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Ciancity86

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2 posts

45 months

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Friday 13th July 2012 quote quote all
Hi there,

Reasonably new to the forum, just recent sold my civic type R and now looking at getting something a bit more economical. Been looking at the Honda civic 2.2 diesel engines. I've searched for other threads about the 2.2 diesel engines however, couldn't find any threads so apologies in advanced if there are other threads just haven't found them.

Are there any known faults with this type of engine? What is it like to drive?

Any help and advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

rmsbs

69 posts

66 months

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Monday 16th July 2012 quote quote all
Can consume engine oil quite heavily, but being a Honda they are generally reliable. Go for one with FSH. It will do you well.

Ciancity86

Original Poster:

2 posts

45 months

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Monday 16th July 2012 quote quote all
Thanks very much for the advice, much appreciated

davidcharles

339 posts

80 months

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Tuesday 17th July 2012 quote quote all
i believe they have clutch issues.....they are great cars but i would have a quick scout round civinfo.com for known clutch problems....from what i remember they struggle with the power, especially if you have it chipped etc

Mako V12V

2,536 posts

100 months

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Tuesday 11th September 2012 quote quote all
Just added this Honda forum to my favorites, being a regular over on the Aston forum (my weekend car).

I'm collecting my first Honda on Thursday - a Type S 2.2 diesel, to replace my Golf GTi Edition 30 which has been my everyday car for the last 3 years.

The Type S is great with lots of options but is missing the all important (to me) heated seats that my Ed30 has. The Type S has cloth seats but is it easy (relatively cheap) to have heated seats added without going leather? Is the wiring loom already present and it just needs the switch and heating element adding to the seat or is it more complex than this?

I will add pics of my Cerulean Blue Type S after collection.

Cheers - Phil
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gambisk

181 posts

51 months

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Wednesday 12th September 2012 quote quote all
Having had one a few months I find that it's a good engine. Known issues are the clutch and dmf failure if you go around at 10/10ths or if you remap and it can be a bit of a oil drinker however I keep forgeting to check. Other than that I cant think of anything.

I'm supprised that you S-type has no heated seats I thought they where standard to all the models as my SE has them.

sjg

4,557 posts

151 months

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Wednesday 12th September 2012 quote quote all
I rather liked mine. Nice linear power delivery and one of the most refined in the class too. No DPF issues (clogging up with short journeys, etc) as it doesn't have one. Rear visibility poor (but good mirrors), I was glad of having parking sensors. Ride quality pretty bad too, but I guess it depends what you're used to - I came from a very hard Alfa 156 Veloce so thought it was fine at the time, but driving other cars since shows how awful it was.

Some people have issues with clutches but to be honest I don't think it's any worse than anything else.

gambisk

181 posts

51 months

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Wednesday 12th September 2012 quote quote all
Also pray that you never need to change a headlight bulb. Half the engine bay needs to come apart for that, one of the worst cars I've had to do that on.

gangzoom

274 posts

101 months

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Wednesday 12th September 2012 quote quote all
My wife has a 2.2 which we bought new, its coming up to been 5 years old and we've done over 50K with no faults. Not bad grunt from the engine, economical, very practical but not really a drivers car and a world away from any Type R. The brakes are horrible (very little feel, and really don't like been worked hard), rolls alot in turns but yet the ride is still quite harsh, the best thing about the noise the engine makes is that the cabin is well insulated you don't really hear the rattle (unless stationary, in which case the whole car rattles to remind you its a diesel smile).

For a family car its great, but am glad I don't have to drive ours all that often....

Mako V12V

2,536 posts

100 months

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Friday 14th September 2012 quote quote all
Picked my Type S up yesterday, managed 62.5mpg on the drive back from Worcester to Blackburn!! Picks to follow this weekend.

I thought the SD card slot behind the sat nav would play my music but it doesn't! Has anyone found a way how to get "the car" to read SD cards?

Also - CD tracks - why the hell can you not pause the music? Bizarre. Or am i missing something?

Only minor niggles though.

Mako V12V

2,536 posts

100 months

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Tuesday 18th September 2012 quote quote all
Here's some pics:-





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