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#1817 of 2264 CEL P1457 1998 Honda Accord
Aug 10, 2009 (3:13 pm)
I know that this has been discussed here before but I wanted to know if anyone has bought an evap canister & shut off valve for their Accord at any discount parts store and if so where. local shop replaced the evap bypass solenoid and 2 way valve to fix P1457 code for $370.00 including diag fee. CEL is still on and they want to install the new part for $283.00. I can install part myself just needs to know best Honda parts online store to order from.
#1818 of 2264 Re: SWITCHING FROM REGULAR TO SYNTHETIC OIL [bajajoes]
Aug 10, 2009 (3:18 pm)
I am sure synthetic oil is fine, but to me it isn't worth the extra expense. I know some cars like Mercedes require synthetic oil, in which case you should keep up with that. Consumer Reports said they could find no obvious difference in either oils, perhaps if you drive very hard miles, it would be worth it.
#1819 of 2264 Oil Testing and Evaluation
Aug 11, 2009 (10:32 am)
If any posters on the Forum are interested in having their oil evaluated the link is:
www.oaitesting.com Phone# 877-458-3315 Oil Analyzers Inc.
A sample kit for testing and 2 way UPS shippimg cost $27.85 when I last used it.
It involves taking a midstream sample when you change oil.
You will recieve a detailed analyisis of your oil and a phone number to talk to a representative if you want a more detailed explanation regarding what the evaluation means.
They test Oil, Fuel, and Coolants.
#1820 of 2264 Re: Oil Testing and Evaluation [bajajoes]
Aug 11, 2009 (1:11 pm)
Can these people who analyze oil tell you that sludge is building up in your engine or not? I doubt it, since every engine is different. The oil from two different engines could look the same, but not protect the same, in those different engines. I'm not convinced these companies can see inside my engine, by looking at my oil.
#1821 of 2264 Re: Oil Testing and Evaluation [elroy5]
Aug 11, 2009 (1:51 pm)
Oil sludge appears mainly in certain engines that have not been well-designed. Toyota comes to mind in that regard, not Honda. Honda apparently has had trouble with some of its transmissions but not oil sludge, not that I have heard of. Of course if an owner never changes the oil that will damage any engine.
#1822 of 2264 Re: Oil Testing and Evaluation [elroy5]
Aug 11, 2009 (2:04 pm)
What kind of vehicle and engine did you expierence a sludge build up in?
#1823 of 2264 Re: Oil Testing and Evaluation [bajajoes]
Aug 11, 2009 (5:49 pm)
When my 92 Accord (stock F22 engine) had just over 100k miles on it, the pickup screen on the oil pump got clogged up enough that the oil light would come on at low rpm (idle). This was despite 3,000 mile oil changes (religiously). Apparently, it doesn't take much to clog up these screens, because there have been other Accords with the same problem. This engine (03 V6) may not have the same type of screen, but I'm going to try synthetic, and see how many miles I can get that way. I plan to have this car for a long time.
#1824 of 2264 Re: Oil Sludge Buildup [elroy5]
Aug 11, 2009 (6:11 pm)
Did you get it New or Used? (miles if used)
I read that you are in Louisana so I was wondering if driving conditions were
rural, pavement or some combination of both?
When I was on the farm in Ks. conditions were frequently dusty with gravel roads
which necessitated more frequent everything.
The only way I know of checking on Sludge Buildup is dropping the oil pan or taking off a valve cover.
Oil analyisis only tells oil condition.
#1825 of 2264 Re: Oil Sludge Buildup [bajajoes]
Aug 11, 2009 (7:06 pm)
I was checking '92 Honda Accords on Edmunds Review of them and according to
them '91,'92, and '93 Accords had "significant" engine problems but I didn't run across sludge buildup as an issue.
You may want to pull it up and see if their listed Reliability reports mesh with your experiences.
There was some interesting reading and responses by consumers,
almost all of which were very favorable.
#1826 of 2264 Oil Prior to 1999
Aug 12, 2009 (11:50 am)
I ran across a message on the Forum:
Honda Accord (1990-1993) Maintenance and Repair
On Page# 1 and Msg# 7 the writer states that oil prior to 1999 was not as effective
as current oils in regards to sludge buildup.
Can anyone expand on this and explain why?