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Forum: Car Talk
06-16-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1,787
Views: 136,162
Posted By Tech

Enjoying some backroads driving... ...

Enjoying some backroads driving...
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06-16-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,488
Posted By Tech

I rarely need to bleed the air out of a hydraulic...

I rarely need to bleed the air out of a hydraulic system simply because air never makes if into the system to start with when flushing the brakes or clutch.

I'll drain the reservoir to the point...
05-26-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By Tech

No doubt, but you would be amazed what people...

No doubt, but you would be amazed what people come up with on forums...all by the seat of their pants.

On one forum one clown asked "can anyone guess how much HP gain I will get". You don't guess...
05-26-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,270
Posted By Tech

The odd time the BRAKE indication might come on...

The odd time the BRAKE indication might come on when I am swinging wide for a driver pulling into a driveway.

I tried the brake function for the hell of it and sure enough it does brake. I do not...
05-26-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,270
Posted By Tech

Yes, I was aware of that and what I stated above....

Yes, I was aware of that and what I stated above. I find the cross-traffic alerts far more useful though.



My "Elite" (same as your Advance) has that. It would be nice to be able to adjust the...
05-25-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By Tech

Don't forget to do a dyno run before and after...

Don't forget to do a dyno run before and after installation on the same dyno. Talking HP gains means nothing without one.
05-25-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,270
Posted By Tech

I take it it is the feature while you are moving...

I take it it is the feature while you are moving on the highway. I have that little light that lights up on the inside of the mirror mount (I disabled the audio portion of it). I don't use it simply...
05-21-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By Tech

Never really looked at them in my car. Just went...

Never really looked at them in my car. Just went out and there is a plastic cover on the front outside rail; the inside rail is painted. At a minimum, Acura should have at least done a conversion...
05-20-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,805
Posted By Tech

I have a factory fitted 31500-TK8-A1 in my 2017...

I have a factory fitted 31500-TK8-A1 in my 2017 RDX. There is no indication as to what type it is unless it is under the hold down strap. The spec states: 610 CCA & 72 Ah @ 20 hour rate.

According...
05-20-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,488
Posted By Tech

Usually every 3 or 4 years. Why? For 2 reasons: ...

Usually every 3 or 4 years. Why? For 2 reasons:

1) I want my calipers to last. My Honda CR-V that I had for 14 years is now in the hands of a friend which will make it 20 years old this October....
05-20-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By Tech

The spray which goes on thin and gets into...

The spray which goes on thin and gets into cavities and then thickens in a matter of minutes.
05-20-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By Tech

As for rust, it depends where you live. Rust...

As for rust, it depends where you live.

Rust on your exhaust pipes, especially the flanges is normal. Rust on bolt heads and nuts is normal.
The seat rail looks like someone forgot to paint it at...
Forum: Car Talk
05-15-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By Tech

Exactly. But politics (the Greens) and...

Exactly.

But politics (the Greens) and advertising agencies like you to believe otherwise. False advertising in anybody's books. And it does not matter if electricity is produced with coal or...
05-15-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By Tech

Well since you bought it "used" and IF you want...

Well since you bought it "used" and IF you want peace of mind, what can I say.

Personally, I have never bought an extended warranty for anything, be it a toaster to a car. I buy a quality car and...
Forum: Car Talk
05-15-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By Tech

That would be most people on forums that believe...

That would be most people on forums that believe they are getting HP from an aftermarket air filter...without a dyno run. Saw that a few weeks ago and could not help but laugh.

Can't believe most...
Forum: Car Talk
05-14-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By Tech

The fact is, none of them are a Zero Emissions...

The fact is, none of them are a Zero Emissions (Nissan badge) vehicle. I do not need a report to know that having worked in a lab most of my life. Clueless people would think otherwise. Some people...
Forum: Car Talk
05-14-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By Tech

Bombshell science study shows that electric cars are DIRTIER than diesels.

Not really news to some...

Bombshell science study shows that electric cars are DIRTIER for the planet than diesel vehicles...
05-12-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,922
Posted By Tech

Well we'll see. I never seem to have any issues...

Well we'll see. I never seem to have any issues with any of my cars that I bought new and some of them have been owned for a long time (14 years). Mind you, the RDX is my first car with an automagic...
05-12-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,922
Posted By Tech

Nope. But maybe its because I drive my RDX like...

Nope. But maybe its because I drive my RDX like an SUV and not a sports car. In other words I drive it gently. I also do not have mega-miles on it. It shifts up and down ultra smoothly.

But...
05-11-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 20,439
Posted By Tech

You know this thing is an SUV. lol

You know this thing is an SUV. lol
Forum: Car Talk
05-11-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18,105
Views: 2,137,080
Posted By Tech

An owner that is passionate about his car. ...

An owner that is passionate about his car.

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Forum: Car Talk
05-11-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,925
Views: 174,629
Posted By Tech

I had one that I sent to Europe for my Alps tours...

I had one that I sent to Europe for my Alps tours there. 45 HP at sea level, lets not talk about what that was at 9000+ feet. You need to rev it and the R45 and R65 have the same crank and different...
Forum: Car Talk
05-09-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By Tech

The automatic was invented in 1921 and then...

The automatic was invented in 1921 and then widely used by GM in the 40s. You'd think after all these years, an automatic would be reliable on any car. Frig, stop changing things unless there is a...
05-09-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,805
Posted By Tech

Could be the higher temperatures where you live....

Could be the higher temperatures where you live. As a general rule, battery life is cut in half for every 8C rise in temperature over standard. It would be worst in Arizona.
05-04-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By Tech

Here is another good one and if you've watched...

Here is another good one and if you've watched some of the undercover investigative shows on YouTube about oil change places and any "chain" service centers, do your own oil change if you have one of...
05-03-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By Tech

Maybe the laws change from state to state or...

Maybe the laws change from state to state or province to province, but any work performed can be done by anyone as long as it is done as set out in the maintenance schedule. I keep all bills, etc.
...
05-03-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By Tech

OMG. Simply incredible! Sorry, but I trust...

OMG. Simply incredible!

Sorry, but I trust no one. Besides, I love working on my cars and motorcycles. I have all the right tools and specialized equipment. Just think of the tools you can buy...
05-03-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By Tech

Well this is what an independent Porsche shop did...

Well this is what an independent Porsche shop did to a friends car. He brought it in to have Bilstein coilovers and roll bars installed as well as a factory Porsche short-shift kit. As a doctor and...
05-03-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By Tech

Why I have no use for shops...

I'm sure some of them or some of the mechanics within them are good, unfortunately, its not tattooed on their forehead.

EXACTLY why I never take my cars (or motorcycles) to a shop, be it a dealer...
05-03-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 27,201
Posted By Tech

I haven't seen one of those fighter jets in a...

I haven't seen one of those fighter jets in a long time. Lucky you.
04-25-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,056
Posted By Tech

So is this product also applied over Xpel paint...

So is this product also applied over Xpel paint protection film?
04-25-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By Tech

On a 2017? Its new! I just had the wheels...

On a 2017? Its new!

I just had the wheels off to change over from my winter tires to all seasons. They move freely...same year as yours.
04-19-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,805
Posted By Tech

Sorry, I had the device name wrong, its a...

Sorry, I had the device name wrong, its a ScanGuage II, not an AutoScan II. Its great if you car does not come with a lot of informative gauges (like my VW Jetta TDI that did not have a coolant...
04-19-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,805
Posted By Tech

As for the voltage range, it could be that it is...

As for the voltage range, it could be that it is a general range of the output voltage and set by whatever the manufacturer installs in the car (FLA, AGM, etc). It could also be the range for...
04-18-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,805
Posted By Tech

But the system would have to know what battery...

But the system would have to know what battery chemistry is installed.

You can't charge a Flooded Lead Acid battery at 14.9V without it gassing and it would do that long before reaching that...
04-18-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,805
Posted By Tech

The question is, what does the vehicle charge it...

The question is, what does the vehicle charge it at? If the vehicle came with a standard FLA type battery, it might only charge to 14.0V (14.4V at 25C or 77F is the maximum for that type of battery)....
04-18-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,559
Posted By Tech

Brand new, it does nothing. I've never seen such...

Brand new, it does nothing. I've never seen such a useless parking brake.
Forum: Canada
04-14-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,228
Posted By Tech

Not a matter of being tough, but what is in...

Not a matter of being tough, but what is in writing is far better than anything verbal.

I just checked the brakes on my girlfriend's car. The fact that the brake pads were almost new (hardly worn)...
Forum: Canada
04-14-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,228
Posted By Tech

Have it written on the work order that you end up...

Have it written on the work order that you end up signing the next time you have work done by some shop.

Next, learn to to it all yourself and provided you know what you are doing, it'll be done...
04-14-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By Tech

Could be many things depending on... Engine...

Could be many things depending on...

Engine not running: old pressure plate, clutch pedal and return spring, clutch master and/or slave cylinder (if you have a hydraulic actuated clutch).
...
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