to have a look, anything else that i should check?

also, before disconnecting the battery, i tried to disconnect the brake light by removing the sockets but could not locate the connection for spoiler, anybody knows where is it?
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Any one using lpg on ohc ? Mine is a 1.3 dx Is it worth converting ? What is the cost ? Any recommendation on which brand ?
I must tell you, it's worthless!
You will lose the drive pleasure, no matter how much tweaking and fine tuning you try.
I know the petrol prices are pinching everybody but if it's within manageable financial limits, then its simply avoidable.
And don't even ask any fitment guy, they will somehow get you in the trap!
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40 liters.

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I believe it is 45 ltrs.
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Guys, whats the fuel tank capacity of OHC?
45 litres it is for 1.5 Exi

I also have a question:
I need to drive my OHC (1.5 Exi year 2000 model with more than 110k kms on the odo) from Delhi to Assam after a couple of weeks. My friend is driving the car since the last 3-4 months. Prior to he driving the car it was sitting idle for 6-7 months or more. Under these circumstances what maintenance and precautionary activities and checks I must get performed on the car in order for it to hold up well during the drive. Also, any recommendations and advices on what equipments, gears, oils and other important items I must stock up in the car prior to setting on for this drive will be highly appreciated. At the moment the Oxygen sensor is malfunctioning (since the past 3 years). I have bought Denso O2 sensor from US last year but hadn't had the opportunity to get it installed. I plan to get the replacement done before setting forth.

Many thanks in advance!

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I also have a question:
I need to drive my OHC (1.5 Exi year 2000 model with more than 110k kms on the odo) from Delhi to Assam after a couple of weeks. My friend is driving the car since the last 3-4 months. Prior to he driving the car it was sitting idle for 6-7 months or more. Under these circumstances what maintenance and precautionary activities and checks I must get performed on the car in order for it to hold up well during the drive. Also, any recommendations and advices on what equipments, gears, oils and other important items I must stock up in the car prior to setting on for this drive will be highly appreciated. At the moment the Oxygen sensor is malfunctioning (since the past 3 years). I have bought Denso O2 sensor from US last year but hadn't had the opportunity to get it installed. I plan to get the replacement done before setting forth.
Many thanks in advance!

Good Luck for your drive.

perform the following:
  • basic oil change with all other fluids top up
  • air filter chean/change
  • wheel alignment and balancing
  • check the condition of brakes/rotors; change brake pads/get the rotors skimmed if required; brake cleaning as well
  • check the condition of clutch

since your car has more than 110k KMs on ODO, perform the following services if not done so far (or recently, for some items):
  • transmission oil change
  • timing belt change
  • throttle body cleaning
  • injector cleaning
  • coolant flush and refill
  • spark plug change

very importantly, get your mechanic have a detailed look at the engine bay for any leaks (steering rack oil rings/seals, cam seals, etc.)

carry some fuses, head/tail light bulbs, basic tools, some engine oil, brake fluid, contact details of help contacts on your route, and first aid kit with you while traveling; if possible, a tyre pressure gauge and electronic/foot operated air pump.
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i got an autocop tech. give me a new remote and tune it earlier today and everything was good. in the evening i took the car out to go somewhere and when i parked the vehicle i noticed that the tail light (brake light) was always ON; i have parked the vehicle with negative terminals of battery disconnected so that the battery doesn't drain out. i'll check the brake switch (brake switch was changed 4-5 months ago, so it must not have gone kaput) in the morning if i could fit in that space to have a look, anything else that i should check?

also, before disconnecting the battery, i tried to disconnect the brake light by removing the sockets but could not locate the connection for spoiler, anybody knows where is it?

somehow squeezed into that little space under the dashboard and had a look; the rubber beading that exerts pressure on the switch when brake pedal is released had gone. as a temporary measure, i have clipped on one of the stationary clips (which is used to hold the documents together) to the metal pedal and is working good.

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Good Luck ABK.
I hope you find yourself a reliable and efficient service man for your OHC.
You bought the sensor yourself or sourced? How much did it cost?
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i noticed that the tail light (brake light) was always ON; i have parked the vehicle with negative terminals of battery disconnected so that the battery doesn't drain out.
Same thing happened on my OHC 1.5Exi in Nov 11, my brother took it to Peninsular Honda in Kollam and they replaced the switch near the brake lever (inside cabin). I dont remember the cost though.
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Good Luck ABK.
I hope you find yourself a reliable and efficient service man for your OHC.
You bought the sensor yourself or sourced? How much did it cost?
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Good Luck for your drive.

perform the following:
  • basic oil change with all other fluids top up
  • air filter chean/change
  • wheel alignment and balancing
  • check the condition of brakes/rotors; change brake pads/get the rotors skimmed if required; brake cleaning as well
  • check the condition of clutch

since your car has more than 110k KMs on ODO, perform the following services if not done so far (or recently, for some items):
  • transmission oil change
  • timing belt change
  • throttle body cleaning
  • injector cleaning
  • coolant flush and refill
  • spark plug change

very importantly, get your mechanic have a detailed look at the engine bay for any leaks (steering rack oil rings/seals, cam seals, etc.)

carry some fuses, head/tail light bulbs, basic tools, some engine oil, brake fluid, contact details of help contacts on your route, and first aid kit with you while traveling; if possible, a tyre pressure gauge and electronic/foot operated air pump.
Thank you so much infotech58 and Honda Monk!

Although it now seems like I might have to postpone the drive for a while due to the rigidity of starting date of my new assignment

@Honda Monk: I bought the O2 sensor from Amazon US for $36.53. I was in US during that time and had the part delivered to me. Fellow forum member johnda suggested the part no. Here is the link to the part in Amazon. The discussion on this is in this thread post no. 449 You can also source the part directly from Denso US but I preferred the Amazon route.

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@Honda Monk: I bought the O2 sensor from Amazon US for $36.53. I was in US during that time and had the part delivered to me. Fellow forum member johnda suggested the part no. Here is the

i also got the same O2 sensor few months ago from US; bought it off Denso website for $40. Check Engine Light was ON on my OHC and went away after i changed the O2 sensor with the one i had bought.
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i also got the same O2 sensor few months ago from US; bought it off Denso website for $40. Check Engine Light was ON on my OHC and went away after i changed the O2 sensor with the one i had bought.
Will Denso or Amazon ship it to India?
I have never traded through Amazon.
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Will Denso or Amazon ship it to India?
I have never traded through Amazon.
When I tried now to order the same item to India address from the same seller I was shown the message: "We're sorry. This item can't be shipped to your selected destination. You may either change the shipping address or delete the item from your order."


Can you please try from Denso or other sellers selling the sensor on Amazon?
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does anybody know how to get service manual and/or user manual for OHC? can we still order them from the Honda Service Centers? OR if anyone in Mumbai can lend me one for some time, i can make a copy. any links to download in PDF format would help too.

Hey infotech58 were you able to find the service manual? My OHC has done 67000 odd kilometers and I have no clue when I need to do the necessary changes as I service it at a private workshop.

It would be nice if there is someone is Bangalore who could lend me their owner’s manual to take a copy of it cause I don't have that either .
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Will Denso or Amazon ship it to India?
I have never traded through Amazon.
Amazon or Denso would not ship it to India (or outside US). your best bet would be to find it off ebay and check if the seller can ship to India. I have purchased a few items off ebay with shipping to India (from China, Japan, etc.).
Alternatively, same (or similar) sensor should be available in India for approx. 3500-4000 rupee. read through the forum and you'd see that few members have bought aftermarket sensor from India and they are working good without issues.
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Guys Does anyone have the number for this bumper repair guy in Mumbai -

i reversed into a tree yesterday had just got the front and back painted 2 weeks back.

Dippy used his services a while back

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...cs-pg-2-a.html (Roadside Bumper repair guys. Has anyone seen or tried them? EDIT : Pics on pg 2)

Cheers
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