Whats going on everyone! This is a long post so
I purchased a 2000 Acura Integra LS 5 Speed coupe/hatchback a couple weeks ago. This isn't my first integra, my first one was a 1998 acura integral sedan GS model automatic transmission. Im really happy with the car its very clean and i got a really good price on it. Im also on the drive accord forum because thats my other car and its a great forum, i hope this one is to as well.
So i want to tune up the car, and need some help with the things i have in mind. The car was maintained at the dealership by the original owner. The timing belt and water pump was replaced at 77,000 miles according to the dealership records and the car is around 100,500 miles right now. Regular oil changes have been done there alignment and i assume checking the suspension as well. Its been detailed there inside and exterior.
So far what I've done to the car is new air filter, switched from convention oil to Mobil1 Advanced Full Synthetic oil as well with the Mobil1 oil filter, I cleaned the throttle plate/butterfly.
What else i have to do is i want to change the fuel filter to an oem one, MTF drain and refill with Acura MTF(is this ok to do, i know its ok to do on my accord, doesn't look like the MTF has ever been drain and refilled.) , change spark plugs (already bought them NGK Platinum same spark plug number from owners manual), change spark plug wires OEM ones, change power steering fluid,change clutch fluid, clean iacv, change brake fluid,change the belts, change antifreeze (still blue but just want to be safe), thats all i can think of right now if you know anything else i can do as part of maintenance PLEASE chime in.
My concerns right now! I looked at the spark plugs in the car and they look fine but the gap is to big so i bought new ones. I looked inside the spark plug seals and it looks like there is some oil around there but I don't think its getting onto the spark plugs. Since i put synthetic oil i want to see if it'll get into there because synthetic passes through more passages and cleans the motor a little. I don't want to put the new spark plugs i bought just incase that does happen.
My second concern is i think the idle is low. But this might be due to the worn out spark plug gap. Didn't put the new spark plugs i bought in yet. Also when i roll the windows down the idle goes down. Alternator is going bad probably?
My other concern is that i want to bleed the clutch fluid. It looks REALLY dirty since day 1, doesn't look like its ever been changed. Is it ok to bleed the clutch fluid if its just dirty? I have a friend that works on cars and went to auto school. He told me i shouldn't change the clutch fluid because on some cars you have to adjust the clutch before you bleed the clutch and if i change the clutch fluid it will feel different (in a bad way) and put more wear on the clutch. Is this true on our integras? He is basically trying to say just leave it alone and the only time you should bleed the clutch is when you replace the clutch or slave master cylinder.
Im sorry for this beefy post.. But i just like to do preventive maintenance and have my car running clean. If anyone has some input chime in THANKS