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Background I would be primarily concerned with the i-VTEC cam related mechanisms. I do not see that this engine is an interference engine. If it were an interference engine and you floated your valves, you would have more than likely had valve to piston contact and that would have immediate effect on your motor as well as your driving experience, you would ...


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This is a common issue, and here are various solutions that I have personally implemented to get around this restriction: Build your own ramps. Get pieces of wood that are at least 2x8 (make sure they are wider than your tires). Each ramp will need 3 pieces, each about 1 foot shorter than the next, and cut the edge on a 45 degree angle. The picture below is ...


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ALL newer Honda cars come with an "oil life" measuring system, which tells the driver when to change the oil. This system is better than using a schedule in two ways... It prevents you from changing the oil too soon, which is a waste of money and doesn't extend the life of the engine at all. It warns you of situations where you might need to change your oil ...


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It's very hard to say what damage, if any, will have occurred. All I can tell you is from my own personal experience. I once went from the red line in 3rd gear with a wide open throttle to 4th at approximately 90mph on a 1983 Golf and accidentally selected 2nd (and managed to get the clutch up). The instantaneous effect was that all of the dials gave ...


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A common way to run cabling from the back of the car to the front is tucking it under the floor carpet near an edge, where passengers' feet don't frequently stomp. For example you could route it along an edge next to the door, then through the B-pillar or A-pillar, around the windshield and to the rear view mirror.


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No, it will not hurt your vehicle. There are other vehicles as you've stated in your excerpt which it might, for the reasons given. Yours is not one of them. There are a couple of caveats: Be aware of is the codes for the radio. Ensure you have them before removing the battery. Along those lines, you'll most likely lose all of your radio settings as well. ...


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My solution to the situation was to completely remove the bottom aero stuff which connects to the bottom of the bumper (goes from wheel well to wheel well, from bumper to the engine cradle area). To do this, you have about 20 push pins holding it in place. I was then able to move the bumper portion out of the way towards the front of the car. This left me ...


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Bad AC odors are usually related to poor drainage of condensation, which allows mold to grow. There is a small drain hose which allows the condensation to drip out, but this can get clogged up or blocked by dirt. If this is the cause, then simply cleaning out the drain may be enough to clear things up. A quick google for your car model and air ...


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If you remove the switch, there should be three wires going to it - permanent live, switched live, and the one going out to the lamp itself. Disconnect the permanent live, making sure that a) it's not powering anything else, like alarm receivers, and b) that you insulate it properly so it can't touch anything and short out. Refit the switch and you should ...


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There are a lot of places where you can find the vin number. On the dash board, look through the windshield on the driver side bottom corner. On the driver side rear door pillar right next to the driver seat. On the insurance paper. On the title for the vehicle. Some newer cars on the fenders(on the inside difficult to see without pulling it) , hood, trunk(...


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Your owner's manual should contain a maintenance schedule, or you could have a separate maintenance schedule booklet included with the packet that contains your owner's manual. If you don't have your owner's manual, the internet says your interval is 7500 miles. Also note that you should change your filter when you change your oil.


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R15 (15" diameter) Tyres won't fit on R16 (16" diameter) wheels, so to fit those you would need different wheels - and the smaller wheels may not fit over the brakes on your car. A quick search shows that many of the major brands do tyres in 185/55R16, so you should be able to find some - if your local supplier cannot get them, you might be able to order ...


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Which country do you live in? The gas station should specify whether they are quoting RON or R+M octane. And which market was the car originally sold for? For example: In the U.S., octane is specified using R+M, which is what the manual is likely specifying unless it explicitly says otherwise. If your gas station is selling gasoline that only provides 88 ...


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You can take a loot at this Q&A about the octane. For your car, I'd say go with whatever the manufacturer says. They say "87+" then 88 will run fine. There are factors other than the octane rating that come into play with the question "which is better..." so I hesitate to get too far into that. In my personal experience, I have found that I get better ...


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To find the VIN number of your car: When you are standing outside the car, facing it, the VIN number should be on a plate under the glass of the windshield near the lower right corner of the windshield. This is the case for almost every modern car in the US. I guess the VIN plate might be on the left side (facing the car) on a Right Hand drive model - not ...


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Sometimes overtime cars use a small amount of coolant. The first thing you should do is buy coolant and top off and then keep watching it over the next few days and weeks to see if the level goes down quickly or not.


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Looks like that split ring compresses when the weight bar is pushed in the handle bar which then keeps it in place. Have you tried tapping it in with a rubber mallet or something similar?


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To answer your question, there aren't any alignment adjustments possible at the rear of the Honda Fit. Here is the reason why: This picture shows the front and rear suspension on your vehicle. It shows it to be made as a torsion suspension. At the front of the torsion bar are two pivot points which locates the suspension, then there is a spring and and ...


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The Honda fit should have a key override on the rear hatch as well as the drivers door, I'd try that first before anything else. Getting power to the car is tricky, if there's a trailer plug you could charge the battery through that, or at least power up the system enough to operate the locks. If the lights were left on then you could theoretically power ...


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That statement "usually" means that they have not chosen a preferred supplier... I used a top quality fully synthetic oil in a diesel that had a turbo added and it was fine, the engine, did not have a synthetic specified either, especially as it came from a Nissan and was fitted into a Volvo... If the synthetic matches , or exceeds, the specifications for ...


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Before you look at having any overhaul or similar done at a third party it's worth checking with your local Honda dealership as there is a recall for the Fit GP1 regarding the oil consumption issue. Basically there is a flaw in the design of the pistons which allows a dirty sludge/deposit to form on piston ring, this means the ring doesn't seal properly and ...


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Mirror and window heaters will not feel warm to your touch. The heater only heats the glass to slightly above freezing, which is sufficient to melt snow and ice. An empirical test whether or not the mirror and window heaters are working is to start the car, enable the rear window heater, and leave the car idling for a few minutes. Ideally, if you can let ...


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Assuming that the clutch is fully releasing when you press the clutch pedal, the roughness you feel moving into first or second gear indicates the synchromesh for those gears has worn. Shifting requires that adjacent gears in the gearbox mesh together; this meshing is challenging because the gears rotate at different speeds. Synchromesh is a mechanical ...


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First, your Civic has a cabin air filter. Check it and change it because it may contain the bad smell. That being said there are two ways to get rid of bad smells that i'm aware of, but neither is easy because you would need to a shop that has the equipment. The fist uses a machine that atomizes an antibacterial deodorizing solution while running the AC in ...


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This sounds like a regulator fault. I sell these alternators daily, and we cannot get the regulator as a spare part (well, not here in NZ, anyway). The alternator has a feedback terminal to the ECU. If it does it again, give the alternator connector a clean and see if it goes away. If it does, the issue is a loose connection. If it doesn't, then the issue ...


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The fundamental premise of an internal combustion engine is "pressure". The event described will have created pressures within the engine, far beyond anything it was ever designed to contain. The impacts on the mechanicals (moving parts) are secondary. Therefore the reliability factor of the engine is now zero. A catastrophic failure can be anticipated ...


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If the car continued to drive normally no damage occurred. Start it up right now with the hood open (it helps to hear noises you would normally would not). What if the cars feels weird? Damage to the engine is immediately obvious at startup. A common type of damage are bent valves. Which occur when the valves are not closed fast enough and they hit the ...


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Sounds like the cold start portion of the ignition/fuel system is not functioning correctly. The IACV controls air flow at cold start to give enough air because the engine is not warm enough for optimal combustion, so, you need more fuel and consequently more air to get enough fire to warm up the cold engine components. That is why it will idle higher on ...


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NO, 15" tyres will not fit on a 16" rim. Suggest you go to a different shop...


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In my opinion, 10w-40 is totally fine for your climate. You can refer to this as a rule of thumb guide. I always lean toward manufacturer spec, but you're temps aren't too extreme either way. I live in Southern California (USA) and we all use the same oil year-round. That includes temps up to ~125F (~52C) in the summer and down to -20F (-29C) in the ...


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