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Old 24th May 2017, 20:10   #8371
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I drive a lot in the night and I find the Civic's headlights to be extremely weak.

While browsing headlamps offered by Philips, I found this product.

http://www.philips.co.in/c-p/12985BW...headlight-bulb

Has anyone tried this before? Any reviews?
Please do verify the bulb type before you buy them. The website states that these LED bulbs are H7 whereas the Civic uses HB4/9006 bulbs in the low beam and HB3/9005 in the high beam.

For improved lighting you can always go the projector route. However, a good projector kit will set you back by 20k.

An alternate suggestion, and one which would raise eyebrows, would be to get HID's installed. Yes yes HID without projectors in stock reflectors is sacrilegious! My civic came with an HID kit in the low beam and the cut-off is near perfect. If required, I will post a pic for the benefit of all.

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Old 24th May 2017, 20:17   #8372
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Hi mate,

I am using leds but albeit different brand in my current step up. I can assure the throw from low beams is considerably more than normal halogen bulbs ( Please refer to the attached picture of the spread of throw of low beams from the current led setup that's there in my civic).

@Ashish, i have observed that Osram nightbreakers tend to lose the brightness over the time. Philips extreme vision is a good choice also.


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@Kunal: It may be because you are running LEDs on a projector setup, I guess.

The luminous flux of LEDs and HIDs on a projector headlamp is always higher compared to halogens bulb mounted on the same setup.

Still Maruti's and Hyundai come with halogen + projector combination due to cost saving measure.

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@Kunal: It may be because you are running LEDs on a projector setup, I guess.
@Ashish, I have installed led on both projector (low beams) and on plain reflectors (high beams) and combined output is literally too bright, so I prefer not to use high beams at all in city limits, so as not to cause any discomfort for on coming traffic.

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Old 25th May 2017, 13:28   #8374
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Surprising.

I'd posted a while back regarding a leakage I had on the A pillar of my Civic. I still haven't got around to taking care of the issue due to lack of time, but when I threw a passing question to by SA whilst my car was being serviced at HASS, he gave me a quote of 11000+ for the weather stripping. Doubting my ears I repeated sought to confirm this quote, and he didn't budge...

Wonder how there could be such a huge disparity in component prices?
Nailed it. I inquired about the same here and they said it's Rs.7,000 plus labour. But it's unavailable with them. So now we have 3 diff prices !


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Bhpians,

I drive a lot in the night and I find the Civic's headlights to be extremely weak.

While browsing headlamps offered by Philips, I found this product.

http://www.philips.co.in/c-p/12985BW...headlight-bulb

Has anyone tried this before? Any reviews?
Isn't this for about 12K a pair. I had changed my headlamp bulbs to Philips extremevision 12V /55W a year ago. I may be wrong, but I think the stock power rating for the low beams is 35W, please check.

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Old 25th May 2017, 18:26   #8375
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I am getting a different noise while car is idling. If I depress the clutch fully it disappears. I was thinking the gear oil needs to be changed, its done now, but noise is not gone.

It increases with rpm, but not there when the clutch is fully pressed.

Vehicle is not yet in motion so the moving parts are engine, gearbox, and all the other attachments like compressor, alternator and starter motor.

The noise is coming mainly from the left side, and only when clutch is not pressed. I am suspecting something related to clutch/gearbox area.

Need to study it. Any experiences like this anyone?

Other than this car still can reach its max potential without a sweat, engine is silent too with that pleasing note while redlining.

Well, Well, Well, This unfortunately is one of the known issues plaguing the Honda's word wide. Never heard of such an issue in India. This issue was there in 6th gen Civics, and quite common in 8th Gen Civics abroad.

This is the noise from the a bearing inside the gear box. Some reports suggest that many have driven up to 80K miles with the issue. Other than the noise nothing really went wrong in many of the reports. Many kept this pending to align with their clutch replacement job.

But to me I don't like any noise in my car, and a replacement is in order for the defective part.
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Gentlemen, How imperative is it that I get a heat shield / shroud for these exposed four wires ? Should there have been something there in the first place ? How is it on your cars ?

Laluks sir, I do have the same noise on my ride too. Hats off to you for going to such lengths to research the sound, zero down on the probable cause and then to take it to a logical conclusion. There aren't any FNG's in my town with this kind of hardware setup, nor the skill required to work on such machines. So it'll be a huge labour bill at HASS I'll be looking at. Perhaps I'll undertake this sometime later this year.
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Four? I only see two wires!

No problem in leaving them as is. I do not think even OE odd completely covered.
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Laluks' posts on replacing the input-shaft bearing of his Civic gearbox have been split to a new thread:

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Gentlemen, How imperative is it that I get a heat shield / shroud for these exposed four wires ?
Not sure. It might extend the life a little.

Personally the part that concerns me is the physical stress on the wires at the connection points on the left. Maybe some electrical tape for support might help? Not sure if that's a good or bad idea (eg. when it starts to come off)

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Four? I only see two wires!
Look again, or adjust your monitor

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Hi All, I am yet again bothering you all regarding an issue that has crept in all of sudden.

While driving back from office I heard rattling (cut cut) noise while car encountered any uneven surface/potholes, I took the car to FNG, he examined and pointed that the right brake caliper has developed rattling noise due to play of caliper pin. He said it can be fixed after putting in new caliper pins at the machining guy.

I would like to enquire from all of you experienced gentlemen and ladies , is it advisable to get it changed at FNG or I need to take it to HASS (cost of caliper assembly is whooping 15700 plus taxes and labour extra, while just the pins cost 3000 plus taxes and replacing these would incurr another 2000 -2500 as labour).

I am more inclined to get it sorted at HASS as needless to state that brakes are one of the most crucial components for any vehicle, so I am hesitant to get machining guys to fiddle with them.

Advises and inputs on same would be highly appreciated.

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@kunal_kayshal; This is a low tech repair so I see no issues in going ahead with it.
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Kunal, if you can get your hands dirty, this is something you can do on your own. Its very simple job, it will cost you probably 150 to 200 if its just the replacement of a caliper pin at a FNG

You can check a DIY, when I went changing my Brake pads here
https://www.facebook.com/lalu.336/me...9650661&type=1
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@Kunal - I just got this done for my A-Star a few days ago. Was done at the FNG. Costed me 1100 INR in all. The rate HASS has quoted is astronomical as usual. I am sure you are better off in getting this done at the FNG.
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Kunal This one is for you

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/diy-do...nda-civic.html

The thread talks about changing the brake pads and Caliper Pin greasing all by yourself. Go get your hands dirty
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@kunal_kaushal; This is a low tech repair so I see no issues in going ahead with it.
Thank you Professor.


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@Kunal - I am sure you are better off in getting this done at the FNG.
Thank you Mate.

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Kunal This one is you Go get your hands dirty
Hi Laluks, after going through your thread, I have decided to do it myself only.

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Hi Laluks, after going through your thread, I have decided to do it myself only.

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Welcome to the club
Your Civic will love your care, and most importantly you will now what exactly is wrong next time, and would save yourself so much of moolah by diagnosing it right and correcting it. Enjoy sir
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