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#337 of 367 Re: Clicking noise [tamtly]
Oct 19, 2013 (7:37 am)
I had sunglasses in the small compartment above the head. It was rattling for a few months. Drove me nuts at low speeds; had no idea. I thought it was manufacturing issues in the front somewhere inside...
Keep that sunglass compartment empty!
#338 of 367 Re: Clicking noise [jimmytulsa]
Oct 27, 2013 (11:38 am)
Very funny ! It applies too all year models (both on my previous 2001 Accord and on my present 2012 Accord it happened).
Initially I kept arguing with my wife about that rattle for ... months. She said it was coming from the left side, I was saying it was coming from the right side. After a while we realized it was from the sunglasses box, above our heads, so from between us. That's why the rattle was coming from her left side, and also from my right side !
Actually it matters how you put the eyeglasses in that box. In one position it rattles, in the other position it doesn't !
#339 of 367 Re: Clicking noise [rodut]
Oct 27, 2013 (12:12 pm)
I had that sunglass rattle too. I was just happy to fix it!
another solution is to get one of the soft case/sleeves for the glasses. Put them in that before sticking in the holder. No more rattle worries.
actually, some years back I had a pair of prescription suns in my Accord in that holder. They actually melted enough to warp slightly, so one lens never stayed in right after that.
#340 of 367 scheduled maintenance
Oct 28, 2013 (12:33 pm)
Hi all. I am at 5600 mi. on my new Accord and the oil life monitor says I have 40% left. (Which I take to mean somewhere between and 31 and 40 per the manual.) While I don't question the oil life going up to maybe 8-9K, it seems like a long time to wait for a tire rotation. I bought (didn't intend to, but dealer F&I guy threw in to sweeten the warranty deal) a 36,000 mile maintenance plan. I assume that means only what the car's computer says it needs/wants at a given mileage. Question is, how many "free" services can I expect through the first 36K, and do you all also wait for the car to recommend a tire rotation? I've always had that done every 5K.
#341 of 367 Re: Clicking noise [stickguy]
Oct 28, 2013 (12:42 pm)
A felt or foam liner would have been nice. Mine seem to fit well enough they don't make any noise. But I have been known to obsess over other very minor sounds... Changing out a noisy aspirator (temp sensor fan) in the headliner of our Yukon a couple years ago was so very satisfying. Nobody else noticed it, but it was ALL I could hear for weeks. Wife was surprised to see so many trim and headliner pieces laying on the ground, but I got it done and put back together. And could then direct my attention to what turned out to be a rattling exhaust heat shield. $30 to the muffler shop guy with the welder, best money ever spent.
#342 of 367 Re: scheduled maintenance [ahightower]
Oct 28, 2013 (2:38 pm)
I hadn't even thought of tire rotation. I have 6500 miles on mind and the oil life gauge is also at 40%, so I'm sure it will be nearly 10k before an oil change. I guess my inclination is to do them both at the same time. Eventually I'll buy tires locally and they provide free rotation so I'll do it separately from the oil maintenance.
#343 of 367 Re: scheduled maintenance [suydam]
Oct 28, 2013 (3:03 pm)
Rotate your tires every 7000 miles for best results.. I do mine every 5 to 6k . Your out of your mind waiting 10 k on regular oil change in your Accord. You should be changing it now. Oil changes are so inexpensive why take a chance. You do not have synthetic oil in your Accord from the factory. Dont gauge your oil life from a computer it never does know when oil is breaking down.
just my 2 cents thou..
#344 of 367 Re: scheduled maintenance [brian125]
Oct 28, 2013 (3:31 pm)
Honda does things differently now. They have computer readings that measure the viscosity and such of the oil to determine when an oil change will be, and it will differ depending on types of driving. Mine will probably be longer this time because it was spring and summer and not so much cold starts and snowy roads as in winter. The service people tell you to wait until the wrench icon shows up on the dash to schedule maintenance. They do not recommend doing it on your own schedule just because you have always done it that way. Most cars have much longer waits now between oil changes anyway. My Nissan was 7500 miles. Honda has built a reputation for long lasting engines so I'm following their recommendations.
#345 of 367 Re: scheduled maintenance [ahightower]
Oct 28, 2013 (6:11 pm)
well, you are supposed to go in when it hits 15%. so based on my experience, you will probably be right about 7,500 miles. Which just happens to be right around where our (former) odyssey, and current RDX, seem to come do. Also about the longest I would be willing to go!
I am fine with rotating the tires on that schedule too. I doubt doing it at 5k is going to make much difference. But, if it bothers you, just use a tire shop to have it done when you want, instead of having the dealer do it.
#346 of 367 Re: scheduled maintenance [suydam]
Oct 29, 2013 (3:55 am)
>Honda ... have computer readings that measure the viscosity and such of the oil to determine when an oil change will be
Do you have any links for information about how that is done by Honda?