11-17-2004, 04:21 PM
Hey guys........1st post and first Honda.
A customer of mine just gave me his Accord....Original owner, 300K. I need for commuting so a tuneup is a must.
I just put new exhusht on runs great, tranny was new at 150K.
So before i go buy all goodies for the tuneup is there anything engine/year specifc i should get?
This isnt a race car just daily driver....
Fire away all u Honda gurus.....:)
Check engine light has been on since i got it, i'm think the oxygen sensor.....Guess i should have the code pulled huh?
What are these underdrive pullys about? And do i need it?
11-17-2004, 04:39 PM
The OX sensor is a good guess....
Welcome to the world of Honda ownership & to the forum!:D
If the timing belt, external belts & water pump were replaced more than 90K ago, then I'd replace them too.
Have the brakes checked....
Basically from there it's just listening or feeling for flaws... if it was well maintained the mileage itsn't scary!! We've taken a few past 300K
Let us know what the code is & we may be able to pin point the problem....if it's not the OX sensor. :)
11-17-2004, 05:05 PM
Thanks will do.........Dosent Autozone let u use there scanner for free or something.....
Arent plug wires for these on the expensive side also?
Should i cruise ebay?
11-17-2004, 06:50 PM
You're usually best off to stay with Honda wires.....you only need to reolace them IF they malfunction.
I don't know anything about autozone....
11-18-2004, 06:12 AM
Autozone will pull the codes for free. The other places still charge for some reason (don't want business?)
11-18-2004, 07:08 AM
Autozone will do it for free, but you ought to buy some oil or air/oil filter while there to make it worth their while. Otherwise, I can see them stopping this free service as well. It's a comeon, and well worth the price of something you need for your car anyway.
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11-18-2004, 06:39 PM
Underdrive pulleys work very simply. They are a different diameter than the standard pulleys, designed in a way so that this size difference allows the engine to spin accessories (AC, PS, alt) more easily. This frees up a few horsepower. However, the accessories that are "underdriven" will not work as well, especially the alternator. Honda's in general don't have great alternators, so it's not the best idea to just bolt on an underdrive pulley set. Plus, it's such a small gain that it might not even be worth it - it's not a race car like ya said.
11-18-2004, 06:41 PM
Gotcha.........thanks for the info........