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#5598 of 5656 Re: Timing Belt question [exb0]
Jan 09, 2012 (8:57 pm)
I'm driving an Acura TL 3.2, 1999, which I bought new. I just got my Timining belt changed and tune-up for about 1300 upon my request at 99500 miles. Nothing was rotting, I was about 5000 miles early on the change. I did it to protectect from any maintance issues pertaing to those componets while on the road.
I wouldn't think that you would need to change yours so early, unless your car is exposed to harsher climate conditions that may cause early rotting on your timing belt. You need to inspect the belt yourself to determin if it is rotting.
#5599 of 5656 Re: Timing Belt question [dwdraw2]
Jan 10, 2012 (6:24 am)
Thanks for the timing belt info. I have a 2000 TL and was curious about the wear due to age alone.
#5600 of 5656 1996 Acura 3.2TL Engine
Mar 04, 2012 (9:01 am)
#5601 of 5656 1996 Acura 3.2TL Engine
Mar 04, 2012 (9:00 am)
Does anyone have experience with the engine repair? My daughter just bought one and her boyfriend decided to try to fix it, and, well he ended up destroying it. I don't know if he cracked a head or just blew a head gasket. There is a bleeder port on the engine cooling system and I am wondering if the pressure is supposed to be bled out of the cooling system prior to driving. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
#5602 of 5656 Re: 1996 Acura 3.2TL Engine [appellof]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 05, 2012 (11:22 am)
The bleeder is to let out air while the coolant is being poured in, for the initial fill.
If there is air blockage, yes, the engine could overheat.
#5604 of 5656 extended warranty necessary for 07 TL base?
Mar 18, 2012 (5:01 pm)
I bought this car yesterday, it has 87000 miles. The previous owner seems to have taken good care of it but he did have a power steering fluid leakage recently (fixed). Is it wise to spend ~$2000 for an extended warranty? I only drive ~5000 miles a year. My gut feeling is to have faith in the Acura brand but the fear of being stuck with an expensive lemon is hard to overcome.
#5605 of 5656 Re: extended warranty necessary for 07 TL base? [rosle9708]
Mar 18, 2012 (5:25 pm)
Well, how many years and miles does it add?
In any case, I would say no on a TL. Put the 2K in an account, and add a little each month. Odds are you aren't going to ever get enough out of the warranty while it it still in place, and the Acura isn't likely to have a hugely expensive failure that would be covered.
#5606 of 5656 2005 Acura TL
Mar 24, 2012 (7:17 am)
I have 154,000 miles on my 2005 Acura TL and have changed the timing belt twice already, once at 60,000 miles and again at 120,000 miles. The Acura dealership is telling me to do it again at 180,000 miles. Is this too often? I noticed a gentleman had just changed his for the first time at 99,500 miles and their TL was a 1999 not a 2005. Thoughts? Also, has anyone replace all of their engine and transmission mounts? I had to replace all of mine at around 100,000 miles and it was very, very expensive.
#5607 of 5656 Re: 2005 Acura TL [prprt33]
Mar 24, 2012 (7:25 am)
look in the owners manual. If you still have one with service intervals, otherwise might have to check the internet.
the first change is called for at ~100K (maybe 105?) or 7 years. So you were well under that at 60K. But, they may have a shorter interval for subsequent changes.
But I doubt if it was me that I would replace it again that soon.
As to mounts, the ones on my '99 got replaced at about 140K miles. My sister owned it at the time, but I believe the bill for the full service + mounts was about $700.