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Old 11-05-2018, 11:46 PM
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2003 Acura TL Type S Silver

Screen Name:7LPP402
Area of country: USA
Brief description of TL (Color, TL-P or TL-S, current miles): 2003 TL-S Silver w/ 136K miles
Original transmission?: Yes
Purchased new or used? When?: Purchase used just a month ago
Current Mods: Tein Coilover, clear headlight
Future Mods: Window tint and wheels
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Old 11-16-2018, 06:49 PM
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Unhappy Hello

Screen Name: Looper5
Area of country: New England
Brief description of TL (Color, TL-P or TL-S, current miles): Silver, TL-P, 250,000+-
Original transmission?: In the process...
Purchased new or used? When?: Used in September 2015
Current Mods: AV6 in progress
Future Mods: ??
Picture of TL: Just had 8 inches of snow dumped on car, need to dig out so I can get back to work on it.
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Old 11-27-2018, 04:41 PM
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Screen name: BHuesmann
Area: SE Wisconsin (MKE area)
2003 TL base, silver (195,000) and 2007 TL Type S, Kinetic Blue Pearl (165,000)
Original Trans in both - looking to do an AV6 swap on the '03
Both bought used.
No mods to speak of.
Stock.
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:45 PM
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Location: Duluth, GA
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Screen Name: crustyneon
Area of country: Duluth, GA
Brief description of TL (Color, TL-P or TL-S, current miles): 2002 TL-S body(220k), 2003 CL-S Manual Engine and Transmission (142k)
Original transmission?: 6 speed manual swap
Purchased new or used? When?: Used auto in 2009(124k), Manual Swap Nov 2018
Current Mods: Under drive pulley, Intake Manifold gasket/spacer, Headers, Comptech lowering springs, urethane bushings(front), rear adjustable control arms, Legend front calipers, HID fogs lights, tint, wheels, after market sound.
Future Mods: Android head unit, repaint whole car?
Picture of TL: Nasty peeling paint.
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Old 12-16-2018, 01:11 PM
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Location: Denver, CO
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Talking

Hey guys and gals,

Long time lurker and amazed at the great info and DIY threads here for the 2nd Gen TL. Finally bit the bullet and picked up a "mechanics special" that will be my extra commuter car and gas sipping grocery getter instead of my super thirsty lifted Land Cruiser.

I was originally planning on buying car from a customer at our shop (I'm a svc mgr at a large independent auto repair facility) but found a 2003 on C-list with a badly slipping tranny for $800. It's got a very clean interior, clean exterior other than minor hail damage, and 149K miles.

I offered $450 with the stipulation that it be as advertised and that I'd come with a tow dolly that night. He was an older gentleman, and agreed. Went down and picked up the vehicle but found out a few more things during my discussion with him. The HVAC blower doesn't work on any speed, the car intermittently has a no-crank no-start issue even though all electrical accessories work fine and the dash is lit up like normal, and the vehicle will only shift with the shift interlock manual bypass engaged at the shifter.

Not too concerned as the shift interlock is likely the brake switch, the lack of HVAC blower is going to be a simple diagnosis, but the intermittent no-crank issue is a puzzle. I haven't had an issue with it yet and have 10 starts or so at this time. Maybe a security/immobilizer problem as it won't even try to crank at all, no click or starter activation so not a Fuel Pump relay issue. Anyway, excited to have a nice ride once i've located a donor AV6 transmission and can get a weekend to swap it out. I have plenty of lifts at my disposal, so that will make the trans swap a lot easier.

Below is a quick pic of my new ride on it's dolly... under it's own power in a month or two...

PS: Found a nice bonus when going thru the 1" thick stack of prior service records, it has all new KYB struts 39K miles ago and OEM timing belt, water pump, tensioner, oil filter gasket, and plugs 22K miles ago at the dealer. That's a nice $2600 in maint I don't have to do!


Screen Name: Abraham Shield
Area of country: Denver CO
Brief description of TL (Tan Acura TL-P, 149K miles):
Original transmission?: Yes, currently blown and failed.
Purchased new or used? When?: Used, picked it up this Thursday
Current Mods: Aftermarket 17" wheels, crappy Kenwood head unit
Future Mods: Repairing all the slight hail damage and body dings, full vehicle wrap with Avery vinyl wrap, possible exhaust and wheels/tires.
Picture of TL:


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Old 12-18-2018, 01:32 PM
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Screen Name:Lachlanbmc
Area of country: United States
Brief description of TL (Color, TL-P or TL-S, current miles): Black 2000 Acura TL with over 100k miles Original transmission?: Nope Jasper Racing trans
Purchased new or used? When?: It is used then again It was gifted to me
Current Mods: upgraded trans upgraded air intake system
Future Mods: custom turbo build and Widebody
Picture of TL:

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Old 01-03-2019, 09:23 PM
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Location: Louisiana
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Screen Name: flamleon.
Area of country: Ragley Louisiana (Home), Ruston Louisiana (College).
Brief description of TL: Anthracite Grey, 2003 Type-S, 215,000 Miles.
Original transmission?: Yes.
Purchased new or used? When?: I bought it used on October 28th, 2017. It is my first car.
Current Mods: P2R Plenum Spacer, Cold Air Intake, Ultra Racing Chassis Brace, Eibach Rear Sway Bar, D2 Coilovers.
Future Mods: Manual Swap, 18x8.5 Konig Hypergrams, J35/32 Build, Forced Induction, Weight Reduction, Cosmetic Mods.
Picture of TL:

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