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    1. · Everything in Moderation
      2006 CR-V EX, 5MT
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      One way to determine the health of your cat/con:

      If you have an infrared pyrometer similar to this $25 one


      You can measure the engine side of the Cat and compare it to the trailing side.

      Here are videos from the stars of YouTube. :LOL:


      Google might provide other clues.

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      If you don't know if past maintenance has been done on a used car, you should check everything.
      Pull a spark plug or two and measure the gap, verify it is at the spec on the emissions sticker under the hood. If the plugs are not the Iridium type, somebody cheaped out...replace them with Denso or NGK brands.
       
    1. · Everything in Moderation
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      Did you have any symptoms directly with the calipers?
      Sticking brake calipers could cause a steering vibration if a front one is problematic.

      The easiest way to verify is to feel the wheel near the center after a gentle drive (no hard braking). Each side should be about the same temperature. If you have a contactless infrared thermometer you could compare that way, too. They are not that expensive but hardly needed just as a check.



      Fronts will be warmer than rears as a rule, since the front brakes do most of the work.
       
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      Everyone thank you for all your replies
      I mean, yeah, it felt like I was driving around with the brakes on. If they are sticking real bad you can usually get out after a short drive and feel the wheels and they will be warm to the touch.
      I actually did this and both th front ones kinda hot i could put my hand up against them for a while. I did have my tires and struts changed could they have noticed that during that process? I'll still take it in anyways.
      I have a 2009 4WD with 105k km. Around town mine also gets around 14 mpg. I think it´s normal for city driving. Have also done a complete tuneup, including new pads front and rear. Just gotta live with it.
      Yeah that's what I'm starting to see i just find it odd but I'm also envious when I read others mpg here haha I'll keep trying some things and see if it goes up . Next is probably fuel injectors getting cleaned.

      Sticking brake calipers could cause a steering vibration if a front one is problematic.

      The easiest way to verify is to feel the wheel near the center after a gentle drive (no hard braking). Each side should be about the same temperature. If you have a contactless infrared thermometer you could compare that way, too. They are not that expensive but hardly needed just as a check.



      Fronts will be warmer than rears as a rule, since the front brakes do most of the work.
      The steering wheel doesn't vibrate really at all anymore but I have noticed that now even after getting an alignment the car veers to the left
      Really need to get the calipers checked.
      Thank you all once again much appreciated.
       
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