It sounds like you've covered the basics already, but perhaps someone more mechanically knowledgeable can chime in with something else more in depth. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. This effectively holds the front brakes on while you're driving and really screws up your fuel economy. Are you saying I should expect to feel 5 shifts? I do find the automatic transmission to be both a blessing and curse. I started it cold then drove down my street and it just died without warning and now it won't start. If the factory harness plug is intact you can pick up an adaptor which will allow you to plug in an aftermarket stereo directly to the factory harness. All new cars use R-134a refrigerant as it doesn't degrade the ozone.
I know it's electrical because I get no. You can now see thermostat. Other than changing the timing belt at 90k, the car had never seen the inside of the dealership or mechanic shop. Follow the fuel lines from the front to the fuel tank. Remember a new packing for thermostathouse. In the case that it still has those bolts, un torque the steak nut on the axle, you must pop upper and lower ball joints as well as the tie rod.
Oh, you know what, if they're in there working on the timing belt you probably want to replace the water pump at the same time. My car is nearly 15 years old and I plan to keep it another 5 years at which time I will sell and it will still be a great deal for the next driver. Less complete, less accurate wring diagrams and other information can be found at a lower price in the aftermarket service manuals sold at auto parts stores. The exterior is still in great shape with little to no surface rust, and the interior is also in great shape with no tears and minor wear. So, what else should I ask to get checked, repaired, replaced or looked at in order to improve my economy while getting my engine tuned up while at the mechanic? Dirty oil can reduce fuel economy up to 1 mile per gallon! Fifth, I would only use synthetic 5W-30 engine oil; e. They de-laminate internally and block the flow of brake fluid back to the reservoir when the peddle is released.
By the way, 35 mpg highway is very good for your car and I hope this is what you're actually getting! A slipping automatic transmission can cost you 1 mile per gallon or more. When re-installing reiverse the process. I gave it back to her a few months ago, and hope to buy another one soon. It looks like your car is in great condition. This brake job typically takes a good hour or two longer than a regular brake job, because the fasteners are usually really an issue.
It sounds like you are off to a great start trying the techniques shared here. They read 35 psi, however, I'm worried this might harm my tires. If you're getting new tires, look to see if you can get ones with low rolling resistance. Make sure that the distributor shaft is line up with the notches on the cam. If its a 4 cyl auto, then you're doing great. By the way, 35 mpg highway is very good for your car and I hope this is what you're actually getting! This feels like another shift and the rpm will drop. Fuel Saving Tip 6: Practice Preventive Maintenance: Simple preventative maintenance steps that you can do to conserve energy, protect your investment, improve highway safety and benefit the environment include: Regularly changing your motor oil.
You'll have to remove the tank … to remove the pump. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. What the 'lock-up' does is eliminate this slippage by creating a direct connection between the motor and the transmission gears. Use air vents to circulate air instead of air conditioning. After that buy weatherstripping and weatherstripping adhesive from an auto repair store. Will those in improve my inital mpg with temperature lower than 40F? I would drive my car to California or Alaska from Wisconsin in a heartbeat.
Change every 6 months or 6,000 miles, whichever comes first. The average that it gives is around 6 kilometres per litre which I think is very less. You have already received some useful advice about maintenance and there isn't much more I'd add. As for oil dipstick heaters, they are not as effective as freeze plug-style heaters, however that may be all that's available to you. Fuel Saving Tip 4: Change Your Spark Plugs A vehicle can have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times every l, 000 miles, resulting in a lot of heat, electrical and chemical erosion. I just wish the mpgs were a bit higher. If you need to replace the factory harness connector for any reason just go to a Honda dealership and the parts or service department sould be able to print it off for you.
Appearance: It's a pretty decent looking car for the most part, I made a few modifications to make it look better, I'm fairly satisfied with it. On Friday, I bought 2. I didn't get any solution till now. Sixth, I would drop and clean the transmission pan, install a new filter, and refill with Mobil 1 Synthetic Multi-Vehicle transmission fluid. Good driving and hypermiling go together in my book. This tube is fasten to thermostathouse.
Unless the system has been upgraded, it'll still use R-12 refrigerant, which is extremely hard to find, and extremely expensive since it is no longer manufacturer. The physical location in on the passenger side of the engine. Vehicles have a loose or missing gas cap. It's the same story if you have a manual transmission with a slipping clutch. You should get several years of good service from yours. Be care, because … coolingfluid will flow out. Gas mileage decreases rapidly above 60 miles per hour.