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Old 10-04-2007, 07:32 AM   #21
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I'm jaleous too. My rex has major rust on the fender wells, and that yummy moldy smell from being in the previous owner's leaking garage. Looks like you did awesome.
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Old 10-08-2007, 03:31 PM   #22
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Just got back from dropping the car off at a Honda Tech's garage.

Hopefully in a couple of days I will have a prioritized list of things that need to be done.

I know he is going to recommend a full 90k tuneup.

I just want to know where my car stands mechanically, see what I might be able to do myself and take a good part of the winter to do what I can on it.
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:23 PM   #23
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When I dropped the car off at the mechanic's I noticed he has a real neat and clean looking garage and house. Garage was closed but his yard was immaculate with nice signage for his garage.

Seeing the garage made me feel good about the mechanic who would work inside. The mechanic is the father of the guy who has done a lot of work on the property that we currently rent, and he is a genuinely nice guy and does good quality work. Hopefully this is a trait he picked up from his father.

Verdict from the mechanic is....

Needs -

- timing belt
- water pump
- valve adjustment

He says for now that is the only major stuff. Other good news that to do all of the above he said it would be $225.

That seems really good to me, what do you guys think?

Said the brakes, clutch, suspension, bushing etc. all look good.
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:26 PM   #24
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Do it yourself! 60 bucks!
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:27 PM   #25
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Hell, if I was in NJ I would send you the new TB and WP that've been sitting unused in my basement.
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:43 PM   #26
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I'd have to get myself a torque wrench though.

How much would OEM TB and WP run me?
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:47 PM   #27
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Prolly about 30 bucks each or something though...think of doing the work yourself as paying for a nice torque wrench, which is the most valuable and annoying thing you'll need for most jobs.
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Very true.

I wont' be driving it in the winter anyways so it doesn't really make sense to pay to get it fixed and then have it sit all winter.

Maybe I should start researching torque wrenches.
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:57 PM   #29
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Just get a craftsman that goes up relatively high so you can torque things like the crank bolt and axle nuts. If it ever breaks you have an easy swap at sears.

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Would that work for smaller bolts too like valve cover and oil pan?
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