Terry Lewis wrote:
The RS Vert is setting quietly in the garage with the top down
I've read it is not a good idea to leave a top down for extended periods of time. It causes creases to get in them.
Hey guys just updating things for me lately.I the last two days have been addressing my younger (19 yr old nephews) 2006 Honda accord check over of his car since jan of 2016.The car has 151,760 miles and the original miles were 139k.I found some issues since august when I did a coolant flush,new thermostat,new hoses,coil packs and plugs and front brakes and rotorsProblems that are current are .Alignment is wayyyy off go figure as I think he hits every road hole just my humor.The tires looked fairly new on the buy back in dec of 15.However one tire had only 4/32 tread and feathered on both outside treads but the other 3 8/32 and semi ok.I got two new tires today,and already steam cleaned the interior and just a full on clean up.I did remove all 4 tires and clean both sides of the alloy wheels and did rotate the tires.I can bore you with all the specifics but in short the car has been gone thru.In short I did wash/wax the car and polish the headlights,and new wiper blades as the others are over a yr old.I did wax the windshield and back glass and rain the side windows and last the bigger fix.The power steering pump seals are leaking and I am going to have to just replace that over a rebuild to save time.Cost of said pump with the core cost added $272.00.Granted I already replaced the starter and upgraded the ground wires from the battery from the fender and then a extra ground to the block back in jan and the battery.Over all the car has been problem free!!!! I am just keeping tabs on this car to keep it cost effective and no issue's.R
Oh, its getting a new top next year, so i'm not worried... Thanks for the info! The new top will stay up when stored.
Happy New Year!!!
87 RS Convertible - 2.8V6 - 3-Speed Auto, Digital Dash - Complete LED / HID Conversion - Alarm/Keyless Entry
I just found out about never leaving a top down not long ago. I also found out do not leave a new one in the box for very long either. Put it on soon after purchase. I screwed up and left my new top rolled up for quite some time before installing it. I did take fabric bolt cobs and rolled it up, but I stood it up and the weight of it crumpled the sail panel on the end. It sat that way for over a year. It has a number of small creases in that sail panel. I understand I may be able to get them out with a heat gun though. I haven't tried heat yet, but they have already diminished some since I installed it. Hopefully they will come out entirely, but I may need to take it loose and pull it tighter now too.
Happy New Year !