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Old 12-28-2008, 09:37 AM
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Hi Guys,

I have just purchased a 1997 2.2 vtec 5th generation prelude. It all happened a bit quickly as i was looking for a 2nd car as a run about to keep the miles off my main car. Saw this one on Ebay made a silly low bid and won it!!!!

I have to say having never driven one before my first impressions have been very good. it's smooth and the power delivery is relaxing when just making a normal journey but if stuck behind a slow moving vehicle it has the guts to be able to transform into a different animal all together!

The car has 103,000 on the clock and from all the history I have on it seems to be genuine. All service history and old MOT's add up to say the millage is real. I guess my question is what should i be looking for or doing to maintain the car and keep what I hope to be a trouble free motor for a few months or years! Obvious ones are regular oil changes etc. but just wondered if I should be doing anything else??

The body work on the car is pretty good although I have noticed a small amount of bubbling around the key hole on the boot. Is this common? Also the rubber around all of the windows is starting to show signs of perishing again is this common and is there anything i can do? Can it be replaced? does it need to be I can't see any signs of it leaking and as I say Iím not really wanting to spend any money on the car but at the same time donít want to have major problem with it either.

Any other advice on general maintenance would be very much appreciated.

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The rubber around the windows do crack and fade over time. The real purpose of them is keeping wind out and water (like at the car wash) They're probably anywhere from $5 to $25 I would say to buy new ones. For up keep...It's Honda. Keep up on the oil changes and regular tune ups and you're good to go. I would recommended checking out the timing belt to see if it needs to be replaced (should be changed every 100,000 miles)

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Re: Help and advise please!!!!

Many thanks for this, I'm based in the UK but guessing i could import the window rubbers at that price! Are they easy to fit or is that a dealer job?? I was told when I bought the car that the cam belt had been changed at 65,000 and was due to be done again in another 65k so 130,000 I'm guessing that's right on UK cars? Maybe every 100,000 on US models?? Or is the timing belt different? Sorry please excuse my ignorance!

Many thanks and thank you for the welcome!!

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If you had it changed at 65k miles then you can wait til 130k to change it again. But basically like Blaze said, regular oil changes and tune-ups and don't beat the **** out of it, and it should treat you well.
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many thanks! i plan to do an oil change on it myself as it's an easy job just for peice of mind really! what about the clutch? how long do they normally last? really dont plan to drive this car hard, like i say bought it to comute to and from london so will do around 500 miles a week which is a fair bit of mileage i guess so just want to make sure im doing the right things to get the most out of it and keep it reliable.....

many thanks for all your help it's appreciated!!

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The OEM H22 clutch can last a very long time. I've seen them last as much as 170k miles. I have ~137k on my original clutch now and it has just recently started to slip.
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lol. Post some pics of your 'lude, dude!

I don't know how long a clutch will typically last. I think a lot of it depends on how you're driving the car and if you have experience with a clutch or not.
My car is a 96 and earlier this year I had to replace the clutch. I'm on my second one now. I'd say not bad, 12 years one clutch. Then again, the car was driven lightly. I have 128,xxx on it.
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If driven properly the clutch will last as long as you have the car. I drove a 1978 Isuzu Gemini the other day that had the original clutch from the factory in it.

Like these guys have said, regular oil and filter changes and look after it and the car will give you many years of running around like a headless chook.
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Re: Help and advise please!!!!

Timing Belt, Timing Belt, Timing Belt...

Something I always recommend is doing a trans flush at the correct time. If it is too many miles after the scheduled maintanence, you are advised not to do it because it may make your transmission slip. Do some research. Its usually 75-150k miles is when you should do a trans flush, but look it up anyway.
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it's a manual mate. where in the UK are you??

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