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Hi,

Not posting often but I would like to know what would be the preventive maintenance that I would need to do to even go further?

There is nothing wrong at the moment. I am religiously changing the oil every 3,000 to 4,000 miles. I am also doing a transmission fluid drain and fill once every 12 to 18 months. I have to do the power steering and break fluid that have not been done in 2-3 years I believe.

Any other recommendations? I am sure that a lot of us here have exceeded this mileage.

Thank you for your feedback.
 

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Welcome to the forum! Moving to Gen 2.
 

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Thanks for showing us how long the Gen2 Vs can last! :love:

Have you been following the maintenance schedule at the Honda Ownerlink?

All I can think of is coolant and valve adjustments. (The stuff that comes up every 100 - 110 K miles) You don't mention rear differential fluid changes either (on AWD models)

At the age of your V, you need to look at suspension parts too...thinking front lower control arm bushings and rear suspension bushings. (Don't replace stuff 'just because', but inspect when servicing, or listen for new noises)
 

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I agree with carbuff, I have a 2003. Things that have gone over the past 2 years - lower control arm bushings, tie rod and ball joint boots, motor mounts, sway bar links.
 

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I did change the coolant I think 50,000 miles ago like around 250,000.

As far as the Valve Adjustment, I do not hear any unusual ticking other than the injectors. To be honest, I am scared about having the dealership to this... I went several times to the dealership and other places that only repair Japanese car and they told me not to do it if you are not hearing any unusual ticking.

Yep, as far as suspensions parts, the rear shocks are leaking. So, I will need to look to replace those. However, I always favored engine related mechanical maintenance/issues than replace non-engine related issues but I will have to do it.

Let me know what yo think.
 

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Valve adjustments are needed when the valves tighten up. They do this silently! (especially the exhausts)

You can do the adjustment yourself for NO money, as no parts are required. (Unless you have a leak beforehand, in that case a replacement valve cover gasket may be warranted) If you have the indie specialists do it, expect to pay for 1 - 2 hours labor. Your engine will run more efficiently afterwards.

Ask the shop to write down the measured clearances before & after adjustment, post them back here. 😈 I have never checked valve clearance without having to adjust a few, and I check ours every 60K miles.

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Your coolant change is due again. Even though the initial change is at 10 yrs/100 - 110K miles, you don't get all the old stuff out, so it is recommended to replenish coolant every 50 - 60,000 miles after the first change.

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Rear shocks: If the car passes the 'bounce test' (only ONE oscillation after pushing on the rear bumper) let it be. KEEP DRIVING!
 

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Valve adjustments are needed when the valves tighten up. They do this silently! (especially the exhausts)

You can do the adjustment yourself for NO money, as no parts are required. (Unless you have a leak beforehand, in that case a replacement valve cover gasket may be warranted) If you have the indie specialists do it, expect to pay for 1 - 2 hours labor. Your engine will run more efficiently afterwards.

Ask the shop to write down the measured clearances before & after adjustment, post them back here. 😈 I have never checked valve clearance without having to adjust a few, and I check ours every 60K miles.

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Your coolant change is due again. Even though the initial change is at 10 yrs/100 - 110K miles, you don't get all the old stuff out, so it is recommended to replenish coolant every 50 - 60,000 miles after the first change.

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Rear shocks: If the car passes the 'bounce test' (only ONE oscillation after pushing on the rear bumper) let it be. KEEP DRIVING!
Are there any signs or symptoms that would lead to believe that the valve would, in fact, need to be adjusted?

I know that if the engine has a rough idle, then it could be a sign. It has a somewhat a minor rough idle but once warm it is fine.

Got it for the coolant, will change it again in the next few months.

The shocks seems to be fine. When I apply pressure on the body to make it move, it does not bounce more than 1 time.
 

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Are there any signs or symptoms that would lead to believe that the valve would, in fact, need to be adjusted?
Not until the valves burn and cause loss of compression.

The rough running could be a sign, but that could also be from worn (widely-gapped) spark plugs. The plugs come out for the valve adjustment, so for the additional $25 it might be worthwhile to purchase a set of new Iridium plugs.
 

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Not until the valves burn and cause loss of compression.

The rough running could be a sign, but that could also be from worn (widely-gapped) spark plugs. The plugs come out for the valve adjustment, so for the additional $25 it might be worthwhile to purchase a set of new Iridium plugs.
Car has plenty of power. Obviously I cannot compare to when the car was new... There is not hesitation when accelerating. Could also be worn engine mounts... I would think that after 14 years in FL, they rubber has to be dried up...

Did the Spark Plugs myself with NGK around 250,000 miles. They should be good for another 50,000 miles.

Found that I did a coolant flush at 230,000 miles. I guess it is time for another coolant flush in the next few months.

Also done the accessory belt and tensioner at 242,000.
 

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OK Your plugs should be fine. Just (carefully) check the gap when you take 'em out.
 

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1st time V owner. Just picked up this sweet ride from wife's boss. It has 301k miles on a 04 CR-V EX AWD. I having replaced: front 02 sensor, power steering pump bearings, front seal, and serpentine belt. Its in great shape and has brand new tires on it.
 
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