(No longer) my 2007 Honda Civic Si sedan has been hard to shift into third gear since it was new, 25K miles ago.
 I sold the car in December 2011 with 60K miles on it.
Get this: I originally purchased it for $19,900. The dealership listed it at $19,985.
I miss that car. [/edit]
The dealership has seen this demonstrated on one occasion (in many visits) but cannot or will not perform the fix to this known problem documented as TSB 08-020 without causing it themselves.
This video was taken 10-25-2009, and shows four of these cases of hard shifting. In all cases, the clutch is fully depressed, and when I attempted to move the shift lever into gear, it met with an apparent detent perhaps half an inch from actually getting into gear.
On occasion, this can lead to releasing the clutch in belief the car is actually in gear. That, I believe, is the cause of the 'popping out of gear' part of the TSB. It can also lead to very unpleasant sounds from the transmission.
I took this video in hope that I will be able to show it to the regional Honda representative, and they will allow the dealership to perform the TSB without their actually experiencing it as the driver. Again, it's a known problem with these vehicles, and a tech has seen it happen and acknowledged it while I was driving, but it's still not allowed.
Beyond this highly frustrating problem, BTW, the car has been wonderful, and I would highly recommend one to anyone interested in a sporty compact car that really does it all.
To all the brilliant folks who like to say "learn how to shift", my point is that WITH THE CLUTCH FULLY DEPRESSED, the shift lever hits strong resistance. I've come to the conclusion that this is masked to some extent by a recent MTF fluid change, but that shouldn't require changing along with every oil change.
Civic RWD SR20DET part 1 Test Run ( Drift )
2 civic with SR20DET http://youtu.be/45Isp2tFyT0
Essai de la civic sur une piste d'aéroport abandonnée
Test drive of the civic on an abandoned airstrip
Drive carefully / Conduire prudemment
Véhicule modifié par Soudure David Tessier
Vidéo fait par Jonathan Marquis
Là on va mettre quelque chose au clair, le projet à été fait pour être
unique et ce démarquer des autres. Le SR20DET pousse 370 RWHP après le
tune, il y a une clutch twin plate et le différentiel est un 1.5 way. Dans
ce vidéo, on nous voient simplement tester le véhicule, voir son
comportement et brûler un paquet pneus, notre but n'est pas de faire de la
drift, hello, il y a aucun trajet et obstacle. P.S. il n'y a plus de
rouille sur le char, allez regarder l'autre vidéo.
Inside a Planetary Reduction Drive
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We reassemble an axial flow air turbine starter, looking closely at the
planetary gear reduction section.
If you hated shop class, you'll have the same reaction to this video !
2000 Honda Civic Si 1.6L Clutch Install
This video is a 2000 Honda Civic Si 1.6L clutch installation with Gary
Croyle. The clutch set used was a part number MU70137-1 (Brute# 92329). An
image of the clutch set can be found at the following link:
The clutch diameter and dimensions are as follows:
8-5/8" Diameter x 24 Teeth x 1-1/32" Hub
This clutch set fits the following vehicles:
ACURA INTEGRA GSR L4 1.8L GAS N 1997-01
HONDA CIVIC DEL SOL VTEC L4 1.6L GAS N 1994-95
CIVIC SI L4 1.6L GAS N 1999-00
CR-V EX L4 2.0L GAS N 1998-01
CR-V LX L4 2.0L GAS N 1997-01
CR-V SE L4 2.0L GAS N 2000-01
2006+ Civic Si - 3rd Gear Recall
2006+ Honda Civic Si owners getting some much needed media attention from
Fox News regarding the inherent problem with 3rd Gear. Affects all 6-speed
Honda transmissions (S2000, K20 Civic Si, RSX Type-S, Acura CL Type-S,
2008+ Accord 6-speed)
The D-Drive Infinitely Variable Geared Transmission
This brain-bending invention could be the holy grail of transmission
technology - it allows you to smoothly move through gear ratios from top gear all
the way through neutral and into reverse without ever disengaging the
engine. Plus, there's no friction drive component, so the power is always
transmitted through gear teeth - there's never any slip or friction losses.
In fact, the D-Drive's main difficulty is that it's so damn hard to
understand that people don't really know what to do with it. So here's a
close-up look, which will hopefully get a few people thinking.
Read the complete article here:
mission-geared/15088/ and a follow up to the response here:
Civic Si- Proper Shifting After 2nd Gear Fix
ATTN TEENAGERS: This shifting was AFTER the ""2ND GEAR FIX"" in other
words, this was a BADGERED TRANSMISSION. IT WAS BLOWN.... DONE. Had to be
rebuilt. The video was INTENDED to show people the major improvement on
the 8th Civic forums so please stop teaching me how to drive via Youtube.
8th Civic Users- I was banned from the forums after being framed for
"advertising". If any of you have ANY questions at all please email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org I hate not being able to answer questions so
please feel free to do so!!
Speed Shifting, Flat-Foot Shifting, Rev-Matched Downshifts
Went from grinding to this. Fix your 8th gen grind problems now!
Pfitzner Performance Gearbox - How to drive a dog box
The creator of these world class gear sets Simon Pfitzner, takes you
through a few ways to drive a dog engagement gearset in a street
Nissan R32 GT-R
Holden Commodore T56
Its quite a simple process, once you know how, you should get years of
faithfull service out of your new gear set.
How to install or change or replace gears and bearings in a rear end or differential
Installation of carrier bearings, pinion bearings, ring and pinion and a
crush sleeve are covered in this video. The main tricks given in the video
are about the actual set up bearings. The rear end being worked on is a
8.5 inch gm 10 bolt out of a second generation f body. Tooth contact
pattern charts are available on the internet, do your own research.
Cars: engine power and transmission - 3D animation
The physical principles behind car gears.
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This video offers an unusual perspective to the relation between engine
power, RPM and acceleration.
1) Torque - a gear of radius R that exerts force F is said to have a torque
of T=R*F. Engines do not produce force per se, but torque. So if the engine
produces a torque of T, and that is transmitted unchanged to a gear of
radius R, you a get a force of T/R.
The video offers an alternative view, where the relation between RPM, power
and accelartion is explained without torques.
See more about torques in this video:
2) Efficiency - this video assumes and ideal world with 100% efficiency. No
energy is wasted on friction or any other mechanical losses.
3) Another simplifying assumption is that the engine produces a constant
torque, and thus a constant force. As mentioned in one of the comments in
the end, this is not the case with real engines. In most engines the torque
rises as RPM rises, peaks at some RPM, and then starts to fall. Because of
that the power does not steadily increase with RPM. It increases in the
beginning, and continues to increase a little bit after the torque peaks.
Then as the torque starts to dimish significantly, the power reduces as
4) Measurments - here are the measurments used in the simulation:
16 teeth gear radius: 18cm = 0.6 ft
Force exerted by this gear: 196N = 44.1 lb
Car wheel radius: 21cm=0.7 ft
Car weight: 352kg = 775 lb
5) The car wheels are slightly bigger than the 16-teeth gear, and this is
adds up to the gear ratio effect. In the first car, for example, while the
transmission box has a gear ratio of 1:1, the larger wheels cause an
overall gear ratio of 1.18:1. This can be seen at time 2:25, where the
wheel's power visualization is slightly elongated (a bit more speed and a
bit less force).
700R4 Speedometer Gear | Curt's Corner at Monster Transmission
Curt with Monster Transmission shows you how to change out your 700R4
Speedometer Gear and all the many different speedometer gear types that
will work with your setup.
A lot of people will change the rear tire size or the rear end gearing
ratios so the speedometer gear will need to be changed to get the
speedometer and odometer reading correctly on your dash.
Monster Transmission can get you the correct gears that you need for your
Give our customer service a call with your rear end gearing, tire size, and
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