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alvinrenren
post Feb 1 2019, 07:54 PM

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QUOTE(cempedaklife @ Jan 31 2019, 04:50 PM)
I own a 2011 (2009 edition) City.
Just had my car polished for the first time in 7 years for rm88. Totally worth it.

Im more towards replacing parts and fluid before the parts totally breakdown though. Same mindset, I want to be able to drive the car in tip toe condition for the next few years. The plan was to be at least 3 years car loan free. Mine was just just paid up late last year.

Few things I did recently after it reached 100k:
Changed serpentine belt.
Changed and bleed brake oil.
Cleaned throttle body.
Changed fuel filter.

Plan to do the following this year:
Change atf filter during next atf fluid change.
Use seafoam on engine oil and fuel.
Try spray wax diy after every car wash.
Buy a cleaner and DIY clean MAF sensor.
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This is the most useful comment (in my personal opinion). Many things in the car are to be replaced, repaired during the lifetime of the car and the cost is substantial. Even for small car like viva that I have. Belts, atf, bushing, absorber(s), springs, even small stuff like water pump for window washer fluid. Cleaning your engine internals (after 10 years) should be one of your main priority, even if you use Ron 97 all the time.


1) front dash cam - getting one with budget around RM200.
Depends on your preference. Do take note if you are to record when car is parked and off, these rm200 cams might not do. Night time recordings also might not be clear depending on placement. Dash cam also some have both front and rear if accident recordings are your need. Xiaomi have rear ones? These cams can be bought over to your new car so u might consider better featured (and consequently more expensive ) ones like blackvue/ thinkware/ iroad. Wiring should be done proper and not half hanging. Don’t plug to cig lighter if possible.

2) back/reverse cam - don't really need this
Many countries have/ thinking of implementing regulations for cars to have these cams. As these usually have wider view of the rear cross traffic compared to just rear view mirror. Fully support to install.

3) android 10" player - still considering - around RM1000
If budget issue, can skip. Live with hits.fm until your new car comes.

4) polish and wax the car - have never really done this. - RM???
If diy is your thing, get rotary machine and diy polish and wax your car, these stuff can hasten your hand polish work and with it knowing these are done yourself, you might sleep well. Can be used on your new car as well these stuff.

5) LED headlight - I am not into LED headlight shining a people
If headlight is not reflection type and more like projector type, HID with proper adjustments to not blind people is a better option. If the size of bulb fits your new car later, can reuse. LED might not have the correct throw nor the light pattern which suit your car easily.

6) Car balance bar - good for when cornering...can consider if cheap enough
Rear sway bar if you must, front strut will cause understeer. Ultraracing are quite expensive if you think about it, painted steel bar also cost few hundred ka..... finish repair/ refurbish your car first.....

7) Better rim and tyre? Currently using stock 15" rim
Forget about rims, bigger rims on your 09 city won’t bring in the wooo.... waaa..... effect amongst your family/ friends/ ladies/ crowd in general. Bigger tyres for comfort if you may, and target your budget to your new car later.

8) Better suspension system? Currently using stock.
10 years absorber need to replace, spring might not have the tensile strength. Change to thicker suspension for better comfort through Malaysia crap roads, not lowered. 09 city takkan u want to say...... lowered car for better turning at high speed etc...... cmon maybe your new car la....

I can say u underestimate the cost of a 10 year old car in terms of maintenance. The most basic stuff I can see u need to change are the tyres, suspension, engine mounting, bushing. These are not including your major maintenance like engine cleaning ( maybe overhaul?) spark plugs, all type of oil like hydraulic power steering, atf, engine. Baring any issues with electronics like power windows (yes even the best cars might have issues after 10 years), ecu( Honda ones quite expensive), wiring if they hardened and break( these are expensive)....
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post Feb 1 2019, 07:58 PM

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QUOTE(alvinrenren @ Feb 1 2019, 07:54 PM)
This is the most useful comment (in my personal opinion). Many things in the car are to be replaced, repaired during the lifetime of the car and the cost is substantial. Even for small car like viva that I have. Belts, atf, bushing, absorber(s), springs, even small stuff like water pump for window washer fluid. Cleaning your engine internals (after 10 years) should be one of your main priority, even if you use Ron 97 all the time.
1) front dash cam - getting one with budget around RM200.
Depends on your preference. Do take note if you are to record when car is parked and off, these rm200 cams might not do. Night time recordings also might not be clear depending on placement. Dash cam also some have both front and rear if accident recordings are your need. Xiaomi have rear ones? These cams can be bought over to your new car so u might consider better featured (and consequently more expensive ) ones like blackvue/ thinkware/ iroad. Wiring should be done proper and not half hanging. Don’t plug to cig lighter if possible.

2) back/reverse cam - don't really need this
Many countries have/ thinking of implementing regulations for cars to have these cams. As these usually have wider view of the rear cross traffic compared to just rear view mirror. Fully support to install.

3) android 10" player - still considering - around RM1000
If budget issue, can skip. Live with hits.fm until your new car comes.

4) polish and wax the car - have never really done this. - RM???
If diy is your thing, get rotary machine and diy polish and wax your car, these stuff can hasten your hand polish work and with it knowing these are done yourself, you might sleep well. Can be used on your new car as well these stuff.

5) LED headlight - I am not into LED headlight shining a people
If headlight is not reflection type and more like projector type, HID with proper adjustments to not blind people is a better option. If the size of bulb fits your new car later, can reuse. LED might not have the correct throw nor the light pattern which suit your car easily.

6) Car balance bar - good for when cornering...can consider if cheap enough
Rear sway bar if you must, front strut will cause understeer. Ultraracing are quite expensive if you think about it, painted steel bar also cost few hundred ka..... finish repair/ refurbish your car first.....

7) Better rim and tyre? Currently using stock 15" rim
Forget about rims, bigger rims on your 09 city won’t bring in the wooo.... waaa..... effect amongst your family/ friends/ ladies/ crowd in general. Bigger tyres for comfort if you may, and target your budget to your new car later.

8) Better suspension system? Currently using stock.
10 years absorber need to replace, spring might not have the tensile strength. Change to thicker suspension for better comfort through Malaysia crap roads, not lowered. 09 city takkan u want to say...... lowered car for better turning at high speed etc...... cmon maybe your new car la....

I can say u underestimate the cost of a 10 year old car in terms of maintenance. The most basic stuff I can see u need to change are the tyres, suspension, engine mounting, bushing. These are not including your major maintenance like engine cleaning ( maybe overhaul?) spark plugs, all type of oil like hydraulic power steering, atf, engine. Baring any issues with electronics like power windows (yes even the best cars might have issues after 10 years), ecu( Honda ones quite expensive), wiring if they hardened and break( these are expensive)....
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Oh ya. I changed spark plug too.
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post Feb 1 2019, 08:19 PM

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QUOTE(cempedaklife @ Feb 1 2019, 07:58 PM)
Oh ya. I changed spark plug too.
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Your belt use oem or get another brand? I changed mine but could not get it right, keep having squeaking noise when ac runs, it gets worse when car is cold (like in the morning)... already tightened but maybe too tight need to loosen for some play?
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post Feb 1 2019, 08:32 PM

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QUOTE(alvinrenren @ Feb 1 2019, 08:19 PM)
Your belt use oem or get another brand? I changed mine but could not get it right, keep having squeaking noise when ac runs, it gets worse when car is cold (like in the morning)... already tightened but maybe too tight need to loosen for some play?
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The brand is bando. Got it for rm35 from my reliable neighbourhood spare part shop. Was abit skeptical at first. Quickly check online it was selling much more than rm35.

But just thinking wtheck, just buy and change first.

I went to the Honda specialist in ampang, they didn't comment anything when I hand it to them.

After that, I notice most outside workshop also stock up on this.

I don't have any squeaking sound at all. Do you hear it in your car, or outside or when you open your hood?

Recommended to change every 100k km. I was thinking to play safe and change after 50k since I don't know how reliable is this brand.
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post Feb 1 2019, 08:40 PM

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QUOTE(cempedaklife @ Feb 1 2019, 08:32 PM)
The brand is bando. Got it for rm35 from my reliable neighbourhood spare part shop. Was abit skeptical at first. Quickly check online it was selling much more than rm35.

But just thinking wtheck, just buy and change first.

I went to the Honda specialist in ampang, they didn't comment anything when I hand it to them.

After that, I notice most outside workshop also stock up on  this.

I don't have any squeaking sound at all. Do you hear it in your car, or outside or when you open your hood?

Recommended to change every 100k km. I was thinking to play safe and change after 50k since I don't know how reliable is this brand.
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When driving, heard in the car. Full disclosure it’s a viva though. 😅
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post Feb 2 2019, 02:58 AM

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QUOTE(alvinrenren @ Feb 1 2019, 07:54 PM)
This is the most useful comment (in my personal opinion). Many things in the car are to be replaced, repaired during the lifetime of the car and the cost is substantial. Even for small car like viva that I have. Belts, atf, bushing, absorber(s), springs, even small stuff like water pump for window washer fluid. Cleaning your engine internals (after 10 years) should be one of your main priority, even if you use Ron 97 all the time.
1) front dash cam - getting one with budget around RM200.
Depends on your preference. Do take note if you are to record when car is parked and off, these rm200 cams might not do. Night time recordings also might not be clear depending on placement. Dash cam also some have both front and rear if accident recordings are your need. Xiaomi have rear ones? These cams can be bought over to your new car so u might consider better featured (and consequently more expensive ) ones like blackvue/ thinkware/ iroad. Wiring should be done proper and not half hanging. Don’t plug to cig lighter if possible.

U haven’t owned a Toyota or Honda yet.... water pump
2) back/reverse cam - don't really need this
Many countries have/ thinking of implementing regulations for cars to have these cams. As these usually have wider view of the rear cross traffic compared to just rear view mirror. Fully support to install.

3) android 10" player - still considering - around RM1000
If budget issue, can skip. Live with hits.fm until your new car comes.

4) polish and wax the car - have never really done this. - RM???
If diy is your thing, get rotary machine and diy polish and wax your car, these stuff can hasten your hand polish work and with it knowing these are done yourself, you might sleep well. Can be used on your new car as well these stuff.

5) LED headlight - I am not into LED headlight shining a people
If headlight is not reflection type and more like projector type, HID with proper adjustments to not blind people is a better option. If the size of bulb fits your new car later, can reuse. LED might not have the correct throw nor the light pattern which suit your car easily.

6) Car balance bar - good for when cornering...can consider if cheap enough
Rear sway bar if you must, front strut will cause understeer. Ultraracing are quite expensive if you think about it, painted steel bar also cost few hundred ka..... finish repair/ refurbish your car first.....

7) Better rim and tyre? Currently using stock 15" rim
Forget about rims, bigger rims on your 09 city won’t bring in the wooo.... waaa..... effect amongst your family/ friends/ ladies/ crowd in general. Bigger tyres for comfort if you may, and target your budget to your new car later.

8) Better suspension system? Currently using stock.
10 years absorber need to replace, spring might not have the tensile strength. Change to thicker suspension for better comfort through Malaysia crap roads, not lowered. 09 city takkan u want to say...... lowered car for better turning at high speed etc...... cmon maybe your new car la....

I can say u underestimate the cost of a 10 year old car in terms of maintenance. The most basic stuff I can see u need to change are the tyres, suspension, engine mounting, bushing. These are not including your major maintenance like engine cleaning ( maybe overhaul?) spark plugs, all type of oil like hydraulic power steering, atf, engine. Baring any issues with electronics like power windows (yes even the best cars might have issues after 10 years), ecu( Honda ones quite expensive), wiring if they hardened and break( these are expensive)....
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Toyota and Honda mounts, water pump ( if stock coolant is used ) and belt can last more then ten years especially the vios even the brake pads last 8 years 😂 but they’re slower then bmws and Audi’s. Suspension n bushing don’t last max 5 years... conti car by 4 ++++ year must trade in to next model 😎

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Japanese cars are about cheapness of maintenance

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QUOTE(abubin @ Jan 31 2019, 11:51 AM)
I am planning to "improve" my 2009 Honda City with some simple mod. I am not really into cosmetic stuffs like adding modulo kits. I am more into practical mods that can improve the car in terms of ride or security or usage experience and so on.

So wahai sifus, please suggest some mods that I can apply to this car.

Some of the stuffs that I am thinking of doing:

1) front dash cam - getting one with budget around RM200.  [ Suggestion Get the Xiao mi Dash Cam as it has proven R&D and have good quality of video capturing with stability control ]
2) back/reverse cam - don't really need this [ You may not need this, if you have the budget, get the set of live feeding for Front dash cam and Rear to avoid any inconveniences such as get yourself bang at the back even if it's not your fault ]
3) android 10" player - still considering - around RM1000 [ You have quite a budget on this, but does this price includes the speakers and amp?, Are you planning to enjoy the SQ? ]
4) polish and wax the car - have never really done this. - RM??? [ That really depends, is your car paint still in a good condition or you have rust at certain part of it? If yes, then I would recommend you to do a whole car Spray ]
5) LED headlight - I am not into LED headlight shining a people [ No point getting the LED headlight, there are many in the market and with that stated retrofit, it couldn't even last you and it's a waste of money. Just change the normal T10 buld to the LED type (Osram/Phillips) and the Low/high Light to Xenon type bulb with higher intensity that gives you better vision in mist/fog condition ]
6) Car balance bar - good for when cornering...can consider if cheap enough [ Stabilizing bars are not cheap though, that can cost you around 1.4-2k for the complete set, If you are planning just to install front strut/ brace then no point ya ]
7) Better rim and tyre? Currently using stock 15" rim [ Are you planning for performance?, If yes, this is a must to change to a bigger and Wider. if not, then I would recommend to remain as standard ]
8) Better suspension system? Currently using stock. [ If you plan to change the suspension kit, get it in a set, don't just change the absorber or lower the spring/ use sport spring, as using a sport spring without changing the absorber will get it screwed. If you change the absorber without changing the spring, there's no point. ]

Please comment and suggest, thanks!
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post Feb 3 2019, 02:26 AM

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Might even skip the respray, use the money for rotary, diy polish and wax. Meantime he is able to learn new skill to be used on his new car later. Even for respray, doing those under tree spray one layer, without sanding it down and letting it dry in the open under the sun...... the result might not be up to par. Cost could be upwards of rm1k too. Then in a year, depending on where he drives and parks, back to square one.

Proper respray...... need to do indoor, sand out all old paint, do primary then few layers of wanted paint, then clear coat. All piece like bumpers paint separate and not attached to car sekaligus type. These cost rm2k above minimum. I doubt he would do this to 09 city.
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Thanks guys for all the suggestions! Really good information and learning experience.

I am not into performance. So I will skip doing all the performance related stuffs as comfort is more important to me.

FYI, all this while the car was send to Honda SC for consistent service. Parts like spark plug has been changed and I think ATF and other stuffs too. All following Honda's recommended service.

That is why the car is still in very good condition. However, I do understand that some parts like oil filter and other not specified to change parts also need to be replaced due to age especially parts with rubber.

Moving on, I have narrowed down stuffs to do as below:
1) mirrorlink system 7" display with panel (RM270) - mostly for using Waze because I use this a lot. Install by vendor need to add RM60. Will probably self install to learn about car audio electrical system.

2) Blueskyse B1W dashcam RM170 OR Mini 0906 Dual cams RM400. Still thinking if I want to invest into a back cam but like most says it is very important when kena bang from behind. Both are super capacitor type which is better for hot climate.

3) Fuel filter change (need to check first if this had been done before)

4) Change tyre to good quality comfort type on next due date.

5) Have someone look into the suspension system if it need replacement. Not sure who to go because if I just go to any suspension workshop, I am sure they will find fault and recommend me to change this and that and all.... FYI, so far the suspension seems still fine to me. But I don't want to wait until it is in bad condition because my previous car had really bad suspension and by the time I realize it, I had to change nearly the whole of the suspension system for 1 side. That alone cost me over 1.5k.

More questions:
Where are these?
- Changed and bleed brake oil.
- Cleaned throttle body.
- ATF oil change (maybe done already)

Also, the paint on the car is okay condition. Not exactly great but since it is dark color, cannot really tell the condition. I did a water wax before CNY which cost only RM25. I know it won't last long like those proper wax but for that price it is good enough for me. However, after taking the car from wash wax, I went shopping and when I go back to me car someone used marker pen and did a few scribbles on it. So I used a sticker remover chemical to remove the marker. However it causes a patch on the spot which I think is due to that chemical removing the wash wax layer. I think a proper wax should be able to fix it but that will have to wait.

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After some thoughts, I will put the mirrorlink on holdl for now. Getting it just for WAZE seems a bit too much. Better to put that 200+ into getting a better dash cam. Or fixing some important component in the car.
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QUOTE(abubin @ Feb 8 2019, 04:59 PM)
Thanks guys for all the suggestions! Really good information and learning experience.

I am not into performance. So I will skip doing all the performance related stuffs as comfort is more important to me.

FYI, all this while the car was send to Honda SC for consistent service. Parts like spark plug has been changed and I think ATF and other stuffs too. All following Honda's recommended service.

That is why the car is still in very good condition. However, I do understand that some parts like oil filter and other not specified to change parts also need to be replaced due to age especially parts with rubber.

Moving on, I have narrowed down stuffs to do as below:
1) mirrorlink system 7" display with panel (RM270) - mostly for using Waze because I use this a lot. Install by vendor need to add RM60. Will probably self install to learn about car audio electrical system.

2) Blueskyse B1W dashcam RM170 OR Mini 0906 Dual cams RM400. Still thinking if I want to invest into a back cam but like most says it is very important when kena bang from behind. Both are super capacitor type which is better for hot climate.

3) Fuel filter change (need to check first if this had been done before)

4) Change tyre to good quality comfort type on next due date.

5) Have someone look into the suspension system if it need replacement. Not sure who to go because if I just go to any suspension workshop, I am sure they will find fault and recommend me to change this and that and all.... FYI, so far the suspension seems still fine to me. But I don't want to wait until it is in bad condition because my previous car had really bad suspension and by the time I realize it, I had to change nearly the whole of the suspension system for 1 side. That alone cost me over 1.5k.

More questions:
Where are these?
- Changed and bleed brake oil.
- Cleaned throttle body.
- ATF oil change (maybe done already)

Also, the paint on the car is okay condition. Not exactly great but since it is dark color, cannot really tell the condition. I did a water wax before CNY which cost only RM25. I know it won't last long like those proper wax but for that price it is good enough for me. However, after taking the car from wash wax, I went shopping and when I go back to me car someone used marker pen and did a few scribbles on it. So I used a sticker remover chemical to remove the marker. However it causes a patch on the spot which I think is due to that chemical removing the wash wax layer. I think a proper wax should be able to fix it but that will have to wait.
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Hiya..

Since you said you have been following honda official SC schedule, i think most have been replaced accordingly though.
You still go to official SC?

I suggest you check back all the bills for your service for details.


Not sure what do you mean by where...
- Changed and bleed brake oil.
I think this was recommended every 40k km. But i guess most in malaysia does not follow this. I just changed mine first time when around 100k km (first 3 years in official SC, i didnt check though).
Basically just like engine oil change. But the bleeding part means they have to remove your rim, and bleed out the air from the hose connecting to your brake to let air out and make sure its filled with fluid, not air.

You need 2 bottles of 500ml brake fluid. I got my honda dot 3 oil for rm18 each from official honda spare part shop. Not the cheapest but i wanted to do it very soon and have no time to order online. Online is cheaper and i doubt they want to fake such a cheap stuff. The workmanship should be around same with changing engine oil. I not sure, mine was bundle with other services.

Just so you know, my brake does not have any problem and after change i dont feel much difference as well. So maybe that's why most people dont change. As with my thinking, since it's cheap and its been 7 years since i own the car. Might as well change it for peace of mind, and longevity.

- Cleaned throttle body.
Basically remove your throttle body (near air intake, b4 reach your engine), and clean it. i will recommend going to honda specialist for this.
there is a DIY version using seafoam, you might want to check it out. I planned to do this on my own next time. I just cleaned mine last year in honda specialist workshop.

- ATF oil change
recommended change every 20k km. But if you still got to official SC, should have covered it. You need exactly 3 bottle of ATF oil. I got my honda atf oil for rm22 per bottle from spare part shop (not honda spare part shop).

You really need to check your receipts for details dude.

And I wonder, if you are going to official SC all these while, you should be pretty much covered.




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i was driving honda city 2010.. all i would say that car really need voltage stabilizer and proper GC.. bought from one of LYN forum, you can feel the different.. some more you car 10 yrs already.. K&N, no need lar, nothing increase apart from cost saving in long run..
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QUOTE(mushigen @ Feb 1 2019, 04:51 PM)
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how much is the camera..front and rear?
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QUOTE(cempedaklife @ Feb 11 2019, 03:36 PM)
Hiya..

Since you said you have been following honda official SC schedule, i think most have been replaced accordingly though.
You still go to official SC?

I suggest you check back all the bills for your service for details.
Not sure what do you mean by where...
- Changed and bleed brake oil.
I think this was recommended every 40k km. But i guess most in malaysia does not follow this. I just changed mine first time when around 100k km (first 3 years in official SC, i didnt check though).
Basically just like engine oil change. But the bleeding part means they have to remove your rim, and bleed out the air from the hose connecting to your brake to let air out and make sure its filled with fluid, not air.

You need 2 bottles of 500ml brake fluid. I got my honda dot 3 oil for rm18 each from official honda spare part shop. Not the cheapest but i wanted to do it very soon and have no time to order online. Online is cheaper and i doubt they want to fake such a cheap stuff. The workmanship should be around same with changing engine oil. I not sure, mine was bundle with other services.

Just so you know, my brake does not have any problem and after change i dont feel much difference as well. So maybe that's why most people dont change. As with my thinking, since it's cheap and its been 7 years since i own the car. Might as well change it for peace of mind, and longevity.

- Cleaned throttle body.
Basically remove your throttle body (near air intake, b4 reach your engine), and clean it. i will recommend going to honda specialist for this.
there is a DIY version using seafoam, you might want to check it out. I planned to do this on my own next time. I just cleaned mine last year in honda specialist workshop.

- ATF oil change
recommended change every 20k km. But if you still got to official SC, should have covered it. You need exactly 3 bottle of ATF oil. I got my honda atf oil for rm22 per bottle from spare part shop (not honda spare part shop).

You really need to check your receipts for details dude.

And I wonder, if you are going to official SC all these while, you should be pretty much covered.
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Thanks for the details explanation. I think most of those has already been done by Honda SC. The last time I went there is cost me around RM800 and they say it is major service. I think it will be last time i am going to Honda SC. Maybe go there once a year for them to perform full body check.

QUOTE(mytaffeta @ Feb 11 2019, 03:48 PM)
i was driving honda city 2010.. all i would say that car really need voltage stabilizer and proper GC.. bought from one of LYN forum, you can feel the different.. some more you car 10 yrs already.. K&N, no need lar, nothing increase apart from cost saving in long run..
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I don't need voltage stabilizer and grounding because I don't have super sound system. The voltage stabilizer is not worth it as said by a lot of mechanics. GC is still okay but not really necessary.

As for K&N, I installed it during the first month of getting the car. Been using it since then. Cleaned the filter myself when I remember. The ori air filter is still in my store room. I know the K&N does not have any claimed "added performance". It just make my life easier no need to worry about changing the air filter.

QUOTE(mensa @ Feb 11 2019, 03:53 PM)
how much is the camera..front and rear?
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It depends on your budget. It ranges from RM50 to over RM2000. Those cheap ones will have very bad quality videos. IF you have budget get brands like Viofo or Thinkware. For midrange, Xiaomi's Yi cam and 70mai is good. Try look for those camera that uses super capacitor instead of battery. Those are said to last better in our hot climate.

I just ordered one that cost RM170 with front and rear camera. SD card cost me RM20 for 32gb but I should have ordered a better quality one. Lower spec SDcard will fail easily. After I order then only I read about not to buy Sandisk Ultra SDcards.

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QUOTE(abubin @ Feb 11 2019, 05:57 PM)
Thanks for the details explanation. I think most of those has already been done by Honda SC. The last time I went there is cost me around RM800 and they say it is major service. I think it will be last time i am going to Honda SC. Maybe go there once a year for them to perform full body check.
I don't need voltage stabilizer and grounding because I don't have super sound system. The voltage stabilizer is not worth it as said by a lot of mechanics. GC is still okay but not really necessary.

As for K&N, I installed it during the first month of getting the car. Been using it since then. Cleaned the filter myself when I remember. The ori air filter is still in my store room. I know the K&N does not have any claimed "added performance". It just make my life easier no need to worry about changing the air filter.
It depends on your budget. It ranges from RM50 to over RM2000. Those cheap ones will have very bad quality videos. IF you have budget get brands like Viofo or Thinkware. For midrange, Xiaomi's Yi cam and 70mai is good. Try look for those camera that uses super capacitor instead of battery. Those are said to last better in our hot climate.

I just ordered one that cost RM170 with front and rear camera. SD card cost me RM20 for 32gb but I should have ordered a better quality one. Lower spec SDcard will fail easily. After I order then only I read about not to buy Sandisk Ultra SDcards.
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you can throw away the ori engine air filter. it was meant to be replaced periodically. if i'm not using simota filter which i clean and oiled every 5k religiously, i would have change the filter every year.
same with cabin air filter, which should be replaced every year.
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post Feb 12 2019, 09:54 AM

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QUOTE(cempedaklife @ Feb 11 2019, 09:06 PM)
you can throw away the ori engine air filter. it was meant to be replaced periodically. if i'm not using simota filter which i clean and oiled every 5k religiously, i would have change the filter every year.
same with cabin air filter, which should be replaced every year.
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I am not sure about other drop-in filters, but for K&N they say will last 30-50k per wash. For a car with slightly over 100k, I have only cleaned it thrice. Still works fine.
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post Feb 12 2019, 10:12 AM

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QUOTE(abubin @ Feb 12 2019, 09:54 AM)
I am not sure about other drop-in filters, but for K&N they say will last 30-50k per wash. For a car with slightly over 100k, I have only cleaned it thrice. Still works fine.
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now that you mentioned it, i don't know why i clean it every 5k. maybe thats the previous engine oil replacement interval (was using semi) and i just do it together.

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