Question Asked: When (miles) should you replace fuel and water pump?
July 26, 2009, 11:23 AM
I have 150,00 plus miles on my 2004 Honda Odyssey. I had the timing belt replaced at 120,000 and the dealer ship said I "did not need to replace the water pump" then which surprised me. I am into proactive maintenance and want to keep this car a long time what maintenance should I have done now. Shouldn't I get the water and fuel pumps replaced? I do a lot of highway driving and some in a small town. What other maintenance should i get done? I maintain the brakes and have had the drums turned. This car runs like a top and I want to keep it that way.
Car Review: 2004 Honda Odyssey
July 26, 2009, 11:12 AM
This is a fantastic car !!!!! I owned three Dodge minivans prior to switching (at my mechanics advice) to Honda. Each Dodge was its own circle of purgatory the Honda is heaven!! I lived at the Dodge service getting repaired ...my Honda needs only routine maintenance. I have put 130,000 plus miles on this car in all kinds of conditions and it has proven reliable, comfortable, and reasonably inexpensive to operate. It has great pickup (zippy 0-60) and rides pleasantly. Road noise level is low to average for a mini van but may seem a little noisy if you are used to a car.
You will keep this minivan for a looong time so protecting it is good.( If you plan to camp or haul garden supplies or other messy things, spring for the large rubber supplemental mat for the back storage area. I also sprayed my seats with stain proofing when it was new.) Like all minivans it takes a while for ac to cool it in the Louisiana summer, but it has better than average heating and cooling. I bought the lower level model and had a rack put on. I did not get auto doors and have not missed them. My only regret is that I let the salesman talk me out of the back up viewer for the dash board. (One bump into something will pay for the viewer). The line of site when backing up is like a SUV and somewhat worse than some other minivans so be careful.
The maintenance department at dealerships vary greatly. The one in Shreveport is fantastic so I expected the same elsewhere but hit one that was terrible. If you hit a bad one try another. You can get most maintenance done at service stations try to use Honda parts.