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06-16-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By horseshoez

Update... I ended up deciding to kick the...

Update...

I ended up deciding to kick the can down the road and going with a wet/FLA battery. I called all of my local Napa stores looking for one of their Legend Premium 725CCA batteries,...
06-13-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By horseshoez

Actually, ALL fuels sold in the U.S. and Canada...

Actually, ALL fuels sold in the U.S. and Canada have plenty of cleaners and detergents in them.
06-13-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By horseshoez

Fuel injector cleaner, regardless of brand, is...

Fuel injector cleaner, regardless of brand, is snake oil and a complete waste of money.
06-12-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By horseshoez

You missed the point, why would someone bother...

You missed the point, why would someone bother putting the StopTech kit on a 3G TL when OEM 4-Pot Brembo calipers are so readily available and so inexpensive?
06-11-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 171,694
Posted By horseshoez

Easy answer, "Yes". Yeah, the price is a bit...

Easy answer, "Yes". Yeah, the price is a bit high, but hey, with everything else going on, that's a drop in the bucket.
06-09-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,536
Posted By horseshoez

For an automatic Type-S? You may need to...

For an automatic Type-S? You may need to reconsider your price.
06-09-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6,198
Views: 730,927
Posted By horseshoez

To what are you referring and to whom are you...

To what are you referring and to whom are you responding?
06-06-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,942
Posted By horseshoez

My thought on the transmission longevity and...

My thought on the transmission longevity and possible the timing belt survival have to do with the location of the car and the sheer number of miles driven. Said another way, Iowa as a location, and...
Forum: Car Talk
06-04-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,495
Posted By horseshoez

Meh, new strippo Accord 6MT or a CPO 340i 6MT...

Meh, new strippo Accord 6MT or a CPO 340i 6MT with 30,000 miles on it for about the same price; I know which one I'd pick.
06-04-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,431
Posted By horseshoez

There is no such a thing as "the best synthetic...

There is no such a thing as "the best synthetic oil" (regardless of whether the car is new or old). The thing is, oil is like religion, use whichever brand you worship and change it on time, it will...
06-03-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,033
Posted By horseshoez

Hold out for the ball joint tool. Makes life a...

Hold out for the ball joint tool. Makes life a hell of a lot easier, it makes the cursing less, and the beer more enjoyable.
05-30-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,033
Posted By horseshoez

You might want to ping DMZ, his mechanic, Paul,...

You might want to ping DMZ, his mechanic, Paul, put an aftermarket set on his TL and he says they are great. I just don't remember which brand he ended up with.
Forum: Car Talk
05-29-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,495
Posted By horseshoez

Sort of on the topic of this whole RPM to speed...

Sort of on the topic of this whole RPM to speed thing, I just pulled up my handy-dandy (Notebook? No, sorry Steve fans.) rpm to speed calculator and found this:

About 2,000 RPMs @ 70 mph -- Gen...
05-29-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,033
Posted By horseshoez

I priced out a pair of Insane Shafts for the 6MT...

I priced out a pair of Insane Shafts for the 6MT and they were "only" about $370; pretty good price all things considered.

Edit:
I just checked the 2004-2006 TL Automatic and a pair is also $370....
05-29-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,033
Posted By horseshoez

It is unlikely your trans was damaged, and yes,...

It is unlikely your trans was damaged, and yes, if you're going to be in there, replace both axles.
Forum: Car Talk
05-27-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,495
Posted By horseshoez

Why "never"? This is the land of opportunity;...

Why "never"? This is the land of opportunity; strive for greatness, even if you fall a little short, you're still doing damn well.
05-26-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By horseshoez

I feel exactly the same way, hence the fact I put...

I feel exactly the same way, hence the fact I put about $5,000 of preventative maintenance into my 2006 last year.

Given yours is an Automatic, your best long-term transmission option is the...
05-26-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By horseshoez

The difference is 0.3 liters of extra...

The difference is 0.3 liters of extra displacement, a tad less horsepower up near redline, and in nice bump in torque in the mid range.
Forum: Car Talk
05-24-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,495
Posted By horseshoez

Hmmm, I've driven lots of Gen6 and Gen7 Accords,...

Hmmm, I've driven lots of Gen6 and Gen7 Accords, and compared to any of the Gen3 TLs, they are pretty much inferior in every category. That said, maybe your former TL was totally beat, in which...
05-23-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 66,395
Posted By horseshoez

I have a Pilkington on my 2006 and it is perfect....

I have a Pilkington on my 2006 and it is perfect. I've encountered numerous rock-hits and not a mark. :)
05-23-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 692
Views: 51,997
Posted By horseshoez

Then again, 6MT>6AT>CVT. :)

Then again, 6MT>6AT>CVT. :)
05-22-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 838
Posted By horseshoez

I put General AS-05s on our Mazda3; also an...

I put General AS-05s on our Mazda3; also an excellent tire.
05-22-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,214
Posted By horseshoez

Your car came from the factory with a cold air...

Your car came from the factory with a cold air intake, so I'd leave that one alone. As for more power from an exhaust, meh, unlikely except for up near redline at wide open throttle, but at least...
05-21-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,130
Posted By horseshoez

I've been using Blackstone for fifteen years or...

I've been using Blackstone for fifteen years or so and their results were consistent when things were good, and when there was a call-out (coolant in my oil), they were spot on for that as well.
05-21-2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,743
Posted By horseshoez

There was a study done about ten years ago which...

There was a study done about ten years ago which showed a huge delta between K&N filters (and other filters of that ilk) and even the cheapest of OEM style replacement filters; the graphic produced...
05-20-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,743
Posted By horseshoez

Except K&Ns have been long since scientifically...

Except K&Ns have been long since scientifically proven to have the absolute worst filtration of pretty much any filter.
05-18-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,624
Posted By horseshoez

I've been participating on automotive related...

I've been participating on automotive related boards for 20 years now; one truth I've discovered is folks who buy "upgraded" spark plugs can ALWAYS tell how much better they are compared to the OEM...
05-17-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,130
Posted By horseshoez

I'd love to know what the fuel dilution...

I'd love to know what the fuel dilution percentage really is, > 5% is bad, but how much worse is it?
05-15-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,942
Posted By horseshoez

:bow: :popcorn:

:bow: :popcorn:
05-14-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,430
Posted By horseshoez

Hmmm, while Michelin and Bridgestone are...

Hmmm, while Michelin and Bridgestone are considered premier brands, so too are Continental and Pirelli, in fact, I would put both of them well above Bridgestone and roughly on par with Michelin.
05-13-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By horseshoez

They aren't the same engine.

They aren't the same engine.
05-10-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By horseshoez

I would argue that is the "general rule"...

I would argue that is the "general rule" propagated by shops wanting extra business. In this day and age, changing full synthetic oil more frequently than every ten to twelve thousand miles (at the...
Forum: Car Talk
05-09-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 10,101
Posted By horseshoez

Final price, $86,500. In many ways, kind of a...

Final price, $86,500. In many ways, kind of a bargain.
05-07-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,258
Posted By horseshoez

Thanks. The thing is, it is also kind of...

Thanks. The thing is, it is also kind of self-serving. I have lots of PTO to burn this year so taking a few extra days off to drive to Dallas versus flying is a non-issue. I figure it would be a...
05-06-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By horseshoez

There is no such a requirement for the 3G TL,...

There is no such a requirement for the 3G TL, 105,000 miles is the timing belt interval, regardless if time.
05-05-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,927
Posted By horseshoez

Folks, any 0W-20 oil, regardless of brand, will...

Folks, any 0W-20 oil, regardless of brand, will meet Honda's specifications for these engines; stressing over which oil to use is akin to stressing over which is better to drink, water from a Dasani...
05-05-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By horseshoez

Do you mean better than OEM; sorry, ain't no such...

Do you mean better than OEM; sorry, ain't no such a critter.
05-05-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By horseshoez

An argument could be made both ways. Assuming you...

An argument could be made both ways. Assuming you stay with the stock size wheels and tires, a heavier wheel may offer a marginal improvement in ride when encountering a small road imperfection,...
04-29-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By horseshoez

Go with what works, ACDelco Synchromesh Friction...

Go with what works, ACDelco Synchromesh Friction Modified. Accept no substitutes.
04-26-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,718
Posted By horseshoez

Of the three, I'd be inclined to buy the 2005.

Of the three, I'd be inclined to buy the 2005.
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