My first Honda.... few questions?? - Civinfo
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 16th August 2012, 16:20 Thread Starter
 
Bluebird173's Avatar
 
Join Date: 16th August 2012
Location: Cardiff WALES
Posts: 13
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: (0)
Question My first Honda.... few questions??

Hi Guys,

Picked up my very first Honda today. 2.2 CTDI EX and first impressions are great!!

Need a bit of help though on a couple of things...

1) Car wont start - making a fast clicking noise.

I test drove it on Saturday and it started up fine. I picked the car up at roughly 1pm today and it started up first time no problem. I then drove about 25-30 miles home with no problems (stopping at Tesco on the way and car started up fine when leaving).

About an hour or so later I went to go back out and it wouldn't start?? It just kept making a loud clicking noise with the lights on the dash flashing. I'm guessing it has something to do with the battery?? I did spend about 20-25mins on my driveway playing with the satnav/climate control/settings etc and getting used to all the controls without having the engine running. Could this have drained the battery that much that it wont start??? Best suggestions for diagnosis and best action to take would be greatly appreciated.

2) Cant get the fuel cap release to work. I've tried pulling it a few times but to no avail. The bonnet release is working perfectly but not the fuel release.
I dont know where to start with this as i dont want to pull it too hard and risk snapping it and I dont want to try and wedge the cap open with card for the same reason.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Cheers
Chris
Bluebird173 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 16th August 2012, 16:23
Syx
#MrGrumpy
 
Syx's Avatar
 
Car: 2008 2.2 CTS GT
Join Date: 22nd December 2009
Location: Luton, UK GB
Posts: 13,117
Thanks: 1,272
Thanked 2,657 Times in 2,260 Posts
iTrader: (94)
Eco display
Send a message via Skype™ to Syx
Welcome aboard Chris!

Likely you'll need to charge the battery or get a jump to start it.

For the fuel filler cap, look here: Fuel filler cap fails to open - Civinfo Wiki
Syx is offline  
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 16th August 2012, 16:39
Supporter
 
Join Date: 2nd October 2008
Location: Cowdenbeath,Fife SCOTLAND
Posts: 6,314
Thanks: 500
Thanked 1,035 Times in 1,016 Posts
iTrader: (3)
Hi and welcome

Sounds like a new battery or charge the battery is required
Gp_kho is offline  
 
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 16th August 2012, 16:44
 
bodgerx's Avatar
 
Car: 2008 ES 1.8 i-VTEC i-Shift
Join Date: 25th December 2010
Location: UK ENGLAND
Posts: 1,261
Thanks: 22
Thanked 90 Times in 87 Posts
iTrader: (1)
"first impressions are great" and "car won't start" - 2 statements you don't normally see together
bodgerx is offline  
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 16th August 2012, 16:44
Administrator
 
wanner69's Avatar
 
Car: Jaguar F Type V6S
Join Date: 25th August 2009
Location: Wirral ENGLAND
Posts: 15,491
Thanks: 3,573
Thanked 4,052 Times in 3,479 Posts
iTrader: (337)
Hi and welcome to the forum
wanner69 is offline  
post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 16th August 2012, 17:00
Supporter
 
LincsPoacher's Avatar
 
Car: 2009 2.2 EX GT Milano Red
Join Date: 20th December 2011
Location: Lincolnshire IE
Posts: 1,132
Thanks: 81
Thanked 149 Times in 140 Posts
iTrader: (3)
I would be having words with the seller, I assume it is a private sale as you do not mention taking it back or warranty. If it is a private sale then I believe the seller should contribute to sorting out these problems, unless of course he pointed them out to you when selling the car.
LincsPoacher is offline  
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 16th August 2012, 17:08
Banned
 
Aqib's Avatar
 
Join Date: 22nd November 2011
Location: Glasgow, UK SCOTLAND
Posts: 7,705
Thanks: 296
Thanked 1,378 Times in 1,315 Posts
iTrader: (26)
Hi and welcome to the forum
Aqib is offline  
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 16th August 2012, 17:14 Thread Starter
** Thread starter **
 
Bluebird173's Avatar
 
Join Date: 16th August 2012
Location: Cardiff WALES
Posts: 13
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bodgerx View Post
"first impressions are great" and "car won't start" - 2 statements you don't normally see together
Yea does seem a bit of a silly thing to say! But you know what i mean - My impressions of the honda civic as a car in general, not this specific car

Its not a private sale so I'm trying to get in contact with them for them to fix it!

Cheers guys
Bluebird173 is offline  
post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 16th August 2012, 17:19
Supporter
 
LincsPoacher's Avatar
 
Car: 2009 2.2 EX GT Milano Red
Join Date: 20th December 2011
Location: Lincolnshire IE
Posts: 1,132
Thanks: 81
Thanked 149 Times in 140 Posts
iTrader: (3)
Let us know how you get on.
LincsPoacher is offline  
post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 16th August 2012, 17:39
Supporter
 
fatmarky's Avatar
 
Car: 2011 cts gt alabaster
Join Date: 10th April 2011
Location: swansea uk WALES
Posts: 806
Thanks: 59
Thanked 78 Times in 77 Posts
iTrader: (1)
Welcome along mate...if you bought from dealers,get onto them ASAP ,good luck and let us know how you get on
fatmarky is offline  
post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 16th August 2012, 19:45
Batmobiles Rule ✌
 
Staffs Deltic's Avatar
 
Car: FK8
Join Date: 7th December 2009
Location: Stoke-on-Trent ENGLAND
Posts: 6,587
Thanks: 1,410
Thanked 1,563 Times in 1,351 Posts
iTrader: (12)
Hi and welcome to the forum.

Hope you get your problems sorted soon.
Staffs Deltic is offline  
post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 16th August 2012, 20:11
Supporter
 
michael3011's Avatar
 
Car: 2006 1.8 5 Door Royal Blue!
Join Date: 17th April 2010
Location: Oldham, UK ENGLAND
Posts: 1,465
Thanks: 43
Thanked 79 Times in 73 Posts
iTrader: (5)
i've had both of the problems...

Firstly you need a new battery... I left it for 3 months thinking it'd be alright; Did a couple of weeks of shortish journeys and one saturday morning it wouldn't start!! Go for a bosch s4 I think it is - get them to pay of course Or try to!

2. do the fix that has been copied -a 5 minute fix and it'll save you having the problem again... dead easy to do.

Fix number 3: enjoy the motor
michael3011 is offline  
post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 16th August 2012, 20:23
Geek :)
 
jonnyansell's Avatar
 
Car: 2008 2.2 EX 5 DOOR
Join Date: 28th May 2011
Location: North Yorkshire ENGLAND
Posts: 362
Thanks: 45
Thanked 32 Times in 29 Posts
iTrader: (2)
I've just been to test drive a 2.2 i-CDTI today. I'm off back on Wednesday to pay and pick up assuming they fix some paint damage.

I just love the grunt from the engine. What age and mileage is your and how much you pay?? If you don't mind me asking.
jonnyansell is offline  
post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 16th August 2012, 20:36
Supporter
 
ying's Avatar
 
Car: 2008 Civic Type-R GT
Join Date: 26th April 2011
Location: Essex GB
Posts: 337
Thanks: 6
Thanked 39 Times in 37 Posts
iTrader: (1)
Hi and welcome mate


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
ying is offline  
post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old 16th August 2012, 21:12
Achtung Owls!
 
aristonowl's Avatar
 
Car: 2008 2.2 SE iCDTI 5 door,
Join Date: 5th August 2012
Location: Leicester GB
Posts: 163
Thanks: 25
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Send a message via Skype™ to aristonowl
Quote:
Originally Posted by jonnyansell View Post
I just love the grunt from the engine. What age and mileage is your and how much you pay?? If you don't mind me asking.
I very recently got my 2.2 ICDTI SE 39000mi MY08, for between 8k-9k. if you keep the same price, you can get an ES but at about 60000mi . Hope that helps !
aristonowl is offline  
Thanks to aristonowl from:
post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 16th August 2012, 22:08
Geek :)
 
jonnyansell's Avatar
 
Car: 2008 2.2 EX 5 DOOR
Join Date: 28th May 2011
Location: North Yorkshire ENGLAND
Posts: 362
Thanks: 45
Thanked 32 Times in 29 Posts
iTrader: (2)
Cool, I'm picking up an 08 2.2 EX 24500, for £9600. Seems like I'm paying about right then. Did you px or not??

Last edited by jonnyansell; 16th August 2012 at 22:09. Reason: Can't type.
jonnyansell is offline  
post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 16th August 2012, 22:55 Thread Starter
** Thread starter **
 
Bluebird173's Avatar
 
Join Date: 16th August 2012
Location: Cardiff WALES
Posts: 13
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: (0)
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by jonnyansell View Post
I just love the grunt from the engine. What age and mileage is your and how much you pay?? If you don't mind me asking.
I got a 56 reg in cosmic grey with 68k on the clock for £6200 + my 03 reg focus with 130k on the clock p/x.


I've managed to get it started with jump leads so took it for a bit of a run to charge the battery, lets hope it still starts in the morning. I'm still going to take it back and get them to fit a new battery though.

Also managed to get the petrol cap open by asking a mate to pull the release and it opens for a split second, enough time to squeeze a finger in and open it. Again, I'm going to try and get them to fix this as well!

Thanks for the help guys.
Bluebird173 is offline  
Thanks to Bluebird173 from:
post #18 of 21 (permalink) Old 16th August 2012, 23:05
Geek :)
 
jonnyansell's Avatar
 
Car: 2008 2.2 EX 5 DOOR
Join Date: 28th May 2011
Location: North Yorkshire ENGLAND
Posts: 362
Thanks: 45
Thanked 32 Times in 29 Posts
iTrader: (2)
Cool, looks like I'm not paying over the odds then. Ta.
jonnyansell is offline  
post #19 of 21 (permalink) Old 17th August 2012, 12:36
Supporter
 
okehciv's Avatar
 
Join Date: 21st January 2007
Location: shaw gtr manchester ENGLAND
Posts: 3,304
Thanks: 179
Thanked 458 Times in 427 Posts
iTrader: (1)
Welcome to the forum Chris, glad to here you have got the dealer to sort the problems out,

dont let them fob you off !
okehciv is offline  
post #20 of 21 (permalink) Old 18th August 2012, 00:34
Achtung Owls!
 
aristonowl's Avatar
 
Car: 2008 2.2 SE iCDTI 5 door,
Join Date: 5th August 2012
Location: Leicester GB
Posts: 163
Thanks: 25
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Send a message via Skype™ to aristonowl
Quote:
Originally Posted by jonnyansell View Post
Cool, I'm picking up an 08 2.2 EX 24500, for £9600. Seems like I'm paying about right then. Did you px or not??
Yeah - might not be a bad price actually - Id have thought it'd have just tipped over the £10k mark, so .. nice one.

The panoramic roof looked interesting - but again, it came down to keeping the price the same but increasing the mileage of the car, or paying another +£1k for the roof.

PX - no. This was the original plan - I was going to PX my 2006 FORD FOCUS 1.6ZETEC TDCI but it got written off by some tit in a Silver BMW who smashed into it while it was parked - so that was that. Mind you - the writeoff payment actually helped me out - and it led to me getting a Civic - so cant be all bad eh?

Take care, fella!
aristonowl is offline  
Thanks to aristonowl from:
Reply

  Civinfo > Welcome > Introduce yourself

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Civinfo forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Your User Name is the name that appears by all your posts on the forum, and so should not be your email address.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I Just Got Honda Civic 2006! and i got few questions Dor.Naim General Discussion (8G) 22 22nd May 2011 21:17
Add-on nav Honda Compact navigation - a couple of questions mattarse Electronics (8G) 8 19th November 2010 09:59
Newbie - Honda Accord owner with a few questions! HONDA-AK Honda Accord 9 25th July 2010 09:22
Honda civic type r gt - Questions .. mickstery Type-R 8 5th January 2009 15:19

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome