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Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by radautoworks: 9:22am On Jan 24, 2020
temi4fash:


Good morning madam,

Please I recently got an Honda City 2007, it's my first car, I dont know the oil that has been used before but I [b]noticed the oil has dropped below the guage poin[/b]t. And the car doesn't smoke.

The recommended oil i saw online is 5W40 and another place 5W30. Which do you advise is right and can I start using it immediately.

How long? Manufacturer says 5w30 but step up to 10w30 because of wear and tear and you don't know what was in there.

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Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by temi4fash(m): 9:29am On Jan 24, 2020
radautoworks:


How long? Manufacturer says 5w30 but step up to 10w30 because of wear and tear and you don't know what was in there.

Since i got it last 2 weeks, and the oil has even dropped slightly but the engine is not smoking and mileage is 151k.

A friend says I should use Mobil 20w50.
Is he right?

Thanks for taking out time to reply
Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by nitt: 3:28pm On Jan 24, 2020
radautoworks:


How long? Manufacturer says 5w30 but step up to 10w30 because of wear and tear and you don't know what was in there.

Hi, I'm in a similar situation. My car is shorting oil and smokes when u rev it.

I want to replace the piston rings and other necessary parts then i plan to start using the recommended 5w30.

Is this adviceable?. The car is a 2005 honda accord i4, had her for 9 years now.
Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by radautoworks: 8:24pm On Jan 24, 2020
nitt:


Hi, I'm in a similar situation. My car is shorting oil and smokes when u rev it.

I want to replace the piston rings and other necessary parts then i plan to start using the recommended 5w30.

Is this adviceable?. The car is a 2005 honda accord i4, had her for 9 years now.

Yes but make sure you get good standard rings or oversize rings you can file down and make sure you get USA valve seals.
Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by nitt: 8:45pm On Jan 24, 2020
radautoworks:


Yes but make sure you get good standard rings or oversize rings you can file down and make sure you get USA valve seals.

Noted sir. Thank you.
Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by xcitedjay(m): 11:09pm On Jan 24, 2020
nitt:


Hi, I'm in a similar situation. My car is shorting oil and smokes when u rev it.

I want to replace the piston rings and other necessary parts then i plan to start using the recommended 5w30.

Is this adviceable?. The car is a 2005 honda accord i4, had her for 9 years now.

At this stage, you'd only be wasting more money for the 5w30 oil.
Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by nitt: 11:24pm On Jan 24, 2020
xcitedjay:


At this stage, you'd only be wasting more money for the 5w30 oil.

Ok. Your reasons pls?
Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by theoilguy: 11:42pm On Jan 24, 2020
USA Mobil extended performance available for all honda vehicles..

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Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by xcitedjay(m): 12:28am On Jan 25, 2020
nitt:


Ok. Your reasons pls?

Your car shorting oil and smoking means the oil is sipping out from your rings and/or seals, so using a lighter oil now would only worsen the already bad situation. And 5w30 oil are much more expensive than the conventional motor oil.

See https://www.firestonecompleteautocare.com/maintain/oil/types/
Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by nitt: 12:54am On Jan 25, 2020
xcitedjay:


Your car shorting oil and smoking means the oil is sipping out from your rings and/or seals, so using a lighter oil now would only worsen the already bad situation. And 5w30 oil are much more expensive than the conventional motor oil.

See https://www.firestonecompleteautocare.com/maintain/oil/types/

going by your statement, what oil grade do you suggest i change to, after I make the needed piston rings and oil seals replacement on the car?
Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by kellystech(m): 7:31am On Jan 25, 2020
Please luvinhubby, good morning. How much i4 engine for 2006 honda accord. My own shorts oil but no visible smoke. Any ideas?
Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by luvinhubby(m): 10:02am On Jan 25, 2020
kellystech:
Please luvinhubby, good morning. How much i4 engine for 2006 honda accord. My own shorts oil but no visible smoke. Any ideas?
With no visible smoke, it is very likely that your engine does not have issues with the piston rings. Could be a bad pcv valve or an oil leak from a weak seal.

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Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by xcitedjay(m): 1:37pm On Jan 25, 2020
nitt:


going by your statement, what oil grade do you suggest i change to, after I make the needed piston rings and oil seals replacement on the car?

You could go with a 10w40 or 15w50 oil grade.
Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by nitt: 3:20pm On Jan 25, 2020
xcitedjay:


You could go with a 10w40 or 15w50 oil grade.

Okay sir. Thanks for all your responses.
Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by cdoffx(m): 3:22pm On Jan 25, 2020
luvinhubby:
Please how much is the right side headlamp of a 2006 Civic(European specs) and can you help me get it?
Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by radautoworks: 3:01am On Jan 26, 2020
nitt:


going by your statement, what oil grade do you suggest i change to, after I make the needed piston rings and oil seals replacement on the car?

Go back to factory oil after rebuild
Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by theyongest: 3:53pm On Jan 26, 2020
good day everyone. i have a troublesome one on my hands.
i drive a 2006 honda ridgeline (meticulously maintained) which recently started experiencing neutral drop out on the (less than a year) tokumbo transmission. This means the gear gets into neutral when i come to a stop or really slow down. It only revs and does nothing until its thrown to park or neutral, then it drives till another random time. This used to be once in a while till i decided to replace transmission fluid with genuine dw1 (the other oil i"ve used is Car quest's Type H ATF) and serviced the 2 switches. Instead of fixing the issue, it became worse. Now the transmission drops out into neutral at every stop.
Accompanied with these are a few other issues:
1. the drop-out is sometimes accompanied with rough idling and the car goes idle rpm hunting
2. my odometer was mysteriously rolled back from 250k plus to 220k plus suggesting a brain box malfunction
3. no CEL

Kindly advise sirs, are these issues connected or they are to be treated separately. Your advice/ guidance may save me thousands of Naira.
Have i lost my gear or will repairing make some sense, (how much does a BJFA or MJFA h5 transmission cost?)
Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by luvinhubby(m): 10:46pm On Jan 26, 2020
theyongest:
good day everyone. i have a troublesome one on my hands.
i drive a 2006 honda ridgeline (meticulously maintained) which recently started experiencing neutral drop out on the (less than a year) tokumbo transmission. This means the gear gets into neutral when i come to a stop or really slow down. It only revs and does nothing until its thrown to park or neutral, then it drives till another random time. This used to be once in a while till i decided to replace transmission fluid with genuine dw1 (the other oil i"ve used is Car quest's Type H ATF) and serviced the 2 switches. Instead of fixing the issue, it became worse. Now the transmission drops out into neutral at every stop.
Accompanied with these are a few other issues:
1. the drop-out is sometimes accompanied with rough idling and the car goes idle rpm hunting
2. my odometer was mysteriously rolled back from 250k plus to 220k plus suggesting a brain box malfunction
3. no CEL

Kindly advise sirs, are these issues connected or they are to be treated separately. Your advice/ guidance may save me thousands of Naira.
Have i lost my gear or will repairing make some sense, (how much does a BJFA or MJFA h5 transmission cost?)

Sounds like you need another gear.

Disengages on deceleration.
Probably revs before engaging.
Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by radautoworks: 11:55pm On Jan 26, 2020
theyongest:
good day everyone. i have a troublesome one on my hands.
i drive a 2006 honda ridgeline (meticulously maintained) which recently started experiencing neutral drop out on the (less than a year) tokumbo transmission. This means the gear gets into neutral when i come to a stop or really slow down. It only revs and does nothing until its thrown to park or neutral, then it drives till another random time. This used to be once in a while till i decided to replace transmission fluid with genuine dw1 (the other oil i"ve used is Car quest's Type H ATF) and serviced the 2 switches. Instead of fixing the issue, it became worse. Now the transmission drops out into neutral at every stop.
Accompanied with these are a few other issues:
1. the drop-out is sometimes accompanied with rough idling and the car goes idle rpm hunting
2. my odometer was mysteriously rolled back from 250k plus to 220k plus suggesting a brain box malfunction
3. no CEL

Kindly advise sirs, are these issues connected or they are to be treated separately. Your advice/ guidance may save me thousands of Naira.
Have i lost my gear or will repairing make some sense, (how much does a BJFA or MJFA h5 transmission cost?)

A few questions,
1) how long after tokunbo swap did this start?
2) why did you drain the type H?
3) where did you get the dw-1?
4) what was the timing of the roll back?

There's a slim chance it is the low sprag clutch assembly but I hate to tell you the tokunbo was a lemon. You need a new one or maybe a rebuild.

About your odometer, you sure you're not looking at trip B? Maybe post a picture?
Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by dgitrader(m): 10:14am On Jan 27, 2020
Good morning All
I just check the tire pressures of this newly delivered 09 accord with new tires, and found out that 3 of them are 48psi while one is at 42psi , both cold air at 7am(and my guage is very accurate).
Prior to this I drove it for the first two days and noticed the tires where noisy and bouncy.
I have reduced the psi to the recommended average of 35psi. Yet to test drive it again now

But my question is what is the effect of driving with such psi in a interstate journey of over 350km along northern roads? Are the tires not in anyway already affected?

Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by GreekDon: 11:48am On Jan 27, 2020
dgitrader:
Good morning All
I just check the tire pressures of this newly delivered 09 accord with new tires, and found out that 3 of them are 48psi while one is at 42psi , both cold air at 7am(and my guage is very accurate).
Prior to this I drove it for the first two days and noticed the tires where noisy and bouncy.
I have reduced the psi to the recommended average of 35psi. Yet to test drive it again now

But my question is what is the effect of driving with such psi in a interstate journey of over 350km along northern roads? Are the tires not in anyway already affected?

Please check again with a digital tyre gauge. It is more accurate than that analog gauge on display.
Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by theyongest: 12:33pm On Jan 27, 2020
radautoworks:


A few questions,
1) how long after tokunbo swap did this start?
2) why did you drain the type H?
3) where did you get the dw-1?
4) what was the timing of the roll back?

There's a slim chance it is the low sprag clutch assembly but I hate to tell you the tokunbo was a lemon. You need a new one or maybe a rebuild.

About your odometer, you sure you're not looking at trip B? Maybe post a picture?

Thanks for your feedback. I align with you about the tokumbo being a lemon. But we must move.

Answering your questions.
1) how long after tokunbo swap did this start?
About 8 months after

2) why did you drain the type H?
Vehicle had a wiring issue, car went into limp mode, it was smelling burnt after wiring was fixed, plus it was around 3000 +/- 200 miles due for service.

3) where did you get the dw-1?
From oyingbo (luvinhubby)

4) what was the timing of the roll back?
Roll back was noticed about a week ago. My wife has been using the truck recently, I noticed when I drove it that it was displaying a familiar mileage. And its same mileage on both trips A and B.

I'm confident your workshop can handle the rebuild, I'm just not confident about my pocket. If you would have me, I'd like to schedule an appointment.

Regards
Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by SolarEdge: 12:36pm On Jan 27, 2020
Good day, I Want to get a plate number for my Honda car and a tinted permit. Any legit agent within should contact me via my WATS app link.
Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by theyongest: 1:31pm On Jan 27, 2020
luvinhubby:


Sounds like you need another gear.

Disengages on deceleration.
Probably revs before engaging.


Thanks for your time sir.

It disengages on deceleration. Though better when really worked up. It just revs and does nothing until you throw it into park or neutral and then into drive again.
Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by Realteeyee123(m): 4:23pm On Jan 27, 2020
Good day everyone, I drive an 08 Honda Accord V6, I recently gave my mechanic to scan the vehicle and fix it , because the Check engine light was on, after about 4 days with the vehicle he brought it back, and after i drove the car for about 3hrs the Check engine light came back, and just yesterday I noticed the car is also overheating, since I got the car, this is the first time its overheating, I'm just tired and confused, don't know what to do. Would appreciate some good advice here.
Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by radautoworks: 6:06pm On Jan 27, 2020
Realteeyee123:
Good day everyone, I drive an 08 Honda Accord V6, I recently gave my mechanic to scan the vehicle and fix it , because the Check engine light was on, after about 4 days with the vehicle he brought it back, and after i drove the car for about 3hrs the Check engine light came back, and just yesterday I noticed the car is also overheating, since I got the car, this is the first time its overheating, I'm just tired and confused, don't know what to do. Would appreciate some good advice here.

Get it to a shop who will actually explain what they are doing, post the results here with more detail
Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by tess1(m): 8:54pm On Jan 27, 2020
Good evening everyone here.
I drive a 2003 Honda Pilot. I've been having some problems with this vehicle for about 6 months now. It starts late after the engine is cold. When I continue trying to start it, it also makes a kind of screeching noise when rolling for like 5secs. After it eventually starts, the idling starts fluctuating and sometimes it goes off or sound changes during idling. I'll have to leave for at least 5mins idling before the it runs smoothly. I took it to my mechanic for scanning and it complained about a bad crank position sensor. The starting became okay after changing the crank position sensor only to start same thing after driving for about 1-2mths. This is the 3rd crank position sensor that has gone bad now. What could be the cause of it turning bad quickly?

Same car also have also spilling gear transmission oil when on a long distance but not seeing where it's spilling from. It has done this twice now.

During my last journey to Ogun state, when coming back, when decelerating from a top speed it'll just be jerking and and the D indicator light started flashing until I change to Neutral and then change to drive again before it moves but slowly but not the sharp movement it's supposed to make. I took it to my mechanic for scanning where it brought a code complaining about knock sensor and they cleared the code.

I just don't understand all these so I decided to seek a second opinion. Thank you in advance.
Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by SolarEdge: 9:48pm On Jan 27, 2020
Good day all, please someone should refer a very good mechanic for my Honda EOD for maintenance. Iyana Ipaja to be precise.
07038567494
Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by radautoworks: 10:10pm On Jan 27, 2020
theyongest:


Thanks for your feedback. I align with you about the tokumbo being a lemon. But we must move.

Answering your questions.
1) how long after tokunbo swap did this start?
About 8 months after

2) why did you drain the type H?
Vehicle had a wiring issue, car went into limp mode, it was smelling burnt after wiring was fixed, plus it was around 3000 +/- 200 miles due for service.

3) where did you get the dw-1?
From oyingbo (luvinhubby)

4) what was the timing of the roll back?
Roll back was noticed about a week ago. My wife has been using the truck recently, I noticed when I drove it that it was displaying a familiar mileage. And its same mileage on both trips A and B.

I'm confident your workshop can handle the rebuild, I'm just not confident about my pocket. If you would have me, I'd like to schedule an appointment.

Regards

I'd love to but I just don't have the man power right now
Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by Realteeyee123(m): 10:28pm On Jan 27, 2020
Good evening guys, I recently got my vehicle scanned and I got these codes
P3400
P0420
P0430

Vehicle is Honda Accord V6 2008
Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by radautoworks: 6:59am On Jan 28, 2020
Realteeyee123:
Good evening guys, I recently got my vehicle scanned and I got these codes
P3400
P0420
P0430

Vehicle is Honda Accord V6 2008
The good news, check your engine oil. That should take care of the first one.

The bad news, you need new catalytic converters. Let us hold hands and mourn because they are not cheap.

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Re: Maintenance Tips For Honda Cars by theyongest: 7:04am On Jan 28, 2020
radautoworks:


I'd love to but I just don't have the man power right now

Thanks.
I however noticed something yesterday morning and this morning that driving from sangotedo was problematic (switching gears at every stop) but the problem seems to go away from around jakande. I drove to lekki and back to chevron yesterday morning without any drop. Today, I'm sure it was from around Chisco that I drove all the way to oyingbo wothout any drop.
This looks like its transmission temperature sensitive. What do you think sir?

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