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ok ive had my teg for almost 2 weeks now and i really love it

one of the main things that caught my eye was even though the car had 96 thousand miles on it it was remarkable shape the engine was spotless and i really mean spotless

already ive taken every precaution to baby my car i used complete fuel cleaner i changed my oil with special oil for engines over 70k and i even added that extra protectant stuff into the oil for the extra "cushion"

my question is before i got put a few thousand dollars into the car for i/e/h/c/ stereo rims and a body kit is this really smart?

i mean do you think that the car will brake down?

i just dont wanna go pour all my money into this car then have things start to go bad on it

does high mileage really make that much of a difference?
 

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as long as the I/H/C/E are installed correctly, and are the right parts for your car, they shouldn't cause any reliability problems.
 

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Dude she's just getting broken in. Tegs are like the Energizer bunny, they just keep going and going and going. Why do you think this car makes it on Consumer Reports most reliable used cars list year after year after year.
 

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ok as long as i wont be losing considerable performance
 

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Honda engines have been good to me in every car I've had. From 87'Prelude SI to my 89' Accord, 93' Civic, and now my 96' Teg. I've personally gone over 100 miles with no problems in all of these cars..and over 200 in two of these. The teg is at 115k right now and still running strong. And I like speeding and racing and I push her hard so I wouldn't be scared of hooking up your teg.
 

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thats good to know thanks bro

cause although ive been good to her i do push her hard
 

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has the timing belt been changed , valves adjusted, spark plugs changed, brake fluid changed, and water pump checked for replacement at 90K?

has the PCV valve been checked and tranny/coolant fluids changed at 60K?

Check the block for signs of oil streaks (i.e. leaks from the valve cover gasket going or cam seals going.

Have you done a leakdown test and compression test to see if your valve seals and piston rings are fine? This is the real tester with the timing belt change and valve adjustments.

Have you done a tuneup? (gap the new plugs properly and set ignition timing properly)

Has the fuel filter been changed?

Have your oil changes been happening at 4K?

Suspensionwise, were the CV boots and tie rods visually inspected at 90K?


once you've ensured these then you know your engine is as good as it gets for a high mileage car. Then you can go in with confidence about the mods.

Change your oil at the prescribed intervals (don't stretch it past 4K).Check the oil level weekly and top up as needed. Running your engine harder will burn oil up if you use 30 weight synthetic or a high mileage standard oil like Castrol high mileage. 40 weight synthetic lasts longer.
 

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wow mike! thanks for that super informant post im gonna check all that stuff tommorrow
 

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how did that help?

I just stated the basic maintenance people fail to do. As I said, I'm not a huge fan of Castrol but if it works for you, stay with it. Their new high mileage nonsynthetic formulation has (valve) seal swellers, more detergent, and more wear additives for these kinds of engines.

once you have an idea of where your engine is at maintenance wise, you can determine if you want to begin thumping it or just enjoy the car as is in good running order.once you begin thumping on her though, it becomes even more imperative that you maintain her with more vigilance: regular oil check & changes, regular valve adjustments, spark plug gapping, air filter changes, coolant and water pump change on schedule, MTF change at 40K intervals, timing belt change, tire pressure & wear pattern, brake rotor & pads inspection...you know, the basic stuff.
 

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It helped cuz i didnt know much about maintenace yet. And you clarified what to do and when. So i said thx. Dont have to be an ass
 

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hey, we're here for you man

let me just throw my two cents in and agree that you're just breaking her in. i bought my car with 99k and now i'm at 109k and only had to change out a CV boot which is expected and cheap. i didn't even have to think twice about going for the header/exhaust/intake/stereo/rims... they're all on there or in the process... on my 9 year old car (94 RS, click on the bottom link to see pics).

also, my girlfriend's crx has 193k and still no problems. everything is still factory with scheduled maintenance etc. its never really had a problem at all except with some shaking of brakes (CRX have crappy brakes, tegs have much better ones), and tires (which have nothing to do with honda).

man, you did the right thing in getting that teg. know how much richer i would be now if i just got a teg in the first place? i dropped so much money into my POS mitsu! the only way to destroy a teg is the way my brother did it... flip it at around 100! (kinda funny we both flipped our cars at about 100 and both lived within a few months).

good luck dude... too bad you don't live in FL... the meets are great!
 

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oh yeah... also make sure the raidator is good... that's one of the teg's weakpoints. my car came with an aftermarket radiator because the old one was messed up, and a lot of the higher mileage tegs here had that problem. cheap to fix also, and doesnt always happen, but just something to look out for!
 
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