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Old 06 Apr 2004, 10:49 pm
savyer
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Default 60k-mile service for Integra GSR

Hello folks,

I don't have manual handy and need to do a 60k-mile service maintenance for
my Integra GSR 99.
Can anybody tell me what are the required and recommended services for stock
GSR at 60k checkpoint need to be completed?

Thanks a lot!
---sv


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Old 07 Apr 2004, 07:22 am
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Default Re: 60k-mile service for Integra GSR


On Wed, 07 Apr 2004 02:49:17 GMT, "savyer"
<savyer@san.rr.com-remove-the-suffix-after-the-com.org> wrote:

>I don't have manual handy and need to do a 60k-mile service maintenance for
>my Integra GSR 99.
>Can anybody tell me what are the required and recommended services for stock
>GSR at 60k checkpoint need to be completed?


Replace oil & filter, air cleaner element, spark plugs if not platinum

Inspect cap & rotor, valve clearance, drive belts, idle speed, brakes,
driveshaft boots.


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Old 08 Apr 2004, 02:05 am
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"John Ings" <nodamned@spam.org> wrote in message
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>
> On Wed, 07 Apr 2004 02:49:17 GMT, "savyer"
> <savyer@san.rr.com-remove-the-suffix-after-the-com.org> wrote:
>
> >I don't have manual handy and need to do a 60k-mile service maintenance

for
> >my Integra GSR 99.
> >Can anybody tell me what are the required and recommended services for

stock
> >GSR at 60k checkpoint need to be completed?

>
> Replace oil & filter, air cleaner element, spark plugs if not platinum
>
> Inspect cap & rotor, valve clearance, drive belts, idle speed, brakes,
> driveshaft boots.
>


I think stock GSR is equipped with platimum spark plugs. Aren't plutinum
plugs supposed to be replaced at 60k-mile service for GSR?

How about break and MT fluids, power steering, fuel injector&lines cleaning,
hand break, ignition timing&wiring adjusting, cool system, hoses?


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Old 08 Apr 2004, 07:41 am
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Default Re: 60k-mile service for Integra GSR

On Thu, 08 Apr 2004 06:05:09 GMT, "savyer"
<savyer@san.rr.com-remove-the-suffix.org> wrote:


>> Replace oil & filter, air cleaner element, spark plugs if not platinum
>>
>> Inspect cap & rotor, valve clearance, drive belts, idle speed, brakes,
>> driveshaft boots.
>>

>
>I think stock GSR is equipped with platimum spark plugs. Aren't plutinum
>plugs supposed to be replaced at 60k-mile service for GSR?


Oh yeah, it says that in print. They didn't put a dot in the chart.

>How about break


Fluid should have been changed at 45,000

>and MT fluids,


Not until 90,000

> power steering, fuel injector&lines cleaning,
>ignition timing&wiring adjusting,


not mentioned

>cool system, hoses?


visual check. Coolant should have been changed at 45,000

>hand break,


every sched maint, but really you should be using it regularly and
checking it then. All fluid levels are checked at every scheduled
service, and should be checked oftener.

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Old 09 Apr 2004, 05:42 pm
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Default Re: 60k-mile service for Integra GSR

On Wed, 07 Apr 2004 02:49:17 GMT, "savyer"
<savyer@san.rr.com-remove-the-suffix-after-the-com.org> wrote:

>Hello folks,
>
>I don't have manual handy and need to do a 60k-mile service maintenance for
>my Integra GSR 99.
>Can anybody tell me what are the required and recommended services for stock
>GSR at 60k checkpoint need to be completed?
>
>Thanks a lot!
>---sv
>

You may want to go to:

http://www.acura.com/owning/owning_index.asp

and set up an account (it is free) which gives good factory
recommended info on maintenance. You can also set up to track your
service, which I find helpful due to absent-mindedness. I look there
to remember what I have (and have not) had done.

Good luck. Keep up the recommended maintenance, especially the oil
changes (and monitor other fluids). Make sure if you do not use a
reputable dealer, that you use someone that uses Castrol, Valvoline,
or other high grade oil. I have a 97 now, but had an '89 that lasted
me 10 years as well.
Posted by the Rubber Dino.
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Old 10 Apr 2004, 03:21 am
savyer
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Default Re: 60k-mile service for Integra GSR

> >
> >I think stock GSR is equipped with platimum spark plugs. Aren't plutinum
> >plugs supposed to be replaced at 60k-mile service for GSR?

>
> Oh yeah, it says that in print. They didn't put a dot in the chart.


Are you referring to the recommendations in the manual?

>
> >How about break

>
> Fluid should have been changed at 45,000
>
> >and MT fluids,

>
> Not until 90,000


According to the manual?

>
> > power steering, fuel injector&lines cleaning,
> >ignition timing&wiring adjusting,

>
> not mentioned


Acura dealer recommends to do it.

>
> >cool system, hoses?

>
> visual check. Coolant should have been changed at 45,000


I meant cooling system. I suspect it entails more than just checking level
of coolant?

>
> >hand break,

>
> every sched maint, but really you should be using it regularly and
> checking it then. All fluid levels are checked at every scheduled
> service, and should be checked oftener.


How do I check the hand brake?


My original intention was to figure out what practical maintenance
procedures should be done vs. recommended by dealer/manufacturer since I
decide to not use the dealer for the 60k-mile service. I think 700$ for
60k-mile service is rather expensive.



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Old 10 Apr 2004, 03:26 am
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>
> You may want to go to:
>
> http://www.acura.com/owning/owning_index.asp
>
> and set up an account (it is free) which gives good factory
> recommended info on maintenance. You can also set up to track your
> service, which I find helpful due to absent-mindedness. I look there
> to remember what I have (and have not) had done.
>
> Good luck. Keep up the recommended maintenance, especially the oil
> changes (and monitor other fluids). Make sure if you do not use a
> reputable dealer, that you use someone that uses Castrol, Valvoline,
> or other high grade oil. I have a 97 now, but had an '89 that lasted
> me 10 years as well.
> Posted by the Rubber Dino.


Thanks Dino for the suggestions. I do change oil and other fluids
according to the regular schedule.
Just wanted to hear suggestions from experienced owners of Integras on what
is more practical to do for 60k-mile service vs cosmetic maintenance.
Don't want to overspend $$ on frivolous procedures that don't really make
any difference for longevity of the car.



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Old 10 Apr 2004, 07:33 am
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On Sat, 10 Apr 2004 07:21:14 GMT, "savyer"
<savyer@san.rr.com-remove-the-suffix.org> wrote:

>> >
>> >I think stock GSR is equipped with platimum spark plugs. Aren't plutinum
>> >plugs supposed to be replaced at 60k-mile service for GSR?

>>
>> Oh yeah, it says that in print. They didn't put a dot in the chart.

>
>Are you referring to the recommendations in the manual?


Yes

>> >How about break

>>
>> Fluid should have been changed at 45,000
>>
>> >and MT fluids,

>>
>> Not until 90,000

>
>According to the manual?


Yes. Unless you want to follow the Severe Conditions schedule

>> > power steering, fuel injector&lines cleaning,
>> >ignition timing&wiring adjusting,

>>
>> not mentioned

>
>Acura dealer recommends to do it.


$$$$

>> >cool system, hoses?

>>
>> visual check. Coolant should have been changed at 45,000

>
>I meant cooling system. I suspect it entails more than just checking level
>of coolant?


Hoses for soft spots, cracks, brittleness. Rad for leaves and dead
grasshoppers.

>> >hand break,

>>
>> every sched maint, but really you should be using it regularly and
>> checking it then. All fluid levels are checked at every scheduled
>> service, and should be checked oftener.

>
>How do I check the hand brake?


Fully engaged in 6 to 10 clicks.

>My original intention was to figure out what practical maintenance
>procedures should be done vs. recommended by dealer/manufacturer since I
>decide to not use the dealer for the 60k-mile service. I think 700$ for
>60k-mile service is rather expensive.


Outrageous.

Two items of advice here:

If you plan on doing it yourself, buy a service manual.

If you don't have the facilities, the time or the expertise to do it
yourself, find a small, independent, owner-operated shop that
specializes in Honda/Accura. Not a service station. Not an outfit that
has a gaggle of mechanics being paid union wages. Look for a neat,
well equipped shop in as obscure a location as possible. A place that
has no hope of walk-in business and must depend on satisfied customers
for word of mouth advertising. Such places are usually found in those
industrial ghettos that have large buildings that rent bays to
commercial tennants. A local Honda enthusiasts club will know where to
find one you can trust. If the guy filling out the maintenance request
doesn't have grease on his hands, look elsewhere.



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Old 11 Apr 2004, 12:27 pm
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> Just wanted to hear suggestions from experienced owners of Integras on

what
> is more practical to do for 60k-mile service vs cosmetic maintenance.
> Don't want to overspend $$ on frivolous procedures that don't really make
> any difference for longevity of the car.



For FWIW, my wife's 93 Integra GS has never had a 'scheduled' service. I
change the fluids on a schedule (oil every 3k-4k), coolant every 50,000
miles. Plugs and ignition parts as needed, I inspect them every 25,000 or
so.

Car now has 225,000 on it and runs like a clock.

For the quoted $700 for a 60K service, at $80 an hour the car would have to
be in the bay for 8.75 hours. Take off some of the $700 for a few
incidental parts and the car would be in the bay for what, 6 hours? I
really doubt that it is.

-David


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Old 11 Apr 2004, 01:27 pm
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On Sun, 11 Apr 2004 16:27:04 GMT, "David Teichholtz"
<nomorespam@spam.com> wrote:

>
>> Just wanted to hear suggestions from experienced owners of Integras on

>what
>> is more practical to do for 60k-mile service vs cosmetic maintenance.
>> Don't want to overspend $$ on frivolous procedures that don't really make
>> any difference for longevity of the car.

>
>
>For FWIW, my wife's 93 Integra GS has never had a 'scheduled' service. I
>change the fluids on a schedule (oil every 3k-4k), coolant every 50,000
>miles. Plugs and ignition parts as needed, I inspect them every 25,000 or
>so.
>
>Car now has 225,000 on it and runs like a clock.
>
>For the quoted $700 for a 60K service, at $80 an hour the car would have to
>be in the bay for 8.75 hours. Take off some of the $700 for a few
>incidental parts and the car would be in the bay for what, 6 hours? I
>really doubt that it is.
>

You're way overdue for a new timing belt if you haven't changed it!


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