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Honda Civic Forum: 8th & 9th Generation Civic
11-29-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 23,133
Posted By gearbox

Re: Actual 2012 Gasoline Civic MPG

i suppose, since the air has nowhere to go. but i like the valve design better, like making a bypass rather than having a whole other system for coolant to flow thru (altho it decreases the chances...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,473
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Re: Honda ATF vs the other brands

i would never use any "other" brand except for valvoline maxlife dex/merc atf (without stop leak additive).
Honda Civic Forum: 8th & 9th Generation Civic
11-29-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 23,133
Posted By gearbox

Re: Actual 2012 Gasoline Civic MPG

oh okay, at least for MY car lol. what did they end up switching to, just a mix door to block the hot air?
Replies: 6
Views: 1,161
Posted By gearbox

Re: converting a sedan exhaust to coupe. worth it?

im pretty sure the sedan exhaust is longer than coupe. so if anything, it will be short under the bumper.
Honda Civic Forum: General Automotive Discussion
11-29-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,457
Posted By gearbox

Re: I ordered my 2012 Civic today!

amazing that the 2003 civic in japan had hid but the 2013 usa civic doesnt lol
Honda Civic Forum: 7th Generation Civic
11-28-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,978
Posted By gearbox

Re: Aftermarket headlight assemblies

the mini shrouds they come with shouldnt need trimming
Replies: 6
Views: 1,161
Posted By gearbox

Re: converting a sedan exhaust to coupe. worth it?

if you are talking about ex coupe and ex sedan, the catback piping is basically the same. the only difference is the sedan trunk is shorter, so a coupe exhaust will stick out a bit past the bumper on...
Honda Civic Forum: 8th & 9th Generation Civic
11-28-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 23,133
Posted By gearbox

Re: Actual 2012 Gasoline Civic MPG

at least on our cars, switching to "cold" temp on the dial actually closes off the entire heater core cooling circuit. that way coolant only stays in the engine until it warms up enough to open the...
Honda Civic Forum: General Automotive Discussion
11-26-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,457
Posted By gearbox

Re: I ordered my 2012 Civic today!

im living in the wrong country lol
Honda Civic Forum: 8th & 9th Generation Civic
11-26-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 23,133
Posted By gearbox

Re: Actual 2012 Gasoline Civic MPG

if you dont mind the cold, leave the heater control dial on 'cold' in the winter. car warms up way faster than even if the dial was set to 'hot' with the fan off. faster it warms up, the faster you...
Honda Civic Forum: Lighting
11-26-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 5,329
Posted By gearbox

Re: HID/Projector

probably. the size is very close. if not, the morimoto mini h1 projectors from theretrofitsource.com are even smaller and should fit nearly any housing.
Honda Civic Forum: General Automotive Discussion
11-22-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,148
Posted By gearbox

Re: My Chevy Cruze Saga Has Ended. No more Cruze for me.

im surprised you didnt opt for the diesel civic. great power and mpg and well above any civic in the usa.
Honda Civic Forum: General Automotive Discussion
11-22-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,148
Posted By gearbox

Re: My Chevy Cruze Saga Has Ended. No more Cruze for me.

nice upgrade, your chevy experience is pretty normal. ive driven in plenty a rent-a-car with the same feeling of everything falling apart. and yes, you guys overseas always get much better cars of...
Honda Civic Forum: Lighting
11-22-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,416
Posted By gearbox

Re: Retrofit time

eh the best is prolly koito or nissan, the black stuff works too but only from 3M. the cheaper ones dont always stick enough.
Honda Civic Forum: Lighting
11-20-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,416
Posted By gearbox

Re: Retrofit time

well the whole idea is to wire the hids to a new relay harness with its trigger attached to the +12v oem h4 headlight wire. thats either red or red/yel depending on the side. that way it keeps the...
11-20-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,612
Posted By gearbox

Re: Battery Dead in the driveway. HELP!!

there is a cover on the auto shifter console you pop off and stick the key in to shift to neutral.
Honda Civic Forum: 6th Generation Civic
11-19-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 30,275
Posted By gearbox

Re: Heat shield rattle.....

jet-hot.com is a heat insulating coating that looks almost as shiny as chrome and does not lose its luster from heat. its very good at keeping heat inside the pipes and out of the engine bay. i got...
Honda Civic Forum: Lighting
11-19-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,416
Posted By gearbox

Re: Retrofit time

tap the solenoid wires to your hi beam wires.
Honda Civic Forum: Introduce Yourself!
11-19-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 412
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Replies: 2
Views: 1,113
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Re: i need to know what this piece is called. help!!

hard to tell but prolly a pcv hose. or could be coolant hose too (take it off and see if something comes out)
Honda Civic Forum: Lighting
11-17-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,416
Posted By gearbox

Re: Retrofit time

oem headlight is easy with mini h1. if you can open the headlights, thats really the hardest part. you then remove the glare shield and then mount the projector right in the stock bulb hole with the...
Replies: 9
Views: 30,252
Posted By gearbox

Re: Battery Indicator Light

when i worked at advance, people would misread the expensive test equipment all the time. it says "everythings okay" then when you look at the readout its only putting out 20 amps instead of 60 amps....
Honda Civic Forum: Lighting
11-16-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,416
Posted By gearbox

Re: Retrofit time

h1 mini is far better
Honda Civic Forum: 1st - 5th Generation Civic
11-16-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,846
Posted By gearbox

Honda Civic Forum: 7th Generation Civic
11-16-2012
Replies: 1,023
Views: 117,777
Posted By gearbox

Re: Ask Me About DIY Stuff V2!

looks like two different bulbs are used, 6 and 8 in the pic.

http://www.hondaautomotiveparts.com/auto/jsp/mws/catimgs/14sva601_b17.png
Honda Civic Forum: 7th Generation Civic
11-16-2012
Replies: 1,023
Views: 117,777
Posted By gearbox

Re: Ask Me About DIY Stuff V2!

im not so good with the newer civics, but you will need to remove the trim piece with the buttons, similar to when changing the radio. and then the light bulbs should unscrew from the back. you may...
Honda Civic Forum: 8th & 9th Generation Civic
11-14-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,011
Posted By gearbox

Re: Redline in neutral...stupid.

if engine was warmed up, no problem. just dont make it a habit lol.
Honda Civic Forum: 7th Generation Civic
11-13-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 6,208
Posted By gearbox

Re: Block heater or Inline heater?

im using redline, one of the very few oils that are true synthetic in usa (amsoil is another). my car does burn synthetic so i have to watch the level. usually i need to add 1/2 qt every 6 months....
Honda Civic Forum: 7th Generation Civic
11-13-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,807
Posted By gearbox

Re: New Window Regulator, No Auto Feature

sad to say the aftermarket will prolly break in a few months. ive had it happen. oem is more expensive but lasts 10 yrs or more depending on use. my windows are still the original and i use the front...
Honda Civic Forum: 7th Generation Civic
11-13-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 6,208
Posted By gearbox

Re: Block heater or Inline heater?

my car leaked on 5w20 dino but not on 5w30 syn.
11-12-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 567
Posted By gearbox

Re: Drivers side light

the parking light? could be a bad bulb
Honda Civic Forum: 1st - 5th Generation Civic
11-12-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By gearbox

Re: Man im loving my civic.

technically there should be a way, even the electronic clusters can be altered. on the older ones, i think you use a drill to the odo cable to turn it lol. i have no idea but i know there is a way....
Honda Civic Forum: 7th Generation Civic
11-12-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 52,217
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Replies: 23
Views: 59,438
Posted By gearbox

Re: solved: Ride still rough, harsh and bouncy after strut/shocks replaced

wow winter is here and even at only 32F it feels like im riding in a tin can. everything rattles, even small bumps are like bone crushing hits, and it sounds like i have metal tires lol. cant believe...
Honda Civic Forum: 6th Generation Civic
11-08-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Posted By gearbox

Re: check engline light on and sometimes off

and possibly damage the engine
Honda Civic Forum: 1st - 5th Generation Civic
11-08-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By gearbox

Re: Man im loving my civic.

im pretty sure an EX cluster from your same model year would plug in and give you a stock tach. just find one with similar mileage if you care. search ebay for '95 civic cluster'
...
Honda Civic Forum: 1st - 5th Generation Civic
11-08-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By gearbox

Re: Man im loving my civic.

so there has to be some sort of power lock actuator motor already installed (probably aftermarket). its just a matter of tapping the power wire to the new alarm unit. that way the alarm remote will...
Honda Civic Forum: 1st - 5th Generation Civic
11-07-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By gearbox

Re: Man im loving my civic.

if you already have power locks, then an alarm will be easy to make them open/close when arming or disarming.
Replies: 6
Views: 874
Posted By gearbox

Re: 02 Civic LX: tranny drain and refill .. vs tranny flush?

i did 4 drain and fills when switching to different brand and it got most of the old stuff out. capacity is only 6 qts i believe so by the 4th drain and fill, you should only have less than 1/2 quart...
Honda Civic Forum: 8th & 9th Generation Civic
11-07-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 4,515
Posted By gearbox

Re: 2013 Civic photos!

so basically the same car again with some cheap looking streak in the body panel lol. if you guys want projectors, get the oem jdm lights for 12 and older civic. they are on ebay for a good amount,...
11-07-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 3,187
Posted By gearbox

Re: Whats the best ram intake for my civic

at best it will trap more heat as an insulating barrier.
Honda Civic Forum: 8th & 9th Generation Civic
11-06-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 23,133
Posted By gearbox

Re: Actual 2012 Gasoline Civic MPG

the bottom line is, give the same exact car to 10 different drivers and you will get 10 noticably different mpg numbers. the average person has no idea how to drive efficiently, mostly because they...
Replies: 17
Views: 18,256
Posted By gearbox

Re: Flickering headlights but good alternator

my oem lasted 2 yrs. im going on 8 yrs with a napa alternator. generally oem lasts a good amount of time, but napa is good too for parts. you can never predict when or how some parts will fail. it...
11-05-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By gearbox

Re: Help with speakers...

imagine how much better they will sound running off an amp.
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By gearbox

Re: 01 civic lx headlight question

ive bought the connectors before (for heads and tails bulb sockets). there is a place for them under a certain section when you look up your car on www.hondaautomotiveparts.com you have to buy the...
Honda Civic Forum: 6th Generation Civic
11-04-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 30,275
Posted By gearbox

Re: Heat shield rattle.....

it could cause some performance loss not only from the hotter air in the bay, but also from the exhaust gases cooling down and losing speed in the header. may only be a few hp but i wouldnt do it....
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By gearbox

Re: Oil Change?????

purolator pureone is good filter. use a torque wrench if youve never tightened bolts before. otherwise a socket wrench is enough. tighten it hard but not too hard (30 ft/lbs), and ONLY when the...
Honda Civic Forum: Detailing
11-04-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,389
Posted By gearbox

Re: What to use to clean seats

shark steam pocket lol
Honda Civic Forum: General Automotive Discussion
11-04-2012
Replies: 2,486
Views: 765,080
Posted By gearbox

Re: What did you do to your civic today?

coroplast (plastic cardboard) from home depot would have been easier, and you couldve painted it black and put it behind the grill for looks or in front for aero. i dont think it gets cold enough...
Replies: 29
Views: 5,426
Posted By gearbox

Re: head gasket blown but perfect compression?

mine never overheated either. sometimes they just go for no real reason and can be small enough that nothing terribly bad happens.
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