Featured Tuned Civic X Reliability / Experience Survey - Now With Stats

  1. gtman

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    #1 gtman, Oct 15, 2019
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2019 at 2:51 PM
    With all the chatter about tunes and reliability, this thread will be a valuable resource. Each member can keep their post updated. You can even add pics of your car, timeslips, dyno results and videos.

    If you're tuned (or were tuned in the past ), help the community and post your info here. Civic Si, non-Si 1.5T, Type R, 2.0 NA.

    Please use the format below when posting your information:

    Vehicle: 2017 Civic EX-L sedan

    Total tuned time: 19 months

    Total tuned mileage: 10,000+ miles

    Tuning device(s) used: Hondata CARB, currently using KTuner V2

    Tunes used: Hondata +6 and homemade "+7.5", KTuner 21; current tune TSP Stage 1 for non-Si

    Fuel used: Sunoco 93 Ultra exclusively

    Additional engine mods: PRL silicone hose/aFe Pro Dry S filter combo

    Problems/issues: None

    Driving style: Slightly speedy with aggressive bursts from time to time.

    Tuning experience notes: This is my first time tuning and I've gone from total tuning novice to now feeling comfortable enough to help others with tuning. I've never had a mod transform a car like tuning has. The main reason I tuned was to reduce the feeling of turbo and CVT lag when quickly going from light to heavy throttle. Tuning's definitely reduced the lag by maybe 90% and gives me a completely different driving experience. My car went from a peppy commuter to a bit of a sleeper beast. My mpgs are only slightly lower since tuning. :thumbsup:

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    At the end of your post you can attach pics, timeslips, videos, dyno results, etc...

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    SURVEY STATS (as of 11/16/19)

    Total surveys taken: 154
    Total tuned miles driven: 2,310,000
    Tuned cars with major failures: 4 *
    Percentage of tuned cars running reliably: 97.4% **

    Custom tuned cars: 31
    Hondata used for tuning: 43
    KTuner used for tuning: 125
    JB4 used for tuning: 1

    * 1 car had a failed CVT. 1 car had faulty injectors and a blown head gasket. 1 car blew an engine running an E35/meth setup. 1 car blew an engine on the racetrack.

    ** There were minor issues reported here and there with the stock clutch, one suspected injector issue, fuel trim and knock control funkiness depending on intake and gas used, etcetera. None of these issues were major.

    Notes: So far a couple things are becoming clear. Using a base tune on a basically stock car has proven safe. Properly tuned, adding bolt-ons can be reliable, too. The issues seem to happen when power is pushed too high, owners attempt to self-tune, the car is driven too hard (like on the racetrack) or it's been abused. - gtman
     
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  2. xRiCeBoYx

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    #2 xRiCeBoYx, Oct 15, 2019
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2019 at 11:10 AM
    Vehicle: 2018 Sport Hatch CVT

    Total tuned time: 8 months

    Total tuned mileage: ~7000 miles

    Tuning device(s) used: KTuner v1.2

    Tunes used: Dual calibration, 18psi tune, 21psi tune, 21psi with quick enables - improved responsiverness II/ramp II/advanced VSA (current configuration - map 1)

    Fuel used: Chevron, Sam's Club, or Sinclair 91 octane. Maybe a few tanks of Shell 91.

    Additional engine mods: DIY SRI with AEM DryFlow filter, fiberglass filter heatshield, and ram induction ducting from the driver's side faux vent opened up. Also have a muffler delete

    Problems/issues: None. Maybe a heavier lead foot. Also smiles for miles. lol

    Driving style: Mostly chill driving, slightly spirited, especially on inclined highway on-ramps. Not a huge fan of driving on eco-mode, but I'm bearing through it on this tank to see if it makes a difference. So far, no notable difference.

    edit: underestimated my tuned mileage.

    Edit 2: added other stuff

    Edit 3: updated current tune config. Quick enables made a difference, for sure. Advanced VSA is much smoother, set my on the fly map quick enables to improved responsiveness & and ramp up II/responsiveness I & ramp up I/and factory for maps 1/2/3, respectively
     
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    Vehicle: 2018 Honda Civic Si Sedan

    Total Tuned Time: 10 months

    Total Tuned Mileage: 10k plus

    Tuning Device: Ktuner v1.2

    Tunes used: Ktuner base 19.5/23.5, TSP stage 1

    Additional Mods: Mishimoto Intercooler, aFe Takeda SS 3" performance exhaust

    Problems/Issues: None
     
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    #4 TypeSiR, Oct 15, 2019
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    Vehicle: 2016 Civic EX-T sedan, CVT (automatic)

    Total tuned time: 2 years 5 months

    Total tuned mileage: 20,000+ miles

    Tuning device(s) used: Hondata FlashPro; KTuner V2

    Tunes used: Hondata +6 psi, KTuner OTS Stage 2

    Additional engine mods: None

    Problems/issues: None / uncontrollable laughing disorder when behind the wheel :)

    Driving style: Granny
     
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    #5 SiFever, Oct 15, 2019
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    Vehicle: 2019 Civic Si

    Total tuned time: 0 months

    Total tuned mileage: 0 miles

    Tuning device(s) used: Nuthin

    Tunes used: None

    Additional engine mods: Bone Stock motor, OEM everything.

    Problems/issues: Boring, fun factor is suppressed. Engine runs very quiet. No one can tell how awesome I am, nor how much of a try-hard. Photos of engine bay are pointless. Lacking in cool toys, cool factor is present, but lower than desired.

    Driving style: We was just funnin', officer, we didn't mean no harm. Top speed around 116 southbound down the back side of the sunol grade, had some 'encouragement' from another driver.
     
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    Vehicle: 2017 Civic Si

    Total tuned time: 27 months

    Total tuned mileage: 11,500 miles

    Tuning device(s) used: Ktuner V2

    Tunes used: Si Ktuner Basemaps, TSP Stage 1, Derek Robinson Etune

    Additional engine mods: 27Won W1 Turbocharger (E-tuned by Derek Robinson on 91 Pump), Eman's Modified CMC, Ktuner V2, RV6 Catless dp and fp, Custom SS 3" exhaust with two vibrant ultra quiet resonators, PRL Race Si Cai, Agency Power Intercooler with CNT Racing Intercooler Piping, Perrin FK8 RMM, PRL SS Clutch Line, FX350 Clutch with stock dmf, Hybrid Racing Gold Full Short Shifter, and Carbon Fiber Mugen Shift Knob.

    Problems/issues: No big issues except for FX350 Slipping from long time ago lol. Have a modified exedy single mass flywheel and Action Clutch working on making me a custom 6 puck.
     
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    #7 jred721, Oct 15, 2019
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    Vehicle: 2018 Honda Civic EX (2.0L)

    Total tuned time: 16 months

    Total tuned mileage: 5,000 miles (approximately)

    Current mileage: 10,008 miles

    Tune used: KTuner Basemap #1

    Additional engine mods: K&N air filter

    Problems/Issues: Absolutely none so far.

    Fuel Used: 93 Octane since tune requires 91+ (Mostly Sunoco fuel)

    Driving style:
    Aggressive and more spirited driving when i'm in the mood for it or the road is open. Otherwise mostly normal driving.
     
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    #8 MGZ, Oct 15, 2019
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2019 at 3:14 AM
    Vehicle: 2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe

    Total Tuned Time: 18 months

    Total Tuned Mileage: ~40k miles

    Tuning Device: Flashpro

    Tunes used: Hondata OTS +6/+9, TSP stage 1, custom IMW tune w/ DRob

    Fuel used: California 91

    Additional Mods: PRL intercooler, PRL Cobra Intake

    Future mods planned: 27won + clutch, maybe flexfuel

    Problems/Issues: Gas isn’t good enough where I live to really take advantage of map 3 (for tsp stage 1). Recently had a few misfire codes which might be attributed to some bad gas sneaking in. Will be monitoring to see if the issue is ongoing or a fluke.

    Driving style: Most days, highway driving between 75~85mph switching between 4th, 5th, and 6th as needed. My commute home is a little over an hour and mostly uphill, so I typically will be in 5th around 3.5-4K rpm pretty consistently throughout the drive. Occasionally I can drive on the more aggressive side (like, 85+ in 4th), but most of my hard driving is generally pulls onto freeway on-ramps.

    Update (11/15/19): started an e-tune with drob a few weeks ago and I’ve had to do some much more aggressive pulls for data logs than I’m used to. Probably the most hard driving my car has seen which means I think I’ve been pretty kind to it this far. Otherwise, each revision fees better than the last. Can’t wait to finish up the process!
     
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    Added the Driving Style category. Thanks to TypeSiR.
     
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    #10 kytos, Oct 15, 2019
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    Vehicle: 2017 Civic Sport (EUDM) L15BA MT

    ECU: 5AN-G23

    Gas: 98 RON E5 (Repsol or Shell only)

    LTFT: -3 / -7

    Total tuned time: 18 months

    Total tuned mileage: 40.000 Km

    Tuning device(s) used: Ktuner V1.2

    Tunes used: All ktuner basemaps KTuner 21 (never agressive settings), current tune TSP Stage 1 (non-si)

    Additional engine mods: Mishimoto Intercooler, K&N replacement filter.

    Problems/issues: None

    Driving style: Speedy with aggressive bursts from time to time, never push more than 2 PSI until engine is warm and never wot until ECT is 80ºC for a few minutes.
     
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    Vehicle: 2018 Hatchback Sport MT, European 1.5 non si

    Total tuned time: 6 months

    Total tuned mileage: 32,000 km

    Tuning device(s) used: Ktuner

    Tunes used: Ktuner Stage 2, Ktuner Starter 21 with mild settings, TSP Stage 1 (non-si)

    Additional engine mods: K&N Air filter, custom 2,5'' exhaust, PRL Intercooler,

    Problems/issues: None

    Driving style: Long highway commutes with speedy aggressive bursts from time to time. Speedy mountain passes from time to time. Proper warmup and cooldown times when starting and stopping the car.
     
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    #12 Andre80, Oct 15, 2019
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    I would add an ecu number and if they have received warranty extension letters, for oil dilution and injectors

    also its own ltft

    and gasoline TYPE
     
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    #13 Andre80, Oct 15, 2019
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    Veicolo : 2017 Hatchback Sport MT, European 1.5 non si

    Tempo totale sintonizzato: 12 mesi

    Chilometraggio totale sintonizzato: 10.000 km

    Dispositivi di sintonizzazione utilizzati: Ktuner

    Melodie utilizzate : Ktuner Stage 2, Ktuner Starter 2
    1 con impostazioni rigide, TSP Stage 1 (non si)

    Mods motore aggiuntivi: NO


    Problemi / problemi: a CEL light

    Cold Start Sound



    Stile di guida: aggressivo

    Gas: 100 RON EURO
     
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    #14 PowerPerLiter, Oct 15, 2019
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    Vehicle: 2018 Civic Si Coupe

    Total tuned time: 19 months

    Total tuned mileage: 24,000+ miles

    Tuning device(s) used: Hondata

    Tunes used: Hondata +6, +9, my own custom mapping

    Additional engine mods: Mishimoto SRI

    Clutch: Stock and never slipped

    Problems/issues: none until very recently. Emissions issue coding for cylinder imbalances. Also gauge cluster going black and coming back on "piece by piece". Returning car to stock except the intake has made huge difference with gauge cluster (went from off and on 4 times a drive cycle of 30 minutes- to - has only happened twice in the past 2 weeks.... almost like it's recovering from something....).

    It unfortunately hasn't helped the emissions code. Either my injectors are in early stages of failure, it needs plugs, cat is partially melted, 02 sensor damaged, or a combination of all the above. Haven't had it looked at yet.

    Making the personal choice to never use a flash device on these cars again.

    Hoping to get it fixed and trade for a '20 si coupe and planning to leave as stock as possible. Maybe an R.

    Driving style: Slightly speedy with aggressive bursts from time to time.
     
  15. LilToTo17

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    Curious to see what exactly you changed on your tune. Maybe there’s an issue with it.
     
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