Monday, April 22, 2019

Long overdue update

Well, I am long overdue for an update. We are at just about 164k miles and in the past year or so we have had just he usual suspects. New tires, oil changes, recommended maintenance, etc. etc. etc.  But a few interesting things to note.

1. During last appointment our Honda dealer told us we were needing a new battery. Not wanting to shell out more money than necessary to Honda, I decided to hold off and go to AutoZone as usual. Autozone claimed the battery was perfectly fine holding full charge. So i'll hold off on the replacement at this point and chalk it up to the dealer trying to just make a few extra bucks as always.

2. P3400 Code - Had the service light come on and AutoZone told me it was a P3400 - VALVE PAUSE SYSTEM (VPS) STUCK OFF BANK 1.  Based on that information i scoured the internet and tried to see if it was something i can repair myself and save a few hundred dollars. I came across a bunch of things but this YouTube video and I felt i was ready for the repair.

I was able to order the two parts from Majestic Honda at the above URL for less than $40 shipped compared to the almost $100 the Honda manufacturer eStore or local dealer wanted to charge.

Luckily the day before i planned to perform the repair, the light went off. I will hold on to the parts since they were minimal cost just in case it shows up again.

3. Need replacement of lower radiator hose and clean off corrosion from thermostat housing. I haven't had these repairs done yet as they quoted me $301.93. I will see if i can hold out and get them to throw a coupon at me to bring that price down before i jump on it.

Overall, like i said just the usual suspects with a few interesting items. Hoping to see this thing hit 200k and the goal is to eventually reach 300k. We are over halfway there so we will just have to wait and see.