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Old 26th October 2017, 14:38   #8761
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After driving a few kms, I have a grinding feel in the clutch pedal while depressing it at around the last 1 inch. During start up, the pedal is smooth, but after depressing it for a few times, this behaviour comes in. There is no noise or squeak; just that grinding feel.
I'm suspecting a worn or dry clevis pin for starters and might try lubricating it and other pivots around the pedal. Any pointers or experiences of the members will be handy.

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You can start by lubricating clevis pin and see if issue is resolved. If not then it could be master cylinder issue as well. Are you still on stock CMC? also any clutch oil loss noticed?
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You can start by lubricating clevis pin and see if issue is resolved. If not then it could be master cylinder issue as well. Are you still on stock CMC? also any clutch oil loss noticed?
DIY on Sunday. Never noticed any oil loss. In fact flushed and changed the entire clutch fluid a few days back. Clutch bleeding was also done.
The issue was there both before and after the procedure.

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The small piece of plastic that is attached to the brake lights switch, activated by the brake pedal has broken off. The switch is readily available but the conical piece of plastic isn't.

Any DIY ideas? or a source?
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Hi All,

Had an issue with my battery of civic - SP SONIC EXIDE, had to jump start it twice and it was spitting out liquid chemicals too. Followed Team BHP forums, and got my myself a brand new EXIDE Matrix with 30 months 100% free replacement warranty and 31-50 50% replacement warranty etc. Cost - 5600+100 for using credit card payment, and in exchange of the old battery.

I was warned by a couple of mechanics earlier too that my battery may soon give away, though I never had a single bad experience with it, but last few times I observed the corrosion presumably due to the battery liquid and since my civic is an AT, did not want to take risk and got it replaced.

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Hello pals,

The battery of my Civic is on last gasp, after 5.5 years of flawless service.

I am looking for a maintenance free battery as replacement.

An internet search has thrown up this page.

https://battery.cardekho.com/car-batteries/honda/civic

Which one of these is better? Can someone guide me please.
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Hello pals,

The battery of my Civic is on last gasp, after 5.5 years of flawless service.

I changed to Amaron Pro in 2014. 5 year warranty+ prorata combo. Paid 5K after giving the old battery too then. I am happy.
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Old 5th November 2017, 23:18   #8766
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My fog lamp's lens got smashed a few months back and Im now searching for a replacement. My civic is the 2007 pre-facelift version. Any idea if:

1. Can I get only the lens?
2. If not, any place where I can get it in Mumbai (preferably western suburbs) for a reasonable amount? Even OEM products would suffice. Honda was quoting over 7k for it IIRC.
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The battery of my Civic is on last gasp, after 5.5 years of flawless service.
I am looking for a maintenance free battery as replacement.
My Battery history:

1) OEM SF lasted only 2 years and 9 months.
It left me stranded on the highway, and I had to jumpstart to get back.

2) Amaron Pro 55B24LS was working fine at 4 years and 10 months,
but since I had a family trip coming up, replaced it early to be on the safe-side.

3) Exide Matrix FMTO-MT45L is fine now at 2 years and 10 months.

Since my running is low, I just bought this just a few weeks back to prolong my battery life:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ml#post4286756
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The small piece of conical plastic broke off, the one that activates the brake lights switch. I couldn't find the part anywhere so I used a screw and nut to imitate the effect and everything was good for a while.

Then suddenly, while driving, the brakes jammed. I couldn't move the car an inch. I had to dismantle the above mentioned solution and only then did I get the brakes to work.

Any help? I guess my DIY blocked the brake pedal. But it worked fine for a while.
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To people who had bought a new engine mount from Honda or other sources what was the gap between the rubber and metal part ? My Civics's mount is on it's way to kaput land and I remember the mount which I earlier had had significant gap between the two parts but when I had a bought a new mount from Honda I observed the gap between the two edges was much less. I could insert a pinky finger in the gap before but with the new 'redesigned' mount I could not do so.

In my last checkup I got the car inspected for all the mounts. Honda came back saying that the front mount is only weak. There are 4 mounts for the Civic and I wonder If any other mount is weak and will it affect the front mount. But in my case since Honda is saying that only the main mount is on the way out so I am thinking whether I should get a Honda mount or go for after market like below since Honda's was not really upto the mark as I noticed.

https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00436O8BO/...=13XXTW2W2BEEA
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To people who had bought a new engine mount from Honda or other sources what was the gap between the rubber and metal part ? My Civics's mount is on it's way to kaput land and I remember the mount which I earlier had had significant gap between the two parts but when I had a bought a new mount from Honda I observed the gap between the two edges was much less. I could insert a pinky finger in the gap before but with the new 'redesigned' mount I could not do so.

In my last checkup I got the car inspected for all the mounts. Honda came back saying that the front mount is only weak. There are 4 mounts for the Civic and I wonder If any other mount is weak and will it affect the front mount. But in my case since Honda is saying that only the main mount is on the way out so I am thinking whether I should get a Honda mount or go for after market like below since Honda's was not really upto the mark as I noticed.

https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00436O8BO/...=13XXTW2W2BEEA
Hi,
Having gone through 2 engine mount replacements(one under warranty), and driven close to 1,28,000 kms, i would say that the other 3 mounts have not posed any problems till now. No vibrations, sounds, nothing.

When the first replacement that happened under warranty, lasted for around 30K kms approx. However, the second time i got the mount changed, from my own pocket, they seem to have improved the quality and this has done close to 50-60K and seems to be doing well. Fingers crossed.

I would suggest sticking to OEM, even though it is expensive. Reason being that this part is critical for NVH levels, and aftermarket parts, if not up to specs, may result in higher NVH. This is just my belief.

Others who have put in aftermarket Engine mounts can shed more light.

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To people who had bought a new engine mount...
I had only once replaced the engine-mount, in October-2014.
Car was then 7.4 years old at 1,36,000 kms.
It costed me Rs.8,380 inc. parts and labor.

Currently my car is 10.5 years old at 1,63,000 kms.
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Hello pals,

The battery of my Civic is on last gasp, after 5.5 years of flawless service.

I am looking for a maintenance free battery as replacement.

An internet search has thrown up this page.

https://battery.cardekho.com/car-batteries/honda/civic

Which one of these is better? Can someone guide me please.
The factory fitted battery (SF) was replaced in 3 years while the Amaron I have put in there stays strong till date. It has been 4+ years since it was installed. I would recommend Amaron any day.
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My fog lamp's lens got smashed a few months back and Im now searching for a replacement. My civic is the 2007 pre-facelift version. Any idea if:

1. Can I get only the lens?
2. If not, any place where I can get it in Mumbai (preferably western suburbs) for a reasonable amount? Even OEM products would suffice. Honda was quoting over 7k for it IIRC.
C.S.T. Road, Kurla West.

You can score anything and everything there!
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To people who had bought a new engine mount from Honda or other sources what was the gap between the rubber and metal part ?
I replaced my engine mount in January 2015, quite early in the car's lifespan at around 70,000 kms.

Cost me almost 9K rupees, including labour at Arya Honda.

As to answer your query, the gap between the rubber and metal was significantly lesser, since it was an updated component.
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I had only once replaced the engine-mount, in October-2014.
Car was then 7.4 years old at 1,36,000 kms.
It costed me Rs.8,380 inc. parts and labor.

Currently my car is 10.5 years old at 1,63,000 kms.
Dear manim,

You are an inspiration for the rest of us.
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