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Old 09 Aug 2006, 04:01 pm
mrmatrix
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Default 06 accord ex questions

OK, I am going to most likely going to purchase a 2006 Honda Accord EX
4 cyl 5spd automatic w/out leather and w/out navigation.

I have some questions, do the hondas still come with the carpeted floor

mats like they used to?


Honda's use 5w-20 oil right? What is the best brand of 5w-20 to use?
I have always used castrol when I use dino oil.


Where is a good place to purchase genuine honda accessories on the web
w/good prices and service?


If I understand correctly, I can not install the add on outside
temperature sensor with the add-on factory foglights. Any way around
this?

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Old 10 Aug 2006, 12:32 pm
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Default Re: 06 accord ex questions

Just bought an Accord SE last night. Here's my input:

- My SE came with carpeted floor mats.

- I pay more attention to the grade of oil rather than the brand,
e.g. API Service SJ over API SH. I've found that top brands
doesn't always have the highest API grades.

- www.hondapartsdeals.com is a good place to look for accessories.
Their prices are good and they have PDF installation guides to
download.

- The installation instructions for the outside temperature gauge
do say that it is incompatible with the factory fog lights.
I suppose where there's a will, there's a way. But personally,
I wouldn't jerry-rig a brand new $20K+ car just to see
exactly how hot or how cold it was outside.

fg

mrmatrix wrote:
> OK, I am going to most likely going to purchase a 2006 Honda Accord EX
> 4 cyl 5spd automatic w/out leather and w/out navigation.
>
> I have some questions, do the hondas still come with the carpeted floor
>
> mats like they used to?
>
>
> Honda's use 5w-20 oil right? What is the best brand of 5w-20 to use?
> I have always used castrol when I use dino oil.
>
>
> Where is a good place to purchase genuine honda accessories on the web
> w/good prices and service?
>
>
> If I understand correctly, I can not install the add on outside
> temperature sensor with the add-on factory foglights. Any way around
> this?


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Old 10 Aug 2006, 01:35 pm
John Horner
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Default Re: 06 accord ex questions

mrmatrix wrote:
> OK, I am going to most likely going to purchase a 2006 Honda Accord EX
> 4 cyl 5spd automatic w/out leather and w/out navigation.
>
> I have some questions, do the hondas still come with the carpeted floor
>
> mats like they used to?
>


Yes, I believe so.

>
> Honda's use 5w-20 oil right? What is the best brand of 5w-20 to use?
> I have always used castrol when I use dino oil.


Any name brand GF-4/SM rated oil is a pretty darn good oil these days.
Castrol GTX is good stuff and if that is what you are comfortable with
there is no need to change.


>
>
> Where is a good place to purchase genuine honda accessories on the web
> w/good prices and service?


I've done business with these folks a few times and have been completely
happy:

http://www.handa-accessories.com/


>
>
> If I understand correctly, I can not install the add on outside
> temperature sensor with the add-on factory foglights. Any way around
> this?
>


Don't know on that one!

John

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Old 10 Aug 2006, 01:39 pm
John Horner
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Default Re: 06 accord ex questions

fernando_g_90031@yahoo.com wrote:
> Just bought an Accord SE last night. Here's my input:
>
> - My SE came with carpeted floor mats.
>
> - I pay more attention to the grade of oil rather than the brand,
> e.g. API Service SJ over API SH. I've found that top brands
> doesn't always have the highest API grades.


Then you may well just be seeing very old stock on the store's shelves.
Sometimes retail motor oil rattles around the distribution system for
years.

All of the well known brands in the US are shipping their mainstream
oils at the latest certification, which is API SM. There are some
specialty oil exceptions such as for lawnmowers, motorcyles and racing
where the oils might not be at the latest automotive specs, but those
are not available in 5W-20 anyway, so the point is moot.

John

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Old 11 Aug 2006, 08:09 am
mrmatrix
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Default Re: 06 accord ex questions

thanks guys, no need to buy floor mats, yeah!.....Castox 5w-20 it is,
and factory filters, and I may look into getting an aftermarket set of
foglights and intstall the factory temp gauge, I really like having an
outside temp gauge for possible freezing weather.
John Horner wrote:
> fernando_g_90031@yahoo.com wrote:
> > Just bought an Accord SE last night. Here's my input:
> >
> > - My SE came with carpeted floor mats.
> >
> > - I pay more attention to the grade of oil rather than the brand,
> > e.g. API Service SJ over API SH. I've found that top brands
> > doesn't always have the highest API grades.

>
> Then you may well just be seeing very old stock on the store's shelves.
> Sometimes retail motor oil rattles around the distribution system for
> years.
>
> All of the well known brands in the US are shipping their mainstream
> oils at the latest certification, which is API SM. There are some
> specialty oil exceptions such as for lawnmowers, motorcyles and racing
> where the oils might not be at the latest automotive specs, but those
> are not available in 5W-20 anyway, so the point is moot.
>
> John


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