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#5037 of 5656 Re: 2000 Acura TL A/C Issues? [asully1979]
Jun 06, 2008 (4:10 am)
This is my first post so I hope it is in the right place?
We just had a 2002 acura tl transported from florida (it was my moms car) she had purchased a new car and hadn't started the acura in 3 weeks in the hot florida sun; when the transport guy went to start the car it wouldn't start so he sprayed some wd40 on the air filter and it started - car is delivered started fine but idling very rough and check engine light is now on - we replaced the air filter still nothing - I have made an appointment with acura for tomorrow but don't want to get ripped off any ideas would be truly appreciated - should we put dry gas and fill the tank it is at about a quarter tank???
Thanks in advance!!
#5038 of 5656 TL timing belt, Mobil One oil
Jun 09, 2008 (9:03 pm)
I have a 2000 TL (8 yrs old) with 81,000 Miles. How soon should I replace the timing belt? What is a fair price if I have the water pump, drive belts and tensioner replaced?
If I have been using Mobil One Synthetic oil, how oftenshould I be changing it? (80% of mleage is city, about 800 miles per month).
#5039 of 5656 Replacement Tires
Jun 10, 2008 (5:57 am)
Has anyone tried either the "Michelin Pilot Sport A/S" tires or the "Bridgestone Potenza" tires on their TL?
Any feedback on these specific tires would be appreciated.
#5040 of 5656 Synthetic oil opinions??
Jun 11, 2008 (2:53 pm)
Hey fellas! So can anyone here give me a few opinions on moving to synthetic oil? I just got my 08 TL in December, and currently have 7k miles on the odometer. I'm thinkin switching to synthetic (Mobile 1 I heard is good??) for my second oil change. Is it worth it? What are the benifits/negatives of moving to synthetic?
Also, for those of you who change your own oil on your TL's, is there anything out of the ordinary that I would need to change my own oil and oil filter?? Are there any possibilities of leaks when switching to synthetic after 7k miles? Any special tools needed?
Any advice welcome!
Jun 11, 2008 (8:04 pm)
I own a 2006 TL with 25k on the odo. In March the car went to the dealer to have a
shift interlock switch replaced. In May the battery failed and had to be replaced.
Tonight while on a busy highway the trunk popped open, It looks like the latch has broken. It will go to the dealer tomorrow.
I am extremely dissapointed in this car. I owned 3 Buicks prior to this Acura. I put about 400k combined on the 3 cars and had very little trouble.
I would trade this car for a Lucerne tomorrow if I could get a decent deal. However the best a dealer would offer was $24000 on a list price Buick.
That translates to about $20000 real trade in-value. So much for this car holding it's value.
#5042 of 5656 Re: Synthetic oil opinions?? [lockgiants]
Jun 12, 2008 (3:57 am)
I switched to Mobile 1 Synthetic on my new 05TL at 5K miles. I change it every 5k and have no leaks. I now have 40k miles on it.
I bought a used 00TL with 90K miles on it 3 years ago, and switched it to Mobile1 Synthetic at that time. Again, I change it every 5K and have had no leaks.
I never have to check the oil between changes on either Acura, because they don't burn any oil and read full when I change them. Both engines run flawlessly.
I used Mobile1 Synthetic on my 2 previously owned Mitsubishi's which I bought new, and ran them both to 200k.
One I changed the oil every 5k and it burned no oil at 200k nor were there any leaks. I sold the car to a friend (auto mechanic) and it has 225k on it and the engine still runs flawlessly with no leaks and no oil burning.
The other I changed the oil every 7.5k up to 120k miles and then changed it every 10k thereafter. At 200k it was burning some oil. There was a minor oil seepage under one valve gasket on that car, but I was told by the dealer that it was not uncommon for that engine regardless of type of oil.
I've had very good experience with Mobile 1 Synthetic, especially when I change it every 5k (which might be a bit of overkill but it works for me) since I like to get at least 200k miles from all my cars.
#5043 of 5656 Re: Synthetic oil opinions?? [camon]
Jun 12, 2008 (4:07 am)
I believe the manual says to not put synthetic in for the first oil change. That being said, I have used Mobil 1 or a good quality synthetic in all of my acuras including my '04 MDX (55k miles) every 5k miles. No problems yet (knock on wood).
#5044 of 5656 Re: Synthetic oil opinions?? [upstatedoc]
Jun 12, 2008 (7:43 am)
Well, at least knock on plood!
#5045 of 5656 Re: Synthetic oil opinions?? [bodble2]
Jun 12, 2008 (7:58 am)
#5046 of 5656 Annoying Rattle
Jun 12, 2008 (11:52 am)
I've had my TL Sedan for one week. Other then a suddenly developed Information panel rattle couldn't be happier. When I hit a bump in the road there's an annoying rattle. First I thought it was something in the glove box or storage compartments no luck. I even tried removing the CDs. I know I need to bring back the car for service but any suggestions what it might be?