Richard's '03 CL-S 6MT

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  1. Sil2DrV6

    Sil2DrV6 Well-Known Member

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    (We'll see, if this OP can still be edited after a few wks from now.. Fingers cx'ed.. If not, the list can't be updated at here..)

    Welcome to my CL's thread. :)

    Got this car as a donor car for my Accord to do the 6-6 & dash swap. Was trying to get the engine & MT by itself gutted out, but since this vendor was taking forever to sell me one, I found this running J32 6MT with wheels on instead, with a surprisingly good vehicle history, though it's relatively a high mileage car.

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    Engine Bay / Performance:
    * Stock

    Suspension / Footwork:
    * Stock

    Exterior / Cosmetics:
    * Stock

    Interior:
    * JDM Air Fresheners
    * Window Films -20%-

    Lighting:
    * Stock

    Electronics / I.C.E. / Misc.:
    * Stock

    Vehicle History Service Log:
    -- 09/14/2002 5,110 mi General Service
    -- 01/30/2003 9,931 mi Recommended mi service
    -- 05/14/2003 14,963 mi General Service
    -- 08/14/2003 19,156 mi General Service
    -- 12/02/2003 23,560 mi General Service
    -- 12/29/2003 24,686 mi Wheels & Tires checked
    -- 03/08/2004 27,374 mi General Service
    -- 10/20/2006 63,964 mi Braking Service
    -- 06/14/2007 72,773 mi Braking Service
    -- 11/21/2007 79,037 mi Tires checked
    -- 12/01/2008 99,070 mi General Service
    -- 04/09/2009 99,617 mi Maintenance inspection completed
    -- 04/09/2009 99,617 mi Exterior lights checked
    -- 03/04/2010 108,279 mi Tires balanced rotated & aligned
    -- 03/04/2010 108,279 mi Front brake rotors resurfaced
    -- 12/08/2010 113,690 mi Maintenance inspection completed
    -- 12/08/2010 113,690 mi Brakes checked
    -- 12/08/2010 113,690 mi Tires checked
    -- 12/08/2010 113,690 mi Electrical system checked
    -- 02/07/2011 114,303 mi General Service
    -- 11/29/2011 118,426 mi General Service
    -- 03/15/2012 ???,??? mi General Service
    -- 06/16/2012 120,849 mi General Service
    -- 05/24/2013 125,872 mi General Service
    -- 06/07/2013 ???,??? mi General Service
    -- 03/07/2014 128,641 mi General Service
    -- 01/21/2015 ???,??? mi Brake system bled
    -- 06/23/2015 133,467 mi General Service
    -- 06/23/2015 133,467 mi Brake fluid changed
    -- 07/09/2015 133,534 mi General Service
    -- 12/12/2015 135,520 mi General Service
    -- 12/12/2015 135,520 mi Cooling, A/C and heating system serviced
    -- 12/12/2015 135,520 mi Coolant flushed/changed
    -- 09/19/2018 143,359 mi Recommended mi Service
    -- 09/19/2018 143,359 mi Drivability/performance checked
    -- 03/07/2019 Takata Driver Airbag Safety Recall

    Parts Replacement Log:
    -- 12/01/2008 99,070 mi Exterior lights checked Light bulb(s) replaced
    -- 02/01/2010 107,884 mi Engine/powertrain computer/module replaced
    -- 03/04/2010 108,279 mi Water pump & Timing belt replaced
    -- 06/16/2012 120,849 mi Battery & light bulbs replaced
    -- 01/21/2015 ???,??? mi Rear brake calipers replaced
    -- 06/23/2015 133,467 mi Front and Rear Brake Pads replaced
    -- 06/23/2015 133,467 mi Front Calipers replaced
    -- 06/23/2015 133,467 mi Rear rotors replaced
    -- 12/12/2015 135,520 mi Heater control valve replaced
    -- 07/27/2020 143,460 mi Fuel Pump Relay replaced
    -- 08/26/2020 143,481 mi Spark Plugs & Wheel studs replaced

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    Thanks for looking!:favorites37:
     
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  2. Sil2DrV6

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    Decided to drive this car for a while, and going to complete the necessary resto-mods / parts replacements / maintenance, while she's mobile until the time to do the swap, so that every work will be test-driven to be ready to play the game.

    Currently, she has multiple CELs, which all indicates the misfiring issue. New sparkplugs are on, but the codes are still there due to the clogged EGR, according to a member who had the same issue I'm having now:
    Got the new OEM EGR valve w/ the gasket + aftermarket EGR Valve Repair Kit (Part#B22001 & F23001) on its way, which is a drill bit and a metal plate to fix the clogging.

    Contemplating on getting the J37 IM swap done all together this time, but I just wanna drive this thing soon lol.:driving:
     
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    Hey that thing looks to be pretty pristine. More pics! Kind of a shame it will be taken apart since they are so rare, but it's for a worthy cause. :)

    How is your manual driving coming along?
     
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    I appreciate your kind words! This thing is actually one of those cars that can only look descent from a distance, when wet, and/or edited.:lawl: Pictures can tell thousand words sometimes, but the QPs, hood, and door panels are all banged up lol. The paint color's becoming partially San Marino Pink with loosing clearcoat, too! it's been daily driven almost every year till 2018, possibly kept outdoor at one point, but she was running strong.:burnout:

    Yea it is a shame for the CL fans, but the heart of Type-S is going to be carried on! I'll be taking the dash & the front seats as well, so it'll be pretty much all extracted, except rear seats & door linings (minus switches n buttons). I think all features can be carried on, so it's just that the look of a CL is going to be trashed in the end haha.. But I'll try to keep some of those rare parts, even if they're not interchangeable.
    Even w/o doing all of this, it's still a fun and rare car as a project to begin.

    Sure, I'll post up more pics when I get more chances. Was only able to spend less than half hour to drive the car, since I got the CELs, but I drove from my house to a shop, so I think I'm alright haha. I just want to drive this thing for a whole day lol.:driving:
     
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    Got the EGR assembly replaced and the passage port cleaned up. The port wasn't that dirty, but the EGR valve itself was nasty as hell lol! Got the CELs cleared, but it still has that underlying misfire! Had the ignition coil isolation testing and it seems like there's a dead one plus a couple of those being weak. Got a set of new coils on its way, and hopefully no more misfiring. :rolleyes:
     
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    Nice pick up! I've been hunting for a donor car but refuse to pay these crazy prices. People ask for $4k+ for a 200k mile car lolol. Can't wait to see the swap done on the Accord!
     
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    Good find. One day I'll buy a nice one to keep, instead of parts cars
     
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    Drove for 2 days with no more CELs popping up.:) I can def feel the difference of 60+hp compared to my V6 Accord, and the 6MT is sooo much fun!:driving:

    Found out a few things about the car:
    1. Brake pads are mostly done.
    2. When it fires up at a start, it ignites fine but the fuel sounds like it isn't getting injected / pumped out effectively. Got the fuel injector relay very recently but I feel like the fuel pump is due soon.
    3. Can't hear the VTEC kicking in yo. The spool valve housing / the solenoid is probably done.
    4. Seems like the heater control valve got replaced previously, but there's actually no heat coming out at the warm setting. The A/C is icy cold tho!
    5. Everything turns off and on, except for the driver's side's high and low beam, and it keeps blowing out the fuse. Makes me want to replace the whole wire harnesses haha.
    6. The Bose radio works nice, but the compact disc playa is not in the game.

    Overall, I'm glad to see and feel that she's in running condition as a donor car in the near future.



    Thanks guys. The '03 CLS6 is def getting hard to come by. I used so many used car inventory websites, even with getting a help from my buddy using the dealer auction sites, there were only 2 cars available, including this one.. Who knows when a good one get's popped up randomly, but GL to you gents. Btw, I got this 148K mi for $4800 from a dealer, 2300 miles away from my home, so hearing $4K for 200K mi isn't that bad, and that's abt the right price imo.
     
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    Engine Bay / Performance:
    * Bosch Icon Wiper Blades

    Suspension / Footwork:

    * Stock

    Exterior / Cosmetics:
    * Stock

    Interior:
    * JDM Air Fresheners
    * Window Films

    Lighting:
    * Stock

    Electronics / I.C.E. / Misc.:
    * Stock

    Vehicle History Service Log:
    -- 09/14/2002 5,110 mi General Service
    -- 01/30/2003 9,931 mi Recommended mi service
    -- 05/14/2003 14,963 mi General Service
    -- 08/14/2003 19,156 mi General Service
    -- 12/02/2003 23,560 mi General Service
    -- 12/29/2003 24,686 mi Wheels & Tires checked
    -- 03/08/2004 27,374 mi General Service
    -- 10/20/2006 63,964 mi Braking Service
    -- 06/14/2007 72,773 mi Braking Service
    -- 11/21/2007 79,037 mi Tires checked
    -- 12/01/2008 99,070 mi General Service
    -- 04/09/2009 99,617 mi Maintenance inspection completed
    -- 04/09/2009 99,617 mi Exterior lights checked
    -- 03/04/2010 108,279 mi Tires balanced rotated & aligned
    -- 03/04/2010 108,279 mi Front brake rotors resurfaced
    -- 12/08/2010 113,690 mi Maintenance inspection completed
    -- 12/08/2010 113,690 mi Brakes checked
    -- 12/08/2010 113,690 mi Tires checked
    -- 12/08/2010 113,690 mi Electrical system checked
    -- 02/07/2011 114,303 mi General Service
    -- 11/29/2011 118,426 mi General Service
    -- 03/15/2012 ???,??? mi General Service
    -- 06/16/2012 120,849 mi General Service
    -- 05/24/2013 125,872 mi General Service
    -- 06/07/2013 ???,??? mi General Service
    -- 03/07/2014 128,641 mi General Service
    -- 01/21/2015 ???,??? mi Brake system bled
    -- 06/23/2015 133,467 mi General Service
    -- 06/23/2015 133,467 mi Brake fluid changed
    -- 07/09/2015 133,534 mi General Service
    -- 12/12/2015 135,520 mi General Service
    -- 12/12/2015 135,520 mi Cooling, A/C and heating system serviced
    -- 12/12/2015 135,520 mi Coolant flushed/changed
    -- 09/19/2018 143,359 mi Recommended mi Service
    -- 09/19/2018 143,359 mi Drivability/performance checked
    -- 03/07/2019 Takata Driver Airbag Safety Recall
    -- 08/26/2020 143,481 mi General Service

    Parts Replacement Log:
    -- 12/01/2008 99,070 mi Exterior lights checked Light bulb(s) replaced
    -- 02/01/2010 107,884 mi Engine/powertrain computer/module replaced
    -- 03/04/2010 108,279 mi Water pump & Timing belt replaced
    -- 06/16/2012 120,849 mi Battery & light bulbs replaced
    -- 01/21/2015 ???,??? mi Rear brake calipers replaced
    -- 06/23/2015 133,467 mi Front and Rear Brake Pads replaced
    -- 06/23/2015 133,467 mi Front Calipers replaced
    -- 06/23/2015 133,467 mi Rear rotors replaced
    -- 12/12/2015 135,520 mi Heater control valve replaced
    -- 07/27/2020 143,460 mi Fuel Pump Relay replaced
    -- 08/26/2020 143,481 mi Spark Plugs & Wheel studs replaced
    -- 08/18/2020 143,483 mi Ignition Coils replaced
     

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