Everyone I've ever met who owns an 8th gen Civic Si has experienced grinding in 2nd, 3rd or both 2nd and 3rd gears at high RPMs. Why are there no reports of this issue on this website, and why does Honda do nothing to fix it? Many of us have gone to dealerships, including myself, and usually get the standard answer: the problem could not be duplicated, therefore cannot be fixed. How can you blow off an issue like this and just say that every one who has the issue just fails to push the clutch pedal in all the way? There is no possible way that all of these drivers, across all ages/education levels/races/etc. just happen to forget to push the clutch pedal in all the way only on two specific gears on one specific car model.
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2010 Honda Civic Si Question: Why are there no reports of grinding in 2nd/3rd gear?
Answer #1pushrod October 27, 2012, 04:55Master
YOU SAY THIS HAPPENS ONLY AT HIGH RPM RIGHT? WHAT IS THAT RPM? ANY MODS. TO ENG? ONE MORE QUESTION, HOW MANY MILES ON CAR?
PROBLEM MAY BE SOLVED WITH ZIPTIE! (MAYBE)
Replyziptie12, October 31, 2012, 01:06Master
Sorry I'm stumped on this one!!! I think I'll go get a refill of air for my head , it's feeling a little 'light'.
Answer #2your.mechanic October 27, 2012, 13:11Master
at higher rpms, you have to make sure the clutch pedal is fully depressed
ziptie12 October 27, 2012, 23:01Master
What RPM ,Speed and gear AND CAN YOU DUPLICATE IT FOR THE DEALER ???? If your driving the car like it's a race car (which it's NOT) ,then that's probably why THEY can't duplicate it. YOU NEED TO SHOW THEM HOW IT'S DRIVEN WHEN THE SYMPTOM OCCURS. Then , if there is actually a product defect , then they should fix it. If you are trying to go past design limitations , there is nothing they can do about that. Good luck.
Replypushrod, October 28, 2012, 00:30Master
Replyziptie12, October 28, 2012, 10:12Master
Thanks , and I hope they reply , so I can check further for any TSBs that I haven't found yet. A guy I work with just bought one (W/manual trans.) and has said nothing about the trans.---got me wondering.
Replypushrod, October 28, 2012, 10:32Master
KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN BUT PEOPLE TEND TO GET A LITTLE HEAVY ON THE GAS WITH THIS CAR!
BUT I GUESS I WOULD HAVE TOO AT ONE TIME.
Replyziptie12, November 02, 2012, 22:01Master
Nov. 2nd. and still no reply...........TSB on manual trans SI only applies to '07-'08 model years. Wonder if you knew that before you bought your racecar.