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Old 13 Aug 2003, 07:30 pm
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Default 30K maintanance of CL

Hi, there

I have a '01 3.2CL. Now it's due for 30K maintance. Dealer told me it's the
first major tune-up and will cost about $550. Think it's quite expensive.
Any suggestion?

Thanks.

Ray


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Old 13 Aug 2003, 09:38 pm
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Default Re: 30K maintanance of CL


"Blue" <ryi99@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:zKA_a.12909$mB5.909262@twister.southeast.rr.c om...
> Hi, there
>
> I have a '01 3.2CL. Now it's due for 30K maintance. Dealer told me it's

the
> first major tune-up and will cost about $550. Think it's quite expensive.
> Any suggestion?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Ray
>
>


If you look at the manual I would say $550 is a bit ridiculous. You do not
have to use the dealer to maintain the warranty -hint, hint. It's mainly a
visual checklist of the systems on your car. Sometimes they suggest a
tranny flush.


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Old 13 Aug 2003, 10:00 pm
vinniemak
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Default Re: 30K maintanance of CL

Hi, Ray:

I just finished 60K miles service on my Acura TL3.2 2000 (did the service
myself !!). It has NEVER seen a dealer for anything yet. The CL & TL have
a 105K mile major maintenance schedule, other than that, it is a breeze to
service. Check your manual, the typical things to do are the following:

1. Oil + filter change
2. Tranny oil change
3. Change air filter
4. Change anti-freeze
5. Change AC cabin filter
6. Brake fluid (may be at 60K..not reqd)
7. Fuel filter (may be at 60K ..not reqd at 30K)
8. Check belts etc

It is simple to change the tranny oil, but you need the ATFZ1 from a Honda
or Acura dealer (it is a little tough to get the tranny oil bolt loose - but
not too bad after you do it once); buy an air filter (Fram or equivalent),
anti-freeze is Honda recommended (I have used a high grade Texaco for Alum
engines - works just fine), AC cabin filter you get from the dealer. If you
do the above maintenance yourself, you could be done for approx $ 60 ~ $ 75
bucks or less. It is very simple to do the service yourself. At 105K miles
you will need the timing belt, and other more expensive things.

Those are my 2 cents. Some people just go to the dealer. I do my best to
avoid them as much as possible !!

Good luck.

Vinnie
===========
"Blue" <ryi99@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi, there
>
> I have a '01 3.2CL. Now it's due for 30K maintance. Dealer told me it's

the
> first major tune-up and will cost about $550. Think it's quite expensive.
> Any suggestion?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Ray
>
>



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Old 13 Aug 2003, 10:48 pm
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Default Re: 30K maintanance of CL

Ray...no problem. Just remember to use the Honda ATF-Z1 for your
transmission. I am sure you are somewhat aware that TL & CL transmissions
have had more than their share of failures, so you need to be especially
careful there. Most mechanics use Dextron III ATF which you might have
trouble getting Honda/Acura to validate their warranty on your tranny if it
were to fail prematurely. I am sure you got the letter from Honda extending
their transmission warranty to 100K miles.

Also, don't hesitate to call a couple of Honda / Acura dealers and ask them
for the price on the ATF-Z1. You should get a price of $ 3.25 ~ $ 5.00
bucks depending on who you talk to. But "definitely" just use that
ATF...those are my strongest 2 cent recommendations.

The other stuff is not that important, just atleast stick to good name
brands for fluid changes..i.e avoid Walmart type fluids on your anti-freeze,
motor oil etc. (Walmart calls it Super Tech or something !!)

Have a good night.

Vinnie
===========
P.S: By the way, I am "assuming" you have an automatic transmission on your
CL. If it is a manual, then the fluid will be different (Hondas at times
use 10W30 on their 5 speed "manual" - the Accords I believe !!)

"Blue" <ryi99@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:O9D_a.13848$mB5.948470@twister.southeast.rr.c om...
> Hi, Vinnie
>
> Really appreciate your input. I also think it's quite expensive although

the
> dealer mentioned pretty much everything to be taken care of including tire
> rotation etc. I'll try to find a good garage to get it done.
>
> Ray
> "vinniemak" <vinniemak@netzero.net> wrote in message
> news:0XC_a.10575$UB4.977@nwrdny01.gnilink.net...
> > Hi, Ray:
> >
> > I just finished 60K miles service on my Acura TL3.2 2000 (did the

service
> > myself !!). It has NEVER seen a dealer for anything yet. The CL & TL

> have
> > a 105K mile major maintenance schedule, other than that, it is a breeze

to
> > service. Check your manual, the typical things to do are the following:
> >
> > 1. Oil + filter change
> > 2. Tranny oil change
> > 3. Change air filter
> > 4. Change anti-freeze
> > 5. Change AC cabin filter
> > 6. Brake fluid (may be at 60K..not reqd)
> > 7. Fuel filter (may be at 60K ..not reqd at 30K)
> > 8. Check belts etc
> >
> > It is simple to change the tranny oil, but you need the ATFZ1 from a

Honda
> > or Acura dealer (it is a little tough to get the tranny oil bolt loose -

> but
> > not too bad after you do it once); buy an air filter (Fram or

equivalent),
> > anti-freeze is Honda recommended (I have used a high grade Texaco for

Alum
> > engines - works just fine), AC cabin filter you get from the dealer. If

> you
> > do the above maintenance yourself, you could be done for approx $ 60 ~ $

> 75
> > bucks or less. It is very simple to do the service yourself. At 105K

> miles
> > you will need the timing belt, and other more expensive things.
> >
> > Those are my 2 cents. Some people just go to the dealer. I do my best

to
> > avoid them as much as possible !!
> >
> > Good luck.
> >
> > Vinnie
> > ===========
> > "Blue" <ryi99@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:zKA_a.12909$mB5.909262@twister.southeast.rr.c om...
> > > Hi, there
> > >
> > > I have a '01 3.2CL. Now it's due for 30K maintance. Dealer told me

it's
> > the
> > > first major tune-up and will cost about $550. Think it's quite

> expensive.
> > > Any suggestion?
> > >
> > > Thanks.
> > >
> > > Ray
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



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Old 20 Aug 2003, 09:56 pm
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Default Re: 30K maintanance of CL

Hi, Beryl:

You got a point. I had purchased the AC cabin filter, but had not changed
it yet...sorry about the mis-post (if I did mis-post that is). But now I do
have the AC cabin filters and will let you guys know how I make out.

Have a good night.

Vinnie
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"Beryl Lerner" <giantREMOVESPAM@bcpl.net> wrote in message
news:H_u0b.15$rK5.84342@news.abs.net...
> Vinnie....Here(8/13/03) you say you changed the AC Cabin filter and then

on
> your post of 8/18/03 you are asking for help in changing the same filter.
> Did I miss something here ?
>
>
> "vinniemak" <vinniemak@netzero.net> wrote in message
> news:0XC_a.10575$UB4.977@nwrdny01.gnilink.net...
> > Hi, Ray:
> >
> > I just finished 60K miles service on my Acura TL3.2 2000 (did the

service
> > myself !!). It has NEVER seen a dealer for anything yet. The CL & TL

> have
> > a 105K mile major maintenance schedule, other than that, it is a breeze

tos
> > service. Check your manual, the typical things to do are the following:
> >
> > 1. Oil + filter change
> > 2. Tranny oil change
> > 3. Change air filter
> > 4. Change anti-freeze
> > 5. Change AC cabin filter
> > 6. Brake fluid (may be at 60K..not reqd)
> > 7. Fuel filter (may be at 60K ..not reqd at 30K)
> > 8. Check belts etc
> >
> > It is simple to change the tranny oil, but you need the ATFZ1 from a

Honda
> > or Acura dealer (it is a little tough to get the tranny oil bolt loose -

> but
> > not too bad after you do it once); buy an air filter (Fram or

equivalent),
> > anti-freeze is Honda recommended (I have used a high grade Texaco for

Alum
> > engines - works just fine), AC cabin filter you get from the dealer. If

> you
> > do the above maintenance yourself, you could be done for approx $ 60 ~ $

> 75
> > bucks or less. It is very simple to do the service yourself. At 105K

> miles
> > you will need the timing belt, and other more expensive things.
> >
> > Those are my 2 cents. Some people just go to the dealer. I do my best

to
> > avoid them as much as possible !!
> >
> > Good luck.
> >
> > Vinnie
> > ===========
> > "Blue" <ryi99@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:zKA_a.12909$mB5.909262@twister.southeast.rr.c om...
> > > Hi, there
> > >
> > > I have a '01 3.2CL. Now it's due for 30K maintance. Dealer told me

it's
> > the
> > > first major tune-up and will cost about $550. Think it's quite

> expensive.
> > > Any suggestion?
> > >
> > > Thanks.
> > >
> > > Ray
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



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Old 23 Aug 2003, 07:56 pm
vinniemak
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Default Re: 30K maintanance of CL

Hi, Beryl:

No problem.....no one changed the filter at 30K...basically I did not change
it...and realized at 60K that it needs to be changed. I hope to get some
time tomorrow in the AM and will see if I can change it. Will post how long
it took etc. (also the condition of the filter since it has NEVER been
changed !!).

Vinnie

===========

Hey Vinnie,

Don't mean to pick on you, but who changed the AC Cabin filter for you at
30K ?

"vinniemak" <vinniemak@netzero.net> wrote in message
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> Hi, Beryl:
>
> You got a point. I had purchased the AC cabin filter, but had not changed
> it yet...sorry about the mis-post (if I did mis-post that is). But now I

do
> have the AC cabin filters and will let you guys know how I make out.
>
> Have a good night.
>
> Vinnie
> =========
> "Beryl Lerner" <giantREMOVESPAM@bcpl.net> wrote in message
> news:H_u0b.15$rK5.84342@news.abs.net...
> > Vinnie....Here(8/13/03) you say you changed the AC Cabin filter and then

> on
> > your post of 8/18/03 you are asking for help in changing the same

filter.
> > Did I miss something here ?
> >
> >
> > "vinniemak" <vinniemak@netzero.net> wrote in message
> > news:0XC_a.10575$UB4.977@nwrdny01.gnilink.net...
> > > Hi, Ray:
> > >
> > > I just finished 60K miles service on my Acura TL3.2 2000 (did the

> service
> > > myself !!). It has NEVER seen a dealer for anything yet. The CL & TL

> > have
> > > a 105K mile major maintenance schedule, other than that, it is a

breeze
> tos
> > > service. Check your manual, the typical things to do are the

following:
> > >
> > > 1. Oil + filter change
> > > 2. Tranny oil change
> > > 3. Change air filter
> > > 4. Change anti-freeze
> > > 5. Change AC cabin filter
> > > 6. Brake fluid (may be at 60K..not reqd)
> > > 7. Fuel filter (may be at 60K ..not reqd at 30K)
> > > 8. Check belts etc
> > >
> > > It is simple to change the tranny oil, but you need the ATFZ1 from a

> Honda
> > > or Acura dealer (it is a little tough to get the tranny oil bolt

loose -
> > but
> > > not too bad after you do it once); buy an air filter (Fram or

> equivalent),
> > > anti-freeze is Honda recommended (I have used a high grade Texaco for

> Alum
> > > engines - works just fine), AC cabin filter you get from the dealer.

If
> > you
> > > do the above maintenance yourself, you could be done for approx $ 60 ~

$
> > 75
> > > bucks or less. It is very simple to do the service yourself. At 105K

> > miles
> > > you will need the timing belt, and other more expensive things.
> > >
> > > Those are my 2 cents. Some people just go to the dealer. I do my

best
> to
> > > avoid them as much as possible !!
> > >
> > > Good luck.
> > >
> > > Vinnie
> > > ===========
> > > "Blue" <ryi99@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > > news:zKA_a.12909$mB5.909262@twister.southeast.rr.c om...
> > > > Hi, there
> > > >
> > > > I have a '01 3.2CL. Now it's due for 30K maintance. Dealer told me

> it's
> > > the
> > > > first major tune-up and will cost about $550. Think it's quite

> > expensive.
> > > > Any suggestion?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks.
> > > >
> > > > Ray
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



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