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I own a 2002Honda Civic (1.6 vtec) which, after turning the

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I own a 2002Honda Civic (1.6 vtec) which, after turning the engine off or stalling in traffic will not restart - the engine turns over very slowly as if the battery is flat, but if I leave it for ten minutes or so it turns over as if the battery is fully charged and starts without problem. Apart from being frustrating, it is also potentially dangerous. I hope you can help.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hello Shantal,

I have not yet found the answer to my problem, so would greatly appreciate any assistance you are able to give.

many thakns,

Keitk Amor

Hello and Welcome..

My name is ***** ***** Im happy to help / advise...

Can I just ask - what mileage is on the car?

How long has it been doing this ? and has it started doing this after any work of any sort was done on the car??

Kind Rgds, MIKE................................
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hello Mike,

In answer to your quetions, I can reply as follows:

1. The car has covered just over 100,000 miles and been regularly serviced.

2. It has been doing this for a couple of weeks and notbfollowing any work done on the car.

I hope this assists,


Keith Amor

Hello Keith - Thank you for your reply and info..

I do apologise for the delay, I had to be off with illness Im afraid..

Now - just further to this issue you have Keith , I need you to check something for me.. I need you to check the engine oil level... I know it may sound odd to you but there is a very good reason for this which I'll come back to -

I need you to be sure it / the car has been stood at least an hour cold.. then check the oil level... It needs to be dead on the level mark - or lower.. not any higher. Let me know what you find... but to explain a little, if the engine oil level is too high that affects the V tec system and will cause exactly as you describe with your faults.

If its too high - drain some off...or tale the opportunity to renew the engine oil and filter if its old at all... Again - if its too high even marginally, that will be the cause of your fault.. if not , we can carry on....

Once again, my sincere apologies for the delay in my reply -

Im very pleased to have helped you - Do let me know if you need anything more --

*** Meanwhile - - >>>> Please do click on the "OK/ Excellent ratings" for me - Thank you in advance for that...

You can and are most welcome to get back to me anytime you might need - clicking the OK ratings does not close you out at all..

Kind Rgds, MIKE.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hello Mike,


Many thanks for your answer.


I did as you suggested and am pleased to advise the problem is resolved. Brilliant!


Many thanks indeed,




Keith Amor