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Old 17 Jun 2008, 07:46 am
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I've just bought my first Honda. It's a 1991 Concerto 1.6i-16 automatic. It has low miles and a near complete service history, so I intend to look after it. However, servicing for this car is expensive and I can't really justify this expense when I consider how much I paid for the car itself. Consequently, I have decided to do as much of this as I can myself, but I'm having trouble finding a suitable coolant/antifreeze. The owner's manual states that I have to be very careful when choosing a coolant/antifreeze but doesn't recommend a brand. Can anyone help me with this? Could anyone also recommend a suitable engine oil with specifications? Any other tips for sevicing this car would be very much appreciated.
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Old 17 Jun 2008, 04:28 pm
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Alright mate, i also own a Honda Concerto, an absolute ace car, servicing the car isn't that expensive, only some parts are, some parts are quite cheap e.g the oil filter is cheaper than a Vauxhall Corsa's. Anyway cut the bollocks and onto the question, I noticed that about the anti-freeze in the Honda Car Manual and it doesn't state, i just used Asda anti-freeze, it hasn't done my car any harm, remember these cars are 20 years old and the stuff they make today are quite universal and they can go in most cars. Also The oil you should use for this car is a 10w 40, 3.5 litres max (depending on the type), not too sure, just add some in then check dip stick level but give it the oil time to settle to the bottom. This is actually a cap near the engine that you can unsrew and just add oil into the engine until the oil pours out of the cap which is the perfect amount. If you are going to add braking fluid to your car, it is either dot 3 or dot 4, use dot 4 because if the previous owner used dot 4 braking fluid this means you can't use dot 3 braking fluid but if the previous owner used dot 3 braking fluid, you can use dot 4 braking fluid, so to be safe use dot 4 braking fluid (if you get that). If still unsure about the anti-freeze question, visit a local mechanic or Honda dealer and ask them, if you don't ask you don't get. Remember 50/50 water and antifreeze mixture.
If in doubt on what parts to get, go to Vehicle Selection type in your registration plate and there you are, all the right parts that you need for your car, if in doubt on about anything else do not hesitate to contact me and let me know how you got on. Oh and i forgot, GOOD LUCK MY FRIEND AND GOD SPEED.
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Old 19 Jun 2008, 12:23 pm
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Nice one JCJ. Thanks for such a lengthy reply. I've just gone out and bought some antifreeze but I'm having trouble replacing it. I located the radiator drainage plug (although I had to take my battery and battery housing plate out in order to access it!) but I can't find the drain or bleed bolts. The diagram in my manual doesn't bear much resemblence to my engine! It might be because my Concerto's an automatic and the diagram pertains to a manual.....I dunno! When I bought my car, although it ran ok, the expansion tank was empty and there's a threaded hole at the front of the cylinder block which seems to be missing a bolt. I thought this might be the hole for the drainage bolt and the reason why the expansion tank was dry, so I replaced the radiator plug and filled the coolant system up with deionized water, hoping it would pour out of the hole. This way I could have confirmed the location of the engine's drainage hole. However, nothing came out. It could be that the engine needs to be running for the coolant to circulate around the engine but my battery's on charge and I wont be able to find this out for several hours. Any idea?
Thanks Mick
PS How can I tell whether my Concerto is a DOHC or SOHC?
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Old 23 Jul 2010, 07:35 am
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To find out id your Concerto is SOHC or DOHC, just look under the timing belt cover. If there is two camshafts (circle things with the timing belt over them) then its DOHC. If theres one, its a SOHC. I think the Engine number will also reveal it if you can decipher it with your manual.
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