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    Honda Civic 2018

    I used K&N air filter for my CE110 for last 7~8 years without any problem. Used it for more than 130k km. Cleaned when it seems dirty. Didn't notice any performance change, however the car is of year 1997, hence no real performance too. Filter is now showing degradation signs with rubber molded parts. Im now looking to replace that with similar filter. Also I had to pay close attention during services as service guys wants to clean it the same way they do for paper filter, or just throw it away and replace with paper filter.
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    Civic 1.0T service

    Already did that (many times but about a month ago) and thats how I decided/wanted to go with 5w30.
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    Civic 1.0T service

    Hello all, I have an Update: The service minder counted down to 17days and A and B services requested. So I went to service today 02/14 at stafford as now odo is 6500km and worries me. The car manual and oil cap requests ACEA C2 grade oil. However stafford doesn't offer it. Further I wanted Mobil 1 5W-30 ESP, (which is C2) which they dont have. Also Strafford didnt let me bring oil from outside too. They got mobil 1 advanced fuel economy which is ACEA A1/B1. So for now I decided to go with that. How bad this will be particulate filter? As I see many civics here with same 1.0T engine, they must be using non C2 graded oil too. I have to decide wether to go there again with A1/B1 oil based on advice from here. And the service advisor told me the particulate filter is inside fuel tank too 😃🤓
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    Civic 1.0T service

    Hi, It is 6070km on odo now and maintenance minder says 19 more days remaining. My original estimate was wrong about when I will hit 0 days. I almost thought the counter was stuck when it was not dropping days (from 21days remaining) for last ~500km. But it dropped 2 days today after 235km ride yesterday (175km on E01) Im worried now as I keep less than 5000km service for my ce110 using mobil mx 15w-40. Do you guys think to change your advice with current condition? Thanks
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    Civic 1.0T service

    Thanks. I was following that already.
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    Civic 1.0T service

    Hello, My car (Civic 2019/feb manufactured 1.0T sedan, brought brand new in oct2019, imported from uk, made in turkey) now got 4800km on the clock after using for past 3 months. The maintenance minder says I have 26 more days to service and according to how maintenance minder counts, I think it can clock over 6000km before reaching 0 days. 60% of 4800km was in express ways. Didn't use it much in traffic (less than 50km, normal traffic, less than 10km reasonable traffic) so far and probably will not have to. However used it for short distance rides (~2 to 3 km, about 200 times) 1. Should I go for 1st service now or should I wait for maintenance minder to reach 0, which will happen by early February. 2. After 1st service should i wait for next service minder to reach 0 or better to do it early, when about 30 days remaining? Im asking this because Im not sure whether the maintenance minder can account for higher temperature and driving conditions of sri lanka. Thanks
  7. I sold our permit to buy this. No lux tax 2 months ago. I saw indian version too. I was planning to lift suspension 😥 if GC was too bad. Not sure this is acceptable with hatch bcs it has adaptive suspension and sedan does not. However adaptive suspension system in civic seems to be pretty basic. Talk to stafford too. They told me they are going to import civics from feb 2020. That will be 1.5T version according to them at the time. However it will be missing lot related to Honda sensing package and for me that was unacceptable. since you are considering corolla, are u looking for stick shift?
  8. I bought Civic sedan 2 months ago. It has Ground clearance of 124mm with driver and so far had no issue. Hatch and sedan has only 1mm difference of wheelbase. However UK brochure says ground clearance of hatch is 129mm with driver. I used it in concrete roads and poor roads. But I was careful. I was also looking at 3 sedan. But agent wanted 3 months to import.
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    2C Engine Injector Cleaning

    Thanks. But this was years ago. Still got the car though. I did 150000 km in this car without even with a single flat tire and without police fines. Still starts every morning with no fuss. However very noisy from day 1 till now. Did repair gear box and injector pump, but engine was not touched.
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    [Civic 2018] One year later...

    Did any of you tried http://www.autohack.org/ I recently bought Civic 10th Sedan 2019 and fuel figures are mostly similar except in E01 I got 4.3l/100km. But I was only doing ~75km/hr as still I have only done 750km.
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    Honda CRV Thailand Vs JDM

    What are the chances of agents warranty is applicable in a trouble of new vehicle? When I asked about Civic 1.0T, stafford {their subsidiary} told me it is engine, gearbox and suspention only for 2 year, 40k km. Do you know any place to look at statistics of different manufacturers, vehicles, markets etc?
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    Purchasing a new car.

    No budget this year according to cabinet decisions.
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    Best option for duty concession permit

    Civic 1.0T UK version is around 7.3M price. Both hatch and Sedan available. Cheaper to sell permit as tax for this is only about 2m. Mazda 3 is 1850000JPY + 500000LKR + tax (approx tax is 1950000 for permit) from agent
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    To buy

    Toyota CE110 (diesel) current market is around 2m. For me for last 9 years average cost per km was about Rs15 including everything (fuel, full insurance, license, all repairs, tyre, services etc) (over 50% express way driving) Never once stranded for 140000 km I used. Not even flat tyre. Did repair gearbox, fuel injectors and fair share of running repairs. Not touched engine. But probably must do in next 30000km
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    Sporty sedan for permit

    Checked out A5 and it is 9.2M for a permit from the agent with 2yr warranty. It is 15cm short and 2cm thin compared to Accord. The agent suggests that depreciation of 2M in 3years from full duty paid price assuming current duty schedule.