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What Is 0W16 Oils And SN-Plus Certification? Can 0W20 Be Used Instead Of 0W16?

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.

Diagnosing Acura RDX Turbo System Problems

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.

Tech Tip: Fixing The Honda Accord, CR-V Rattle At Start Up

If a Honda, including the 2008-2012 Accord, 2012-2013 CR-V, and 2012-2013 Crosstour, has a pronounced rattling noise emanating from the engine during cold start-up, persisting for approximately two seconds, then this symptom is typically indicative of a defective Variable Valve Timing Control (VTC) actuator, as outlined in Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) 09-010.  The corrective action

Selling Timing Belt Replacement Jobs

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.

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Honda Odyssey Power Sliding Door Repair Tips

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 Expands Initiative To Help Reach Honda And Acura Customers For Airbag Recall

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.

Honda Oil Pressure Switch Issues

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

Honda Oil Pressure Switch tech tip