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Old 09-13-2010, 01:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know what the manual says, but when did you do your first tune up?

Plugs Wires Cap?

How bout avg. miles on your oil change and what oil is best?

Other Fluid check/change? and Reccomendations
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First scheduled tune-up is not until 100k miles

G/L trying to find a distibutor cap on your car?

OCI(Oil Change Interval) is totally up to you & what brand oil you choose to run in your car.

For the other fluids just follow what the ownwers maual says.
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What does that even mean? a "tune-up." I mean you obviously have to do other things like, filters, fluid flushes, oil changes..

so what does a "tune up" compromise of (spark plugs i know, but what else).
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What does that even mean? a "tune-up." I mean you obviously have to do other things like, filters, fluid flushes, oil changes..

so what does a "tune up" compromise of (spark plugs i know, but what else).
A tune up is changing out the spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, rotor, fuel filter, air filter, and checking things like the clutch wear, all fluids and the belts. There's more to check/change but that's mostly on older cars.
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A tune up is changing out the spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, rotor, fuel filter, air filter, and checking things like the clutch wear, all fluids and the belts. There's more to check/change but that's mostly on older cars.
You forget about greasing the chassis that should be at every oil change tho


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A tune up is changing out the spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, rotor, fuel filter, air filter, and checking things like the clutch wear, all fluids and the belts. There's more to check/change but that's mostly on older cars.


Thanks for not being a toolbag lol I'm comming from older cars, this is my first post y2k car ... 94 Grand Prix SE, 96 Firebird v8, 92 Prelude Si, 95 Maxima SE, 96 Tahoe LS...

Just wanna Take care of my 07 FA5...
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Thanks for not being a toolbag lol I'm comming from older cars, this is my first post y2k car ... 94 Grand Prix SE, 96 Firebird v8, 92 Prelude Si, 95 Maxima SE, 96 Tahoe LS...

Just wanna Take care of my 07 FA5...
haha, no problem. I just got my SI back in March so I haven't had to do anything yet besides just the basics. How many miles you have on yours? I know our plugs are supposedly good for like 90 - 100k miles. They're Iridium so no need to change those. Its probably a good idea to change out your trans fluid depending on the mileage (tons of recommendations on here about what kind of fluid to use. I used redline). Its easy to do. When I first did mine I went ahead and bought some magnetic drain plug bolts.

As far as oil, stick with the 3k - 5k mark depending on your driving. When I'm due for a change, I normally look up the sale ads at the local auto part stores and see what synthetic oil is on sale. I always stick with a good name brand though. Good luck getting the filter off. Its a pain. If you wait until its cool, you can slide back under the car and reach up by the converter and it gives you better access.

Not engine related, but our cars also have interior air filters so drop the glove box down and replace it. Depending on the previous owner, its probably nasty.
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
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a dealer oil change costs me $8 more than a jiffy lube oil change. I am more than happy to spend an extra $24/yr to have the people who service similar vehicles all day long let me know when maintenance is required. That way, there is no bombshell of 20 maintenance items that are past due all at once.

Just take it to the dealer when the maintenance minder tells you, and let them tell you when you need to take action.

As far as a tune-up, on our car the closest thing would be the 100k service where you do plugs and most of the fluids.
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Umm there's more to do then just sparkplugs at 100k.

Every fluid in the car has a diff avg lifespan, you should google for more info on each specific fluid.

Only fluid I can garauntee youll never need to change on your SI is the PS fluid
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I am at 69,000kms, just did another oil change. Castrol Syntec Full Syn, avg every 8k to 10k kms. Did tranny fluid at 60,000kms. Everything checks out perfect. All other fluids are good, and filters were done not too long ago. Wheel rotation, alignment. These plugs I was told you shouldn't need to worry till like 120k kms or more. The stock plugs from what I am told are amoung the best ones to have, and you can get a long long time out of them. But of course, nothing wrong with having them changed sooner.
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I know what the manual says, but when did you do your first tune up?

Plugs Wires Cap?

How bout avg. miles on your oil change and what oil is best?

Other Fluid check/change? and Reccomendations
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Thanks for not being a toolbag lol I'm comming from older cars, this is my first post y2k car ... 94 Grand Prix SE, 96 Firebird v8, 92 Prelude Si, 95 Maxima SE, 96 Tahoe LS...

Just wanna Take care of my 07 FA5...
these guys were modding their 8th gens before they got GAS,

let alone an oil change.

congrats on the Si

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Old 09-14-2010, 01:12 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I have 111,000 on my 06'
All I've done is oil changes (besides the new clutch, I'm blaming the previous owner for that and a new battery) I haven't got any other maintenance lights or codes yet?
I should get those when it needs service right?
I just had the oil changed at the dealer and they didn't try and get me to do anything else yet.
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You've never changed your brake & radiatior fluid?
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im only at 23k so I got some time

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im only at 23k so I got some time
nice pick up man. btw tune ups are a long way down the road no need to worry now
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thanks bro... now if i could stop freaking out about the 5 knocks that were dataloged on my FP id feel better....I dont hear real knocking so I dunno if its just FP catching false knocks...but oh well
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hmmm that is a good quyestion i would e-mail the people who make the flashpro and ask them if they sometimes have that problem
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Just take it to the dealer when the maintenance minder tells you, and let them tell you when you need to take action.
You better trust your dealer if you plan to do that. Mine is constantly telling me I need things done before the Honda recommended intervals.

What I do- follow the maintenance minder, look up what needs doing in the manual, then take it and get that done.

Oh, but change out the MTF fluid to Amsoil asap.

I also tend to change air and cabin filters ahead of time as they are cheap and quick to do, and I don't like breathing dirty air.
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A tune up is changing out the spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, rotor, fuel filter, air filter, and checking things like the clutch wear, all fluids and the belts. There's more to check/change but that's mostly on older cars.
eh? there's a distributor there?

plugs and wires @ 100K miles. not in manual but all fluids every 30K miles (brake, trans, coolant, etc). full inspection every fluid change (belt, brakes, etc).
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eh? there's a distributor there?

plugs and wires @ 100K miles. not in manual but all fluids every 30K miles (brake, trans, coolant, etc). full inspection every fluid change (belt, brakes, etc).
I wasn't saying that list specifically on our cars. Just saying the basics of a tune up
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