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#1826 of 2496 Timing belt for 2001 Prelude
Apr 19, 2006 (8:49 am)
Nyc this is from my owner link. It has the maintenance schedule in there. Here is a copy and paste from it...
105,000 mi/168,000 km/7 yrs Scheduled Maintenance
Recommended service for your 2001 Honda Prelude:
Replace engine oil.
Rotate tires (follow pattern on page 210 of your owner's manual).
Replace engine oil filter.
Inspect front and rear brakes.
Check parking brake adjustment.
Inspect tie rod ends, steering gear box and boots.
Inspect suspension components.
Inspect driveshaft boots.
Inspect brake hoses and lines (including ABS).
Check all fluid levels, condition of fluids, and check for leaks.
Inspect cooling system hoses and conditions.
Inspect exhaust system#.
Inspect fuel lines and connections#.
#: See information on maintenance and emissions warranty, last column, page 173 of your owner's manual.
Replace timing belt, balancer belt, and inspect water pump.
Replace spark plugs.
Inspect idle speed.
Inspect valve clearance.
Of course it wouldn't hurt to do it earlier. Of course you always go ahead and REPLACE the water pump.
Apr 19, 2006 (3:25 pm)
Thanks! I'm still 2 solid years away from 105,000 miles.
#1828 of 2496 anyone go to ny auto show?
Apr 24, 2006 (12:05 pm)
i made it to the NY auto show last week. was pretty cool to see some new models coming out this summer / fall. it was very crowded of course. anyone else make it?
my 93 prelude vtec just hit 155,000 mls last month. still running strong, but i think i've got a transmission fluid leak. i need to get it checked out...
#1829 of 2496 Auto Show & Some news
Apr 24, 2006 (6:27 pm)
I went to the NY auto show last Saturday. Every year it gets more and more crowded. I don't mind waiting to sit in cars, but some people are just ridiculous with their digital cameras. In all honesty, you can get much better pictures of any car off the internet. I do like getting in all the cars and seeing the quality of the interior materials. I like seeing some cars in the sheetmetal rather than in pictures.
On Saturday I had my Prelude's windshield replaced. I also had my iPod adapter installed in my car. It is a pioneer adapter made to plug into my aftermarket pioneer radio. Between my iPod and Sirius Satellite Radio, I'm set as far as tunes go.
pointatob: '93 VTEC...very nice. What color is your car? Is it stock? Congrats on the 155K mark. I hope to have my '01 Type SH for that long. It currently has 65K miles on it.
Apr 24, 2006 (6:50 pm)
Given the escalating prices of gas these days, I wanted to see how good I could do as far as gas mileage goes. Last week I averaged just over 26 mpg. This was of course done by setting my cruise control at 62 mph on the highway, shifting between 2500 & 3000 RPM around town, & no VTEC time. It was actually pretty relaxing not having to worry about the police. On the other hand, I was worried about getting run off the road
Apr 25, 2006 (6:33 am)
Nyc I've kinda eased up on the pedal and shift points as well. It makes a big difference of course. No worries about cops, but like you said people were passing me like I was standing still!
Apr 25, 2006 (5:52 pm)
$40 & change to fill my car up on Sunday. I think I paid $3.33 per gallon for Super.
#1833 of 2496 Re: Auto Show & Some news [nyccarguy]
Apr 26, 2006 (11:59 am)
the 93 vtec is brittany blue green with stock everything. i thought several times about changing the wheels, but never did. bought it off the showroom floor in may of 93. we've been together a long time, but the car still drives awesome. i've been thinking about replacing it with the saab 93 sportcombi wagon (2 kids with car seats getting tougher in the prelude). test drove it a few weeks ago, and it was awesome. i had the same feeling driving the sportcombi that i had 13 years ago when testing all the sport coupes on the market and deciding on the prelude...
did you see the sportcombi at the show?
#1834 of 2496 Re: Gas Mileage [timothyaw]
Apr 26, 2006 (12:50 pm)
Its amazing how having a light right foot can help a little bit. I was able to eek out 20.8mpg in my Impala, but at $60-$65 for a tank of gas a different car, maybe a prelude, is looking better and better. In some spots on my commute slowing down to under 65 will most of the time put your life in danger.
NYC: I totally feel where you're coming from w/ the exhaust. If an OEM part is more costly than an aftermarket, I say go with something that adds a little bit to your ride.
Like its already been said the NY Auto show was cool but a mob scene. You wonder what these people toting around $1500 digital cameras are doing. Always cool to see what the used car market is going to look like in a few years.
P.S. Hopefully they will build the Camaro and Challenger concepts!
Apr 26, 2006 (8:31 pm)
Well, I'm sure if you decide to part with your Prelude then you'll have NO TROUBLE finding a buyer for it. You could always keep it as a spare car.
I actually did check out the SportCombi at the auto show (among other wagons). I thought the room in the back was a bit tight. The interior materials were a little cheap (compared to my Prelude). Then there's the torquesteer you'll be dealing with. ANd remember it is a GM product.
I leased a 2000 Saab 9-3 for 3 years (December '99 through December '02). I did not treat the car gingerly (to say the least). The dealer was blabbing about taking it easy during the break-in period. I pulled out of the Dealer's lot on Rte 17 in New Jersey, merged into traffic, looked down at my speedo, and noticed I was going 85 mph. That began my love affair with the turbocharger The car was very reliable. The only trips to the dealer were for oil changes at 5, 10, 20, & 30K miles (dino juice, not synthetic like my Prelude gets) and one time I got swallowed by a pothole on 132nd St & Park Ave in Manhattan. It was a great road car, great seats on long trips.