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Old 01-11-2019, 12:24 PM
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New TL owner question .

So I am new here . Previous Accord Owner and I just took ownership a month ago of this baby . 05 TL 92,000 original miles . Just had the water pump , transmission , drive belts, timing belt replaced . The oil pump seal was also leaking fixed the main leak but the rear seal has a slight leak however Acura said I should be fine for a while. Should I be concerned ?
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Here are the pics


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Looks great to me, They already replaced all of the major maintenance items plus it has a new trans? If you have paperwork that's great then. Might want to look up when the transmission fluid is supposed to be changed but that's about it. Enjoy your new car
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Looks clean! Did they say the rear main seal was leaking? That should have been replaced while the trans was out.
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if you don't loose oil much, I won't be loosing sleep over it.
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Some owners reported they stopped the rear main seal leak by replacing the PCV valve. Replacing the PCV valve is very easy compared to fixing the rear main seal. Good luck! Still love my TL
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Looks great to me, They already replaced all of the major maintenance items plus it has a new trans? If you have paperwork that's great then. Might want to look up when the transmission fluid is supposed to be changed but that's about it. Enjoy your new car

hey im sorry so the transmission Flush has been done itís on the original tranny as well . Isnít that superb? Thatís rare for these cars and it shifts beautifully
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Looks clean! Did they say the rear main seal was leaking? That should have been replaced while the trans was out.
so so they said the main front one I assume was major leaking which I did smell oil before I had it sealed but the technician said the rear seal was not bad enough to worry about immediately and could wait for a good while just as long as I did the other seal . And in correction to my post the car had a transmission flush done not a tranny replacement . Itís on the original transmission so i guess Iím just concerned about is the rear seal gonna cause issues if I donít seal it even though the Acura Dealer said donít sweat it for now . Being that I have spent out 9 grand between the car (6700) and repairs (2000) for all that I mentioned above I had done for the 100k service interval I just want to make sure I protect my investment. This has been my dream car for quite some time I just could never find one in good condition which this one is superb. No cracked dashboard , leather is not worn , everything including navigation works fine . Itís kinda a collector
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Originally Posted by Yvuru View Post
Some owners reported they stopped the rear main seal leak by replacing the PCV valve. Replacing the PCV valve is very easy compared to fixing the rear main seal. Good luck! Still love my TL
Great to know . I just bought this one from a private owner here in Atlanta . Took me forever to find one with low miles and no cracked dashboard or torn seats . Everything is immaculate so I assume an older person had the car . Iím the 3rd owner and in correction i had a transmission flush not transmission replacement . This is the original transmission looks like and it shifts like new . So Iím just trying to make sure I protect my investment between the 6700 cash and 2000 in maintenance I just done . Iíve owned several accords so I kinda know how sensitive these cars are to certain things wearing prematurely like mounts , tranny and brakes
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Did you just said "flush transmission"?
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Welcome to the forum! Congrats on the TL! Mann...I didn't realize how much these cars are worth until I saw how much everyone paid for theirs. I wondered if I had gotten a good deal when I got mine and paid $2450...
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mhtut83, Please turn off BOLD.
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mhtut83, Please turn off BOLD.
But I wasn't yelling...
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But I wasn't yelling...
It sure looks like it; please turn it off.
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Originally Posted by horseshoez View Post
It sure looks like it; please turn it off.
I can't tell anymore if you are trolling or actually being serious...but OK man.
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Originally Posted by mhtut83 View Post
I can't tell anymore if you are trolling or actually being serious...but OK man.
No, I am being quite serious; I have no authority around here so any thing I suggest is simply a friendly request. I will tell you this though, it is very annoying and many folks will greatly appreciate it if you lose the bold.
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Originally Posted by horseshoez View Post
No, I am being quite serious; I have no authority around here so any thing I suggest is simply a friendly request. I will tell you this though, it is very annoying and many folks will greatly appreciate it if you lose the bold.
I highly doubt that "many folks" find this annoying. So far, it has only been you...asking me to lose the BOLD twice on two separate threads. I actually find it quite hilarious but I will comply.
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I find it annoying as well...but not enough to post.

To the OP...nice find. Looks just like mine did about 7 years ago. :toungue:

Keep that dash covered, clean, and what ever magic juice you like. It will eventually crack...but you may be able to hold off for a while longer.
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Originally Posted by mhtut83 View Post
I highly doubt that "many folks" find this annoying. So far, it has only been you...asking me to lose the BOLD twice on two separate threads. I actually find it quite hilarious but I will comply.
you're not special, keep the bold off but then again i dont think theres an actual rule against it so do what you want but it can be annoying for sure
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you're not special, keep the bold off but then again i dont think theres an actual rule against it so do what you want but it can be annoying for sure
I post all my updates in bold. It feels more organized lol
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Sheeesh...guys! I never thought using "bold" type (Notice, I didn't actually use bold letters to type) would cause such a ruckus. I don't think I want to get old...
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you're not special...
But my mama told me otherwise
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Sheeesh...guys! I never thought using "bold" type (Notice, I didn't actually use bold letters to type) would cause such a ruckus. I don't think I want to get old...
Not sure what age has to do with it.
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Originally Posted by horseshoez View Post
Not sure what age has to do with it.
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Maybe my old eyes are more sensitive.
I think we might be thread jacking. Let's go back to answering the OP's question.
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I find it annoying as well...but not enough to post.

To the OP...nice find. Looks just like mine did about 7 years ago. :toungue:

Keep that dash covered, clean, and what ever magic juice you like. It will eventually crack...but you may be able to hold off for a while longer.

It's no more annoying than someone who doesn't know how to use social media but tries anyway. I just respect the effort!
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Awesome deal! Nice TL! Love it!


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Originally Posted by truonghthe View Post
Did you just said "flush transmission"?
did I say the wrong saying .? My apologies . All I know is the transmission has been serviced but not replaced to my knowledge . The car has only had 2 owners in its 13 years and 93k miles here on earth so it still hasnít been broken in yet in its sweet spot at 100k lol. But it drives like new . However Iím not surprised because Honda makes it lol
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did I say the wrong saying .? My apologies . All I know is the transmission has been serviced but not replaced to my knowledge . The car has only had 2 owners in its 13 years and 93k miles here on earth so it still hasnít been broken in yet in its sweet spot at 100k lol. But it drives like new . However Iím not surprised because Honda makes it lol
I guess that was a cautionary statement by truonghthe, basically, never allow anybody to "flush" your transmission; instead you should opt for what is referred to as a "3x3" fluid change. What's a 3x3? Simply this, drain the ATF, fill the tranny back up with roughly three quarts of new Honda DW-1 ATF, drive a bit, repeat the process, and then repeat the process once again.
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did I say the wrong saying .? My apologies . All I know is the transmission has been serviced but not replaced to my knowledge . The car has only had 2 owners in its 13 years and 93k miles here on earth so it still hasnít been broken in yet in its sweet spot at 100k lol. But it drives like new . However Iím not surprised because Honda makes it lol

Nothing you said is wrong, Honda does not recommend flush the ATF. Even in the dealer they recommend drain and fill cycle through out the gears until the fresh fluid preset, flush can damage the AT.
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I'm actually curious as to what does "flushing" entails. Don't they just drain and fill the fluids when a "flush" is performed? Unless I'm not understanding the process, not exactly sure how it could damage the transmission? Enlightened me please.
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A classic "flush" is where they hook a machine up to the transmission cooling lines and then force ATF backwards through the transmission. Not surprisingly, flushing is not healthy for most automatic transmissions.
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A classic "flush" is where they hook a machine up to the transmission cooling lines and then force ATF backwards through the transmission. Not surprisingly, flushing is not healthy for most automatic transmissions.
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I'm actually curious as to what does "flushing" entails. Don't they just drain and fill the fluids when a "flush" is performed? Unless I'm not understanding the process, not exactly sure how it could damage the transmission? Enlightened me please.

What horseshoez said is true, however if you get any chunk of clutch material wear over time can clog the solenoid sensor or within the valve body causing the transmission to not shifting properly (failure). This apply to auto transmission only.
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Nothing you said is wrong, Honda does not recommend flush the ATF. Even in the dealer they recommend drain and fill cycle through out the gears until the fresh fluid preset, flush can damage the AT.
ok so I checked the Carfax again and now it shows where I let Acura ďChage Transmission FluidĒ or ďService Transmission ď is what I think itís listed as . I thought that was so cool how it updated that quick on the carfax but now Iím wondering why it didnít update I had the belts replaced as well as the water pump done 🤔🤔
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Originally Posted by horseshoez View Post
I guess that was a cautionary statement by truonghthe, basically, never allow anybody to "flush" your transmission; instead you should opt for what is referred to as a "3x3" fluid change. What's a 3x3? Simply this, drain the ATF, fill the tranny back up with roughly three quarts of new Honda DW-1 ATF, drive a bit, repeat the process, and then repeat the process once again.
wow . Thanks . I screenshot this for my own knowledge lol 😂
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