Acura TSX Forum banner

1 - 20 of 24 Posts

·
long-term build
Joined
·
2,761 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited by Moderator)
2004-2008 TSX Maintenance Schedule
(put together by MMsTSX, not OEM but very close)


10,000 mi/16,000 km Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual


20,000 mi/32,000 km/1 yr Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual

Inspect front and rear brakes.
- check pads for signs of wear (thickness), cracks or damage
- check calipers for tightness, leaks, and tightness of mounting bolts
- check brake linings for cracking, glazing, wear or contamination
Check parking brake adjustment.
- check the number of clicks 6 and 9 when the parking brake is pulled with 196 N of force
Inspect brake hoses and lines (including ABS).
- check the master cylinder and VSA modulator for damage and leakage
Inspect tie-rod ends, steering gearbox and boots.
- check rack grease and steering linkage
- check boots for damage and leaking grease
- check fluid lines for damage and leaks
Inspect suspension components.
- check bolts for tightness
- check condition of ball joint boots for deterioration and damage
Inspect drive shaft boots.
- check boots for cracks and boot bands for tightness
Inspect all fluid levels, condition of fluids and check for leaks.
- manual or automatic transmission fluid
- brake fluid
- antifreeze coolant
- windshield washer fluid
- power steering fluid
Inspect fuel lines and connections.
- check for loose connections, cracks and deterioration; retighten loose connections, replace needed parts
Inspect exhaust system.
- check catalytic converter, heat shield, exhaust pipes and muffler for damage, tightness and leakage
- I use this Fram Fresh Breeze one


30,000 mi/48,000 km Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual

Inspect drive belts.
- inspect autotensioner indicator
Replace air cleaner element.
- if you have a K&N, then clean and recharge, don’t replace


40,000 mi/64,000 km/2 yrs Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual

Inspect front and rear brakes.
- check pads for signs of wear (thickness), cracks or damage
- check calipers for tightness, leaks, and tightness of mounting bolts
- check brake linings for cracking, glazing, wear or contamination
Check parking brake adjustment.
- check the number of clicks 6 and 9 when the parking brake is pulled with 196 N of force
Inspect brake hoses and lines (including ABS).
- check the master cylinder and VSA modulator for damage and leakage
Inspect tie-rod ends, steering gearbox and boots.
- check rack grease and steering linkage
- check boots for damage and leaking grease
- check fluid lines for damage and leaks
Inspect suspension components.
- check bolts for tightness
- check condition of ball joint boots for deterioration and damage
Inspect drive shaft boots.
- check boots for cracks and boot bands for tightness
Inspect all fluid levels, condition of fluids and check for leaks.
- manual or automatic transmission fluid
- brake fluid
- antifreeze coolant
- windshield washer fluid
- power steering fluid
Inspect fuel lines and connections.
- check for loose connections, cracks and deterioration; retighten loose connections, replace needed parts
Inspect exhaust system.
- check catalytic converter, heat shield, exhaust pipes and muffler for damage, tightness and leakage
Replace inner cabin dust and pollen air filter.
- I use this Fram Fresh Breeze one


50,000 mi/80,000 km Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual


60,000 mi/96,000 km/3 yrs Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual

Inspect front and rear brakes.
- check pads for signs of wear (thickness), cracks or damage
- check calipers for tightness, leaks, and tightness of mounting bolts
- check brake linings for cracking, glazing, wear or contamination
Check parking brake adjustment.
- check the number of clicks 6 and 9 when the parking brake is pulled with 196 N of force
Inspect brake hoses and lines (including ABS).
- check the master cylinder and VSA modulator for damage and leakage
Inspect tie-rod ends, steering gearbox and boots.
- check rack grease and steering linkage
- check boots for damage and leaking grease
- check fluid lines for damage and leaks
Inspect suspension components.
- check bolts for tightness
- check condition of ball joint boots for deterioration and damage
Inspect drive shaft boots.
- check boots for cracks and boot bands for tightness
Inspect all fluid levels, condition of fluids and check for leaks.
- manual or automatic transmission fluid
- brake fluid
- antifreeze coolant
- windshield washer fluid
- power steering fluid
Inspect fuel lines and connections.
- check for loose connections, cracks and deterioration; retighten loose connections, replace needed parts
Inspect exhaust system.
- check catalytic converter, heat shield, exhaust pipes and muffler for damage, tightness and leakage
Replace inner cabin dust and pollen air filter.
- I use this Fram Fresh Breeze one

Inspect drive belts.
- inspect autotensioner indicator
Replace air cleaner element.
- if you have a K&N, then clean and recharge, don’t replace

Replace brake fluid.
- use Honda heavy duty DOT3 brake fluid


70,000 mi/112,000 km Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter. (with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt)
Rotate tires (follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual).


80,000 mi/128,000 km/4 yrs Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual

Inspect front and rear brakes.
- check pads for signs of wear (thickness), cracks or damage
- check calipers for tightness, leaks, and tightness of mounting bolts
- check brake linings for cracking, glazing, wear or contamination
Check parking brake adjustment.
- check the number of clicks 6 and 9 when the parking brake is pulled with 196 N of force
Inspect brake hoses and lines (including ABS).
- check the master cylinder and VSA modulator for damage and leakage
Inspect tie-rod ends, steering gearbox and boots.
- check rack grease and steering linkage
- check boots for damage and leaking grease
- check fluid lines for damage and leaks
Inspect suspension components.
- check bolts for tightness
- check condition of ball joint boots for deterioration and damage
Inspect drive shaft boots.
- check boots for cracks and boot bands for tightness
Inspect all fluid levels, condition of fluids and check for leaks.
- manual or automatic transmission fluid
- brake fluid
- antifreeze coolant
- windshield washer fluid
- power steering fluid
Inspect fuel lines and connections.
- check for loose connections, cracks and deterioration; retighten loose connections, replace needed parts
Inspect exhaust system.
- check catalytic converter, heat shield, exhaust pipes and muffler for damage, tightness and leakage
Replace inner cabin dust and pollen air filter.
- I use this Fram Fresh Breeze one


90,000 mi/144,000 km Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual

Inspect drive belts.
- inspect autotensioner indicator
Replace air cleaner element.
- if you have a K&N, then clean and recharge, don’t replace


100,000 mi/160,000 km/5 yrs Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual

Inspect front and rear brakes.
- check pads for signs of wear (thickness), cracks or damage
- check calipers for tightness, leaks, and tightness of mounting bolts
- check brake linings for cracking, glazing, wear or contamination
Check parking brake adjustment.
- check the number of clicks 6 and 9 when the parking brake is pulled with 196 N of force
Inspect brake hoses and lines (including ABS).
- check the master cylinder and VSA modulator for damage and leakage
Inspect tie-rod ends, steering gearbox and boots.
- check rack grease and steering linkage
- check boots for damage and leaking grease
- check fluid lines for damage and leaks
Inspect suspension components.
- check bolts for tightness
- check condition of ball joint boots for deterioration and damage
Inspect drive shaft boots.
- check boots for cracks and boot bands for tightness
Inspect all fluid levels, condition of fluids and check for leaks.
- manual or automatic transmission fluid
- brake fluid
- antifreeze coolant
- windshield washer fluid
- power steering fluid
Inspect fuel lines and connections.
- check for loose connections, cracks and deterioration; retighten loose connections, replace needed parts
Inspect exhaust system.
- check catalytic converter, heat shield, exhaust pipes and muffler for damage, tightness and leakage
Replace inner cabin dust and pollen air filter.
- I use this Fram Fresh Breeze one


110,000 mi/176,000 km Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual

Inspect the valve clearance. Adjust only if noisy.
- intake 0.21-0.25mm - exhaust 0.25-0.29mm
Replace spark plugs.
- I use this Fram Fresh Breeze one


120,000 mi/192,000 km/6 yrs Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual

Inspect front and rear brakes.
- check pads for signs of wear (thickness), cracks or damage
- check calipers for tightness, leaks, and tightness of mounting bolts
- check brake linings for cracking, glazing, wear or contamination
Check parking brake adjustment.
- check the number of clicks 6 and 9 when the parking brake is pulled with 196 N of force
Inspect brake hoses and lines (including ABS).
- check the master cylinder and VSA modulator for damage and leakage
Inspect tie-rod ends, steering gearbox and boots.
- check rack grease and steering linkage
- check boots for damage and leaking grease
- check fluid lines for damage and leaks
Inspect suspension components.
- check bolts for tightness
- check condition of ball joint boots for deterioration and damage
Inspect drive shaft boots.
- check boots for cracks and boot bands for tightness
Inspect all fluid levels, condition of fluids and check for leaks.
- manual or automatic transmission fluid
- brake fluid
- antifreeze coolant
- windshield washer fluid
- power steering fluid
Inspect fuel lines and connections.
- check for loose connections, cracks and deterioration; retighten loose connections, replace needed parts
Inspect exhaust system.
- check catalytic converter, heat shield, exhaust pipes and muffler for damage, tightness and leakage
Replace inner cabin dust and pollen air filter.
- I use this Fram Fresh Breeze one

Inspect drive belts.
- inspect autotensioner indicator
Replace air cleaner element.
- if you have a K&N, then clean and recharge, don’t replace

Replace brake fluid.
- use Honda heavy duty DOT3 brake fluid

Replace transmission fluid.
- manual is 2.0L or 2.1qt, use Honda MTF
- automatic is 2.8L or 3.0qt, use Honda ATF-Z1

Replace engine coolant.
- capacity: m/t is 5.4L or 1.43 us gal, a/t is 5.3L or 1.40 us gal
- use Honda all season antifreeze coolant type II


130,000 mi/208,000 km Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual


140,000 mi/224,000 km/7 yrs Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual

Inspect front and rear brakes.
- check pads for signs of wear (thickness), cracks or damage
- check calipers for tightness, leaks, and tightness of mounting bolts
- check brake linings for cracking, glazing, wear or contamination
Check parking brake adjustment.
- check the number of clicks 6 and 9 when the parking brake is pulled with 196 N of force
Inspect brake hoses and lines (including ABS).
- check the master cylinder and VSA modulator for damage and leakage
Inspect tie-rod ends, steering gearbox and boots.
- check rack grease and steering linkage
- check boots for damage and leaking grease
- check fluid lines for damage and leaks
Inspect suspension components.
- check bolts for tightness
- check condition of ball joint boots for deterioration and damage
Inspect drive shaft boots.
- check boots for cracks and boot bands for tightness
Inspect all fluid levels, condition of fluids and check for leaks.
- manual or automatic transmission fluid
- brake fluid
- antifreeze coolant
- windshield washer fluid
- power steering fluid
Inspect fuel lines and connections.
- check for loose connections, cracks and deterioration; retighten loose connections, replace needed parts
Inspect exhaust system.
- check catalytic converter, heat shield, exhaust pipes and muffler for damage, tightness and leakage
Replace inner cabin dust and pollen air filter.
- I use this Fram Fresh Breeze one


150,000 mi/240,000 km Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual

Inspect drive belts.
- inspect autotensioner indicator
Replace air cleaner element.
- if you have a K&N, then clean and recharge, don’t replace


160,000 mi/256,000 km/8 yrs Scheduled Maintenance
Inspect Idle Speed
- M/T is 750 +/- 50 rpm, A/T is 800 +/- 50 rpm in Neutral or Park

Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual

Inspect front and rear brakes.
- check pads for signs of wear (thickness), cracks or damage
- check calipers for tightness, leaks, and tightness of mounting bolts
- check brake linings for cracking, glazing, wear or contamination
Check parking brake adjustment.
- check the number of clicks 6 and 9 when the parking brake is pulled with 196 N of force
Inspect brake hoses and lines (including ABS).
- check the master cylinder and VSA modulator for damage and leakage
Inspect tie-rod ends, steering gearbox and boots.
- check rack grease and steering linkage
- check boots for damage and leaking grease
- check fluid lines for damage and leaks
Inspect suspension components.
- check bolts for tightness
- check condition of ball joint boots for deterioration and damage
Inspect drive shaft boots.
- check boots for cracks and boot bands for tightness
Inspect all fluid levels, condition of fluids and check for leaks.
- manual or automatic transmission fluid
- brake fluid
- antifreeze coolant
- windshield washer fluid
- power steering fluid
Inspect fuel lines and connections.
- check for loose connections, cracks and deterioration; retighten loose connections, replace needed parts
Inspect exhaust system.
- check catalytic converter, heat shield, exhaust pipes and muffler for damage, tightness and leakage
Replace inner cabin dust and pollen air filter.
- I use this Fram Fresh Breeze one


170,000 mi/272,000 km Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual


180,000 mi/288,000 km/9 yrs Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual

Inspect front and rear brakes.
- check pads for signs of wear (thickness), cracks or damage
- check calipers for tightness, leaks, and tightness of mounting bolts
- check brake linings for cracking, glazing, wear or contamination
Check parking brake adjustment.
- check the number of clicks 6 and 9 when the parking brake is pulled with 196 N of force
Inspect brake hoses and lines (including ABS).
- check the master cylinder and VSA modulator for damage and leakage
Inspect tie-rod ends, steering gearbox and boots.
- check rack grease and steering linkage
- check boots for damage and leaking grease
- check fluid lines for damage and leaks
Inspect suspension components.
- check bolts for tightness
- check condition of ball joint boots for deterioration and damage
Inspect drive shaft boots.
- check boots for cracks and boot bands for tightness
Inspect all fluid levels, condition of fluids and check for leaks.
- manual or automatic transmission fluid
- brake fluid
- antifreeze coolant
- windshield washer fluid
- power steering fluid
Inspect fuel lines and connections.
- check for loose connections, cracks and deterioration; retighten loose connections, replace needed parts
Inspect exhaust system.
- check catalytic converter, heat shield, exhaust pipes and muffler for damage, tightness and leakage
Replace inner cabin dust and pollen air filter.
- I use this Fram Fresh Breeze one

Inspect drive belts.
- inspect autotensioner indicator
Replace air cleaner element.
- if you have a K&N, then clean and recharge, don’t replace

Replace brake fluid.
- use Honda heavy duty DOT3 brake fluid

Replace engine coolant.
- capacity: m/t is 5.4L or 1.43 us gal, a/t is 5.3L or 1.40 us gal
- use Honda all season antifreeze coolant type II


190,000 mi/304,000 km Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual


200,000 mi/320,000 km/10 yrs Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual

Inspect front and rear brakes.
- check pads for signs of wear (thickness), cracks or damage
- check calipers for tightness, leaks, and tightness of mounting bolts
- check brake linings for cracking, glazing, wear or contamination
Check parking brake adjustment.
- check the number of clicks 6 and 9 when the parking brake is pulled with 196 N of force
Inspect brake hoses and lines (including ABS).
- check the master cylinder and VSA modulator for damage and leakage
Inspect tie-rod ends, steering gearbox and boots.
- check rack grease and steering linkage
- check boots for damage and leaking grease
- check fluid lines for damage and leaks
Inspect suspension components.
- check bolts for tightness
- check condition of ball joint boots for deterioration and damage
Inspect drive shaft boots.
- check boots for cracks and boot bands for tightness
Inspect all fluid levels, condition of fluids and check for leaks.
- manual or automatic transmission fluid
- brake fluid
- antifreeze coolant
- windshield washer fluid
- power steering fluid
Inspect fuel lines and connections.
- check for loose connections, cracks and deterioration; retighten loose connections, replace needed parts
Inspect exhaust system.
- check catalytic converter, heat shield, exhaust pipes and muffler for damage, tightness and leakage
Replace inner cabin dust and pollen air filter.
- I use this Fram Fresh Breeze one


210,000 mi/336,000 km Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual

Inspect drive belts.
- inspect autotensioner indicator
Replace air cleaner element.
- if you have a K&N, then clean and recharge, don’t replace

Replace transmission fluid.
- manual is 2.0L or 2.1qt, use Honda MTF
- automatic is 2.8L or 3.0qt, use Honda ATF-Z1


220,000 mi/352,000 km/11 yrs Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual

Inspect front and rear brakes.
- check pads for signs of wear (thickness), cracks or damage
- check calipers for tightness, leaks, and tightness of mounting bolts
- check brake linings for cracking, glazing, wear or contamination
Check parking brake adjustment.
- check the number of clicks 6 and 9 when the parking brake is pulled with 196 N of force
Inspect brake hoses and lines (including ABS).
- check the master cylinder and VSA modulator for damage and leakage
Inspect tie-rod ends, steering gearbox and boots.
- check rack grease and steering linkage
- check boots for damage and leaking grease
- check fluid lines for damage and leaks
Inspect suspension components.
- check bolts for tightness
- check condition of ball joint boots for deterioration and damage
Inspect drive shaft boots.
- check boots for cracks and boot bands for tightness
Inspect all fluid levels, condition of fluids and check for leaks.
- manual or automatic transmission fluid
- brake fluid
- antifreeze coolant
- windshield washer fluid
- power steering fluid
Inspect fuel lines and connections.
- check for loose connections, cracks and deterioration; retighten loose connections, replace needed parts
Inspect exhaust system.
- check catalytic converter, heat shield, exhaust pipes and muffler for damage, tightness and leakage
Replace inner cabin dust and pollen air filter.
- I use this Fram Fresh Breeze one

Inspect the valve clearance. Adjust only if noisy.
- intake 0.21-0.25mm - exhaust 0.25-0.29mm
Replace spark plugs.
- use IZFR6K11 ^ # (NGK) or SKJ20DR-M11 (DENSO) gap at 0.044


230,000 mi/368,000 km Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual


240,000 mi/384,000 km/12 yrs Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual

Inspect front and rear brakes.
- check pads for signs of wear (thickness), cracks or damage
- check calipers for tightness, leaks, and tightness of mounting bolts
- check brake linings for cracking, glazing, wear or contamination
Check parking brake adjustment.
- check the number of clicks 6 and 9 when the parking brake is pulled with 196 N of force
Inspect brake hoses and lines (including ABS).
- check the master cylinder and VSA modulator for damage and leakage
Inspect tie-rod ends, steering gearbox and boots.
- check rack grease and steering linkage
- check boots for damage and leaking grease
- check fluid lines for damage and leaks
Inspect suspension components.
- check bolts for tightness
- check condition of ball joint boots for deterioration and damage
Inspect drive shaft boots.
- check boots for cracks and boot bands for tightness
Inspect all fluid levels, condition of fluids and check for leaks.
- manual or automatic transmission fluid
- brake fluid
- antifreeze coolant
- windshield washer fluid
- power steering fluid
Inspect fuel lines and connections.
- check for loose connections, cracks and deterioration; retighten loose connections, replace needed parts
Inspect exhaust system.
- check catalytic converter, heat shield, exhaust pipes and muffler for damage, tightness and leakage
Replace inner cabin dust and pollen air filter.
- use this Fram Fresh Breeze one

Inspect drive belts.
- inspect autotensioner indicator
Replace air cleaner element.
- if you have a K&N, then clean and recharge, don’t replace

Replace brake fluid.
- use Honda heavy duty DOT3 brake fluid

Replace engine coolant.
- capacity: m/t is 5.4L or 1.43 us gal, a/t is 5.3L or 1.40 us gal
- use Honda all season antifreeze coolant type II

Replace transmission fluid.
- manual is 2.0L or 2.1qt, use Honda MTF
- automatic is 2.8L or 3.0qt, use Honda ATF-Z1


250,000 mi/400,000 km Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual


260,000 mi/416,000 km/13 yrs Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual

Inspect front and rear brakes.
- check pads for signs of wear (thickness), cracks or damage
- check calipers for tightness, leaks, and tightness of mounting bolts
- check brake linings for cracking, glazing, wear or contamination
Check parking brake adjustment.
- check the number of clicks 6 and 9 when the parking brake is pulled with 196 N of force
Inspect brake hoses and lines (including ABS).
- check the master cylinder and VSA modulator for damage and leakage
Inspect tie-rod ends, steering gearbox and boots.
- check rack grease and steering linkage
- check boots for damage and leaking grease
- check fluid lines for damage and leaks
Inspect suspension components.
- check bolts for tightness
- check condition of ball joint boots for deterioration and damage
Inspect drive shaft boots.
- check boots for cracks and boot bands for tightness
Inspect all fluid levels, condition of fluids and check for leaks.
- manual or automatic transmission fluid
- brake fluid
- antifreeze coolant
- windshield washer fluid
- power steering fluid
Inspect fuel lines and connections.
- check for loose connections, cracks and deterioration; retighten loose connections, replace needed parts
Inspect exhaust system.
- check catalytic converter, heat shield, exhaust pipes and muffler for damage, tightness and leakage
Replace inner cabin dust and pollen air filter.
- use this Fram Fresh Breeze one


270,000 mi/432,000 km Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual

Inspect drive belts.
- inspect autotensioner indicator
Replace air cleaner element.
- if you have a K&N, then clean and recharge, don’t replace


280,000 mi/448,000 km/14 yrs Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual

Inspect front and rear brakes.
- check pads for signs of wear (thickness), cracks or damage
- check calipers for tightness, leaks, and tightness of mounting bolts
- check brake linings for cracking, glazing, wear or contamination
Check parking brake adjustment.
- check the number of clicks 6 and 9 when the parking brake is pulled with 196 N of force
Inspect brake hoses and lines (including ABS).
- check the master cylinder and VSA modulator for damage and leakage
Inspect tie-rod ends, steering gearbox and boots.
- check rack grease and steering linkage
- check boots for damage and leaking grease
- check fluid lines for damage and leaks
Inspect suspension components.
- check bolts for tightness
- check condition of ball joint boots for deterioration and damage
Inspect drive shaft boots.
- check boots for cracks and boot bands for tightness
Inspect all fluid levels, condition of fluids and check for leaks.
- manual or automatic transmission fluid
- brake fluid
- antifreeze coolant
- windshield washer fluid
- power steering fluid
Inspect fuel lines and connections.
- check for loose connections, cracks and deterioration; retighten loose connections, replace needed parts
Inspect exhaust system.
- check catalytic converter, heat shield, exhaust pipes and muffler for damage, tightness and leakage
Replace inner cabin dust and pollen air filter.
- use this Fram Fresh Breeze one


290,000 mi/464,000 km Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual


300,000 mi/480,000 km/15 yrs Scheduled Maintenance
Replace engine oil.
Replace engine oil filter.
- with filter it’s 4.2L or 4.4qt
Rotate tires
- follow pattern on page 276 of your owner's manual

Inspect front and rear brakes.
- check pads for signs of wear (thickness), cracks or damage
- check calipers for tightness, leaks, and tightness of mounting bolts
- check brake linings for cracking, glazing, wear or contamination
Check parking brake adjustment.
- check the number of clicks 6 and 9 when the parking brake is pulled with 196 N of force
Inspect brake hoses and lines (including ABS).
- check the master cylinder and VSA modulator for damage and leakage
Inspect tie-rod ends, steering gearbox and boots.
- check rack grease and steering linkage
- check boots for damage and leaking grease
- check fluid lines for damage and leaks
Inspect suspension components.
- check bolts for tightness
- check condition of ball joint boots for deterioration and damage
Inspect drive shaft boots.
- check boots for cracks and boot bands for tightness
Inspect all fluid levels, condition of fluids and check for leaks.
- manual or automatic transmission fluid
- brake fluid
- antifreeze coolant
- windshield washer fluid
- power steering fluid
Inspect fuel lines and connections.
- check for loose connections, cracks and deterioration; retighten loose connections, replace needed parts
Inspect exhaust system.
- check catalytic converter, heat shield, exhaust pipes and muffler for damage, tightness and leakage
Replace inner cabin dust and pollen air filter.
- use this Fram Fresh Breeze one

Inspect drive belts.
- inspect autotensioner indicator

Replace brake fluid.
- use Honda heavy duty DOT3 brake fluid

Replace transmission fluid.
- manual is 2.0L or 2.1qt, use Honda MTF
- automatic is 2.8L or 3.0qt, use Honda ATF-Z1

Replace engine coolant.
- capacity: m/t is 5.4L or 1.43 us gal, a/t is 5.3L or 1.40 us gal
- use Honda all season antifreeze coolant type II
 

·
long-term build
Joined
·
2,761 Posts
Discussion Starter #2
I know maintenance schedules exist, but I made and posted this for a couple reasons:

none of them are actually written out to 300k miles

I don't like the OEM. I'm not comfortable with going 20k miles between oil filter changes.
10k for oil and filter is pushing it enough for me. so I re-wrote the entire schedule using
a bit more of what I consider good sense. there's very few changes I made, but practical ones.

this one can be copied, pasted, whatever, it's in text form. and it's in BB Code form too
if you want it for something else. that's something I couldn't find in this level of detail.

any mistakes or additions, let me know, I'll edit!!
 

·
What to put here...
Joined
·
1,050 Posts
Nice work!

Although, I thought the OEM recommended maintenance intervals were 10,000 miles (16k km) (normal conditions), and 5,000 miles (8k km) (severe conditions). Not 20000/10000.
 

·
What to put here...
Joined
·
1,050 Posts
Sorry I misread your 2nd post -- you said "oil filter changes", I read "oil and filter changes". I still don't know why Acura spec'd the TSX to only change the filter every other oil change -- it makes no sense to run clean, fresh oil through the dirty filter element of a re-used oil filter!

But yes, 10K normal, 5K severe.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,460 Posts
nice work, now it's time for someone to max out your schedule and hit 300,000 miles :lol:

My dad's old Civic had about 340K miles when it died and it ran like a champ up until then with just regular maintainance.
 

·
Controlling Destiny
Joined
·
334 Posts
Your technical threads are very helpful, and a very welcome resource for a new TSX owner. Thank you very much!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Transmission Fluid

Thanks for the schedule, great info. I noticed at 60k you dont have a transmission fluid change? The maintenance minder suggests 60k and then I was told it needs to be done every 30k after that. I drive under normal conditions. Do I need to be changing every 30k from here on out? Thanks.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
59 Posts
Transmission Fluid..funny story

I was going to create a new thread for this, but i guess i could hi-jack this one. Sorry op :( This is a long one, but worth the read.

Took my car to my local Acura dealership this morning after hearing a "whistling sound" coming from the center console area in my 04 AT CL9. Not sure what it was, but I’ve noticed it for the past 7-10 days. After taking the car for a road test with the Acura tech, he said it sounds like a transmission/dif issue. I was surprised to hear that! But after considering that i have Acura Plus extended bumper-to-bumper warranty (and no warranty voiding mods) i should be covered for up to 160K/7 years. This put my heart at ease. After all this car is my DD. I left the car with them for the day. The tech/service rep. followed up with me in the afternoon letting me know that it was in fact a tranny issue. However, before they can apply to Acura Plus for warranty coverage, they needed to know that I had changed the transmission fluid during my ownership. I bought the car as a lease return (a certified pre-owned Acura) from a different Acura dealership with 88K on the car. Since then, now at 145K, I have not done a transmission fluid change. I am hearing that Acura Plus may not warranty the transmission damage because of this, and I maybe on the hook for the labor/parts etc. .

What shocks me is, that after looking back in the service records from the first 4 years before I owned it, the previous owner didn’t have the transmission fluid changed/flushed at all. And the real kicker is, the Acura dealership that pre-owned "certified" it never did any transmission fluid changes or flushes either. I bought the car with no tranny fluid changes ever done. Right now my wife is rummaging through our filing cabinet searching for the exact details on the Acura Plus contract, as I sincerely thought it was golden until 160K, but clearly...not..

Feedback ?
 

·
Slow but turns
Joined
·
2,961 Posts
This is what I hate about Warranty, they force you to buy it, and in the end when something big comes up, they find ways to not pay for damages done to your car that literally wasnt your fault.

If you have a record of having your car doing regular up-to-date maintenance, that may help fight their rejection.. any proof of you taking good care of your car may help, but the thing with Acura Care is that you have to follow every procedure of your Car Maintenance.

Here is something Vegito(TSXClub forum member, not actual DBZ) shared with us not too long ago... http://cyforce.org/tsx/tsx-schedule.pdf

EDIT: According to the Manual, youre suppose to change your Transmission Fluid every 120k miles.

EDIT again: Didnt realize the OP listed this already :banghead:
 

·
long-term build
Joined
·
2,761 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
Feedback ?
tranny fluid change is at 120k miles or 6 years.

that falls to when you had the car, seeing how you got
it at 88k.

nobody did it at 88k because it's not due until 120k.

you missed it, and now 25k miles later you have problems.

I can see how they might call this your fault, shitty as it is.

I doubt warranty covers you not servicing your vehicle.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
59 Posts
Ya, i understand i missed it. I can own up to that.
Really hoping Acura can work with me on the bill though. I have been meticulous about oil changes since I purchased it. I truely do care about the car's upkeep, etc. Just missed this crucial milestone.

Acura Plus was not cheep, Acura has alot of my money already, lol

EDIT : Is there no "check engine light" or alert of any kind for critical services like this one ?

Edit 2: I am in Canada, Im actually @ 145K Kilometers, not miles. works out to be about 90K Miles.
 

·
long-term build
Joined
·
2,761 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
maintenance minder should have at some point popped up with a F listed.
but I don't know for sure. probably not.
 

·
still plays with cars
Joined
·
328 Posts
Your technical threads are very helpful, and a very welcome resource for a new TSX owner. Thank you very much!
Be aware that the 06 to 08 TSXs have a coded maintenance minder, so when you see the dreaded orange wrench, look in the owner's manual for the required service - or just take a bag of gold and your complete trust to the dealer.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
256 Posts
Not to rub salt in any wounds or anything, but it's always a good idea to "baseline" any car that you buy....ESPECIALLY (and I know this sounds crazy, esp a "certified" used car, but...) a car from a stealer..er...dealership.

Remember, their #1 goal is to make profit.
The more they have to spend on the car to make it right, the less profit they make.

Stealerships are masters at dodging the important things, and overlooking them, sticking the buyer with the costs to do what they SHOULD have done in the first place.

Case in point, I was at CarMax awhile back, and happened to notice a Honda Odyssey (fairly new) that had nearly bald tires on it (all 4 actually). WTF?

There is a REASON dealerships charge "dealer retail" and it's SUPPOSED to be for a fully reconditioned vehicle that doesn't need anything.

Again, they will side step this every time to save a few bucks.

In a perfect world (or at least a more honest one) people would be responsible and accountable, making sure things were done properly in the first place, but because we live in a greedy society....

It is OUR job as consumers to check everything and not let them get away with it!

****Interesting side note**** I was looking at an '06 G35 6MT sedan at carmax some time ago (might have been the same time I noticed that Odyssey, not sure), anyway......
after I had taken a test drive and before making any commitments to buying the car, I told the guy I wanted to have the car checked out by an Infiniti dealer (who just happened to be right across the street, literally) before making any decisions.
He informed me that this was unnecessary as they do a thorough inspection and that they have a wonderful "7 day return policy" and if I'm unhappy to simply bring the car back. That is fine, but I still wanted it checked out first (something I do before I buy any car). He said not necessary again. I said "see you later".

Oops, sorry OP for the rant there...lol.

bryman
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
51 Posts
I'm totally uncomfortable running 10,000 miles on any oil in any car. My dad has always been anal about changing the oil in his vehicles every 2,000 miles, and has had several over 200,000 miles on the original engine and tranny. One of which was a 1987 Mercury Grand Marquis that got up to 285,000 before we got rid of it because the body and suspension were so rotted. Original engine and tranny were still great! We almost wanted to push it down to the end of the driveway and throw it in park and put a brick on the gas pedal just to see how much abuse the engine could handle :grinno:

Anyway, I always just use basic 5/30 or 10/30 in my cars every 2,000 miles with a new WIX filter, and I'm satisfied with that.
 
1 - 20 of 24 Posts
Top