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Old 28 Jan 2004, 06:48 pm
J. Perry
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Default '89 Civic questions

Last Saturday I purchased an '89 Civic LX and the owner's manual wasn't with
the car. I'll have to try and find one somewhere, but in the meantime I
would like to ask you guys a few general questions pertaining to this model
year Civic:

1) What is the recommended tire pressure in P.S.I. for the type of small
tires that come on these cars?

2) Are most parts still available from Honda Motor Co.?

3) Are carpeted floor mats still available from Honda Motor Co.?

4) Did the speedometer on these cars rely on a cable or electronic sensor of
some sort?

5) Do they have a throttle cable that has a tendency to stick--if indeed a
cable is utilized?

It's too cold, icy and snowy right now for me to get out in the carport and
investigate issues no. 4 and 5 above!

Thanks in advance!

J. Perry




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Old 29 Jan 2004, 06:49 pm
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J. Perry wrote:

> Last Saturday I purchased an '89 Civic LX and the owner's manual wasn't with
> the car. I'll have to try and find one somewhere, but in the meantime I
> would like to ask you guys a few general questions pertaining to this model
> year Civic:


Congrats! Hopefully your's will do well for you! I don;t have mine
anymore, but lets see what I can do for you......

> 1) What is the recommended tire pressure in P.S.I. for the type of small
> tires that come on these cars?


If I remember correctly, should be 35 psi.... double check the driver's
door jam - there should be a plaque with the specs.

> 2) Are most parts still available from Honda Motor Co.?
> 3) Are carpeted floor mats still available from Honda Motor Co.?


Hmm... If not, I'm sure after-market groups would have them. (I was
still able to get pretty much anything I needed through 2002.)

> 4) Did the speedometer on these cars rely on a cable or electronic sensor of
> some sort?
> 5) Do they have a throttle cable that has a tendency to stick--if indeed a
> cable is utilized?


Damn... I wish I had my Chilton's manual still. I Suggest getting one if
you're going to hold on to this car a while, it'll answer a LOT of stuff
for you.

I'm sure in the mean time, someone's gunna be able to tell you, though.

> It's too cold, icy and snowy right now for me to get out in the carport and
> investigate issues no. 4 and 5 above!


Stay Warm... and good luck with it!

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Old 31 Jan 2004, 03:47 am
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"J. Perry" wrote:
>
> Last Saturday I purchased an '89 Civic LX and the owner's manual wasn't
> with the car. I'll have to try and find one somewhere,


You can buy both an Owner's manual and a Factory Service Manual from
http://www.helminc.com.


> I would like to ask you guys a few general questions pertaining to this
> model year Civic:
>
> 1) What is the recommended tire pressure in P.S.I. for the type of small
> tires that come on these cars?


Recommended cold tire inflation pressure for my sedan is 32 psi. It's
listed on a sticker in the glove box. I remember reading that a "cold tire"
is one that has been driven less than 3 miles in the last three hours. My
own experimentation has shown that even driving as little as 1.5 to 2.0
miles to the nearest gas station can change the pressure by about 1 to 1.5
psi or so thus this should be taken into consideration, i.e., in my case the
tires should be inflated to 33 psi since they'll be 32 psi when they're
cold.

> 2) Are most parts still available from Honda Motor Co.?


Yes, I've never had any problems getting factory parts for my '88 Civic.

> 3) Are carpeted floor mats still available from Honda Motor Co.?


You may be better off getting floor mats from someplace like Costco or Sam's
Club (or some other aftermarket outlet). I got mine at Costco and they've
last several years so far (and were a good deal less expensive than what the
dealer wants for them).

> 4) Did the speedometer on these cars rely on a cable or electronic sensor
> of some sort?


They use a cable, but why should that matter?

> 5) Do they have a throttle cable that has a tendency to stick--if indeed
> a cable is utilized?


Mine has never stuck in the 8 years that I've owned it. If yours sticks
then you can always clean and lube the throttle body or cable.

Eric
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Old 31 Jan 2004, 08:15 pm
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With factory size tires this is the recommendation Front/Rear (PSI) measured
cold

STD Hatchback 35/32
DX Hatchback 32/32
SI Hatchback 28/28
DX Sedan 32/32
LX Sedan 26/26
EX Sedan 26/26
Compact Spare 60


Most parts are still available, some might have to be ordered... if OE's not
available, there are plenty of OEM or aftermarket

Factory Carpet is NOT available anymore. Discontinued and very hard to
find. Good luck finding a new the original Honda.

Spedometer is cable from transmission to instrument cluster

Never had my throttle cable stick on any of my 88-91 Gen Civics with over
300,000 miles accumulated.

There are not too many drive by wire older cars or lower priced cars, the
new BMW M3 is one I know that has a drive by wire throttle




"Eric" <say.no@spam.now> wrote in message news:401B79C9.A11AA44@spam.now...
>
>
> "J. Perry" wrote:
> >
> > Last Saturday I purchased an '89 Civic LX and the owner's manual wasn't
> > with the car. I'll have to try and find one somewhere,

>
> You can buy both an Owner's manual and a Factory Service Manual from
> http://www.helminc.com.
>
>
> > I would like to ask you guys a few general questions pertaining to this
> > model year Civic:
> >
> > 1) What is the recommended tire pressure in P.S.I. for the type of small
> > tires that come on these cars?

>
> Recommended cold tire inflation pressure for my sedan is 32 psi. It's
> listed on a sticker in the glove box. I remember reading that a "cold

tire"
> is one that has been driven less than 3 miles in the last three hours. My
> own experimentation has shown that even driving as little as 1.5 to 2.0
> miles to the nearest gas station can change the pressure by about 1 to 1.5
> psi or so thus this should be taken into consideration, i.e., in my case

the
> tires should be inflated to 33 psi since they'll be 32 psi when they're
> cold.
>
> > 2) Are most parts still available from Honda Motor Co.?

>
> Yes, I've never had any problems getting factory parts for my '88 Civic.
>
> > 3) Are carpeted floor mats still available from Honda Motor Co.?

>
> You may be better off getting floor mats from someplace like Costco or

Sam's
> Club (or some other aftermarket outlet). I got mine at Costco and they've
> last several years so far (and were a good deal less expensive than what

the
> dealer wants for them).
>
> > 4) Did the speedometer on these cars rely on a cable or electronic

sensor
> > of some sort?

>
> They use a cable, but why should that matter?
>
> > 5) Do they have a throttle cable that has a tendency to stick--if indeed
> > a cable is utilized?

>
> Mine has never stuck in the 8 years that I've owned it. If yours sticks
> then you can always clean and lube the throttle body or cable.
>
> Eric



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Old 02 Feb 2004, 09:40 pm
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"Pailyn" <fluffydaddym3@yahoooo.com> wrote in message
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> With factory size tires this is the recommendation Front/Rear (PSI)

measured
> cold
>
> STD Hatchback 35/32
> DX Hatchback 32/32
> SI Hatchback 28/28
> DX Sedan 32/32
> LX Sedan 26/26
> EX Sedan 26/26
> Compact Spare 60
>
>
> Most parts are still available, some might have to be ordered... if OE's

not
> available, there are plenty of OEM or aftermarket
>
> Factory Carpet is NOT available anymore. Discontinued and very hard to
> find. Good luck finding a new the original Honda.
>
> Spedometer is cable from transmission to instrument cluster
>
> Never had my throttle cable stick on any of my 88-91 Gen Civics with over
> 300,000 miles accumulated.
>
> There are not too many drive by wire older cars or lower priced cars, the
> new BMW M3 is one I know that has a drive by wire throttle
>
>
>
>
> "Eric" <say.no@spam.now> wrote in message

news:401B79C9.A11AA44@spam.now...
> >
> >
> > "J. Perry" wrote:
> > >
> > > Last Saturday I purchased an '89 Civic LX and the owner's manual

wasn't
> > > with the car. I'll have to try and find one somewhere,

> >
> > You can buy both an Owner's manual and a Factory Service Manual from
> > http://www.helminc.com.
> >
> >
> > > I would like to ask you guys a few general questions pertaining to

this
> > > model year Civic:
> > >
> > > 1) What is the recommended tire pressure in P.S.I. for the type of

small
> > > tires that come on these cars?

> >
> > Recommended cold tire inflation pressure for my sedan is 32 psi. It's
> > listed on a sticker in the glove box. I remember reading that a "cold

> tire"
> > is one that has been driven less than 3 miles in the last three hours.

My
> > own experimentation has shown that even driving as little as 1.5 to 2.0
> > miles to the nearest gas station can change the pressure by about 1 to

1.5
> > psi or so thus this should be taken into consideration, i.e., in my case

> the
> > tires should be inflated to 33 psi since they'll be 32 psi when they're
> > cold.
> >
> > > 2) Are most parts still available from Honda Motor Co.?

> >
> > Yes, I've never had any problems getting factory parts for my '88 Civic.
> >
> > > 3) Are carpeted floor mats still available from Honda Motor Co.?

> >
> > You may be better off getting floor mats from someplace like Costco or

> Sam's
> > Club (or some other aftermarket outlet). I got mine at Costco and

they've
> > last several years so far (and were a good deal less expensive than what

> the
> > dealer wants for them).
> >
> > > 4) Did the speedometer on these cars rely on a cable or electronic

> sensor
> > > of some sort?

> >
> > They use a cable, but why should that matter?
> >
> > > 5) Do they have a throttle cable that has a tendency to stick--if

indeed
> > > a cable is utilized?

> >
> > Mine has never stuck in the 8 years that I've owned it. If yours sticks
> > then you can always clean and lube the throttle body or cable.
> >
> > Eric


Thanks for the info guys! Until I can obtain an owner's manual for this car,
could one of you tell me how many gallons of fuel an '89 Civic LX 4-door
sedan will hold?
I would really appreciate it.

Regards,

J. Perry


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Old 02 Feb 2004, 10:51 pm
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J. Perry wrote:
|| Thanks for the info guys! Until I can obtain an owner's manual for
|| this car, could one of you tell me how many gallons of fuel an '89
|| Civic LX 4-door sedan will hold?
|| I would really appreciate it.

Mine ('88 LX 4 door, the manual lists numbers for LX/DX and HB versions,
they're all the same), is 45l (= 11.9 US gallons). Presumably the same (or
similar) for yours.

I never went beyond maybe 10 gallons. At 10 gallons, the meter looks
*really* empty... didn't want to take the chance of getting stuck, since
there's no "reserve" light.
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