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tips on what to do with engine on new lude

Alright guys so I'm new to this forum. I just recently bought a white 2000 manual prelude with 139k miles on it. What I would like to know is if anyone have any tips at all on what to touch up on the engine. Like sensors being cleaned or maybe replaced or things that are cheap to maybe buy and make the engine feel newer, ride stronger. The recent owner said the spark plugs and timing belt are new on it. And I just poured one of those injector cleaner in it after I filled up the gas. So if you have any tips at all easy or hard to do any will help. Thank you in advance. Happy to know my car has other prelude buddies!

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Re: tips on what to do with engine on new lude

If you go messing with the sensors, do NOT touch the knock sensor unless you plan to buy a new one. After a few years, they become extremely brittle and the sensor connector will break off in your hand. :)
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Re: tips on what to do with engine on new lude

Wait..who is new? Who are you talking to? WHAT IS GOING ON IN HERE?
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Re: tips on what to do with engine on new lude

Okay so I'm the new guy and I made a thread and when I added pictures it disappeared. I know right newbie. But what I initially asked was what tips so you guys have for a new prelude owner. I just bought a 2000 white pearl manual honda prelude. Tips like cleaner out sensors or replacing cheap parts to make the car run stronger or better. The last owner said he replaced the spark plugs and timing belt on it. So if you guy have any else that may help please feel free to throw anything out there hard or easy to do. Thanks in advance. Good to know that my prelude have other prelude buddies out there! Glad to be a part of the prelude nation!
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Re: tips on what to do with engine on new lude

Well, the first thing i usually do whenever i get a new car, is change to oil out and get a new filter too, you never really know, and it doesn't hurt to put some new oil in the car. Check all your fluids and make sure you aren't low on anything.
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Re: tips on what to do with engine on new lude

Looks like a nice find. Like previously stated, spend some time getting to know your vehicle, its maintenance history and its quirks. Be aware of when your timing belt was last replaced along with its associated parts. Some fresh oil and air filters along with planning on replacing fluids all around over time.

Get to know this site, it will help save you time, aggravation and money. Post some more info about your car and above all "SEARCH". Most of your questions have answers here.

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Re: tips on what to do with engine on new lude

Nice Prelude! I agree, basic maintenance is the first thing you should do. Make sure it's leak free and the coolant looks good. Start your own new schedule of oil changes, filter cleanings, spark plugs etc.. Like Q said, know the last time your timing belt was changed- hopefully the previous owner gave you an idea of how many miles ago that was.

Once the tedious stuff is outta the way, you can have worry-free fun with it :)
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