Read this build thread twice so far. Keep up the good work.
E46M3 is a wonderful car, price's have been stable for a while now. Miss my old one.
Time to get my new to me TSX up to proper running order and will try to get some track time at lime rock.
Thanks! And congrats on picking up a TSX.
Really love my M3 and just about done wrapping up a huge overhaul on it. Finally got it out of the garage and took this photo the other weekend.
TSX newbie here. I just bought my first TSX in May this year. It's a 2004 with 140,000 miles that my mechanics son was getting rid of so I grabbed it.
I saw your TSX and it is smokin' hot!
So I got reading your throttle body swap and was hoping you (or anybody) can give me some pointers.
And any ideas or tips would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance and keep it between the ditches.
Also, could you explain some of the acronyms you used in your throttle body swap?
Thank you! I was crushed (no pun intended) when my silver TSX was hit. Glad I went for all the extra work to have a red one.
Congrats on the TSX. I think you'll get the most bang for your buck by doing the Hondata or Serge Bo reflash. Honda really de-tunes this car from the factory and there's so much potential to make power from the stock motor without having to change a whole lot.
Here are some of the acronyms I used. I'm sure you could do some searching if you need more detailed descriptions of each.
RBC = This is the intake manifold I'm currently using from a K20 motor. Has shorter runners over the factory manifold.
J35 = This is the 3.5L engine out of the Acura TL and RL models.
P2R = The company I used to purchase my thermal gasket and MAP sensor port adapter pictured above.