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Offline r0tor

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Re: Mechanic Stuff
« Reply #660 on: February 04, 2021, 12:45:11 pm »
Taking it to the mechanic tomorrow... -walk of mechsnical engineer shame-
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Re: Mechanic Stuff
« Reply #661 on: February 09, 2021, 12:56:53 pm »
A customer brought me a pizza. Cool.

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Re: Mechanic Stuff
« Reply #662 on: February 12, 2021, 03:10:44 pm »
I finally changed out the valve cover gasket on Scrappy. Need to clean all the oil off the engine and underside of transmission...  :mask:
Job was soooo much easier than the one on 2003 Odyssey.

I also took off the EGR valve and tried to clean it all out- check engine light comes and goes since I bought it from Rich. Mechanic said it doesn't hurt anything, new valve is $200ish at Advance.

Also took the oil jug to Advance auto, had Odyssey, Impreza, and Miata oil in it. :thumbsup:

So the driver headlight on Scrappy goes out some times. I replaced the bulb and ended up replacing the bulb connector when it went out the second time. Now when it goes out, opening the hood and letting it slam it turns back on.    :confused:  Sigh that will be a serious obnoxious hassle to fix. I don't think it's my hack connector job- I soldered the wires then wrapped them up super well with electrical tape then also tucked then new harness into the plastic corrugated harness and wrapped that all up with electrical tape.  :hammerhead:
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Re: Mechanic Stuff
« Reply #663 on: February 12, 2021, 04:48:36 pm »
I finally changed out the valve cover gasket on Scrappy. Need to clean all the oil off the engine and underside of transmission...  :mask:
Job was soooo much easier than the one on 2003 Odyssey.

I also took off the EGR valve and tried to clean it all out- check engine light comes and goes since I bought it from Rich. Mechanic said it doesn't hurt anything, new valve is $200ish at Advance.

Also took the oil jug to Advance auto, had Odyssey, Impreza, and Miata oil in it. :thumbsup:

So the driver headlight on Scrappy goes out some times. I replaced the bulb and ended up replacing the bulb connector when it went out the second time. Now when it goes out, opening the hood and letting it slam it turns back on.    :confused:  Sigh that will be a serious obnoxious hassle to fix. I don't think it's my hack connector job- I soldered the wires then wrapped them up super well with electrical tape then also tucked then new harness into the plastic corrugated harness and wrapped that all up with electrical tape.  :hammerhead:

Check the ground for the light.

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Re: Mechanic Stuff
« Reply #664 on: February 12, 2021, 05:10:45 pm »
Check the ground for the light.

The 3 wires go to what looks like a relay or other bundle of wires. Ugh.
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Re: Mechanic Stuff
« Reply #665 on: February 12, 2021, 05:19:20 pm »
Is it a HID light?

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Re: Mechanic Stuff
« Reply #666 on: February 12, 2021, 06:31:41 pm »
The 3 wires go to what looks like a relay or other bundle of wires. Ugh.

Could you use a continuity tester on a multimeter?
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Re: Mechanic Stuff
« Reply #667 on: February 12, 2021, 08:08:56 pm »
Is it a HID light?

Nope.

Could you use a continuity tester on a multimeter?

Yeah, I'll have to do that. But it still means unplugging connectors or trying to get the multimeter leads into tiny spots (ends of connectors).
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Re: Mechanic Stuff
« Reply #668 on: March 04, 2021, 07:41:36 pm »
Stupid headlight bulb was burnt out.

So odd as it it wasn't working a few times but came back on when I slammed the hood. Tomorrow = 60 and sunny = 'Vert day!!!!  :rockon:
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Re: Mechanic Stuff
« Reply #669 on: March 09, 2021, 12:02:51 pm »
1997 Explorer, fuel pump failed. Changed the lovely, Chinese made one that was on there, a bunch of crap came out the outlet side. That's quality right there. Haha.
I've seen engines destroyed by Chinese oil filters. People just don't get it, I guess.

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Re: Mechanic Stuff
« Reply #670 on: June 07, 2021, 10:38:04 am »
So.....Honda still promotes a 60K timing belt replacement?  When I left the Honda store it had been moved to 90k and eventually in the 90s, Japanese cars were going with 120K.

The last visit at the dealership recommended:

Brake fluid change.
Transmission fluid change.


GM had 100K trans fluid and coolant. Any other recommendation was something manufactured by the service manager of the dealership, not the factory.

Is Honda that far behind?
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