Last post on Dec 02, 2012 at 5:22 PM
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Acura TSX, Oil, Sedan
#89 of 98 Re: oil life time [ncheng]
Jul 12, 2008 (4:16 am)
When the oil life reaches 15% it will show service due soon and a code of what service is to be done. Since your car is new it will show a-1 (oil change) At 5% it will show service due now and when it goes below 0% it will begin showing miles past due. With the driving I do (mostly highway) I average at least 600 miles per 10% oil life. I do not know how many miles you will have before you go on this trip but I would wait until it gets to at least 15% to 5% oil life. I travel alot-especially from NC to NJ and back. (635 miles one way) When I left NC last Tuesday for NJ the oil life was at 30%. It is now at 20% ready to go to 15% in about 50 more miles. I plan to wait until I get back to NC to get the oil changed (oil life should be at 5%). I do check the oil level and tire pressure on a regular basis. My 06, bought new 11/17/06, has 55,000+ problem free miles. Many miles of safe driving to you
#90 of 98 08 Acura Tsx Service Due Display
Oct 16, 2008 (5:21 pm)
heres my problem, i changed my oil and oil filter on my own and i dont know how to reset the service due meter. it keeps showing up, i already checked my manual book and cant find a way to reset it.
#91 of 98 Re: 08 Acura Tsx Service Due Display [treezilla]
Oct 17, 2008 (6:14 am)
Well, it's in the book, on page 283. If you've customized the display any (per pages 69-118), the directions will be easier to follow because you should be used to how they use the two buttons (info & sel/reset) to do stuff.
If not, you can still get it done, but it may take a few tries -- you're not going to hurt anything, so don't worry if it doesn't go well the first time.
#92 of 98 2011 TSX 6MT Oil Comsumption
Jul 25, 2012 (1:36 pm)
For starter the TSX 6MT uses the K24 engine that is also used in the Civic SI and there are many posts by both TSX and CIVIC SI owners having high oil consumption.
Many say that the dealer replaced the block to fix the problem, rings alone are not enough. The oil consumption problem seems to only happen on a small percentage of engines and mostly 6MT which rev higher than the 5AT but, there may be more to it.
Both Honda and Acura say that is okay to use a quart of oil every 1000 miles with these high performance engines. Of course that is simply a CYA statement. I have owned many cars and none ever used oil at a rate of more than a quart to 7000 miles.
For the first 10k miles my TSX used 5 quarts of oil and then used about 6 during the second 10K miles and then went about 1200 miles before needing another quart.
At this point the Acura rep for my dealer says that there is no problem because I am not yet burning oil at 1 quart per 1000 miles.
I am truly in disbelief that Honda/Acura are not taking a more responsible approach to dealing with this obvious defect.
Anybody have additional info on this subject?
#93 of 98 Re: 2011 TSX 6MT Oil Comsumption [tsx6mtoileater]
Jul 25, 2012 (4:18 pm)
Own a 06 6MT TSX, bought new 11/17/06. No oil consumption or loss in almost 143k miles.
#94 of 98 Re: 2011 TSX 6MT Oil Comsumption [nj2pa2nc]
Jul 26, 2012 (5:49 am)
Thanks, that is proof that Honda can make a TSX that does not use oil. I know this from my own experience owning an 86 Accord 5MT, 92 Accord 5MT, 03 Accord V6 and leasing 4 Odyssey Minivans.
The question is why Honda is refusing to take action unless the engine uses more than a quart of oil per 1000 miles. No oil use versus 10 quarts per oil change interval is quite a spread.
Nov 24, 2012 (9:49 pm)
Not sure if this is the right thread to ask about the spare tire in the 2012 TSX Wagon. I was looking at one today and the salesman said there was only a repair kit, not even a donut in order to save space. Can anyone explain how that would compare to a donut tire?
#96 of 98 Re: 2011 TSX 6MT Oil Comsumption [tsx6mtoileater]
Nov 25, 2012 (8:56 am)
I own a 2011 TSX 6MT as well. I drive in downtown Chicago almost exclusively although a good part of my driving is on Lake Shore Drive which is a sort of a min-highway with some stoplights (of course it is parking lot in rush hour traffic). So I'd say 60% is stop and go (literally) and the rest zipping in and out of 40-60 mph traffic revving the K24 liberally.
I don't ever redline the vehicle but I do not baby it on my daily commute either. I've got nearly 20,000 miles so far with only 3 oil changes (one recently) and no oil burning. I check regularly and the thing literally does not burn any additional oil. When I picked the vehicle up at the dealership, I actually 'splurged' for an $8 quart of Honda's 0-20W synthetic that they recommend. It is still sitting unopened in my vehicle. I am at the point where I'm going to stop checking as the engine should be broken in.
I'm sorry to hear about your issues...hope you find some deserved resolution. You obviously have had bulletproof Hondas in the past so I can imagine your surprise.
#97 of 98 Re: spare tire [carteach]
Nov 25, 2012 (4:51 pm)
Can anyone explain how that would compare to a donut tire?
The donut spare and the repair kit (can of fix a flat I presume) are both temporary fixes designed to get you to a tire shop so the flat can be properly fixed. The repair kit is cheaper and lighter.
#98 of 98 Re: spare tire [robr2]
Dec 02, 2012 (5:22 pm)
...and takes up a lot less space.