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100,000 mile maintenance

so i brought my 2003 civic lx into the dealership for the ignition interlock recall thing, and since i just went past 100,000 miles, they're telling me i need to change the plugs and have the valves adjusted. they want $299.

now, i can change the plugs myself. but do i really need to adjust the valves? the car runs like a top, even with the old plugs. do i really need to mess with perfection?
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Re: 100,000 mile maintenance

Get your recall fixed, change your spark plugs, dust off your hand

End of story.
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Re: 100,000 mile maintenance

valve adjustment is pretty important... but its not a big issue until you start hearing a ticking sound in ur engine...thats when mostly u need it asap.


honda's valve adjustment @ 100k is more of a preventative maintenance in the long run. obviously it has some value in it or else honda wont suggest it.

i have 130k and my car still runs fine. maybe ill get it at 150. but remember, every car is different.
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Re: 100,000 mile maintenance

no unusual noises. thanks for the input. i think i'll change the plugs and see what happens.
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Re: 100,000 mile maintenance

it will still run okay and loose valves wont cause engine damage, but you are losing out on some power and mpg.
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Re: 100,000 mile maintenance

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but you are losing out on some power and mpg.
Yep, that's the biggest reason for the procedure.

Well worth the money.
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Re: 100,000 mile maintenance

Originally Posted by Paul79UF View Post
Yep, that's the biggest reason for the procedure.

Well worth the money.
so u can gain back that whole 2hp right? jk
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Re: 100,000 mile maintenance

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so u can gain back that whole 2hp right? jk
well, see that's just it. if all i'm losing is a few horsepower and 50 cents worth of gas, it doesn't make sense to spend $300. i'll wait until it's an issue.
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As I said before, get your recall fixed, and change your spark plugs yourself

If it aint borked, dun fix it
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Re: 100,000 mile maintenance

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As I said before, get your recall fixed, and change your spark plugs yourself

If it aint borked, dun fix it
i got the recall fixed, and that's my current plan. thanks again for the input
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Re: 100,000 mile maintenance

Btw, if you're mechanically inclined,

Try this on for size
https://www.civicforums.com/forums/1...djustment.html
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