Allhamdulillah...I have bought my long time favourite Honda Civic VTI Oriel Prosmatec 2011. Its odo is at 87k. After enjoying its ride for a week I am now here to ask some questions about it's maintenance.
I looked under the hood today in detail.
Engine bay looks clean.
I have driven it about 400kms and there is no visible leak.
I came to know that previous owner was not using engine coolant. Coolant reservoir is filled with tap water I think.
Engine oil dip stick is showing oil level at mid in morning.
There is no visible crack on engine mount.
Engine is not vibrating on idle.
Ac is working perfectly fine.
I couldn't locate Transmission oil dip stick (if there is any?).
Belts seem to be good.
1- When I start the car in morning. It is giving a krrr krrr sound. This sound comes only when I put the car in D or R. In P or N there is no krrr krrr sound.
2- When the car is on idle and AC turns back on after tripping, the car shakes a bit. Just at the time when AC turns on after tripping.
3- Previous owner did say he used Castrol but wasn't sure about the viscosity and said "Us machenic ke pas le jayen wo badal dega oil". I am not sure if I should go to Honda 3s and ask them to analyse and put Honda Synthetic accordingly. Because a person told me that if you change the oil from Castrol to Honda the car will emit white smoke and the engine would not work fine. This is a tension in my mind and I would love if someone helps me with making this decision.
4- Should I get the car to Honda 3s for 80k Checkup. Are they good? I am afraid they will ask me to change even those things which still have some life left in them.
5- Car has Dunlop db 195-65 tires. In my opinion they have about 50% life. Car feels to be a bit stiff. Is it because the tires or the suspensions. Is there a solution for this. Also the tires make a lot of sound when the road is a bit rough. Should I change the tires to Michelin 205-65?
Any other Tips that can help me get the perfect reborn experience.
Also Do you people recommend Honda 3s for usual maintenance. (I don't trust roadside mechanics because I haven't got a good history with them). What is the approximate cost difference between roadside mechanics and Honda 3s.
Which Honda 3s is best in Islamabad, Rawalpindi
Thanks in advance.