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I have a 2014 Accord LX with 66k miles on it. At the last service for oil change the dealer recommended to perform below services soon:
1. Cooling system service - Removes deposits and contamination from cooling system - $ 164
I had performed a coolant flushed at 54k miles (another dealer). Isnt it the same service?

2. Complete fuel system treatment - cleans fuel injectors, throttle plate and intake valves - $ 215
Don't see this service mentioned in the owners manual, I fill fuel from Chevron / Costco or other top teir gas and add techron maybe once/twice a year. Adding fuel injector cleaner to this routine would suffice or do I need this service?

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Hi,
I have a 2014 Accord LX with 66k miles on it. At the last service for oil change the dealer recommended to perform below services soon:
1. Cooling system service - Removes deposits and contamination from cooling system - $ 164
I had performed a coolant flushed at 54k miles (another dealer). Isnt it the same service?

2. Complete fuel system treatment - cleans fuel injectors, throttle plate and intake valves - $ 215
Don't see this service mentioned in the owners manual, I fill fuel from Chevron / Costco or other top teir gas and add techron maybe once/twice a year. Adding fuel injector cleaner to this routine would suffice or do I need this service?

Thank you!
These are bullshit services. If your cooling system had never been serviced it would be due. And yes a good injector cleaner (Berryman B12) would be a good preventative DYI service.
 

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These are bullshit services. If your cooling system had never been serviced it would be due. And yes a good injector cleaner (Berryman B12) would be a good preventative DYI service.
Just now checked the coolant level it's slightly below minimum.. maybe I have a leak?
Level is fine in the radiator though.. engine has not been running hot
 

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Agree with Rygrego. Total bullshit. Dealers aren't making money on selling new cars because they can't get enough new car inventory. So they make up for it by selling services you don't need. Find a reliable independent shop. We see several posts per week like yours from owners feeling ripped off by dealers. They ARE being ripped.
 

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I have mixed feelings about this. with DI, there is nothing cleaning the backs of your intake valves from PCV gases and whatnot. the prices quoted sound unrealistically low to be honest. If the engine works fine, maybe don't bother with that service, but if you feel hesitation that wasnt there before, do it. my 2014 had 150k before it wrecked, and I felt it stutter a bit at low throttle sometimes where I would have to rev it higher before letting off the clutch or else it MIGHT stall when going from reverse into 1st. if you did coolant at 55k, you should be done. I'd recommend maybe spark plugs after 8 years but that's just prudence.
 

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Without disassembling the intake manifold, there is no way to clean the back of the intake valves on a DI engine. A professional cleaning on a DI injector may be needed but not at this mileage. As you stated you have already had the coolant system serviced. There are test strips you can use to tell if coolant is good.

In short, you need neither service.

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Just now checked the coolant level it's slightly below minimum.. maybe I have a leak?
Level is fine in the radiator though.. engine has not been running hot
Maybe it's just a little low from the previous service. Sometimes during refill there are air bubbles that clear later on, so, the level drops. Fill it to midline and watch it. It's probably fine.
 

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Thank you for the input! Did not do both services..
It's difficult to find a reliable independent shop.. one shop tried to make me replace the alternator when it was a bad battery
 
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