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Old 07-02-2013, 12:11 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by PaleMelanesian View Post
I wish I knew of such sources. Good luck searching.

Also, I think they used a cable clutch on the 03-05 Civic hybrid. A friend who had one had a failure and it was not hydraulic like I expected.
Yeah, it seems maybe to have some completely unique clutch mechanism, but I don't think cable, or at least I have not found reference to cable yet. What I liked about putting it side-by-side with the conventional seventh gen Civics is to see the gearing change: the Civic Hybrid has mostly about the same gearing for 1-3 and reverse and taller gearing for 4th, 5th, and (especially) the final drive.

I have the 4th, 5th, and 6th gen Civic Honda factory manuals now (free) but the newer ones seem more difficult to get... any tips anyone has will be welcome. I want VSS data and other specs.
See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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