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hawaiian5
01-01-2010, 02:38 PM
ok, i got a lil over 1200 to spend on my cars engine. i know it aint alot, but i have it right now and im stuck on what to buy. im not looking to put performance upgrades, just looking to keep the engine running smooth. i have a 3.0 v6 honda accord. i already changed the water pump, timming belt, sparkplugs,..rebuilt trans,....what else do u guys think i should do? the car has 115000 miles on it...

SicAudio
01-01-2010, 02:42 PM
nothing at all if it runs fine bank the money til you need it for a repair ;)

altoncustomtech
01-01-2010, 02:43 PM
YIKES! All that already at only 115,000?!!? If it was me I'd consider getting rid of it, todays cars should easily pass that mileage without so much as changing the waterpump, sparkplugs yeah. Timing belt and rebuilt trans before 115k, either the thing's a lemon or Honda's cars aren't as good as I thought they were. Considering what you mentioned I sure as hell wouldn't put any performance mods on it, you'd kill it fast.

Just my worthless .02

SicAudio
01-01-2010, 02:49 PM
thats what i was thinking when i said bank the $$$$ lolz

altoncustomtech
01-01-2010, 02:51 PM
reading > me... nevermind on the comment about the performance parts, missed the "NOT" in the OP... still can't believe you've had that much trouble already at 115k though.... if you changed the spark plugs go ahead and change the wires too, they're more important than you think... get a K&N or GREEN (or whatever color the name is of the brand) air filter, reusable and help add a little HP to the engine, definitely help it run smoother... Not to much else to mention that doesn't get into performance stuff... I dunno if there's an aftermarket ignition coil for it or not, that wouldn't hurt either....

I'm outta ideas, hope someone who knows the cars in and out can help you more....

95BlackGA
01-01-2010, 03:01 PM
YIKES! All that already at only 115,000?!!? If it was me I'd consider getting rid of it, todays cars should easily pass that mileage without so much as changing the waterpump, sparkplugs yeah. Timing belt and rebuilt trans before 115k, either the thing's a lemon or Honda's cars aren't as good as I thought they were. Considering what you mentioned I sure as hell wouldn't put any performance mods on it, you'd kill it fast.

Just my worthless .02

You do know that the recommended mileage for changing the timing belt on a lot of cars is at 65k, even California I believe it is a mandatory thing. Most people can get away with changing the timing belt out at around 100k, which is the "normal" increment to change it at. The water pump, and transmission who knows... He could be a ****** driver. :laugh:

OP - Get the best (suitable) sparkplugs, and wires that is recommended for your car, not recommended by a repair shop or dealership, but by other Accord owners. Definitely get a new intake, be it cold air, or warm air, most of the time, an aftermarket unit is far superior to a stock (oem) intake. An exhaust would be my next upgrade, as you can't put too much on a car and expect it to go fast with a ****** exhaust. (While these are "performance parts" you should still see quite a bit of improvement with everyday driving. Especially with a new less restrictive intake, you should gain a couple MPG across a full tank of gas.

hawaiian5
01-01-2010, 05:55 PM
ok i should have been more clear about things...nothing on my car broke except for the tranny. and even that would have lasted longer if not for my ex gf who i was with at the time. broke it on purpose. anyways i changed all of that just because i wanted to. honda reccomends changing the timming belt at 75000. i was a lil late. lol. since i was doing that, i figured i have the water pump replaced also. all of which was done at 103000 miles. the car is a 2003. same car u see in my avatar. i just dont wanna wait for something to happen. i figure since the miles are high, might as well start getting new things. a lil at a time instead of wait and take the chances of not having the money to pay for it. BEING A SINGLE PARENT IS HARD WORK. ESPECIALLY WITH THE COST OF LIVING IN HAWAII.

95BlackGA
01-01-2010, 06:43 PM
ok i should have been more clear about things...nothing on my car broke except for the tranny. and even that would have lasted longer if not for my ex gf who i was with at the time. broke it on purpose. anyways i changed all of that just because i wanted to. honda reccomends changing the timming belt at 75000. i was a lil late. lol. since i was doing that, i figured i have the water pump replaced also. all of which was done at 103000 miles. the car is a 2003. same car u see in my avatar. i just dont wanna wait for something to happen. i figure since the miles are high, might as well start getting new things. a lil at a time instead of wait and take the chances of not having the money to pay for it. BEING A SINGLE PARENT IS HARD WORK. ESPECIALLY WITH THE COST OF LIVING IN HAWAII.

So are you looking for parts to just have as backups? That's what I took from the bolded.

Bumpin' Goalie
01-01-2010, 06:49 PM
If its not broken, why "fix" it? I say bank the money til somethings needs replacement.

I say this, because what if you replace part A, then two weeks later part B breaks and all your money was spent on part A which would still have worked fine.

hawaiian5
01-01-2010, 11:32 PM
i talked to guy on another site to do with hondas here is a few things he said that i might wana take a look into cause of my high milage. i also noticed that when my car is on their is very lil pressure coming out of my exhaust...

fuell pump
radiator
hoses
injectors
cylinder heads....not really buy just to keep inmind
o2 sensors
high flow cat
exhaust
and light weight headers.......
what do u guys think?

Louisiana_CRX
01-01-2010, 11:34 PM
buy a universal turbo kit with intercooler on ebay :D

hawaiian5
01-01-2010, 11:42 PM
cars automatic...besides i like superchargers way better. and its a family car. me and my son.

95BlackGA
01-02-2010, 12:02 AM
i talked to guy on another site to do with hondas here is a few things he said that i might wana take a look into cause of my high milage. i also noticed that when my car is on their is very lil pressure coming out of my exhaust...

fuell pump
radiator
hoses
injectors
cylinder heads....not really buy just to keep inmind
o2 sensors
high flow cat
exhaust
and light weight headers.......
what do u guys think?


cars automatic...besides i like superchargers way better. and its a family car. me and my son.

A few of those will up the horse power a bit, and your son would be tempted to hot rod it. :cool:

hawaiian5
01-02-2010, 12:12 AM
hes already tempted....and hes only 8

Skip01
01-02-2010, 12:28 AM
Dont waste money on performance parts like exhaust, headers, etc.

Itll just make more noise than anything else....you wont notice a difference.

Dont need any of the other stuff you listed unless its throwing a CEL...or running bad /getting bad mileage

tristincole07
01-03-2010, 12:47 PM
u got a sub in it if so put a ho alt on it ad red top bat under hood i would better headlights hid they useally never shoot just make sure you get a good kit and do the exaust for sure always helps an engine run better and longer hi flow cats or dual what ever alows most flow

michaellane
01-03-2010, 12:48 PM
orion hcca

tristincole07
01-03-2010, 12:57 PM
orion hcca

lol hows that to make the car last longer itll just make the car rattle to hell :laugh:

michaellane
01-03-2010, 12:59 PM
lol hows that to make the car last longer itll just make the car rattle to hell :laugh:

sorry i didnt read anything