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  1. AC smell

    My AC started smelling terrible again, after The dealer cleaned the system last august. I am not lucky with ac smells, always had this problem... Anyway this time they asked me an unreasonable amount to redo it, so i decided to go DIY, and bought the new filters and a bottle of disinfectant with...
  2. Manual swap!

    Somebody did it:https://club.autohome.com.cn/bbs/thread/1b5d6e0b0d37bdc4/77791290-1.html It's not easy or cheap, doesn't make sense, but it's still interesting to watch!
  3. 1.5T 1.5T with real VTEC. It's true

    I thought it was all marketing, but a 1.5t with real VTEC came out! It is the L15BN: 194 PS, 260 Nm installed on the new 10th gen Accord in China...
  4. side effect of VSA/econ

    I've been playing for a while with the buttons on my 6mt 1.5 and tested in many different conditions the effect of various combinations, especially in traffic, where i spend most of my driving. VSA off: 1- the clutch is definitely more direct and easier to modulate in heavy traffic. Not sure...
  5. Adhesion promoter on interior trim

    I received the piano black center console rail covers i ordered 2 days ago and included in the package, together with a roll of 3m double sided tape there is a tube of adhesion promoter. I am hesitant to use it because one day I may want to remove the covers and bring the interior back to...
  6. Don't slam the doors!

    be careful when you get out, my wife closed the front passenger door like it was an armoured vehicle or a bank safe..... and now it sounds strangely metallic when i close it, i also found dents in both the stops around the door sill. metal is very thin there, i can push it in with my finger!
  7. weird clutch on 1.5t

    I love my manual Civic even though I drive in heavy traffic everyday. I have driven manual cars since 1999, so I am used to it. Everything is usually fine, until i find myself in a traffic jam worse than usual, in the extreme cases it could happen to spend over 1 hour to drive 1 km to reach a...
  8. CivicShopping in Thailand

    Wife is going to Thailand this month, so i am going to check if she can bring me a couple of RS souvenirs. She doesn't speak the language and doesn't know about car parts, so I have to find all the stuff, with prices and part numbers from here. Anybody knows if there is a Thai website with the...
  9. DRL brightness

    I am wondering if there is a 'non destructive' way to change the DRL brightness setting, in particular i want to be able to drive with the drls in bright mode and have the tail lights,on at the same time, without high beams. The easiest way should be by mantaining the high brightness mode when...
  10. YunOS phone and Android Auto

    Some time ago I killed my Iphone by putting it in the cupholder full of water leaked from my daughter's bottle, so I got a new "Xiaolajiao" chinese phone. It is a good phone with a high quality camera and clear display, but it runs on YunOS, a kind of Android knock off. Most Android apps work...
  11. Aftermarket touch display

    It's coming in China to be installed on the 1.0T versions, It should fit on the LX and Sport too!
  12. 6mt Parking brake

    The parking brake activates automatically when i turn off the engine 95% of the times. Sometimes it doesn't and I haven't found what makes it work or not, pressing the clutch, in or out of gear doesn't seem to affect the parking brake. The only thing that i know is that the few times it didn't...
  13. Chinese Horror!

    The Civic X is more and more popular in China and many aftermarket companies are trying to get into the promising accessory market for our car, but sometimes it doesn't work really well.... I will post here regularly the ugliest cars i see online or in real life, just for fun! Let's start with a...
  14. Chrome/glossy black grille

    Trying to do something unique on my car, I want to keep the chrome on the top of my grille but I would like to get the lower plastic part in glossy black, like on the hatchback/si/rs. Is there a way to separate the top profile without destroying 2 sets of grilles? I considered wrapping but the...
  15. Rust after 3 months

    Yesterday i was quickly scrolling through the local chinese wechat(sort of whatsupp) civic group and i found pictures of a car with rust under the floorboard, behind the front wheels, around a plastic cap. This morning i had planned to bring my car to the first service and before driving to the...
  16. A/C smell

    Last night i had a bad surprise. I turned on the A/C again after I didn't use it for a week and the cabin was filled with a very strong smell. I have had this problem forever with previous cars and i really hated it, on the Malibu I used to change the cabin filter and spray a AC cleaner every...
  17. 2017 Civic 1.0T

    The base version of 10 gen Civic is almost ready to hit Chinese market. It will be powered by a new 3-cylinder turbo engine with 129hp and possibly 180 kgm torque, if the 180 turbo denomination follows the same logic as her bigger 1.5 sister. Manual and CVT transmissions will be available...
  18. BMW 4 series gran coupe profile

    Just for fun, clearly the cars are quite different, but still the exterior dimensions are not too far, except for wheelbase due to different engine/traction configuration. Civic is slightly longer and narrower and a lot lighter and of course cheaper!
  19. Yokohama Advan db

    These are the standard tires on chinese Civics. 215/55 R16 on the basic trims. the design is very simple and the actual contact surface looks narrower than other tires in the same size. They are quiet and fuel saving oriented, with soft side walls, nothing high performance. But they are fine for...
  20. 5000km oil changes!!???

    Honda in China wants us to service the Civic every 5000km!! The service indicator is set at 5000 and doesnt care about driving style or other conditions. I don't want to do that since american cars are identical to mine and allow a much longer service interval, for economic reasons and for the...
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