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#936 of 1035 Re: 2006 Honda Civic Si HELP [dtm57]
May 02, 2007 (3:58 pm)
I just bought a 2002 Civic SI and am experiencing the exact same thing. Apparently the '02 was the first year for the Electric Power Steering (EPS). The car will drive straight on a FLAT road. When the car go over any grooves in the road, it tends to want to wander here and there.
I think the problem lies in a faulty EPS. I read a brief article on how the EPS system works and it is speed sensitive. The EPS adjusts steering based on the car's speed. My thinking is that as the car speeds up, the steering is suppose to get stiffer, giving the driver a better steering control at higher speed. During low speed, the steering control should be lighter. I think the EPS computer has a malfunction (fault in that it thinks the car is at some high rate of speed) and keeps the car STIFF all the time. Any thoughts?
#937 of 1035 Re: 2006 Honda Civic Si HELP [subaru_man]
May 04, 2007 (6:59 am)
yes that was the first time it was used, and it was exclusive to the si.
from what i hear, eps can actually be re-programmed to be more or less responsive depending on the drivers needs.
my vw rabbit has eps, but its one of the most accurate ones on the market.(for an eps ofcourse.)
Having said that, the eps in the new civic hybrid and in the new si is VERY much so responsive.
#938 of 1035 Motor Oil for Hard Driving - Agip vs Castrol vs Mobil 1
May 14, 2007 (8:15 am)
I'm curious what motor oils you use on your 2006/07 Si.
I drive a 06' Accord 2.4L which sometimes I drive it hard.
So far I've had my oil changed at Honda Dealership where they exclusively use Agip Motor oil. It Agip of good quality?
How does Agip compare with Castrol and/or Mobil 1 (synthetic)? Once in a while I drive at high rpm (4000-5500). Will I benefit from using Mobil 1 for extra protection of engine, less wear on moving parts inside engine, etc?
Please share your experience. I wonder what motor oil Honda uses when they replace it on a Civic Si or S2000?
May 15, 2007 (5:59 am)
the place i had my honda serviced at always used castrol, which was the same thing as the dealer...going synthetic does yield better performance, but its if you are really going to slog your car around for years. But there should be no problem with using reg oil in your civic/accord even if you drive it hard.
i've never heard of the oil your honda dealer is using.
#940 of 1035 Re: 2006/2007Civic Si Redline [eldaino]
May 22, 2007 (4:27 am)
xmontx; i actually don't have a civc si, i used to own an ex...
That explains it all. You might want to actually go drive one of the new ones before boldly declaring that i-vtec doesn't "kick in." I've driven it, and it does "kick in" around 6,000 RPM or so. It's quite obvious, too. It's accompanied with the usual vtec ruckus and a slight bump in acceleration.
#941 of 1035 Re: 2006/2007Civic Si Redline [tayl0rd]
May 22, 2007 (6:47 am)
actually no, your still wrong.
1. The vtec employed on newer k series engines is totally different than on the old b series engines that were notorious for the obvious v-tec engage.
2. having an ex means nothing; it employs the same type of vtec (i vtec) that the si uses, just to more relaxed degree.
you gotta remember that the si makes its all its power very close to redline; most would agree that depending on where in the rpm range your particular car makes its most power, its usually at its loudest and most brisk with regards to acceleration.
the vtec is always 'there' on the k series engine; it has cams that activate under different circumstances in higher rpm ranges, but this changer over is much more subtle than it was in previous vtec applications, in which v tec did not engage AT ALL until you reached a certain rpms.
#942 of 1035 Re: 2006/2007Civic Si Redline [eldaino]
May 22, 2007 (9:29 am)
Then it must've been really bad in previous ones. There is most definitely a noticeable change over. You can hear and and feel it. Apparently the i-vtec in the Si is tuned drastically different from the EX. You really need to go drive one agressively.
#943 of 1035 Re: 2006/2007Civic Si Redline [tayl0rd]
May 22, 2007 (10:18 am)
Yes, it was pretty horrendous. Lol. It was exactly like an old-school turbo kicking in. But wow what a blast.
#944 of 1035 key gets stuck sometimes in 92 CIVIC
May 22, 2007 (10:37 am)
I just bought a 92 civic a few days ago and the key won't come out of the ignition when you push it in. sometimes it will come out but 80% of the time the key will not come out because it is stuck.
#945 of 1035 Re: 2006/2007Civic Si Redline [tayl0rd]
May 23, 2007 (12:37 pm)
i vtec is i vtec no matter what; the difference is that in the civic i used to own, while sitl peaky, didn't make a ton of horsepower in sky high rpm territory. This is what you are experiencing; not i vtec changes, its suppossed to be fluid, not abrupt and it is. That the whole nature of a k series engine.
lots of hp, not ivtec is the...'problem' here.
yes, on the older b series engines; you can def notice it, although you have to learn when to, even then its not this gratuitous blast, at least not on any american spec v tec vehicles minus the integra type r. But for the honda fan, yes you can notice it.