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#5012 of 5901 Maintenance on 2ish year old 2007 Accord Coupe 4-cyl at 24784/26807 miles
Dec 29, 2009 (2:44 pm)
Back on 11/11/2009, I took my wife's 2007 Accord coupe in for an oil change at the dealer. It wasn't too bad, they only charged $25.41 total for the oil change and all the checks. The maintenance minder display indicated sub code "a." The one thing I didn't do was get a tire rotation and usually I have a coupon that includes this.
The mileage at the time was 24784 (right now, the car is at 26807 miles). Everything in their multi-point vehicle inspection checklist was fine except they said I need to take care of the air and cabin filters. I was expecting to change this at 30k miles but I guess it could be due now since it's been a little over 2 years since ownership of the car (we bought new in late 2007).
Planning on taking care of this myself by first taking a printout from http://www.handa-accessories.com/ and getting the dealer to match the price for both the filters.. Not sure if there's anything else I should look out for.
I'll try to see if I can get the tires rotated and balanced soon too. Otherwise, I think that's all I need to do to get the car at 100%.
Not putting any Synthetic oil in the car like I've been doing in my 2004 Honda Accord (which has been handed off to my sister) and my current 2008 IS 350. If I was to do it, I'm not sure how long it should last and everything.
Anyone else with a 2007 Accord doing Mobil 1? How often do you go on your oil and filter with it? With my 2004 Accord I go 10k miles in between oil changes, the same amount I could have gone w/ standard oil as per the manual. and on the filter, I could go 20k miles since the manual says to replace the filter every 20k miles ( I usually just do every 10k though)
Dec 29, 2009 (3:00 pm)
I use mobil one in my 2007 I4. I go by the minder pretty much - sometimes go over a little. Usually change at 9k or so. Not real big into super long intervals.
I prefer synthetic for the small mpg gain (I use 0w-20), better cold starting (gets well below zero in SD) and overall peace of mind knowing I am using better than the standard spec oil. I expect the engine to go about 300,000 miles with no major problems. Have about 76k right now.
#5014 of 5901 Re: VEHICLE DRIFTS TO THE RIGHT [lbirunner]
Dec 29, 2009 (4:48 pm)
ALL ACCORDS have alignment issues!!! I test drove several accords 2006-2007 models and they were all off from the factory!!!My 2007 SE has been realigned 2 times and the tires are feathering. I have kept the tires inflated within the tires specifications at all times as I have a compressor at my house and religious keep them up. I know Honda will say it's my fault since they do not admit to making vehicles with problems!!! My old 1992 accord had this issue also. It took many alignments before SOMEONE who KNEW what he was doing finally got it close to right. I had a set of Michelin x-ones that wore smooth across the tread for 789xx miles so it must have been right or it would not have wore smoothly. The 07 SE has 24K and is feathering or some other term that I can't explain and it makes me sick that I'll have to pay out of my pocket to get it aligned most likely it will NOT be correct. These cars are x-tremely hard to get correctly aligned. Either the factory has set the camber way off- MOST LIKELY- or the operators of the alignment machines don't know how to operate their machinery!!!! The room for variation in the alignment process commonly know as TOLERANCE- should not be allowed because if it is within tolerance it will not be aligned correctly. HONDA doesn't have ANY room for tolerance!!! Literally and figuratively!!!
#5015 of 5901 Re: Christmas Present [tallman1]
Dec 29, 2009 (5:01 pm)
I recently experienced the loud screeching noise associated with so called low brake pads. The warning sound scared the*&$# out of me. I went to the dealership and they checked the brakes and said I had 90% on the front and about 80% on the rear. Why did it sound if the pads were not low???? I don't drive hard or in heavy traffic often. Any clues??? These pads are poorly constructed and made of inferior material as it has been an ongoing issue with hondas for several years!!!! Likewise with the rotors. The car had 21K miles on it at the time.
#5016 of 5901 Re: - [dudleyr]
Dec 29, 2009 (5:25 pm)
I've been going by the maintenance minder and use Mobil 1 5-w 20. I usually get about 6000-6500 miles per change. Anyone know of a couple of web sites that sell genuine Honda parts at wholesale prices on the EAST coast??? handa- accessories is located in California and the shipping charges to the east coast is way too high for my budget!!! I QT. of transmission fluid would be over $10. One air filter over $30??? Thanks!
#5018 of 5901 How to fix the plastic "cover" around the seat
Dec 29, 2009 (8:15 pm)
2006 Honda Accord EXL.
1) Driver's 8 way power seat was recently opened to check for any problems with lumbar and no problems found. The seat was put back. However, i see that the plastic cover that goes around the seat did not snap in correctly on the driver's left hand side towards the end of the seat i.e. in front of the pillar in between the front and rear seats.
Does anyone know how to fix this ? I tried to snap it in manually but it wont and there is a gap there. (The part is 37 in the driver's seat picture on http://estore.honda.com)
2) The upholstery shop who removed the seat scratched the side kick panel(inner side) near the bottom of the seat. How do I replace this ? Is this just a pull up and put in the new one ? (The part is 18 on the picture for floor mat on estore honda)
#5019 of 5901 Re: Maintenance on 2ish year old 2007 Accord Coupe 4-cyl at 24784/26807 mil
Dec 29, 2009 (8:44 pm)
they said I need to take care of the air and cabin filters. I was expecting to change this at 30k miles
For some reason, the MM advises to change these early. I have waited until 30k for mine. Cabin filter was fairly dirty but air cleaner wasn't bad. Both are easy to change, cabin filter especially.
#5020 of 5901 Re: Maintenance on 2ish year old 2007 Accord Coupe 4-cyl at 24784/26807 mil [tallman1]
Dec 29, 2009 (9:00 pm)
thanks tallman1. I've changed the air and cabin filter in both my old 2004 Accord and my dad's 2007 CR-V so I don't anticipate this will be hard.
#5021 of 5901 Re: - [dudleyr]
Dec 29, 2009 (9:04 pm)
dudleyr, seems you're using Mobil 1 for all the reasons I Want to. Here in MD we don't get cold starts terribly often, usually at nights in our cold days I think we're in the 20s or 30s. I'm not sure I would be uing 0w-20. I'd have to check the manual.
and wise1, seems your'e a Mobile 1 user too. But you should be getting more mileage than that right - I Think the oil's usually good for 10k+ miles. For pricing, maybe you can get your dealer match like I'm trying to do.