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Old 06-18-2019, 06:08 PM
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​​​​​About three to four months ago I purchased this 2001 Acura CL type S 3.2 VTech. The car does have AC. heat. power steering, all work. Is OBD2. Car ran very well for that time. after a while I started knowing noticing the engine was screaming at me. so as soon as that started happening, i opened up the oil input and put my finger in their to touch Cam and a valve. I immediately noticed it was very dry and my dipstick was also reading a third higher than it should be after a fresh oil change. Came to the conclusion that the oil pump was failing and I had to change it myself. I didnt have a job at the moment so I had to do it myself. couldn't afford a $500 of labor for a mechanic and the 200 oil pump. now I'll go ahead and say that I'm a fairly decent mechanic good with my hands. but I will not say that I am ASE qualified by long shot did take auto mechanics in high school. only reason I didn't get certified is cuz I got kicked out of school my senior year. That being said I took on the job myself with a Little help from my brother-in-law and my uncle and after 5 days of frustration and beating up my hands i got it. in time I might add. (Pretty proud that I got it in time the first time considering it was my first time ever timing a vehicle. Especially dual overhead cams) i took it to an ase-certified mechanic that I know very well. Does All the cars for the women in my family. After up good letting it heat up and run under full pressure. he said that I did a very good job and it sounded very well and from there I proceeded to install a performance chip for the OBD2. With my mechanic right there and get you to verify that 3.2 VTEC engine is more than capable of handling this performance chip of 30% horsepower and 25% torque increase. I did that job on a Friday. Ran it for the weekend Sunday morning about 5 to 7 miles away from the house threw a rod into the street. So any advice constructive criticism is welcome. Just trying to get and idea of what went wrong.
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What performance chip did you install?
There are none that I know of for the CL
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Old 06-18-2019, 06:24 PM
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Ran it for the weekend Sunday morning about 5 to 7 miles away from the house threw a rod into the street. So any advice constructive criticism is welcome. Just trying to get and idea of what went wrong.
Walk away from the blown J32A2 and install a low priced low mileage '01-02 MDX J35A3 from a local salvage yard into it. It's virtually almost 'plug and play' with your '01 CL-S configuration. If you want a 'Type-S' take the J32A2 heads in mass or just the cams and install them onto the J35A3 and enjoy many reliable days of motoring with gobs more low end torque.
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OBD2 performance chip Acura CL


This this is the performance chip I purchased specifically for the year make and model
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... from there I proceeded to install a performance chip for the OBD2. With my mechanic right there and get you to verify that 3.2 VTEC engine is more than capable of handling this performance chip of 30% horsepower and 25% torque increase.
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This this is the performance chip I purchased specifically for the year make and model
30% horsepower and 25% torque increase for the low
price of $10.02 + $5.99 shipping price of $10.02 + $5.99 shipping
? What a deal!
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Chip or not, engine is kaput. You need to start sourcing a replacement motor.
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Chip or not, engine is kaput. You need to start sourcing a replacement motor.
yeah but I think I'm going to rebuild both the j32a2 and the J35A3 I'm going to use the same type S head from my j32 so that way still have the same sound and I'm going to have to order another performance chip for the J35A3. actually since I'm changing out the way I am and not messing with the OBD2 I think they should be cross-compatible. But yeah I can't wait to open it up and see what happened
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Anybody hurt in that wreck?
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Anybody hurt in that wreck?
I wasn't in a wreck the body of my vehicle is in fair condition. just need a fender for whenever I blew out a coilover.
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