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Old 17th November 2007, 11:28   #1
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Unhappy Gear Box Heating OHC VTEC

guys am new to the honda family so dont know whether this problem is normal or its only with my vtec
i have fitted a short shifter in my car
but after a long drive the gear stick heat up a lot no the gear nob though the stick and also the glove compartment below my music system and ash tray and in front of the gear stick is also very heated up
now is this normal with a vtec or is it a problem
pls help!!!


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Old 17th November 2007, 14:34   #2
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In my OHC VTEC the shifter knob is never hot though the metal shifter lever does get a little warm after driving.

Check for any holes in your firewall.
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Old 17th November 2007, 14:52   #3
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driving continuies for 50km the gear stick is so hot u can touch it even
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Nope, never faced this prob on my car.

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Old 17th November 2007, 17:08   #5
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Though i dont own a vtec, i've never even heard of such a problem. Did you face this before u installed the short shifter? Could this be due to lack of oil in the gearbox?
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not sure what rated gearoil the OHC uses

but ::: go synthetic ; its expensive but good stuff

if OHC takes gl 5 rated stuff go Mobil 1

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Old 17th November 2007, 17:46   #7
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Hi Malcolm,
I think you need to check whether your Catalytic converter (in silencer) is getting overheated. Usually if there unburned fuel coming out of the exhaust, due to misfiring or a rich mixture. The unburned fuel kind of afterburns inside the catalytic converter. This causes the silencer tunnel below your gearshift to heat up, and ineffect your grearshift is becoming hot. You can confirm this by looking below your car when the gearshift becomes hot, the silencer below that area sometimes becomes red hot.

IMHO this is not a normal vtec problem. Also I dont think the gearbox is getting overheated. You can confirm the gearbox temp by opening the bonnet and measuring the temp on gearbox casing.
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this sounds abnormal to me too. i have this VTEC (all stock) since 18 months now and it is 7 years old.

never have i felt it to be hot even if i touch the metal rod by pushing the leather sleeve down. i would say the max i have seen even in a hot summer is - warm.
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Old 17th November 2007, 19:03   #9
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I feel that the short shift install was not done properly. Can you get it checked ?

If possible, try to install the stock shifter and see if the problem persists.
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I would bet 2 rupees this is an exhaust problem. Maybe you are missing a heat shield or two. Maybe you have some damage underneath and the exhaust pipe has been pushed too close to a few things. Have somebody look at the exhaust and soon, you do not want to fool around and risk carbon monoxide poisoning in case it is also leaking. Might be the cat as Sss sugested above.
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Does the city use cables or linkages to connect the shifter with the Gearbox!
If it uses cables, then there is no chance the heating of the stick is due to heating of the G'box! I think Sss is right!
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Does the city use cables or linkages to connect the shifter with the Gearbox!
It uses linkages. Not a cable trans.

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the exhaust pipe has been pushed too close to a few things.
Exactly my thought.

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thanks for the suggestion guys will check it up by this week and let you guys know as well
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