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05-30-2017, 12:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,454
Posted By Nicks2001tl

200,000+ You will find a lot 2nd gen TL...

200,000+

You will find a lot 2nd gen TL owners with a lot of miles on there cars because of age but they run really strong.
05-29-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,454
Posted By Nicks2001tl

It has to be a glitch because it says it doesn`t...

It has to be a glitch because it says it doesn`t fit my 2001 Acura TL.

Furthermore, you can sign up at myacura.com and get a manual downloaded for free. It might say in the manual to use the old...
05-28-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,454
Posted By Nicks2001tl

Honda DW-1. I think I saw a case of twelve on...

Honda DW-1. I think I saw a case of twelve on amazon for around 90 bucks if it is still there. The Honda dealers have them at a discount also if you buy 12.

Two fluids you should use for certain...
05-04-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By Nicks2001tl

Hit 200,000 miles on my TL

Bought it in Aug of 2012 in a pinch to replace my Jeep. Do all the work myself except for suspension (better the experts take care of that).

I always use full synthetic at 7-10,000 intervals.
...
Forum: Car Talk
08-31-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,416
Posted By Nicks2001tl

This trail is right behind our house in Northern...

This trail is right behind our house in Northern Greece and our tiny town sits on the edge of a National Forest (Tsoumerka). The Mountain Range is accessible by 4x4`s and has an abundance of trails....
07-21-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By Nicks2001tl

If you run premium in your car and don't have...

If you run premium in your car and don't have gunked up egr valves you might not need it.

It cleans the fuel lines from any moisture and cleans out the injector jets.

It's a good product, but...
05-11-2016, 04:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,567
Posted By Nicks2001tl

With my math, including the oil which is about 25...

With my math, including the oil which is about 25 bucks the 3x3 will end up costing you 300 bucks. Ouch!

ATF drain and fill is simple.
-get the jack from the back of your car
-buy 12 quarts from...
05-06-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,709
Posted By Nicks2001tl

^yes^

^yes^
05-03-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By Nicks2001tl

Best way to stay safe on this job is to make you...

Best way to stay safe on this job is to make you jack up engine by the oil pan. Don`t use a bottle jack (might puncture the oil pan) use a piece of 2x4 on top of the jack and jack the engine up just...
05-02-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By Nicks2001tl

Love the sound when accelerating out of the...

Love the sound when accelerating out of the turns.


Was that a prius that passed you!? Just kidding. Good Job.
05-01-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,319
Posted By Nicks2001tl

You can do a sawzall or grab a fork and smash/pry...

You can do a sawzall or grab a fork and smash/pry open the caps, and then use a locking plyers and a wrench to remove old. Get a set of moogs from rock auto and call it a day. Better than OEM.
04-28-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By Nicks2001tl

A good start would be to get the codes read. All...

A good start would be to get the codes read. All those lights on would might be a faulty computer or even simpler some wiring is off or fuse. Don`t do anything until they run that diagnostic. You...
04-24-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By Nicks2001tl

It looks to me that the brake pad is not coming...

It looks to me that the brake pad is not coming in full contact with the rotor. The rotor itself does not look good at all also.


A few things: When changing brakes it is important to replace...
04-20-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,697
Posted By Nicks2001tl

Legend Calipers

Been having brake problems as of late. Front end was shaking pretty bad so naturally thought is was the rotors. Replaced them with Napa blanks with a lifetime warranty. they were fine for about one...
08-12-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,214
Posted By Nicks2001tl

My rims were heavily oxidized and had clear coat...

My rims were heavily oxidized and had clear coat failure. I took some oven and grill cleaner to get rid of the oxidation and sanded off the clear coat on the OEM rims. Put some new lug nuts and an RL...
07-17-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By Nicks2001tl

Those scratches and chips are not easily repaired...

Those scratches and chips are not easily repaired by anything over the counter. A professional needs to take a look at it and give you an idea or estimate on repairing.


Note: Try and get a...
07-16-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By Nicks2001tl

Here is the effort of 4 hours. Wash (2 bucket...

Here is the effort of 4 hours.
Wash (2 bucket method) Super dry.
3m rubbing compound with random orbital (or by hand)
Meguiars cleaner wax.
Polishing compound
Meguiars liquid wax (2 coats)...
07-02-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By Nicks2001tl

Try Cafepress.com. And sometimes if there is a...

Try Cafepress.com. And sometimes if there is a charitable drive on acurazine and you donate some money you get some decals for free.
Forum: Car Talk
07-01-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,820
Posted By Nicks2001tl

My dad is a Buick guy. Found out his secret love...

My dad is a Buick guy. Found out his secret love a few years back.


Picture is in Greece circa 1950ish....
06-23-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,480
Posted By Nicks2001tl

<<<<See join date!<<<< My second Acura....

<<<<See join date!<<<<


My second Acura. 1st was an Integra and loved that car. Also had a 2001 Jeep GCL, missed that one the straight six never let me down.


Integra-225,000 miles
Grand...
06-17-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 19,698
Posted By Nicks2001tl

There is a DIY here for draining coolant. There...

There is a DIY here for draining coolant. There is a plug at the bottom of the radiator that you unscrew to drain the fluid.


The egr ports and the coolant flush and relieving the fuel pressure...
06-06-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,229
Posted By Nicks2001tl

Welcome ranuccma! For 17 inch rims, the...

Welcome ranuccma!


For 17 inch rims, the size tire that goes with that size rim is 215/50/17. 225/45/17 will fit just fine. I think the speedo will be off a 1/2 mile to a mile per hour if that...
Forum: Car Talk
06-05-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,416
Posted By Nicks2001tl

California HWY 1 ...

California HWY 1
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06-04-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Nicks2001tl

There are so many brands to choose from. ...

There are so many brands to choose from.


Brakemotive, Power Stop, Brembo, Stoptech. My opinion is to buy a set of brakemotives with a quality brake pad. If you want better to best buy a set of...
06-03-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,004
Posted By Nicks2001tl

That one when I removed it fell apart in a few...

That one when I removed it fell apart in a few pieces. I would do the Becks for the front, side and rear.


Note: The dea only lasted me 6 months. Especially the front and side replace at the same...
Forum: Car Talk
05-27-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,416
Posted By Nicks2001tl

Doot County, WI.

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05-25-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,928
Posted By Nicks2001tl

If everything checks out. Bed the brakes...

If everything checks out.


Bed the brakes in:
10 moderate stops from 60 mph to 10 miles per hour.
Do this on an empty road and never let the car fully stop until you did all 10 of them.
Then...
05-23-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,166
Posted By Nicks2001tl

I bought these off amazon 35 bucks shipped....

I bought these off amazon 35 bucks shipped. Better than Oem.
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05-22-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By Nicks2001tl

I would go back to meinecke and ask them to do...

I would go back to meinecke and ask them to do the job. A little lube on the slide pins and on the back of the pads themselves go a long way.
05-22-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 719
Views: 105,648
Posted By Nicks2001tl

Since the Honda DW-1 has already cleaners built...

Since the Honda DW-1 has already cleaners built in to the oil it, there really is no need to add Trans Tune. You should use it only if you are doing a full flush (3x3) or when the tranny is acting...
05-21-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,928
Posted By Nicks2001tl

Did they properly bed the brakes in? Did they...

Did they properly bed the brakes in? Did they change out both the rotors and brakes? Did they bleed all four calipers?


If they installed everything correctly than it might be another issue....
05-16-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By Nicks2001tl

IACV valve. Pull the throttle body off and then...

IACV valve. Pull the throttle body off and then IACV valve and give it a good cleaning. While the throttle body is off clean if it is gunked up. Finally lube the TB plate hinges and clean and lube...
05-15-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,694
Posted By Nicks2001tl

If it was the brake lines by the tires that would...

If it was the brake lines by the tires that would be an easy and quick fix but underneath the car might require a bit more expertise. It is your braking after all, very important to get repaired...
05-14-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,105
Posted By Nicks2001tl

Also follow the neg. and pos. cables from the...

Also follow the neg. and pos. cables from the terminals to where they ground. Ckeck for fraying towards the base of the cables.
05-11-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By Nicks2001tl

Once you get all the gunk out of the engine it is...

Once you get all the gunk out of the engine it is just a matter of running a top quality fuel cleaner once a year to keep it running clean.


Looks like you brought it back from the dead. N1.
04-30-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,061
Posted By Nicks2001tl

You should register your car with...

You should register your car with myacura.com(it`s free). They will have transmission recall info on there and a free downloadable manual.
04-19-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By Nicks2001tl

Check the tire section for some ideas. Off the...

Check the tire section for some ideas. Off the top of my head the Hankook V12 have gotten some great reviews. You might get two summers from them. Check for rebates also.
04-19-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,595
Posted By Nicks2001tl

Wash the car dry it completely, clay it or...

Wash the car dry it completely, clay it or rubbing compound and apply a Paste Wax like mequiars.


I wonder though if you can`t lightly sand the edges (2000 grit) of the oxidixed area, mask it...
04-18-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,373
Posted By Nicks2001tl

I`m not from San Diego. But if you need one in a...

I`m not from San Diego. But if you need one in a pinch you want to try a local salvage yard. Give a few a call.
04-17-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,373
Posted By Nicks2001tl

Rock Auto?

Rock Auto?
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