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09-15-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 120,677
Posted By mtrummel

Re: Failed IMA Battery Owners!

Sweat talk the parts manage,r he/she may be able to help. My second battery failed after 26,000 mi on it and would have cost $3200. My manager talked to sales people not Honda inc. and got me a 90%...
09-11-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 120,677
Posted By mtrummel

Re: Failed IMA Battery Owners!

Thank you Hunter XXXXX.

Thanx for the info. As I remember they used NiCd batteries in cell phones
and the like but they had memory problems requiring discharge/recharge so
they went to NMH. I...
09-10-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 120,677
Posted By mtrummel

Re: Failed IMA Battery Owners!

My first IMA battery failed at about 50,000 miles. Under warrantee. Honda made some changes to the program to be more gentle to the battery. It slightly reduced fuel economy. That battery failed at...
01-06-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,033
Posted By mtrummel

Re: Coasting in Neutral?

Its a CVT. We have towed it for many miles 4 down. The Trans fluid shows no darkening and the trans is fine. I am convinced Honda just doesn't want the expense of "certifying" it for towing. Again,...
01-05-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,033
Posted By mtrummel

Re: Coasting in Neutral?

This is an old issue. For what its worth, despite the "official" rule I have 4 wheel down towed my 03 in neutral for many miles with no problems. The manual says that in an emergency you can ) at a...
05-11-2006, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 17,640
Posted By mtrummel

Re: Gliding in neutral (CVT)...bad for the transmission?

This relates to 4 wheel down towing. I found the CVT maintaince manual and agree with your comment that the CVT wheels dont spin when towed. I have towed my 03 Civic Hibrid for tousands of miles with...
05-11-2006, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 17,640
Posted By mtrummel

Re: Gliding in neutral (CVT)...bad for the transmission?

This relates to 4 wheel down towing. I found the CVT maintaince manual and agree with your comment that the CVT wheels dont spin when towed. I have towed my 03 Civic Hibrid for tousands of miles with...
04-12-2006, 01:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,027
Posted By mtrummel

Re: MPG - Calculated vs. computer?

I was in cruise control and it lasted for at least 30 sec on a level freeway. I have also noted this at slow speeds(~30) for at least a couple of blocks. Perhaps your explanation is rite but I am...
04-10-2006, 07:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,027
Posted By mtrummel

Re: MPG - Calculated vs. computer?

I am confused. today I was cruising on a level freeway (CA) at 60 mph and the Instant MPG read 100 mpg for an extended time. I classify this as a defect of the on board calculator. Other times at...
01-31-2006, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,091
Posted By mtrummel

How to for HCH High Fuel Ecomomy?

I have a 03 HCH purchased so early I got it below sticker. California HIBRD plate. My fuel ecomomy runs about 38 mpg overall-low 40s on freeway.:cry: Are there instructions anywhere on how to get the...
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