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Hi Guys,

New to the site, been having a good look around, seems to be plenty of knowlagde on here, Nice forum.

I have a 2.2cdti Civic which had a very occasional clutch slip.
This did seem to start to get worse so I got it into a local workshop for new clutch.

The workshop in question has a very good name in car tuning and race car building, they repair & rebuild gearbox's, turbos, build 800hp engines and have ran in plenty of race events including BTCC. So I know I I am dealing with a good guy!

Anyway, he fitted the new clutch but then when connecting the battery back up, we had a fault. The car wouldn't start and all electrical tests show the ecu had blown.

I since got a new ECU and fitted that, took the car to Honda to have it programmed. On my drive back from Honda, the clutch is still slipping, the engine managment light is on, the speedo is not working, the oil is on?

Any ideas, why the ECU went in the first place?
Any ideas why the clutch is still slipping?
Any ideas why the oil light, ecu light, speedo etc is not working?

Any help or pointers would be helpful.

George
 

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Hi George,

Sorry to point out the obvious, but he obviously has no idea of what he's doing with these cars.

Clutch is probably loaded incorrectly and causing the slipping.
Speedo maybe not working because he's not connected the speed sensor in the gearbox or the ECU is still faulty causing the clocks not to work.
ECU failed because of a voltage spike perhaps or crossed polarities somewhere.

Of course all of this is guesswork, but sounds like he's made a right hash of it.

If you had been reading this forum like you say, then I'm not sure why you didn't just use either a Honda dealer or a properly reputable clutch firm like CG who are only down the road from you in Leeds.

Sorry - don't mean to sound harsh, but can't see why his ****-up has now become your problem.

Hope you get it fixed soon.
 

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+1 ...not your problem.
It went in with a slipping clutch.
Its come out with a host of problems and no fix in their care.
Take it back.
Or better get it fixed elsewhere and sue them for all expenses.
 

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As above
A bit harsh but true what has been said
Take it back to the so called expects that you used
Out of interest who paid for the ecu and re programming at Honda ?

Welcome by the way
 

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Hi George,

Sorry to point out the obvious, but he obviously has no idea of what he's doing with these cars.

Clutch is probably loaded incorrectly and causing the slipping.
Speedo maybe not working because he's not connected the speed sensor in the gearbox or the ECU is still faulty causing the clocks not to work.
ECU failed because of a voltage spike perhaps or crossed polarities somewhere.

Of course all of this is guesswork, but sounds like he's made a right hash of it.

If you had been reading this forum like you say, then I'm not sure why you didn't just use either a Honda dealer or a properly reputable clutch firm like CG who are only down the road from you in Leeds.

Sorry - don't mean to sound harsh, but can't see why his ****-up has now become your problem.

Hope you get it fixed soon.
+1 ...not your problem.
It went in with a slipping clutch.
Its come out with a host of problems and no fix in their care.
Take it back.
Or better get it fixed elsewhere and sue them for all expenses.
Listen to them they know the insides of a honda better than i know how to breath!
 

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like letting a bricklayer carry out plumbing works to your house .... I've seen plenty of so called high end tuners mess up big time!

as above are all sensors plugged in and was the clutch fitted correctly ?
 

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Sorry to here of your problems.

Unfortunately I cannot see any way out that is not going to cost you more money.

ECU fried, Elite can sort that out for you, call David 0844 740 7567 and plead with him. Say Trev sent you. Think he will know exactly why that damage happened!

Clutch....Sounds like it need refitting. Was it a full clutch kit or did you try just to replace the plate? Go to CG Motorsport in Leeds and get it done properly.

The saying 'You buy cheap, you buy twice' springs to mind, lesson learned?
 

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Hi Guys,

New to the site, been having a good look around, seems to be plenty of knowlagde on here, Nice forum.

I have a 2.2cdti Civic which had a very occasional clutch slip.
This did seem to start to get worse so I got it into a local workshop for new clutch.

The workshop in question has a very good name in car tuning and race car building, they repair & rebuild gearbox's, turbos, build 800hp engines and have ran in plenty of race events including BTCC. So I know I I am dealing with a good guy!

Anyway, he fitted the new clutch but then when connecting the battery back up, we had a fault. The car wouldn't start and all electrical tests show the ecu had blown.

I since got a new ECU and fitted that, took the car to Honda to have it programmed. On my drive back from Honda, the clutch is still slipping, the engine managment light is on, the speedo is not working, the oil is on?

Any ideas, why the ECU went in the first place?
Any ideas why the clutch is still slipping?
Any ideas why the oil light, ecu light, speedo etc is not working?

Any help or pointers would be helpful.

George
Wow, sounds like they don't have a clue about what they're doing. If you pay to have this sorted, keep the receipts and claim it back from them in the small claims court.

Who paid for the ECU??
 
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