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#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 ?
May 06, 2013 (6:02 am)
Did you get new tires recently?
#5868 of 5901 Re: - [dudleyr]
May 07, 2013 (6:55 pm)
same tires since last year
#5869 of 5901 Re: Cabin Air Filter Replacement Easy as 123 [Honda30]
Jun 11, 2013 (5:00 am)
Honda30, I was just looking for this. My dealer wants $90 to replace the cabin filter and $60 for the engine air filter! I have a 2009 Accord EX. Of course, I live in Brooklyn, NY so things are high but that seems ridiculous. I am no mechanic but I am handy so I am sure if you can give me a bit of advice I can do this - I would really appreciate it. Thanks, Nick P
#5870 of 5901 Re: Cabin Air Filter Replacement Easy as 123 [nickjp57]
Jun 11, 2013 (5:09 am)
You can get the cabin and engine air filters at Walmart for around $20. It's a five minute job to replace either. I've done it on my dad's 2008. The cabin filter sits behind the glove box door. Just release the stops on the door so it tilts down and the CAF will be revealed. For more info go to YouTube and search on accord cabin air filter. There should be multiple videos on how to change it. The engine air filter is about the same cost and about same difficulty. $90 and $60 seems like a pure money maker for the dealer.