Did you experience any vibration after installation of the coilovers? I installed Tein Street Basis Coilovers on my 06 coupe with 95k miles and have vibration when accelerating around 30-40mph. My mechanic indicated that the CV axles might need to be replaced as the OEM ones got accustomed to the OEM ride height and are loose after being lowered....was wondering if the same happened to you.I installed Function and Form Type 1 Coilovers and the ride is stiff.
The height is basically at max and I did not touch the spring perches (I did not change spring rate).
Any advice to lessen the stiffness? By the way, it handles VERY well.
Yes, at low speeds like 10-20mph, there was sometimes a slight vibration and I blamed it on my one aftermarket cv axle because it is bad and didn't come with the dampening that an OEM does.Did you experience any vibration after installation of the coilovers? I installed Tein Street Basis Coilovers on my 06 coupe with 95k miles and have vibration when accelerating around 30-40mph. My mechanic indicated that the CV axles might need to be replaced as the OEM ones got accustomed to the OEM ride height and are loose after being lowered....was wondering if the same happened to you.
This is not unique. It is "well known" by us in the know that flushing Honda tranny's is always a bad idea.They've had situations where they do a tranny flush and the car comes back days later with a damaged transmission. Those could be somewhat unique cases but the flip side of the argument is that draining and filling is good enough so don't complicate things.
Engine BayWow, this is really quite amazing! Has to be the high mileage king here on DriveAccord, no?
I have the exact same year, trim, and color but mine is a manual. 2004 EX 5-manual, dark grey cloth, Satin Silver. I thought I was impressed with mine @ 155k you must be, well, more than doubly impressed at 350k plus. Quite an achievement, really.
Do you remember what you paid?
How 'bout a pic under the hood?
I'm guessing you live in Cali, or Texas, definitely out of the rust belt.
on your automatic transmission oil changes did you ever replace the small oil filter that sits on top of the trans?I was told by Honda mechanics not to change the transmission fluid often because it is not needed and sometimes can create problems. I've heard other mechanics say the same and I didn't bring up the conversation or state what I had also heard.
Now I will answer your motor oil question. I have used Mobil 1 Synthetic 5W-20 motor oil since about the 3rd oil change. I change my oil between 3,000-5,000 miles and I use a Honda oil filter and occasionally change the crush washer.
I just thought of CV axles. My passenger one is the factory original. The driver side went bad on me about 2 years ago, so it lasted about 8 years. An aftermarket one cost me $35 and the factory one was about $300. I went with the aftermarket one. It now makes a little noise only if I turn the wheel all the way when making a u-turn.
With that being said, obviously the factory CV axle is better and will last longer, but $35 every 2 years is not a bad option depending on your situation.
You just drain the fluid, add 3 quarts, and repeat twice and every 10K after.Nice ride rendog.
Did honda not change the Trans oil a year ago, from atf to dw1? I just got a recent 2006 accord with 61k miles and would like to do a 3x3 refill. How do I go about it. thanks in advance