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    Jim
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    26-30...not so youngster!
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    UK

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    CIVIC LS 5 DOOR
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    OTHER CAR

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  1. Hi all, hope you’re good, ok so I got the COC and it has the following figures: CO: 0,8230 g/km HC :- g/km Nox:- g/km HC+Nox:- 0,2060 g/km CO is ok, but no single figure for the Nox, which I think is the key figure needed for a Petrol car. But the combined Nox and HC looks high. Any ideas, possibly a miss on this I guess?
  2. Thanks, I’ve applied and hope no one has asked for a COC before for it. I found this AA website with the emissions standards listed: https://www.theaa.com/driving-advice/fuels-environment/euro-emissions-standards Euro 2 (EC96) January 1996 (January 1997) The Euro 2 standard further reduced the limit for carbon monoxide emissions and also reduced the combined limit for unburned hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen for both petrol and diesel vehicles. Euro 2 introduced different emissions limits for petrol and diesel. Euro 2 emission limits (petrol) CO – 2.2 g/km HC+ NOx – 0.5 g/km PM – no limit Euro 3 (EC2000) January 2000 (January 2001) Euro 3 modified the test procedure to eliminate the engine warm-up period and further reduced permitted carbon monoxide and diesel particulate limits. Euro 3 also added a separate NOx limit for diesel engines and introduced separate HC and NOx limits for petrol engines. Euro 3 emission limits (petrol) CO – 2.3 g/km HC – 0.20 g/km NOx - 0.15 PM – no limit Euro 4 (EC2005) January 2005 (January 2006) Euro 4 (January 2005) and the later Euro 5 (September 2009) concentrated on cleaning up emissions from diesel cars, especially reducing particulate matter(PM) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx). Some Euro 4 diesel cars were fitted with particulate filters. Euro 4 emission limits (petrol) CO – 1.0 g/km HC – 0.10 g/km NOx – 0.08 PM – no limit There was a big jump from Euro 2 to 4 so not sure if Honda managed to bridge the emissions gap that far for this DA engine. Let’s see what Honda say as I’m hoping the COC will list all this emissions details on it, I’ve never seen a COC before so have no idea. I guess it’s pointless me asking their homologation department as they’ll just quote Euro 2 compliance in line with the date of the Euro standard and the date of manufacture of the car.
  3. Hi there, Hope everyone is good? My mechanic was telling me that he thought my 1998 1.4 MB D14A8 5Dr Civic is Ulez charge complaint for London driving as he thought Honda worked ahead of time to improve their engines emissions but the government TFL website says that it’s not compliant. I’m a bit confused about the issue, does anyone know how I can check if its compliant or not? The TFL website says that to prove its compliant I need to: “To prove your vehicle meets the ULEZ standards: A letter from the vehicle manufacturer's homologation department stating the vehicle's Euro standard or a conformity certificate” https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/compliance-registration/before-you-start I was trying to look in Hondas website and I just saw this page on COC’s which says if the car was made in the UK after 1995 you should be able to get a COC which are charged at £175. https://www.honda.co.uk/cars/owners/certificate-conformity.html So am I being naive or is all I need to do, pay Honda £175 and get a COC from them and that should be enough to prove it’s Euro 4 compliant and then if TFL register the car then we’re all good and I can keep the running the car in London? Does having a COC mean that the car is automatically Euro 4 emission’s compliant? Or is that just one part of a bigger puzzle? Not really sure what to do, any ideas please Cheers
  4. Hi there, For many years I noticed that our Civic 5Dr MB2 ‘98 takes about 8 turns of the starter motor to start the engine when key is turned if you know what I mean. I always felt that’s too long and something must be up? I’ve recently replaced the distributor entirely but the slow starting is still there and I replaced the ignition leads probably 10 years ago and again that made no difference. the car has done 70k, could the slow starting be due to value clearances being out causing low compression? I don’t think it’s ever been adjusted. It’s still slow to start hot or cold though. thanks
  5. Hi all, I have a 5dr 98 Civic MB2. I was planning to do some mods but I couldn’t find any clear side repeater/indicator lenses for it for sale. Any ideas please? thanks
  6. Hi all, thank you very much for the replies. I followed up with the eBay supplier Kink43 but they said it wouldn’t fit an MB civic unfortunately. In the end I waited checking on EBay breakers to find someone willing to sell an intake and took that and it’s now fitted without an external leak. thanks for the Lings link Dr Broon, it worked a treat but I think they’ve removed it now sadly. Are there any other parts sites like that please? However I have a new problem as soon as I tried to bring it home as the temperature gauge is flipping between half and 3/4 especially when the AC is on. I’m used to only seeing it around 1/4- half way before we took it off the road. is there a trick to bleeding the coolant system? as originally when the mechanic started doing a service and MOT I asked him to replace the coolant and he said he had trouble bleeding it as the nut on the radiator was siezed. The mechanic said he saw it get hot when idling and he revved it and the gauge went back down to half way. He’s thinking it’s the water pump (he thinks honda fitted plastic impellers? that might have broken off) I’m thinking maybe it’s the thermostat or the radiator. But the thing I’m most worried about is that when we first had the inlet manifold issue, it did heat up just below the red mark on the gauge (no engine management light came on) and I limped it home. There was massive gargling of coolant in the expansion tank and in the radiator itself at the time. After the inlet manifold was done and the radiator cap was replaced the mechanic said he saw some bubbling in the radiator (not as bad as before) most recently when he was testing it at idle speed. I’m now wondering if the bubbles are from the Head Gasket being gone and was asking him if we can test it before we commit the money on the water pump, thermostat and timing belt. I was even thinking of doing the radiator for good measure as it may have rusted out. What do you think? He said he will try a liquid HG test to see. I’m worried it will be condemned if it’s the HG. Is the liquid test reliable? Any ideas on what to do next please?
  7. Hi all, I’m in the UK and really happy to find a community here for my UK 5 Door 1998 civic 1.4 LE with engine model D14A8. I’m trying to recommission it as it’s been in the family for over 20 years and had a load of work done jut now. My mechanic has said there is a coolant leak from the plastic intake manifold though. He said the metal coolant pipe connector had corroded and the plastic surround was crumbling. His advise was the only thing we can do is get a another intake manifold to fit or it’s game over. I can’t find one anywhere online for this engine (is it an MB2?), any ideas? Honda main dealer wants £876 for a new plastic one from Belgium but that’s too dear for me. I asked for the part number and he said it’s not company policy to share that. Are there any aftermarket ones that I can buy that would fit this engine? Or can I fit one from a different Honda engine that’s compatible? I looked on eBay without luck and tried to look at the salvage people but nothing is there and all want to sell the whole engine at £300. any ideas as I’m stuck right now. Cheers
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