Thanks Scott! Yes very low mileage and it looks brand new everywhere accept
the tail pipe.
I talked to a Honda Mechanic and he said this is normal for Hondas. The
second owner bought this car from the original ower with only 8000 miles on
it in late 2004. The original owner only drove on weekends.
Now I am looking at every car make on the road and I see no soot on the
majority of the cars, even the Chryslers. I have to be careful as to not
rear end the cars! :)
The previous owner was putting a ton of highway miles on it recently. Drove
from Washington State to Arizona a few times.
It runs sweet! Just over concerned about the black sooty tail pipe. I do not
think this is right. I am going to throw Mobile 1 in it as soon as I get a
I always thought that Honda made the cleanest running engines! I was even
telling friends that I thought Honda was a higher quality engine then a
Toyota, because I have never seen a Honda with worn out valve guide seals.
Is this a low quality issue? I can see this happening with a Chrysler but
not a Honda!
Does this make you upset? After 140K I bet you have got over it.
Is the 98 Prelude burning oil? How is it driving?
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