Read this first: http://theoildrop.server101.com/cgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=8;t=007540;p=1 I'd at least get the TB and water pump done by the dealership, if you can't do it yourself. I had them also do the plugs and antifreeze, which I could have done myself, just didn't have time. Since no one really knows for sure WHAT type of antifreeze Honda uses, stick with their stuff. Pricey? Yes, but I had them put the old water pump in the truck and looked at closely over the weekend. That pump looked almost brand new from the inside. No mineral build up, no nothing. Glad I decided to stay with the OEM stuff as I had the coolant flushed and then filled. Front plugs are easy to change out, the rears, you'll need some universal joints and some extensions, but nothing major, just be patient. Did notice that the car seems to be a little quicker. All in all, expect about pay between 5 and 6 hundred, depending on what you want done. But I will say this and it seems your wife drives as much as mine does given the same times ours hit 105K, the TB looked really good. Mechanic said I probably could have gone another 10 to 20K on it, but it's all a crap shoot at this point. Don't let them talk you into new tensioners, you won't need them now, maybe next 105K miles, but not now, and transmission flush. All they do is drain it, refill, run it for a little, drain, refill, etc. etc. for three cycles. If you can change oil, you can do that yourself. Just pick up 9 quarts of Honda ATF. Everytime you drain the transmission, it's exactly 3 quarts on this model. We also have a 06 with the 5 speed AT, don't know how much it exactly holds, but can't be much more. Also, call other dealerships to see what the best price is. I had the dealership I bought the car from match another dealership 80 miles away. Remember first and foremost....it's YOUR money!!!!!