Last post on Feb 21, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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Acura TL, Fuel System, Sedan
#80 of 86 Re: 2008 Base TL Premium Gas Issue [smarty666]
Feb 20, 2010 (8:51 am)
smarty......I know for the longest time I tried different brands of gas in the hopes of finding that "right one" to give me better performance, and/or MPG. I found nothing significant going from one brand to another. These days, I get all of my gas at Costco, and go on my merry way.
bamp....surprised you think the new TLs are louder. I know the '09s and '10s I've test driven, even the SH AWD ones, are significantly quieter than the '05 TL I had, by a pretty large margin.
#81 of 86 Re: 2008 Base TL Premium Gas Issue [graphicguy]
Feb 20, 2010 (9:07 am)
I know it was supposed to be much quiter but fill up the tank with gas and drive around make stops going forward and back you will hear the noise it makes the pasengers in the back seat can hear it more than everyone else. It is a flaw Acura is passing on as a regualr noise personally I never had a car that I can hear the gas tank while in the driver seat. So if you test drive have them fill up the tank with gas then go for it again trust me the noise is there.
#82 of 86 Re: 2008 Base TL Premium Gas Issue [bamp]
Feb 20, 2010 (12:04 pm)
My 2005 Honda Pilot had that gas tank sound.. Only once in a while did I even hear it.. With the XM radio on and Noise Canceling White Noise Generator of the Tech Package, the inside is VERY QUIET.. Only my wife and I drive the car, so I guess that is why it is not heard... 2009 TSX-2010 TL SH-AWD
#83 of 86 Gas tank noise, 2009 TSX- 2010 TL SH-AWD
Feb 20, 2010 (10:06 pm)
Decided to make a few test runs, both my wife 2009 TSX and my 2010 TL. Both cars had about 3/4 of a tank of gas. From the drivers seat, I would give the edge to the TL for being very quiet...It was hard to make the gas move around just right, stop-go-stop go, rock the steering wheel, but you can hear it in the TSX but is is very faint. In the case of my TL, I just could not make it make a noise... Less or more gas may have resulted in different results, so with the radio turned down to zero it was very quiet in the cabin,, with the radio turned up to volume number 8, it just was quality music and a quiet cabin... So with just 110 miles on my TL, I am still amazed at how nice it rides and how QUIET it is inside the car.. Plan on taking a trip to Eastern San Diego County on a back road (94) that has a lot of turns to check out the SH-AWD a bit more.
#84 of 86 Re: 2008 Base TL Premium Gas Issue [graphicguy]
Feb 21, 2010 (9:46 am)
I should have put an update, but 4 months ago I went back and tried Shell again and I guess it just took longer for the car to get used to it but I am so glad I tried it again because I'm getting the best mpg in my TL that I have ever had for the last 4 months consistently!!
avg mpg has been consistently 25-26mpg, and I've gotten a couple of 30mpg readings on open highway and interstate!!!
very satisfied now!!!
#85 of 86 Re: 2008 Base TL Premium Gas Issue [smarty666]
Feb 21, 2010 (4:51 pm)
OK, so Shell is good news. I have used Costco gas for ever. What Gas did you use in the past that was not performing as you would have hoped it wold?
#86 of 86 Re: 2008 Base TL Premium Gas Issue [rlonn1]
Feb 21, 2010 (6:58 pm)
oh before Shell, I was using Hess and Exxon 93 Octane regularly!