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Yesterday, 01:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,469
Posted By Wander

[/size] Would this be called F-ing up your...

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Would this be called F-ing up your engine? :doh:



Is that north of the Arctic Circle?

Back to reality, if you don't like the MID for oil change intervals, don't use it! But don't...
07-15-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By Wander

It is rumored that RDX sport hybrid was in...

It is rumored that RDX sport hybrid was in development, but was cancelled or delayed for reasons unknown. Dunno.

The other shoe has yet to drop for Type-S.

BTW, the DCT in the sport hybrid is...
07-15-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By Wander

Nope. I believe they are separate. What...

Nope. I believe they are separate.


What he said.

I allowed them both to expire, and I don't miss them.

And unlike "Exes", if you decide you actually DO miss them, all it takes is a phone...
07-12-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 149,113
Posted By Wander

TQI = Total Quality Inspection, or something like...

TQI = Total Quality Inspection, or something like that. Dealers are supposed to do more than rip the plastic wrap off the vehicle before they sell it.

More to the point, detailed TQI procedures (...
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By Wander

The system needs to index or "catalog" the...

The system needs to index or "catalog" the contents of a generic USB drive the first time it is plugged in. It "should" retain that information for the next time that drive is used, so it doesn't...
07-08-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,426
Posted By Wander

Yeah, there's roughly a 0% chance Acura will turn...

Yeah, there's roughly a 0% chance Acura will turn the engine lengthwise in any of their mainstream vehicles, so that is a limitation.
07-04-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,408
Posted By Wander

Bonus points for the Fargo reference. You Betcha....

Bonus points for the Fargo reference. You Betcha.

All modern cars have underbody rustproofing from the factory.

If you want to make a voluntary donation to the dealership, that's your choice,...
07-02-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By Wander

If it's just for a bike rack, you wouldn't...

If it's just for a bike rack, you wouldn't necessarily need to install the trailer wiring harness, which is the hardest part of the installation. That's most of the dealer labor charge.

But for an...
06-30-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,734
Posted By Wander

Yes, it does. Sometimes I notice it, and most...

Yes, it does. Sometimes I notice it, and most times I don't. YMMV
06-29-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,688
Posted By Wander

Select sent destinations from the right pane of...

Select sent destinations from the right pane of the infotainment display ( secondary display), using the secondary "vertical" touchpad ( or whatever Acura calls it... ).

If you have already...
06-27-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,623
Posted By Wander

That's interesting about the transmission, but...

That's interesting about the transmission, but ATF expands with temperature so it's important to have the system in the correct temperature range when you do the level check. And, of course, the...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,336
Posted By Wander

First of all, if the sound lacks "punch" use a...

First of all, if the sound lacks "punch" use a better source. XM is heavily compressed. And Bluetooth is inferior to direct USB connection ( whether it matters for your source material is a different...
06-25-2019, 01:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,261
Posted By Wander

Well, mine is a 2019 Advance SH-AWD, so maybe I'm...

Well, mine is a 2019 Advance SH-AWD, so maybe I'm mistaken about other trims.

You're right that a full-size wheel can't go on the hoist. The hoist end won't fit through the center hole in the...
06-24-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,433
Posted By Wander

Or more precisely, European cars tend to be...

Or more precisely, European cars tend to be extraordinarily expensive to maintain/repair after warranty expiration. Which is why a solid majority of "buyers" lease those brands.

I kinda lost faith...
06-22-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,002
Posted By Wander

To be clear, these comments aren't specific to...

To be clear, these comments aren't specific to RDX. They apply to any vehicle. Which is why cargo volume "specs" should be used as a rough guide ONLY. In general, the boxier the cargo area, the...
06-21-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,002
Posted By Wander

The cubbies are included in the total square feet...

The cubbies are included in the total square feet of cargo space spec for both "behind the 2nd row seat" and "total". "Total" or "behind the 1st-row" also includes the space on the floor in front of...
06-21-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,002
Posted By Wander

I learned long ago that there are lots of ways to...

I learned long ago that there are lots of ways to lie with "specifications".

For the long string of family road trip haulers I drove before my RDX ( 1st-gen MDX, 2nd-gen Pilot, 3rd-gen Pilot ), I...
06-18-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By Wander

Speaking of color, those red brakes really want...

Speaking of color, those red brakes really want to hook up with that red curb, and it won't be pretty!
06-15-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,068
Posted By Wander

Never underestimate fools.

Never underestimate fools.
06-12-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,085
Posted By Wander

I think mine has been fully exposed once. When my...

I think mine has been fully exposed once. When my son commented that my new car didn't have a sunroof. Boy, did I show him! :rolleyes:

As for MDX vs RDX, got both and I traded a 2016 Honda Pilot...
06-10-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,687
Posted By Wander

If you hold a tin can to your ear, can you hear...

If you hold a tin can to your ear, can you hear analog radio?

Or do you just hear the voices in your head? :yikes:
06-08-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,974
Posted By Wander

This is the thing we're talking about: ...

This is the thing we're talking about:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/acurazine.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/spare_tire_hoist2_65e7a6091f44bcd52b9e6c9febc51c3246f7dabd.jpg
06-08-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,974
Posted By Wander

Pull it down below the wheel, rotate it 90, and...

Pull it down below the wheel, rotate it 90, and cram it through. You have to angle it a bit. It's a snug fit.

It's designed to be impossible to get it through the full-size aluminum wheel. Only...
Replies: 16
Views: 3,752
Posted By Wander

"Miserable being must find more miserable being....

"Miserable being must find more miserable being. Then is happy."

I'm almost giddy that Citroen ( perilously close to citron = lemon ) beat out Toyota in the JD Power survey.

OTOH Hyundai is...
06-06-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,687
Posted By Wander

Ignoring the southern version of "FU" for the...

Ignoring the southern version of "FU" for the moment, in terms of acoustics, comparing an SUV to a coupe is only slightly less valid than comparing it to a purple unicorn. The sound engineers did...
06-04-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,687
Posted By Wander

Part of the reason for this is the incredible...

Part of the reason for this is the incredible noise floor in a moving car. We perceive music or speech as the difference between "background noise" and the sound we're trying to listen to.

If you...
06-04-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By Wander

No, but it's June and it might be time to DIY...

No, but it's June and it might be time to DIY install the snow brush into the back storage cubby. :tongue:
06-03-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,687
Posted By Wander

I think the tail is wagging the dog here. ...

I think the tail is wagging the dog here.

Unless I'm mistaken, the furry one was subtly pointing out the futility of comparing audio in a top-of-the-line luxury sedan with that in a near-luxury...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By Wander

It looks like only the front center channel...

It looks like only the front center channel speaker is the same.

IMO the ceiling speakers and high-mounted midrange drivers in the front doors improve clarity. A lot. And all audio gets processed...
05-30-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 18,221
Posted By Wander

Well, I drove a bunch of little NA 1.5L-1.8L...

Well, I drove a bunch of little NA 1.5L-1.8L 4-bangers attached to 5-speed manual transmissions back in the day. So the transmission usually did what I expected, but the high-revving engines that...
05-30-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By Wander

I believe there are separate settings, but I...

I believe there are separate settings, but I haven't looked in a while.
05-27-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,352
Posted By Wander

Yeah, about the only time I hand wash anymore is...

Yeah, about the only time I hand wash anymore is dealing with the bugs. I'm done with stressing about panel gaps, microscopic chips, and stealth door dings. Sorta.

Turtle Wax Bug and Tar Remover,...
05-20-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By Wander

A plastic crate tall enough to comfortably...

A plastic crate tall enough to comfortably contain an 80 pound dog will be pretty much up to the ceiling of RDX. The dog should be able to stand inside the crate. Obviously, this is a problem for...
05-17-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,052
Posted By Wander

Even better, sometimes things came with labels. ...

Even better, sometimes things came with labels.

A girl I knew in high school once asked me to look at her car, because "the overhead cam is loose".

I thought that was a bit odd, but I looked...
05-14-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 29,405
Posted By Wander

I think @wargor wants to know the sales...

I think @wargor wants to know the sales distribution of the 2019 RDX trim levels ( "packages" in Acuraspeak )

But I've never seen that breakdown, from any car manufacturer.

Given that this is...
05-12-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,197
Posted By Wander

Wow. A lawyer AND a paralegal? Honda/Acura's...

Wow. A lawyer AND a paralegal? Honda/Acura's legal department staff must be collectively shaking in their boots.

Remind me again what dire consequences have befallen owners of Honda/Acura products...
05-11-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 72,075
Posted By Wander

Unfortunately, "Android for Cars" may mean that...

Unfortunately, "Android for Cars" may mean that all the current car infotainment systems that are running "forked" specialized versions of Android will potentially become orphaned dinosaurs.
05-02-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,566
Posted By Wander

Raspberry Vinaigrette.

Raspberry Vinaigrette.
04-30-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,183
Posted By Wander

Good point about "severe service" recommendation...

Good point about "severe service" recommendation in the Owner's Manual, but for 2019 RDX there is no specific recommendation for engine oil other than changing it after 12 months if the MM hasn't...
04-28-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,511
Posted By Wander

Succinct rational assessment of the issue,...

Succinct rational assessment of the issue, possibly with some grounding in fact and knowledge of the subject? Is that allowed?
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