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Honda Prelude, Coupe
#2447 of 2496 Re: 7 years [nyccarguy]
May 15, 2009 (6:51 am)
Hey there - any recommendation on TIRES for the Prelude SH? Time to get new ones and wondering if you would select anything other than the Bridgestone Performance ones recommended by Honda?
#2448 of 2496 Re: 10 w40 [preludefan]
May 15, 2009 (12:04 pm)
R U sure it is burning oil instead of some kind of leak - when the low oil light comes on, you only have about 2 qts of oil or less left. So, if you do oil change every 5K and this time 7K, that means by the time you change your oil, it will be 2.5+ qts low. It just seems weird to me. I would check for several things in the next 5k miles:
1. Any oil leaking from underneath the car - from the drain bolt and filter area
2. Check oil level immediately after the oil change
3. Check oil level at least once per month and keep track of oil consumption
Some Prelude burns oil, but very few is that bad to cause the oil light on.
#2449 of 2496 Re: 10 w40 [shmang]
May 15, 2009 (5:51 pm)
Thanks for the reply. One other thought is perhaps the shop cheated on the amount of oil they put in. That's one way to goose profitability. But a risky venture for sure. I doubt it, but you never know.
I park my car in my garage and there is no oil on the garage floor, so if it's leaking, it's not obvious.
I'll have to mention it to the shop and have them check. I wish I had more time to do myself, but not at this stage in my life - career on the road, young kids, etc. I'm just happy to keep my Prelude!
I'm also in the market for new tires. I went to Tire Rack and it said that the Bridgestone Potenza's got the best ratings and those are the ones recommended for this car, so I guess I'll stick with them ($102/tire). The Yokohama S drive came close in the ratings though ($89/tire)
#2450 of 2496 Re: 10 w40 [preludefan]
May 15, 2009 (6:32 pm)
Sure. That's why I recommended item #2 - if they put in 1.5 qts less and your car burnt 1.5 qts in 7k miles (which is definitely in the normal range), that can trigger the oil light. But, just check them where you suspect there is a chance to cause low oil level and you will find out before your next oil change.
As far as tires, it is totally depends on how you drive and your location. But, tirerack gives you very detailed information to help you to choose the right one. Good luck.
#2451 of 2496 Re: 10 w40 [preludefan]
May 17, 2009 (11:47 am)
Hey, we all wish we could do more ourselves! What year is your car?
Do you still have the stock bridgestone potenza tires on your car?
I have the Yokohama S drive tires on my car and they are fantastic. Excellent wet & dry adhesion...just make sure you take em off the car before the white stuff starts to fall.
Tire racks website is helpful, but their employees are REALLY helpful.. Call them up and see what they say.
You said your car has 70K miles on it...have you had the timing belt/water pump/balance shaft belt service done yet? Have you had the spark plugs chaged?
#2452 of 2496 Re: 10 w40 [nyccarguy]
May 22, 2009 (9:58 am)
I guess you asked some questions that is way beyond what he knows - at least based on his post, he just like to drive the car and hand the rest to a mechanic type of person. I will do that when I lost interest in doing all the maintenance - maybe another 10 years from now though... who knows.
#2453 of 2496 BMW, MB etc
May 22, 2009 (10:02 am)
My neighbor just traded in his 2007 Mazda 3 and got a CPO BMW 328i - It seems there are deals for BMW and MB - As he told me he could of bought the MB C300 instead if the color is right. Sounds interesting...
I would do the same thing with my wife's car if she likes the feeling of sporty sedan like BMW, Infiniti. But, no luck yet, I am still working on that.
#2454 of 2496 There are deals out there
May 22, 2009 (7:49 pm)
My best friend loves Infinitis. He just turned in an '07 FX35 Sport lease and his wife's truck is a QX56. He wanted another FX or maybe an M, but the lease dealsare no where near what they were 2 years ago. He walked into an MB dealership to drive an ML & E. He and his wife both LOVED the E350. He picked up a GORGEOUS, brand new, 2009 E350 4Matic with NAV & AMG package for a little more than $11K off sticker. He also got 1.9% financing for 66 months!
#2455 of 2496 Re: There are deals out there [nyccarguy]
May 23, 2009 (5:28 am)
Wow, $11k off sticker, that is an excellent deal, especially on E class Mercedes. Make me want to go car shopping NOW...
But, since I just got my M45 and is not ready to part with the Prelude, I guess I have to wait for couple of years. But then again, my son will be driving and I can get a sports coupe - something like the 370Z (or what ever is comparable at the time). Until then, I will need to do a good job maintaining my Prelude so I can still drive 2 cars that I enjoy alternatively, which is not too bad.
#2456 of 2496 Re: There are deals out there [shmang]
May 24, 2009 (6:15 pm)
I'm definitely getting the itch, but I promised myself I'd keep my Prelude as a daily driver for 10 years before I get something else.
Right now the car to get is a CPO BMW 335i sedan... I've seen people purchasing them for high $20s (2 years old).