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#5750 of 5868 100,000 Mile Maintenance Questions
Oct 29, 2011 (9:35 am)
I have a 2006 honda accord v6 that just hit 100,000 miles. Had the car since new. The only maintenance I have done is oil change every 3,000 miles. At 70,000 miles I changed the transmission fluid. I drive the car mostly highway, with some stop and go during rush hour. Car drives fine. Now that I am above 100,000 miles, what maintenance should I do? Any help here would be appeciated.
#5751 of 5868 Re: 100,000 Mile Maintenance Questions [slacker10000]
Oct 29, 2011 (12:33 pm)
You're due for a timing belt/water pump replacement at 105,000 miles.
#5752 of 5868 Re: 100,000 Mile Maintenance Questions [thegraduate]
Oct 29, 2011 (3:31 pm)
plugs are coming up too. If you haven't done it already, coolant also.
other than that and the normal filters, should be good to go.
Oct 31, 2011 (7:54 am)
My 2007 SE V6 has always had a relatively harsh ride due, I believe, to the low profile tires. I'm considering switching to the 16" wheels that are standard on the 4 cyl. SE, to get higher profile tires. Just wondering if anyone has gone that route, and to what result.
#5754 of 5868 Re: Wheels switch [austinman7]
Oct 31, 2011 (8:28 am)
In my experience low profiles are great on hot tar and really dont belong on your honda.. Of course the ride is harsh.. Look at how much rubber you have and the mileage you get from them is terrible... I never owned my low profiles, I leased them.... Warranties arent worth a dime because 99% of the time you get punctured on the sidewall and if you drive them in Winter you are taking you and your families lives at risk.... I would always get 4 snows on different wheels and put them on in winter if possible.. Some cars just dont have the clearance.. Yours will. My low profiles would get no more than 25, 000 miles and boy could I feel it.
#5755 of 5868 Re: 100,000 Mile Maintenance Questions [stickguy]
Oct 31, 2011 (2:59 pm)
Okay - this may be dumb luck, but after posting this the car makes a funny sound upon accelerating. Looks like I need to bring it in. Sounds like a metal rattling sound when accelerating. Any thoughts here - - looks like the timing belt will have to be on hold here.
#5756 of 5868 Re: 100,000 Mile Maintenance Questions [slacker10000]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Oct 31, 2011 (3:21 pm)
sounds like pinging--perhaps a bad knock sensor.
#5757 of 5868 Re: Wheels switch [austinman7]
Oct 31, 2011 (7:53 pm)
I just replaced the tires on my 07, same model. Put on MXV's this time (the next step up). Supposedly they're supposed to ride a little better, but I can't say I notice any real difference. The tire guy told me with that 55 series tire, you're just not going to get that soft a ride. I can't imagine what those cars with those really ridiculous rims must feel like.
Nov 01, 2011 (8:04 am)
I went from 16 to 15 with my snows. 205/60/16 in summer. and 205/65/15 in winter. I figured the taller sidewall would help in the bad winter driving conditions.
#5759 of 5868 Re: Wheels switch [dolfan1]
Nov 01, 2011 (10:03 am)
Yeah, I see those cars too, with the ultra low profile tires -- looks like they're riding on the rims. Got to be a hard ride.