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Old 02-11-2014, 09:07 AM
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I have 155k on mine

Have replaced:
Brakes - upgraded to RB rotors and pads
Front sway bar end links- one of them snapped
Clutch slave cylinder
Passenger upper ball joint/control arm
Passenger side axle


I have the following sitting at my house to replace once the weather gets warmer:


Front lower control arms
Rear sway bar end links (have a CT RSB sitting as well)
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Old 02-11-2014, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by integraguy04 View Post
I have 155k on mine

Have replaced:
Brakes - upgraded to RB rotors and pads
Front sway bar end links- one of them snapped
Clutch slave cylinder
Passenger upper ball joint/control arm
Passenger side axle


I have the following sitting at my house to replace once the weather gets warmer:


Front lower control arms
Rear sway bar end links (have a CT RSB sitting as well)
Forgot to add - engine block will have to be replaced sometime in the future - current burns around 1.5 -2 quarts per oil change....
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Originally Posted by Clymerdude View Post
Hi guys,
Neebie to the forum. I actually found this site googling "high mileage tsx" and found this thread. I have an 05 tsx with 392,000 on it and shooting for 500k miles. was looking to see if anybody else had similar goals. im tracking my progress on my blog

http://tsxtravels.com/

i also have posted all my dealer only maintenance records all the way back to 25k miles. original engine, transmission, shocks, rotors, etc...

i'll have to replace the ac system this spring when it starts to heat up again though. other than that running strong!
Man, I'm just over 183K with my 05 A/T Navi NBP... you give me hope for a bright future. Great pics/info on your TSX Travels site as well.
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I test drove a 04 with 170k miles on it, if that counts. LOL. My 04 has 128k on it and I just bought it with 126,500. It needs a few things but hopefully nothing major. Doesnt seem to burn any oil *yet*.
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at 111,300 miles now! still running great. Just had the alternator go bad this week. Getting it swapped tomorrow. And I'll be changing the drive belt also, got a Dayco off of Amazon. Besides that, the car is great!
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240k? Wow, I though mine was bad! I'm at 178k
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Originally Posted by jmathew34 View Post
right around 165k on my '04, been supercharged since 90k and no major problems (knock on wood) except for the navi and door actuators stopped working few months back haven't looked into them yet....

just checking in; just rolled 204k no issues to report..and the comptech supercharger still running strong..(knock on wood)
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damn 240k!! im at 111k and i thought i was getting up there
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Originally Posted by integraguy04 View Post
Forgot to add - engine block will have to be replaced sometime in the future - current burns around 1.5 -2 quarts per oil change....
That isn't bad, and doesn't mean you need a new engine block. In fact, Acura would not even do a warranty replacement if it consumed that amount of oil from day 1.

You'll probably get another 100k on the same engine. Keep the oil topped up and consider it a continuous oil change. Just remember to replace the filter every now and again.

My TSX is beginning to use oil at 90k miles. It uses about half a quart every 10k miles.

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damn 240k!! im at 111k and i thought i was getting up there
LOL, this is the first car I've bought with less than 115k on it.
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130k miles
brakes, rotors, pads, tires. that is all. all in all this has been a solid car.
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Originally Posted by kamnewton View Post
....04 TSX....about to roll over 240k . Might be the highest mileage one-owner car here
Didn't read all the posts but I wonder if I might be 2nd:
212,500, also '04, still going strong.

BTW, is there some mileage point or range where MOST of the 1st gen TSX's start having big trouble? I'm wondering if I'm pressing my luck by holding on. (Better to give it up a mile too soon than a mile too late!)
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Howdy. My 2004 has just a hair under 190,000 miles.

My biggest issue has been the AC. I've had to replace the condenser and compressor two times each. There's also been brake rotor warping and some suspension stuff. Nothing with the little sweetheart of a motor though.

Cheers to the first (and best) generation TSX!
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Howdy. My 2004 has just a hair under 190,000 miles.

My biggest issue has been the AC. I've had to replace the condenser and compressor two times each. There's also been brake rotor warping and some suspension stuff. Nothing with the little sweetheart of a motor though.

Cheers to the first (and best) generation TSX!
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by captainjack View Post
Howdy. My 2004 has just a hair under 190,000 miles.

My biggest issue has been the AC. I've had to replace the condenser and compressor two times each. There's also been brake rotor warping and some suspension stuff. Nothing with the little sweetheart of a motor though.

Cheers to the first (and best) generation TSX!
Good to see you, CJ -- I'm the 'alter-ego' of an old-old timer, and I remember you from those old days. I likewise have had the suspension and brake rotor issues; no problem with the A/C, unless I'm forgetting (which is very possible). :laugh:
I've considered myself extremely lucky to still have the car running so great. IMO anything over 100K is gravy, and so far I've got 112.5K of gravy.

I've been disappointed by the changes in the TSX over the years. They've 'grown' it and softened the handling, to the point that I think it mostly lost its niche. I've got my eye on the TLX but I suspect it'll be bulkier than what I like.
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i hear you chopin, they definitely went in the wrong direction with newer TSXs
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Originally Posted by jiggaman View Post
i hear you chopin, they definitely went in the wrong direction with newer TSXs
(Hey jigga! I remember you too.)

Any particular other cars that 'people like us' are considering?

I'm hoping I'll like the TLX enough, but I suspect I won't. I think the Audi A4 might be the closest thing there is right now to the 1st gen. TSX (and I mean that as a good thing!), but I worry about those bad "small overlap frontal" crash results (although really hardly any smallish cars did real well on that). We could talk about the BMW 3 or the Mercedes 250, for people who don't mind being a BMW- or Mercedes-kind of guy.
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Originally Posted by chopin View Post
Good to see you, CJ -- I'm the 'alter-ego' of an old-old timer, and I remember you from those old days.

I've been disappointed by the changes in the TSX over the years. They've 'grown' it and softened the handling, to the point that I think it mostly lost its niche. I've got my eye on the TLX but I suspect it'll be bulkier than what I like.
Nice to see a familiar digital face, Chopin. I so miss those days, checking every 1/2 hour to see if there were any new A-zine posts.

Couldn't agree more on TSX de-evolution. The niche is definitely gone and I fear you're right about the TLX. I'm sad that ONLY Acura is on my mental Next Car Roster is a used RSX Type R.
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....Couldn't agree more on TSX de-evolution. The niche is definitely gone and I fear you're right about the TLX. I'm sad that ONLY Acura is on my mental Next Car Roster is a used RSX Type R.
Yeah, sad, but it's nice to see some like-mindedness here.

We had an RSX in the family (2006, I think) until just a few months ago when he decided he needed something a little bigger and 'more conservative' now that he has a wife and baby, got a Subaru Crosstrek. (The orange is pretty cool.)

Too bad about the RSX, and the Integra before it, plus what they did to the Legend, and then the TSX. I really don't get it. I guess they keep getting spooked by the people who say they wish the Acuras were 'a little bigger".....and a little bigger and a little bigger. But what about us!

I love Acura, I want to love Acura, but they're making it kind of hard.

But really I'm grateful for what I've gotten out of the '04 TSX. Never loved a car more. Almost 213K miles, still going strong.
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Love seeing all these high mileage tsx's
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by chopin View Post
Didn't read all the posts but I wonder if I might be 2nd:
212,500, also '04, still going strong.

BTW, is there some mileage point or range where MOST of the 1st gen TSX's start having big trouble? I'm wondering if I'm pressing my luck by holding on. (Better to give it up a mile too soon than a mile too late!)
You should be good for a while yet Choplin, I'm at 409k miles and still no major problems. The biggest expense so far was recently redoing my ac system. The rest has been wear & tear for the most part. a starter around 320k. but thats it. same drivetrain with no rebuilds. just keep up on your maintenance!

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Wow. 400k is just incredible. Love this motor. How's the suspension holding up? Have you had to change it? Pitching/diving?

At only 104k miles on mine.
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I just hit 250,000 miles this morning.



Problems in 250K:
  • I'm on my second aftermarket AC compressor - factory part lasted to 188K
  • center stack lights don't work
  • drivers door actuator replaced at 155K
  • brake rotors warp - haven't found a solution for this yet

I change the oil with sythetic every 10,000 miles, and drain/refill the auto transmission every 30,000 miles. Everything else is as needed. It's a great car, and if I kill it I'll buy another one just like it. I would probably skip an 04 to try and avoid the AC issues, but it looks like all the first gen TSXs have had some AC compressor issues, but the 04s have a higher number of occurences.
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Old 07-27-2014, 03:07 PM
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[QUOTE=aedavis;15086159]I just hit 250,000 miles this morning.

Congrats! Keep on going! I have an '05 and my ac compressor almost lasted to the 400k mile mark. But up here in Boise ID I only really need it about 4-5 months of the year. So that helped a lot!
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I'm at 210,000. Solid car. Only replaced wheel bearing way back.
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I have a 06 AT with 193k and still running strong. Only issue so far is the A/C. Still trying to figure out if its a relay or what.
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'04 AT at 152k miles.

Had to replace the throttle position sensor about 18 months ago.

It has a weeping axle seal I need to replace soon.

It uses about a quart of oil between changes (8-10k miles).

Starting to get valve noise at cold start, so I'm thinking about getting the valves adjusted.

AC ok so far!

And yes, the rotor warp issue as well. Aftermarket rotors next.

Door lock actuators are really weak on all four doors. Driver's side has been replaced once.

Tried to buy a new car last week, and I just couldn't find anything good enough to make me get rid of this one. It's been a great car!
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no way i'd pay $8k for a car with 160k on it, acura or otherwise
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I upgraded to slotted aftermarket rotors and has been perfect for 2 years now. Before they would warp every month. Best investment PERIOD. I'm super impressed at the reliability of this car so far. Knock on trees.
What rotors/pads did you use?

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You should be good for a while yet Choplin, I'm at 409k miles and still no major problems. The biggest expense so far was recently redoing my ac system. The rest has been wear & tear for the most part. a starter around 320k. but thats it. same drivetrain with no rebuilds. just keep up on your maintenance!

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Great blog btw!
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Just shy of 150k.

I've replaced Passenger inner CV Joint and Intermediate Shaft.
Replaced head gasket and surrounding seals when I adjusted my valves.
Installed Ingalls Camber kit because my rear toe bolts were totally frozen and figured why not... one step closer to a new suspension.

Rest is just maintenance.
Replaced all my interior lights with LED's cause 2 of them burned out and bought a kit.

Still get ~450 miles per tank.
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I was at 173k.

Besides regular maintenance...

passenger door actuator
AC compressor
clutch slave cylinder

Center console lights went out around 125k which I never fixed.
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Converting from km, I'm at 173,000 miles. I was hoping the car would be good for 400,000 km, since I've made some investments during the past year, but it looks like it should be a piece of cake.

Stuff done:

Pads and rotors
A-specs struts, now with Konica yellow dampers
3front compliance bushings
AC clutch and condenser
Clutch
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2006 AT W/Navi -- Paid Off

Bought it with 50k, currently at 94k

Since I've owned it:

Replaced downstream o2 Sensor at 60k
Replaced front pads/rotors (oreilly's blank rotors/wagner disk quiet pads)
Replaced battery twice (once under warranty), not sure what kills my battery

Current issues:

Honda says my rear motor mount is worn and needs to be replaced
Needs new winter tires
Driver side heated seat high light doesn't illuminate



It doesn't get great gas mileage (22 in town if I baby it) but it has been super reliable so far. Really like driving it I just wish the back seat had a little more leg room.
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2006 MT6 190K+...Aspec suspension (my choice), door actuator, rotors, clutch, fan belt, numerous rear/front brakes
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2005 TSX with 225k miles on it, just basic maintenance haven't done anything major... everything in the engine still factory... even the belt...
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For me, 155k was about that point where it all started to go wrong.

Front wheel bearings
6MT Transmission (ring gear missing teeth), bought a used one on ebay
New clutch (only about 10% life left so it was done when the trans was).
Clutch master (precaution)
Clutch slave (precaution)
Axles (precaution)
FR caliper rusted together, damn you Chicago, new calipers up front
Rear calipers probably next year
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I just hit 200,000 miles on my 04 TSX. I have not had any major repairs that were not covered by Acura under their extended warranty for the common first year problems. The engine still runs as good as when the car was new. I have been looking at new cars for awhile, but have not yet found anything that I enjoy driving more than the TSX. I was looking at the new TLX, but decided to wait due to the many problems that are being reported.
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Hello everybody! Just checking in. Recently rolled 425k. Still no mechanical issues, no mechanical rebuilds, still has the original shocks on it. Still trucking.
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Hello everybody! Just checking in. Recently rolled 425k. Still no mechanical issues, no mechanical rebuilds, still has the original shocks on it. Still trucking.
Hi there,
I am having 07 TL with no major problem until 68k now.
I'm just wondering whether I buy 04 TSX for my kid. It has passed just over 280k. VIN : JH4CL96854C040311. One owner. He said he drives highway to commute 120 miles round trip. I am concerning an accident left front 2004 as well. However he spoke he has no problem for 10 years thereafter. Look forward to hearing your opinion.
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I am having 07 TL with no major problem until 68k now.
I'm just wondering whether I buy 04 TSX for my kid. It has passed just over 280k. VIN : JH4CL96854C040311. One owner. He said he drives highway to commute 120 miles round trip. I am concerning an accident left front 2004 as well. However he spoke he has no problem for 10 years thereafter. Look forward to hearing your opinion.
You should avoid the 2004 models. Stick with 2005 and newer TSXs. The 2004s suffered from several issues. These included the following:

1) Air conditioning compressor failures causing damage to the whole AC system

2) Excessive oil consumption

3) The lights of the center stack inside the passenger compartment were faulty.

I am not saying that every 2004 model suffered these problems. What I am saying is that the 2004 models suffered from these issues more than 2005 and newer models.


If you personally know the owner and he has corrected all these issues, then I would consider the car. Otherwise, you should avoid the 2004 models.

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