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Old 12 May 2007, 03:45 pm
Eye In The Sky
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Default Factory recommended service intervals

Just bought me a new V6 Accord sedan (EX-L trim line) -- very nice car!

The supplied MANFACTURER maintenance booklet does not list the
MANUFACTURER-recommended time/mileage intervals for various services.
However, there is a separate booklet with DEALER-recommended service
intervals. I asked the dealer about that and he said there are no MFR
recommended intervals, just ones from the DEALER.

My experience over the years with various brands of cars is that dealers
generally recommend more frequent service intevals than the manufacturer
does. No big surprise there since the dealer usually does the service.

So what's the deal? Has American Honda quit making service recommendations
for their vehicles??


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Old 12 May 2007, 04:06 pm
Gordon McGrew
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On Sat, 12 May 2007 16:45:16 -0400, "Eye In The Sky" <ruleman@> wrote:

>Just bought me a new V6 Accord sedan (EX-L trim line) -- very nice car!
>
>The supplied MANFACTURER maintenance booklet does not list the
>MANUFACTURER-recommended time/mileage intervals for various services.
>However, there is a separate booklet with DEALER-recommended service
>intervals. I asked the dealer about that and he said there are no MFR
>recommended intervals, just ones from the DEALER.
>
>My experience over the years with various brands of cars is that dealers
>generally recommend more frequent service intevals than the manufacturer
>does. No big surprise there since the dealer usually does the service.
>
>So what's the deal? Has American Honda quit making service recommendations
>for their vehicles??


Can't imagine it. Are you sure the dealer didn't use a razor blade to
cut the pages out?


>

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Old 12 May 2007, 04:38 pm
Michael Pardee
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"Eye In The Sky" <ruleman@> wrote in message
news:Ia2dnb2YvtzDutvbnZ2dnUVZ_oSnnZ2d@comcast.com. ..
> Just bought me a new V6 Accord sedan (EX-L trim line) -- very nice car!
>
> The supplied MANFACTURER maintenance booklet does not list the
> MANUFACTURER-recommended time/mileage intervals for various services.
> However, there is a separate booklet with DEALER-recommended service
> intervals. I asked the dealer about that and he said there are no MFR
> recommended intervals, just ones from the DEALER.
>
> My experience over the years with various brands of cars is that dealers
> generally recommend more frequent service intevals than the manufacturer
> does. No big surprise there since the dealer usually does the service.
>
> So what's the deal? Has American Honda quit making service recommendations
> for their vehicles??
>
>

Dunno - yesterday I was checking my daughter's '93 Accord fine manual for
the timing belt change interval. It's 90K miles, but imagine my surprise to
see it noted as "recommended only."

Mike



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Old 12 May 2007, 04:46 pm
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"Eye In The Sky" <ruleman@> wrote in message
news:Ia2dnb2YvtzDutvbnZ2dnUVZ_oSnnZ2d@comcast.com. ..
> Just bought me a new V6 Accord sedan (EX-L trim line) -- very nice car!
>
> The supplied MANFACTURER maintenance booklet does not list the
> MANUFACTURER-recommended time/mileage intervals for various services.
> However, there is a separate booklet with DEALER-recommended service
> intervals. I asked the dealer about that and he said there are no MFR
> recommended intervals, just ones from the DEALER.
>
> My experience over the years with various brands of cars is that dealers
> generally recommend more frequent service intevals than the manufacturer
> does. No big surprise there since the dealer usually does the service.
>
> So what's the deal? Has American Honda quit making service recommendations
> for their vehicles??
>


My 06 Accord I4 coupe has recommended service based on the maintenance
minder -- A or B service. That service is specified in terms of what is
needed. Your owner's manual should have that information.


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Old 12 May 2007, 06:49 pm
Grumpy AuContraire
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Michael Pardee wrote:

> "Eye In The Sky" <ruleman@> wrote in message
> news:Ia2dnb2YvtzDutvbnZ2dnUVZ_oSnnZ2d@comcast.com. ..
>
>>Just bought me a new V6 Accord sedan (EX-L trim line) -- very nice car!
>>
>>The supplied MANFACTURER maintenance booklet does not list the
>>MANUFACTURER-recommended time/mileage intervals for various services.
>>However, there is a separate booklet with DEALER-recommended service
>>intervals. I asked the dealer about that and he said there are no MFR
>>recommended intervals, just ones from the DEALER.
>>
>>My experience over the years with various brands of cars is that dealers
>>generally recommend more frequent service intevals than the manufacturer
>>does. No big surprise there since the dealer usually does the service.
>>
>>So what's the deal? Has American Honda quit making service recommendations
>>for their vehicles??
>>
>>

>
> Dunno - yesterday I was checking my daughter's '93 Accord fine manual for
> the timing belt change interval. It's 90K miles, but imagine my surprise to
> see it noted as "recommended only."
>
> Mike
>


Hell, I still haven't found the officially specified timing belt change
for either my '82 or '83 Civic though I'm convinced that it should be
every 60K.

JT


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Old 12 May 2007, 08:03 pm
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Grumpy AuContraire wrote:
>
>
> Michael Pardee wrote:
>
>> "Eye In The Sky" <ruleman@> wrote in message
>> news:Ia2dnb2YvtzDutvbnZ2dnUVZ_oSnnZ2d@comcast.com. ..
>>
>>> Just bought me a new V6 Accord sedan (EX-L trim line) -- very nice car!
>>>
>>> The supplied MANFACTURER maintenance booklet does not list the
>>> MANUFACTURER-recommended time/mileage intervals for various services.
>>> However, there is a separate booklet with DEALER-recommended service
>>> intervals. I asked the dealer about that and he said there are no MFR
>>> recommended intervals, just ones from the DEALER.
>>>
>>> My experience over the years with various brands of cars is that
>>> dealers generally recommend more frequent service intevals than the
>>> manufacturer does. No big surprise there since the dealer usually
>>> does the service.
>>>
>>> So what's the deal? Has American Honda quit making service
>>> recommendations for their vehicles??
>>>
>>>

>>
>> Dunno - yesterday I was checking my daughter's '93 Accord fine manual
>> for the timing belt change interval. It's 90K miles, but imagine my
>> surprise to see it noted as "recommended only."
>>
>> Mike

>
> Hell, I still haven't found the officially specified timing belt change
> for either my '82 or '83 Civic though I'm convinced that it should be
> every 60K.
>
> JT
>
>

you still get belts for that ok?
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Old 12 May 2007, 10:44 pm
Grumpy AuContraire
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jim beam wrote:
> Grumpy AuContraire wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Michael Pardee wrote:
>>
>>> "Eye In The Sky" <ruleman@> wrote in message
>>> news:Ia2dnb2YvtzDutvbnZ2dnUVZ_oSnnZ2d@comcast.com. ..
>>>
>>>> Just bought me a new V6 Accord sedan (EX-L trim line) -- very nice car!
>>>>
>>>> The supplied MANFACTURER maintenance booklet does not list the
>>>> MANUFACTURER-recommended time/mileage intervals for various
>>>> services. However, there is a separate booklet with
>>>> DEALER-recommended service intervals. I asked the dealer about that
>>>> and he said there are no MFR recommended intervals, just ones from
>>>> the DEALER.
>>>>
>>>> My experience over the years with various brands of cars is that
>>>> dealers generally recommend more frequent service intevals than the
>>>> manufacturer does. No big surprise there since the dealer usually
>>>> does the service.
>>>>
>>>> So what's the deal? Has American Honda quit making service
>>>> recommendations for their vehicles??
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> Dunno - yesterday I was checking my daughter's '93 Accord fine manual
>>> for the timing belt change interval. It's 90K miles, but imagine my
>>> surprise to see it noted as "recommended only."
>>>
>>> Mike

>>
>>
>> Hell, I still haven't found the officially specified timing belt
>> change for either my '82 or '83 Civic though I'm convinced that it
>> should be every 60K.
>>
>> JT
>>
>>

> you still get belts for that ok?



Sure do.

In fact, parts are incredibly cheap for the most part as I like to
maintain a certain amount of "stock" for future usage. I just scored a
set of new strut catridges on eBay for a mere $14.99...

JT

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Old 12 May 2007, 11:18 pm
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On Sat, 12 May 2007 23:49:00 GMT, Grumpy AuContraire
<Grumpy@ExtraGrumpyville.com> wrote:

>
>
>Michael Pardee wrote:
>
>> "Eye In The Sky" <ruleman@> wrote in message
>> news:Ia2dnb2YvtzDutvbnZ2dnUVZ_oSnnZ2d@comcast.com. ..
>>
>>>Just bought me a new V6 Accord sedan (EX-L trim line) -- very nice car!
>>>
>>>The supplied MANFACTURER maintenance booklet does not list the
>>>MANUFACTURER-recommended time/mileage intervals for various services.
>>>However, there is a separate booklet with DEALER-recommended service
>>>intervals. I asked the dealer about that and he said there are no MFR
>>>recommended intervals, just ones from the DEALER.
>>>
>>>My experience over the years with various brands of cars is that dealers
>>>generally recommend more frequent service intevals than the manufacturer
>>>does. No big surprise there since the dealer usually does the service.
>>>
>>>So what's the deal? Has American Honda quit making service recommendations
>>>for their vehicles??
>>>
>>>

>>
>> Dunno - yesterday I was checking my daughter's '93 Accord fine manual for
>> the timing belt change interval. It's 90K miles, but imagine my surprise to
>> see it noted as "recommended only."
>>
>> Mike
>>

>
>Hell, I still haven't found the officially specified timing belt change
>for either my '82 or '83 Civic though I'm convinced that it should be
>every 60K.
>
>JT
>


Honda started specifying the 60K interval in the mid '80s but made it
a retroactive recommendation for earlier models as well.
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Old 13 May 2007, 04:39 pm
Eric
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Gordon McGrew wrote:
>
> Honda started specifying the 60K interval in the mid '80s but made it
> a retroactive recommendation for earlier models as well.


That's because the '84-5 Civics used a new belt design than the earlier
Civics and it was failing early. Honda later redesigned the belt and fixed
the problem.

Eric
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