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    Default Honda City Fan Club

    (Maintainence schedule added at the end)

    Hi guys..!!! I thought we should have a Fan club for honda city.Theres already a fourm for City but thats dedicated to city steermatic only.in this club,we shall hav steermatic,idsi,cvt nd all models of city and all their variants. Well the history of this car is somewhat like this...


    First generation (1997-2000) On january 22nd 1997,the first Honda City was launched as a sedan.The city was always made for families and not for racing or sports.Thats why they were always equiped with the latest or sometimes firsts in the market.The interior was always very comforting and the seating position is also very comfortable.It had the options of power windows,and side view mirrors for the top model though they were not there in the base model.Power steeing,front seatbelts,digital clock,AC was available in the basic model too.One the outside,it was very elegantly designed.Beautiful,handsome and decent.Under the hood,it had a 1300cc 16valve SOHC engine ,and was the first car to have 16-valve in 1300cc category.


    Second generation (2000-2003) On January 20th 2000, Honda replaced the original City of 1997 with an update.This model of city had the basic shape of its predecessor.but with new crystal head lamps at the front,power side view mirrors and a chrome lining around the rear numberplate garnish.It was the first car in pakistan to have rear crystal headlights.It had two varients. Exi and Exi-s.The Exi had manual windows and side view mirrors,body colored licence plate garnish(not chromed), semi-fabric seat covers, 165/13 tyres,black door mirrors and no high mount stop lamp.But the Exi-s had all these things in it.The outside looked more gracefull with crystal lights and some new lines on the exterior.The engine in both of them were same.But this one had Programed fuel injection(PGM-Fi).There was optional 4-speed automatic transmission available. The engine engine's maximum horse power=90/6400 and maximum torque =11.5/4700 This model was produced until 2003


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    Third generation (2003-2005) On 23rd August 2003, the third-generation Honda City was launched which had a totally new shape.It was a very stylish and aerodynamic shape introduced in pakistan for the first time.It also was the first car to introduce i-dsi (intelligence-dual and sequential ignation) and CVT (continuously variable transmission) in Pakistan.It had an engine which is higly fuel economic and was build specially for better fuel economy.This car was equipped with power windows(pinch free) , power side view mirrors, tilt adjustable steering column and yet another first,the EPS or electriconic power steering.it made the steering very very soft to turn and also it had no oil used in it so it had no maintanence required.Other featrure of this car is that its the first Euro 3 comliant car in pakistan,that means that its very low on harmful emmisions.The EURO 3 emission standard are applicable in Europe from the year 2000, they are considered to be amongst the most strict standards worldwide. The standard limits emissions to 2.1 g/kWh CO, 0.66 g/kWh HC, 5.0 g/kWh NOx, 0.1 g/kWh particles. Another striking feature is, the boot space(400ltrs).it was bigger then any local car availabe at that time.This car was basically meant for families.it had two glove compartments,a big boot,empty space under the rear seats, four glass holders,and also, a smal space provided in the two front doors.And guess what? All of these options were available in the basic version.This city was divided on just the basis of the drive-train.One was manual,and other was automatic. On the outside,this car was designed very sophisticatedly,it looked smaller than other cars in size from outside but is alot more spacious inside.the body design was an immediate hit among fans and poeple who knew somthing about this type of things.Even the side view mirrors are designed to cut through air.


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    Fourth generation (2005-present) In september 2005,the fourth generation City was released.It was basically a face-lifted version on the previous model.it is known as the City ZX in Thailand, India, the New City in Malaysia and City in Pakistan.The most significant changes are a new exterior (new front grille, new headlamps, new fog lights, newtaillights and bumpers). The front end has been extended forward by 65 mm (2.6 in) while the rear has been extended by 15 mm (0.6 in). The VTEC trim have 15 inch alloy wheels as standard equipment. Interior changes are minor but it does include an armrest for the driver.The rest remains almost same as in the previous model. The engine remains the same but the intake manifold has been modified, resulting a 10% temperature drop in the intake air temperature (IAT), the suspension has been upgraded as well. Honda City in Pakistan are using CVT gearbox for both i-DSI and VTEC variants. The CVT-VTEC 1.5L gearbox is equipped with a Simulated 7-Speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) using paddle shift buttons. This is very rare for a subcompact of its class.This VTEC variant was called City-steermatic.

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    Steermatic:- The steermatic is basicaly a name of a technology used in the city VTEC 1.5L model.this model had a different engine than the idsi.it had a 1.5L engine with an auto transmission.this was not any other auto transmission.its is steermatic,means that you can change gears just by push of a button on the steering wheel.this is basically used in F1 racing.It has 2 options,either you drive on fully automated CVT option,or you select a virtual manual transmission.For this,you would change the gears when you want with a push of a button.This model also have an opitiron meter and also stock imported 15" alloy rims with bridgestone Potenza tyres. This technology is very sophisticated and advanced,which,sadly was'nt accepted by the buyers in Pakistan because they simply could not understand it and hence,this particular model of city was discontined.


    I-dsi:- I-dsi stands for Intelligence-dual and sequential ignation.In this type of engine,two spark plugs are employed for each cylinder.That makes 8 spark plugs instead of 4 plugs used by most cars.Adding of an additional plug assures complete burning and utilizing the last drop of fuel thrown into the cylinders which would provide you the best performace and better fuel consumption.Not all the times the 8 plugs are working,but when u push your car through high revs or speeds,all of them work simeltaneously and thats when ypu can feel the difference.But theres one drawback in it,this engine is equiped with 8 valves not 16.Hence it decreased the performance and city seems to be out of breath after 5000RPMs,but as this is basically a family car,performance is not the priority.The best thing about this was the fuel economy,about which,you can read the paragraph below.

    Fifth generation (2009 onwards) On 31th january 2009,the fifth generation of the honda City was launched in Pakistan.Which was an immediate hit among the fans.The previous Honda City was criticised due to its shape,but this time the best thing was the shape,which is even more aerodynamic then the previous one and also resembles the big Honda brothers,Civic and Accord.The best thing about the exterior of this City is the front view of the car.The wide,sleek and elegently designed radiator grill gives a refreashing look to the car.The dimesions of the car are almost similar to those of the older model.The sharp lines on the hood gives the city some attitude on the road.The boot space is increased about 25%,from 400ltrs to 506ltrs.But the good news doesnt end there,under the hood,There is a fairly powerful 1.3L SOHC VTEC engine.which produces a healthy 100bhp,enough for a 1.3L car.But dont think that you would have to lose something on the fuel economy side to get this sort of power.The fuel economy is actually improved.Some indian car expert magzines gave the figures of 22km/ltr for the auto transmission,which is the best in its class.The emission standards are improved as well.Previous city was Euro 3 compliant,but the new city is Euro 4 compliant.which means that your car is enviornment friendly.The only thing which you need to be concered about is the interior,which feels abit cramped campared to the previous City,but there is a reason to it.In the pervious city.the hood and the trunk had only a small portion of the exterior length covered,and the cabin was much bigger,which gave nice interior space,but from outside,the car looked ugly to some eyes.To correct this ugliness,the car was redesigned with increased hood and trunk length from outside,this made it look much better but the drawback was the lesser interior space.The second thing was the missing silver portions on the interior bits and panels of the Pakistani City.The interior would have felt lively only if some spots of it would have been in silver color.But you have alot other advantages,like 15" rims,ABS as standard,vtec engine,details of fuel milage on a special screen in the speedometer,huge boot and many other small things. In a nutshel,the new Honda City is much more refined comparitively to the previous one.The basic things which matter alot have been improved like the engine and the exterior design.The ride of the car is also improved,thanks to the small changes in the suspension.All in all,its still a great package if you see it the value-for-money way in Pakistani market atleast.


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    Fuel Consumption:- The 2005 face-lifted Honda City i-DSI achieved an impressive 26.2km per liter of fuel consumption during a challenge in June 2007. The challenge requires the vehicle to be occupied by 4 persons (including the driver), air conditioning being switched on and a load of luggage. The whole route stretched more than 660km that consists of not only highway driving but also hill climbing. ==================================== Source:-My self mostly,wikipedia and Honda atlas.


    In Short:- In short,according to me,all this proves that Honda City has been a great car for a family to have at all times for more than a decade now.It has proven its self to be a complete car one would need at a price tag it is available for.An im one of the thousands of satisfied owners of it for the past one year. Now all we need are your comments and thoughts upon this small wonder.And also do make sure you post some pix of your own city if you have,of any model.Please feel free to express your feelings about this car.

    Maintainence schedule:-

    There have been a lot of queries regarding the maintainence shedule of Honda City. To help find members and guests find this information easily and quickly, i am writing the complete maintainence shedule which i have been following for the past 5 years for my car (180,000kms).Cost of completing the job may/may not be stated. Some of it may not be the same as that in maintainence book provided by Honda people. In that case, i ll state the reason of the difference.Here goes.

    Oils:-
    Havoline formula 10W30 (3.7ltr) and oil filter change @ 3000kms. Cost 1900rs

    Transmission oil (Manual transmission) 2 ltr @ 40,000kms.
    Honda original oil 1980rs (2ltr)
    Good quality Zic/ micking oil 800rs (2ltr)

    Transmission oil ( Automatic transmission) 2lre @ 35,000kms
    Honda CVT oil ONLY (3.2-3.4L.) 1980rs

    Brake oil
    Keep it topped up and change only if padel feels very soft n goes wayy down.
    Honda original oil

    Clutch operation oil
    Keep it topped up and change only if you it shows signs of trouble

    Parts change:-

    Brake pads change:-
    recommended @ 30,000kms
    Can use any good quality pads. (labour 400rs for 4 wheels plus pads, from 500rs to 2500rs)

    Fuel filter change @ 40,000kms (IF driven on petrol)

    Air filter change @ 10,000kms Original Honda filter is best.Good quality guard filter is good too.
    980rs for OEM, 350rs for Guard filter.

    Spark plugs @ 20,000kms Original Honda plugs (8 plugs for idsi. 4 for steermatic, new city ivtec and before-2003 model City)

    Timing belt. Not required. From 2003 onwards, all honda Citys have timing chains instead of belts.They usually last a life time.

    Tune-ups :-

    Throttle body service @ 20,000kms Cost around 500rs
    Tappets adjustment / valve clearence @ 20,000kms Cost around 500rs

    Brake adjustment front not required after pads change. rear @ 30,000kms (or when front pads changed)

    Expected Life of Some parts:-

    Brake pads 35,000kms if driven aggressively ( cost already mentioned)
    Clutch plate 110,000kms if driven aggressively ( around 2000rs labour and 6000rs for clutch+pressure plate)
    Clutch bearing 150,000kms (So change with clutch plate) (800rs)
    Tuneups can be delayed to 30,000kms IF the car is run in clean enviornment like in Islamabad etc (less dust)
    Engine oil change can be delays to 5,000kms but not good in long run.

    Service Manual Honda City ids-i 2003-2008:-
    http://www.putlocker.com/file/CED54F8B8FB00360

    Tip for keeping automatic transmission (Vario and steermatic) healthy on CNG:-
    Change engine oil at 3,000kms MAX.
    Tranny oil at 30,000kms
    Tune up (throttle and valve clearence) at 20,000kms
    Do NOT ignore idleing problems. Rough idleing means jerks to transmission and thats what kills it on CNG.
    Keep air filter clean and change at 10,000kms max.

    Instrument cluster cleaning DIY
    https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/d-i...ening-cleaning
    Console box opening and spray painting DIY
    https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/d-i...-respray-diy-1
    A/c service, the easy way
    https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/air...ck-c-service-1
    Honda City GTG at kallar kahar
    https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/get...g-kallar-kahar
    2nd Honda City GTG at kallar kahar
    https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/get...ar-23-dec-12-a

    Thats all for now.
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    Recently I had a conversation, regarding same noise issue, with an expert from some website( I dont know whether he really is an expert, but he does seem logical) if anybody wants it PM me your email ID and I will forward the conversation to you

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    Recently I had a conversation, regarding same noise issue, with an expert from some website( I dont know whether he really is an expert, but he does seem logical) if anybody wants it PM me your email ID and I will forward the conversation to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by darthvader View Post
    can u see it now?

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    Oh yes! Now i can see it... congratulations again
    Mashallah looking very nice with those rims. im glad you ve upgraded the rims and tires... thats a must-do for all new cars these days... enjoy ur ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by RollOnBigMaMa View Post
    thnak u bro... yea it does around 150-155. usually, there is involved 20 or 25 kms like highway driving so it even touches 170. but, good. i get 4 rs /km in city and 2.85 on highway... its like a motorbike yaar...

    as for ur lights problem, I know. get a new sensor. its for 150 rs only. change it as it gets carbon on it and messes up the measurement.

    Simply ask a mechanic to change the "gas waala sensor" and he'll do the job. poori cng kit me sirf 3 sensors hotey hain...

    yaar fabric, i was thinking of changing it to light colored leather... but, aap ne darra dia.


    also, timing chain issue... sprocets... fast as an alto...

    fear fear fear...
    ahaannn.... i ll get the sensor changed... i have to get the cng kit serviced sometime soon, i ll get it changed them.
    n i wont recommend u to change the fabric... its dark color and doenst get dirty easily... im fed up of looking at dirty fabric

    and timing belt... hmmmm.... go for it but make sure ur mechanic knows what hes doing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by a_n_memon88 View Post
    Recently I had a conversation, regarding same noise issue, with an expert from some website( I dont know whether he really is an expert, but he does seem logical) if anybody wants it PM me your email ID and I will forward the conversation to you
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    Quote Originally Posted by RollOnBigMaMa View Post
    usually they sell nangi cars dude...



    yea... just pray that somebody sells a steermatic... there was one on PW. but i didn't like it. it was more like a project car and he was demanding 1150k.

    kia pta mil hee jaye...


    inshAllah.I will try my level best... studies ka thora boht phadda laga rehta hai cz medical is v.tough.

    and the timing chain caution... main dar gya.... check out a.n.memon's post.
    Inshallah you ll get a nice steermatic
    and btw, which medical college are u in? yeah i know how tough medical is, which year you're in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmadbila View Post
    Yesterday, i got my cars' brakes serviced. all 4 wheels. 8 pads in total. i ve got sum similar crappy pix of that process too but i ll keep it for tomorrow.

    There is one last thing that i did today

    i opened the trunk n it was all a huge mess. the carpet all full of dirt and small contamination everywhere. so i took the carpet and spare wheel and the tool kit out. even took out the carpet on the side wall out. the inside of the rear fenders. there were layers of dust in there.living their for more then 5 yrs now!!! now, it was too much to clean using a high pressure air gun, too much for a wet wipe off and offcourse i just cudnt wash the inside using a water pipe so i did a hybrid sort of thing i used water spray gun and cleaned every single square inch inside the trunk! kept on spraying and then wiping off the small areas with dry cloth. now, the trunk is as clean as it was in late 2006 the carpets need a good wash though. i ll do that in the morning... took pix too, will post tomorrow

    Bro u working like a machine for ur car...i really like the way u maintaining ur ride ...lights are looking stunning ..ahmad u mention of high pressure air gun in ur post, tell me how much it is effective for washing & also mention the price of it ......
    Love Live Pakistan....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmadbila View Post
    Sent you email

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    @shazi
    thanks sir
    well, i dont know the price of high pressure air gun or blower, but they can be quite useful for cleaning the interior or trunk of the car. it simply blows away all the dust away. HOWEVER, for any dust that is actually sticking to a surface, and not just settled on it, the air gun might not work n u ll have to use some other method. thats why i used water gun for cleaning my cars' trunk.
    @a_n_memon
    thankyou... i ll check it right now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imaan1 View Post
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    OOOO EMMM GEEE!!! Looking akhheeeeeeeeerrr yaaaaarrr.... Alllaaaaa.... Mashallah! is that just turtle color magic at work or sumthing else? i just cant wait for the day i'd be driving my car with similar shine
    Keep it up yaarr... zabardust work...
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    i want to upgrade my city from 1300cc idsi to 1500 vtec engine .

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    Question :
    Does Honda City iDSI give really good mileage on CNG ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah baba View Post
    i want to upgrade my city from 1300cc idsi to 1500 vtec engine .
    You can swap an L15A1 which comes in City steermatic

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    Quote Originally Posted by fahadsoulsnatcher911 View Post
    Question :
    Does Honda City iDSI give really good mileage on CNG ?
    I think it has the best mileage on CNG in its class. You can review my posts,ahmad and rollonbigmamas post for reference. Its very easy to get 140-145km in city without AC and 115-120kms with AC in city and long I have got 170-180 with AC at 3 in a cylinder so it gives pretty good mileage

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmadbila View Post
    OOOO EMMM GEEE!!! Looking akhheeeeeeeeerrr yaaaaarrr.... Alllaaaaa.... Mashallah! is that just turtle color magic at work or sumthing else? i just cant wait for the day i'd be driving my car with similar shine
    Keep it up yaarr... zabardust work...
    First of All thanks alot for the compliment , means alot. I've noticed that after 4 or 5 applications of Turtle Wax the body has developed a good shine you can compare the shine with the pictures when i first bought it . The pictures are of the day when I applied a cheap polish(cheap in price) Formula 1 Metallic car polish . The shine would be even better once higher prods will be used , will buy now InshAllah and yes again hope to see your city shining after application of color magic and just get a day free and apply it you'll feel the difference . Once again thank you very very much! Hope to see your city

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah baba View Post
    i want to upgrade my city from 1300cc idsi to 1500 vtec engine .
    Why do you want that?. If thats the power issue than I would tell you that its not only engine that is slow, but the gear box also has some problem. To me the gear ratios are very wide they should be a little lower for 2nd gear. The gear ratio of idsi is 3.17 in 1st and 1.7 in 2nd if it was 2.0 in 2nd than the car would attain speed more quickly in 2nd gear than it does so I dont think only changing the engine would help you if power defficiency is your problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imaan1 View Post
    First of All thanks alot for the compliment , means alot. I've noticed that after 4 or 5 applications of Turtle Wax the body has developed a good shine you can compare the shine with the pictures when i first bought it . The pictures are of the day when I applied a cheap polish(cheap in price) Formula 1 Metallic car polish . The shine would be even better once higher prods will be used , will buy now InshAllah and yes again hope to see your city shining after application of color magic and just get a day free and apply it you'll feel the difference . Once again thank you very very much! Hope to see your city
    yaaarr truely im impressed! ur car has improve a LOT since u bought it and worked hard on it... so has mine since the past few weeks but the detailing department is still not active on my part... i ve got a trip planned this sunday, i ll get the car compound polished the next sunday and then inshallah i ll get apply turtle color magic, which is sitting in my drawer for more then 1 month now...

    n hey, just one little thing... get ur fog lights cleaned. one of them probably has water in it, get it drained and cleaned properly by separating the clear lens and the housing. that one fog light is ruining the otherwise perfect look of ur car...
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    Quote Originally Posted by a_n_memon88 View Post
    Why do you want that?. If thats the power issue than I would tell you that its not only engine that is slow, but the gear box also has some problem. To me the gear ratios are very wide they should be a little lower for 2nd gear. The gear ratio of idsi is 3.17 in 1st and 1.7 in 2nd if it was 2.0 in 2nd than the car would attain speed more quickly in 2nd gear than it does so I dont think only changing the engine would help you if power defficiency is your problem
    i agree with the long gear ratio issue for idsi. but there is a reason they did it. im sure they had local driving in mind when they were deciding gear ratios for the transmission.i mean, longer gear ratios mean lower RPMs which translates into better fuel economy AND not so good performance.

    Anyways, swapping an L15a into and idsi would mean getting 32hp more with almost no extra weight added. i remember someone on pw did this swap, he was having some issues with the ECU, the car wont rev more then 4000RPM , i didnt check that thread again but im sure the problem wud ve been solved somehow... i'd love to do this job... infact, if i keep my idsi for a long enough time, i might do it to mine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imaan1 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imaan1 View Post
    First of All thanks alot for the compliment , means alot. I've noticed that after 4 or 5 applications of Turtle Wax the body has developed a good shine you can compare the shine with the pictures when i first bought it . The pictures are of the day when I applied a cheap polish(cheap in price) Formula 1 Metallic car polish . The shine would be even better once higher prods will be used , will buy now InshAllah and yes again hope to see your city shining after application of color magic and just get a day free and apply it you'll feel the difference . Once again thank you very very much! Hope to see your city
    Imaan brother you are Rite high end products do make difference , Red is great color to work on & detail , my car is of different color & shade if compare with the day I bought it , do use good Carnauba wax I used to do bear hand glazing with Speed Carnauba wax on my steermatic & eventually I manage to bring out the depth in color , shine is not a problem it will come with any good synthetic wax.
    You are moving in rite direction very good effort

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