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Old 27 Feb 2008, 09:22 pm
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Default 2000 Civic power steering fluid

No problem but mine has never been changed (50K miles) should it
be ? (Honda dealer says they can do it for $ 45.00)
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Old 27 Feb 2008, 09:41 pm
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Default Re: 2000 Civic power steering fluid

2000 Civic hatch wrote:
> No problem but mine has never been changed (50K miles) should it
> be ?


no.



> (Honda dealer says they can do it for $ 45.00)


of course. but you're better off giving them the money and having them
/not/ change it since that way there will be no contamination and no
seal problems. honda power steering systems are good for hundreds of
thousands of miles unless monkeyed with.
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Old 27 Feb 2008, 09:57 pm
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Default Re: 2000 Civic power steering fluid

2000 Civic hatch <rob.fruth@gmail.com> wrote in news:10369a2a-e160-43a9-
adf7-01b1d0f1940e@h25g2000hsf.googlegroups.com:

> No problem but mine has never been changed (50K miles) should it
> be ? (Honda dealer says they can do it for $ 45.00)




YES. YES. Do it. Really. Make sure they use genuine Honda PS fluid. This is
imperative.

$45 is a cheap price to make sure your system will remain good and
leak-free for many years hence. Ever priced a new pump? A new rack? They're
somewhat more than $45, I can assure you.


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Old 27 Feb 2008, 10:10 pm
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Default Re: 2000 Civic power steering fluid

Tegger wrote:
> 2000 Civic hatch <rob.fruth@gmail.com> wrote in news:10369a2a-e160-43a9-
> adf7-01b1d0f1940e@h25g2000hsf.googlegroups.com:
>
>> No problem but mine has never been changed (50K miles) should it
>> be ? (Honda dealer says they can do it for $ 45.00)

>
>
>
> YES. YES. Do it. Really.


what is the service interval specified in the honda manual?



> Make sure they use genuine Honda PS fluid. This is
> imperative.
>
> $45 is a cheap price to make sure your system will remain good and
> leak-free for many years hence. Ever priced a new pump? A new rack? They're
> somewhat more than $45, I can assure you.
>
>

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Old 27 Feb 2008, 11:05 pm
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2000 Civic hatch wrote:
> No problem but mine has never been changed (50K miles) should it
> be ? (Honda dealer says they can do it for $ 45.00)


Did you see the this as a maintenance item in your service schedule?

Did the dealer say it should be done?

Jeff
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Old 28 Feb 2008, 06:26 pm
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jim beam <spamvortex@bad.example.net> wrote in
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> Tegger wrote:
>> 2000 Civic hatch <rob.fruth@gmail.com> wrote in
>> news:10369a2a-e160-43a9-
>> adf7-01b1d0f1940e@h25g2000hsf.googlegroups.com:
>>
>>> No problem but mine has never been changed (50K miles) should it
>>> be ? (Honda dealer says they can do it for $ 45.00)

>>
>>
>>
>> YES. YES. Do it. Really.

>
> what is the service interval specified in the honda manual?




There is no mention of that in the manual. I replace mine anyway.

If replacement was $200 I might think twice before recommending
replacement. At $45 it's a no-brainer.


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Old 28 Feb 2008, 08:57 pm
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On Feb 28, 6:26 pm, Tegger <teg...@tegger.c0m> wrote:
> jim beam <spamvor...@bad.example.net> wrote innews:PsSdnQOBnMGhqVvanZ2dnUVZ_sbinZ2d@speakeasy. net:
>
> > Tegger wrote:
> >> 2000 Civic hatch <rob.fr...@gmail.com> wrote in
> >> news:10369a2a-e160-43a9-
> >> adf7-01b1d0f19...@h25g2000hsf.googlegroups.com:

>
> >>> No problem but mine has never been changed (50K miles) should it
> >>> be ? (Honda dealer says they can do it for $ 45.00)

>
> >> YES. YES. Do it. Really.

>
> > what is the service interval specified in the honda manual?

>
> There is no mention of that in the manual. I replace mine anyway.
>
> If replacement was $200 I might think twice before recommending
> replacement. At $45 it's a no-brainer.
>
> --
> Tegger
>
> The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQwww.tegger.com/hondafaq/


Thanks for the feedback all, the manual says not needed but the
service advisor says YES he'd have it done anyway so you can put me
down as a definite maybe (undecided)
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Old 28 Feb 2008, 09:41 pm
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"2000 Civic hatch" <rob.fruth@gmail.com> wrote
> Thanks for the feedback all, the manual says not needed
> but the
> service advisor says YES he'd have it done anyway so you
> can put me
> down as a definite maybe (undecided)


Original owner of a 91 Civic here. Before 2004, the most I
had done with its PS system is add a little genuine Honda
fluid. I never had any problems. I worked on engine drive
parts that required the PS pump's removal then and ended up
adding a lot more fluid.

I personally do not care if it is "only $45." The Honda
newsgroups just do not see reports of the PS system failing
unless some yo-yo adds non-Honda PS fluid to it.

If you must do this for peace of mind, I would think you
could wait at least a few years more.


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Old 28 Feb 2008, 11:01 pm
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Default Re: 2000 Civic power steering fluid

Tegger wrote:
> jim beam <spamvortex@bad.example.net> wrote in
> news:PsSdnQOBnMGhqVvanZ2dnUVZ_sbinZ2d@speakeasy.ne t:
>
>> Tegger wrote:
>>> 2000 Civic hatch <rob.fruth@gmail.com> wrote in
>>> news:10369a2a-e160-43a9-
>>> adf7-01b1d0f1940e@h25g2000hsf.googlegroups.com:
>>>
>>>> No problem but mine has never been changed (50K miles) should it
>>>> be ? (Honda dealer says they can do it for $ 45.00)
>>>
>>>
>>> YES. YES. Do it. Really.

>> what is the service interval specified in the honda manual?

>
>
>
> There is no mention of that in the manual. I replace mine anyway.
>
> If replacement was $200 I might think twice before recommending
> replacement. At $45 it's a no-brainer.
>
>


i respectfully disagree for the reasons previously cited. the power
steering system has very little mechanical load, zero chemical load, and
is spectacularly reliable. the only time it has a problem is if the
fluid becomes contaminated, and frankly, even if it's a dealer, the only
way it /can/ become contaminated is if the junior oil change clown
starts messing with it. dirty fingers, dirty rags, dirty funnels, dirty
oil containers - no thanks.
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Old 28 Feb 2008, 11:02 pm
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Default Re: 2000 Civic power steering fluid

jim beam wrote:
> Tegger wrote:
>> jim beam <spamvortex@bad.example.net> wrote in
>> news:PsSdnQOBnMGhqVvanZ2dnUVZ_sbinZ2d@speakeasy.ne t:
>>> Tegger wrote:
>>>> 2000 Civic hatch <rob.fruth@gmail.com> wrote in
>>>> news:10369a2a-e160-43a9-
>>>> adf7-01b1d0f1940e@h25g2000hsf.googlegroups.com:
>>>>> No problem but mine has never been changed (50K miles) should it
>>>>> be ? (Honda dealer says they can do it for $ 45.00)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> YES. YES. Do it. Really.
>>> what is the service interval specified in the honda manual?

>>
>>
>>
>> There is no mention of that in the manual.


oh, forgot to say, that's because the /manufacturer/ knows it's not
necessary.


>> I replace mine anyway.
>>
>> If replacement was $200 I might think twice before recommending
>> replacement. At $45 it's a no-brainer.
>>
>>

>
> i respectfully disagree for the reasons previously cited. the power
> steering system has very little mechanical load, zero chemical load, and
> is spectacularly reliable. the only time it has a problem is if the
> fluid becomes contaminated, and frankly, even if it's a dealer, the only
> way it /can/ become contaminated is if the junior oil change clown
> starts messing with it. dirty fingers, dirty rags, dirty funnels, dirty
> oil containers - no thanks.

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