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75,000 mile service

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by chadcharb, May 21, 2010.

  1. chadcharb

    chadcharb Well-Known Member VIP

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    i have a 95 dx just hi 75k and im just curious what the service is? googled it and didnt find anything
     
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    Slow&Delirious isn't fast or furious

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    It could vary from dealer to dealer, but I think a 60k service is timing belt, water pump, plugs, oil change, and trans and coolant flush

    a 15k service is an oil change tire rotate and balance, so it could be any of that or a combination, and these are numbers and facts from Kia so........ i could be way off with honda
     
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    chadcharb Well-Known Member VIP

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    i know for sure the timing belt isnt until 90k
     
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    [FONT=Times New Roman, Helvetica, sans-serif]Intermediate Service Intervals
    Mileage: 15,000 - 45,000 - 75,000 - 105,000 - etc.
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    • [FONT=Times New Roman, Helvetica, sans-serif]Engine oil and filter - replace[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Times New Roman, Helvetica, sans-serif]Fluid levels - top off all[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Times New Roman, Helvetica, sans-serif]Lube hinges, locks, latches, and hood cable[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Times New Roman, Helvetica, sans-serif]Front / Rear brakes - visual inspection[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Times New Roman, Helvetica, sans-serif]Transmission fluid - drain & refill[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Times New Roman, Helvetica, sans-serif]Lights - check operation[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Times New Roman, Helvetica, sans-serif]Clutch - adjust if applicable[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Times New Roman, Helvetica, sans-serif]Battery posts - inspect & clean[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Times New Roman, Helvetica, sans-serif]Fuel lines, tank, lines & connections - inspect[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Times New Roman, Helvetica, sans-serif]Adjust valve clearance if applicable[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Times New Roman, Helvetica, sans-serif]Tires - balance rear tires and rotate to front; adjust pressure & inspect tire wear pattern[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Times New Roman, Helvetica, sans-serif]Coolant system - Inspect & test protection[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Times New Roman, Helvetica, sans-serif]Wiper blades - check operation & wear[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Times New Roman, Helvetica, sans-serif]Park brake - adjust & lube as needed[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Times New Roman, Helvetica, sans-serif]Air filter - inspect[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Times New Roman, Helvetica, sans-serif]Exhaust system - inspect[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Times New Roman, Helvetica, sans-serif]Suspension mounting bolts - inspect[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Times New Roman, Helvetica, sans-serif]15,000/45,000/105,000 - additional cost for cooling system service[/FONT]
     
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    wait, how do you have a '95 with only 75k?
     
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    chadcharb Well-Known Member VIP

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    oh yeah, now i remember. i posted in that thread. lol

    most of the stuff you need to do can be done in your own garage.
     
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    chadcharb Well-Known Member VIP

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    oh i know i can do it all i was just curious what it was that needed to be done
     
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    Just so you know, on a high age/low mileage car, you need to pay as much attention to the time interval as the mileage interval. By that I mean if the timing belt is 90k miles or 7 years, it's whichever comes FIRST. In essence, I suspect you probably need to do a lot of things by that point that the mileage would say you're clear on, like flushing the brake fluid or coolant (which of course you'd do with the water pump and timing belt anyway). In my experience, here are the critical things you want to do on a lower mileage car to save grief down the road:

    1) Transmission fluid. Absolutely drain and fill it as often as you can afford to (15k, 30k tops). This gets neglected the most and also will cost the most for ignoring it. A drain and fill is only $20 for 3 qts of Honda ATF Z1 from the dealer (get the washer for the plug too). Cheaper than a $1800 rebuild eh?

    2) PCV valve. Don't let it get clogged up, it leads to oil leaks and those are generally expensive (or time consuming if you DIY) to fix.

    3) Thermostat. I should've made it #2- Honda doesn't routinely replace them, but I will tell you right now if it gives out, oyu may not notice the gauge until you have a $1000 head gasket problem on your hands.

    4) Timing Belt and Water Pump. This is misleading, you need to do a couple of other things while you're in there- the tensioner pulley and the oil seals. Absolutely replace the cam seal and crank seal while you are at it, and the valve cover gasket if it seems brittle when you take it off. In case you haven't heard about it (I'm assuming you have by your post count) the timing belt snapping would bend your valves and cost you a head so you want to dodge that one for sure.

    5) Always use synthetic oil. You engine will last longer with lower oil consumption and sludging, plain and simple.

    6) Check out all your boots- CV axles, sway bar end links, upper and lower ball joints, tie rod ends, and power steering rack boots are all rubber and will rot and crack with age, keep an eye on that stuff.

    7) Check all your hoses. Including all those little hoses (there are 4 on your car)- you lose coolant out those hoses just as fast as the big radiator hoses. Basically if you replace every component of your cooling system (hoses, thermostat, water pump, and the radiator if it looks bad enough) you can confidently drive the car anywhere.

    That's my $.02 worth as someone who has worked on a lot of 92-95 civics and seen what happens when those things don't get attention. Air filters and spark plugs are important too, but if you really want to keep the car on the road for a LONG time to come, keep an eye on all of those things I mentioned.
     
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    chadcharb Well-Known Member VIP

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    thanks for that little write up there. I'm just glad that I'm a mechanical person and don't have to pay people to work on my car
     
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