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Forum: 1st Gen - General Car Topics   07-15-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Oats
I would be worried about axles as they are not...

I would be worried about axles as they are not cheap. Usually they cause vibration when accelerating around 60-65mph. There could also be something else masking it.

When I bought my car it had a...
Forum: 1st Gen - Electronics, ...   06-19-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Oats
The HVAC controls and the radio share a single...

The HVAC controls and the radio share a single circuit board that covers the entire front of the radio/HVAC unit. The way some people use the stock HVAC controls is by separating the face of the...
Forum: 1st Gen - Suspension, ...   06-13-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By Oats
I'm in the same situation, rear shocks have 115k...

I'm in the same situation, rear shocks have 115k and I want to lower a little and not change the ride quality too much.

A set of Konis/Bilsteins plus springs are around the same price as...
Forum: 1st Gen - Suspension, ...   05-15-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 719
Posted By Oats
I don't get it, I put a link in a post and it...

I don't get it, I put a link in a post and it said it had to be approved by a mod before being published and it never was published. A spam bot can post links though.
Forum: 1st Gen - Car Care, ...   04-29-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By Oats
The common TSX problem is shaking when you...

The common TSX problem is shaking when you accelerate around 60mph. It doesn't shake if you coast or brake.

If a car vibrates when you step on the brakes it is usually "warped" brake rotors.
Forum: 1st Gen - Problems and Fixes   04-11-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,631
Posted By Oats
I've decided it didn't completely go away. I...

I've decided it didn't completely go away. I drove on a freshly paved road with a 60mph speed limit and there is still a tiny bit of vibration under acceleration at 60. I will probably end up...
Forum: 1st Gen - Problems and Fixes   04-10-2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,631
Posted By Oats
I had vibration under acceleration at 60-75ish...

I had vibration under acceleration at 60-75ish mph. That issue is fixed now. The old intermediate shaft bearing had almost zero play in it, same as the new one once it was installed so it probably...
Forum: 1st Gen - General Car Topics   03-31-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By Oats
If you have ever taken out a radio/door panel/etc...

If you have ever taken out a radio/door panel/etc it is pretty easy. There is a screw behind the flasher button, and a screw on each side under the silver/wood trim pieces that go along the dash (the...
Forum: 1st Gen - Problems and Fixes   03-27-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,631
Posted By Oats
I'm replacing my passenger axle this week and I...

I'm replacing my passenger axle this week and I will also be replacing the intermediate shaft bearing. It seems axle vibration could easily cause extra wear on the bearing as some people have...
Forum: 1st Gen - Problems and Fixes   03-21-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Oats
There is a magnetic oil deflector plate for...

There is a magnetic oil deflector plate for changing the filter. Seventh item down https://www.handa-accessories.com/crvmaint05.html

Or you can make your own with some cardboard.
Forum: 1st Gen - Problems and Fixes   03-19-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Oats
It is pretty standard when installing Dynomatt...

It is pretty standard when installing Dynomatt and it's alternatives to remove the moisture barrier and seal the door with the deadener.

I used Raammat BXT.
Forum: 1st Gen - Electronics, ...   03-16-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By Oats
I installed a non-navi radio (from a 2006) in my...

I installed a non-navi radio (from a 2006) in my navi tsx (2008) today. There is a black connector for the navi unit that is not used but everything else plugs right in. The clock screen above the...
Forum: Member Intro   02-24-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By Oats
The body kit is the OEM A Spec kit, I think the...

The body kit is the OEM A Spec kit, I think the wheels are A Spec as well but not 100% sure as I'm also new to these cars. I think there are A Spec lowering springs as well, maybe you have the entire...
Forum: 1st Gen - Problems and Fixes   02-24-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Oats
Water in rear passenger footwell fix

I had water in the rear passenger footwell and read it was common for the bottom part of the water/vapor barrier to come loose. I thought I would just need a little RTV to reattach the bottom of the...
Forum: Member Intro   02-23-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By Oats
I grabbed a pic this afternoon since I never...

I grabbed a pic this afternoon since I never posted any before. Just your typical TSX other than maybe the lip spoiler? I didn't think trunk lip spoilers were an OEM option.

I still haven't really...
Forum: 1st Gen - Electronics, ...   02-18-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By Oats
From what I have read so far it is plug and play...

From what I have read so far it is plug and play and I plan on doing it hopefully in the next month.

The navi and non-navi units changed in 06, so if you have on 04-05 navi I would look for 04-05...
Forum: Member Intro   02-16-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By Oats
You get a bolt with the same thread as the shift...

You get a bolt with the same thread as the shift knob. Attach it to the knob and put it in a drill. Hold a piece of sand paper in your palm and start the drill. Gives it a nice circled brushed look...
Forum: 1st Gen - Electronics, ...   02-15-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By Oats
It should be possible since you can go non-nav to...

It should be possible since you can go non-nav to nav. Might not be plug and play though. I good place to start would be the nav conversion guide.
Forum: Member Intro   02-15-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By Oats
I did get the 08. Got the interior mostly clean....

I did get the 08. Got the interior mostly clean. I forgot to clean the seat belt, which should fix it not retracting.

The shift knob had so much gunk in the numbers I didn't know they were red. I...
Forum: Member Intro   02-15-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By Oats
I finally got the car home last night. Went...

I finally got the car home last night. Went through all the maintenance records to see what needs done and got a list together.

coolant (OEM)
power steering fluid (OEM)
trans fluid (probably...
Forum: Member Intro   02-11-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By Oats
It is red. It is very faded and cloudy looking,...

It is red. It is very faded and cloudy looking, no peeling but I would guess it is toast. Everything else was in great shape. Had a lot of maintenance records. Clutch and flywheel were done recently,...
Forum: Member Intro   02-11-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By Oats
I'm going to look at the 08 this afternoon. From...

I'm going to look at the 08 this afternoon. From the pics it has a few curbed rims. The seller said the paint is starting to fade. I hope it is just faded and not peeling clearcoat. He also just...
Forum: Member Intro   02-10-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By Oats
The two I'm considering are an 04 manual 105k mi...

The two I'm considering are an 04 manual 105k mi asking 3900. The other is an 08 manual 109k mi asking 6700 but said he would come down to 6k. The 06 I looked at before had 98k and was asking 4900,...
Forum: Member Intro   02-10-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By Oats
Just started shopping for a 1st gen

I started looking for a TSX last week. Test drove an 06 manual but it wasn't in the best shape. I was going to look at an 08 manual at a dealer bit it was gone before I had a day off to look at it. I...
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