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#6865 of 6928 Re: Malfunction Indicator Lamp Code P0341 [turksanderson]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jul 07, 2012 (8:31 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 6928 Re: Malfunction Indicator Lamp Code P0341 [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 08, 2012 (6:38 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 6928 Re: Malfunction Indicator Lamp Code P0341 [turksanderson]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jul 09, 2012 (2:52 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 6928 instrument panel lense
Jul 15, 2012 (3:03 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 6928 Re: instrument panel lense [theriver]
Jul 18, 2012 (9:59 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 6928 Re: Services and Maint. needed for 2007 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD now at 132k miles [srizvi1]
Jul 18, 2012 (10:04 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 6928 Re: instrument panel lense [blueiedgod]
Jul 29, 2012 (7:56 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 6928 Re: How much for an oil change at the dealer?? [steve_]
Jul 29, 2012 (10:00 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.
#6874 of 6928 2004 CRV.. Power loss, missing. PLZ HELP
Aug 18, 2012 (12:58 am)
I have a 2004 Honda CRV with 120,000 miles. When I start it it will start up with low RPMs like its flooded for about 10 seconds. After that it idles fine. When taking off the car will miss. I have to take off slow or it will miss. When I do get it up to say 65mph it will cruse along fine that it will start missing ( best way to describe it ) when it does this its like it has no power. Then I have to let it decelerate back down to say 40mph before it will accelerate again. Its like the ignition is missing. I didnt change anything yet but made sure there wasnt any loose connections. I had just changed my air filter. I also kinda am thinking the torque converter. What do you guys think?