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    Hi friends

    My Civic 2005 VTI won't start in the morning. The sulf runs very slow and sounds like the battery is down. Tried everything, installed new battery, serviced the sulf, checked all the wiring, serviced the CNG kit etc. I've tried turning it off in cng and also in petrol in the night but the problem persists. Its engine is also in perfect condition but this is quite frustrating. After it starts the first time, its perfectly fine all day. Any suggestions from experts?

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    Which engine oil grade you use?

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    check valve clearance

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    ZIC A. I think its 10W-30

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    As you say your problem is slow cranking in the morning, so if battery and self starter is okay, then it could be the oil grade you are using, as in Islamabad the temp these days is very low.
    Also check the coils for the spark plugs.
    we should be proud of safe driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeecom View Post
    ZIC A. I think its 10W-30
    ZIC A is 10w 40

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    current is leaking in your car
    overnight the current leak drains out the battery
    and in the morning the car needs strong current. i am sure the car runs fine rest of the day

    take it to some good electrician and ask him to trace current leak.it can be some minor short circuit
    Life is short and very unpredictable just like a Quarter mile .....

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    Good idea hash4u, though an electrition already checked the wiring for this exact scenario but I'll try another electrition.

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    which oil grade is best for a 2005 vtec engine run about 60K

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    Electrical problem !

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    Your car battery is draining out at night. Check electrical connections, and if your car is manual than press clutch before doing the ignition.
    Always obey traffic rules!!!!!!

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    I recall facing a similar issue with my city 2000 (wouldn't start in the morning but would starts fine otherwise during the day). It turned out to be a faulty sensor thats next to the throttle body (dont know its name) but its purpose is to provide a signal for cold startups which requires taking more current from the battery. Got it changed and it started smoothly after that.

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    To rule out slow discharge of battery , remove one terminal of battery at night and in morning clamp it again to see if it start.

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    For checking the current leaking issue .. disconnect battery terminal for one night .. then connect terminal in morning ..
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    Already did it. I also replaced its battery once with my other car but same problem

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    then current leaking not there .. must be an other problem !
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    Got it fixed guys. Replaced the 55Amp battery with 65Amp, cleaned the sparks, airfilter and throttle. Not sure which of these fixed the problem but has been starting fine for last two mornings.

    Thank you all

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