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Monday, June 27th, 2005
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Okay, so I'm back from the Honda dealer. Remember a while back I posted a list of stuff I wanted to do to my car? Here is the list of things I actually got done. The shrewd reader will notice that most of them are not on the original list, unless you count the catch-all heading "potential bonanza of mechanical stuff to pay for."

State Inspection
Emission Inspection
Adjust valves
Replace water pump
Replace timing belt
Replace spark plugs
Replace air filter
Oil change
Replace distributor cap/rotor
Replace rear brakes
Replace catalytic converter
Replace tie rods (both sides)
Four wheel alignment

So... yeah. Not too thrilled about paying for even more car stuff at the moment :P

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[User Picture]From: wikle
2005-06-28 02:36 am (UTC)
Where the hellis the undercoating? Its not like a dealer to let you walk away with out a triple check non-stick undercoating ;-).
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From: ex_md744
2005-06-28 04:11 am (UTC)
Distributor cap, catalytic convertor, and water pump, and tie rods all sound like very strange replacements unless it's been REALLY poorly maintained.

I have an '88 Olds that's been sitting in a garage for 15 year, driven on some sundays by my grandma, all it needed was a water pump and a new ignition control computer.

The other changes, spark plugs, air filter, brakes, and oil change, are really easy to do, and the monkeys at the garage often fuck them up, I'd recommend you do them yourself.

I'm surprised your little ol' honda even Needed spark plugs. My '94 Volvo has 120k miles on it and it's only its second set of plugs.

I suppose the timing belt could have possibly damaged your distributor, spark plugs, water pump, and valves...
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2005-06-28 04:19 am (UTC)
Catalytic converter because I put a cheap piece of crap one in when I bought the car so it would pass inspection. I knew the day would come when it had to be replaced, but I was hoping it would be next year :P

Honda has no records of maintenance being done on this car ever, so it could have been poorly maintained by the original owner. The next owner was a Honda mechanic though, so...

I have complete confidence in the work because I know the guy who did it :)
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