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#5858 of 5901 Re: oil change interval [wise1]
Apr 11, 2013 (3:30 am)
Seems way too soon to change synthetic oil.
#5859 of 5901 Re: oil change interval [wise1]
Apr 11, 2013 (4:40 am)
Like Mr Shiftright says, Blackstone is one. I have used them and they are good. Call and ask for a container free that they send you to use for shipping the oil. Takes 4-7 days by USPS to get to you. Pack it as they say on website and ship the container buying the stamp (sticker) for it by weight at the post office. The label is on the box already. If you go to PO desk, there is a paper on website to show if the clerk questions oil as being flammable--it's not. $2 to ship. $25 for analysis. I would add on the $10 for additive analysis to see how much is left at your mileage when you send the sample.
Blackstone called me on first one. I don't know if that's typical--mine had a surprise in the analysis showing a slight Na and K increase (sodium and potassium) indicating coolant traces in oil. Turned out to be a seep at the throttle body gasket on 3800--almost a service item.
They show a sample analysis result page you get by mail on first one and by email on successive tests. http://www.blackstone-labs.com/report-explanation.php
They do write helpful comments about the analysis just as they did in the sample. Your old test results are kept on their website IIRC under your email. So if you lose the email you can retrieve them later.
I agree with other post that you might run up mileage more and then change oil, catch sample in middle of drain stream, and it will be worth the $25-35 just to know.
#5860 of 5901 ...after careful research over the almost 8 years.....................
Apr 11, 2013 (5:54 am)
...that this 2005 Honda Accord 6M V-6 coupe has been in my garage..........................
I have been very impressed with the longevity of components......
At circa 130,000 miles, the factory original elements noted below are still in place............
1. Brake compoments
3. The Iridiums
I was at a local bar (eating lunch) and a north valley auto repair shop owner said (I wrote it down on a cocktail napkin (comes with lunch). "Those Iridiums will go 200,000 miles. Who knew? (My OM indicates 105,000 for replacement.)
I sort of feel guilty (this month I plan to replace my 1982 VW diesel pickup - - - with 'nuther VW oil burner at that)
all the best, ez
#5861 of 5901 Re: oil change interval [imidazol97]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 11, 2013 (6:41 am)
Might be worth $25 the first time just to see what 7,500 synthetic oil looks like and how far it has to expiration. That way, you'll know in the future how far to push it.
While I am no fan of wasting money, pushing a synthetic past 7500 seems to me an awfully risky way of saving $75 bucks.
Apr 11, 2013 (7:20 am)
What oil burner are you getting EZ? They don't make a pickup anymore - wish they did.
Toureg? Passat? Jetta? Golf? I came pretty close to a Passat diesel recently, but wound up with another Accord (Stick of course). Hard to beat the reliability and durability. I changed the irridiums at 120k and they still looked fine (already had the new ones so I went ahead with it), Still have front brakes original at 161k, same for clutch. I did have to replace rear brakes because I dented the e-brake cable and it rusted shut, keeping the left rear engaged for a while before I got it fixed.
Only repair in 161k was a new O2 sensor at about 110k. $90 and 15 minutes of my time. Use Mobil one 0w-20 and Pur1 synthetic filters about every 9k.
#5863 of 5901 nice to hear you (cyber) voice Senor Dudley........
Apr 12, 2013 (7:51 am)
VW JSW TDI 6M now alongside HAV-6 6M in my garage.
Love the wagon/dislike the heavy computer presence (plus attorney-written OM - NOT user friendly)
Accord continues with factory original plugs, pads, rotors and clutch at 132,000.
If the TDI can get anywhere close to this Honda from almost any measurement standpoint, I'm one happy (former) sailor.
all the best, ez
#5864 of 5901 Radio Code Not Working
Apr 22, 2013 (10:00 am)
I recently replaced my battery and the radio code is not working, I get ERR 1, 2 etc until I hit all 10 allowed. I disconnected the neg battery terminal to give me another 10 tries but each time it gives me an error. I have used this code successfully every other time I have replaced the battery so I cannot figure out if I am missing a step or if maybe the radio lost its code somehow.
Bascially, the radio (non-NAV BTW), will spell C-O-D-E as I enter the 5 digit code. On the 5th digit, it beeps and displays ERR 1.
Any ideas would be appreciated, this is the same radio and code I have always used.
#5865 of 5901 Re: nice to hear you (cyber) voice Senor Dudley........ [ezshift5]
Apr 22, 2013 (1:09 pm)
Very nice choice with the JSW ez. My mother bought one 2 years ago on my advice and loves it. She has the automatic (her first one), but I can't be too critical, she drove sticks until she was over 70.
Would have been my first choice, but my 3 sons did not have enough legroom in back. Too bad that chassis does not have the leg room of the new Jetta sedan.
No problems yet on my '13 Accord. 2,500 miles is kind of pathetic for me in over 3 months. My projects have changed a little so less travel. My oldest son is driving my '07 - still going strong at 161,000 miles and could probably double that.
#5866 of 5901 Re: Check Fuel Cap [savegas]
May 05, 2013 (5:46 am)
Diagnosed and performed software update at dealer last December and has much better fuel consumption until now.
Again, fuel consumption is back to about ~5 miles less per gallon under the same driving condition and with clean fluids (trans, oil, coolant), clean filters (air filter, cabin filter) and correct psi for tires.
Really don't know why and could be the vehicle on board computer problem ?
Any suggestion ?