I second that. I had a 1989 Honda Prelude with ONLY 62k miles that had
a problem where the camshaft lost its place because something fell off
the end of it. The mechanics said it was the key that kept the
camshaft and cam sprocket in sync with one another. This engine was
tapping something awful. We had just bought the damn thing used from
my parents who babied the crap out of it. Go figure. I've never had a
Ford do that on me.
And try selling a used Honda privately to a Honda person, everyone
wants every last freaking receipt to prove that you took care of the
car better than they plan to, like you're supposed to "certify" the
damn thing for them. What a load of crap.
If you're only looking to get ~100K from a Honda, you've got your head
up your arse.
A Honda 2.0 / 2.2 Liter Accord should, like the 3.0 Vulcan, easily
surpass 250,000 miles / 400,000 km w/o TBO. The car around the engine,
in either case, or both, for that matter, will fatigue & rust out in the
time that it takes an ordinary owner to reach that benchmark.
The problem with the Honda is that it's an interference engine and
proper attention to the timing belt(s) is imperative(also, opt for the
stick shift to avoid trans problems). I've never seen a timing chain on
a Vulcan fail.
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