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06-14-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By George Knighton

Just trust the car and don't worry about it. :-)...

Just trust the car and don't worry about it. :-)

If you're driving under about 50 mph for extended periods, the car will try to use the battery by itself as much as possible.

You'll see it...
06-05-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,294
Posted By George Knighton

http://www.urvi.net/forumfiles/SB/B13-026.PDF ...

http://www.urvi.net/forumfiles/SB/B13-026.PDF

There are a few technical service bulletins related to weird noises on both the KC1 and KC2.

Both cars have some unusual technology and they just...
Replies: 44
Views: 6,858
Posted By George Knighton

A few days ago, I noticed that Acura Navigation...

A few days ago, I noticed that Acura Navigation was updating traffic faster than Apple Maps and providing a better picture of real time traffic problems.

Can’t explain that.

I used to mount a...
05-23-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By George Knighton

I would never engage in such reckless behavior. ...

I would never engage in such reckless behavior.

I mean...certainly not while anybody's looking.
05-06-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,493
Posted By George Knighton

The next generation Sport Hybrid is something...

The next generation Sport Hybrid is something I've very interested in. I keep getting calls from dealers to get a new KC2 at substantial discounts but I just can't do it. Waiting to see the next...
05-03-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,493
Posted By George Knighton

When somebody who has owned Lexus, Toyota, Honda...

When somebody who has owned Lexus, Toyota, Honda and Acura sits in a Tesla, he might be astonished at the general lack of fit and finish, and lack of materials quality.

Tesla's a technology...
04-30-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By George Knighton

If you drive fast enough, you don't need the...

If you drive fast enough, you don't need the wipers.

:vtec:
04-14-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,603
Posted By George Knighton

I don't know when this started, but my dealer...

I don't know when this started, but my dealer said that it's SOP now to replace the battery sensor every time the battery is replaced.

:what:
04-05-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,949
Posted By George Knighton

That's interesting. I noticed at the dealer...

That's interesting.

I noticed at the dealer yesterday that no fewer than three people engaged me on the Legend nameplate on the car.
04-05-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 42,305
Posted By George Knighton

I'm at about the same mileage, and I still don't...

I'm at about the same mileage, and I still don't notice a rattle.

I'll tell you what, though. Every once in a while, I'll catch myself a little weary of having to be as smooth as the KC2 requires...
03-28-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 132,371
Posted By George Knighton

Do you folks know the YouTube mechanic...

Do you folks know the YouTube mechanic personality Scotty Kilmer?

I was amused to see a few days ago that he had a video out recommending "solid" used luxury [sic] cars.

The RLX was near the...
03-10-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,618
Posted By George Knighton

I think our biggest problem is that we are no...

I think our biggest problem is that we are no longer Volvo's market supreme.

Volvo has one manufacturing plant in Sweden.

They have three manufacturing plants in China.

They have one...
12-24-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,177
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, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
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, 08:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,793
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, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 902
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, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,072
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, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
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, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
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, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
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, 08:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,031
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, 08:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,372
Posted By George Knighton

The creator of the change; namely, Man.

The creator of the change; namely, Man.
10-25-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,372
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...
10-21-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,372
Posted By George Knighton

I've always noticed the disparity in MPG we seem...

I've always noticed the disparity in MPG we seem to experience in the group of KC2 owners.

My car's lifetime MPG is 30.7 now. But some owners see significantly less.

The highest MPG comes from...
10-10-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,135
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, 09:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,793
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, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,793
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, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,594
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, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
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, 08:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,649
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, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
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, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,550
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, 08:53 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 23,743
Posted By George Knighton

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

We all learn some lessons the hard way.

:-)
07-22-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,618
Posted By George Knighton

Is it perfect? :-) I don't think it'll be...

Is it perfect? :-)

I don't think it'll be perfect until the main drive is accomplished with the electric motors, and the ICE is usually engaged only to charge the batteries. :-)

As our KC2...
07-20-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,618
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, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,550
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, 05:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,063
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, 05:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,063
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, 08:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,063
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, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
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...
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