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cadillacdude1975 11-13-2021 12:52 PM

Simple things someone else was to cheap and/or lazy to address. The Odyssey we bought this summer was the same way. No AC due to a blown suction line. 25 bucks from Amazon. It has the front and rear AC. I evacuated and charged the system. No leaks after an hour vacuum. 40 degrees blowing at the vent. The rear shocks were spongy. It felt like a yoyo when fully stopped. Two new ones from rockauto cost less than 35 bucks shipped.

Now I am chasing a persistent vibration that starts around 65. I have changed the front control arms with the lower balljoints. Next is the tie rods. I changed the left rear lateral arm last night. Cant get the bolt loose for the right one. I let it soak up a good amount of AeroKroil (best stuff made) and will break out the propane torch for a little persuasion. I still need to order the upper rear control arm. They sell a set that allows for -1.5 to +3 degrees of camber. When those get changed, I will change the tie rods and go get it aligned again.

I didn’t mean to ramble, but the point is most people are just too lazy to maintain an older vehicle. And it may be a van, but that 3.5 v6 will haul the freakin’ mail.

SBJ 11-13-2021 08:48 PM


Originally Posted by cadillacdude1975 (Post 555163)

I didnít mean to ramble, but the point is most people are just too lazy to maintain an older vehicle. And it may be a van, but that 3.5 v6 will haul the freakiní mail.

Honda makes an excellent V6. It's just a shame that their transmissions don't hold up. That's usually what does those in. If you haven't already, I'd get all new (OE Honda) fluid in there and add the biggest cooler that will fit in there.

Most people are just too lazy to maintain their vehicles in general. Cost of ownership goes down tremendously if you can work on your own stuff. I think a lot of people have to weigh paying someone to fix it vs. using the money to buy something else.

Kind of the same deal with that pathfinder I did some work on over the summer. It needed a lot of work but I'm cool with that (and even floating the $$ for the parts for awhile) if it means I can get it cheap on the back end. The biggest expense by far is just the time it takes to do it.

cadillacdude1975 11-14-2021 02:46 AM

Added a 6 pass cooler right after we got the thing. The fluid looks ok, but I do need to change it out. It just turned 270k miles this week. Gonna tackle the timing belt in the next few days.

XoXSciFiGuy 11-17-2021 12:08 PM

We are tossing a big-time party up near Mt. Rainier next July. All of you should come. Three day weekend after the 4th of July and you will have the time of your lives.

That means YOU, Tom. aka SBJ. :flamed:

(*Insert evil laugh HERE.*)

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