Recomended Service for two used Hondas I just bought???

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Steve, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. Steve

    Steve Guest

    98 Accord EX V-6 automatic with 83,000 miles for myself and my Daughter just
    bought a 98 Civic EX Manual Tranny with 72,000 miles.

    Of course I have no Idea how these cars were treated in the past so I would
    like to do what I can to get them in good shape as far as fluids go. What
    would you suggest I replace?

    Anything you can offer on the following would be appreciated:

    1. Change oil. I'd like to change to a synthetic oil?? (if it will be

    2. Drain flush and refill coolant.

    3. drain and refill Tranny fluid. (I read in another post Honda sells a
    manual tranny fluid?)

    4. Flush old brake fluid and replace with new by bleeding the brakes.??
    (Worried about pumping brake pedal ruining master cylinder. I'm in the
    process now of replacing my daughter MC on her Toyota)

    what else would you recommend? we both hope to keep these cars for many more


    Steve, Sep 15, 2005
  2. Steve

    jim beam Guest

    simply service in accordance with the owners manual. regarding your
    listed points,

    1. sure. synthetic doesn't mean much for a honda. some people swear by
    it, but if you go to a junk yard and look at all the old 300k, 400k+
    honda wrecks that have got that far on ordinary oil, i don't think it's
    worth the money.

    2. yes. read tegger's post on the "overheating integra" thread for good

    3. sure. yes.

    4. yes. personally, i think the pumping fear is based on old wives
    tales. cylinders can leak on fluid change because the seals can
    contract when their chemical environment changes. and that can and does
    happen regardless of whether the cylinder was pumped or not. change the
    fluid, bleed the system thoroughly, and if it leaks, you know the seals
    were shot, but i doubt you'll have much problem at that mileage.
    jim beam, Sep 15, 2005
  3. Steve

    Eric Guest

    You may want to take a look at these service interval guidelines.

    Eric, Sep 15, 2005
  4. Steve

    M.Paul Guest

    Timing belt replacement due on both if not already done.
    M.Paul, Sep 16, 2005
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