An Eventful Day for our 2001 Honda Odyssey

Today was an eventful day for our 2001 Honda Odyssey minivan:

  • The odometer dialed through 222,222. That’s a lifetime average of about 22,000 miles per year, but our records show the last two years averaged 25,000 miles each. It looks like our travel is increasing as our kids have headed off to different directions for college.
  • As we stopped for gas in Weed, I plugged in the OBD II device and discovered that the evaporative system had finally passed its trip cycle, three days after the operation I performed on the EGR port in the intake manifold. This was the last emissions system to complete its trip cycle.
  • Not wanting to wait even a day, we stopped by DEQ on the way into the Portland — and passed! Not a day too early, as our second trip permit expires tomorrow. The new license tags will look beautiful on our license plate.
  • We didn’t need to get gas between Weed and Hillsboro, even having some left in the tank when we got home. It looks like our car is running smoother and getting better gas mileage.

What a great day!