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Old April 9th, 2004, 02:03 PM   #1
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90k Mi. Service..

So it's almost time for my 90k mile service. I figured a basic oil/filter and air filter change were due. I picked up a Comptech filter from Options auto, but I was wonder what kind of oil and filter I should go with? Up until this point I had the dealer do all my services and I am under the impression they use Genuine Honda oil. Can I get that from the dealer?

Also do I need to change plugs/wires? I have no symptoms of problems but I don't want to have any either!

How about timing beltand water pump? How would I know if these need to be changed? Also how difficult wouuld it be to do so? I consider myself a beginner mechanic, I have installed sway bars, nitrous kits, shocks and springs, fuel filters, etc. I've never had to deal with a timing belt though, my Maxima uses a chain. Also I've never dealt with a water pump.

On a side note I have another problem I was hoping you guys could help me with. In an unfortunate accident my Accord was sent over a curb at about 40-mph. I ended up replacing the two rear tires (one bubbled and one popped) and getting a full alignment from 5 Firestones. However the car STILL has this problem where at high speeds it feels very unstable. The back end feels like it could swing out while taking slow lane changes. The car was definitely not like this before, could anyone give me any advice on what to look for bent/broken under the car? The Firestone technicians didn't see anything wrong something definitely is. It COULD be the tires I suppose since I put new BF Goodrich Excentias on the rear, but this seems like more than just tires. Maybe a shot bushing or blown shock.

Thanks guys,
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Old April 9th, 2004, 02:23 PM   #2
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For your service, I would say def change plugs and wires. Its not expensive and it is good to do from time to time. I would use valvoline max life oil and fram filter. Use lucas in your oil, it does help. If the water pump and timing belt were not done at all yet, do them. As for your other problem, it sounds like there is still either an alignment problem or a problem with your control arms or something like that. Definately have it checked out at another shop.
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Old April 11th, 2004, 11:34 PM   #3
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ya my car is coming up to 90k also. is that why my maintenance light is on yellow rite now? changing those items will get the light back to green? sry nver took a car for maintenance nor service thing b4 so i dont know crap. *n00b*
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Old April 11th, 2004, 11:51 PM   #4
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you can reset that indicator yourself by stick your key in the gauge cluster
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Old April 22nd, 2004, 04:36 PM   #5
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If you had the timing belt and/or water pump changed at 60K you probably don't need to worry about them at 90K. If you didn't change them at 60K, at least have them inspected and I would say change the timing belt no matter what. Plugs, wires and fluids, (oil, transmission) should be changed at 90K.
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