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I did it at 100k - Now its 140k

When should I change it?
I put NG Platinum sparks around 60k - how long will it go?
Lastly Fuel Filter - how often should I change?
 

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I did it at 100k - Now its 140k

When should I change it?
I put NG Platinum sparks around 60k - how long will it go?
Lastly Fuel Filter - how often should I change?
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I did it at 100k - Now its 140k

When should I change it?
I put NG Platinum sparks around 60k - how long will it go?
Lastly Fuel Filter - how often should I change?
Fuel filter should last you about 60k miles, while the distributor I would not change unless it needs to be replaced (ie. Misfiring, Crank but no start).
 

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the answer is ...never lol.
you need to change the cap/rotor/coil/icm/gasket/o-ring when necessary.
i'm at 380k miles and the rest is factory original.
here's some handy dandy guides:


 

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I do all maintenance items every 30k. The distributor items should just be a cap and rotor, although my distributor finally required replacing at 240000 miles
 

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I do all maintenance items every 30k. The distributor items should just be a cap and rotor, although my distributor finally required replacing at 240000 miles
I second that. Every 3yr/36k I replace all of the fluids (coolant, brake, ATF), filters (air & fuel), and distributor cap & rotor. The OEM dist parts are made by TEC. You can buy rebranded TEC made in Japan (by TEC for Bosch) equivalents under the Bosch name. Get them from Rock Auto--they're cheap. I haven't had an ignition, fuel, or transmission-related issue in the last 145,000 mi.

Distributor Cap - Bosch 03306 $9.38 @RA
Distributor Rotor - Bosch 04278 $6.40 @RA
Engine Air Filter - Denso 1433168 $11.04 @RA
Fuel Filter - AC Delco GF735 $20.79 @RA ...might be better as a dealer item if you're ordering something anyways. I wasn't impressed with the WIX filter I bought in Jan.
OEM Fuel Filter - 16010-ST5-E02 $26.27 @Acura Parts Warehouse ...if you only ever use tier-1 fuel or [even better] ethanol-free...you could probably go 6yr/72k between FF replacements.
 

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I second that. Every 3yr/36k I replace all of the fluids (coolant, brake, ATF), filters (air & fuel), and distributor cap & rotor. The OEM dist parts are made by TEC. You can buy rebranded TEC made in Japan (by TEC for Bosch) equivalents under the Bosch name. Get them from Rock Auto--they're cheap. I haven't had an ignition, fuel, or transmission-related issue in the last 145,000 mi.

Distributor Cap - Bosch 03306 $9.38 @RA
Distributor Rotor - Bosch 04278 $6.40 @RA
Engine Air Filter - Denso 1433168 $11.04 @RA
Fuel Filter - AC Delco GF735 $20.79 @RA ...might be better as a dealer item if you're ordering something anyways. I wasn't impressed with the WIX filter I bought in Jan.
OEM Fuel Filter - 16010-ST5-E02 $26.27 @Acura Parts Warehouse ...if you only ever use tier-1 fuel or [even better] ethanol-free...you could probably go 6yr/72k between FF replacements.
@97BlackPearl - It seems like you mis-interpreted @Heathen
@Heathen said s/he changed Distrib at 240k
Are you car enthusiast - because you are over-doing on maintenance?!!!

Every 3yr/36k for the fluids (coolant, brake, ATF) is fine.
Air filter, when its dirty - if you can not see the Sun or light, change it
Fuel filter is longer - like 80k miles
Dist 100k

Then again if you are using long lasting Coolant, its like 5yrs
ATF is a must. Nowadays you can check Brake fluid with a meter. Otherwise, just change it - I do it - cheap meters are unreliable.

When I was young, I was overdoing on maintenance - then I took it to shop and m/c made a lot of money out of me.
 

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Are you car enthusiast
Yes. I never miss a chance to give the old girl some love.

because you are over-doing on maintenance?!!!
I don't think so. I try not to quibble over whether or not the oil had another month in it or whether or not a maintenance item could be put off for an extra year. I do all of my own work so it only costs me parts and time--$150 and one weekend every 3 years seems pretty reasonable.

My limited experience working on cars (+/-12 years) has taught me that maintenance parts and time are WAY cheaper and faster than fixing problems parts and time. For me it's just easier to remember to do all maintenance items every three years regardless of the miles--I save it to my Google calendar and it pops up. Easy. I also seek out OEM, whitebox, premium, or if I'm totally screwed then I'll settle for generic--in that order. I'm that guy that asks the store clerk, what's the best you've got, instead of, what's the cheapest one you've got. Maybe I wouldn't care if I drove a Nissan or Hundai, but I don't.
 
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