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#1141 of 1262 Air filter changes on 2008 TSX
Jun 25, 2009 (3:19 pm)
I have a 2008 tsx, with navi with about 34,100 miles on it. Only services that I have been doing is Acura Oil Changes, and non Acura- Wheel balancing, Tire Rotation, and Allignment. I want to know what kind of filters do I have to change at this point, and how? I haven't changed any filters except when the car goes for the oil filter changes for engine oil service. How can I change the filters, if I wanted to do it on my own? Thanks!
#1142 of 1262 Re: Air filter changes on 2008 TSX [ramstein317]
Jun 25, 2009 (6:53 pm)
Well, you should look at changing your air filter and your cabin air filter. Your manual has the info, and www.acurazine.com has some good DIY posts on how to save money ordering and installing both.
#1143 of 1262 Clear protective tape ?? - Similar to Edge Guards
Jun 30, 2009 (2:54 am)
I just bought a 09 TSX (slightly used - 13k miles) from an Acura Dealer. It is White. On the body, just below the rear doors (rear corner) is a small piece of clear protective tape (about 1" wide x 7" long and, very similar to the factory accessory called "Door Edge Guards").
It is really noticeable when the car is dirty... as it tends to collect dirt at the point where the tape meets the car and that dirt being BLACK... it ends up looking like a thin black line, outlining the tape!
I asked the Dealer could it be removed and he said it is Factory applied to protect that section of the body from chips from small rocks, etc. He said Acura decided on this appliqué as a remedy to numerous complaints about paint chipping, in that particular area, from road hazards (small rocks and the like).
Any comments on:
1) Removing the tape?
2) Veracity of the Dealers statement?
3) Experience with paint chipping, in that particular area.
#1144 of 1262 Re: Clear protective tape ?? - Similar to Edge Guards 
Jun 30, 2009 (3:40 am)
I own a 06 tsx, bought new, 11/06. It now has almost 86,000 miles and it is loaded with paint chips-on the front hood-not on the door edges. The paint is lousy but I still love the car.
#1145 of 1262 Door Not Locking with FOB
Jun 30, 2009 (7:13 pm)
I've got a problem where my 2005 TSX won't lock/unlock when I use the FOB. I hear the system trying to lock, but the knob on the door won't go down. When I try to unlock, the outside lights flash as if it were unlocking, but it doesn't unlock. I can use the key to manually lock/unlock. I've tried using the spare FOB I got with the car, but that hasn't worked either. The problem doesn't seem to be with the FOB, it seems to be in the door. Anyone else experienced and had the problem solved? Appreciate your help!
#1146 of 1262 Oil Change Interval?
Jul 09, 2009 (5:15 am)
Sorry if this has been asked before, but I tried and could not find a similar question.
My 2009 Acura TSX is running fine. The maintenance reminder for the first service is set at 10,000 miles. I'm an old fashioned guy who recalls that oil changes used to be needed every 3000 miles. My driving is primarily suburban... some local, some highways, some traffic, some cities.
Should I wait until the recommended 10,000 mile mark/
#1147 of 1262 Re: Oil Change Interval? [spedprof]
Jul 09, 2009 (6:41 am)
The oil from the factory is formulated to aid engine break-in. Leave it for 10,000 miles.
#1148 of 1262 Extended Warranty
Jul 14, 2009 (6:24 am)
My 2007 TSX reached 49.9K miles now. Wondering if I should go ahead and buy extended warranty for 48k miles more. Acuras are supposed to be reliable cars so wonderng if I should spend 1100 USD for extended warranty?
#1149 of 1262 Re: Extended Warranty [radhay]
Jul 14, 2009 (8:42 am)
My 06 tsx, bought new 11/06, has almost 88,000 problem free miles and I did not buy the extended warranty. I follow the oil life (maintainance minder) and have had all the service done at a acura dealer that I think is excellent.
#1150 of 1262 starting problems
Jul 14, 2009 (6:46 pm)
I've got a 2004 tsx with about 90k miles. A year ago, it failed to start. I put the key in, turned it and heard what sounded like an electric motor for a second or two, then nothing. I was able to push it and pop the clutch to get it going. I took it to a local service station and they said it was the starter, which they replaced.
This March, it fails to start when I have it in for other service at my local dealer. They diagnose it as a starter. Since I have a warranty on the repair, I want to take it back to the original shop that repaired. I take it over there (car starts fine many times for me) and they replace the starter. 2 months later this may, it again fails to start. I rocked the car back and forth a few times, then try again, and it starts. Everything is fine until last week it again fails to start. Again, I rock the car back and forth and it starts. I took the car back to the service shop and ask them to look at it. They tell me they ran a full electrical test, bench tested the starter and everything checks out. They then proceed to tell me that my flywheel has a few broken teeth, and that is probably why it is not starting. They say when I rock the car back ad forth, it moves the flywheel a bit to a better spot ad then it starts.
I really don't know what to believe. It feels like they are feeding me some bull. I will probably call the dealer and ask them to look at it again, however if it is another bad starter, I want the service station to honor their warranty and replace the starter. However I don't know if they really know what they are doing.
Anyone else out there had this type of problem with their TSX? Does what hte shop is telling me even make sense?