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2004 Honda Accord Question: Can next standard service wait till 100000km?

 

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Brellis, Wake Island, HI, March 25, 2013, 18:43
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Imported in 2012 at 83000km & full serviced done including cambelt, but not transmission fluid. New plugs fitted at 90000km.
Now at 95000km. Can next service be standard and wait until 100000km. Use is normal, ie 1 to 2 persons, some 6km and some 300km trips. No heavy loads, no towbar.

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    March 25, 2013, 19:45
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    yes. just listen to your ride in the mean time. if there is problem, it will tell you(check engine light, etc).
    you can monitor your own tranny fluid by periodic dipstik checks. fluid dark in colour then due for a flush. if colour is muddied or milky lookin, then fluid contaminated. get it looked at.
    other wise you should be alright. always check dipstik for oil also. rec. oil change every 5,000 kilo.

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    March 26, 2013, 16:29
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    Rencently I bought a older honda accord that had 89000 orginal miles and a one owner. One of the only services that they had not done was at the least a transmission flush and fill. I had no problems with the transmission, but the fluid was a bit dark in color. The transmission is so important to proper operation of your vehicle that a simple transmission flush should be done at the recommended intervals. Sometimes if you wait other problems can arise. Your honda requires only honda trans fluid, I priced around and ended up at the dealer with a coupon and the trans fluid flush and fill, which takes all of 30-45 minutes was performed, and it only cost $77.00 dollars. If as you say there are numerous drivers, rest assured no one drives the same, it is far more better to do a simple transmission flush and fill if you are near or past the recommended fluid change intervals.This is due to the fact that it has been tested by the manufacturer the life of the tranny fluid, and burnt trans fluid does not lubricate as well as good fluid, secondly, a rebuilt transmission is very costly for most import vehicles, and thirdly for your own piece of mind having it done can prevent unseen problems to the eyes of a novice, and finally, some of the honda vehicles do have transmission computers that can go bad and cause sluggishness, and slow take offs. These vehicles are great and preventive maintence is key to the longevity of any vehicle.

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