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06-17-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

Does it ever blow warm while the car is in motion...

Does it ever blow warm while the car is in motion (25+ mph)?
06-14-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 150,798
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

The car is pretty sensitive, and it may detect...

The car is pretty sensitive, and it may detect something that the seat of your pants cannot. I could not notice any particular driving issue when I first threw the code - my only real symptom was an...
06-13-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,919
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

Tempt fate and go through a car wash. Then, one...

Tempt fate and go through a car wash. Then, one way or another, you'll know!

(and at least have a cleaner car)
06-13-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 150,798
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

If you're getting P2263 again, inspect the bolt. ...

If you're getting P2263 again, inspect the bolt. Not sure if you read my story just above, but when I replaced mine I did not tighten the locking nut enough and it backed out completely. ...
06-13-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

I never did have any major clunking or thuds from...

I never did have any major clunking or thuds from the suspension. The strut mount noise was more of a rattle. If it was cooler out, you could easily hear it by just turning the wheels in park.
...
06-11-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

A well-maintained 1G RDX should be very reliable....

A well-maintained 1G RDX should be very reliable. The interior tends to hold up pretty well outside of center console and door armrests (I replaced all mine with higher grade material a few years...
06-11-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

If you drive it hard, and you're on original...

If you drive it hard, and you're on original suspension at 130k miles, you should consider replacing all 4 corners anyway. I just did mine at 155k (mine is more of a highway queen), and the...
06-05-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

Whole system runs with no added pressurization....

Whole system runs with no added pressurization. While pressure does increase the boiling point, it's not always necessary. A proper coolant/water mix boils at about 240, and under 15 psi that goes to...
06-04-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

If the white exhaust was on cold starts, it may...

If the white exhaust was on cold starts, it may have also been condensation turning into steam as the car warmed up. What was the original symptom that led you to believe there was a coolant leak? ...
06-02-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,482
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

Perhaps a different temp sensor or relay that...

Perhaps a different temp sensor or relay that controls the fan when a/c on vs off? Not completely sure how the electronics work, but definitely recommend letting it warm up to see if the fan kicks...
06-02-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,374
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

As long as your end-links aren't bent, you should...

As long as your end-links aren't bent, you should be decent, but I suggest replacing them when you replace your rear shocks (Moog end-links are relatively cheap on Rockauto and an upgrade over OEM). ...
06-02-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,482
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

I didn't see it mentioned so I have to...

I didn't see it mentioned so I have to ask...since this is happening while idle, have you made sure the fans are coming on? At 100C, the fans should definitely kick on.
05-30-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,919
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

Front bumper comes off pretty easy - just a...

Front bumper comes off pretty easy - just a handful of screws and clips (just remember to unplug the fog lights! They come off with the bumper). Once off, the headlight is very easy to remove. ...
05-29-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 150,798
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

Happy to report that after a weekend of driving,...

Happy to report that after a weekend of driving, car has gone through enough cycles to trigger all the emissions checks, and the light turned back off. Thanks again to all those that contributed...
05-29-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,486
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

The dealer will quote you a full turbo...

The dealer will quote you a full turbo replacement for several grand. However, you can DIY this with some patience. The bolt itself is under $200 from a fellow in Canada. It took me about 90 minutes...
05-26-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 150,798
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

So the light triggered later in the day, and I...

So the light triggered later in the day, and I looked at it this morning, figuring I just needed to adjust how far down the barrel was on the bolt. Turns out I didn't tighten the locking nut enough,...
05-25-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 150,798
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

Nevermind - was able to slide it on with a pair...

Nevermind - was able to slide it on with a pair of needlenose pliers. All put back together and immediately upon starting the noise I was hearing before is gone. Here's my comparison - 158k miles....
05-25-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 150,798
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

Folks who have done this: any tips on getting the...

Folks who have done this: any tips on getting the retainer clip back on after the bolt is on place? That's killing me right now, and I know once it's on it'll be (mostly) smooth sailing.
05-14-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

I took mine to a local vehicle upholstery shop,...

I took mine to a local vehicle upholstery shop, and they charged me about $120 to replace the cover with actual leather, with color and stitching to match OEM. The lid itself comes off easy and I...
05-10-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

Get a list of the actual codes car is throwing,...

Get a list of the actual codes car is throwing, describe in as much detail any other symptoms you're experiencing, and the folks here can do their best to give you that 2nd opinion.
05-09-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,892
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

The most common suggestion out there appears to...

The most common suggestion out there appears to be a speed sensor issue, but that's far from the only possibility. I'd recommend a proper diagnosis from a mechanic, otherwise you may just be...
05-09-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,639
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

Good luck. My car is like me - born and raised...

Good luck. My car is like me - born and raised in the Phoenix area, so my end links came off with zero fuss.
05-07-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 13,003
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

Just in time for that swampy summer.

Just in time for that swampy summer.
05-06-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,639
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

I think we went mainstream and replaced it with...

I think we went mainstream and replaced it with the "Like" button.
05-06-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,639
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

tite681...

tite681 (https://acurazine.com/forums/members/tite681-285082/) - the Moog's come pre-greased, but they do come with fittings and I'd recommend hitting them with a bit of extra grease just to top them...
05-06-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,639
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

Yes - I just replaced my end links with Moog a...

Yes - I just replaced my end links with Moog a couple weeks back since I was replacing shocks and struts at all 4 corners as well. Moog are definitely beefier than stock all around.

Of course, I...
05-05-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 150,798
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

Well, at 157k miles, my off throttle noise has...

Well, at 157k miles, my off throttle noise has finally manifested into p2263. Going to talk to my local Honda shop to see if they can replace the bolt for me since it's not exactly a book job....
04-25-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 150,798
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

It's a good point, although my personal...

It's a good point, although my personal inclination would be to do which ever is easier...
04-25-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

Do you have a detailed service history of the car...

Do you have a detailed service history of the car so far? Yes/no to that will help determine what you should consider at 100k.
04-24-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

Batteries can sometimes just go bad prematurely...

Batteries can sometimes just go bad prematurely due to some other issue, I would still recommend replacing and checking voltage again. Don't assume that just because it's young, it's good - they can...
04-18-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,102
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

Plugs should be fine to 100k unless you do a...

Plugs should be fine to 100k unless you do a *lot* of city driving and idling. Really, highway-heavy cars can likely go 150k+ on a set of plugs. I personally wouldn't change coils unless they are...
04-15-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,203
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

I'd recommend reading up here: ...

I'd recommend reading up here:

https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-fuel-gauge-sender
04-15-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,531
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

Makes sense to me - all those safety systems...

Makes sense to me - all those safety systems involve computer-aided braking.
04-12-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,102
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

I wouldn't say any one fluid is more critical...

I wouldn't say any one fluid is more critical than the other - they all have the potential to leave you stranded if neglected (ok, maybe power steering will just ruin your day and give you Popeye's...
04-12-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,102
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

Correct on the timing chain, that's why I was...

Correct on the timing chain, that's why I was questioning that particular comment. And coolant does show up as #5 on the maintenance minder, but I doubt that it's time-sensitive, so someone that...
04-11-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,102
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

Timing belt? Also, if you're on original...

Timing belt?

Also, if you're on original coolant at 9 years, change that asap regardless of mileage.
04-10-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,771
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

Awesome write-up, definitely good to have on...

Awesome write-up, definitely good to have on hand, and a great call-out about fluid changes. Old coolant becomes corrosive and eats away at the radiator from the inside out - this is the most likely...
04-10-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

If you suspect coolant sensor, try connecting a...

If you suspect coolant sensor, try connecting a bluetooth OBD reader and downloading an app (such as Torque) to your phone. In addition to reading codes, you can also read specific engine...
04-10-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,020
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

Yeah, I thought that at first, but mine sounds...

Yeah, I thought that at first, but mine sounds more like air moving and not metal rattling. Think similar to the sound you hear when you have a leak in your tire while driving, only sped up...
04-08-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By Tomtwtwtw

Did both new lights tank at the exact same time? ...

Did both new lights tank at the exact same time? Also do you see any signs of moisture accumulation within the unit, say condensation inside the plastic? Additionally (and you may know this...
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