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post #29 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-23-2016, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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RT94,
If so many of members are encouraging me to have more confidence, I should consider it some more than I have. I can do minor stuff. I have the 98-01 manual but I will have to find the confidence (maybe by reading threads and watching videos) to endure big jobs. My wallet is burning a hole in my pocket which may force me to do it, lol.

I am going to have faith know I didn't get ripped off. It'll help me sleep better and I already have insomnia.

I am happy to hear that I am not the only one with leaking problems... I saw videos and thought it looked too technical though.

Thank you for wishing me luck.
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Get a HELMS manual...not a Haynes....Helms manuals are what the honda techs use...and it's still written well enough that a new guy can take advantage of it.
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Get a HELMS manual...not a Haynes....Helms manuals are what the honda techs use...and it's still written well enough that a new guy can take advantage of it.
Great Advice Justin, I heard about how good HELMS manuals are. However, I have a useless CHILTONS manual that is far too simple and doesnt go into great detail. Where can HELMS manuals be bought?
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Great Advice Justin, I heard about how good HELMS manuals are. However, I have a useless CHILTONS manual that is far too simple and doesnt go into great detail. Where can HELMS manuals be bought?
I have a 1416 page "Service Manual 1998" first edition.

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Get a HELMS manual...not a Haynes....Helms manuals are what the honda techs use...and it's still written well enough that a new guy can take advantage of it.
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Let's not link illegal downloads for copyrighted material here. Thanks all.
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My tuner heard my story yesterday (I had a skunk2 im installed a couple weeks ago and he was re-tuning). He asked me how do I know that the tech working on the car when replacing the valve cover gaskets for me didn't drop something into the well thus, causing a need to take apart the engine.

I said... I didn't think of that at the time.

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...taking you to the bank...
I ended up spending some money, do you think I should have asked to see the useless piston ring?

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impressive if they tear down the engine to replace a piston ring in a night...
I wonder if they were hired to take apart my engine for another reason by me could they have done it faster? In other words, did they take such a long time because there were more important cars to work on? Or, because it really is impressive if a shop replaces a piston ring in one night???

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...I was just suspicious of your mechanic feeling guilty because he found the problem while the car was in his hands and care. That felt like a red flag, and he was very eager to provide you discounts. Mechanics usually dont do that...
Now that I think about it, potentially, maybe there are even other things going on that I don't know about that the mechanic may have been trying to cover for by saying they needed my car for four working nights.
Maybe I'm just starting to imagine things and I should just let it go. I had to put it out there first, for some second opinions.
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By now what is done is done dont beat yourself up for it. You learn as you go.
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I agree, Rosie. I will let it go.
I still want to know, how realistic does my tuner's idea sound?
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I agree, Rosie. I will let it go.
I still want to know, how realistic does my tuner's idea sound?
What idea, about dropping something in that area? I think it sounds likely. Like I said before your mechanic is suspicious because he felt guilty that it happend under his care. And he diagnosed the piston ring problem right then. So yeah it sounds likely. If you dont feel comfortable going there dont go anymore to that shop. Because this was strange.
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All I can say, in all of this, is yes,, you should've replaced your spark plug wires. When rubber parts hit oil, they start to degrade. Oil based products dont play nicely together and what you can find is that engine oil will cause your spark plug boots to swell up and balloon out.
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...When rubber parts hit oil, they start to degrade. Oil based products dont play nicely together and what you can find is that engine oil will cause your spark plug boots to swell up and balloon out.
Thank you for helping me understand this, Stvpourciau. I understood that oil eats away at rubber. I did not know about spark plug boots swelling up. My tuner and I checked the sparkplug wires day before yesterday and there is no oil on any of them. One of the plugs was already pretty worn ?!?! I just got them less than a month ago. My tuner said I should get a new one.

I don't know... I think I am going to wait a while longer.

What do you think?

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I, I don't have any qualified opinion I that matter. Just that spark plug boots and wires are made of rubber and if they've seen oil, you should Toss them.

Sorry about your bad experience at the mechanic. Call your local honda dealership and see if there's anyone they'd recommend.

That's how I found my mechanic who is a honda specialist/expert as he ran the shops at both local dealerships for a decade before opening his own shop.
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