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    Does anybody know what the maintenace schedule is on the Civic Gx?

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    Curtis has already posted the maintenance schedule for the '06+ GX in the File Library. It would be great if members would post what they have paid for each service under his post.

    http://www.cngchat.com/forum/showthr...ht=Maintenance

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    • #3
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      1. Everyone who has an owner's manual.
      2. Any Honda service department
      3. Any other repair shop
      02 GX
      01 GX
      03 Crown Vic
      06 GX
      Home Fueler

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      • #4
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        The schedule varies depending on the year of your vehicle. I have posted the '06 schedule (as posted above) and have requested others to post the GX supplement in the proper GX forum thread. I also posted that Honda has changed the Valve Adjustment requirement to every 30,000 mi to avoid the possibility of random misfire due to valve adjustment issues.

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        • #5
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          Maintenance Minder combined with a good Honda Service place works for me. I'll make sure they know about the 30k valve thing though. I've got over 17k on mine already, just 3-1/2 months old

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by TheBundo View Post
            Maintenance Minder combined with a good Honda Service place works for me. I'll make sure they know about the 30k valve thing though. I've got over 17k on mine already, just 3-1/2 months old
            Wow......that's crazy. So many miles already. The more you drive, the more you save.

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by Curtis View Post
              The schedule varies depending on the year of your vehicle. I have posted the '06 schedule (as posted above) and have requested others to post the GX supplement in the proper GX forum thread. I also posted that Honda has changed the Valve Adjustment requirement to every 30,000 mi to avoid the possibility of random misfire due to valve adjustment issues.
              What year does this 30K mi valve adjustment apply to? This seems like an absurdly short duration before the valves require adjusting.

              Dan

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              • #8
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                I had a '78 Honda that required frequent valve adjustments. It's not a big deal or very expensive.

                It's a result of finding that these valves need adjusting to prevent problems. Maybe because of the higher compression of the CNG setup?
                02 GX
                01 GX
                03 Crown Vic
                06 GX
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                • #9
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                  Why don't they use hydraulic lifters? Man, even my 1969 Oldsmobile didn't even have a provision for, or need to, ever adjust the valves.

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by ajgiorgi View Post
                    Wow......that's crazy. So many miles already. The more you drive, the more you save.

                    Even better, since I'm self-employed and exclusively use it for work, I get to write off 58.5 cents per mile. If I end up in the 15% tax bracket, 15%+ self-employment tax, that's about 18 cents per mile that comes off the bottom line. The car costs about 8 cents per mile to drive +/-, so at 60mph I'm MAKING about 6 dollars per hour on the car.

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                    • #11
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                      "most newer cars have reverted to bucket-and-shim mechanical lifters. Although these do not run as quietly and are not maintenance-free, they are cheaper and rarely need adjustment because the wear caused by operation is spread over a large area." -- wikipedia
                      02 GX
                      01 GX
                      03 Crown Vic
                      06 GX
                      Home Fueler

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by freedml View Post
                        "most newer cars have reverted to bucket-and-shim mechanical lifters. Although these do not run as quietly and are not maintenance-free, they are cheaper and rarely need adjustment because the wear caused by operation is spread over a large area." -- wikipedia
                        Does the Honda motor use the "bucket-and-shim" lifter? If so, I would hardly call adjustment every 30k miles a "rarely need adjustment" time frame.

                        Dan

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                        • #13
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                          The '06 and newer have rocker arms running on the camshaft with adjusting screws with locknuts (not shim and bucket). I believe the earlier cars use the same setup.

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by siai47 View Post
                            The '06 and newer have rocker arms running on the camshaft with adjusting screws with locknuts (not shim and bucket). I believe the earlier cars use the same setup.
                            My '91 Integra, God rest its soul, had this same setup. It was very easy to do the adjustment myself. The most specialized tool I needed was a set of shims--oh yeah, and the knowledge to wait for the engine to completely cool off before doing the adjustment. I don't know if the GX will have the same requirement, so be sure to check!

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by Mageever View Post
                              My '91 Integra, God rest its soul, had this same setup. It was very easy to do the adjustment myself. The most specialized tool I needed was a set of shims--oh yeah, and the knowledge to wait for the engine to completely cool off before doing the adjustment. I don't know if the GX will have the same requirement, so be sure to check!
                              Did you mean feeler gauges?
                              I learned to do this on a 76 Celica, except it called for adjusting with the engine hot, not cold. Now THAT was fun.

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