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  1. Problems & Issues
    Howdy all. Lurker becoming a first time poster, though I wish it was under better circumstances. As a note, I do have the owner's and shop manuals. Due to tangentially related issues I decided to do a cylinder compression test today. (Slow coolant leak, rough idle on startup, P0303 thrown) I...
  2. Maintenance and Service
    Hello! First time posted, occasional googler of the site. My wife's 2003 E (EX, FWD, Auto) has 193,000 miles on it, and over the past two weeks I've been learning all sorts of ways to DIY on repairing a starting issue, replacing an O2 sensor, a vtec solenoid for the second time, fuel injector...
  3. Problems & Issues
    Alright, so this is my first Element. It’s a neat car, but I have a huge problem. One of the cylinders has about 30 pounds less compression than the others. I’m looking for possible causes in various different posts on the forum, but what has me rattled is that the car doesn’t smoke. I’ll post...
  4. Maintenance and Service
    Hi. Long time lurker, first post so please be gentle. I'm trying my best to learn the lingo so the mechanic doesn't immediately think "dumb girl" when I call... I've had my 2003 manual 2WD, 200k miles since it was born. Best darn car. I'm religious about the maint. schedule. Last 6 months many...
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