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Old 12-13-2010, 04:03 PM
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A couple of questions

A couple of questions:

- the oil on the dipstick is around the low mark. approximately, what is the amount that would bring it to the high mark? i will check it, of course, just curious.

- in the doors, under the panels there's this clear plastic cover that is held in place by some kind of goo. what's the purpose of this plastic and do I need to worry to sticking it well?

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A couple of questions:

- the oil on the dipstick is around the low mark. approximately, what is the amount that would bring it to the high mark? i will check it, of course, just curious.

- in the doors, under the panels there's this clear plastic cover that is held in place by some kind of goo. what's the purpose of this plastic and do I need to worry to sticking it well?

thanks.

PS, i did use the search function. honestly.
Well you should do an oil change every 3000-5000km.

the plastic is to stop liquids from entering the electronics in your door... from what i remember.
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Re: A couple of questions

i meant adding oil between changes. just easier to gauge the amount and not to fill a few drops/measure many times in a row.
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Re: A couple of questions

Just buy a quart of oil and it shouldnt take anymore than half to fill it up really. And the plastic thing is to keep water from getting to ur electronics like the power locks and windows.
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got it, thanks guys.
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Re: A couple of questions

what is the stuff that holds the plastic thing? Some kind of never-drying caulking.
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sounds about right. haha.
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Re: A couple of questions

It's a butyl rubber sealant. Same kind of stuff that's behind tail lamps on a lot of cars.

From low to full should be about a quart.
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Re: A couple of questions

That clear plastic is on like every car.. i would keep it there untill u really have to take it out to do something to ya door.. like andrew said, it stops liquid. and also dirt and stuff... it scraps offf tho if u really wanna remove it
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Re: A couple of questions

i removed mine and for some reason now i wish i felt like i kept it there :/ also the dip stick minimum to the dipstick maximum bar/dot/line etc. typically on hondas ranges exactly 1 quart so if its at the minimum mark it should take exactly 1 qt. to fill to the max. mark
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Re: A couple of questions

I will be removing my plastic shields since I'll need to install new regulator and I'll end up dynamating both doors so I don't get as much road noise.
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Re: A couple of questions

Make sure you are checking the oil properly before adding, or you risk overfilling it and causing damage to seals.

[copied from another post, so the grammar might not mesh properly, but you should get the point]


And yes you can just add in oil. But there are rules to be followed. Number 1, just because you add in oil, doesn't mean you get to go longer between oil changes. Number 2, DO NOT overfill. Be very careful about adding oil. If you are low to the point where your oil is at the bottom fill line on the dipstick, add in a half a quart. Then wait to check it the next morning before you add in more.

Our engine oil needs to be checked COMPLETELY COLD. Otherwise most of the oil will not be in the pan, and you will accidentally overfill it, which puts added stress on seals and can cause your rear main seal to leak, among other things. Protip: If your oil is ever foamy, frothy, like it has a bunch of air bubles in it when you check the dip stick, it means you overfilled it and the crankshaft is churning motor oil. Which is not good, and you need to drain the oil and refill to the proper level.


So what I'm getting at is be very careful adding oil, too little and you'll burn stuff up, too much and you'll be popping seals out.
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Re: A couple of questions

Thanks, good tips.

Didn't realize it has to be completely cold. With my other car I would check after driving it, but allowing to sit for 5 minutes or so to allow all of the oil to return to the pan.
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