Join Date: May 2004
Location: Morganville, NJ
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As long as the tech doing the replacement is good, you should have no issues. A repair like that won't go to the lowest guy on the totem pole, so to speak.
It'll probably be filled with Honda's bulk 5w20 that the dealer stocks.
It should last just as long, as Honda, as far as I'm aware doesn't use rebuilt short blocks, it'll be a new assembly, block, crank, rods, pistons.
They'll re-use your:
Head, timing drive, oil pump, pan, front cover, oil pan, valve cover. Maybe a few more other odds and ends too.
Insist on new coolant and a new thermostat, otherwise they will save/re-use as much as they can and re-use it. Even if you had to pay for the coolant and stat.
Treat it as you would a new car, vary engine speeds and loads, no heavy throttle for the first few hundred miles. Wait at least 5,000 miles to do an oil change, but check it at least weekly in the mean time.
I'd also ask if the catalyst(s) warranty will be extended xxx number of miles due to the oil contamination. An engine using a lot of oil can cause premature catalyst failure.
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