Notices

Just picked up my gem of a 02 tl (few questions)

 
Old 09-16-2017, 05:54 AM
  #1  
New Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Age: 40
Posts: 7
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Just picked up my gem of a 02 tl (few questions)

Was looking for a cheap commuter and stumbled on this steal. 02 tl 117k Great looking from a couple feet away, very clean. Interior is insanely clean. Everything works perfect. Tranny even shifted great on test drive. Bought it from a rich indian dude on craigslist. All maintenance done at dealer based on schedule!!! He said he had the timing belt done at 94k, i asked if he could send me the paper work for the t belt replacement. He sends me a pic of a invoice for a trans rebuild t belt water pump and tensioner!!! I was so freaking happy. Not sure why he didnt mention the rebuild as i think its a selling point.
So he was asking 3000 which was more than fair...got him down to 2675!

Questions, at first tip in of the throttle from a dead stop i really have to feather the throttle with my foot to make it not take off pretty hard. Is there something i can adjust or look into so its more of a gradual throttle applied? (motor mounts "seem" ok)
Other question is of course she's got a flickering bulb but i think i've done enough research to figure that out. If anybody wants to recommend a aftermarket plug and play or easy splice option for the ballast and igniter go for it as i know its not the bulb.
Also is there anything i could or should do to maximize gas mileage (under hood maintenance stuff)?
chirpthe12 is offline  
Old 09-16-2017, 09:46 PM
  #2  
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Age: 33
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Congrats on the TL. Regarding the headlight, I had to do this a year ago and did the following so I didn't have to cut up any wires:

I used this adapter:
OE Ballast > 9006 Adapters - Accessories - Components
The Mitsubishi one.

this cheap ballast off Amazon:
Amazon Amazon

And this bulb connector:
Amazon Amazon
Christopher Ishmael is offline  
Old 09-16-2017, 10:02 PM
  #3  
Registered Member
 
doopstr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Jersey
Age: 47
Posts: 23,297
Received 1,034 Likes on 631 Posts
Congrats! I miss mine.
doopstr is offline  
Old 09-17-2017, 05:23 AM
  #4  
New Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Age: 40
Posts: 7
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Well after switching bulbs then pulling the bumper...which then lead to replacing all the rusty hardware that broke and replacing all the clips that needed replaced. I was able to swap ballasts and nothing then I swapped igniters, nothing. I did notice the high beam also didn't work. So I put her back together assuming it was the headlight control module I heard that goes bad under the dash. Then I remembered..check the fuse!!! BOOM bad fuse!!! Best day ever lol , light worked!!! Then I took her on her first two hour straight trip with the AC on. A little stop and go in some heat and not a hiccup! I love this car, def got a steal.
chirpthe12 is offline  
Old 09-17-2017, 05:27 AM
  #5  
New Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Age: 40
Posts: 7
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Some pics
Attached Thumbnails Just picked up my gem of a 02 tl (few questions)-screenshot_20170912-195625.png   Just picked up my gem of a 02 tl (few questions)-screenshot_20170912-195639.png  
chirpthe12 is offline  
Old 09-17-2017, 07:06 PM
  #6  
Registered Member
 
SuperGreg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 654
Received 52 Likes on 50 Posts
Nice looking TL!
SuperGreg is offline  
Old 09-18-2017, 09:37 PM
  #7  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Age: 26
Posts: 310
Received 23 Likes on 21 Posts
Awesome find, welcome to the club!
This will probably be the only car you'll ever need if you take good care of it!
Darksyne is offline  
Old 05-24-2019, 11:03 AM
  #8  
One on the right for me
 
subinf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Bay Area, CA
Age: 35
Posts: 27,638
Received 182 Likes on 123 Posts
That looks really good. The interior is a little rough but nothing that is difficult to fix.
subinf is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.