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Old 4th October 2017, 20:48   #8731
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Guys is it ok to leave the mobile/device charger connected to the 12 volt power outlet socket ? I know the sockets disconnects when the car is switched off but will leaving the charger in result in any drain of the battery.

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Hi Sumeet,

My mobile's car charger is almost always connected to the12 volt outlet of the car, I didnt faced any issues related to battery drain till date.

Hope this helps.

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Guys is it ok to leave the mobile/device charger connected to the 12 volt power outlet socket ? I know the sockets disconnects when the car is switched off but will leaving the charger in result in any drain of the battery.
When there's no load on the charger i.e. no device connected there is a very low consumption of electricity probably in 10ths of an Amp that keeps the circuit powered. It is called parasitic drain. BTW your car's ECU, security system, clock, ICE/Head Unit are parasitic loads as well.

Nothing to worry about if you use your car regularly. If you don't drive frequently then disconnect the charger or preferably the battery -ve terminal cable to preserve battery charge. Batteries also have self discharge characteristics which means the state of charge decreases even if it is sitting on a shelf with nothing connected.

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Guys is it ok to leave the mobile/device charger connected to the 12 volt power outlet socket ? I know the sockets disconnects when the car is switched off but will leaving the charger in result in any drain of the battery.

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Hi Sumeet,

As you stated, the 12v DC socket disconnects power when ACC position is switched off. Hence, there should be no battery drain if you leave a mobile charger connected.

However, make sure that no high amp device is kept connected even when the switch is off.

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Old 5th October 2017, 21:39   #8734
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Hi Sumeet,

As you stated, the 12v DC socket disconnects power when ACC position is switched off. Hence, there should be no battery drain if you leave a mobile charger connected.

However, make sure that no high amp device is kept connected even when the switch is off.

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I actually have 3 devices connected. A front and rear dash camera and a Garmin GPS device which is attached to the charger. Will a combination of these be a bad idea ?
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I actually have 3 devices connected. A front and rear dash camera and a Garmin GPS device which is attached to the charger. Will a combination of these be a bad idea ?
Assuming you have not bypassed the ignition switch they will not drain the battery. If they have a direct connection then it's possible there will be a very small parasitic drain.

If you haven't faced problems so far means all is fine possibly because you use the car daily. So, not to worry.

A heavier than normal parasitic drain (over 1A) combined with low running makes itself known pretty quickly by messing up your battery.

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Hi all civic gurus,

If you recall my earlier post, where in the engine oil leaked out, i had to do an emergency oil fill. The only oil available was Bharat Petroleum MAK 0W20, synthetic. Link below for reference https://www.amazon.in/MAK-Lubricants...n%3A5808122031

Should i be worried, as it is a "thinner oil" . I live in NCR, so its still pretty hot during the day.

What should be the ideal grade?

Please advise if i can use this till my next oil change, or should i replace it asap, with what viscosity?

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Should i be worried, as it is a "thinner oil" . I live in NCR, so its still pretty hot during the day. What should be the ideal grade? Please advise if i can use this till my next oil change, or should i replace it asap, with what viscosity?
Honda has recommended 0W-20 or 5W-20 for its cars. But I believe (and it's only my belief) that this new viscosity is applicable to their newer engines.

So I would recommend replacing this oil with a 0W-30, 5W-30 or 10W-30 mineral or preferably synthetic would serve you better. Check the owners manual for the recommended viscosities vs ambient temperature chart.
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Should i be worried, as it is a "thinner oil" . I live in NCR, so its still pretty hot during the day.
What should be the ideal grade?
Please advise if i can use this till my next oil change, or should i replace it asap, with what viscosity?
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Honda has recommended 0W-20 or 5W-20 for its cars. But I believe (and it's only my belief) that this new viscosity is applicable to their newer engines.

So I would recommend replacing this oil with a 0W-30, 5W-30 or 10W-30 mineral or preferably synthetic would serve you better. Check the owners manual for the recommended viscosities vs ambient temperature chart.
Honda has started using 0W-20, fully synthetic for the Civic as well. I believe a member had written directly to Honda India and they have put it on mail that 0W-20 is safe and good to use in the Civic. So, if you go to HASS now for an oil change, you will surely get 0W-20 by default (for synthetic).
So, actually, I wouldn't worry much.

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Below is the mail I have received just now from Honda Service HQ team regarding the correct engine oil grade for our FD1 Civic.

"This has reference to your trailing mail regarding the engine oil grade.

We thank you for writing us and sharing your feedback.

With regards to your query, we wish to inform you that oil is a major contributor to the car engine's performance and longevity. Hence , it is highly recommended to use genuine Honda Motor oil.

Specific to your query, we wish to inform you that the Synthetic oil is used in the vehicle for better performance . While 5W 30 grade mineral oil (semi synthetic) was recommended for the earlier Civic 1.8 L engines and still is, owned by you, however with the introduction of synthetic oil, we have provided an option of a lesser viscous 0W 20 grade oil which provides easier cold starts during winters than the 5W 30, while maintaining the same viscosity at higher operating temperatures.


Hence 0W 20 grade synthetic oil is tested and recommended for all Domestic Honda Car models (Starting from 1998 and for later models) and is a super-session option to 5W 30 (mineral oil).

However, you can always switch back to the earlier spec oil at any point of time. Please provide a special request to dealer for using the earlier spec oil during your next visit, if you desire so"
This was the explanation given by HCIL HO to me regarding the newer viscosity of oil being used now a days in discontinued Civic.

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What is good strut brand for the front and rear civic suspension. Or good brand for all the other parts. Iam about to go in for a suspension overhaul but just stuck on the parts brand.


Also, we are having a Mumbai civic/honda mini meet. on the 8th of october, sunday at Candies, Bandra reclaimation. Do join whoever can.

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You can go for TRW or Sachs brand, most parts can be ordered online now thru spareshub.com or industrybuying.com. Avoid changing the original springs unless they have sagged.
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Are there trustworthy Bridgestone tyre dealers in south Mumbai. Need to replace my 6 year old Civic VAT tyres. Have heard of issues with fake Tyres and overcharging so thought I'd take your wise counsel.

Also any views on other tyres to consider.
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Are there trustworthy Bridgestone tyre dealers in south Mumbai. Need to replace my 6 year old Civic VAT tyres. Have heard of issues with fake Tyres and overcharging so thought I'd take your wise counsel.

Also any views on other tyres to consider.
Look up team bhp directory for good tyre dealers. I bought my T001 Turanza set from Trevor of Straight Line and they are running just fine.
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Hi all,

Have a query regarding civic hybrid, has anyone changed the IMA battery pack? if yes, what was the total cost involved and is it advisable to get it done at HASS or is it possible and advisable to get it changed locally ?

For the record I was quoted 1.5 Lac for the battery pack (with 50% upfront payment) and 15 k towards labour.

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...is it advisable to get it done at HASS or is it possible and advisable to get it changed locally ?

For the record I was quoted 1.5 Lac for the battery pack (with 50% upfront payment) and 15 k towards labour.
Assuming these are Li ion or Li Polymer batteries I'd always prefer OEM for safety and reliability factor that is intrinsic to OEM supplied critical parts. Cost should not be a consideration with these 2 factors in mind.
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