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#1 of 21 Acura 2008 TL Type S
Aug 28, 2008 (9:56 am)
Hi I just purchased a 2008 TL Type S a few weeks ago and I love it so far. I just have a few quick questions.
1. Back in the day, I always used to have my first oil change at 1000 miles (due to break in period). My question is do you think I need to do this with this car? Or is that overkill since the technology has changed over the years?
2. Somewhere between 75-80mph there is a slight vibration in the steering wheel. Should I get a high speed balance done or is there a TSB for this that Im not aware of?
That's all I have right now. Thanks in advance for any/all replies.
#2 of 21 Re: Acura 2008 TL Type S [jaguar0027]
Aug 28, 2008 (5:20 pm)
I was told not to change my oil until the car said so. I confirmed in the owner's manual. Haven't noticed any vibrations, but rarely can I go 75-80 in D.C. gridlock.
#3 of 21 Re: Acura 2008 TL Type S [thebink]
Aug 29, 2008 (11:21 am)
Thanks a lot. I have to be honest I have not fully read the owners manual. I wonder why they say to not get it changed until the car says so. Thanks for the reply.
#4 of 21 Re: Acura 2008 TL Type S [thebink]
Sep 07, 2008 (9:29 am)
Try balancing first. If the vibration is still present, swap the front and rear tires. If the tires are causing the problem, this should change the characteristics of the problem. If the vibration changes or goes away, then you can assume that a tire is causing the problem. I would then expect that a belt is not aligned in a tire and request that they replace this tire. A misaligned belt will shorten your tire life.
#5 of 21 Re: Acura 2008 TL Type S [sloquark]
Oct 18, 2008 (8:30 am)
Finally took my car in on Thursday. They balanced all four tires. They said they were off slightly. Little to no improvement. Next time I go in, I will have them swap the tires front to back. Maybe that will fix it?
Do you think it could be anything serious? I can try to bring it in sooner but I'm just really busy right now. But if I have to make the time for it I will.
#6 of 21 Re: Acura 2008 TL Type S [jaguar0027]
Nov 03, 2008 (8:12 am)
you should not have to rotate the tires, they are either not balancing your tires correctly or you need an alignment. OR you have a damaged tire or possilbly bent rim..
best rule of thumb when i have balanced tires is to rule out balancing issues
1. break the front tires down for the rims. let the air out, break the seals and rebalance the tires completely as if u were putting on new tires. Sometimes the tires seal wrong. I have had this with many aftermarket rims and tires. After re-doing them ,they were fine...Try this 1st, if its not that, then you have another issue above.
however your car is new so the dealer should take care of it.. make a stink. get it fixed.
#7 of 21 Re: Acura 2008 TL Type S [jaguar0027]
Nov 04, 2008 (11:21 am)
Regarding oil change, follow the Maintenance Minder. I had my first oil change at 5,500 miles.
#8 of 21 Strange mild whinning noise 08 TL Type S
Dec 01, 2008 (2:32 pm)
Any one notice a strange mild whine/slight chatter type noise coming from the left front-passenger (engine) area of the vehicle? It's most noticeable in Park and seems to go away when car is put in gear. I have it on my 08 TL Type S which the dealer told me is coming from the transmission. Told it was the gears and bearings and that all Type S' make the noise but it seems odd since I only have 10K miles on it. The transmission seems to be working fine and the fluid seems good too.
Any ideas? I just fear it will continue to get noisier and sound like an old clunker.
#9 of 21 Re: Acura 2008 TL Type S [jaguar0027]
Dec 04, 2008 (12:14 pm)
I have an 08 Type S with 5000 kms. Mine has a noticeable vibration over 70mph as well. I live in Vancouver BC where everyone thinks 25mph is fast so I guess I'll be living with the vibration. Does anyone else notice the slow gear selecting response when manual shifting? Also, anyone else notice the "fly by wire" throttle has a slight delay? These things don't really matter but it's supposed to be a performance model.
#10 of 21 Interior Care
Jan 12, 2009 (4:01 pm)
I recently purchased a 2008 Acura TL Type S. My first new car in 18 years. Prior to that I drove a 1990 Toyota Tercel that I never bothered washing or cleaning.
Consequently, I have some silly questions about cleaning the interior of my TL.
1) What should I use to clean the seats? Some kind of leather cleaner? The seats are leather, correct?
2) What should I use to clean and care for the dashboard? Is the dahboard vinyl or does it have a leather covering?
I have no experience with anything other than vinyl (seats, dash, etc.).
Thanks for any suggestions and help!