Car Mechanics (UK) : 2019-10-01

Editorial : 3 : 3

Editorial

Editorial Martyn Knowles, Editor martyn.knowles@bauermedia.co.uk Follow us on Facebook @ Car Mechanics Email:  TRACING AND FIXING FAULTS IN ELECTRONIC ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Number 180: Built in Britain and with a good reputation for reliabilit­y, the Honda Civic is highly rated by owners. KIM HENSON and DEAN BIRCH take their Civic duties very seriously in considerin­g the diagnostic prospects of the seventh-generation model, in this instance fitted with the 1.4-litre petrol engine a PGM-FI management system. and IN ASSOCIATIO­N WITH I ntroduced in Britain in December 2000, the Swindon-built seventhgen­eration Civic was offered with three or five-door hatchback bodywork, and with engine options at launch including 89bhp 1.4-litre and 108bhp 1.6-litre VTEC petrol units. The 1.7-litre VTEC engine arrived in the spring of 2001, and the highly potent 2.0-litre Type R joined the line-up in July the same year. For diesel enthusiast­s, a 1.7-litre CDTI turbo-diesel model was added to the range in the spring of 2002. Our guinea pig under the spotlight this month is a very tidy 52-registered 1.4-litre five-door Civic, equipped with Honda’s PGM-FI (Programmed Management Fuel Injection) management system, and with a D14Z6 type engine. THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR MAP SENSOR FITTED INTO MANIFOLD EGR CONTROL SOLENOID IGNITION COILS 1-4 WITH INTEGRATED POWER STAGE FRONT LAMBDA SENSOR CONNECTION ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATUR­E SENSOR ED      Understand­ing VEHICLE DIAGNOSTIC­S Profession­al advice for DIY mechanics  ELECTRONIC DIAGNOSTIC­S MADE EASY TRACING FAULTS ACCURATELY AUTOMOTIVE WIRING EXPLAINED TROUBLESHO­OTING ECUS INTERPRETI­NG FAULT CODES  DIY DIAGNOSTIC­S IN-DEPTH MULTIMETER MASTERCLAS­S USING OSCILLOSCO­PES WORKING WITH SCAN TOOLS ESSENTIAL 12V BATTERY CARE  BROUGHT TO YOU BY         ENGINE ECU REPAIRS USING MULTIMETER­S VITAL BATTERY CARE £6.99 October 2019Car Mechanics 3 www.greatmagaz­ines.co.uk/carmechani­cs