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Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Honda Civic CRX, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#3312 of 5207 Re: 1994 Honda Civic starting problems [bricey]
Dec 22, 2004 (5:23 am)
I am with ncambell on this. If you go the turbo way, you not only need a turbo, you will need an intercooler, fuel pump, injectors, new computer, forged con rods, crank shaft, lower compression pistons, and other miscellanius hardware. I think the 1.5 engine's most potent version was 125 hp. That is with VTEC on both intake and exhaust.
Your first job to make this kitty purr is to give it a complete tune up. The million mile filter needs to be cleaned and re-charged almost every 10,000 miles with special oil.
Dec 22, 2004 (11:03 am)
cheers guys big help,i have heard some horro storys of civic going bang with turbo's fitted.there are a few jap guys hear one has a civic turbo an it is horribly quick,but everyone says to buy or get the prelude 2.2 vtec 198bhp engine fitted before kitting it with a turbo because it will take the such big power increase,i have a cousin in colorado an her husband owned a civic hatchback an twin turboed it how the hell is this done are you americans holding something back from us brits he said he had spent about $35,000 doing the car up.dont get me wrong modded civic over here look the daddys but in the states they have a lil bit more we aint into crome as much here with the civic's coz everyone in the underground world of cars who own's or know's civic are used for speed acceleration.is the civic engine vertually inderstructable?they are the pinicle of bad boy as not alot of people own then because of the high price it costs to insure them.i own the 1995 1.5lsi coupe does this car have quite abit if torqure coz when i shift from 1st to 2nd at 6500rpm close to red line the car will wheel spin into 2nd gear now none of my other cars i have owned will do this an it throughs me back into my seat,hence not as much as my mate 347bhp evo 5 but enough.
one more thing-----my rev counter reads 9000rpm not can i get my car de-restricted to go up to the 9000 or not,if i can an i gun it to 9000 will the engine evevtually blow,have i get it tuned to 9000 will this put out more bph.
#3314 of 5207 A bolt on turbo will be fine
Dec 22, 2004 (5:21 pm)
If you keep the boost at a nominal level. Most "low pressure" turbo installations usually run about 6 psi. Enough for a decent boost in hp and torque but not enough to blow the engine and not enough to kill the clutch/tranny. And an intercooler, boost controller/computer, and oil cooler are a must in any turbo setup. Those aren't optional. But a Civic engine can safely handle enough boost for a 30-40 hp increase before cracking open the block becomes necessary.
#3315 of 5207 01 Civic front struts leak
Sep 25, 2003 (8:02 pm)
My 01 Civic went for the 45K mile checkup. The shop said the front strut starts to leak. Cost to fix is about $300 or more.
I can't really believe that such leak can happen so early, of course I am not very pleased with the road conditions I drive in the city. Can this be the cause of the struts wear that leads to the leak? Do I need Honda shop to fix it or get help from a non-Honda shop because of the original parts concern?
I also noted some steering wheel vibration at about 55 mph, though I had the tire shop checked and rebalanced before, but the vibration is still a bit evident. Can this vibration be anything to do with the strut leak? Thanks.
#3316 of 5207 Re: A bolt on turbo will be fine [gee35coupe]
Dec 23, 2004 (2:21 am)
if anyone has driven the 1995 coupe 1.5lsi
could you tell me when you gun it at 4000rpm the
revs then seem to go round the clock alot quicker like a boost,is this down to the multi-point-injectors on my modle is this when they kick in coz mt civic takes off like a rocket come 4000rpm
Dec 23, 2004 (5:58 am)
I wish I could understand what you said. I tried to phonetically pronounce your writing, and you sound like a mix of Irishman and Scott after a few drinks. How old are you?
1.5is has VTEC, this what you feel giving you a kick after 5000 RPM. Your red line is probably somewhere above 7000, maybe 8000 RPM. You want a 9000 RPM redline with reliability, get S2000. There is a reason it costs more than a Civic. If you just want a 9000 RPM redline you have 3 choices.
1. Drive to red line in 3rd gear and then down shift to 2nd. This will take you past the rev limiter, will most likeley break your con rods and damage the valvetrain, but you will be able to claim to have had a 9000 RPM Civic.
2. Get a Hondata chip, not sure if they make it for 1.5 version, but they sure made them for the 1.6 and 2.0 versions.
3. Sell the Civic and get S2000 that comes with a 9000 RPM redline.
Dec 23, 2004 (9:34 am)
no im not scott or irish ha ha,im 20 years old,
the civic i have is none v-tec 1992-1995 coupe honda brought the v-tec out on the face lift model 1996.my model is the Lsi not sure if you guys over in the states recieved this model,but mine has multi-point injectors could this be the reason the car takes off like a rocket at 3500-4000rpm??before i get to 3500-4000 the car is quite slugish(but quick) but when i reach 3500-4000 its like pressing a nos button with 50bhp shot,its mental.
what is ment by 'spoon engine' this this a manufacture or just slang word,i hear they are quite expensive but are the dogs bollox.
could u if possible inform me what b16-b18-b20 are i hear so many people putting them into civic's and they give phanomamal performance.
#3319 of 5207 2001 Honda Civic LX Wiper problems
Dec 23, 2004 (12:14 pm)
I've tried four different brands of wiper blades(including Honda) and my wiper blades skid across the windshield even during a heavy rain. However, some days they work ok with very little vibration which doesn't make sense at all.
There was no problem with the original set of blades when I bought the car.
This is driving me crazy! Can anyone help.
Dec 23, 2004 (12:20 pm)
1. go back to the oem replacement blade and/or wiper.
2. anymore, the constant noise of wipers drives me batty (over 5 models of cars, so it is not just Honda), so I have also taken to using a Rain X type product and use the intermittent wiper option when the rains are really bad.
Maintenance items: most of the time, the rubber blade of the wiper's suffer most from neglect and/or trying to function them after they have been (glued) stuck to the windshield for a time. This of course contributes to, if not totally, tearing them. Periodic cleaning really extends the life. One trick is to separate them from the windshield if you park in the hot sun a lot. (the hot sun and usually black dash board act like a reflective oven to the blades sitting on the windshield). When the blades start to smear (best is BEFORE) another trick is to use the nylon part of the ubiquitous dish sponge to "scour" the old dead rubber off the blade.
#3321 of 5207 Re: 2001 Honda Civic LX Wiper problems [markj203]
Dec 23, 2004 (12:57 pm)
"...my wiper blades skid across the windshield..."
I assume you mean what I call "chatter." At its worst it is not only visible, but audible, too, and very annoying.
Clean glass and clean rubber blade inserts help minimize this problem.
Clean the rubber blades weekly with isopropyl alcohol.
Treat the windshield with Rain-X. It's an amazing product that really works. In fact, following a fresh application, you aren't likely to need your wipers at all, not even in the heaviest downpour. Try it, you'll see.
The downside of Rain-X is that it doesn't seem to last much longer than one week for maximum benefit, although it continues to be functional beyond that.
I just installed a new silicone blade on the huge 24" driver's side of our '02 Si ... and it chatters, too. It's not audible, but I can see it jerking its way across the glass as I watch it.
You'd think someone would work out this business of cleaning auto windshields better in the rain, wouldn't you? After all, we can drive RC cars around the surface of Mars, for heaven's sake. Why can't we clean our windshields better here on earth?