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Old 03-29-2008, 11:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by larrydag View Post
It is an automatic. I don't intend to do a manual swap. But you never know what the future holds.
Ugh, the dreaded Honda automatic. There is hope...

I'm considering a swap, but only when the auto dies. On one hand, I'm trying to keep it going as long as possible, and on the other hand, if it grenades tomorrow, I wouldn't be that upset about it. Just the expense and time out of commission would be it.

Since the transmission really likes to slow the car when you lift the accelerator, popping it into Neutral to coast may be a good option to save some fuel and coast as far as possible.

Of course the usuals, tire inflation (understanding the risks/benefits), aero mods, slower top speeds, etc. From my experience, Hondas like it hot -- I've swapped the stock thermostat for a 190F version, and an engine block heater for those cold starts. Also, the radiator block for Winter helps keep it toasty.

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