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#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.
#5608 of 5656 Re: 2005 Acura TL [stickguy]
Mar 24, 2012 (10:05 pm)
That for the feedback, I went and checked my owner's manual and it said if you drive in really hot temperatures to replace the timing belt every 60,000 miles. I live in Phoenix, AZ so that must be what the dealership is going off of.
#5609 of 5656 Re: Timing Belt question [camon]
Mar 26, 2012 (9:24 am)
I have a 2000TL with 184,000 miles on it and it has its original timing belt. I'm going to run it until it conks out.
I've had my timing belts replaced on other vehicles at various intervals and the old ones have always looked fine when removed.
We will see how long it lasts on this on this 2000TL as I usually replace my cars after 200,000 miles .
#5610 of 5656 Re: Timing Belt question [camon]
Mar 26, 2012 (9:42 am)
Yeah, I think on my next vehicle I will change them at 100,000 miles. I am going to replace my 2005 TL at 200,000 miles as well and was really debating if I should replace the timing belt again at 180,000 miles or go until she hits 200,000 miles when I sell it. Any particular reason why you replace them at 200,000 miles?
#5611 of 5656 Re: Timing Belt question [prprt33]
Mar 27, 2012 (4:25 am)
I replace my cars at 200,000 miles because that appears to be the time when various items with moving parts begin to wear all around the same time it seems. Such as alternator, water pump automatic transmission parts etc. But until then my maintence costs are virtually nonesistant.
#5612 of 5656 2004-2005 durability
May 21, 2012 (2:44 pm)
I'm looking at getting a used 2004/2005, anywhere from 70K to 90K miles. I have never owned Acuras before, and have never driven a car past 85K. Assuming routine maintenance has been done and will be done, can I expect these cars to last to 150K miles or even 200K?
Any personal input/stories would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
#5613 of 5656 Re: 2004-2005 durability [chenceza]
May 21, 2012 (6:44 pm)
if you get one in nice shape, that has been well maintained, and you continue to do the same than 150K is not out of reason. No guarantee of course, and something big could fail in there, but would not be surprised.
I have a 2000 Tl with just over 162K that still runs fine, so I know that generation at least was built to last!
#5614 of 5656 Re: 2004-2005 durability [chenceza]
May 21, 2012 (9:18 pm)
My 04 tl has only 58k miles on it, but other than the many rattles that I finally figured out, its been an amazing car. No problems of any kind. Great power and wonderful for driving trips. It's basically a Honda, so I'd be pretty confident that if it has been well cared for it would last quite a long time. We had a 89 Honda Accord and got tired of it before it got tired.... Good luck, Andy
#5615 of 5656 Re: 2004-2005 durability [chenceza]
May 23, 2012 (12:36 am)
Hi! Wish I could help you with your decision. My 2008 Acura TL has given me no trouble; wish I could buy the 2012 -- it's better than every model prior, in many ways. Over the years, I've met Acura owners who wouldn't dare think of getting rid of their car - they simply drive it until it can't be driven any longer. Only knew of one who did not maintain their vehicle as required, which was ridiculous, and that model is what sold me on Acuras - The Legend (circa 1998). Good luck with your decision. Most people don't get rid of them, because they last "until".... :o)
#5616 of 5656 Re: 2004-2005 durability [chenceza]
May 23, 2012 (3:50 am)
Acura is a Honda product so you know the reliability lineage of the product. Between my wife and I, we have had 1 Honda ('92 Accord) and 2 Acuras ('88 Integra and '09 TL). Reaching 200,000 miles is an expectation that we have for these products and with regular maintenance, it is a no brainer.
The Accord we sold at 200,000 because, well, we were bored with it! The Integra we sold at 150,000 because, well, we were bored wth it! You see a theme going on????
As for my current TL (SH-AWD), it's got 40K with ZERO mechanical problems. Other than rotating the tires, I have had 3 oil changes and 1 differential oil change (since it's an AWD model). There is no doubt in my mind, getting to 200,000 miles is not even a challenge.
BTW, I'm not a Honda/Acura Fanboy as we have had Toyotas and Nissans and they both perform just as well.