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#288 of 317 RPM when you start engine
Jun 13, 2010 (9:54 pm)
I have one more question on regards of Engine start RPM. I didn't recognize
it for a long time (my milege is around 12,000 and it's 2009 model). However
I suddenly found that my Accord LX-P RPM is 1,500 when I start an engine
in the morning.
Also, I could see it takes more than 1 miutes for the RPM gauge to go down
Is it normal? You guys have the same behavior on your LX-P? Please share
#289 of 317 Re: RPM when you start engine [yongseok]
Jun 14, 2010 (5:48 am)
That's normal for the 2.4L Accord. By running a little high, the engine reaches operating temperature quicker. Lower emissions and better efficiency overall is the outcome.
#290 of 317 Re: 09 Accord LX-P acceleration issue [elroy5]
Jun 14, 2010 (6:33 am)
Though, I have only test driven thew new model accord. I do think there is truth to the engine being slightly too small for its bigger body. The previous generation seemed to have gotten a perfect match in my opinion. The issue with sedans now, its all the rage and people are buying bigger cars rather than a big SUV.
Honda could up the specs on the engine power, however at the expense of less mileage. But, other company's seemed to have learned how to overcome this while getting slightly better mileage Just look at the VW, they have a 2.0T with most of their sedans and the small SUV. That is impressive! A V6 in their model's is almost overkill. Does the Accord need a turbo? No. The engine itself is awesome.
Honda's next model debut it going to either make or break them at this point. They must go all out! or Take a step down. People want a flashier, quick, plush sedan.
Go on a diet Honda, get some plastic surgery, and you could come out a winner.
Either way, I do know that my old 06 Accord 4cyl could easily with no sweat out run my 08 G6 4cyl I have now. And the specs are pretty close. No sure what GM is missing.
#291 of 317 Re: 09 Accord LX-P acceleration issue [bvdj84]
Jun 14, 2010 (6:41 am)
Your G6 has the 4-speed, right? Every GM vehicle with a 4-speed I've ever experienced has gearing that's taller than I am. The 3.8L can almost get away with it; but a 2.4L doesn't have the gumption for a 1st gear that runs to 55+ mph.
#292 of 317 Re: 09 Accord LX-P acceleration issue [thegraduate]
Jun 14, 2010 (8:40 pm)
Yes it has the 4 auto. Never realized it until later on. There are cars that love to rev and simply roll up and down the rpm band. The G6 is not one of them. You verified why many opt for a big V6 in a GM product. But, it really is all about the "brain" that controls the engine. Honda has been able to provide an engine that is very efficient in a 4cyl. I think Honda provide VCM on the V6 Accord in attempt to offset the hit in mileage for its extra bloat. Does it really need VCM? No. I think it is a bit overkill. Not to mention some have had issues with it. Lose that expense.
Before adding more weight. Remember, how is this engine going to it?
Though less efficient now with its current generation body style. Now, it is time either for a slimmer body or a tweaked engine to offset it. I think the previous generation got a very appealing 34mpg on its ratings. That rating has gone down a bit, and I am surprised Honda let this past the drawing board with taking a mpg hit. Since they are so big on this.
#293 of 317 Re: 09 Accord LX-P acceleration issue [bvdj84]
Jun 15, 2010 (5:58 am)
Under the current EPA testing regs, the previous-gen Accord garners 21/31. The new body style gets 21/30, so not hugely different.
#294 of 317 Re: 09 Accord LX-P acceleration issue [bvdj84]
Jun 15, 2010 (6:47 pm)
You keep talking about the Accord's "bloat", but did you know it weighs less than the smaller Malibu? Looks can be deceiving.
#295 of 317 Re: 09 Accord LX-P acceleration issue [elroy5]
Jun 16, 2010 (6:55 am)
See, I would have never thought. It is really all about its curves I guess.
I would still get the Accord. But, definitely in a V6. Only because I want the extra power this time. The 4cyl would totally suffice.
#296 of 317 Re: 09 Accord LX-P acceleration issue [thegraduate]
Jun 19, 2010 (5:56 pm)
I owned a 2005 Accord 4cyl and would frequently average 33 to 34 mpg highway. My 09 Accord is lucky to get 29 to 30 mpg.
#297 of 317 Re: 09 Accord LX-P acceleration issue [hondaowner10]
Jun 21, 2010 (5:24 am)
With a change in tires on my '06 Accord and being unable to find no fuel without 10% ethanol, my mileage has dropped by a solid 4 MPG. Really disappointing, considering it used to be able to push 40 MPG on pure highway. Now I'm lucky to get sticker (old sticker, 24/34).