Last post on Dec 07, 2013 at 12:41 PM
You are in the Honda Accord
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Honda Accord, Sedan
#409 of 1618 Re: 2008 EX-L I4 A/C [dwashco]
Jun 13, 2008 (6:18 am)
My 08 EXL-V6 has been OK here in NE over this past very hot week. Not knowing the model years of your previous Honda's/Acura's, and whether or not they were models using freon as opposed to the current refrigerants(R134A?), but I have found that freon would provide almost instant cooling and R134A would take 5-10 minutes to get a good chill going. While I feel mine is operating within what I'm sure Honda would call a normal operating range, it pales in comparison to my 03 Taurus, a car I paid 50% less then I did for my new Accord and it had rear seat heat/ac vents off the center console which needless to say is appreciated by those riding back there. The change-over year for most mfg's from freon to R134A was 1994-1995.
#410 of 1618 Re: loud clunk from "park" to "drive" [weigchen]
Jun 13, 2008 (7:52 am)
Make sure and set your parking brake; if your car rolls after putting it in park (doesn't necessarily have to be on a hill to do it), it'll clunk more.
Always set the brake.
#411 of 1618 Re: loud clunk from "park" to "drive" [thegraduate]
Jun 13, 2008 (8:16 am)
I always set the brake, I don't let the car roll forward, where I stop is where I set the brake.
#412 of 1618 Re: loud clunk from "park" to "drive" [weigchen]
Jun 13, 2008 (11:39 am)
Ok, good habit.
#413 of 1618 Re: loud clunk from "park" to "drive" [thegraduate]
Jun 13, 2008 (11:42 am)
Just be carfeul in really cold weather - can freeze on. Otherwise I agree
#414 of 1618 Re: 08 Accord Problems [rkirchoff]
Jun 13, 2008 (1:36 pm)
I've never had any check-engine lights to come on as well. If filling the tank to my capacity were so dangerous/risky as you claim, then why hasn't the car manufacturers or the government or others fixed all gas tanks so that they can hold only a certain amount and never ever be filled the its fullest capacity?
The gas pump will click off before the filler neck is full to the rim. That should be enough of a hint not to over-fill the tank. Maybe they could invent a hand, that would come out of the gas pump, slap you across the head, and say "Stop pumping". There is only so much the government/car manufacturers can do to save people from themselves.
#415 of 1618 Re: loud clunk from "park" to "drive" [ljgbjg]
Jun 13, 2008 (3:15 pm)
Here in central Alabama, we rarely see temps below 20 degrees.
#416 of 1618 Re: loud clunk from "park" to "drive" [weigchen]
Jun 14, 2008 (7:11 am)
But what is the clunking noise
#417 of 1618 Re: 08 Accord Problems [rkirchoff]
Jun 14, 2008 (7:12 am)
Well, good luck on your decision to wait until the government publishes an official "do not overfill your gas tank" warning before you change your mind.
#418 of 1618 Re: 08 Accord Problems [mrbill1957]
Jun 14, 2008 (7:36 am)
As I stated previously, IF your warning were so accurate, then do tell me why the service manager of not just 1 dealership but several other dealerships as well and many mechanics as well as hundreds of friends, relatives, coworkers, clients, other gov't employees, etc. tell me it is ok to fill to the rim because they've been doing it for years too and have never had problems caused by it. I think you're just full of hot air.
What good is it then to install an 18.5 gallon tank and not use it all to its capacity?