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Old 22 Jun 2011, 11:00 am
Boomer
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Default 98 CRV traction

I live in the upper peninsula of Michigan. We happen to live in a spot that
get most of the snow each winter. We get between 2 and 300 inches each
winter. Our little CRV seems to get around pretty good. However, I noticed
on a hill once covered with packed snow and ice that when the traction got
marginal, one of my tires was not spinning. Is this normal? I thought it was
an all wheel drive car. I confess that I am ignorant of what I should
expect from my CRV in terms of traction. The good news is that this vehicle
with 110 thousand miles on it is running beautifully and requires very
little maintenance. I plan to keep it for the rest of my life.

What I am wondering is this. Should I take it into my mechanic this upcoming
winter when he can test drive it and see if the drive train needs repair
somewhere. This vehicle only gets 20 mpg in short run city driving. It gets
29 and even better sometimes on the highway. I only burn non alcohol
gasoline on the recommendation of my mechanic. He said that my car was never
made to burn alcohol and it is not that good for it. Since I know
practically nothing about automobiles, I take his word for it.

Michael

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Old 22 Jun 2011, 03:17 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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Default Re: 98 CRV traction

In article <nooMp.57593$AU4.36337@en-nntp-07.dc1.easynews.com>,
"Boomer" <Boomer@nowhere.com> wrote:

> However, I noticed
> on a hill once covered with packed snow and ice that when the traction got
> marginal, one of my tires was not spinning. Is this normal? I thought it was
> an all wheel drive car.


Ummmmmm....it's an all wheel drive car, not a 4WD truck with lockable
rear/center differentials.

My guess is, it's plenty good enough for the weather you find yourself
in most of the time--*especially* if you use winter tires. For the
really extreme weather that it's not suitable for, do what many of us
do--stay home and wait a day or so for things to clear.

You can do that, or you could go out and buy the most extreme vehicle
you can find to tackle even the thousand-year storms that *may* come by
in your lifetime. Doesn't make any sense, but that's what some people
do.



> What I am wondering is this. Should I take it into my mechanic this upcoming
> winter when he can test drive it and see if the drive train needs repair
> somewhere.


Here's an idea: you should take it into your garage and park it where
it can sit until you read the owner's manual that you threw around
somewhere back in 1997 because "hell, I know how to drive a car, I don't
need no owner's manual!".


> Since I know
> practically nothing about automobiles,....


....you should always, always, always read your owner's manual.
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Old 23 Jun 2011, 11:18 am
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"Boomer" <Boomer@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:nooMp.57593$AU4.36337@en-nntp-07.dc1.easynews.com...
>I live in the upper peninsula of Michigan. We happen to live in a spot that
>get most of the snow each winter. We get between 2 and 300 inches each
>winter. Our little CRV seems to get around pretty good. However, I noticed
>on a hill once covered with packed snow and ice that when the traction got
>marginal, one of my tires was not spinning. Is this normal? I thought it
>was an all wheel drive car. I confess that I am ignorant of what I should
>expect from my CRV in terms of traction. The good news is that this vehicle
>with 110 thousand miles on it is running beautifully and requires very
>little maintenance. I plan to keep it for the rest of my life.
>
> What I am wondering is this. Should I take it into my mechanic this
> upcoming winter when he can test drive it and see if the drive train needs
> repair somewhere. This vehicle only gets 20 mpg in short run city driving.
> It gets 29 and even better sometimes on the highway. I only burn non
> alcohol gasoline on the recommendation of my mechanic. He said that my car
> was never made to burn alcohol and it is not that good for it. Since I
> know practically nothing about automobiles, I take his word for it.
>


It's an "intelligent" 4x4. In normal use it is a front wheel drive car but
if the front wheels start to lose traction it automatically engages the rear
wheels as well.
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Old 23 Jun 2011, 02:58 pm
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"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in
news:elmop-073F95.16171222062011@news.eternal-september.org:

> In article <nooMp.57593$AU4.36337@en-nntp-07.dc1.easynews.com>,
> "Boomer" <Boomer@nowhere.com> wrote:
>
>> However, I noticed
>> on a hill once covered with packed snow and ice that when the
>> traction got marginal, one of my tires was not spinning. Is this
>> normal? I thought it was an all wheel drive car.

>
> Ummmmmm....it's an all wheel drive car, not a 4WD truck with lockable
> rear/center differentials.




The 2WD CR-V has an open diff, that's why one wheel spins and one does not.

The 4WD version of the CR-V might have a locking feature in its rear diff,
I don't know.


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Old 23 Jun 2011, 03:59 pm
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"Tinkerer" wrote in message news:itvovp$8bo$1@news.albasani.net...


"Boomer" <Boomer@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:nooMp.57593$AU4.36337@en-nntp-07.dc1.easynews.com...
>I live in the upper peninsula of Michigan. We happen to live in a spot that
>get most of the snow each winter. We get between 2 and 300 inches each
>winter. Our little CRV seems to get around pretty good. However, I noticed
>on a hill once covered with packed snow and ice that when the traction got
>marginal, one of my tires was not spinning. Is this normal? I thought it
>was an all wheel drive car. I confess that I am ignorant of what I should
>expect from my CRV in terms of traction. The good news is that this vehicle
>with 110 thousand miles on it is running beautifully and requires very
>little maintenance. I plan to keep it for the rest of my life.
>
> What I am wondering is this. Should I take it into my mechanic this
> upcoming winter when he can test drive it and see if the drive train needs
> repair somewhere. This vehicle only gets 20 mpg in short run city driving.
> It gets 29 and even better sometimes on the highway. I only burn non
> alcohol gasoline on the recommendation of my mechanic. He said that my car
> was never made to burn alcohol and it is not that good for it. Since I
> know practically nothing about automobiles, I take his word for it.
>


It's an "intelligent" 4x4. In normal use it is a front wheel drive car but
if the front wheels start to lose traction it automatically engages the rear
wheels as well.
--
Tinkerer

Thanks Tegger and Tinkerer,

I have a 4WD CRV. I was wondering why all the wheels were not trying to get
up that hill. I made an error in my first post. I had one wheel that was not
spinning according to my wife. I had three that were. It looks like the
drive train is working properly. I did eventually make it up that hill by
making a bit of run at it. On normal cold packed snow day on this same hill
I have no problem. However, when there is a bit of a thaw and it refreezes,
it is a very slippery place. I will not replace this vehicle for this mostly
rare problem.

Michael

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Old 23 Jun 2011, 04:18 pm
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"Elmo P. Shagnasty" wrote in message
news:elmop-073F95.16171222062011@news.eternal-september.org...

In article <nooMp.57593$AU4.36337@en-nntp-07.dc1.easynews.com>,
"Boomer" <Boomer@nowhere.com> wrote:

> However, I noticed
> on a hill once covered with packed snow and ice that when the traction got
> marginal, one of my tires was not spinning. Is this normal? I thought it
> was
> an all wheel drive car.


Ummmmmm....it's an all wheel drive car, not a 4WD truck with lockable
rear/center differentials.

My guess is, it's plenty good enough for the weather you find yourself
in most of the time--*especially* if you use winter tires. For the
really extreme weather that it's not suitable for, do what many of us
do--stay home and wait a day or so for things to clear.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If I waited for things to clear it would be approximately 7 months. Clearly
you do no live in the upper peninsula of Michigan. When it begins to snow in
late September or the beginning of October, We can expect it to clear here
in April or May. Most people are not prepared to wait that long to get out
again. Our town is on an 800 foot rise off of Lake Superior. The rising
moisture from the lake dumps on us right away.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

You can do that, or you could go out and buy the most extreme vehicle
you can find to tackle even the thousand-year storms that *may* come by
in your lifetime. Doesn't make any sense, but that's what some people
do.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
We usually get just a few inches each snowfall. Some snowfalls during the
winter are 2 or 3 feet. I am not trying to prepare for a 100 year snowfall,
just normal weather here.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------



> What I am wondering is this. Should I take it into my mechanic this
> upcoming
> winter when he can test drive it and see if the drive train needs repair
> somewhere.


Here's an idea: you should take it into your garage and park it where
it can sit until you read the owner's manual that you threw around
somewhere back in 1997 because "hell, I know how to drive a car, I don't
need no owner's manual!".


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Are you this belligerent in person? I suspect not. The internet makes for
great bravery among who lead a frightened existence. Here you can be the
great internet warrior and express your wrath. : ) Dream on.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


> Since I know
> practically nothing about automobiles,....


....you should always, always, always read your owner's manual.


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Old 23 Jun 2011, 09:33 pm
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Default Re: 98 CRV traction

In article <c4OMp.74263$IH7.42159@en-nntp-09.dc1.easynews.com>,
"Boomer" <Boomer@nowhere.com> wrote:

> > What I am wondering is this. Should I take it into my mechanic this
> > upcoming
> > winter when he can test drive it and see if the drive train needs repair
> > somewhere.

>
> Here's an idea: you should take it into your garage and park it where
> it can sit until you read the owner's manual that you threw around
> somewhere back in 1997 because "hell, I know how to drive a car, I don't
> need no owner's manual!".
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
> Are you this belligerent in person? I suspect not. The internet makes for
> great bravery among who lead a frightened existence. Here you can be the
> great internet warrior and express your wrath. : ) Dream on.


You don't come here often, do you.

If you come here and announce to the world that (a) you're ignorant, and
(b) strongly prefer to remain that way, as evidenced by (c) your
admitted lack of reading the owner's manual, and yet (d) you want people
here to spoon feed you the information that's contained in your owner's
manual...

.....you will get the very treatment you deserve.

I would tell you this in person, yes. Don't you dare come into a group
and announce that you REFUSE to read the DEFINITIVE source of
information about your car that the automaker willingly supplied to you,
yet you need someone here to tell you what it says.

Discussion about items that are not owner's manual items? Great, let's
do an information exchange. Trying to figure out the finer details of
what the owner's manual or service manual actually means, because the
people who wrote it were idiots and/or translated it across five
languages, one at a time? Absolutely, we do it all the time.

But, "I am ignorant about cars and have never read my owner's manual but
I came here to have you all tell me what it says"? And you WILLINGLY
announce that lunacy to the world, as if it's a perfectly normal
request? That somehow we now have an obligation simply because you
think so?

That you never even considered how lunatic your question is, speaks to
how lunatic it is.

Here's a simple question: even if you had never read it before, why
DIDN'T you read your owner's manual when you realized you had a question
about how the car works????

Take your time, we'll wait.



> Since I know
> practically nothing about automobiles,....


....you should always, always, always read your owner's manual.
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Old 23 Jun 2011, 09:34 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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In article <_ONMp.55156$k33.5090@en-nntp-13.dc1.easynews.com>,
"Boomer" <Boomer@nowhere.com> wrote:

> I have a 4WD CRV.


No, you don't.

You have an AWD CRV. There is no such thing as a 4WD CRV.

A little bit of research will tell you all you need to know about
Honda's RealTime system.

No doubt Wikipedia is your friend.
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Old 23 Jun 2011, 09:44 pm
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On 06/23/2011 07:33 PM, Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
<snip>

i love you elmo.


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Old 24 Jun 2011, 01:05 am
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"Elmo P. Shagnasty" wrote in message
news:elmop-2909F5.22333823062011@news.eternal-september.org...

In article <c4OMp.74263$IH7.42159@en-nntp-09.dc1.easynews.com>,
"Boomer" <Boomer@nowhere.com> wrote:

> > What I am wondering is this. Should I take it into my mechanic this
> > upcoming
> > winter when he can test drive it and see if the drive train needs repair
> > somewhere.

>
> Here's an idea: you should take it into your garage and park it where
> it can sit until you read the owner's manual that you threw around
> somewhere back in 1997 because "hell, I know how to drive a car, I don't
> need no owner's manual!".
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
> Are you this belligerent in person? I suspect not. The internet makes for
> great bravery among who lead a frightened existence. Here you can be the
> great internet warrior and express your wrath. : ) Dream on.


You don't come here often, do you.

If you come here and announce to the world that (a) you're ignorant, and
(b) strongly prefer to remain that way, as evidenced by (c) your
admitted lack of reading the owner's manual, and yet (d) you want people
here to spoon feed you the information that's contained in your owner's
manual...

.....you will get the very treatment you deserve.

I would tell you this in person, yes. Don't you dare come into a group


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
You would tell me in person? I really doubt it. You only have balls when you
are hidden behind a glowing screen. Just another internet warrior wanna be.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
and announce that you REFUSE to read the DEFINITIVE source of
information about your car that the automaker willingly supplied to you,
yet you need someone here to tell you what it says.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I never refused, I did not get an owners manual when I bought it used.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Discussion about items that are not owner's manual items? Great, let's
do an information exchange. Trying to figure out the finer details of
what the owner's manual or service manual actually means, because the
people who wrote it were idiots and/or translated it across five
languages, one at a time? Absolutely, we do it all the time.

But, "I am ignorant about cars and have never read my owner's manual but
I came here to have you all tell me what it says"? And you WILLINGLY
announce that lunacy to the world, as if it's a perfectly normal
request? That somehow we now have an obligation simply because you
think so?

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
OK smarty pants, I in fact did not say what you just said. I said I was
ignorant of how the car operated. I did not get a manual when I bought this
car used. I guess some on this newsgroup use it for a podium to announce
their superiority to all who will listen. You made up stuff that I did not
say in order to berate me. Very classy.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

That you never even considered how lunatic your question is, speaks to
how lunatic it is.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I see, anyone who knows almost nothing about a car is a lunatic.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Here's a simple question: even if you had never read it before, why
DIDN'T you read your owner's manual when you realized you had a question
about how the car works????

Take your time, we'll wait.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Please hold your breath while you are waiting.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------



> Since I know
> practically nothing about automobiles,....


....you should always, always, always read your owner's manual.


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