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#569 of 1046 RSX Type S Idle
Jul 09, 2005 (9:01 am)
I've just purchased a 2003 Acura RSX Type S with 86,000 KMs. When I start it in the morning and after work it idles at around 1600 to 1800 RPMs, after a few minutes of driving it then idles at 900 RPMs. Also, it turns out the car had an after market cold air induction kit put in.
Is this normal? Could the induction kit be causing higher idle RPMs?
#570 of 1046 Re: RSX leather seats [keysmia]
Jul 11, 2005 (10:29 am)
You can sell your '03 seats and buy you an '05 seats thru rsx forum. Or you can trade in your leather seats for a cloth seats (ask for extra cash), that's if you want cloth seats. Or you can buy the Tempur-Pedic® Seat Cushion it might help. I have '05 cloth and its pretty comfy to me.
#571 of 1046 Automatic 05 RSX brake problem
Jul 11, 2005 (1:18 pm)
I dont know what to say, I got my RSX last Tuesday and the brake was working very smoothly but after I let my friend drove the car, he tried on manual very hard and then on the next day, when i drove the car, the brake felt really weird, like it was as smooth as it was. Like it has some rattling noise when I step on the brake. Is this normal for the RSX or is it just me? Please help. thanks.
Jul 11, 2005 (3:25 pm)
perfectly normal - idle when totally cold is around 1600 rpm. It should drop pretty quickly with some driving though - no more than a couple of minutes at that idle.
afstudly: so your friend did some full-force braking in your 3-day-old car? Congratulations, you may now be the proud owner of warped rotors. If you glance at the book, in this car or just about any other, it will tell you to NOT brake hard for the first few hundred miles, to allow the pads to seat properly to the rotors. I would suggest you take it to the dealer and have them turn the rotors, which they will hopefully do for free - I would think that would be covered by warranty.
#573 of 1046 Re: galacto [nippononly]
Jul 11, 2005 (9:34 pm)
Whoa, I didnt know that. What else do I need to know about the new RSX? I'm a safe driver and try to keep my RSX as clean as possible but I really dont know much about it when it comes to keep it in good shape. If theres something wrong with the rotor, will they be kind enough to replace a new one? cause its still under warranty and I really dont wanna walk in and come out a few hundred bucks poorer.
#574 of 1046 Re: galacto [afstudly_dude]
Jul 12, 2005 (11:07 am)
Well, if it has actually been raced, or appears to have been, they may get a little sticky with you, although I think Acura dealers overall aren't the sticklers that Mitsubishi and Subaru are, for instance.
Otherwise, they will turn the rotors, not replace them, which will smooth them back out. You should try to avoid hard braking for the first few hundred miles, avoid really high revving for the first 1000 miles (to give the rings time to seat), and in general try not to rev it hard when it is stone cold. I try to stay under 3000 rpm in the morning until the temp gauge moves up off the bottom peg.
#575 of 1046 2005 rsx type s problem
Jul 13, 2005 (12:47 pm)
So i just got a 2005 rsx type s and i love it. i have put about 3000 miles on it already and i've had a clicking i've noticed get louder and louder as i turn both left and right stopped or in motion. So about a month ago i took it in and they told me that the shocks are rubbing against the springs when i turn so it's chunking out my springs. they told me to drive it like that until they get the parts. which they didn't tell me they had to get from japan. so i drove it for about a week and it just got worse and worse so i got a rental car. and they said that it was only the second one in new mexico to have this problem. won't be ready for a couple weeks. Has anyone had this problem. And what the hell is up with not having the parts in the us??? it just bugs me new $24,000 car and has manufacturing problems.
Jul 13, 2005 (1:28 pm)
that's weird. First I've ever heard of a problem like that, and it must be pretty rare for them to have to get the parts from Japan. Of course, they could be telling you a little white lie on that count.
#577 of 1046 Re: wow [nippononly]
Jul 13, 2005 (2:36 pm)
thats what i've been thinking but at least i don't have to pay for anything.
#578 of 1046 Click noise from shift box
Jul 15, 2005 (7:24 am)
So I went to the dealer to have my car checked as I got my oil changed. They first heard the "click" sound coming from the shift box area when the car comes to a stop from first gear. They replaced the shift assembly. I went to pick up my car 2 days ago and test drove it. I still get that "click" sound from the same area, except the sound's a little softer even though it's still there. Any of you have that problem? If you drive an RSX 2005 (not type-S), if you put your hand on the shift handle, drive and then brake and stop, does your shift handle "click" and shift a little? That's what my car does, and Acura says this is normal with all RSXs. I'm going to talk to the service manager today and try to get this resolved, but if anyone knows about this problem, or if you drive an RSX and don't have this problem, let me know.