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#122 of 263 Re: here's the mileage for Fit maintenance [jfehribach]
Mar 24, 2008 (8:32 am)
From Honda Fit's website, it states the engine has the 100K +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-Ups interval with the exception of fluid and filter changes.
My Fit sport is at 59K miles and the engine purrs as it was when it was new. I'm definitely not changing the spark-plugs and will follow Honda's recommendation.
I do need to start shopping for new tires. I'm still on the original Dunlops and doing the penny test, its now on Lincoln's mid-hair.
I heard from an Accord owner that the maintenance minder can be reset by pushing the trip button for 5-10 sec while on the oil minder. It will go back to zero. If it is mileage independent, then it should correct itself from 100% to whatever the level was before right?
#123 of 263 Re: here's the mileage for Fit maintenance [kagedude]
Mar 24, 2008 (9:32 am)
The Maintenance Minder is not so smart as to being able to know whether or not your reset is bona fide. It is not 100% mileage dependent, nor is it independent. However, it assumes that your reset is due to an actual bona fide action. If you reset, for instance, without changing the oil at all, the percentage will be back at 100%, and go from there on the basis of all the variables that the MM is supposed to take into consideration.
#124 of 263 ...other concern with maintenance minder
Apr 02, 2008 (9:06 am)
I am about to get a 2008 Fit Sport and I don't mind the maintenance minder for any other related items in maintenace (which is very good) but when it comes to oils/filter changes, which I like to do myself, i wonder if anyone knows how to reset the minder off once you have changed your own oil and filter...
Has anyone found this out?....for the Fits in specific?...
Thanks for any help...
#125 of 263 Re: ...other concern with maintenance minder [svofan2]
Apr 02, 2008 (9:39 am)
I haven't done it on our Fit, but resetting the Maintenance Minder on Honda cars generally works this way:
(1) Hold down the tripmeter reset button;
(2) Turn the ignition to "ON";
(3) Keep holding the tripmeter button, something like 10 seconds;
(4) Turn the ignition to "OFF."
This should reset the MM by the time you turn the engine on again.
Please, everyone, jump in to correct me if I'm wrong.
#126 of 263 One of those days when you feel good about your Fit purchase.
Apr 04, 2008 (5:02 pm)
My 2007 Fit Sport manual is a nick below 60K miles, 2 years old and is due for the NY inspection. I figured I needed to replace my brakes so I stopped by the Honda dealership to pick up some brake pads... they were charging $71 for brake pads while their price online/shipped from the same store is only $53. What a rip! Luckily I didn't buy it. My family mechanic looked at the brakes without knowing the mileage yet and he said my brake pads are still new. I said over 50%? He said more like over 60%. To his shock to see the mileage. Haha. It would be cool to reach 100K miles with the original pads.
One thing I can't save on are tires... Its going to cost me $500 with alignment but at least I saved myself $250 for the pad and cut-rotor job. I don't want to stray too much from the Dunlop stock. It gave me close to 60K miles of even wear. I'm going to try the Dunlop Signature tire. Supposedly, its quieter and sticks more than the SP 31.
The Fit is definitely a low cost maintenance car. I drove off my mechanic's shop with $10 less in my pocket.
#127 of 263 Required maintenance - B1
Apr 07, 2008 (5:56 pm)
I'm from Canada, Ontario and I got a remainder for B1 maintenance code on my Fit. I decided to go as usually at my dealer for an oil change as I did previous with the A1 code. My surprise came when he gave me the estimate = 202.88$ + tax. When I asked what is included in that price he show me the description: oil change + aprox. 10 inspections points. The price for an oil change is 38.88$ + tax which will result in 164$ in inspection work.
My question: Is this inspection for B1 mandatory? I agree to pay for an oil change, but not an extra 164$ for 20-30 min of dealer work as inspection.
#128 of 263 Re: Required maintenance - B1 [rogerius]
Apr 07, 2008 (7:01 pm)
How many miles do you have on your Fit?
IMHO, I would have the dealer just rotate the tires and change the oil. All the checks and inspects, you can do on your own.
The number 1 is to rotate tires.
The maintenance minder B is for below.
Replace engine oil*1 and oil filter
Inspect front and rear brakes
Check parking brake adjustment
Inspect tie rod ends, steering gear box, and boots
Inspect suspension components
Inspect driveshaft boots
Inspect brake hoses and lines (including ABS)
Inspect all fluid levels and condition of fluids
Inspect exhaust system#
Inspect fuel lines and connections#
#129 of 263 Re: Required maintenance - B1 [kagedude]
Apr 08, 2008 (3:32 am)
Thanks Kagedude for your advice. I got 19.000Km (11.875miles) on my Fit for B1 code.
Is possible the dealer to say the warranty is void because they didn't make all those checks and inspects? Did you find in the owner's manual to show those inspects are mandatory?
#130 of 263 One or two plugs per cylinder?
Apr 08, 2008 (6:46 am)
I read a piece on the Honda VTEC engines that said they had two plugs per cylinder. Does this apply to the 1.5L FIT engine? Looks like I can only find one plug per cylinder with a coil-on-plug arrangement. Might there be another plug hiding under the intake manifold? It will be a long time before it is time for plugs, but I am interested more in the engine's design at this point.
#131 of 263 Re: Required maintenance - B1 [rogerius]
Apr 08, 2008 (2:14 pm)
I have 59,600 miles on my 2 year old Fit Sport and I've never had the dealership do a B maintenance.... I do go every 6K miles for an oil change and every 12K miles for a tire rotation. I've never had issues with my Honda dealership regarding warranty coverage.. not that the Fit needs a lot of dealer trips. Only warranty issue I had was my A/C switch breaking when it was brand new.
I got the B schedule from Honda's owner link. Inspects and checks are what it is... inspects and checks. A lot of the fluids have level indicators... (brake, oil, tranny, power steering). IMHO, I am 99% sure your brake, power steering and tranny fluid levels are okay. 11K miles vs 59K miles? Your's is a baby.