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#1008 of 1035 1998 honda cvic help plaese
Jan 11, 2008 (12:46 pm)
ok i have a big problem this honda civic and i dont want to junk it . this is what happened normal drivening for a few miles like 5000 after i got it and the #4 pistons blent on me so i got a head from a junk yard the car was running`good the parts car . so i went home got a new head gasket checked to make sure the head wasn't bent and the block they checked out so i put the head on just like to service manully expained in detail changed the old and antifreez also new plug and wires . ok so to make it somewhat shorter it run but only 1&4 r working so it doesn't run right anyone got any ideas to help me out on this one ??????
#1009 of 1035 Re: 1998 honda cvic help plaese [euroblue]
Apr 07, 2008 (6:19 pm)
ok this may or may not help you but if you message me and give me some more info on the car and what is doing when you start it i may be able to help you some. it could be a timing problem or sparkplugs weren't put in correctly. most likely its your distrubuter is off or cyl 2 and 3 spark plugs are not plugged in correctly. hopefully this may help you i would check all of your connections and COMPLEATLY switch the plugs to see if its just faulty cables. also check the head you pulled and make sure there is no damage to the intake valves that may cause a major problem even if its a chip the size of a large grain of sand.well message me back and ill try to help you my email is terencenayloryahoo.com i am not a pro but im good with cars. if i cant help you ill get u info from one of my friends.
#1010 of 1035 Thinking about an '08 Si
Jun 19, 2008 (3:20 am)
I was wondering what typical MPG you Si folks are seeing? I am coming from a Subaru Forester XT, and I'm probably in the low to mid-20's MPG. I know both cars take premium fuel, but if the Si gets better gas mileage I would consider switching over. My commute (95%) is mostly highway.
Any advice/help would be appreciated.
#1011 of 1035 Re: Thinking about an '08 Si [rock_strongo]
Jun 19, 2008 (12:20 pm)
I average 26-27 mpg, which is mostly suburban and rural secondary roads.
#1012 of 1035 Re: Thinking about an '08 Si [rock_strongo]
Jun 20, 2008 (5:26 am)
There's a whole thread on Civic mileage - check it out: http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/WebX/.ef7f897/1649
There's also info at 8thcivic.com about it.
Most people seem to average in the mid to high twenties overall, but many people have reported hwy mileage in the 33-34 range. I'm thinking of purchasing one myself, and have a friend with an 07 Si sedan that gets that on the highway, so it can be done; maybe even a bit more if you have everything working in your favor.
#1013 of 1035 Re: Thinking about an '08 Si [motonation]
Jun 20, 2008 (5:31 am)
Very good info. thanks a bunch.
#1014 of 1035 If true, how much really
Jun 22, 2008 (11:12 am)
For those who have indicated that fuel efficiency will be crushed by using regular, I would like to know by how much, if any. I hear strong definite assertions, but little (actually, no) empirical results, and so must ask.
#1015 of 1035 Re: If true, how much really [unkownuser]
Jun 22, 2008 (10:46 pm)
Unknown. However, it is because the ECU retards spark timing to prevent detonation and keep the motor together on more volatile lower octane fuels.
One thing about using premium, is that most places the differential, no matter what fuel prices rise to, is always going to be $2.60 more for a 13 gallon tank.
#1016 of 1035 Re: If true, how much really [unkownuser]
Jun 23, 2008 (5:04 am)
I've seen several scientific studies that showed as high as a 15% reduction in fuel economy, however, most reductions show up in the 5% to 8% range. With regard to the Civic Si, Honda doesn't just Recommend Premium, they Require it. The fact is, the Si has a high 11.0:1 compression ratio, a ratio that is so high that detonation is almost guaranteed to occur at all but the lowest power settings if Premium fuel isnít used.
Long story short, the bigger issue with the Si engine isnít fuel economy, it is engine protection. If someone holes a piston, Hondaís most likely going to charge the owner a pretty penny for the repairs.
#1017 of 1035 Couldn't stand it for even a whole month
Jul 06, 2008 (1:17 pm)
I bought an '08 Civic Si coupe and will be selling it at a loss of $2,200 just to get rid of it. These cars are cheap. I thought people saying the plastic was cheap meant that it looked cheap, which it does, but what they really mean is that it's garbage and scratches and scuffs with very little effort. Additionally, the rattles are unbearable. I couldn't listen to it one more second. I parked it, ran an ad, and sold it. Never again will I buy a Honda. They are the most over-rated joke of a car. If you're not a little kid and you know what quality really is you will not be at all happy with this car. The pluses stop with looks and quickness. I refuse to drive crappy, squeaky, rattling cars and this one is the worst new car that I have ever bought. Thank goodness I bought it for resale alone and could bail on it. I feel sorry for people who can't get out of it. I had to buy a truck to pull my boat and bought a new Ford. I never would've guessed, but that truck makes this car look like a '83 Yugo when talking about quality. I now realize that the Honda hype is due to morons buying them who don't know what they're talking about. I'm going to try the Mazdaspeed 3 now. Hopefully it won't be so junky.