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Yesterday, 11:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Wander

I'm calling BS on the DI fear mongering, at least...

I'm calling BS on the DI fear mongering, at least in regard to Honda/Acura.

I traded in a 2016 Honda Pilot at about 87k miles, with the same 3.5L DI V6 as the current MDX and other Acura vehicles....
Yesterday, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By Wander

I think Acura will keep the sport hybrid...

I think Acura will keep the sport hybrid drivetrain exclusive to the brand.

But Honda has other hybrid systems that are focused more on efficiency rather than performance and driving dynamics....
Yesterday, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,328
Posted By Wander

I got over my wheel fetish after I put a nice set...

I got over my wheel fetish after I put a nice set of super flashy aftermarket wheels on my new cherry red Honda Prelude ( arguably the first Acura ).

Some local crooks liked the wheels too, so...
Yesterday, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By Wander

Torque converter is the other way to smooth out a...

Torque converter is the other way to smooth out a DCT, of course, but then you lose much of the efficiency advantage of a DCT.

CVT is the other route to efficiency, but typically they have less...
Yesterday, 01:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,466
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: 666
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, 04:51 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 148,861
Posted By Wander

It's hard to reconcile Escalade and Navigator...

It's hard to reconcile Escalade and Navigator with the driveability premise. Or the land yacht sedans of years past. "Prestige" seems to be the sole criterion for some people. And for some it's...
07-15-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 148,861
Posted By Wander

never mind... just getting caught up

never mind... just getting caught up
07-15-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
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...
07-14-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By Wander

The MID has no idea what kind of oil you put in...

The MID has no idea what kind of oil you put in the thing, but FWIW the standard oil is full synthetic. That's what was in it from the factory, and that's what the dealer would use.

The MID...
07-14-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By Wander

A TSB ( Technical Service Bulletin ) documents a...

A TSB ( Technical Service Bulletin ) documents a solution for a described issue in affected vehicles. It's not a recall.

If your car isn't doing it, don't sweat it. If it starts doing it, tell...
07-13-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By Wander

Yep. Gotta pay to play with the new app version...

Yep. Gotta pay to play with the new app version on iPhone as well. Pretty bare bones without an active "Remote" subscription.
07-12-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 148,861
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: 738
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...
07-10-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,089
Posted By Wander

1) labor cost 2) weight But note in the...

1) labor cost
2) weight

But note in the pics there is factory applied sound dampening / "mass loading" material on the floor of the vehicle. I'm told much of the benefit can be achieved without...
07-10-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By Wander

It's an Acura accessory, so not factory...

It's an Acura accessory, so not factory installed.

It may be an issue with premature finish degradation after installation, perhaps accelerated by exposure to an unknown fluid during servicing.
...
07-10-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,089
Posted By Wander

Nice work! There shouldn't be any effect on...

Nice work!

There shouldn't be any effect on warranty unless you go to them bitching about a squeak or rattle in something you took apart. Or maybe a wiring harness issue; you need to make sure...
07-09-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,413
Posted By Wander

I forgot about this. If this is accurate, all...

I forgot about this. If this is accurate, all 2020 Ridgelines will get the 9AT. Another one bites the dust.

https://www.vtec.net/news/news-item?news_item_id=1389387
07-09-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,413
Posted By Wander

That's an interesting article, but I want to hear...

That's an interesting article, but I want to hear more about how they pulled the 3rd-row seats out of the RDX to save weight.

Here's a slightly different version "from the horse's mouth":
...
07-09-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
Posted By Wander

Well, yeah, but can you cut a tin can with it? ...

Well, yeah, but can you cut a tin can with it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wzULnlHr8w
07-08-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,413
Posted By Wander

"Performance enhancement" has different meanings,...

"Performance enhancement" has different meanings, depending on who you ask... :naughty:
07-08-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,413
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.
07-08-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,413
Posted By Wander

What's the out-the-door cost of that bad boy?...

What's the out-the-door cost of that bad boy? With a steering wheel and seats? ( Mild riff on ala carte pricing... ).
Replies: 63
Views: 13,124
Posted By Wander

AFAIK you're already there.

AFAIK you're already there.
07-08-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,413
Posted By Wander

Are Ridgeline and Pilot (lower trims) the only...

Are Ridgeline and Pilot (lower trims) the only Honda vehicles that still get Honda's 6AT? Looks like they have a 5000 pound tow rating with AWD or 3500 with FWD. Same with Passport, all trims of...
Replies: 63
Views: 13,124
Posted By Wander

I never have a problem with XM because I never...

I never have a problem with XM because I never use it.

I now have fewer problems with CarPlay because I no longer switch futilely between Nav apps trying to find one that actually knows something...
07-05-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,738
Posted By Wander

It was a huge problem, but there was no...

It was a huge problem, but there was no alternative. The ditches were well decorated after every snow storm. Overall, cars are much safer today. ( Except for all the electronics to distract us ).
...
07-05-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,738
Posted By Wander

If you overdrive conditions and/or your tires...

If you overdrive conditions and/or your tires aren't up to the task, anything can slide off the road.

But other things being equal, RWD is more likely to put you in the ditch sideways or...
07-05-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,738
Posted By Wander

Uh, you're gonna have to convince me that a...

Uh, you're gonna have to convince me that a longitudinal drivetrain is gonna turn an Exploder into a sports car.

RWD is better for heavy-duty towing, but it's also lots better for spinning into...
07-05-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,738
Posted By Wander

And also "absolutely no way whatsoever". ...

And also "absolutely no way whatsoever". :bawling:
07-05-2019, 12:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,623
Posted By Wander

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/acurazine.com-vbullet...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/acurazine.com-vbulletin/1796x1208/specs_8f83ca20f7bba9d6d9365e84ed78da49821f1c56.jpg


Or maybe ATF change is 5.1 quarts. Not that it really matters. I agree the oil...
07-04-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,738
Posted By Wander

Longitudinal drivetrain layout with a center...

Longitudinal drivetrain layout with a center differential/transfer case does allow more flexibility in torque distribution, but often at the expense of packaging efficiency ( huge drivetrain tunnel...
07-04-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
Posted By Wander

The salesperson is just the first pass. It's the...

The salesperson is just the first pass. It's the finance guy you have to watch out for. And he comes well armed.
07-04-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,623
Posted By Wander

From the specs, engine oil change with filter...

From the specs, engine oil change with filter should be 5.0 quarts. But that's just a rough guide.

I doubt a few ounces of overfill will cause problems, but I always go by the dipstick for the...
07-04-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 18,217
Posted By Wander

LOL CMBS = Collision Mitigation Braking...

LOL

CMBS = Collision Mitigation Braking System

RDM = Road Departure Mitigation

LKS = Lane Keeping Assist

It shouldn't affect throttle response ( nor should CMBS ), but given the...
07-04-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
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,...
07-04-2019, 02:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,738
Posted By Wander

That's a loaded question. What do you value?...

That's a loaded question.

What do you value? Off-road capability? Fuel efficiency? Inclement weather safety? On-road handling dynamics? Rally car soft road performance?

I don't think there's...
07-03-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 18,217
Posted By Wander

I'm not sure if I have actually flipped off my...

I'm not sure if I have actually flipped off my RDX when the transmission hesitates.

But I have expressed my frustration verbally in rather colorful language.

Sadly, it doesn't seem to have...
07-03-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,623
Posted By Wander

Did you read the study, or just cherry pick it? ...

Did you read the study, or just cherry pick it?

More to the point, this whole kerfuffle started with a comment about "severe service" conditions, which may vary substantially from "typical...
07-03-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,623
Posted By Wander

Just keep the receipts for things like filters...

Just keep the receipts for things like filters and fluids, and keep a log of the time and mileage at which you did the maintenance.

In practice, this is rarely an issue. Read up on the...
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