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04-01-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 130,216
Posted By jimmyfu

I think it's a crap shoot to be honest. Sometimes...

I think it's a crap shoot to be honest. Sometimes non-oem gaskets only fit 95%, and that's enough to start leaking. However, I did need a PCV valve, and turns out the NAPA part was exactly oem (part...
11-08-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By jimmyfu

I bought mine from Napa - remanned because it...

I bought mine from Napa - remanned because it minimized downtime. If you have some time, you can take out the starter and bring it to someone to rebuild. I believe Napa cost me about 180-220, with...
10-04-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By jimmyfu

Oil pump - If you open the timing belt cover, you...

Oil pump - If you open the timing belt cover, you should be able to see if there's a leak there. If it wasn't done at your timing belt service, that's probably the source of the leak due to age &...
08-28-2017, 02:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,142
Posted By jimmyfu

Yup that's the one. Picture is a little blurry...

Yup that's the one. Picture is a little blurry though, how do you know it's broken? I thought mine was broken but upon inspection there were just rubber flakes sticking from the mount that turned out...
08-21-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 15,299
Posted By jimmyfu

No problem! The first picture is for the fronts....

No problem! The first picture is for the fronts. The top half of the page is for the A/T model, which is what you have. I'm not sure exactly which torque specs you need for the front, but I've pasted...
07-24-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 64,924
Posted By jimmyfu

Good luck! Just an FYI, the dealers don't always...

Good luck! Just an FYI, the dealers don't always get it right the first try. This is just my own experience (and not TL related), but I had an '09 Nissan Altima with a push-start button. One day the...
06-01-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,870
Posted By jimmyfu

50820-SEP-A21 replaces 50820-SEP-A01, but these...

50820-SEP-A21 replaces 50820-SEP-A01, but these are for the '04-'06 models. As 08KBP mentioned, you want 50820-SEP-A03...
05-20-2017, 12:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,996
Posted By jimmyfu

If it's the accessory belt, I don't think it'll...

If it's the accessory belt, I don't think it'll be anything too catastrophic. Alternator just won't run as efficiently, so battery may not be charged as fully. What I'm wondering though is that if...
05-15-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,255
Posted By jimmyfu

Check your motor mounts! I had...

Check your motor mounts! I had "wobble"/shuddering/vibration when accelerating in 2nd gear from 1000-2000RPM. Went through a slew of replacing mounts individually, then find that my side motor mount...
04-20-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,446
Posted By jimmyfu

And print outs from the TSB: ...

And print outs from the TSB:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/acurazine.com-vbulletin/1275x1650/80-b05_017_399eae9d0cf6410dec481afbcc961b4725745a71.jpg...
03-28-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By jimmyfu

Maybe a valve adjustment? Not sure. But what I do...

Maybe a valve adjustment? Not sure. But what I do know is that the belt in your pictures isn't the timing belt, but the serpentine belt. Has that been serviced? You can do that one relatively easy...
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By jimmyfu

DIY: Front Bumper Camera!

So this is probably one of THE stupidest things ever, but I got bored and I look at my car projects as an opportunity to learn. I also plan on putting an STI lip under my ASPEC lip, so any scrape...
12-21-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,173
Posted By jimmyfu

maybe he bought the TL used with the keyhole...

maybe he bought the TL used with the keyhole delete mod?
11-30-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By jimmyfu

I'd reckon it's probably the battery, given that...

I'd reckon it's probably the battery, given that it's a 4 year old car. Either that, or it could be the alternator, but you can usually get both the battery and alternator checked at an auto parts...
07-08-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,757
Posted By jimmyfu

Worst mod: 5% window tint for rear windows,...

Worst mod: 5% window tint for rear windows, resulting in me not being able to see outside at night in poorly lit areas.
Best mod: tvnav2go to play videos while i'm driving, but more importantly, the...
06-09-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,275
Posted By jimmyfu

You guys can also try a shift boot adapter to...

You guys can also try a shift boot adapter to merge the boot to the shift knob:

Honda Acura Shiftboot Adapter Shift Boot JDM RSX SBA1 | eBay
11-01-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 52,177
Posted By jimmyfu

Took me a bit to figure this one out, but it...

Took me a bit to figure this one out, but it wasn't too bad.

There's two horns, with the lower being connected to the upper horn bracket with it's own separate bracket.

1) I forgot to take...
10-31-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 52,177
Posted By jimmyfu

Did anyone run into bumper refittment issues once...

Did anyone run into bumper refittment issues once the inspire fogs were in? It seems my passenger side light is bumping into what I believe may be an airbag sensor, causing the bumper to not be...
10-20-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,833
Posted By jimmyfu

Navi vs non-navi should have no bearing on this...

Navi vs non-navi should have no bearing on this problem. Why don't you try disconnecting the HFL and keep it like that for a few days, and see if that solves your problem. If it doesn't, then if you...
09-01-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,837
Posted By jimmyfu

Actually, with the whole el nino thing coming up,...

Actually, with the whole el nino thing coming up, I was thinking of doing this too as I'm running a CAI and scared of the floods that may come up in Cali. ...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,102
Posted By jimmyfu

I was able to do that with a hardwire kit for my...

I was able to do that with a hardwire kit for my radar, but when I tried to add in the dashcam, the wiring prongs just couldn't get power. I ended up hardwiring through the headliner and down the...
Replies: 15
Views: 3,756
Posted By jimmyfu

I bought it for the bluetooth. I believe there is...

I bought it for the bluetooth. I believe there is AUX functionality, but you'd need an extra cable that isn't supplied and is specific to the unit. Then you'd also run into the issue of having to run...
Forum: California
05-07-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By jimmyfu

How is Castro Valley not in the bay? although...

How is Castro Valley not in the bay? although when I hear "the bay" i think of the general bay area. I live in Dublin - does this mean I don't live in the bay area?

OP: downtown oakland may be a...
05-07-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,035
Posted By jimmyfu

Wurth HHS-K High Pressure Lubricanting Oil -...

Wurth HHS-K High Pressure Lubricanting Oil - 893106050 (http://www.goodspeedmotoring.com/wurth-hhs-k-high-pressure-lubricant.html) looks to be a decent price
04-04-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 972
Posted By jimmyfu

Some new fluids for peace of mind, and any other...

Some new fluids for peace of mind, and any other maintenance items if it's around that time. If you're nearing 105k, probably the water pump and timing belt service. Best to maintain the car first so...
04-02-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 636
Posted By jimmyfu

IMO, 14k for over 150k miles is a lot, especially...

IMO, 14k for over 150k miles is a lot, especially for an automatic. Not exactly apples to apples, but I bought my 2005 base TL 6MT, with 85k miles for 11k.
03-31-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,599
Posted By jimmyfu

There should be a trunk safety mechanism, that if...

There should be a trunk safety mechanism, that if enabled will lock up the trunk open button. You can find the switch on the left side, after opening the glove box.
03-21-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By jimmyfu

Acura Parts | OEM Acura Parts | Factory Acura...

Acura Parts | OEM Acura Parts | Factory Acura Parts (http://www.oemacuraparts.com/) I think. IIRC, the vendor is also on here, but it looks like it's not painted. Although, I don't think just a...
03-20-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 782
Posted By jimmyfu

Just curious...why short ram? If you're really...

Just curious...why short ram? If you're really just trying to make some noise, why not save the dough and remove the intake resonator? Otherwise, go for a CAI. From what I've read, the AEM CAI and V2...
03-07-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,389
Posted By jimmyfu

Sorry to hear about that! The bright side, as...

Sorry to hear about that! The bright side, as everyone has said, is that it looks like no one got hurt.



I'm not sure how much you can squeeze from the insurance anymore, if you didn't let them...
03-01-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,744
Posted By jimmyfu

Not sure if this has been referenced before, but...

Not sure if this has been referenced before, but I found this DIY video. Whole playlist of DIY repairs as well:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLl6xt4Pyay3DVTRVH89EwpudeqDk4ivyI
02-28-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By jimmyfu

This thread may help: ...

This thread may help:

https://acurazine.com/forums/problems-fixes-128/clicking-creaking-clutch-merged-thread-669109/
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