My CRV and engine sounds

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by Jill, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. Jill

    Jill Guest


    I have a 2010 Honda CRV EXL 4WD which was made in Japan (vin number
    starts with J). I noticed a huge difference in the way it accelerates
    compared to the ones made in the US which I test drove on the car lot
    before I bought mine. Is there something to this? The difference is
    that the one I have is so much more quiet compared to the US ones
    which are much more loud revving. Any ideas?

    Thanks so much,

    Jill :)
    Jill, Nov 25, 2010
  2. do NOT drive your car! Something is horribly, HORRIBLY wrong with it.
    It is dangerous to drive. You MUST take it back to the dealer and
    demand that they fix it so that it's right.
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Nov 25, 2010
  3. Jill

    Dddudley Guest

    I'm not sure it's quite that serious. I recall hearing about a
    technical service bulletin that came out concerning this. As I recall,
    this has been known to occur when the Japanese assembly plant ran short
    of timing belts and they used the American OEM belts. The additional
    torque provided by those belts, coupled with the additional sound
    deadening properties of the American belts in the Japanese units
    stresses the transfer case. Any possible damage would be gradual rather
    than catastrophic but still should be attended to. I would definitely
    contact the dealership and demand that they make this right. They know
    about the problem and should have notified Jill!
    Dddudley, Nov 25, 2010
  4. Jill

    Iowna Uass Guest

    Apparently good sarcasm is lost on you....
    As for Jill, she should put her CRV back in the box, and take it back to
    She's too fucking stupid to be driving, let alone posting the same dumb-ass
    cry for attention in a newsgroup.
    Iowna Uass, Nov 25, 2010
  5. Jill

    Jim Yanik Guest

    Hey,it's not April First.

    I'm curious about the "huge difference in the way it accelerates compared
    to the ones made in the US".
    Does her car accellerate BETTER or worse than the US model?
    Perhaps she got a JDM motor and ECU that should not have been in her US-
    destinied vehicle.
    (and doesn't meet US emissions specs,not that I care about that.)

    Personally,I'd be GLAD I had a quieter,better acccelerating car than US-
    standard. Perhaps Japanese domestic market(JDM) motors are built to more
    exacting standards? Maybe they use better bushings and other materials for
    their market? I dont know. Maybe they use a noisier exhaust system for US
    markets,since the younger crowd likes that,and that reduces power for her
    JDM auto. Who knows?

    Jim Yanik
    dot com
    Jim Yanik, Nov 25, 2010
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