(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.
FG2 3rd Gear Pop
tranny problem of 8th civic si.
3rd gear pop out/ not engaging properly.
2011 Civic SI + VTEC
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2009 Challenger R/T vs. 2009 Civic SI - Burnout Challenge
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DIY How to: oil change 2008 Honda Civic SI, 8th Gen [HTC HD2]
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This is a basic how to video detailing the oil change process for a 2008 honda Civic SI. The challenge with the oil change on this car is that the front right tire has to be removed to access the oil filter. video shot with HTC HD2.
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2007 Honda Civic SI Start Up, Exhaust, In Depth Tour, and Test Drive
In this video I give a full in depth tour and short test drive of the 2007 Honda Civic SI sedan. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
Oil Change How-To (2009 Honda Civic Si)
How to change your oil, specifically on a 2009 Honda Civic Si. DUE TO COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF OIL, I MUST EXPLAIN THAT THE FIRST CONTAINER IS ABOUT 2/3 FULL, I ALSO STATE IN THE VIDEO THAT I POUR SOME IN AFTER THE OLD OIL STARTS TO TRICKLE TO FLUSH IT. ALSO THEY ARE 3.7L JUGS NOT 5L, READ THE LABEL. ONE THING I FAILED TO MENTION IS THAT THE CAR DOES NEED TO BE ON FLAT, LEVEL GROUND WHEN READING THE DIPSTICK. THE CORRECT AMOUNT OF OIL IS 4.8L