I shifted to Honda’s in 2000 and have only driven them since then; so far I’ve had a very good experience with the Honda and just bought my wife a 2018 Accord last year. She had been driving a 2002 Accord V6 which I had carefully maintained but our grandson had a transportation emergency so we gave the car to him; it was still in very good running condition at the time and he is driving it now. At this point, I have a great deal of respect for Honda engineering.
Gates says your 3L Accord engine is an interference engine.
That’s an interesting contradiction, according to Honda it is a non-interference engine.
• All Honda engines are interference except 3.0L & 3.2 which are Non-interference
I get the fluid flushed every time I replace brakes, every 80k or 7 years or so on current vehicle. The lines will probably rust from the outside in first for me. Rust belt! 03 car.
David: I own an aircraft (Piper Seneca). One never “owns” the plane. It owns YOU!
Other people’s freedom to avoid preventative maintenance of critical safety systems ends when they want to deploy those systems near me.
I can understand that; I recall when I was working for LTV the satisfaction we got when we reduced the A7-A’s maintenance man hours down to 11 for each flight hour.
How true, safety maintenance deferred becomes a hazard for everyone on the road!
I too live in a high-humidity climate and was interested to discover how brake fluid attracts atmospheric moisture; my owners manual requires a brake fluid exchange every three years regardless of mileage.
David, just incase you are not aware of it you do not need to reply to each persons posts . Your posts are seen by everyone . So you can make several replies in one post .
I see a personal reply as just a courtesy to the individual; I suppose I’m old school when it comes to courtesy and respect.
Just for laughs, I went and stuck multimeter into my “older” cars (2006 Nissan Pathfinder / 2005 Toyota Prius) to find out two things: fluid conductivity in highest range I have (2 megaohm) and galvanic effect.
For both vehicles, I received sound infinity and zero correspondingly.
Both had fluid replaced slightly more than a year ago, so it proves pretty much nothing.
I did not even bother about the new car with 5K miles on it.
Interesting if somebody would report his measurements on the fluid after many years in service.
Hi David. Welcome. You’re free to reply individually, or combine replies and @ the person’s name you’re talking to. There’s no rule about that.
Thank you for mentioning that point; it’s just my nature to want to respect the time it took someone to write a comment and to acknowledge it personally if at all possible.
Nothing wrong with. that
You’re right, Terry; constructive comments made in good faith deserve a response.