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Maintenance for a just bought car

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Periculum, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. Periculum

    Periculum Senior Member

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    I know a few things I should do on a just bought car (spark plugs, oil, air filter, belts, hoses) Are there any other maintenance procedures you would suggest for a 91 CRX HF that I just bought about a month ago? Its been running ok, but its only getting 32 MPG and Ive been told by many that it should be getting closer to 40. Just wondering if you guys had any ideas why my MPG would be lower than expected.
     
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    totalburnout Well-Known Member VIP

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    fuel filter? tire pressure?
     
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    How many miles are on the car? Do you have the owners manual? In the owners manual it should have the maintanance schedule.
    Elissa
     
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    Not related to fuel mileage, but don't forget to check your CV boots.
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    IMO, when you get a new car, you should do all the maintance. you don't know if the last owner actually did any maintance what so ever, so do it now.

    Oil/filter change
    Fuel filter
    Tranny fluid change
    Brake fluid flush
    PS fluid flush (if applipacle)
    Clutch fluid (not applibalbe in your case, since you have a cable clutch)
    Thermostat and coolant change
    Inspect belts
    Inspect ball joints and CV boots
    Check all tire pressure (including the spare)
    If the shifter feels slopy, change out the bushings.
     
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    driverunknown Senior Member

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    Did you post before you did anything to the car? DO what asmall so says then report back :)
     
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    Periculum Senior Member

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    Ive only checked the air filter so far (bad me) Ive been rather busy making ( or trying to) make money. Thanks for the maintenance list smallso. I dont have the owners manual so it makes it a little more difficult.
     
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    94RedSiGal Senior Member

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    So again, how many miles on your car?
     
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    Looking at my list, I didn't have a timing belt and water pump for cars with over 70,000 miles or so, unless you know exactly when it was changed.
     
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    160K miles are on the car.
     
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