I gave my dad a ride today in my CR-V it’s done it for some time i assumed was just fine as was just something that slowly developed. I was going down the road and it was making like a where/spinning type sound sort of like you may get from a running electric motor with nothing on it. He was like that doesn’t sound good fans, radio, etc were all off. All i heard was this motor type sound from the engine so i assume that’s what he meant. He said in a few weeks we should take it to the shop see if they see anything wrong. It isn’t overheating, oil changes about every 3000-4000 mi, timing belt changed around 100K miles, It’s got about 125K miles on it.
I’m just trying to get an idea if this could be something major and i should start looking at replacing the car, or have an idea if this is even a big deal. I kind of think it’s engine related, but sometimes after a long drive it smells hot, but temp shows fine and coolant is fine. Usally i can notice smell when it’s raining or really humid out it may be just water, residue under the hood boiling off. The AC don’t work so maybe the compressors burning up. I don’t notice anything that would indicate alternator, etc being an issue.