Featured The Tuned Civic X Reliability Survey (All Models)

  1. Beansley

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    #391 Beansley, Jan 28, 2020
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2020
    I guess I'll put my 2 cents in after lurking for awhile.

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    : 2018 Sport Touring Hatch CVT

    Total tuned time:
    ~13 months

    Total tuned mileage: ~15000 miles

    Tuning device(s) used: KTuner v1.2

    Tunes used: Ktuner starter 21 with agressive settings until I got TSP Stage 1 in August 2019.

    Fuel used: 95% Costco 93, when not available it's been Marathon, BP, or Shell.

    Additional engine mods: afe dry flow s filter, mishimoto intake hose, Greddy Supreme Sp catback exhaust with vibrant ultra quiet resonator added.

    Problems/issues: None. Maybe wanting to rip it all too often.

    Driving style: At first pretty mild, now a little more spirited aggressive (past 5 or 6 months). In the city I'm pretty gentle but highway decent bursts from time to time. Could count the times I've been WOT on one hand.

    Tuning experience notes:
    Not much to be shared. Definitely new to the scene but was easy to get into it, have taken notes lurking on what people say are good LTFTs and such. I'm not too concerned about warranty such as I don't drive like a maniac or race any. If you want to wake up your car this seems like an easy option, just be aware of your limitations and personally I don't think you should drive like you're racing everyone.

    Overall the easiest way to get your civic driving the way it should be out of the factory is tuning, it's easy, safe (if you want it to be), and easy. I don't worry about warranty or such.
     
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    #392 gtman, Jan 28, 2020
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2020
    I think you are exactly right. Just because you're tuned don't go out there challenging every car to street race. I know I've posted about my "conquests" from time to time but some perspective is needed. Probably 80% of the time I'm just chilling and commuting for fuel efficiency. 15% of the time I push it a little harder. And that last 5% is me putting my foot into it and making a quick passing move on the highway.
     
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    I forgot that Lex supported the ST community as well. One of the most knowledgeable guys I've ever come across, and a huge contributor to our knowledge of modern TCDI powertrains.
     
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    Hollywoo0220 Customer Service oriented (most of the time) :-)

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    Yes. [email protected] was absolutely sublime. I also forgot to mention working with SpeedPe6formanc3 out of NJ for the rebuild after losing the stock block..
     
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    Vehicle: 2018 Civic EX Hatchback CVT

    Total tuned time: 18 months

    Total tuned mileage: 12,000

    Tuning device(s) used: KTuner V1.2

    Tunes used: KTuner dual ECO/21, TSP stage 1(current)

    Fuel used: 93 Octane

    Additional engine mods: AF Dynamics SRI

    Problems/issues: None

    Driving style: Laid-back until I see a empty stretch of highway.

    Tuning experience notes: My notes are same as OP. It's amazing how much fun this car is to drive with KTuner and the TSP tune.

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    Vehicle: 2016 Civic RS (1.5T)

    Total tuned time: 6 months

    Total tuned mileage: 1,000 km

    Tuning device(s) used: KTuner V1

    Tunes used: KTuner 21 w/ various BBG options for 1st

    Fuel used: Premium 95-98 RON

    Additional engine mods: None

    Problems/issues: Engine warning light sometimes comes on for 12-24 hours after flashing, goes away by itself. Loss of traction under WOT even with lowered BBG (stock tires).

    Driving style: Pretty aggressive when it's safe, I like to take off fast and sit ~10% over the speed limit if traffic allows. Hate being stuck behind slow cars so will weave when possible, if not I sit a few lengths back waiting for my chance (I don't tailgate!).

    Tuning experience notes: First time tuning, found it pretty straightforward. A lot of features not available on my ECU.
     
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    #397 gtman, Feb 7, 2020
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2020
    Thanks for adding to the survey. Everyone posting here is really helping the CivicX community. :thumbsup:

    196 cars / owner experiences so far. Right now, the survey is showing that tuning is fun and pretty reliable. Let's keep this going. If you're tuned, help out and add your survey to the mix.
     
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    Vehicle: 2017 Civic Si coupe


    Total tuned time: 3 years


    Total tuned mileage: 27,000


    Tuning device(s) used: Ktuner v2


    Tunes used: Vit viper stage 1


    Fuel used: 93 octane


    Additional engine mods: PRL SRI, HKS exhaust


    Problems/issues: clutch slip


    Driving style: spirited but not aggressive abuse


    Tuning experience notes: First time tuned. My clutch slipped slightly on vit vipers stage 1 in sport mode, but now slips worse after adding HKS exhaust. I currently have a 3 inch catless DP/ FP waiting to be installed, however I plan to swap to a Type R clutch/flywheel set up first.


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    I didn't know if I'm supposed to edit my post with new info or not so I'm just going to reply to it. I'm adding a problem/issue unfortunately :( my throw out bearing "exploded." Well, actually the ears snapped off, rattled around, and ruined the clutch and pressure plate. When we replaced it the clutch still had a ton of life left so it sucks this issue broke it so early on. Still not 100% on the cause, but having the master cylinder adjusted all the way out to combat the lockout seems to be a leading culprit. I've got an upgraded master cylinder (Sirimoto N1, so another update to the form) in there now and things seem much MUCH better.

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    Thanks for posting the update. Stock clutch?
     
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    Happy 400th post lol

    But nope, a sprung FX350 was in the car when the TOB failed and it was replaced by another sprung FX350. I loved it before the failure so I figured I would use it again. So far it feels pretty good!
     
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    #402 gtman, Feb 12, 2020
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2020
    I often PM members here who are tuned and ask that they consider posting in our survey. Early on, I had great luck getting members on board. The past month or two just about everyone I've been messaging has decided not to post. I'm really not sure why.

    Most of these are long term members who often post about tuning. I don't understand why they don't want to help the community out. Oh well. At least I'm trying, right?

    If you are tuned, post up a survey. It's important to see if tuning the Civic X is reliable long term and if there are common issues. The admin here felt this thread was important and featured and stickied it. Let's keep it going. Thanks.
     
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    Vehicle: 2017 SI Sedan

    Total tuned time: 10 months

    Total tuned mileage: 25,000 km

    Tuning device(s) used: Ktuner 1.2

    Tunes used: Ktuner base map 21.5/23

    Additional engine mods: None

    Problems/issues: None

    Driving style: Occasional spirited bursts mixed in with normal commute driving

    Tuning Experience/Notes: Single best mod you can buy without a doubt. Loved the control and how the tune really opened up the car.
     
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    This is a fantastic resource and very reassuring. Nice to see so many CVTs holding up behind a tuned 1.5L with increased power and some aggressive driving. I have been hesitant to drive my Sport hard at all, even stock, because i've been under the impression the CVT is super fragile.
     
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    #405 gtman, Feb 13, 2020
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2020
    I agree about it being a great resource.;)

    As far as the CVT, it's more robust than you think. Remember, unlike the CVT in the non-turbos, it's a beefier unit from the Accord.
     
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