You may have noticed that some Toyota and Honda four-cylinder vehicles require SAE viscosity 0W16 oil. The oils really stand out on a shelf because the last number is strange because it does not end in a five or zero. You may have noticed it in the catalog pages or shelves of your oil supplier. 0W16 oil has been around for almost two decades in Japan. It is an oil that is designed to increase engine efficiency and reduce engine warmup time.
The 2007-2012 Acura RDX was Honda’s first production vehicle in North America with a turbocharger. The company took the proven K-series engine and lowered the compression ratio from 10:1 to 8:1, and added a turbocharger with the associated plumbing. But, it is a lot more complicated when it comes to managing the boost.
At cold start-up, the engine rattles loudly for about two seconds. The possible cause could be the variable valve timing control (VTC) actuator is defective. Replace the VTC actuator. This procedure does not require the complete removal of the cam chain and associated parts, so repair time is shorter.
When pricing the job, don’t overlook additional and necessary related sales. The timing belt drives the water pump on these engines. Although very reliable, I would consider it a bad bet to think the pump will last 180,000 miles.
Many times the trap detection logic that’s built into the power sliding door control unit can’t tell the difference between unwanted friction and something actually blocking the door’s path. To help you troubleshoot this sort of problem, we’ve put together some handy tips.
American Honda has issued a statement directed to those involved in the repair sector to help get the word out about airbag recalls for Honda and Acura vehicles.
The following Tech Tip comes courtesy of ALLDATA We have noticed an increase in oil pressure switch-related problems with late-model Honda vehicles recently. Two switches that seem to be consistently problematic are the rocker arm oil pressure switch and the engine oil pressure switch. Each exhibits a unique set of symptoms, but the fix is