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12-24-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By George Knighton

Jealous of your interior Espresso leather! :-) ...

Jealous of your interior Espresso leather! :-)

Congratulations and good luck.

Don't get carried away.
12-10-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By George Knighton

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/acurazine.com-vbullet...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/acurazine.com-vbulletin/920x2000/img_0093_5c9362bf9be8bdb3e021b3838d24f0a0cd5f42e7.jpeg

I was curious if this would happen.

Primary grabbed Band 2 while Secondary...
12-03-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,395
Posted By George Knighton

When they stop making them, that's when everybody...

When they stop making them, that's when everybody will want them.

This has been happening to Honda for ages.

The Integra Type R. The 4G TL SH-AWD. The TSX Wagon. The ZDX. That weird turbo RDX...
12-02-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By George Knighton

http://www.urvi.net/forumfiles/SB/B17-033.PDF ...

http://www.urvi.net/forumfiles/SB/B17-033.PDF

If this is the problem, then an Acura dealer should've thought of it by now, but I'll mention it just in case.

:-)
11-30-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,698
Posted By George Knighton

I'm going to guess that it won't be impossible. ...

I'm going to guess that it won't be impossible. I recall that the Legends sold in the rest of the world had a heated steering wheel option that I was jealous of at the time, so the wiring might...
11-20-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By George Knighton

You might also be interested in this Edmunds...

You might also be interested in this Edmunds article about the KC1 suspension: https://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/track-tests/2014-acura-rlx-suspension-walkaround.html

Honda spent a hell of a...
11-20-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By George Knighton

It does. The physical problem with the actuators...

It does. The physical problem with the actuators was more or less fixed, but you would still want to be sure that you've looked at all recalls and TSB associated with the KC1.


In the time that...
11-15-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By George Knighton

If you're buying a P-AWS car, you probably want...

If you're buying a P-AWS car, you probably want to go to the TSB thread and look through it.

There's a long list of things you want to be sure you've taken care of, including a problem with the...
11-12-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,357
Posted By George Knighton

For me the 4G TL seemed to be both a high water...

For me the 4G TL seemed to be both a high water mark for Honda altogether, and a concession to the idea that we should have an all-American car, a car designed by Americans, built by Americans and...
10-30-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,366
Posted By George Knighton

The creator of the change; namely, Man.

The creator of the change; namely, Man.
10-25-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,366
Posted By George Knighton

Let's talk about climate change and our...

Let's talk about climate change and our continuing over reliance on carbon fuels for the sake of short term profit.

Well within the lifespan of this the current governing generation, we face a...
10-10-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By George Knighton

On the Acura KC2, that regulation is handled by a...

On the Acura KC2, that regulation is handled by a sensor that is on the cable near the battery. It is not on the battery itself, so replacement of the 12-volt battery will be a normal, cheap thing.
...
10-01-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,395
Posted By George Knighton

You know, to be honest, we cannot put it past...

You know, to be honest, we cannot put it past Honda to have produced this car as an experiment, never really intending to sell that many of them.

The line at Saiyama was never set up for volume...
10-01-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,395
Posted By George Knighton

The KC1 was a very unpopular car. So is the KC2....

The KC1 was a very unpopular car. So is the KC2.

They made a big mistake in setting the MSRP. Honda misjudged very seriously where the dollar/yen exchange rate would be when they finalized...
09-12-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By George Knighton

Got hit with some stuff yesterday, including the...

Got hit with some stuff yesterday, including the driver side transmission axle seal.

Started with symptoms of a bad battery, but because the battery had been certified "good" by the dealer with a...
09-07-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By George Knighton

With a fan. :-) Early on in my life with...

With a fan. :-)

Early on in my life with the car, I couldn't figure out what a light noise was when sitting at a light and nothing running. It was the fan pushing air at that vent.
09-07-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,973
Posted By George Knighton

In their defense, the dollar/yen ratio was...

In their defense, the dollar/yen ratio was anticipated in 2012-2013 to have been very different from what it turned out to be.

Because our cars are 100% Saiyama, the dealers have to "deal."
09-01-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By George Knighton

I'd like to ask you to please not do this, unless...

I'd like to ask you to please not do this, unless the dealer has identified a specific problem (which he should solve himself, and in a different way).

The injection system of the J Motor in the...
07-25-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By George Knighton

But IMHO, the longer term answer is for all four...

But IMHO, the longer term answer is for all four wheels to be powered by electric motors, with the ICE recharging the batteries and providing extra high performance power when called upon in extreme...
07-24-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 19,906
Posted By George Knighton

We all learn some lessons the hard way. :-)

We all learn some lessons the hard way.

:-)
07-20-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,634
Posted By George Knighton

Oh, and, ummm, technically, it'd be 6G. 1G...

Oh, and, ummm, technically, it'd be 6G.

1G = 1985-1990 (KA1-KA6)

2G = 1990-1995 (KA7-KA8)

3G = 1995-2004 (KA9)

4G = 2004-2008 (KB1) & 2008-2012 (KB2)
07-08-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By George Knighton

Next Generation Vehicles

I can't wait for the new Honda ideas to trickle down to new generations of the ILX, TLX and RLX.

I just finished some time driving the Insight, Clarity and Accord Hybrid, and I believe we can look...
06-29-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,206
Posted By George Knighton

I am going to say that the 5G Legend is a unique...

I am going to say that the 5G Legend is a unique chassis, unless you want to go all the way back to being able to use a particular jig on more than one vehicle.

I've never understood why people...
06-29-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,206
Posted By George Knighton

It was becoming impossible to design small cars...

It was becoming impossible to design small cars that met modern crash test standards with a double wishbone suspension.

If you want a small car that is safe, has room for the kinds of motors your...
06-27-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,206
Posted By George Knighton

Here in the United States, they were trying to...

Here in the United States, they were trying to sell them for 20K US. Honda banked on the "Si" idea overcoming a very bad exchange rate between the United States and the United Kingdom. Before the end...
06-26-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,173
Posted By George Knighton

The problem with old Porsches is that you have to...

The problem with old Porsches is that you have to pick the line and the speed, and what you've picked has to be perfect for the situation.

An advantage we have with our Honda-based cars is that...
06-25-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,206
Posted By George Knighton

It was *not* successful, not at all, if by...

It was *not* successful, not at all, if by successful you are counting cars.

If you mean we all said good things about it but never bought one then, yes, it was successful.

:-)
06-22-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By George Knighton

I do not see it as awful, but it certainly pales...

I do not see it as awful, but it certainly pales in comparison to the wonderful 10 speed in the Accord and RDX.
06-18-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,756
Posted By George Knighton

I'm not sure why they wanted to advertise the...

I'm not sure why they wanted to advertise the suspension settings so much that there's a huge fat knob right there in the middle of everything, like they expect you to keep changing a few times per...
06-07-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,173
Posted By George Knighton

I'm unsure how to respond to posts like this. ...

I'm unsure how to respond to posts like this.

It's very clear after tens of thousands of miles that the car is programmed to allow high slip angles on all four corners in a variety of situations,...
06-05-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,679
Posted By George Knighton

My lifetime average for a relatively high mileage...

My lifetime average for a relatively high mileage KC2 remains around 31 mpg.

The way that I travel, I'm in EV mode about ⅓ of the time, which seems ideal. If anybody's lifetime is more than 31...
06-05-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,679
Posted By George Knighton

The driver feedback about the way that reverse...

The driver feedback about the way that reverse works in the RLX Sport Hybrid has not been good.

The nature of the transmission allows for some take-up slack. If the KC2 is parked on an incline...
05-20-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,324
Posted By George Knighton

IMHO, this is what it'd have come down to, just...

IMHO, this is what it'd have come down to, just how good a price you're talking.

Major components should last a long time, the motor and transmission.

It doesn't use a lot of fuel for a car...
04-26-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By George Knighton

It's very hard for any third party application to...

It's very hard for any third party application to comply with iMessage standards, and most iPhone users are not going to disable iMessages to be able to send an insecure SMS type of message.

I...
04-17-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,664
Posted By George Knighton

Same here. Basically. Except for the infotainment...

Same here. Basically. Except for the infotainment system's slow touch screen response. :-)

The big car's tendency toward neutral handling and transition to oversteer will surprise people who don't...
04-10-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 43,084
Posted By George Knighton

Route 29 has become a popular test road for...

Route 29 has become a popular test road for manufacturers. It is a lovely drive for most of its distance and will give you a combination of rural and developed driving, high speed and low speed...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,431
Posted By George Knighton

Owners of the newest generation MDX are telling...

Owners of the newest generation MDX are telling me that as of 11.3, their systems correctly import Contacts with images, and that the image shows up on the screen when somebody calls.

0_o
Replies: 15
Views: 1,431
Posted By George Knighton

With 11.3.6 beta, 11.4 beta and 11.3 GM, import...

With 11.3.6 beta, 11.4 beta and 11.3 GM, import of Contacts is perfect; however, you must continue to disable Contacts images and make sure they never show up. The main culprit across a range of...
03-21-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By George Knighton

It's an old idea at Honda. Keeping some back...

It's an old idea at Honda.

Keeping some back pressure on the valves increases the torque available for easy tuning, and once you've got going and HP becomes the motivator, you want to reduce back...
03-19-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 179,373
Posted By George Knighton

I canít really fault the guy for his opinions. ...

I canít really fault the guy for his opinions.

We questioned the infotainment system and voice commands when we first experienced them in 2013.

Here it is 2018 and we still have a system that...
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