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Old 16th July 2012, 14:12   #1081
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Thanks! I guess this major overhaul is due. Have only got it at the service centre. Is the clutch/suspension replacement part of the regular service schedule?

I have got the steering oil leaking problem rectified and rear dampers replaced last month. Need to do that for clutch and front dampers too.

How much would that cost? Any mechanic recommended in Mumbai? I stay in the suburbs.
Where did you get the steering oil leak fixed and how much did it cost? I have the same problem on my car right now..
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Where did you get the steering oil leak fixed and how much did it cost? I have the same problem on my car right now..
I got it done from a mechanic on Milan subway. It costed about 4k. Can share contact details if required.
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How much does a Vtec Radiator Cost. Is it easily available. I desperately need one. My car has been stranded since a month now. Radiator is leaking at various places on the top part. Is it easy to replace the radiator at your home by a mechanic with the proper tools? My car cant be driven for a long duration as all the water is spewn out from the leaky areas even with minimum revvs.
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How much does a Vtec Radiator Cost. Is it easily available. I desperately need one. My car has been stranded since a month now. Radiator is leaking at various places on the top part. Is it easy to replace the radiator at your home by a mechanic with the proper tools? My car cant be driven for a long duration as all the water is spewn out from the leaky areas even with minimum revvs.
almost two years ago, a friend replaced the radiator for his OHC, had difficult time sourcing the part outside H.A.S.S and i think paid around 21k (including labor). i will try to get in touch with him and get you the break up of cost.

radiator can be replaced at your home in your garage by a competent mechanic without any issues.

while you are replacing the radiator, also pay attention to the radiator mounts and rubber bushes under it, they may require a change/fabrication.
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How much does a Vtec Radiator Cost. Is it easily available. I desperately need one. My car has been stranded since a month now. Radiator is leaking at various places on the top part. Is it easy to replace the radiator at your home by a mechanic with the proper tools? My car cant be driven for a long duration as all the water is spewn out from the leaky areas even with minimum revvs.
I am not sure if you want to spend over 20k to replace the radiator.

If i understand right your radiator is leaking from the top ie the point where the aluminum part ends and clamps onto the plastic top. If this is the exact issue then it can be repaired (you will need to change the plastic top) and it would cost under 2k.
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You sure its around 20k. i inquired with my friends dad who runs a garage and he said it might come to around 5-6k. 20k is definitely too much to spend.
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You sure its around 20k. i inquired with my friends dad who runs a garage and he said it might come to around 5-6k. 20k is definitely too much to spend.
he paid 21k, as per what he had told me; not a car junkie guy, the mechanic might have ripped him.
the OHC in question had met an accident, bumper was replaced and the radiator was repaired, but the repaired radiator started giving troubles soon and was replaced. that 21k may also have included the cost of replacement of radiator and AC fans, if done (i recently replaced the AC fan and it costs 3000 bucks).
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Thanks Sumeet. I am thinking the longer i am keeping it, some or the other issue comes up. I love the car but these issues take out the fun of ownership. Thinking of replacing it soon but will miss it though.
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I replaced my car's leaking radiator 2 months back for 8k.

The replacement was done at home with the necessary tools by my trusted mechanic.
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I replaced my car's leaking radiator 2 months back for 8k.

The replacement was done at home with the necessary tools by my trusted mechanic.

Did you get the work done from HASS or outside?
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Did you get the work done from HASS or outside?
The work was done outside.
But the radiator is OEM Honda stuff
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Thanks Sumeet. I am thinking the longer i am keeping it, some or the other issue comes up. I love the car but these issues take out the fun of ownership. Thinking of replacing it soon but will miss it though.
i would suggest, keep it if you do not have any parking constraints. if you sell it, you are likely to get peanuts; spend some time listing down all the issues which might crop up and spend some money on preventive maintenance and live in peace.

where in powai do you work? i am in powai too.
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I bought a pair of fog lights for my Vtec today. I was so impressed with its OEM like fit into the stock bumper that I felt compelled to post here. I would say it is a 99% OEM accessory and it looks factory installed. I found it at Sainath Motors, Khar, Mumbai. Even the on/off switch looks exactly like the OEM rear defogger switch. The projection, fit n finish and quality is outstanding. If you want one, speak to Rishi the owner and he'll get you one for Rs. 4500/-. Tell him Aviv sent you.
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I bought a pair of fog lights for my Vtec today. I was so impressed with its OEM like fit into the stock bumper that I felt compelled to post here. I would say it is a 99% OEM accessory and it looks factory installed. I found it at Sainath Motors, Khar, Mumbai. Even the on/off switch looks exactly like the OEM rear defogger switch. The projection, fit n finish and quality is outstanding. If you want one, speak to Rishi the owner and he'll get you one for Rs. 4500/-. Tell him Aviv sent you.
I think for that price its way too expensive.Can you post some pics from different angles.Whats the specifications on the fog lights for example wattage,how the wiring is done etc.I think if we make a list of OHC owners who want to get it done and buy them wholesale he should sell them at a cheaper rate.
Is the switch the push button type which is exactly like the rear defogger.
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I bought a pair of fog lights for my Vtec today. I was so impressed with its OEM like fit into the stock bumper that I felt compelled to post here. I would say it is a 99% OEM accessory and it looks factory installed. I found it at Sainath Motors, Khar, Mumbai. Even the on/off switch looks exactly like the OEM rear defogger switch. The projection, fit n finish and quality is outstanding. If you want one, speak to Rishi the owner and he'll get you one for Rs. 4500/-. Tell him Aviv sent you.

4500!! wow that is quite steep.. could you post pictures please?
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