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Old 10-31-2018, 08:29 PM
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Let us know how that sealant holds up
don't you worry, I used Opti-lens as a sealant.

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Looks good! how did you do it? what kit did you use? my headlights need to be restored.
wet sand with 2000 grid then moving up to 2500 grid and finish with 3000 grid. I then buff the headlight with M105 (you can touch up with a 205 if needed) and do the final touch up before applying Opti lens coating. Sorry those headlight restore kit will never get my money.

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don't you worry, I used Opti-lens as a sealant.



wet sand with 2000 grid then moving up to 2500 grid and finish with 3000 grid. I then buff the headlight with M105 and do the final touch up before applying Opti lens coating.
Does Opti-Lens have a time rating like their other products?

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Does Opti-Lens have a time rating like their other products?

I washed my RL today
I don't see a rating time like their coating, however I used opti-gloss on the headlight before and it lasted about 2 years under Texas sun before showing any sign of fade.

I know people told me "why you don't clear coat the headlight" I had my fare share with the clear coat except when they start to peel off and its a PITA trying to remove that clear coat. I would rather deal with this every 3 years or so.

I did my TL earlier this year.






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Originally Posted by truonghthe View Post
don't you worry, I used Opti-lens as a sealant.



wet sand with 2000 grid then moving up to 2500 grid and finish with 3000 grid. I then buff the headlight with M105 (you can touch up with a 205 if needed) and do the final touch up before applying Opti lens coating. Sorry those headlight restore kit will never get my money.
Thanks, Truong. Did you do this by hand or with a drill?
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^^^^ DA polisher from Meguiars G110V2 that I bought several years back.
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Originally Posted by truonghthe View Post
I don't see a rating time like their coating, however I used opti-gloss on the headlight before and it lasted about 2 years under Texas sun before showing any sign of fade.

I know people told me "why you don't clear coat the headlight" I had my fare share with the clear coat except when they start to peel off and its a PITA trying to remove that clear coat. I would rather deal with this every 3 years or so.

I did my TL earlier this year.





Clear coating them is such a pain in the behind. Thatís why I like products like opti lens Good to know itís about 2 years in extreme conditions.
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going to buy myself some opti!
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I did following on 2008 RL:
spark plug change- fairly easy. One of spark plug was finger loose..hmmm.. I tightened it to service manual recommended torque setting with anit-seize applied instead of over tightening it.
serpentine belt tensioner replaced - this was bit of challenge. According to manual you have to take off splash guard but I didnt have to do this. I took off the belt and was able to take out the tensioner through top of the engine bay. Only thing was that I couldnt do was to torque main bolt to 33ft-lb. It was too tight even with low profile socket. I just hand tightened it. Whining noise was gone!
wiper blade replaced - fairly easy - just have to not lose screws and pay attention to how things are assembled.
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Unburied

Dug her out and went for a neighborhood drift.

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How long did that take?

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New battery (this one under warranty). Oil change. Cancelled XM.

Had to reprogram remote and rear windows myself, though.

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On my 2008 RL, Alternator went bad last night, stranding me. If you see "Check your charging system" warning, DO NOT keep on driving it. I was on my way to Adv Auto when car died on me.
Replaced battery and Alternator today with DENSO 2100580 re-manufactured part. Paid mechanic $100 so for $300 got it done. I wanted to attempt it but it was 30s so.....nahhh...
Within month... series of things went wrong... tensioner pulley, alternator... whats next...?
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Does anyone know how the fix the electric outlet flap beside the shifter? Mine is stuck and wont close.... Thanks!
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Cleared my headlights real quick. Just used water, mag wheel cleaner and microfiber cloths. Didn't have time for the whole 3M treatment and they were looking terrible.Sprayed headlights with water, dried, then rubbed in the mag cleaner, let dry for about 10 mins, wiped off and repeat. They came out waaaay better than I hoped. I then put a ceramic coat over them. Will 3M next time.
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Replaced motor mounts, my local dealer wanted $2300 to replaced all 3. I end up going "El Cheapo" route and doing it my self. Two mounts in, one to go.


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I been wanted to post this for a while. I found a USB car charger on Amazon for $9. The brand is Scosche and the best part it fits really good. As a bonus, the blue light matches the under the dashboard lights.






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Old 03-28-2019, 05:39 PM
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Replaced motor mounts, my local dealer wanted $2300 to replaced all 3. I end up going "El Cheapo" route and doing it my self. Two mounts in, one to go.


how did you replace the rear motor mount? seems like the most difficult. i have it but been hesistant to start the job. any tips?
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how did you replace the rear motor mount? seems like the most difficult. i have it but been hesistant to start the job. any tips?
Iím planing on replacing the rear mount next weekend. I only replaced the front and the side. There is a video on YouTube of a guy replacing the rear mount on a Tl. Looks almost the same but with way less room to work, so yes, I can see itís going to be a challenge.
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Temperature control and Windshield


I replaced the temperature control and got the AC running again. I had tried the compressor already with no luck but found a post that directed me to the temperature control problem. $65 from ebay easy swap out.

https://acurazine.com/forums/second-...ot-air-958696/

Also got the windshield replaced.
Next will be the glove box and new tires
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how did you replace the rear motor mount? seems like the most difficult. i have it but been hesistant to start the job. any tips?
You can remove the strut brace bar and it will give you enough room over the engine to reach over and remove the mount. It will be hard but i think it will be easier than having to deal with lowering sub-frame.
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You can remove the strut brace bar and it will give you enough room over the engine to reach over and remove the mount. It will be hard but i think it will be easier than having to deal with lowering sub-frame.
Thank you. Will tackle this in a couple of months.
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I replaced the temperature control and got the AC running again. I had tried the compressor already with no luck but found a post that directed me to the temperature control problem. $65 from ebay easy swap out.

https://acurazine.com/forums/second-...ot-air-958696/

Also got the windshield replaced.
Next will be the glove box and new tires
You should upgrade the HVAC control to 09-12 one since they will give you full control over A/C and don't have to worry about that screen.





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Thank you. Will tackle this in a couple of months.
Make sure you have a good swivel head 3/8 or 1/2" its will save you time and headache, when I did on the TL I borrow my mechanic (who works at an Acura dealer) snap-on long wrench and its making breaking bolt a hell a lot easier.
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I been wanted to post this for a while. I found a USB car charger on Amazon for $9. The brand is Scosche and the best part it fits really good. As a bonus, the blue light matches the under the dashboard lights.
Thank you!

I love this. Gonna buy it pronto! You can also fold the thing in with it! wow.

I got one under arm rest, but hell im getting this.
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Changed the other sensor, B2S2, and running smooth again.

Change the rad fan assembly. Instead of 1600 dealer parts, got an OEM VDO for less than 300, and it looks really well made.

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