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Old 01-12-2019, 03:23 PM
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I've decided to move on my from Saab to a TL Type-S and from my reading the timing belt is recommended at 105k miles. I have my eye on a nice one that has supposedly been serviced regularly at an Acura dealer, but they claim there's no such thing as a 105k mile service, so I'm looking for a source on that. My Google-fu has been weak thus far.

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Originally Posted by longbowfosho View Post
I've decided to move on my from Saab to a TL Type-S and from my reading the timing belt is recommended at 105k miles. I have my eye on a nice one that has supposedly been serviced regularly at an Acura dealer, but they claim there's no such thing as a 105k mile service, so I'm looking for a source on that. My Google-fu has been weak thus far.

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Who made the claim?

The above said, there is a "Maintenance Minder" system on the car which will call for a timing belt service automagically via a code displayed on the dash (I believe the code one typically sees is B4, although depending upon how things have been reset over time, I believe A4 is also possible), and that code typically pops 105,000 miles after the previous reset.

Long story short, Honda recommends the belt be replaced a minimum of every 105,000 miles, and if a Honda/Acura Service Department doesn't know that, time for a new dealer.
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Thanks for the clarification.

Is there anything else I should look at on these? They've already done the timing belt and tensioner, water pump, a/c compressor bolt recall, new battery and even had the dash and center console replaced. Any suspension trouble spots? Common electrical gremlins? I'm coming from a Saab, so I always expect something to be quirky lol
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If the car has an automatic transmission, it is often recommended by the collective here to have the ATF (Honda DW-1 only) replaced three times in quick succession (known as a 3x3 fluid change), and have the 3rd and 4th gear pressure switches changed as well. Beyond that, these cars are pretty robust; some members here have over 300,000 miles on the clock and the cars are still going strong.
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Is there a rule here against VIN checks?
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Not sure what you're asking.
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Is there a rule here against VIN checks?

No free VIN checks, gotta buy carfax to get it.
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