Newer Civic maintenance (2005 model)

My 2005 Civic with the generic engine now has 115,000KM after 30 months of non-stop daily use. I put on about 50,000KM a year. Lot's of highway, maybe 25% city driving. Looking for maintenance suggestions from people
with experience with the same generation of Civic.
From what I read here and various mechanics have suggested, I will do the timing belt very soon. The car has already had the horrible stock 15" tires replaced with way better Yokohama AVID TRZ's. I had a "critical" dash light come on 3 months ago and Honda replaced one of the Oxygen sensors (at my cost). I do regular oil changes and have had a couple of litres of the AT fluid (genuine Honda) changed during some of those oil changes.
Here in Canada it seems there are not a lot after-market parts available yet (Timing belt and other tensioners and idlers). Could not even find a DYI manual in the stores last time I looked. I will need to keep this car for at least three more years when in all likelihood it will have around 250,000KM when I go to sell it.
Looking for what I need to do to it at this point in it's life to stay trouble-free. Some questions follow.
- Do I need to change the T/belt tensioner at this stage?
- Should the other Oxygen sensor be changed?
- Keep on changing out some of the AT fluid every couple of oil changes or get a full change out at a dealer?
- What about the coolant and thermostat? I believe it is supposed to be some sort of long-life (5 year?) coolant in it from the factory.
- How often should you change out the P.S. fluid?
Lot's of questions for one post, but I don't seem to see much about this generation of Civic in the discussions here (yet). I had a 1992 Accord 4 cyl. for 300,000KM. It was rock-solid, but seemed like a much simpler technology compared to this Civic. I feel I will need to be much more on the ball with the pre-emptive maintenance on this car.
Thanks, Mike
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snipped-for-privacy@mts.net wrote: <snip waffle>
do you have an owners manual?
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jim beam wrote:

carriage. Keep the engine bay clean. Whenever noticing something unusual(noise, smell, etc.) pay attention right away. Prevention is better than fixing. My '98 CRV is approaching 300K Km. Still drives like new. My son drives new Subaru WRX, when he tried my CRV couldn't believe how well it drives.
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snipped-for-privacy@mts.net wrote:

Are you the guy living the 3rd igloo on the right by the big iceberg? Have you ever heard of "Canadian Tire"? Those huge autoparts stores popped up like mushrooms all over canada a long time ago. Ever heard of Haynes manuals or Chilton? Wander into a Canadian Tire and you'll see it there. Ever heard of UAP Napa? They're in every canadian city. Ever heard of Princess Auto? Try looking there and you'll be able to find anything you need for you Honda.
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Hi Babbler, thanks for your suggestions. Have tried most of them. Could you do me a big favor and check with the store where you buy all your repair parts and see if they carry the following items I am looking for?
If they have them, could you pass along the Brand and part number. There are probably several 2005 Civic owners with 1.7L engines who would be appreciative of your help.
- Timing belt tensioner (kit?) - Maintenance manual
many thanks for help, Mike
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Run your own errands, it's all out there.
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It's not. And that was my point.
My post said - "Looking for maintenance suggestions from people with experience with the same generation of Civic."
Sorry you missed that and wasted both our time.
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snipped-for-privacy@mts.net wrote:

imagine how this outcome might have been different if you'd bothered to read the owners manual!

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snipped-for-privacy@mts.net wrote:

1. don't top post.
2. read the freakin' owners manual. it'll tell you just how premature you are in wanting to change the belt now.
3. learning how to google a newsgroup might help too.

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babbler wrote:

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Sure, buy a Chilton's there, but DO NOT ALLOW THEM TO TOUCH YOUR HONDA. I wouldn't trust them to rotate my tires. They'd probably report I needed SIX new fuel injectors (on my 4 cyl CR-V). Your owner's manual can be found here: https://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/RJAAI001_OMANUAL.asp
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