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Old 02-12-2006, 04:08 PM   #1
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Default Maintenance schedule for 2006 Civic?

Looked on Honda's web site and didn't find it. I'm looking for the regular / severe schedule maintenance for the 2006 Civic. Debating if I want an 06 or EK.....

Insurance on the 06 is $10 more per 6/mths over an EK Click the image to open in full size.

The bay is really tight on the 2006's so I want to see what and when things need to be replaced. Are all the 06 motors using timing chains now?

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honda now uses the onboard maintenance minder system that's built into the dash to tell you when to take your car for service.

it determine based your driving habit, engine workload, etc...

how often you change your oil, airfilter, plugs & wires, timing chain, etc... is based all on your driving. Some people reported 8,000 miles oil change and some reported 6,000.
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What if I want to do the maintenance myself? Does it flash a maintenance required light or scroll the text across the cluster with what should be done? Does the dealer have to reset the "maintenance minder systerm"??

Don't know how I feel about this. I would like to have an idea of what needs to be done so I can have funds available / parts ordered Click the image to open in full size.

Nothing in the owners manual?

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honda now uses the onboard maintenance minder system that's built into the dash to tell you when to take your car for service.

it determine based your driving habit, engine workload, etc...
Unless they've made it a "smart" reminder in 06, as far as I know, it's based purely on mileage alone. It starts to flash some 8,000 miles since the last time it was reset and glows steady as you near 10,000 miles, the manual's indicated oil change interval. It is re-setable by holding the trip odometer reset button in and keying the ignition switch to 'on'. Hold until the light goes out.

Generally... spark plugs @ 100k (may want to use 50k instead)
Oil change @ 10k (may want to use 5k)
Timing chain... no reccomended change interval
Air filter @ 30K

IMO, a lot of the 30k, 60k, etc services are basically "inspections". A lot of money for not a lot of parts...just labor.
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I guess still 60k on the valve adjustments? Next time I am at Honda I'm going to ask about this and also RTFM Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size.
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Newer manuals state valve adjustments only when they start to get noisey.
This doesn't address a too tight condition, however.
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your car most likely came with a manual. look through it
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Newer manuals state valve adjustments only when they start to get noisey.
This doesn't address a too tight condition, however.
thats an issue that honda has dealt with in the past with cr-v b20s valve lash being too tight and the ex valve receding into the head.

so adjusting them when they get noisy is not a good idea, because sometimes they never get noisy. My rule of thumb is that if you can hear them a little their ok, if you cant when the motor is cold then you also need to adjust them.

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Unless they've made it a "smart" reminder in 06, as far as I know, it's based purely on mileage alone. It starts to flash some 8,000 miles since the last time it was reset and glows steady as you near 10,000 miles, the manual's indicated oil change interval. It is re-setable by holding the trip odometer reset button in and keying the ignition switch to 'on'. Hold until the light goes out.
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If it's based on pure milage alone, shouldn't your next oil change @ 16,000 miles? if it's based on milage alone, that means that everyone will get the same notice to change their oil at the same milage, but that hasn't happen yet because everyone reported different milage ranging from 5,000 miles to 8,000 miles oil changes.

again, it's based on a lot of variations that the computer monitor.
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What if I want to do the maintenance myself? Does it flash a maintenance required light or scroll the text across the cluster with what should be done? Does the dealer have to reset the "maintenance minder systerm"??

Don't know how I feel about this. I would like to have an idea of what needs to be done so I can have funds available / parts ordered Click the image to open in full size.
Nothing in the owners manual?
You can do the maintenance yourself if you want. The dash would just flash up a code and based on what it is by checking on the manual, you'll know what need to be change/replace. You can reset the maintenance minder if you do the work yourself, no dealer required.
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your car most likely came with a manual. look through it
You should learn to comprehend what someone stated

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If it's based on pure milage alone, shouldn't your next oil change @ 16,000 miles? if it's based on milage alone, that means that everyone will get the same notice to change their oil at the same milage, but that hasn't happen yet because everyone reported different milage ranging from 5,000 miles to 8,000 miles oil changes.

again, it's based on a lot of variations that the computer monitor.
Um... no. It's only dumb reminder based on mileage since the last time it was reset. It is totaly ignorant of how hard you drive your car or anything else. How often you change your oil is up to you. The book specs 10k, 5k for severe driving conditions. The maintenance indicator is set up for 10k. Read your owner's manual if you have any questions about how it works and what it means. I'm done here.
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