Last post on Nov 23, 2013 at 7:49 AM
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#1253 of 1262 Re: 2007 TSX - No problems at all [astropup]
Apr 13, 2012 (1:46 am)
I agree-Own a 06 Tsx, bought new 11/17/06. I have all the service done by a acura dealer. It now has 138,000+ problem free miles. It will soon need its 1st brake pad replacement.
Apr 13, 2012 (8:40 am)
My '08 TSX has about 61K miles on it, and the only thing I've had to do to it is replace the battery and have collision damage fixed from having hit a coyote on the freeway.
Everything works & has all along.
#1255 of 1262 What will happen if i put 87 octane into my Acura?
Apr 21, 2012 (6:17 pm)
I have a 2009 Acura TSX -- and for the past 3 years I have been filling up with 87 octane. I didn't realize until now that the TSX should have higher octane.
Does anyone know if this could cause engine issues?
Is higher octane REQUIRED or RECOMMENDED ? and whats the difference?
should i sell this car now (if i can get a fair price) or will the car hold its value even if I used different gas?
and, if its okay to use 87 and cause no harm to the car....why would i use higher, and is it worth it?
Thank you in advance to anyone who can help with this complex question!!
#1256 of 1262 Re: What will happen if i put 87 octane into my Acura? [fredlang]
Apr 22, 2012 (2:26 am)
From personal experience- own a 06 tsx, bought new 11/17/06. I have all the service done by acura dealers. I get compliments on how my car is maintained and looks. I average over 30mpg. Car still has original brakes, runs excellent with almost 139,000 miles. I use 87 octane. 91 or higher is recommended not required
#1257 of 1262 Re: What will happen if i put 87 octane into my Acura? [fredlang]
Apr 28, 2012 (3:10 am)
You would use 91 octane to get the full performance from the vehicle (car likely won't make the rated 201HP on regular). Also, some folks have gotten slightly better mileage using premium - as always YMMV.
#1258 of 1262 Acura TSX Stalling Problem
Jun 23, 2013 (12:38 pm)
#1259 of 1262 Acura TSX Stalling Problem
Jun 23, 2013 (12:38 pm)
I have an Acura TSX 06 and for the past three summers on hot days my vehicle acts strange. I am in sales so I drive around to customers offices 6 to 8 hours a day. In the summer, on hot days, sometimes i sit in my car and take cae o customer calls, emails, etc for anywhere between 10-40 minutes. I leave my car running bc its hot andhumid outside. I turn my car off, go into my clients business for 10-40 min. and when I come out to start my vehicle sometimes I have no problems and sometimes my car chuggs and souns like it is trying to start and the dies. I will sometimes have good luck and can give it some gas and it starts running again to at least make it to the next stop. Othertimes, I try t give it gas and it will slowly start and I can drive a few feet and the engine will die. But this past week, I tried to start the car and give it gas several times and it was never able to start. I ended up toeing it to my Acura dealership and once we had it in the parking lot I tried to start it up and it started fine. VERY FRUSTRATING! This is the second tim I have had it toed to Acura. Last summer they had my car for a week and they said they could not find a thing wrong with it. The battery is new, I have never missed a maintenance seervice call since I have had the vehicle. Any ideas what this could be? Anyone else had similar problems and figured out the issue?
#1260 of 1262 Re: Acura TSX Stalling Problem [brittliz]
Aug 08, 2013 (4:32 am)
Based upon age of vehicle and what you are describing, I think you start with looking at battery first. It might be time to get new one.
#1261 of 1262 Re: Acura TSX Stalling Problem [brittliz]
Aug 08, 2013 (7:58 am)
This may sound overly simplistic, but since you mentioned sitting with AC on... I was advised to turn AC off prior to starting the engine because it's a big strain on the battery. So might try turning off AC and see if that helps. I was doing the same thing.
#1262 of 1262 Re: Acura TSX Stalling Problem [deleko]
Nov 23, 2013 (7:49 am)
Ask Acura to do a Load test on your battery. I've noticed my car was slow to crank I.e. turn over on hot or cold days. All other battery tests that were done at the dealership passed with out issue. However the Load test for me failed. Replacement battery was given and now my car start up with no delay.