Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 18th May 2012, 11:21   #811
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: World
Posts: 80
Thanked: 15 Times
Default Re: It's Me and My Honda City i-VTEC - It's Us Against the World!

I would like to ask something here. I have City V/MT (2010) & the beige interiors though calming do get dirty quite often. The biggest problem is the door trim (fabric). What can be done for this. I tried cleaning them but they do get blackened over the time.

Also the car is used very infrequently. ~2-5 times a month since I have two more small cars therefore the ODO is still @ 16.5k even after 1.5 years. Which oil should I use.

Lastly is HONDA the only source for parts like wipers & pads or other
wolf_lone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th May 2012, 13:50   #812
Senior - BHPian
 
bluevolt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 2,875
Thanked: 2,031 Times
Default Re: It's Me and My Honda City i-VTEC - It's Us Against the World!

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf_lone View Post
I would like to ask something here. I have City V/MT (2010) & the beige interiors though calming do get dirty quite often. The biggest problem is the door trim (fabric). What can be done for this. I tried cleaning them but they do get blackened over the time.
You can get them cleaned from outside cleaning shops like interior cleaners or prepare a solution of gentle detergent (the one we use for woolen cloths) and wipe the surface with cotton cloth soaked in detergent.

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf_lone View Post
Also the car is used very infrequently. ~2-5 times a month since I have two more small cars therefore the ODO is still @ 16.5k even after 1.5 years. Which oil should I use.
Use mineral oil only.

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf_lone View Post
Lastly is HONDA the only source for parts like wipers & pads or other
Better to use genuine Honda stuffs till the warranty expires. (I will never suggest to use brake pads other than OEM, few hundred rupees should not cost you your safety and life).
bluevolt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th May 2012, 13:55   #813
Senior - BHPian
 
libranof1987's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: All over!
Posts: 3,418
Thanked: 2,215 Times
Default Re: It's Me and My Honda City i-VTEC - It's Us Against the World!

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf_lone View Post
Lastly is HONDA the only source for parts like wipers & pads or other
You could use the BOSCH wipers; they'd be slightly better but more expensive than the OEM ones.
libranof1987 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th May 2012, 10:54   #814
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: World
Posts: 80
Thanked: 15 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluevolt View Post
You can get them cleaned from outside cleaning shops like interior cleaners or prepare a solution of gentle detergent (the one we use for woolen cloths) and wipe the surface with cotton cloth soaked in detergent.
Tried cleaning but still they are not as clean as I want them to be. I was hoping to get them upholstered. I remember seeing a picture on the site from a member who had got it done in beige, but I am unable to find it :(

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluevolt View Post
Better to use genuine Honda stuffs till the warranty expires. (I will never suggest to use brake pads other than OEM, few hundred rupees should not cost you your safety and life).
I've no intentions to use substandard parts but only genuine after market parts from reputed manufacturers like BOSCH. Its just that HONDA charges a premium on everything & I was hoping if there are any options available. All the absolute essential parts would definitely be sourced from HONDA anyway if they risk voiding the warranty.

I was hoping to get good quality Headlamps, headlights, taillights from a different source if they don't hinder with warranty & serves the purpose at a cheaper price. Is it worth it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluevolt View Post
Use mineral oil only.
Oops.. forgot to followup on this I hope MODS would merge this with proper editing.

For how many kilo-meters should I use mineral oil & then should I go for full synthetic or semi-synthetic.

Last edited by Jaggu : 19th May 2012 at 15:10.
wolf_lone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th May 2012, 16:48   #815
Senior - BHPian
 
bluevolt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 2,875
Thanked: 2,031 Times
Default Re: It's Me and My Honda City i-VTEC - It's Us Against the World!

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf_lone View Post
For how many kilo-meters should I use mineral oil & then should I go for full synthetic or semi-synthetic.
I don't think that there is any definite interval/period from which one should use synthetic/mineral oil, just ensure that the engine is completely flushed before changing to other type of oil.

But I don't think you need to switch to synthetic/semi-synthetic considering your low mileage running, rest experts may clarify.
bluevolt is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25th May 2012, 22:53   #816
Senior - BHPian
 
bluevolt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 2,875
Thanked: 2,031 Times
Default Re: It's Me and My Honda City i-VTEC - It's Us Against the World!

Looks like my car's AC is having some issue.

I am observing from last one week that the cooling performance is decreasing day by day. For afternoons I can blame the 42-44 degree heat in NCR but for evening also the A/C is not chilling as it's used to do before. To make things simple WagonR and i10 cools faster and better than City.

Anyone faced some issues with A/C of Honda City? Possible causes? Car is only 11000KM & one and a half year old. Blower is working fine. Could it be a thermostat issue? Compressor doesn't cut off? Mileage drop to 12/13 from 14/15 with A/C on.

I am going out of station for couple of days and will be able to get it checked by next weekend only.

Last edited by bluevolt : 25th May 2012 at 22:59.
bluevolt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th May 2012, 22:58   #817
Senior - BHPian
 
sameerg001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Dwarka, Delhi
Posts: 1,499
Thanked: 416 Times
Smile Re: It's Me and My Honda City i-VTEC - It's Us Against the World!

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluevolt View Post
Looks like my car's AC is having some issue.

I am observing from last one week that the cooling performance is decreasing day by day. For afternoons I can blame the 42-44 degree heat in NCR but for evening also the A/C is not chilling as it's used to do before.

Anyone faced some issues with A/C of Honda City? Possible causes? Car is only 11000KM & one and a half year old.
Most probably it's issue with AC gas. It might have decreased, get it checked at A.S.S, and if your car is in warranty, they might top it up for free.

Cheers
Sameer
sameerg001 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25th May 2012, 22:58   #818
Senior - BHPian
 
Sn1p3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,035
Thanked: 223 Times
Default

^ the ambient temperature this time around is too high for effective cooling moreso without the tints.
Try to roll down all the windows and drive for a bit before the engine is warmed (happens very quickly in summers) and then put the AC on at full blow. This helps the car getting cooler much faster than to try and cool the heated air trapped inside.

It always works for me. Try this else a visit to service station always helps.

All the best!
Sn1p3r is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25th May 2012, 23:03   #819
Senior - BHPian
 
bluevolt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 2,875
Thanked: 2,031 Times
Default Re: It's Me and My Honda City i-VTEC - It's Us Against the World!

Quote:
Originally Posted by sameerg001 View Post
Most probably it's issue with AC gas. It might have decreased, get it checked at A.S.S, and if your car is in warranty, they might top it up for free.

Cheers
Sameer
Yes it is in warranty. It is hardly one and a half year old.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sn1p3r View Post
^ the ambient temperature this time around is too high for effective cooling moreso without the tints.
My car still has the tints (NCR cops hasn't bothered me till date) but the issue is persistent even in the evening like 8-9PM. I will get it checked by next weekend.
bluevolt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th May 2012, 08:51   #820
Senior - BHPian
 
libranof1987's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: All over!
Posts: 3,418
Thanked: 2,215 Times
Default Re: It's Me and My Honda City i-VTEC - It's Us Against the World!

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluevolt View Post
Looks like my car's AC is having some issue.

I am observing from last one week that the cooling performance is decreasing day by day. For afternoons I can blame the 42-44 degree heat in NCR but for evening also the A/C is not chilling as it's used to do before. To make things simple WagonR and i10 cools faster and better than City.

Anyone faced some issues with A/C of Honda City? Possible causes? Car is only 11000KM & one and a half year old. Blower is working fine. Could it be a thermostat issue? Compressor doesn't cut off? Mileage drop to 12/13 from 14/15 with A/C on.
Is the temp. of the air throw fine?

Have the a/c vents and ducts checked. I complained about irregular air throw in my City and the problem turned out to be too much dust in the a/c ducts.
libranof1987 is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 26th May 2012, 10:55   #821
BHPian
 
mm403's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Pune
Posts: 152
Thanked: 66 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluevolt
Looks like my car's AC is having some issue.

I am observing from last one week that the cooling performance is decreasing day by day. For afternoons I can blame the 42-44 degree heat in NCR but for evening also the A/C is not chilling as it's used to do before. To make things simple WagonR and i10 cools faster and better than City.

Anyone faced some issues with A/C of Honda City? Possible causes? Car is only 11000KM & one and a half year old. Blower is working fine. Could it be a thermostat issue? Compressor doesn't cut off? Mileage drop to 12/13 from 14/15 with A/C on.

I am going out of station for couple of days and will be able to get it checked by next weekend only.
Bluevolt you have mentioned car running 11000km. One question Did you get your 10k service done. If yes did they clean the Ac filter. I had observed improved AC performance after the filter is cleaned
mm403 is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 26th May 2012, 12:22   #822
BHPian
 
junkishya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 141
Thanked: 38 Times
Default Re: It's Me and My Honda City i-VTEC - It's Us Against the World!

Quote:
Originally Posted by mm403 View Post
Bluevolt you have mentioned car running 11000km. One question Did you get your 10k service done. If yes did they clean the Ac filter. I had observed improved AC performance after the filter is cleaned
+1

You need to clean the AC filter atleast once a month. It's a pretty simple task that you can do it yourself within 5-10 minutes. It will improve the AC performance + eliminate any bad odour.
junkishya is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 26th May 2012, 14:06   #823
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: chennai
Posts: 469
Thanked: 120 Times
Default Re: It's Me and My Honda City i-VTEC - It's Us Against the World!

Quote:
Originally Posted by junkishya View Post
+1

You need to clean the AC filter atleast once a month. It's a pretty simple task that you can do it yourself within 5-10 minutes. It will improve the AC performance + eliminate any bad odour.
How is it accessed?

Is any DIY demo available on the net?

Thanks in advance.
skdking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th May 2012, 16:14   #824
Senior - BHPian
 
bluevolt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 2,875
Thanked: 2,031 Times
Default Re: It's Me and My Honda City i-VTEC - It's Us Against the World!

Quote:
Originally Posted by junkishya View Post
+1

You need to clean the AC filter atleast once a month..
Quote:
Originally Posted by libranof1987 View Post
Is the temp. of the air throw fine?
Quote:
Originally Posted by mm403 View Post
Bluevolt you have mentioned car running 11000km. One question Did you get your 10k service done. If yes did they clean the Ac filter.
Yes the car was serviced recently and I hope they carried out all service related activities including cleaning A/C filter. I have to get the grill temperature checked by Honda guys and will ask them to diagnose the problem.

FYI the air throw is powerful and there is no smell etc, it is just that the air is not cool enough to chill the cabin as it used to do before no matter if it was evening or afternoon.

Will report after getting Venus checked by Ring Road Honda guys!

Last edited by bluevolt : 26th May 2012 at 16:17.
bluevolt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th May 2012, 19:51   #825
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Currently, New Delhi
Posts: 423
Thanked: 92 Times
Default Re: It's Me and My Honda City i-VTEC - It's Us Against the World!

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluevolt View Post
Yes the car was serviced recently and I hope they carried out all service related activities including cleaning A/C filter. I have to get the grill temperature check....
Clean the A/C heat exchanger (in front of the radiator) with water to remove any dust/debris that restricts air flow. It could've been missed in service.

Do you hear a hissing noise when the compressor cuts in??
JustCause is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Honda City, 4th generation i-Vtec - Our 3rd Honda City in 10 years Mevtec Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 11 14th March 2017 08:34
Jeremy Clarkson against the whole world [compilation] rahul_intlad The International Automotive Scene 112 21st December 2015 12:08
City City Bang Bang! 1000 kms Report of my Honda City SMT roadie_swift Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 39 4th June 2015 15:52
Tiff Needell puts his real world skills against David Baker (UK GT4 champ)!!! Shan2nu Shifting gears 5 16th September 2008 21:15
Wanted: Used Honda City 1.5/VTEC and Maruti Baleno sonic Shifting gears 0 27th January 2005 12:34


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 13:42.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks