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08 Civic SI 3rd gear pop out

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EP / DC5' started by R8rs24, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. R8rs24

    R8rs24 New Member

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    I am currently looking at purchasing a new car and had come to a conclusion on getting the 08 civic si but I heard about 3rd gear pop out problems. I wanted to know how often it occurs and if it's something that happens from the beginning or after so many miles. if you can please give me your feed back either on here or e-mail me at R8rs24@yahoo.com thanks
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    I think that little issue was fixed for the 08 models, I think it was only present in 06 and 07 si's.
     
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    okay because I went to go test drive it today and I was actually trying to replicate that problem and was looking to see if it would happen and it didnt. thanks for the feedback.
     
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    nope it wasn't fixed on the 08 models :-\.
     
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    if a new car has a problem, it will get fixed on warranty. not a big deal.
     
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    i've heard alot of chatter that some honda dealerships claim you are abusing it, and won't cover it under warranty.
     
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    i lot of people "hear" about it. have you talked to anybody in person that was denied? if it's posted on a forum somewhere, the dealer probably told the to go away and they did. probably just stupid people getting rejected by a dealer and not keeping up with it. it makes sense to say to the dealer, "hey, i hear you guys don't cover XXX problem". and see what they say.

    it's not really that heard to get details. i guess it just makes sense to me to ask a million questions before i invest thousands of dollars.
     
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    I own an 07 4dr Civic Si and it has that problem. 2nd grinds, 3rd grinds and pops out, 4th grinds and reverse grinds as well. These new Sis have pretty shitty gearboxes. I just dropped my car @ ourisman honda here in Bethesda, MD to get my brake pads replaced and rotors resurfaced. I also told them about the problem with the gearbox and they said that they will have to keep the car for couple of days till they figure out the problem. I think honda should go ahead and do a recall instead of replacing shitty gearboxes with shitty ones. (you can check all this on 8thcivic.com)
    -Abdel
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. Out of the people having these problems tho, do they show up right away? or is it after so many miles? thats what I'm trying to figure out
     
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    My car started grinding after 2,000 miles.
     
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    I found this other forum...

    3rd Gear Solution under way - 8th Generation Honda Civic Forum

    Supposedly Honda realizes the problem and is not doing a recall but is doing it as a case by case thing. According to this, all the ones manufactured beginning january of 08 have had the problem fixed. take a look at the link. it explains a lot.
     
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    Man it grinds so bad almost all the time I want to shift @ redline.
     
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    I've been trying to look more into this problem and by what I've heard, some dealers have been telling other people that take in their civic si's with this problem is that honda acknowledges the problem and that they're working on a fix for it. This supposedly was said around the middle of january and still nothing so far. so i dont know what to think about this. I'm not going to buy a civic si unless im 100% sure this problem is resolved.
     
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    its a k series tranny get used to it
     
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    So I have another question, a little off topic but I heard that skipping a gear when shifting is bad for the transmission. is this true? for example like you're cruising down the freeway in 6th gear and then you want to pass someone up and you down shift to fourth.
     
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    it's not bad for it, it makes your engine rev high, but that is what it's made to do.
     
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    okay ya i couldn't figure out why people say its bad for your engine or transmission. Especially in a civic si, they're made for high revs.
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    No, absolutely nothing wrong with shifting like that.

    Skipping a gear while shifting up isn't going to hurt either, but you will probably bog out.

    Like get_nick said, the manual transmission is made so you can shift it "manually".
     
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    Hey tonton any feedback yet from the dealer on the grinding problem?
     
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    It's kinda bad on your synchro's if you do that. But you would have to do it alot before they wore out. And if you are good enough to rev your engine to match the RPM that it will be it wont hurt anything at all. You might not even have to press the clutch in. Have you ever tried to float through your gears?
     
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