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Honda Civic Forum: 8th & 9th Generation Civic
03-16-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 3,055
Posted By robfarr56

WTB Aftermarket Seat or Mount

We are a one-car family, and my girlfriend is about 12 inches shorter than I am.

What I would LOVE, is to find someone that sells aftermarket seat brackets that have electric motor adjustment,...
Honda Civic Forum: Wheels, Tires & Brakes
03-14-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Steel Wheels for my 2015 EX

I guess I will go junkyarding for a set.

I am still running the original tires, so those will need replacing soon, as well. So size to fit my current tires is not a big issue.

The alloys will...
Honda Civic Forum: Wheels, Tires & Brakes
03-14-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Steel Wheels for my 2015 EX

I was just looking at specs on the 2015 models, and I saw (in Canada), that the DX and LX have 15 inch steel, while my car (EX) has 16 inch.

Should I look for 16 inch steel? AFAIK, larger...
Honda Civic Forum: Wheels, Tires & Brakes
03-14-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By robfarr56

Steel Wheels for my 2015 EX

Any suggestions on what might work?

LX wheels?
Aftermarket?

I am looking for something a bit more durable for ride-sharing with really poor winter roads in Indiana.
Honda Civic Forum: Parts and Products
10-18-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 3,544
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Gauge Clusters

The OP was last logged on 5 years ago. I doubt you will get an answer from him.
Honda Civic Forum: 8th & 9th Generation Civic
10-11-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 1,090
Posted By robfarr56

Enjoying the 9th Gen In-Dash Computer Screen

I have had this car for a little over a month now, and I am finding all kinds of neat tricks Honda threw in, subtle improvements over the 8th gens (that I knew - '06 & '08). Push on the turn signals...
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Obsessing over trim fit

So, that fastener is accessed from the inside?

Did you take a picture of that, as well?

2015 owners want to know.
Honda Civic Forum: I.C.E. & Electrical
09-22-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,788
Posted By robfarr56

Re: How Many Clocks Do I Need?

Well, I turned off the big clock.

I think I am just going to tape over the small clock, and use the big one.
There is just no pleasing some people.

Still undecided whether to tape over the MPG...
Honda Civic Forum: General Automotive Discussion
09-21-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2,821
Posted By robfarr56

Re: How does car start?

...and when you come across a term that you don't understand, simply type "ECU car" into Google search, and it will likely come up with a good definition. It may even translate it into French for...
Honda Civic Forum: I.C.E. & Electrical
09-20-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,788
Posted By robfarr56

Re: How Many Clocks Do I Need?

When I was playing with the myriad of settings on this car, I did see something about adjusting light sensitivity. But I can't find it, now. The book offers up very little information.

And...
Honda Civic Forum: I.C.E. & Electrical
09-20-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,788
Posted By robfarr56

Re: How Many Clocks Do I Need?

Twice in the last 6 weeks I checked the oil to find just a drop on the end of the dipstick.
I have a 33 mile one-way commute. I needed reliable transportation.
My clutch knee was getting tired,...
Honda Civic Forum: I.C.E. & Electrical
09-20-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,788
Posted By robfarr56

How Many Clocks Do I Need?

2015 Civic EX

There is a clock on the center display (touch screen with audio), and there is another clock on the display up next to the speedometer.

I was hoping I could turn off this 2nd one....
Honda Civic Forum: Off Topic
09-10-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Show me your boomstick!

If you prize it ... Krylon-ize it! :D
Honda Civic Forum: Member's Rides
09-10-2017
Replies: 4,285
Views: 623,182
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Post your sedan pic!

2002 EX gone, 2015 in it's place.
24,000 miles, automatic.
Keyless everything takes a little getting used to.

I wish that they had offered a selective choice on the irrelevent MPG meter and...
Honda Civic Forum: 7th Generation Civic
09-08-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Value of Full Size Spare

I am sort of shopping, and I saw a 9th gen Hybrid, and in it's specs, it listed a "Tire Repair Kit".
Sounds like a can of Fix-a-flat to me...
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By robfarr56

Re: New Cat and Tune-up

Le$$on Learned.
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By robfarr56

Re: New Cat and Tune-up

Oh, and I was a bit optimistic on Honda's cat... $1235.

Meineke said over the phone $279 - 329.
If their high-end unit is a 5-year warranty, I will probably get one put on next week.
5 days of...
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By robfarr56

Re: New Cat and Tune-up

ezone, what do you consider the typical lifespan of an unabused OEM original cat?

IOW, could I have expected mine to last the life of the car? Or just another 10 or 20 thou?

I understand that...
Honda Civic Forum: 7th Generation Civic
09-07-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Value of Full Size Spare

I just feel that we are blessed to have a compact spare!
A lot of companies give you a can of Flat Fix and wish you well.

I would say pull off one of your current wheels and see how it fits.
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By robfarr56

Re: New Cat and Tune-up

That could go one of two ways.

Next Spring I will either upgrade to a 8th or 9th gen and take on a car payment, OR, I will look to move closer to work, in which case, I would keep the car for a...
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By robfarr56

Re: New Cat and Tune-up

As for the article in the link you provided:

(CEL light on? If so any codes related the cat convertor? Here's a read on CC symptoms: http://www.doityourself.com/stry/6-s...ytic-converter)
...
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By robfarr56

Re: New Cat and Tune-up

Thanks for the video! (just watched it).

The reason I ask about aftermarket cats is because of the poor reputation of aftermarket window regulators. I never would have known about their...
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By robfarr56

Re: New Cat and Tune-up

Yes, I have a P0420, confirmed when the dealer repaired my alternator fastener.

ECL on.

I am pretty sure the plugs have been replaced in the past, say during a 90,000 mi. service? I am at...
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By robfarr56

New Cat and Tune-up

I want to have Meineke do the catalytic convertor ($$), but I want Honda to perform a tune up.

Have the cat replaced first? As long as I don't wait to long to get the tune-up done?

Do I want...
Honda Civic Forum: Off Topic
08-30-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Show me your boomstick!

Well, I didn't get it, right off.
The first thing I did was check the cast of characters from Pulp Fiction. (I didn't know Dean Martin & Jerry Louis were in that!)

Google brought me to...
08-30-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,005
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Fuel pump w/ strainer help! Urgent

Maybe he is thinking of coming over. :sweet:
08-30-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,005
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Fuel pump w/ strainer help! Urgent

Could you have bought some bad fuel?
Honda Civic Forum: 10th Generation Civic
08-30-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,205
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Fumoto oil drain valve

ezone and I have had enough exchanges, and I heard his story of being called out for being a smart one at work, by an ancient customer (and his boss backing him up); so I have that under my belt.
...
Honda Civic Forum: 7th Generation Civic
08-30-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,746
Posted By robfarr56

Re: What's the difference between ex, dx, lx?

And if I have to have a Civic (and it seems I do...), it MUST be an EX! :love:
Honda Civic Forum: 7th Generation Civic
08-30-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,746
Posted By robfarr56

Re: What's the difference between ex, dx, lx?

https://www.civicforums.com/forums/182-7th-generation-civic/371031-wheres-horn-under-hood.html#post4729714

I am of Spanish decent.

I wish I could say I am of Mexican decent.

At least I...
Honda Civic Forum: 7th Generation Civic
08-30-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,746
Posted By robfarr56

Re: What's the difference between ex, dx, lx?

Mexicans hiding in bushes only want EXs.
Honda Civic Forum: 10th Generation Civic
08-30-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,205
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Fumoto oil drain valve

Say, you're that smart a$$ I have heard about, aren't you?

Mine would have to be laser cut, with a couple of slots for tabs on the cover I would have made.
Honda Civic Forum: 10th Generation Civic
08-30-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,205
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Fumoto oil drain valve

Do Honda automobiles use JIS fasteners, like Honda motorcycles?

Here is a link to a discussion of the subject on CBR250R.com:
...
Honda Civic Forum: 10th Generation Civic
08-30-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,205
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Fumoto oil drain valve

Good information, kbh. Thank you.

So do you plan to carry on your tradition of doing all of your own oil changes on this car?

It would have been nice if that panel had come with a slightly...
Honda Civic Forum: Off Topic
08-26-2017
Replies: 304
Views: 17,451
Posted By robfarr56

Re: What's your beer(s) of choice?

Thanks for bringing me up to speed on Drew Curtis and FARK!
(I already knew who Wil f'n Wheaton is...)
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Bought a 98 Civic - Question re Headliner and Locks

I haven't thought of Joe Piscopo in a while.
I can't wait to see this movie.

I had this 12" single for a long time:

https://youtu.be/dfKT7cJGpY4
Honda Civic Forum: Off Topic
08-24-2017
Replies: 304
Views: 17,451
Posted By robfarr56

Re: What's your beer(s) of choice?

Bored at work, so I clicked on your Beer link, Riceboy.

Don't much care for beer, or alcohol myself, but you have my curiosity peaked with that
that Monk33 spoke of.
Honda Civic Forum: Off Topic
08-24-2017
Replies: 304
Views: 17,451
Posted By robfarr56

Re: What's your beer(s) of choice?

Yes, but you acknowledged the red line before posting! :rockon:
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Bought a 98 Civic - Question re Headliner and Locks

Guess I need to watch Johnny Dangerously, now? :rolleyes:
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Bought a 98 Civic - Question re Headliner and Locks

The headliner in my '02 was sagging in the rear.
At the time, I made plenty of money, so I took it to my dealer. He said that they don't do that sort of thing in-house. That they have someone come...
08-22-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,459
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Glowshift Voltmeter Install Question

"Teach a man to fish..."
08-22-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,459
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Glowshift Voltmeter Install Question

Charge light flashes, cluster good. Thank you, again!

Youtube instructions wrong. I finally found our archived instructions via Google:
...
08-20-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,459
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Glowshift Voltmeter Install Question

I am trying to figure out the procedure for the gauge cluster self test, but several searches on here came up empty.

I found one on youtube with the steps spelled out, but I still could not get...
Honda Civic Forum: 7th Generation Civic
08-20-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By robfarr56

Re: 2001 lx manual, cluster (meter issues)

I have white gauges in my 2002 EX sedan. They look nice.
They look kind of silver around dusk!

If all of the gauges and lights do what they are supposed to do, 90% of your potential customer...
08-20-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,459
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Glowshift Voltmeter Install Question

Well, I guess it is the end of somewhat pristine originality on one more 7th gen. Bound to happen to non-collector "civilians", I suppose.

I'm just going to pull the bulb and use the meter.
...
08-20-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,459
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Glowshift Voltmeter Install Question

This is my favorite one, mostly for resale down the road.

I don't know anyone that has a similar car. Maybe a junkyard would let me do a temporary swap for $20 or something?
08-20-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,459
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Glowshift Voltmeter Install Question

That is a possibility. Resistors, diodes, capacitors - no problem, along with reading basic schematics. The importance of good solder joints, etc.

Electronics was my first major in H.S./college....
08-20-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,459
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Glowshift Voltmeter Install Question

Any problems with leaving it as is, and living with the voltmeter?

I suppose there are a myriad of causes to make the charge light come on, that I would be missing out on.

Could I pull the...
08-20-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,459
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Glowshift Voltmeter Install Question

Heck! You could have been a lawyer, or an accountant! At least you get your hands dirty, helping people get around.

Mine is a 5-speed manual.

The $644 (don't know where I got 800) "Engine...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,227
Posted By robfarr56

Re: Weird starting problems 97 civic ex 5 speed

In my motorcycle days, we would suggest cutting the insulation at the terminal closest to the battery, lengthwise, an inch or two, and pull it back to look for corrosion. If you see any, replace the...
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