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07-17-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,333
Posted By zroger73

Sorry for your loss. Too bad he didn't crash into...

Sorry for your loss. Too bad he didn't crash into the concrete barrier and explode into a giant fireball.

Almost two years ago, I passed a truck driver who was driving slow in the left lane. He...
07-16-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 67,084
Posted By zroger73

Hahaha!!! I bet the accuracy and...

Hahaha!!!

I bet the accuracy and repeatability of his torque wrench is worse than 1 N-m.

Oh, and 29 N-m is tighter than 28 N-m. A tighter connection is less likely to separate, although too...
07-12-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,351
Posted By zroger73

Yeah - it may have an Acura badge, but it's a...

Yeah - it may have an Acura badge, but it's a Honda underneath and maintenance is no different.

Now, $1,300 prepaid maintenance for a BMW? Yes, please! Oh, wait... They already include scheduled...
07-12-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,351
Posted By zroger73

That depends on who is doing the work. A DIY...

That depends on who is doing the work.

A DIY oil change is less than $50 using genuine Acura-branded oil and filter. Dealers typically charge between $50-100 and use various brands of bulk oil.
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07-12-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,351
Posted By zroger73

Acura Care and Acura Care Maintenance are two...

Acura Care and Acura Care Maintenance are two different things.

Acura Care (https://www.acurafinancialservices.com/finance/service-contracts) is a warranty that covers unexpected failures.
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07-11-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 155,784
Posted By zroger73

It's now on Carscoops.com...

It's now on Carscoops.com (https://www.carscoops.com/2019/07/new-acura-mdx-and-possible-flagship-sedan-revealed/) and Motor1.com (https://www.motor1.com/news/359389/acura-mdx-tlx-leaked-rdx/) as well...
07-11-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 155,784
Posted By zroger73

Welll... Honda appears to be the one who "leaked...

Welll... Honda appears to be the one who "leaked internal documents" by including them with the OP's vehicle.

Future Apple products are occasionally "leaked" in this manner as well.

I STRONGLY...
07-11-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 155,784
Posted By zroger73

That's not the 2020 TLX, either. The 2020 TLX was...

That's not the 2020 TLX, either. The 2020 TLX was announced on March 29 and has been at dealers since April 2. It, too, is a carryover.

The images in this thread may be of 2021 year-model vehicles...
07-10-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,651
Posted By zroger73

Blurry HUD's are more often the result of...

Blurry HUD's are more often the result of improperly manufactured, incorrect, or incompatible windshields than faulty HUD projectors.

The Advance trim has a HUD-compatible windshield. All other...
07-08-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,548
Posted By zroger73

Everything you ever wanted to know about Honda's...

Everything you ever wanted to know about Honda's oil life monitoring system. :)
07-05-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,584
Posted By zroger73

"Idiot" may have been inappropriate. I apologize...

"Idiot" may have been inappropriate. I apologize for the knee-jerk reaction - I had just seen part of another Scotty Kilmer video that contained misinformation which lit my fuse. :)

On a...
07-05-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,584
Posted By zroger73

^ UKBob is an idiot. Disconnecting that sensor...

^ UKBob is an idiot. Disconnecting that sensor will also set DTC's resulting in warning lights/messages and cause the alternator to default to a fixed charging voltage will reduce the life of the...
07-05-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,214
Posted By zroger73

1. In this video, he stated he rented a Ford...

1. In this video, he stated he rented a Ford Focus with a CVT. The Focus has never had a CVT! The first and second generations offered a traditional automatic transmission. The third generation...
07-04-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,214
Posted By zroger73

On each of the 11 Hondas I've owned since 2006 -...

On each of the 11 Hondas I've owned since 2006 - including the 2019 RDX I had, the transmission will downshift to take advantage of engine braking during cruise control operation if the vehicle...
07-03-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,810
Posted By zroger73

Read the first page of this thread.

Read the first page of this thread.
06-25-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 96,095
Posted By zroger73

What the absolute mouse positioning on the 2020...

What the absolute mouse positioning on the 2020 Acura RDX does to your brain

Can a car interface improve on a computer mouse?
...
06-21-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,643
Posted By zroger73

One word: Perception If buyers perceive...

One word: Perception

If buyers perceive Honda to be "good", resale value will be, too. If buyers perceive Kia to be "bad", resale value will be, too. I can't explain people who perceive...
06-21-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,643
Posted By zroger73

You see, Honda, Toyota, and Subaru long had some...

You see, Honda, Toyota, and Subaru long had some of the most reliable vehicles in the world. Then, they stopped innovating and started coasted along on their reputations while trying to improve...
06-20-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By zroger73

There is a low-frequency, transmitting antenna...

There is a low-frequency, transmitting antenna called an "initiator" near each wheel. One at a time, the keyless access/TPMS control unit sends a LF signal from each initiator. The TPMS sensor...
06-14-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,166
Posted By zroger73

^ Most definitely and it happens. Sometimes it's...

^ Most definitely and it happens. Sometimes it's due to external causes and sometimes it "just happens".

The comprehensive auto insurance generally covers all glass breakage regardless of fault.
06-04-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,214
Posted By zroger73

All of the automatic transmissions and DCT's...

All of the automatic transmissions and DCT's currently used by Honda including the Honda 6AT, ZF 9HP, Honda 10AT, 7-speed DCT, and 8-speed DCT use Grade Logic Control.

This can be verified by...
06-03-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,969
Posted By zroger73

Well... First, Texas didn't include the CHMSL in...

Well... First, Texas didn't include the CHMSL in its list of inspected items until January 1, 2017. Before then, it could be ripped out, busted, or burned out and wouldn't cause the vehicle to fail...
06-03-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,647
Posted By zroger73

Correct. There's only one wiper motor...

Correct.



There's only one wiper motor and the two wipers are mechanically linked together, but things get different after that.

In a conventional windshield wiper transmission, the motor...
06-03-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,647
Posted By zroger73

Return the vehicle to the Acura dealer so they...

Return the vehicle to the Acura dealer so they can correct their error.
06-03-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 519,958
Posted By zroger73

I don't believe any deals until I see redacted...

I don't believe any deals until I see redacted paperwork.

As hard as it is to believe, I've seen too many people lie either maliciously, for bragging rights, or try and convince themselves or...
05-28-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,362
Posted By zroger73

According to research performed by a doctor for...

According to research performed by a doctor for the Journal of American Medical Association using a sample of 29 automobiles from 15 manufacturers with model years ranging from 1990 to 2014, all of...
05-27-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 67,084
Posted By zroger73

The 3rd generation RDX no longer has anything in...

The 3rd generation RDX no longer has anything in common with the CR-V. it's on a unique platform that is currently not used by any other Acura or Honda automobile.
05-18-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,003
Posted By zroger73

I can't help but become concerned when I read...

I can't help but become concerned when I read these stories of affordability.

If a person can afford a $41,795 vehicle (RDX Tech), yet a $43,795 vehicle (RDX Tech AWD) "stretches the budget",...
05-16-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By zroger73

Like all current Honda/Acura models with a direct...

Like all current Honda/Acura models with a direct TPMS, the RDX has a low-frequency antenna (called an "initiator") mounted near each of the four wheels. The vehicle will periodically send a request...
05-15-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,395
Posted By zroger73

I once had a new '99 Regal that would...

I once had a new '99 Regal that would occasionally melt DRL sockets. Years ago when I used to be a loyal GM enthusiast, I researched this and learned that a slew of GM vehicles for many years used...
05-14-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,128
Posted By zroger73

I don't know what brand/model of compressor the...

I don't know what brand/model of compressor the RDX uses, but the Civic uses a Delphi 6CVC140E that is rated at 5,500 watts @ 2,000 RPM (18,767 BTU/hr). I suspect the RDX's is similar.
05-13-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,706
Posted By zroger73

Cars.com shows 198 2020 RDX's in dealer...

Cars.com shows 198 2020 RDX's in dealer inventories - 41 of which have photos, so they're actually there. The same website shows 7,473 2019 RDX's. Not all dealers list there inventory on Cars.com, so...
05-13-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,584
Posted By zroger73

In reference to your comment below, batteries and...

In reference to your comment below, batteries and starters have absolutely nothing to do with engine lubrication.





That "50-year mechanic" is a tool. He hates everything except Toyota and...
05-09-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,989
Posted By zroger73

To restate and add to what's already been said......

To restate and add to what's already been said...

1. Honda's current turbos are cooled using oil and water. Older turbos were cooled only with oil.

2. Page 519 of the Owner's Manual states,...
05-07-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,158
Posted By zroger73

For the same reason people incorrectly say,...

For the same reason people incorrectly say, "Daylight Savings Time" instead of "Daylight Saving Time".

Or "VIN number" (Vehicle Identification Number).

Or "DRL lights" (Daytime Running Lamps)....
05-02-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,981
Posted By zroger73

Over the years, I've found several, unadvertised...

Over the years, I've found several, unadvertised year-to-year changes on various models that are eventually discovered over time.

Example - 2019 Ridgeline: Honda advertised that a second USB port...
05-02-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,981
Posted By zroger73

The company I work for increases the prices of...

The company I work for increases the prices of our products 5% annually except during recession years.

A $200 price increase on the RDX represents a 0.5% increase on the base FWD model and a 0.4%...
05-02-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 67,084
Posted By zroger73

If there's nothing to find, there's nothing to...

If there's nothing to find, there's nothing to find. You can't always force something to fail on demand. By day, I'm a mechanical and electrical engineer for a company that designs and manufactures...
05-02-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,981
Posted By zroger73

The closest way I know of is to find/have a...

The closest way I know of is to find/have a dealer park a PWP Accord and WDP Accord Hybrid side-by-side - that's the only Honda model I know of that offers both colors on the same body.

I had a...
05-01-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,981
Posted By zroger73

I don't think Acura has been "shying away" from...

I don't think Acura has been "shying away" from AA - I think Google has been "shying away" from Acura's True Touchpad Interface. I can't imagine Google's developers devoting many resources to quickly...
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