Simple DIYer just trying to save a buck
2004 Accord EX-L V6
2004 EX V6: 161512; bought from my parents in 2009 with 46xxx miles. It has served my family well.
Didn't blow up...but the engine was worn. Was starting to use oil and had bad wrist pins on 2 cylinders. It's not that uncommon on the J-series engines. Rather than junking the car and spending way more on something with similar mileage or something new, decided to rebuild the transmission and get a reman engine...for the same price the dealer was going to charge me to replace the blown transmission. It's cost me a bit more due to how bad the transmission was (needed new bell case/valve body and third gear), but all in all, the car's interior/exterior and the new stuff under the hood make me feel like it'll be worth it.damn how did the engine blow up at such an early age