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  1. 07 Element EX Manual 4WD - Oil? in Radiator

    Maintenance and Service
    My 2007 Element EX, ~52,000 needs help! I went to change my oil and checked the rest of my fluids as a matter of habit, only to find that my coolant looked like coffee with cream. The hose in the overflow tank has a slight sludge buildup on it that is the same color. Now, I *fear* head gasket...
  2. Rough Idle after Starter replacement

    Maintenance and Service
    Hey All - First time to post something so try to be nice.... I have a 2003 AWD 5MT Element, the starter failed this weekend (on a vacation road trip, of course:x). I replaced the starter (more detail below). After replacing the starter, the idle is rough ( low / high alternating). The OBD...
  3. Exhaust leak - front donut gasket

    Problems & Issues
    Hello, My E has been loud for a while. Today I took it to midas, where they said I needed a front donut gasket and spring bolts, only available from the dealer. I went to the dealer to find they wanted 36 bucks for the gasket, 10 bucks for each bolt, and 15 bucks for each spring. Before I...
  4. Quick- Hondata intake manifold gasket - Worth it? Yes/no?

    Under The Hood / Performance
    I've got the intake manifold and all it's attached buddies off of my E in order to do a starter replacement. I've got a motorcycle to get around and could feasibly let the E sit in the garage a few days while waiting for a hondata gasket to get here... ...if it's actually worth it... If not...