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> My 1999 Accord EX (V6, Sedan), Formerly "Sporadic Issue with Fuel Delivery"
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Posted: Jan 6 2017, 01:53 PM


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QUOTE (kyonpalm @ Yesterday, 3:15 AM)
Sorry, didn't notice this post until now. Ballpark guessing about $300 in parts and stuff so far (including fluids), maybe less.

Refrigerant refilled, AC blows nice and cold now. Just got my ATF in the mail today, will change that out at my next convenience.

That's a lot less than what I've put into mine (mine's an I4 '02 coupe), besides regular maintenance stuff I've had to replace 3 ball bearings and the clutch. sad.gif
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QUOTE (BOZZ @ 4 hours, 26 minutes ago)
That's a lot less than what I've put into mine (mine's an I4 '02 coupe), besides regular maintenance stuff I've had to replace 3 ball bearings and the clutch. sad.gif

Doing all work yourself helps cut the cost down a lot. To be fair, $300 might be the low end, it might be $400ish, I just can't be fucked to pull up receipts and stuff.
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QUOTE (kyonpalm @ Yesterday, 10:20 PM)
Doing all work yourself helps cut the cost down a lot. To be fair, $300 might be the low end, it might be $400ish, I just can't be fucked to pull up receipts and stuff.

True, but I don't have the equipment or know how to replace a clutch lol... What's pretty nuts is I initially looked into getting an OEM clutch, the thing was nearly $600 just for the parts.
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QUOTE (BOZZ @ Yesterday, 12:46 PM)
True, but I don't have the equipment or know how to replace a clutch lol... What's pretty nuts is I initially looked into getting an OEM clutch, the thing was nearly $600 just for the parts.

OEMs charge a lot for clutches, generally. Fun fact, a high number of OEM clutches are made by Sachs, which you can get from a parts store. Some Japanese OEMs use Exedy as well, I know the Evo and STi OEM clutches are both Exedy.
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QUOTE (Spaz @ 1 hour, 46 minutes ago)
OEMs charge a lot for clutches, generally. Fun fact, a high number of OEM clutches are made by Sachs, which you can get from a parts store. Some Japanese OEMs use Exedy as well, I know the Evo and STi OEM clutches are both Exedy.

Yeah, my original clutch was an Exedy, I ended up going with another brand, Luk, for my clutch since it was considerably cheaper, when I replaced the clutch about a year and a half ago.
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QUOTE (kyonpalm @ Jan 5 2017, 12:15 AM)
Sorry, didn't notice this post until now. Ballpark guessing about $300 in parts and stuff so far (including fluids), maybe less.

Refrigerant refilled, AC blows nice and cold now. Just got my ATF in the mail today, will change that out at my next convenience.

300 is way less than I thought seeing how you were systematically replacing everything in your car. laugh.gif

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Couple updates:

-Cleaned intake and EGR port, hopefully no problem there anymore
-Fixed the plastic shield under the front bumper that came loose and was hanging (thank god for zipties)
-Changed oil and oil filter

After researching the pros and cons (more like myths) of flushing ATF on high mileage cars, I'll be doing it soon, the DIY return hose method. Debating whether or not to get two new filters, one to go in after the "flush", the other to put in after a bit of driving with the first new one in case the new ATF flows a lot of chunks of gunk into it. I don't know if the ATF was ever changed (probably not) and it does have 78k on the odo.
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Just posting a checklist of things I want to do to the car for reference. I never did change the ATF, kinda too scared by the old wives' tale of changing on a higher mileage / worn tranny. Maybe later.

High Priority:
-Fix horn switch
-Fix automatic locks (only one working is the driver door's, rest probably just need new actuators)
-Get new wiper blades
-Get sun shades
-Change oil (not dire, but been around 4.5k so almost about time)
-Wax body (summer's about in full force and I HATE seeing cars with clear coat damage)

Mid Priority:
-Get new tires (current ones are physically okay, but they're three different brands, and one has a slight bulge causing steering wheel wobble)
-Pick passenger front fender off clean junk car (current is hideously dented in two spots)
-Pick passenger rocker panel off clean junk car (current is scraped badly)
-Fix cruise control (arms, but does not function)
-Get seat covers (driver seat leather is absolutely obliterated, basically sitting on foam)

Low Priority:
-Replace ATF
-New spark plugs (old ones are fine, just a bit blackened from running lean when the primary O2 was broken)
-New fob (current one's case is broken)
-Fix clock (even after replacing the old light, it's extremely dim)
-Fix radio (prev. owner put in some MAXMAX bootleg head unit, barely works for shit - have and will install OEM tape deck)
-New map light button (left one broke off [prev. owner] and is nonexistent)
-New cup holder cover (doesn't stay closed)
-Misc. door panel trim (screw covers mostly)
-New steering wheel maybe? (current is quite worn)

Lotta unimportant nitpicks, but this is basically everything wrong with the car I can conceivably fix now. Need to make a junkyard run sometime.
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QUOTE (kyonpalm @ Jun 3 2017, 01:57 PM)
Just posting a checklist of things I want to do to the car for reference. I never did change the ATF, kinda too scared by the old wives' tale of changing on a higher mileage / worn tranny. Maybe later.

High Priority:
-Fix horn switch
-Fix automatic locks (only one working is the driver door's, rest probably just need new actuators)
-Get new wiper blades
-Get sun shades
-Change oil (not dire, but been around 4.5k so almost about time)
-Wax body (summer's about in full force and I HATE seeing cars with clear coat damage)

Mid Priority:
-Get new tires (current ones are physically okay, but they're three different brands, and one has a slight bulge causing steering wheel wobble)
-Pick passenger front fender off clean junk car (current is hideously dented in two spots)
-Pick passenger rocker panel off clean junk car (current is scraped badly)
-Fix cruise control (arms, but does not function)
-Get seat covers (driver seat leather is absolutely obliterated, basically sitting on foam)

Low Priority:
-Replace ATF
-New spark plugs (old ones are fine, just a bit blackened from running lean when the primary O2 was broken)
-New fob (current one's case is broken)
-Fix clock (even after replacing the old light, it's extremely dim)
-Fix radio (prev. owner put in some MAXMAX bootleg head unit, barely works for shit - have and will install OEM tape deck)
-New map light button (left one broke off [prev. owner] and is nonexistent)
-New cup holder cover (doesn't stay closed)
-Misc. door panel trim (screw covers mostly)
-New steering wheel maybe? (current is quite worn)

Lotta unimportant nitpicks, but this is basically everything wrong with the car I can conceivably fix now. Need to make a junkyard run sometime.

Been a couple years. Let's see what major points (outside routine maintenance) I've gotten around to.

-Fix automatic locks <-- Well, I'm in the process of it. Did the rear doors (and broke a plastic retainer on the left one's manual lock in the process, which I'll have to fix via ghetto-rig since it's near-impossible to get new ones) and just have to do the front passenger one, which is more of a pain as the actuator is hidden behind more metal and not just the plastic vapor barrier. But it'll get done.
-Got new wiper blades, need new ones again lol
-Got new tires (old ones just had cords showing by the time I replaced them)
-Got seat covers
-Replaced ATF - Finally caved in and just did it. Tranny did slip a little in the first test drive but has been normal ever since. Hilariously, I did the change at 98k miles, which is about when the owner's manual suggests you first have it done. Look how that worked out for Honda.
-New fob is on its way, hopefully in time to see all lock actuators functioning
-Replaced the shitty stereo with an OEM unit about a year ago now and love it

Aside from this, I've replaced the front valve cover gasket again as it again was leaking, and noticed a broken bolt on the cover in the process. Nothing infuriates me more than this. I had it retapped and a new bolt put in, and no further leaks from that cover (so far).

Despite this, I am still losing a substantial amount of oil from a leak in the oil pan, which I plan to remedy next week with all due luck. At which point, I'll have (hopefully) addressed any and all leaks present.

Also, my sunroof has been making my life hell. The weatherstrip has worn and rain started finding its way in slowly. Thank god I've not been left with mold and I've had no interior damage (well-placed storage bins in the passenger seat helped). So I bought into the meme and acquired FLEX TAPE, and after a thin strip around the perimeter of the weatherstrip and the roof, it's totally sealed and the tape has weathered the elements without any issue. Phil Swift really is a god. But I'm still stuck with a sunroof I can't open and black tape on the roof of my car. I'll just grab a sunroof from a junk car eventually.

Only other work of note I've done is get a new set of radiator fans after both original fans shat themselves last year. There's nothing quite as exhilarating as driving with no fans trying to maintain wind flowing through the radiator and praying you don't catch too many red lights. Drive-thru trips are especially fun.

So my current to-do list looks like:

-Change ATF after another 15k
-Fix oil pan seal (there is no gasket, only rubber sealant)
-Power wash grime in and under engine bay (only worth doing after oil pan of course)
-Timing belt and water pump (it's about that time)
-Get new clock spring so I can have a horn and cruise control again
-Check cabin air filter (because why not)
-Change coolant (not dire, just for shits)
-Change air filter (new one ordered)
-Change brake fluid (been a while)
-Fix shift knob button (nonexistent, new one coming from China)
-Wheel alignment (thrown off by minor fender bender last year)
-Flush power steering fluid (probably dirty)
-Hood struts (no longer holding up)
-Clock/hazard light assembly (clock light is unusually dim despite having changed the bulb, and hazard light often doesn't even turn on)
-New driver's side map light button
-Cupholders (broken clip on current ones)
-New sunroof and shield
-Bodywork (now including my hood and front bumper)
-Headlights (starting to finally suffer sun damage)
-Touch-up paint

I'm happy beyond words the ATF change didn't kill the tranny, because now I feel free to actually tackle the things on this list without worrying it'll all be for naught due to having an AT that'll go bunk at any moment. I'd like to think I've bought it more time, and am hoping to restore this highest-trim-level Accord to its former glory as the extremely comfy and enjoyable daily it is.
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Always good to see some good maintenance stuff being done. Sorry to hear about the leak issues. Actually I'm just kinda...in awe that a Honda can have that much random stuff go wrong with it.

Also FUCK YEAH THE POWER OF FLEX TAPE.
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QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ Mar 29 2019, 12:02 PM)
Always good to see some good maintenance stuff being done. Sorry to hear about the leak issues. Actually I'm just kinda...in awe that a Honda can have that much random stuff go wrong with it.

Also FUCK YEAH THE POWER OF FLEX TAPE.

Well, the only particularly unusual random things to have gone wrong are the valve cover gaskets and oil pan seal. I'm pretty sure the VC gaskets being an issue is a Honda V6 thing - I know someone whose family car is a mid-'00s Odyssey and it had the same issue. The fact it was an issue for me twice could probably be chalked up to me mucking up the first job (even though I'm sure I torqued the bolts correctly and in the proper pattern).

So the oil pan seal is weird, and I guess the radiator fans dying is also odd. But meh, babby-tier fixes. A family friend is helping with the oil pan job this Friday, looking forward to it.
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