Drive a Honda Civic Eg/EK Must Read!

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  1. E-Tech

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    Hi all...
    Hope this scares'' you so that you will take preventive action before it happens to your ECU.
    If you drive a civic EG or EK most possible you have a ECU in your car with the code P27, 28, P08, or P30.

    I have repaired about 10 honda civic ecu with this type of problem..
    This write up is on a ecu P30 which I had to repair for a friend's workshop customer's car... last saturday nite...

    Lucky it was detected before any major mishap occured... A capacitor (C27) in the ecu leaked and cause a short burning a hole in the ecu..

    Pls see attached picture for clearer info and take action on yours.... TQ and do thank me too.:biggrin:
     

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  2. freeman1314

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    When this happends, what are the symptoms in terms of engine running or wiring?(Beside chacking the circuit board)
    It's not easy to remove the ecu to check.
     
  3. E-Tech

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    Freeman....
    The trouble is...there maybe no symptom till it is too late..
    Most common...check engine cannot off, cannot start and worst case suddenly burning smell in the car- as 1 friend share his experience....
    Some symptom can be intermittent...

    It is really not difficult to remove the ecu...anyway as I advise, just check. Tell tell sign on the ecu pcb will be brown patches near the capacitors... might be 1 or some....Tq
     
  4. s203

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    tq for share bro!!!
     
  5. E-Tech

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    NP...click lah the "Thanks" box...

    Anyway most important is you do something or take action.
    Last I heard... P08 cost RM350
    P30 cost RM650

    Just remember this morning.... ESPECIALLY those with HONDATA should take action!!!
    After investing money in the std ecu to upgrade it with hondata S300, if you board burn up....
    ~RM2500 will be up in smoke.....

    The only theory now why the caps leak is.... too many years has gone by...
    our climate here also +++. TQ
     
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    Thanks for the info bro. Will be careful of this.
     
  7. E-Tech

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    Bro, how much it will cost me to replace all this capacitor inclusive labour, fyi i drove yr 99 civic..
     
  9. E-Tech

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    Camp....
    99 civic but if never modify to EG wiring & ecu then maybe still OK...
    OBD2a/b less of these big caps....mostly Surface mount chips and aluminium caps...

    Anyway....
    DIY lah.....- Max RM5-7

    If send to TV/Radio shop....
    Caps abt Rm0.50--Rm1.00... let's say 7 x Rm1= RM7...
    Labour charge... RM50
    Total RM60~70 would be the range in i guess...

    But if tebabooo (spoilt) then only want to repair...min RM250(half of ecu price)..TQ
     
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    E-tech...
    My civic no mod done, still standard...anyway good info, i think my DIY skill in electronic is not that good, scard to spoil the ecu...
     
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    GOOD INFORMATION....:biggrin:
     
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    great stuff. thanks for sharing. too bad u are way to far from me =(
     
  13. E-Tech

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    Thanks..
    However still need to change... tv/repairman also canlah as long
    as they replace with the correct parts...

    CAUTION ALL.
    All replaced caps must be rate 105c... 85c cannot hor... TQ
     
  14. E-Tech

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    Guys...
    this picture is the ecu that smoked after a customer balik kampung..was a P27
    When reach his destination he smelled like something burning..
    Finally he traced it to the ecu...
    10 cents coin is for your reference of the hole size....TQ
    [​IMG]
     
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    just wishin to get s300 end of this year..... after reading this thread..... use back my vafc lor....
     
  16. E-Tech

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    All depends on your "guy", if he install a S300 hondata board, then he should knowingly change the caps also.... Some Chipper do that...anyway I do...
    But believe me.... if got money to get hondata... do it, it is 1 of the best management for hondas...
    Everything also can adjust and set per your engine setup and preference.....
    Go try down load the software "smanager"(for s300 tuning), you will understand what it can do....

    It is a stand alone, inside/utilizing a standard ecu.- No wire cutting & splicing or adaptors...
    VAFC- piggyback only...TQ:biggrin:
     
  17. E-Tech

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    Hondata--1 of the best for hondas...go get it, but ask your guy to change the caps at the same time....After that 10 more years free of trouble...
     
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    I agree wit Etech , i experience this problem before(last year). My ECU smoke when i reach my home and i smell a very bad smell. I cant even start my car. After do checking , i noticed that my ECU already black in colour just like shown in the picture. So........ got no choice , have to buy another Ecu........ Guys better becarefullllllll.
     
  19. E-Tech

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    Nitro... still have the burnt ecu not?
    If still have give me can... want take out some hard to find component...
    Tq
     
  20. devilz 78

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    good info bro for all ecu user out there its time to get a new ecu hoho lucky me use carb but still thinking want to convert it into injection thou...:confused:
     

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