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Acura TL, Electrical, Engine, Sedan
#5543 of 5656 Re: 2005 TL ... 71k miles [delmar1]
Jun 15, 2011 (4:12 am)
I feel your pain. My sig/other has hi-jacked my TL.
She rides it hard and she is harsh on cars.
I had the T belt replaced 110K. I now need brakes & at least two tires. I am researching other types/brands of pads. The Acura pads are costly.
I am not a fan of Michelin. I have always received better life out of Good Year (Dunlop) & Bridgestone (the Potenza is a good model) products or other.
Right now we are running Kumho. These are okay. They are cheaper and are not lasting as long as I expected. You can buy a set from the Tire Rack for around $588. The Dunlops are also on sale.
Note that these tires are performance tires (softer rubber) and don't have a long life. The main thing is to get them rotated every 5K miles. You'll get more life out of them.
I'll look for some brake pad suggestions and post them later.
You could also buy your wife a used Accord or Civic and take the TL back.
BTW, don't buy a Murano. I got rid of one that was horrible!
#5544 of 5656 Re: 2005 TL ... 71k miles [mikesmurano]
Jun 15, 2011 (6:57 pm)
I actually bought a 2012 Civic (don't laugh). But going to need one for the kid that will be driving in two years...and figure instead of buying a 'used car' for her where I have not idea of the history or latent damage. (also averaging 33mpg (over 40mpg on the highway) on Regular gas...saving about $1500 annual at the pump)
If I get over 65k on the front brakes and still running the original rear pads...I don't mind paying $199 to the dealer service department. My Michelin Pilot A/S Sport tires lasted over 40k and paid less than $900 with free lifetime rotations and balancing. I am ok with that too.
So still trying to gauge what upcoming costs I have. Seems like I will have $1,500 for the timing belt. $200 for rear brakes. Plugs for say $300. Serpentine belts for a few hundred. So I am guessing about $2,500 coming up at about 100,000 miles. Then another set of tires at say 110k...so that brings it to about $3,500 when there will be minimal trade in value....with who knows what else to go wrong with age.
ps...I hope to break in that Civic then ease my wife into that car to commondeer my beloved TL.
#5545 of 5656 Re: 2005 TL ... 71k miles [delmar1]
Jun 15, 2011 (7:01 pm)
that seems way high for the T Belt. Plugs too most likely. And the serp belt should be cheap, just the cost of the belt (no labor) if you do it with the t belt.
not sure how much plugs will cost to put in.
You need to find a reliable indy, if those are the prices at your dealer.
I actually take my 2000 TL to the honda dealer where I get my Hondas serviced. more convenient than the acura place, and possibly cheaper.
Jun 16, 2011 (9:15 am)
It is with great sadness that I must announce the passing of my 2005 TL...passed as a trade-in that is! 6.5 years and 85,000 trouble-free miles of driving pleasure. One of my all-time favorite rides, I'll miss it but just could not justify three cars (and would have been four in a year or less...) in the driveway. So, hopefully she'll go to a good family who will maintain and Zaino her as regularly as I did!
Other than a few rattles fixed under warranty, nothing to report. Smooth, powerful (ok, not much low end), quiet, handsome, reliable and economical. Well done, Acura.
Adios, amigo. Vaya con Dios.
#5547 of 5656 Car Paint for Spot Treatment
Jun 16, 2011 (11:07 am)
I have a 2007 silver TL and I am in need of silver paint for a small portion of the exterior of the car. Where can I purchase a little bottle of Acura quality paint to match the car?
Thanks in advance for your help!
#5548 of 5656 Re: 2005 TL ... 71k miles [stickguy]
Jun 16, 2011 (7:13 pm)
I understand that the T-belt is over a $1,000. Something like $1,200.
When doing the T-belt...is it also likely that the waterpump is going to get replaced too?
#5549 of 5656 Re: 2005 TL ... 71k miles [delmar1]
Jun 16, 2011 (7:16 pm)
I have not had it done on my TL or Odyssey, but I was under the impression that even at the dealer it was about $750 or so.
and yes, best to put on a new waterpump, and probably the internal parts (tensioner, and a couple of other small things that have to come off anyway). while you are in there.
the dealer usually prices it that way. and you can buy kits that include all those parts.
#5550 of 5656 Car's power resetting, sometimes completely dead
Jun 22, 2011 (8:21 am)
I have a 2006 Acura TL, I have noticed some power issues lately. The clock has been reset a couple of times over the past week. This morning, there was no power, and when I slammed the glove compartment shut, the power came on. I am pretty sure it's not the battery, maybe wiring or the computer? Thanks for any help.
#5552 of 5656 Issue with Side View Mirrors
Aug 07, 2011 (8:42 am)
I have a 2007 TL. My side view mirrors are showing discoloration/ staining on the outer edges. I am concerned that this may spread because it looks like something may be seeping from the outside in. Most cars, including my last Acura, had a protective frame around the actual mirror. I noticed the 2007 TL doesn't have this which probably explains this discoloration around the edges of the mirrors. So annoying not to mention ugly.
Does anyone have this issue? Is there anything I can do to correct it?
Worse case scenario is that I replace the mirrors but what is the cost on something like this?
Any advice is appreciated.