dohc5spd2dr's 200k 04 Daily 6 speed. - Acura TSX Forum
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By TSXXXX
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-02-2017, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 11
 
iTrader: (0)
dohc5spd2dr's 200k 04 Daily 6 speed.

"Picked up my stock, 195k mile 04 6 speed back just before thanksgiving. It is my 1st K Series car, 3rd Honda and 54th (I think, maybe 55th) car I've owned. Don't make fun, but 36 were first generation Neons.

I am an automotive Tech, in my 30s and have 3 kids, so this car was a good fit for a daily driver.

Was stock, minus the Blox shift knob (And Innovative 60a mounts) when I got it. It needed love for sure. Windshield leaked, RR wheel speed sensor and RF lock actuator didn't work, and the Navi was non functioning. The parking brake was weird as well.

So, a Kenwood DVD player, 2 door lock actuators (LF broke right after replacing the RF), A WSS, LR parking brake cable, 4 tires, 4 calipers, rotors, PowerStop pads and Stoptech stainless braided hoses, I'm a clutch install away from a good driving car.

It needs suspension in a bad way. Coilovers, control arm bushings, wheels/sticky tires and a real alignment.
Also has an intermittent P0420, so that tells me it really wants that PLM header soon as well."

On the way home after buying it:



Got a little more done since my intro post.





Got the Koni Yellows installed along with Eibach Pro Kit springs and all new dust boots, bump stops and mounts. Also put a stock replacement clutch in and repaired the improperly installed Innovative 60a Mounts that were installed just before I picked the car up.

I am very happy with the way the car rides and drives now! The old clutch was trash, didn't release properly and the pedal was terrible. The new clutch along with fresh Syncromesh makes it a whole different car. I also couldn't be happier with the Koni/Pro Kit combo. Just the right amount of low with a fantastic ride quality for a daily, as well as a huge improvement in handling.

The P0420 was no longer clearing itself, so I emptied the contents of the converter and removed the stock resonator as well. I was disappointed at the lack of added sound after this. And the removal of the resonator for the airbox. Looking to get the PLM header ASAP.

Also looking for a lower mileage K24A2 to throw in and go through this one, as it consumes oil at a staggering pace. (a lot is due to my driving)




















Found these under the spare tire.





04 6 speed. Koni yellows. Eibach Pro Kit.
dohc5spd2dr is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-02-2017, 03:06 PM
Registered Member
 
TSXXXX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 112
 
iTrader: (0)
Good progress! Cool to see another pretty high mileage TSX. I'm in the same boat and watching out for a spare k24a2. Mine doesn't really burn oil or have any issues, but with as many miles as it has it's only a matter of time.
dohc5spd2dr likes this.

2004 NBP TSX 6-speed non-navi with 320,000 miles
Build Thread: https://goo.gl/rTAMlj
TSXXXX is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-03-2017, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 11
 
iTrader: (0)
Had to pull the carpet yesterday to clean up from the windshield leak I discovered right after I got this thing.

First I find the bullets in the trunk, now needles under the carpet?!









Going to leave it out for a while to get the smell out of the car. Will try to power wash the carpet and get it cleaned and odor free.

It annoys me that I can't find aftermarket carpet for this car, yet it was (and still is) readily available for the beater 1gn Neons I had......

So, hey, I really need black interior parts, carpet included!

04 6 speed. Koni yellows. Eibach Pro Kit.
dohc5spd2dr is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-03-2017, 11:47 AM
Registered Member
 
TSXXXX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 112
 
iTrader: (0)
Hmmm I wonder if you had a junkie or a body builder as a previous owner.. not a good discovery though. Can't lie made for a good laugh though

2004 NBP TSX 6-speed non-navi with 320,000 miles
Build Thread: https://goo.gl/rTAMlj
TSXXXX is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-03-2017, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 11
 
iTrader: (0)
for sure, lol!

I'm hoping it was a diabetic that liked guns.

04 6 speed. Koni yellows. Eibach Pro Kit.

Last edited by dohc5spd2dr; 03-03-2017 at 04:50 PM. Reason: smiley fail
dohc5spd2dr is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-03-2017, 08:58 PM
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 11
 
iTrader: (0)
I love the black interior, that box had to be checked when getting mine.
Hinkmeister is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-04-2017, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 11
 
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hinkmeister View Post
I love the black interior, that box had to be checked when getting mine.
Yeah. Black was the first choice. But as long as it wasn't tan......

plus this was priced right.

04 6 speed. Koni yellows. Eibach Pro Kit.
dohc5spd2dr is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 11
 
iTrader: (0)
Apparently these forums are as dead as all the others.

04 6 speed. Koni yellows. Eibach Pro Kit.
dohc5spd2dr is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Acura TSX Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome