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Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 02-20-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 371
Posted By Skirmich
NICEEEEEEEEEEE Better than completely deleting...

NICEEEEEEEEEEE
Better than completely deleting the IM Spacer get it machined so that you can close the hood, The extra space will give you more low end torque and slightly shift the power band. ...
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 02-12-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Skirmich
No the early 2G does not have bluetooth audio.....

No the early 2G does not have bluetooth audio.. Only works to make phone calls.
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 01-26-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By Skirmich
Have you looked at the 1st gen RDX? Its smaller,...

Have you looked at the 1st gen RDX? Its smaller, cheaper but its faster and has the same great SH-AWD, The Acura ZDX is also a great choice if you are not looking for 7 seat capacity, Its faster than...
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 01-25-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By Skirmich
You donīt need to find specifics on the 2G MDX,...

You donīt need to find specifics on the 2G MDX, Acura/Honda has had the same procedure since 1997 for all J-Series and has never changed even today..
Where does the 7 years come out from? Its the...
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 01-24-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By Skirmich
I highly recommend the AISIN KIT TKH-002 LINK:...

I highly recommend the AISIN KIT TKH-002 LINK: More Information for AISIN TKH002 (http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=1798456&cc=1442857&jsn=398)
AISIN was the OEM Supplier for the Water Pump...
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 01-24-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By Skirmich
1.- HFL:...

1.- HFL: https://acurazine.com/how-tos/a/acura-mdx-how-to-remove-hfl-module-424493

2.- Radiator SMSD.
This is more of a preventive Maintenance thing for the early 2G (2007-2009)..
The issue is:...
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 01-24-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By Skirmich
Hi and Welcome to the Forums! 1.- I would...

Hi and Welcome to the Forums!

1.- I would have the car inspected by a dealership anyway before buying, That price is not a super deal considering it has been in an accident.
2.- You must...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 01-19-2018, 04:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 519
Posted By Skirmich
Moderator hat on. I didnīt see any attack that...

Moderator hat on.
I didnīt see any attack that warranted this kind of comeback? please refrain from calling names
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 12-28-2017, 03:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By Skirmich
SH-AWD code: 77 will pop off every time you have...

SH-AWD code: 77 will pop off every time you have an issue with the Emission System and it will disable the AWD System, Seeing you got one.
It would be actually beneficial to all of us if we could...
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 12-15-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Skirmich
There is actually a procedure for this under the...

There is actually a procedure for this under the maintenance schedule. Its called ''Check Idle'' which as loosely as its sounds its not just looking at the tach and say "yeah my idle is fine".
The...
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 12-13-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By Skirmich
ABS Light and VSA tells you a story... Seems...

ABS Light and VSA tells you a story... Seems something might be off with the brakes possibly an ABS Sensor..

If those are bad SH-AWD cant work since it needs to calculate wheel speed in order to...
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 12-11-2017, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By Skirmich
I would not trust them with a good diagnosis...

I would not trust them with a good diagnosis right away... When I was in the blind with my sub harness failure I went to a dealership just for them to quickly tell me I needed a new 300dll Tailgate...
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 11-27-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By Skirmich
You may already have the Transmission software...

You may already have the Transmission software update thus you dont have those problems.

As for the engine burning oil? You are not yet in the troublesome mileage, The users that reported the...
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 11-27-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By Skirmich
Yeah my bad.. Wire harness chassis ground.. ...

Yeah my bad.. Wire harness chassis ground..
Looks like a bolt that ties seceral grounds tigether, there are many below the dashboard. Example:
...
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 11-27-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By Skirmich
On the MDX is way easier to pull the trans.

On the MDX is way easier to pull the trans.
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 11-27-2017, 04:49 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,993
Posted By Skirmich
Yeah the water pump is part of the service. I...

Yeah the water pump is part of the service.
I did my MDX not long ago its pretty much like any other J-Series out there, Way easier than my TL-S.

Total cost was around 300 bucks IIRC.. I did it...
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 11-23-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By Skirmich
Use #9 Acc Socket or #3 Moonroof Those are ON...

Use #9 Acc Socket or #3 Moonroof
Those are ON when the car is in Ignition and have a good amperage rating, But wont charge once the car is turned off.

If you want a constant voltage so it charges...
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 11-15-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By Skirmich
You can use the +12V lead out of the auto dimming...

You can use the +12V lead out of the auto dimming rear view mirror.. Is pretty easy, I hardwired a GoPro charger that I use for dashcam from time to time.
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 11-13-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By Skirmich
Andddd it is DONE! Jesus it takes for ever for...

Andddd it is DONE!
Jesus it takes for ever for the company that ships my P.O. Box from SD to ENS! Bushings arrived at SD Thursday last week and they just arrived today to Ensenada....

Anyways......
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 11-06-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 760
Posted By Skirmich
Even the honda 0W-20 paper ad shows this with a...

Even the honda 0W-20 paper ad shows this with a clever picture (I grabbed the spanish paperwork but the graphics are understandable): ...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 11-06-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 760
Posted By Skirmich
0W-30 definitely trumps all over other oils, Even...

0W-30 definitely trumps all over other oils, Even Mobil 1 claims is their best oil EVER. Just find oil analysis tests and you can see 0W-30 being top 3 in all of them.. 0W is revolutionary as it can...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 11-02-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By Skirmich
1.- Sounds like something steering related was...

1.- Sounds like something steering related was screwed up during install probably since the axles need to be replaced to install the transmission.
2.- Idle sound a tad high but cannot be related to...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 10-22-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 129,612
Posted By Skirmich
^ That is basically the meat of the suggestions.....

^ That is basically the meat of the suggestions..
I will add since the trans is used to change the Torque Converter main seal in the AV6. Also the passenger side (Middle shaft) CV Seal since its the...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 10-22-2017, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Skirmich
Yeah looking it again its a little Wire Loom...

Yeah looking it again its a little Wire Loom ground for the engine harness right?
I thought he was asking about the main ground for the chassis and didnīt even look at the picture.
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 10-21-2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By Skirmich
You will need a volt-meter and Know how to use...

You will need a volt-meter and Know how to use the Amp draw setting.

1.- Disconnect your positive battery terminal and put your voltmeter in series with the battery positive terminal (Dont have...
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 10-20-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By Skirmich
Not common, But you can easily diagnose it.

Not common, But you can easily diagnose it.
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 10-17-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 946
Posted By Skirmich
Buy the TC seal from an Accord V6 Catalog. I...

Buy the TC seal from an Accord V6 Catalog.
I did not replace the ATF Warmer O-Rings, They do not leak.
Yes, You can fill the TC with ATF but do not top it off as it will create a mess when you are...
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 10-11-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 645
Posted By Skirmich
Thanks for the help man! when I eventually pull...

Thanks for the help man! when I eventually pull this off I will update this thread but I will create a new one anyway for the Valve Adjustment + Spacer Install.
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 10-11-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 645
Posted By Skirmich
^ I noticed my MDX with a 3.7L does not have a...

^ I noticed my MDX with a 3.7L does not have a spacer at all, If I see it from where the P/S is the Manifold is directly on top of the Runners.. Not like the 1G MDX which has a thick spacer in...
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 10-10-2017, 12:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,806
Posted By Skirmich
Well sounds like at least the drivetrain is still...

Well sounds like at least the drivetrain is still running strong?
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 10-06-2017, 03:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Skirmich
The bypass is removing the ATF Warmer...

The bypass is removing the ATF Warmer functionality of the radiator from the Equation.. In my specific case I replaced the ATF Warmer for an extra ATF Cooler since I live in SoCali where summers can...
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 10-05-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Skirmich
The 2007 is a 2G MDX as well... Any reasons you...

The 2007 is a 2G MDX as well... Any reasons you are avoiding it? 1G MDX is 2001-2006, 2G MDX is 2007-2013.

2G MDX has 2 versions:
OG (Shield Grille) 2007-2009
"Facelift" (Beak) 2010-2013 This...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 10-02-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,309
Posted By Skirmich
Do not gamble it... Get the AV6 Trans, You will...

Do not gamble it... Get the AV6 Trans, You will need it eventually.
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 09-29-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Skirmich
It cannot be since the P/S always turn clockwise...

It cannot be since the P/S always turn clockwise regardless of being in Drive or Reverse (So you should have the issue going both ways).
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 09-23-2017, 10:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 602
Posted By Skirmich
Glad to say I gained around 2-2.5mpgs after...

Glad to say I gained around 2-2.5mpgs after cleaning the air filter.. Now sitting at a solid 15mpg city under the same circumstances... I was averaging 11-12mpgs before.
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 09-22-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By Skirmich
Bad valve lash can also trigger a misfire, When...

Bad valve lash can also trigger a misfire, When were the last time the valves were adjusted?
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 09-22-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 602
Posted By Skirmich
Just installed it nats and damn! It made a...

Just installed it nats and damn! It made a noticeable difference on the mid-top range RPM.
I will have to make a solid reminder to clean this with the Engine Oil change (Every December) because I...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 09-22-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By Skirmich
^ That is a "blue bolt" transmission (Circa 2005)...

^ That is a "blue bolt" transmission (Circa 2005) so it is more reliable than the normal B7WA supposedly.
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 09-21-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 602
Posted By Skirmich
Friendly Reminder to check your Engine Air filter

Hi folks!

Just a quick reminder to check your engine air filter condition!
I was cleaning my engine bay and decided mehh lets just check my engine air filter and WOW...
Just WOW México is a...
Forum: 1G & 2G MDX Discussion (2001-2013) 09-18-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,550
Posted By Skirmich
Clock and Stereo have nothing to do with the HFL...

Clock and Stereo have nothing to do with the HFL unit... Check your fuses because the HFL does not mess with the clock or stereo.
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