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Honda Accord, Sedan
#20204 of 20255 Re: what type is it? [caverspencer]
Oct 30, 2007 (11:33 am)
You bet, and welcome to the forums. Next time you have a question, check out any of the Honda Accord forums. One of interest to you might be the "Honda Accord (1994-1997) Maintenance and Repair Forum" which would have been a good place to ask this.
The host often-times will shut very narrow discussions (like this one) down quickly. But please join in some of the others if you dare. They can be a lot of fun; I've learned an awful lot about my car by participating, asking questions, and even sharing some advice from my own experiences!
http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/WebX/.efdf920/">1994-1997 Accord Maintenance and Repair Forum
http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/WebX/.ef7c366/">Accord Real World MPG Forum
Oct 30, 2007 (12:15 pm)
Interestingly, my 1996 Auto 4-cyl Accord will jump from 4th to 2nd, seeming to skip over third. This happens when I've dropped in speed, from say 40 to 23MPH. I hit the gas to get moving again, and it shifts suddenly, and firmly, into second gear.
Nov 19, 2007 (11:55 am)
I have close to 13K miles on my 06 Accord. According to the manual, I'm supposed to wait for the minder to tell me when to rotate the tires. I'm tempted to rotate them now though, since well, it's been 13K miles. Is my understanding correct and how reliable the minder is regarding tire rotation intervals? I trust it for oil change intervals but am not so sure about tires.
#20207 of 20255 Re: tire rotation [tamu2002]
Nov 19, 2007 (3:12 pm)
I usually rotate my tires every 6k miles because that's what the tire maker recommends. I do this myself, because I don't like tire places using air guns to tighten my lug nuts (torquing the lug nuts too much can warp the rotors from what I've heard and they can nick the paint if they aren't careful). I also like to clean the back side of the wheels at the same time.
#20208 of 20255 Re: tire rotation [elroy5]
Nov 19, 2007 (3:20 pm)
Thanks. Maybe rotating the tires will be my next automotive adventure. Is Honda being sloppy here in their tire rotation recommendation by using the minder?
#20209 of 20255 Re: tire rotation [tamu2002]
Nov 19, 2007 (3:53 pm)
I am glad my 03 doesn't have the minder system. I would probably disagree with a lot of what it recommends. Some people find it helpful though, and don't have a problem with the intervals suggested. I like the flexibility of the old way. The minder system doesn't seem to have any flexibility to it. If you re-set the minder because you did one thing ahead of schedule, you've re-set it for everything else too. Hard to teach an old dog new tricks, I guess.
#20210 of 20255 Re: tire rotation [elroy5]
Nov 20, 2007 (1:10 pm)
"If you re-set the minder because you did one thing ahead of schedule, you've re-set it for everything else too. "
That's a good point, which I didn't realize. Is this really true? I reset the minder after the first oil change at 6300 miles. If that reset the tire interval as well, then I'm long overdue for a tire rotation.
#20211 of 20255 Re: tire rotation [tamu2002]
Nov 20, 2007 (3:30 pm)
I don't have the minder system, so I can't say for sure. But it does seem to me that unless you follow the minder system to the letter, it becomes pretty much useless. If I am going to do some maintenance items according to mileage, I may as well do them all that way.
#20212 of 20255 Re: tire rotation [tamu2002]
Nov 21, 2007 (8:00 am)
Yes, the MM system will reset everything. I started letting it go to 15% each time and it works well for me. That keeps everything in order and allows for my poor memory. If there is something that really bothers me, I'll just take care of it. The cabin filter is the only thing I can think of that I did later than the MM suggested.
In the grand scheme of things, letting tire rotation go a few thousand miles longer isn't going to do much harm, IMHO.
#20213 of 20255 Re: tire rotation [tallman1]
Nov 21, 2007 (10:29 am)
I bit the bullet and got the tire rotation done yesterday. I waited 2 h but the service was free at Discount Tire. The wear on the front tires was obviously worse than the rear ones but wasn't bad at all, at least from what I can tell. I drive very gently and don't make sharp turns.
My oil life per the minder is at 20%, which's been consisent so far taking ~6500 miles/6 months to get to 20%. I'll change the oil today.