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Honda Accord, Sedan
Nov 28, 2008 (9:55 am)
I have a 08 EXL 4cyl with , believe it or not 40 K on it since Oct 07.
99% highway and we get 33-35 mpg. This is figuring it by dividing gal into miles not using the computer on the car. The cars computer is alway 3 less and shows 31 mph. It took about 15 k to break past 28..
Oh never had a single problem
#67 of 75 First "major" repair at 122,566 - Canister Shut Valve -on 2004 Honda Accor
Dec 05, 2008 (7:49 pm)
Posted this over on the Honda Accord (2003-2007) Maintenance and Repair, thought I'd post here too.
A little bit prior to 11/24/2008, 122,566 miles, the check engine light went on in my 2004 Honda Accord EX Sedan Auto w/ Nav. I took it into the dealer and was told it was my Canister Shut valve. I heard mixed stories on what led to it, with one service manager saying that there was nothing I could do to replace it, while another one said that I should have been doing the fuel induction service (something not mentioned in the manual) every 30k miles. The estimate to do this was $410 (including the cost of the oil change - minus the cost of oil though because I brought my own Mobil 1 5w-30 in). However, thankfully I had some random $100 off coupon which had actually expired but they still took it. So my final cost was $319.83 to replace the canister shut valve and oil change.
I wrote a letter to Honda customer care saying I was a bit annoyed with this if it could have been prevented. They called me back and said though the fuel induction service isn't mentioned in the manual, I should listen to what the dealer says specific to my area. Anyone have thoughts on the fuel induction service?
With my car now at 122,566+, I still need to take care of the big ticket items it's due for such as spark plugs, transmission service, and coolant. I'm thinking of emailing the dealers around the area to see if I can get the price low. I have the 120k service in general due, but I'm planning on doing the cabin and air filter myself to soften the blow. Usually, I try to get everything done at firestone since most of the service is just inspections.
#68 of 75 Re: First "major" repair at 122,566 - Canister Shut Valve -on 2004 Honda Accor [srizvi1]
Apr 20, 2009 (4:59 pm)
2004 Honda Accord LX v6 now has 254,688 miles... knock on wood, car still runs well... still averaging 30 plus miles to the gallon, with most miles being highway driving... i continue to change the oil and Honda oil filter every 4,000 miles... would recommend changing the cabin air filter every 20,000 miles here in the South, or anyplace where the pollen count runs high... had been changing the engine air filter every 30,000 miles, though may begin changing it every 25,000 miles, for similar reason why i'm changing the cabin air filter more often... i continue to wash the car every week and wax it regularly too, as it helps with gas mileage.
I would like to find out what others use to clean the cloth upholstery and seatbelts... thanks.
#69 of 75 Re: First "major" repair at 122,566 - Canister Shut Valve -on 2004 Honda Accor [bepick]
Apr 20, 2009 (5:19 pm)
You can clean your seatbelts with mild soap and water. As far as cloth, I use Resolve to clean spots/stains.
#70 of 75 Re: First "major" repair at 122,566 - Canister Shut Valve -on 2004 Honda Accor [bepick]
Apr 21, 2009 (7:57 pm)
I haven't tried everything but I've been very impressed with the Interior Cleaner from Griot's Garage.
I need to use a scrub brush on some stains but this stuff is great.
#72 of 75 03 Accord Coupe 2.4
Apr 24, 2009 (8:24 am)
I just purchased a 2003 Accord coupe with 119k miles on it so this thread is nice to see. My friend picked it up at auction but I checked it out and the car is in great condition, paid $6,500 hope I got a good deal.
#73 of 75 Re: First "major" repair at 122,566 - Canister Shut Valve -on 2004 Honda Accor [bepick]
Jun 17, 2009 (12:09 am)
I have the same problem with my accord V6 this will not affect the operation of your car in any way it detects gas leaks, my evaporator can just went bad and I have 306,000miles so you can see that this has nothing to do with any service,(nerver had the service you mentioned)they go at certain intervals as their lifespan is only so long my accord is a 2000. As a matter of fact most of the dealer expensive services you can do without if you know what to look for yourself I have owned 6 honda accords over the past 15 years and all of them went well over 200k usually i get rid of them for a change not because I have to. Ill see if I can take this V6 to 400K.
#74 of 75 Re: Evacuating Underhood Heat [blufz1]
Jul 28, 2009 (11:37 pm)
It can't hurt, particularly if you live in a hot climate. Here in Tucson, I know several folks who raise the hood when possible.
Jun 04, 2010 (5:53 pm)
I bought my 1997 accord coupe brand new and it's been the best car for 13+ years! I drive this thing hard and I have it's original clutch! I had 2 major repairs. I replaced the main gasket in 2005 and replaced the radiator a couple of years ago. It drives as it did when I drove it off the lot!