Accord, 4cyc, 4spd auto... Note Log
2001 Honda Accord
Property of ICantDriveFiftyFive. Added Sep 22 2009
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Jul 15 2015
250K, AKA 1/4-mil miles driven, as of July...
Jul 19 2014
P0420 repaired. Replaced Cat with OEM at 236,250. Learned that aftermarket just came out with one for my ULEV for $400 half what I paid.
Sep 14 2013
P0420 has been not triggering the MIL for a couple weeks. Pending code, yes.
Aug 23 2013
P0420 is back
Jul 10 2013
Distributor leaking oil, inside seal, replaced by me, new OEM.
Jul 8 2013
P0420, "bad cat," code still OFF (no MIL or pending codes). Been off for weeks now...
Jun 5 2013
Got new michelin tires pilot altos a/s, 205-65-15.
May 31 2013
Transmission died. Bearing dislodged broke the case. $3200 local repair.
Apr 13 2013
CEL is off. P0420 is gone. A scan shows no codes, no pending codes.
Mar 31 2013
CEL P0420 is back. Not a joke.
Dec 16 2012
Oil change, Used Synthetic oil; O'rilley's store brand. 2, 0W-20 and 2, 5W-20, because they were out both (what was left). Did not change the filter this time. Did check on other fluids and visual on the brake pads. Just realize, I forgot tire pressure; D'oh...
Aug 25 2012
Passed CA SMOG test. Most if 10% or less of the limit. Even though I though a P0420 once a year...
Jun 8 2012
Switched weights to 0W-20, was 5W-20 (synthetic) oil.
Apr 21 2012
TB and PVC thoroughly cleaned.
Apr 7 2012
I just moved to a 1000Ft hill top, up a steep road. This should do wonders for my FE...
Mar 31 2012
Just move to mountain top location. A steep road up...
Feb 10 2012
Found tires at 30PSI, Reset them to 40 PSI.
Jan 13 2012
New Distributor Cap and Rotor.
Jan 6 2012
Went back to 0.44-0.45in spark plug gap.
Dec 22 2011
New Optima Yellow Top battery
Dec 19 2011
Last couple FU, I was idling alot, because I was having battery troubles.
Nov 25 2011
Re-gaped spkrk plugs from default plug 0.042 to OEM 0.045 in. Mech didnt gap them?
Sep 22 2011
Timing Belt service Done...
Jul 4 2011
Scan Gage (SG2) Data: Clearly you can see that the error, gets worse a FE MPG above 26 MPG. I have set the SG2 calibration for in-town driving.
May 21 2011
Did the SeaFoam thing. 1/3 into the tank, 1/3 into the oil and 1/3 into the PVC valve - into the intake manifold. Engine died twice, and restarted. Once I drove it, I got three codes P0300-304 (misfires), and I reset it. Besides a lot of smoke, while and after adding the sf.
May 5 2011
Got car aligned. Was close. Feels different, despite mostly minor tweaks to the Toe. And, the camber is out slightly, by 0.5 Deg, its not adjustable on my car...
Dec 31 2010
New Tires, Michelin's, Pilot® Exalto® A/S, 205-65HR-15; same as before...
Dec 12 2010
Added FI cleaner.
Jul 18 2010
Real FE Vs. Data shows, ScanGage2's Fuel used calibration, is right on for mostly in-town driving, but could use to be bumped up to the next step. The calibration steps are kinda large. Why I keep adjusting the FU Cal - me don't know???
Jun 6 2010
I see a pattern in the graph, "Recent Fill-ups" (MPG Trend) - It's saw-tooth. It's a two-MPG deviation, with a 2-4 week period. Even though my driving pattern is somewhat repetitive? I don't know what it means??? Update1: I've figure it out. I take a drive out of town. This longer drive, at highway speeds, raises my FE.
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