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Old 7th July 2012, 16:41   #1051
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bought the following items (and the cost) from opera house today:
1. rear bumper corners - 1050 (each) (was looking for these since long, fixing plate got broken on the existing ones)
2. front grill (grill+chrome outline) - 1700 (needed only the chrome outline but not available new, was quoted 500 bucks at chor bazar for a used one)
3. rubber lining for driver side - 850
4. monogram set - 280
5. portable - tyre inflator - coido - 840
6. car cover - 550

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Old 7th July 2012, 18:24   #1052
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the only difference is that unlike the Skyline / GT-R, the love for the Honda City isnt exactly growing with each generation
My post was a little tongue-in-cheek.

There are quite a few cars that can give the OHC a run for its money if the rose tinted glasses are taken off. The choices are perhaps a little more expensive than the standard 2-4L Rs which is what the OHC is sold for. Most of the cars sold now have been shagged by racer boys who hand them over to clueless people to modify, then drive them on public roads like idiots. There are good examples, but not many.
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My post was a little tongue-in-cheek.

There are quite a few cars that can give the OHC a run for its money if the rose tinted glasses are taken off. The choices are perhaps a little more expensive than the standard 2-4L Rs which is what the OHC is sold for. Most of the cars sold now have been shagged by racer boys who hand them over to clueless people to modify, then drive them on public roads like idiots. There are good examples, but not many.
maybe yes. What do you suggest - namely, palio 1.6, lancer, octavia rs / laura rs?
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I'm still struggling to find the original wheel caps for my OHC. Nobody seems to have them. Though i just need one (was damaged last year so can't use it) but I'm willing to buy all 4 if i get the chance.
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My catalytic convertor is choked.
I want to know, how good is it to get it removed at together rather than replacing?
Will it improve performance, FE or running n anyway?

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bought the following items (and the cost) from opera house today:
1. rear bumper corners - 1050 (each) (was looking for these since long, fixing plate got broken on the existing ones)
2. front grill (grill+chrome outline) - 1700 (needed only the chrome outline but not available new, was quoted 500 bucks at chor bazar for a used one)
3. rubber lining for driver side - 850
4. monogram set - 280
5. portable - tyre inflator - coido - 840
6. car cover - 550
Got the car cover too. Brand is recaro. Looks flimsy, no mirror pockets and does not fit properly !
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Old 10th July 2012, 22:58   #1057
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Was wondering whos running what tyres on their OHC's.I have seen Most OHC'S running on yokohama's.
Mine 195-65-14 yokohama es100s.
they are really good.fill the wheel arches well.Whats the max size one could go in for.Without problems of the wheels touching the inners etc.
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The correct size should be 195/60R14. The 65 profile has a higher sidewall, adding comfort but probably getting very close to the wheelwell inside, and increasing the ride height.

205mm tyres are acceptable but unneeded on almost all Honda City cars running on public roads.
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I own an OHC and a lancer, I would want something that gives me the responsiveness of a Honda engine and the handling (or better) of a lancer. I test drove almost all cars available under 11 lac during last 8-9 months and realized that the best bet for me would be buying a Punto 90 and keeping OHC too for weekend use.
I know this is , but I'm curious to know what you felt about the T-Jet in this context.
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I'm still struggling to find the original wheel caps for my OHC. Nobody seems to have them. Though i just need one (was damaged last year so can't use it) but I'm willing to buy all 4 if i get the chance.

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Go to Milan subway , ask the tyre shops there , you will get second hand ones there , best of luck .

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Thanks Ryan.. will check it out.


I think i've jinxed myself by saying the maintenance costs are increasing! lol.. a niggle has cropped up.. I recently got my wheels both aligned and balanced & all was fine on the run back from Goa to Mumbai with no issues at all... but suddenly over the last week.. on braking to slow from 50 to 60 kmph even, there is a faint but noticeable shaking/shudder/vibration of my steering wheel. To describe it.. if one's a pilot.. it's almost like a "stick shaker" on the control column of a jet!

Before i did the run to Goa it was serviced and the brake pads and calipers were checked scrubbed and checked A-OK!

It's faint but definitely there, but i've never faced this issue before so would anyone know what's causing it?? It's only on braking from high speeds down & is not felt below a certain speed or slow speed braking. Any pointers?

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[quote=Vandit;2837298]Thanks Ryan.. will check it out.


I think i've jinxed myself by saying the maintenance costs are increasing! lol.. a niggle has cropped up.. I recently got my wheels both aligned and balanced & all was fine on the run back from Goa to Mumbai with no issues at all... but suddenly over the last week.. on braking to slow from 50 to 60 kmph even, there is a faint but noticeable


My car has the same issue when braking at 80kmph , on inquiring with Solitare honda (borivili) , a disk replacement is needed , skimming the disk is not an option as it has already been skimmed twice , cost of replacement 6.5 k if think.

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My car has the same issue when braking at 80kmph , on inquiring with Solitare honda (borivili) , a disk replacement is needed , skimming the disk is not an option as it has already been skimmed twice , cost of replacement 6.5 k if think.

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Lol... i think we're doomed for high maintenance man.. in fact if we ever have a meet up.. and examine our OHC's.. there'll be a whole frigin list of common aches n pains that will come up. Of that im sure!

If we hunt down a service center.. they'd prolly salivate at the prospect of the $$$ they'd earn from just our cars itself!
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My car has the same issue when braking at 80kmph , on inquiring with Solitare honda (borivili) , a disk replacement is needed , skimming the disk is not an option as it has already been skimmed twice , cost of replacement 6.5 k if think
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Lol... i think we're doomed for high maintenance man..
OHC is a very simple and reliable car with no funky electronic stuff to fail. did you encounter any critical part failure to contribute towards high maintenance costs? if possible, please share the details of expensive repairs/maintenance you have had to do? what are the ODO reads? and hows car's past maintenance history?

only failure i have had on my OHC Vtec in last five years is an AC fan which costed 3600 bucks to replace at my trusted mechanic.
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OHC is a very simple and reliable car with no funky electronic stuff to fail. did you encounter any critical part failure to contribute towards high maintenance costs? if possible, please share the details of expensive repairs/maintenance you have had to do? what are the ODO reads? and hows car's past maintenance history?

only failure i have had on my OHC Vtec in last five years is an AC fan which costed 3600 bucks to replace at my trusted mechanic.
Well.. i've had a fair share of expenditure on her.. she's 12yrs n counting (Jan'00 model). I think it's over 78k on the odo.. didnt check it today. But i've had a bit of expenditure on replacing the clutch (though quite long ago), the original exhaust got rusted and was surprisingly rotten at the mounts/attachment point.. required replacement of the 3 piece exhaust tube.

Apart from that, i'm on my second set of headlights (changed the originals after the plastics got dull).. the clutch seems to be acting up again, the steering is leaking oil, and now from Ryan's response.. it seems i need to be looking at the brakes too! :P

edit: btw.. reminds me, i dont recall having the throttle body cleant or serviced. is it required and is it easily possible by a mechanic or is it complex and requires careful servicing?? Not sure if i should ask my mech to take a look at it.. I've noticed a slight drop in FE in city driving but on my trip to Goa n back.. based on my calculations, she averaged a healthy 17.6 kmpl approx. Idle Rpm is around 800/900 steady.

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