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#59 of 899 1991 Honda Civic 1500 Sedan w/91.1 cu.in., 5 speed
Jul 30, 2002 (1:46 pm)
Recently bought the above at a estate sale. Has been used as a 'toad' behind an RV. Milage says 97,000 but since the speedometer turns when being towed, who knows what it really is but it is a creampuff.
Anyway, I'm missing the point, the car does not have a owners manual. What is the correct weight oil for this model? Also what weight is used in the manaul transmission?
Many thanks for the help,
#60 of 899 re; point of origin (ni hao)
Aug 01, 2002 (4:26 pm)
wow! these town halls are informative. after years of reading how great civics are and how the '01 is new and improved. i got one. its had rattles and squeaks since the first day. just checked and you guessed it its canadian. this on top of finding out the '02 civic has new steering and suspension to fix the '01 missengineered tendacy to float and wander on the highway. i'm pretty pissed but from now on i'm checking edmund's posts, points of origin, and especially other makes. you can't buy on brand name alone
#61 of 899 re: 91 civic capacities
Aug 02, 2002 (4:59 am)
I own a 92 civic and the manual calls for 3.5 qt. of 5W30 engine oil and 1.9qt of 10W40 oil for the 5 speed transmission. Both service and owners manuals are available from helminc.com. I purchased the service manual for my car and it was the best money I have spent.
Aug 02, 2002 (1:05 pm)
Many thanks for the feedback! I'll contact them.
#63 of 899 totally agree with you rayrock
Aug 02, 2002 (1:30 pm)
after seeing a whole lot of other people are having the same, or even worse, problems on their 2k2 civics, i should have had a peaceful mind by now, i wish. i just could not think it over that if canada and usa can make the last generation civic top the notch, how could they make this "namely the worst generation of all" civic so bad? i would rather think it is a design problem, but the cold fact tells me that the point of origin does play a big role. before i bought mine, i did not even know that there are still decent civics imported from japan. lately, i cruised around the online forum of hyundai elantra/santa fe, toyota corolla/camry/celia, mazda protege/626, as well as honda civic/accord. as you may know, corolla and camry sold in usa are almost 100% made in North America. if you have not heard anything bad about corolla, it is because it is made from the best plant in the states. in contrast, the new camry got tons of complains, which is worse than our civics, not mentioning the worst of all altima that is imported from mexico. the celica is still 100% made in japan, i could not find any bad thing except complains about its weak a/c. if you happen to know recent hyundai cars, they are no worse than u.s. hondas, if not better (but remember they are way cheaper). the most obvious example is protege/626. i did not even consider mazda before since it is under ford. but to date, protege is next car if it will be still imported from japan like it is now. look at their forums, 626's is so quiet because no one is buying it and the few problems are about problems. then the protege's, thousands of praises except the typical engine rattle (which goes away after engine gets normal temperature) on the current model. the feedback is almost perfect. how can i not think that protege is simply a better car than the civic i am having. if ONLY the build quality is on par, honda civic should be still one of the advanced and best small cars on the world. i am from asia, all my friends there are buying civics and corollas. they dont even know too well about the mazda 323 (the protege here). if honda japan can product top quality car, why not american honda?
#64 of 899 new gen civics
Aug 02, 2002 (5:52 pm)
the '02 civic (not '01) is well designed for point a to point b travel but its lost its sports car on the cheap image. the old civics,integras and the new protege rule on the sports car club races. i believed the magazine hype and bought the '01. i won't buy a first year production of any car and wait for the forums of actual buyers to reveal the truly great cars.
#65 of 899 DX 1997 4 Door : Loved the car
Aug 03, 2002 (12:03 am)
I love this car. I bought in 1999 when it had 22K miles in it after a lease customer. Took really good care of it with regular mx and now with 73K miles it created no problems whatsoever. The car has been through a lot , including 70 miles /day commutes, sitting idle for 7 months and a 3100 cross country drive.
I wish I was able to afford a new EX sedan for wife.
#66 of 899 PLEASE HELP ! MY HONDA IS PINKING
Aug 27, 2002 (12:17 pm)
I love my honda civic coupe 1.5 lsi. has been looked after with full service history. however, as soon as she warms up she starts pinking. been back to dealers, had her connected to dealears machine everything checks out o.k had full service including belt. timing o.k But still pinking. has anyone got any ideas why? i need help?
#67 of 899 basic questions
Aug 28, 2002 (9:34 pm)
I've been reading everyone's helpful tips as I consider buying a 2002 Civic EX sedan, which would be my first Honda. Sounds like I'd better make sure I get one that was made in Japan... my question is, how can I know for sure? A salesperson telling me it was made in Japan won't convince me.
Another question-- I called the 800# on the Civic brochure, where you supposedly can call for all info, and I simply asked whether the Civics require premium gas or the cheap stuff. I was told that info was not available. Would someone please enlighten me?