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During break in vary the rpm, so DO NOT just sit on a highway. Do several miles of acceleration and deceleration cycles, letting the engine braking slow the car down. This will help to seat the piston rings, preventing the very problem your 2001 accord has. Normally, I would suggest doing these acceleration and deceleration cycles and changing the oil at 100 miles, but we don't know what kind of magic Honda puts in at the factory, so I would just recommend changing the oil filter and topping off the oil. Check the oil regularly, learn what your car does to oil. Also smell the oil, it shouldn't smell like gas. Fuel dilution in the oil is a great way to ruin crank bearings, among other things. If you got an automatic, change the fluid, period. "Lifetime" transmission fluid is a scam. Their lifetime isn't as long as you want it to be.
Buy yourself an engine block heater, it looks like you are pretty far north, so use it when it gets cold(or as often as you want). I use my engine block heater every day(that I take my accord), and it runs smoother at startup when I pre-heat it. So now we get into the discussion of how long forever is for you. Are we talking within reason, or without reason? If we are being unreasonable, then buy yourself a pre-lube oil pump, I believe AMSOIL sells kits. A pre-lube pump lets you pressurize the oil system before starting the engine and avoiding that limited amount of time without oil pressure.
Driving: You, or other drivers are as likely to kill your car as your car is likely to kill itself. Drive defensively and don't let them kill your car. Don't drive into flood water of unknown depth, walk into it first or watch other people drive through it. Drive through flood water slowly, going fast is a one way ticket to hydrolocking the engine. Your engine's air filter is great at filtering the air, but its not perfect. If you see a dust cloud ahead(construction, etc), let off the gas or otherwise reduce throttle as you drive through the dust to reduce the amount of particles getting into your engine.
I was about to say add yourself to the user map, but I see you are already on there. Good work!
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Ah so you do have a drinking problem. You do not drink enough.
When I was little girl in Russia...
2006 Honda Accord EX 6-6 Sedan Tafetta White 155K miles. DIY coroplast undertray, hybrid rear diffuser, Odyssey intake spacer milled down to 1.3", Engine block heater, Power steering delete, Acura RSX rims
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