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Old 07-08-2008, 05:10 AM   #101 (permalink)
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God I love e-bay!!! I just got me a "new" used engine (with all the trimmings) from an '06 LX with 9,000 miles on it for only $165 (+ $250 for freight shipping). Now when my engine blows (if it ever does) I just have to drop in this bad boy and I'm good to go.
whats ur mileage now ?


and are u getting signs of engine coughing blood ?
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:25 AM   #102 (permalink)
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227,000 miles, engine runs smooth, but the oil is starting to smell like gas at each change (I think my rings are shot). The engine is hopefully going into storage until my car hits 400,000+ miles. If the engine is still running strong after I change jobs (in about 2-4 years) I'm going to swap my new engine in anyways so I can have a nice reliable family car.
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227,000 miles, engine runs smooth, but the oil is starting to smell like gas at each change (I think my rings are shot). The engine is hopefully going into storage until my car hits 400,000+ miles. If the engine is still running strong after I change jobs (in about 2-4 years) I'm going to swap my new engine in anyways so I can have a nice reliable family car.
any fumes ? smokes ?

u think mobile 1 gave u enough protection ?
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:34 AM   #104 (permalink)
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no smoke that I can see.

I'm still using mobile 1 and think it's working great (I also use 1 quart of full synthetic lucas oil stabilizer) but I've switched to the 5w-30 extended performance (15,000 mile oil) and haven't seen a drop in mpg yet, so I think I'm sticking with the 5w-30.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:36 AM   #105 (permalink)
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great job. you can do an oil analysis and see what the problem is.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:44 AM   #106 (permalink)
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DAMN! im subscribed. well written post man. esp when you include all the fix's and parts that you did and did not change!

well done man. nice to see honda still going strong
i own an ep and on our forums theres a guy also with 200+k miles on his stock motor

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Old 07-08-2008, 06:52 AM   #107 (permalink)
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Nice work, and congrats on taking care of the car to get to that milage. You should shoot for 1,000,000 miles and maybe Honda will give you a free Civic.
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:05 AM   #108 (permalink)
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Wow, the new engine is a great deal, good luck with the half a million miles on the chassis. I would say to check the rings and pistons because of the gas smell but you know that already. How is the radiator/cooling system holding up?

Over the weekend, I drove a family member's '03 Element with 171171 miles on it all over New England and its still running strong on OEM parts. These examples show the true reliability of honda engineering.
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still all original parts on the engine, I've only changed the plugs, filters, and PCV valve. I just recently (2,000 miles ago) flushed the coolant and plan to flush my brakes once my ATE super blue gets in.
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good, lots of luck with the mileage goals.
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:58 PM   #111 (permalink)
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threads like this make me proud to to say i own a honda
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Dude..thats superb stuff!!!

I say leave the engine in until u actually see smokes...and all other crap

then change it.
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engine seized on me!!!! no time to go into details atm, thought I should let you all know.
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RIP

Life of the engine ..........when driven continously made 227 000 miles.

WOW Honda

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engine seized on me!!!! no time to go into details atm, thought I should let you all know.
is this a sick joke?
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is this a sick joke?
I hope so too
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gah hope everything is ok!
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nice work man!
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