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09-27-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,423
Posted By psyshack

Re: Tire Rotation/Balance

I do all my maint. every 10k miles on all of my cars. Oil/Filter change, Belt and general under hood inspection, tire rotation, Brake and suspension inspection. Every 30k miles, all the above plus...
09-03-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,048
Posted By psyshack

Re: Calling all HCH-II owners....Please check around your decklid spoiler.

Steven it's still not fix. I noticed the problem on our 09 today with 11k miles on the car. There is also a new TSB out as of March 30 2009 that replaces one from Jan. 2009.

I will fix the issues...
07-26-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,137
Posted By psyshack

Re: How many forced regens is too many? (Experiencing 1-2x/day average)

We own a 09 with almost 8k miles on it and have not seen a recal. It does force regen but never over two bars. And only when the pack gets down to 3 or 4 bars.

We do all we can carpooling on our...
07-13-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,264
Posted By psyshack

Re: 50K oil change analysis

Looks good. Our HCHII is on the 10k mile OCI. As have all my cars that I run M1 in. Never had a issue.
07-13-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,370
Posted By psyshack

Re: Sun Visor Falling Apart

Take it to your nearest dealer and get the visor's replaced. I thought this issue was taken care of no later than 07. My 06 EX had every problem in the book,,, and then some. But the visor's did...
07-09-2009, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,249
Posted By psyshack

Re: Better Milage with Auto A.C.

I would say you had a good tailwind or something else going on in your favor. A/C use in a HCHII be it in Auto or Man. mode kills MPG. Last test I did was a solid 4.8 mpg hit with A/C.
07-03-2009, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,378
Posted By psyshack

Re: June 09 Insight vs. Prius US sales

And only one or two are fun to drive and don't have a Novocain factor.
07-03-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,378
Posted By psyshack

Re: June 09 Insight vs. Prius US sales

The TDI I drove today meets the specs in all 50 states. 10k miles on the car and the inside of the exhaust finshers still shines. Is the Jetta as clean burning as our HCHII???? No it's not. But it is...
07-03-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,378
Posted By psyshack

Re: June 09 Insight vs. Prius US sales

Yes my good man it is a FIT with a butchered IMA and a better than $3k price increase over FIT. Every trim level of Insight want to be should be no more than $1750 per above FIT. And then thats a...
07-03-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,378
Posted By psyshack

Re: June 09 Insight vs. Prius US sales

Insights have been setting around here since there launch. They are not selling worth a darn. Even our dealer who prices them at $388 above invoice isn't moving them.

When we purchased our HCHII...
07-01-2009, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,966
Posted By psyshack

Re: 12V battery not charging after a jump-start

'Core Return' is the old battery.
07-01-2009, 04:29 AM
06-23-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,928
Posted By psyshack

Re: 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid - Driver's Seat has too much lumbar!!

While the seat still hurts me in our's. It's better than my 06 EX Sedan mainly in feel pressure wise. The 06 Civic's seat was very firm. This seat feels like its padded with the same martial or like...
06-23-2009, 04:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,928
Posted By psyshack

Re: 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid - Driver's Seat has too much lumbar!!

Honda seat's have always hurt me. The 06 Civic EX, 05 Accord EX and now the 09 HCHII. Today we will be driving my MZ3 and its seat is wonderful for me. Even has a simple lumbar adjuster I can...
06-10-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,626
Posted By psyshack

Re: New 09 Owner

Have fun with the HCHII!
06-06-2009, 07:29 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 25,846
Posted By psyshack

Re: HCH-II Hidden Features

Been that way for years.

You can use gutter screen a light weight expanded metal to make what is known as a gutter grill protector. Just wire tie the martial to the back side of your bumper grill...
06-05-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,498
Posted By psyshack

Re: 2009 HCH - IMA Recalibration

Here is a thread about it. It is referred to as samba.
http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12812&highlight=samba

I can samba at will if conditions are right. If not just go into a...
06-03-2009, 04:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,054
Posted By psyshack

Re: Test drove Ford Fusion Hybrid today....

I too have driven one. Its like getting into and driving a regular Fusion.

Having owned a 06 Civic EX Sedan 5MT with Navi and the current 09 HCHII CVT with Navi. It's like night and day between...
06-01-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,899
Posted By psyshack

Re: Civic CVT top speed

The Civic went 114 miles today for 58 mpg. Got to get the Honda goop out of the crank case bad. :)

The wife and my ruts go different ways tomorrow. So I get to drive my Mazda3. While mpg can be...
05-30-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,031
Posted By psyshack

Re: HCHII Craptastic CVT Maint.

NEVER power flush a Honda AT of any kind! Just drain and fill. :)

I have not located it yet on the car. Will look into it when I get the filter next week.

The car has a tad over 3k miles on it...
05-30-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,031
Posted By psyshack

Re: HCHII Craptastic CVT Maint.

Here is were you will find the external filter. It appears to be the same one used on the I4, 5AT Accords and such. #19
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05-30-2009, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,899
Posted By psyshack

Re: Civic CVT top speed

I know my 06 Civic EX R-18, 5MT was speed limited at 127 mph as was our 05 Accord 14, 5AT. I know both would hit the mark then go no faster. And got there with in reason on a closed course. My...
05-30-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 29,819
Posted By psyshack

Re: For those that had rear control arm replaced...

Jess check your tread depth. Then look up the tire on the manufactures site and make sure you did not get what is known as a OEM short.

I had this happen on my 06 Civic EX and with my 07 Mazda 3....
05-30-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,031
Posted By psyshack

HCHII Craptastic CVT Maint.

I've been digging around in the Cvt (http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/glossary.php?do=viewglossary&term=70) Exploded parts view's.

Look what I found for the Crap Vehicle Transmission.
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05-29-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,868
Posted By psyshack

Re: 09 likes and dislikes

Screw all of that. The codes should be on a card slipped into a clear pocket on the back side of your owners manual folder. Then it should be written in the owners manual.

Make the ****ed dealer...
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