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Hello Friends,
My 2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L 4DR has taken me on many journeys but problems have mounted over the past two years.
I need my car for work and am on the cusp of just selling it for scrap (~$250 CAD) and buying a new car.
I'm not a professional mechanic but I have worked as an automotive electrician and am currently an appliance repair technician. Therefore, I'm comfortable performing most major repairs myself (in fact i quite enjoy it) and in most cases have the tools and equipment to do so. Therefore only the cost of parts should be considered.
I would like someone to, if possible, diagnose the issues with the car and provide a list of parts that may need replacing. I would also appreciate any advice on the difficulty of these repairs and resources that can help me.
Below I have included details about the vehicle: repair and maintenance history, current symptoms, and error codes. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or require more details.
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Thank you so much in advance, you have no idea how much your expertise will help me.
Sincerely,
- A.

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Removed your personal info, as per the forum rules.
Can't see your attachment, maybe because I'm on my phone, but it's way easier for everyone if you just copy and paste it into a post here.
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problems have mounted over the past two years.
That is the most telling part of your whole story. I too can not see your list of issues, sounds like your best option should be to buy a new car and start fixing your old car.
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thanks for the edit, i'm quite new to this forum and not entirely familiar with the rules.
I've included a screenshot of the notes inline with the text, hopefully ppl can see it now.
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Originally Posted by Slumpertcivic View Post
sounds like your best option should be to buy a new car and start fixing your old car.
Thats a great idea, i think i will do this. I've also updated the post to include an image of the list of issues. Thanks.
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How much do you really like the car? Fixing it could be cheaper then buying another used car especially if you DIY. Dropping 2k into it sounds crazy to some but if you buy a 2000 car you donít know you are getting at least with this you know. You could spend a little more and get something with lower mileage to reduce it needing major maintenance soon.
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most seen to be related to doing the headgasket (properly - some of them seem to be linked to previous timing belt - camshaft position is removed during the job, tends to fail after the timing is done)
and EVAP for the last week issues.
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