Hi everyone! Long time HMC reader Shaubhik Roy(Who asked a very poignant question about his car back in the day.), and who has been active in the comments almost as long as the blog has been around, has finally hit the magical minimum level for entry in the High High Club. Well, way back then, I set the bar at 350,000 miles, but come on! 300,000 is pretty darn impressive. I dare you to drive your car 300,000 miles. And Shaubhik asked us if his car could go the distance. Things are looking up.
Anyways, Shaubhik has left a bit of a scavenger hunt over in the comments about the maintenance he does on the car. Let’s see if we can find them.
1. From a comment in 2016: “Mobil 1 extended performance is the best! However, I recommend changing the oil between 5-7,000 miles.”
2. Yikes! A series of unfortunate events in 2017: “Unfortunately, it met with an accident recently, so it has been idle for a little bit, but is getting fixed. Honda all the way!”
3. And here is one from October 2017: “I had to recently replace the steering rack, and my mechanic performed a valve adjustment for me, and changed out the spark plugs. Did anyone know you can actually use double platinum spark plugs in the place of iridium plugs?”
4. From November: “Make that 288k, and have had to get a new steering rack (few months ago), original drums finally were replaced at 287k. I will need to replace the cat and the o2 sensors.”
Did we get them all? Let us know in the comments, Shaubhik! Also, thank you for being a long time reader of the blog. Keep on driving that Honda! It just goes to show that the car you have is the car you can keep on having.
Update: September 26. Shaubhik has also changed the thermostat.
Update: Shaubhik replaced the original transmission mount, and had the passenger side motor mount, (replaced for the second time) . It looks like the original power steering pump is going out.