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Honda Odyssey, Auto Repair, Van
Discuss routine maintenance issues here. For solving of specific problems, please check the topic list.
#61 of 745 Hondabob wax
May 12, 2003 (10:23 am)
I am a rookie into this cult that I just found. We all seem to be attracted to this product called Zaino. To me at least it is worth every penny I spent. Let me warn you that the first day is a back breaker, but the outcome will make you very very happy.
Over at the maintenance forum, here is the link.
lapvn "Zaino Car Polishes/Products--Your Experiences (Part 2)" May 12, 2003 11:14am
I just started with this stuff about a month ago. It all depends on how much time, effort and money you want to spend in the beginning.
#62 of 745 timing belt
Jul 06, 2003 (3:13 pm)
I have a 99 Odyssey approaching 105,000 miles. Manual recommends changing timing beltat 100,000 miles but it costs $800. Is it necessary to get this done ASAP?
Jul 07, 2003 (6:23 am)
$800??? That seems high for this service. Have you checked the Edmund's Maintenance Guide? It will list the parts and labor costs in your area. Click on the link in the left side bar to go to the Guide.
#64 of 745 Re: scruplek timing belt
Jul 07, 2003 (7:17 am)
$800 Where do you live? Timing belt for 99 and up Odyseey is $269,95 in So California. If you add water pump and other stuffs price will go up. But not $800.-
#65 of 745 Recommended/ scratch leather seat repair
Jul 07, 2003 (8:57 am)
Does anyone have a suggestion for repairing a scratch on the 3rd row beach seat of my 2003 Ody ?
It is so bad luck that a piece of sharp metal rubs through the top surface to create a 4 inch long line on the surface. Fortunately, it does not break through the whole layer, but only on the top surface. However, it looks really bad.
I heared something before such as a repair kit or repair glue (adhesive), which can be used to fix this problem. In fact, if I push both sides together it look just fine, but I definetly need something to do so. I've looked for leather repair kits on the web and haven't come up with anything close to this, only find a repair kit to fix holes or cuts through the whole layer (so backing patch is used), but I do not think it is what I need.
#66 of 745 Honda Coolant
Jul 07, 2003 (4:06 pm)
Honda's maintenance manual insists that genuine Honda coolant be used in my 2000 Odyssey. It even says if I have to use a different brand in an emergency to flush it out ASAP and replace with Honda coolant.
Is Honda coolant that much different from others? Has anyone had any bad experience by not sticking to Honda coolant?
#67 of 745 re: Honda Coolant
Jul 07, 2003 (5:34 pm)
Honda specified their own coolant and transmission fluid. Honda coolant probably is the same as others, but big question is warranty. Would you like to take the risk if Honda void their warrany due to aftremarket coolant?
#68 of 745 more info on timing belt
Jul 08, 2003 (9:58 am)
I called the dealership back and got more info. They say it is a package deal: 750 bucks plus tax includes changing two belts and new water pump. Should I go to a private mechanic instead?
#69 of 745 Re: Timing Belt again
Jul 08, 2003 (11:46 am)
For 99 Odyssey you pay $34.60 for Timing belt and $86.70 for new water pump check out www.ahmotor.com website price. In oder to get to timing belt you have to remove water pump. So to replace water pump with timing belt should just add water pump cost plus shop supply not double labor. Should be around $400 bucks my estimate. They are taking you to cleaners. Go to other dealers or call your local independant shop.
#70 of 745 safe jacking points
Aug 04, 2003 (5:45 pm)
I don't yet have a repair manual for my 2003 Odyssey. Does anyone know where the proper front and rear jacking points are if you are using a floor jack? Thanks.