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Old 01-28-2018, 11:27 PM
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Got it to move under its own power tonight, just need to put the seats back in and start driving it


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Old 01-31-2018, 01:55 PM
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got the seats in it last night and swapped out a bad iacv sensor. and took it for its first drive in months and i gotta say cant wait to be driving it tomoro. although i am having issues with the driver door not working properly. the locks works fine and when i unlock the door the dome light comes on and goes off when i lock it so the door has power just not sure, the pins for the fuse box on the cl harness side might be mixed up. so i have alot of wiring to do but gonna check the fuses tonight maybe something for the driver do will show up. the passenger front door window works but only from the passenger door. oh well the car runs great and feel great to be driving it again so ill get the bugs worked out soon haha
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OUTSTANDING!!!! It's been quite the journey for us all. Thanks for keeping us posted
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Old 01-31-2018, 11:19 PM
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How does the 3.5 feel?
it feels really torquey and I love it. Can't wait to drive it some more tomoro!
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:43 AM
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Nice to see the car back up and running.

What spring rate did you get on the FF2's?

I had the WSII on my 6GA, nice sounding exhaust, but IMO, the mufflers were too big.

Hopefully you get those electrical bugs cleared right up.

Enjoy that 3.5!
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:06 AM
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I need to get an exhaust lol the car is so quiet now and it feels weird coming to a stop, almost like it shuts off lol
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Old 02-02-2018, 09:14 AM
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Gotta stop at dunkin for coffe and donuts

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Old 02-02-2018, 09:31 AM
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Awesome to see the car back up and running!
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Old 02-02-2018, 11:20 AM
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Weirdly enough the passenger side doors work, the windows roll up and down and the locks work, the speakers are the only thing that doesn't work on that side. But the driver side windows don't work and the left rear door lock doesn't work and neither do the speakers on that side either lol
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Old 02-07-2018, 12:01 PM
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does anyone know if the the headers from a j30 accord will fit fit on tl's? asking cause someone makes a turbo manifold for the j30 and says it only fits the accord v6. just curious
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Old 02-07-2018, 12:37 PM
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They should work

The problem with the 6spd swap is that the auto headers won't clear the 6spd rear mount.

Since it's a turbo manifold it may not even need to follow the same path as a traditional header but..
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Old 02-07-2018, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by teh CL View Post
They should work

The problem with the 6spd swap is that the auto headers won't clear the 6spd rear mount.

Since it's a turbo manifold it may not even need to follow the same path as a traditional header but..
my auto headers cleared just fine
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Really?

Your using the 6spd rear mount?

If that's the case, boost away..
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Got the flywheel and clutch on along with the rest of the mounts and half shaft and finished putting on all the timing belt side sensors and such and got the trans bolted up and ready for the reinstall, hopefully tomoro night if the weather holds off.
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my auto headers cleared just fine
Is that the stock exhaust next to the 6-speed rear mount bracket?

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Old 02-07-2018, 05:10 PM
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Is that the stock exhaust next to the 6-speed rear mount bracket?
yes it is, its close but it worked just fine
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yes it is, its close but it worked just fine
So you mean 'stock' when you speak of 'headers', not an aftermarket manifold exhaust? That is where the confusion is.
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:27 PM
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QUOTE='03CLS6;16164714]

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The top set is an example of 'aftermarket' CT-E headers for an auto 2G TL/CL.
The bottom set is an example of 'aftermarket' CT-E headers for the 6-speed CL-S. It has the 'bend' to facilitate fitment next to the 6-speed engine mount bracket. That's what teh CL is referring to.

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Old 02-07-2018, 06:53 PM
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Yeah it's all stock stuff

this is was the reason for the original question


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I understand now. Thanks for the photo above. As displayed in the picture above and on their website, it appears that the rear exhaust manifold 'header' has the 'bend' configured into its construction for the 98-02 Accord.

The stock exhaust manifolds between the 02 Accord and 03 CL-S6 share the same part #.

The question is will it, the 'bend' on the T3 turbo manifold, and its placement be compatible to 'wiggle' past the rear CL-S6 engine mount bracket (#13 on the first link below) when it was designed for the Accord rear engine mount bracket (#10 on the second link below)?

https://www.oemacuraparts.com/auto-p...mounts-mt-scat

https://www.oemacuraparts.com/auto-p...-mount-v6-scat
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Here is a better picture of how close the fitment is with the CL-S6 rear engine mount bracket. Maybe you could forward this picture to the folks at protuninglab to see what they have to say since you are using the CL-S6 rear EM bracket and not the Accord one?
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:20 PM
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Well it looks like it has a similar bend in the pic I just put on here verses the one you uploaded depicting the difference in the 6mt and auto headers so maybe it will work
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So, uh, about that GPS.......
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Well it looks like it has a similar bend in the pic I just put on here verses the one you uploaded depicting the difference in the 6mt and auto headers so maybe it will work


Well as they say, there's only one way to find out.

If you do a comparison between the Item# HDS-HA98V6
DNA 98-02 Honda Accord 3.0L J30A1 V6 2 / 4-Dr Stainless Racing Manifold Header Exhaust:
https://www.protuninglab.com/hds-ha98v6.html

And the Item# TM-HA98V6
98-02 Honda Accord V6 Racing T3 Turbo Manifold + Downpipe Exhaust:
https://www.protuninglab.com/98hoacv6rat3.html
If the website pictures reflect what the actual Header Exhaust Systems look like the differences are in the prefixes of the Item#'s; HDS vs TM and the suffixes are the same HA98V6. The collectors at the end of the HDS-HA98V6 exhaust manifolds appear to merge into a 3-1.
Based on the angle of the TM-HA98V6 picture the exhaust manifold pipes seem to be longer then the HDS-HA98V6.

Also, the HDS-HA98V6 states that they will fit the:
01-03 Acura CL Base 3.2L V6 YA4 (Fits Base Models with 3.2L J32A V6 DOHC Engines ONLY)
99-03 Acura TL Base 3.2L V6 UA4/ UA5 (Fits Base Models with 3.2L J32A V6 DOHC Engines ONLY)


Even though they don't have a DOHC Engine.

So, if the one you are interested in, TM-HA98V6, is based off of the HDS-HA98V6 exhaust manifolds then, logically, they should work.

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Old 04-18-2018, 12:48 PM
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well I haven't posted in while so I guess ill do a little update, car is still running flawlessly aside from the fuel gauge lol, got all my windows and locks working and all my speakers and everything even my sun roof works as well. the windows originally couldn't be control from the driver switch and the sunroof didn't work either. all I had to was supply power to the window control module in the driver door and everything works like factory. as far as the speaker I just grabbed the wire for each at the door boots/grommets and added them to my 4 channel wiring. only thing I cant figure out is the fuel gauge, ive check the wiring to it and the connections to the sender unit but still cant get it to work, but there has to be something ive overlooked forsure but I just drive for about 200-225 miles a tank and then fill up. not to bad to deal with just gotta make sure to reset my trip everytime to keep count on it lol but thinking about changing my wheel setup and raising the car up in the future to make it more fun to drive lol might get some ce28's with a unique color

but in the meantime I think I might repaint my wheels a deep red from the new mazda cx9, almost like a red with some black pearl in it but its dope and then do black rivets on the outside to match and it will match the recaros in the car since I plan to keep them in It now.
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:26 PM
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I think the red will pop just right!
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Old 04-18-2018, 03:11 PM
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So, uh, about that GPS.......
Car is running well, that's awesome. Would like to see what the new wheel setup would look like in that colour.

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Old 05-16-2018, 02:01 PM
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Car is running well, that's awesome. Would like to see what the new wheel setup would look like in that colour.
prolly wont pull apart the back of the car to get the rest of the wiring to the gps anytime soon. but if you want I can ship the parts I did pull out if we can come up with a price lol.


in other news I'm thinking about picking up another tl and doing it all over again lol paint, 6 speed swap, wheels and suspension eh but who knows gotta find a good deal on a straight body tl
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prolly wont pull apart the back of the car to get the rest of the wiring to the gps anytime soon. but if you want I can ship the parts I did pull out if we can come up with a price lol.


in other news I'm thinking about picking up another tl and doing it all over again lol paint, 6 speed swap, wheels and suspension eh but who knows gotta find a good deal on a straight body tl
I am in no rush for the parts, and my preference would be to get everything all at once.

If you can keep it all together in a 'safe place' until you pull the rest, I am good with that.

I saw your thread about possibly selling this current project, might not be worth the headache, but I see it must have had quite an impact, because you want to do it all over again! lol
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So I did a thing
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hehe. Looking forward to daily reports. You pick up another TL? I like the color.
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No just decided to repaint the tan one is all lol
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You must love to paint, takes a lot of labor to repair a whole car. Looking forward to see the outcome.
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same...
i love that color...saw an escalade in that color and wow...
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looking forward to the results! I love the car, but was never a fan of the tan.
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Liking the gray.

The tan was alright, great for a DIY spray, but the gray looks like it`s going to be another level.

Considering the weight reduction benefits of removing the entire GPS system from the trunk should help as well.....lol
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looking forward to the results! I love the car, but was never a fan of the tan.
yeah not many were lol including myself, it was my wifes choice. i liked it but now it my turn to pick the color hehe

and the color is a darker teal color not a gray
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