Love my CRV 1999. Does anyone know if there is an online 'usermanual.'

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by iris120, Jan 29, 2008.

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    iris120 Guest

    The couple who sold it to me did not have it. Thank you.
    iris120, Jan 29, 2008
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    Elle Guest

    Go to site On
    the left, click on "Owner's Manuals." Follow the pointers.
    Once you arrive at the pdf file, it may appear that only one
    page has come up. In fact, page numbers that are highlighted
    within the pdf file are links on which you can click to take
    you to the page. Also, in the upper right hand corner of any
    white page look for an arrow. Click the right arrow to get
    to the next page. Lastly, pressing "Ctrl-A" will permit
    easier reading of some of the pages at this site.
    Elle, Jan 29, 2008
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    Tegger Guest

    Are you using Firefox as your browser??
    Tegger, Jan 29, 2008
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    Elle Guest

    I just tried it in Internet Explorer and see no substantive
    difference to the directions I give above.

    I normally use Firefox.

    Reading your oil loss records with some interest. Caught my
    eye because mine seems to vary on my 91 Civic as well, at
    202k miles. I was a little worried over a period of a few
    months this past summer, but then it tapered off mightily.
    Elle, Jan 29, 2008
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    Tegger Guest

    The reason I ask is because I too have a problem reading some pages in
    the Techinfo site. But only in Firefox. IE shows everything fine. In
    Firefox some of the Techinfo pages have blue backgrounds, making text
    hard to read unles you hit "Ctrl-A" first.

    It seems some Web developers create sites and pages for IE only, not
    bothering to check for compatibility with other browsers. Techinfo is
    one of those.

    There is a fix for Firefox, though. It's an Add-On called IE Tab.
    Install that. Ff a page in Firefox looks weird, you can now right-click
    in the window to get the drop-down menu, then choose "View Page in IE

    IE Tab works very well, obviating the need for the "Ctrl-A" trick.

    I posted a question about that very issue in a few months
    ago. I think basically nobody knows why this happens.

    Just rolled over 298,000 yesterday. Less than 2,000 miles to go!
    Tegger, Jan 30, 2008
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    Elle Guest

    About using Firefox for the aforementioned owner's manual
    web site:
    I updated Firefox not long ago and it changed something in a
    way I did not like. Hence I now avoid updates etc. unless
    it's essential. Yes, I have been told that this is a little
    risky. Yet sometimes I think there's a lot of nonsense going
    around about virus risks, etc. Software companies selling
    their wares.

    So thanks anyway.
    You do not buy the collapsed oil control ring spacer theory
    you posted recently here? I have not given this any study,
    other than noting you noted it.
    Elle, Jan 30, 2008
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    Tegger Guest

    I'm using Firefox (latest update).

    The only Add-On I have installed is IE Tab, just because I hate having to
    go to IE for the few pages that don't work right in Firefox. I do allow
    Firefox to upgrade whenever it prompts me to, and I've found Firefox to be
    completely stable and reliable.

    The collapsed oil control ring theory came from a tech who posts in It sounds plausible to me, but without tearing the motor
    apart, who knows for sure? In light of the fact that's it's academic
    anyway, I do subscribe to that theory.
    Tegger, Jan 30, 2008
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    jim beam Guest

    just 'cos he posts on .tech, doesn't mean he knows what he's talking
    about - this is usenet. another "tech" forum i frequent has a certain
    poster that asserts himself to be an engineer from a certain prestigious
    university, but is the most frightful bullshitter with wildly
    underinformed guesses on a whole bunch of subjects about which he
    clearly knows nothing. but because he writes in a definite
    authoritative style, and asserts expertise, others get suckered into
    believing what he writes. and worse, no one else questions! one such
    subject is metal fatigue, a subject i studied for many years and on
    which i happen to have some experience - so i /know/ this guy's just
    guessing [bullshitting].

    bottom line: guesses are fine, but guesses presented as fact? not
    smart. here's a fact for you though - collapsed rings burn oil - and
    it's a one-way street that only increases. collapsed ring consumption
    is significant. yours is [was] highish, but is not sufficient to
    support this "theory".

    [there /is/ a reason i don't bother with r.a.t...]
    jim beam, Jan 30, 2008
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    motsco_ Guest


    Something you won't find in the CR-V Owner's Manual: The truth about how
    often you should change the Dual Pump Fluid (rear differential) and how
    often you should adjust the valves. Both @ (50,000 Km) 30,000 Miles.

    Here's a sample thread.

    motsco_, Jan 30, 2008
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    Tegger Guest

    I quite agree. But as I said, it was a theory. It was not presented as
    anything authoritative.

    This theory was never presented to me as fact.
    Tegger, Jan 30, 2008
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    Elle Guest

    I have Firefox Maybe I will take a look for the IE
    tab, though. You're right occasionally one is better off,
    for viewing purposes, with IE.
    Okay. I shall keep my eyes peeled for more info on this.
    Elle, Jan 30, 2008
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    Dano58 Guest

    And how do we know you're not, Jim? ;-)

    It's amazing to me how much groups like this have replaced things like
    reading the Owners Manual or getting a good shop manual. Or even
    applying common sense! The old saw 'There is no such thing as a stupid
    question' really isn't true when 'groups' are concerned...

    Dan D
    Central NJ USA
    Dano58, Jan 30, 2008
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    Elle Guest

    I wonder whether you are neglecting things like the poster
    had the smarts to go look for a resource that would answer
    his questions; some people like to teach, so there are two
    way benefits; etc.

    I think a lot of folks still just need a little guidance on
    /how/ to get questions answered, then they can fly on their
    own. That can start at fora such as that which Usenet

    IMO the internet and these fora are boons to the marketplace
    of ideas. We all live better because of them. Without the
    occasional so-called "stupid question," I don't think they'd
    be the same. Learning is incremental.

    Plus the anonymous, little moderated aspects of Usenet mean
    no one can use his/her credentials as some kind of free
    pass, immunizing his/her ideas from criticism. Substantive
    ideas can be dissected by competent high school students
    alongside the multi-graduate degreed. And why not? All one
    needs in many cases is to think logically and read

    It's the ultimate free marketplace of ideas. This is a good
    Elle, Jan 30, 2008
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    Tegger Guest

    You're way, way out of date. I don't even know if IE Tab will work on your

    My own experience leads me to suggest you upgrade to the latest version of
    Firefox as soon as you can. They've fixed a lot of bugs and added some very
    nice features, like much more convenient control over cookies and pop-ups.
    And it's very stable.

    And even the tabbed browsing is real winner: When you shut down Firefox
    with multiple tabs open, it will ask you if you want them all back again
    next time you restart. You really learn to appreciate that one.

    If you upgrade and don't see all the new features, you'll have to do a
    complete uninstall of the old version and reinstall the new version from

    I love Firefox, personally.
    Tegger, Jan 30, 2008
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    Tegger Guest

    And who really knows what/who anybody is in here or anywhere else?

    Usenet is a sort of fantasy land where nothing is forced to be truly real.
    You can tout yourself as anything you want to be and nobody's the wiser
    unless you start saying things that are palpably wrong.

    Tegger, Jan 30, 2008
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    Elle Guest

    So do I, though I'd narrow this to a love for how much
    faster it is loading compared to IE.

    The old version works great, but I will keep in mind your
    remarks on updating.

    As always, good to compare notes on our 91 Honda/Acuras. I
    really love it in this recession.
    Elle, Jan 30, 2008
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    jim beam Guest

    you don't! but you can ask questions and check facts. usenet
    introduced me to people that just accept stuff as fact based simply on
    the presentation style and they seemingly have no ability to research or
    judge independently of that. utterly bizarre.

    that's largely true in a time when there's and you can
    look stuff up that's been asked a billion times before. but if it's not
    there, asking "dumb" questions is absolutely the right thing to do.

    personally though, i just can't be bothered with crap about "my
    transmission doesn't work - what's wrong" or "why does my washer fluid
    bottle take 4.7 quarts, not 5.3" - those idiots aren't here for real
    questions - they're here because nobody they know personally will listen
    to them.
    jim beam, Jan 31, 2008
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