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#6864 of 6957 Malfunction Indicator Lamp Code P0341
Jul 06, 2012 (6:12 pm)
This problem first began 6 weeks ago. 2005 Honda CR-V SE with 85,000 miles. Have taken the vehicle to my mechanic, who recently changed the VTEC Oil Control Solenoid Valve. My mechanic kept the vehicle all day & drove it around 5 different times the other day, whereby the malfunction indicator lamp didn't return.
However, the light appeared again the other day as soon as I started the car. Took it back to my mechanic who again read the code P0341 , which indicates a stretched timing chain. My mechanic insists that the car is running fine, & that I shouldn't worry about it unless I begin to hear noise coming from the engine. Any advice or thoughts? I should mention that my mechanic is an independent shop & not a Honda dealership. Thanks.
#6865 of 6957 Re: Malfunction Indicator Lamp Code P0341 [turksanderson]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 07, 2012 (7:31 am)
Well it's the cam chain that might be damaged...also the solenoid could have a bad/loose connection.
so he'd best check the cam chain for looseness, check the cam timing, and, as well re-check his connections at the new solenoid.
There may be various resets he could also do with the scan tool.
#6866 of 6957 Re: Malfunction Indicator Lamp Code P0341 [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 08, 2012 (5:38 pm)
Thanks, Mr. Shiftright. The dealership wants $1400 for a new cam chain. However, my mechanic states that the cam chain is fine & isn't making any noise so I shouldn't worry about it. I'm on the fence on this one...
#6867 of 6957 Re: Malfunction Indicator Lamp Code P0341 [turksanderson]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 09, 2012 (1:52 pm)
well, I guess he could re-check the solenoid connections but the car's computer must be sensing some kind of engine timing variations out of spec.
#6868 of 6957 instrument panel lense
Jul 15, 2012 (2:03 pm)
04 CRV -
I would like to change the plastic lens on the instrument panel - broken and discolored). I will not be removing any of the gauges just the plastic glass. It does not look like a tough job - the lens looks like it is just apiece of plastic. For the life of me I can't see any screws to take the plastic frame out (which has some funny name).
Anyway - anyone know is 1) this is an easy job and 2) how to do it.
It is more cosmetic, irritating than safety so if it is involved just might forget it.
#6869 of 6957 Re: instrument panel lense [theriver]
Jul 18, 2012 (8:59 am)
You have to take the gauge cluster out of the vehicle to do that. The clear lens is held by clips on the side of the gauge cluster.
You have to remove the trim around the gauge cluster to get to the cluster screws. If you have automatic it is a little more involved since the shifter is right up there. On the manual, you just pull on the trim, straight out and it will pop.
#6870 of 6957 Re: Services and Maint. needed for 2007 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD now at 132k miles [srizvi1]
Jul 18, 2012 (9:04 am)
I have bought NGK Irridium spark plugs from Advance Auto for about $7 or $8 a piece.
Go to NGK site and plug in your car, it will tell you what part number to look for.
Amazon is another place to get them cheap.
#6871 of 6957 Re: instrument panel lense [blueiedgod]
Jul 29, 2012 (6:56 am)
thanks. After reading your post and checking online I decided to have the dealer do it -seems like a lot of work - with coupons/discounts and parts I was able to get it to about 120 dollars (the total parts were about 40 dollars) so in this case I think it was worth it.
Unfortunately I just came back from a long trip and the car almost overheated about 600 miles from home. Was able to continue trip, knowing I was not losing any antifreeze - got home no problem and found out that the cooling fan and A/c fan were dead. Over 1000 dollars (non-dealer) but no damage. Absolutely no warning but glad I caught it.
#6872 of 6957 Re: How much for an oil change at the dealer?? [steve_]
Jul 29, 2012 (9:00 am)
Does any manufacturer still use "break-in" oil?
The oil I am referring to had what was believed to be metal cutting abilities (although that term cutting probably sounds too harsh) and I think it was used to help engine break-in in reducing hatch marks etc on cylinder walls, thereby allowing a quicker or more tight ring seal for best compression.
Mfrs used to say (still do on some?) if you swapped out that oil too early you were doing yourselves no favor. I have asked this the odd time in the last few years on car and bike forums and I have gotten all sorts of answers, and they contradict. Any expert opinions here?
My suspicion is that with today's mfr'ing processes is that they are so precise that this type oil has no purpose any longer.