Richard's '03 CL-S 6MT

Sil2DrV6

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Awesome work! Nothing like crossing off an annoying problem off the list.

How long do you plan on driving the CL for? I finally caved and ordered upper and lower control arms for mine to get it aligned since I plan on driving it for the next year or so.

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Yessir! Been a while since I got so excited about a car project to this level tbh lol.

Well, at first I was going to drive it for a year, but it seems like it might take another few more extra months to start out the swap. My CL is not reaching 150K mi yet, but I'm resto-modding the parts that are due for replacements, prior to the swap, plus getting rid of a lil ol' car's gremlins, so it's taking a bit of more time than I thought. Id swap it right away, if it was less than 100K mi, but since it's not, I need to rejuvenate my donor parts to an optimal level.

Cool man. Don't you love the seats? I think they are so much more comfortable than 6GA's! The CL is becoming my daily now, and my 3 year old son loves going out for a drive (and falls asleep in 5 min lol).
 
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Man I love these seats! Heated seats were a godsend this winter. I'll pull them out and put them in the Accord once the time comes. I'm pretty happy my CL was in rough shape, otherwise I think would've just kept it and started modifying it lol!
 

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Man I love these seats! Heated seats were a godsend this winter. I'll pull them out and put them in the Accord once the time comes. I'm pretty happy my CL was in rough shape, otherwise I think would've just kept it and started modifying it lol!
Yea the seats are def keepers for sure haha! I'm also glad that my CL isn't mint either. It's so nice for me to park anywhere fast w/o thinking about getting door dents. I honestly would not mod it, even if it was mint, b/c I just cannot like the design at all lol. sonni_kuba Jakub said it looks like a Buick haha.
 

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Updated the maintenance list in order to prepare and complete the swap efficiently.



Engine Bay / Performance:
* '08 - '12 Honda Accord V6 AT J35 I.M. Top Cover
* '09 - '14 Acura TL SH-AWD J37 I.M.
* Bosch Icon Wiper Blades
* Denso Ignition Coils
* Injen Technology Cold Air Intake
* P2R Power Rev Racing J32 T.B. to J37 I.M. Adaptor

Suspension / Footwork:

* Pirelli Cinturato P7 Tires
* SPC Right Front OE Replacing Upper Ball Joint

Exterior / Cosmetics:
* Stock

Interior:
* JDM Air Fresheners
* Meguiar's Air Re-Fresher
* Weathertech All-Weather Universal Floor mats
* 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 Notice
-- 08/26/2020 143,481 mi General Service
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Throttle Body Cleaning
-- 12/10/2020 144,476 mi Valve Clearance Adjustments
-- 01/18/2021 144,506mi Full Vehicle Inspection Service
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Valve Clearance Re-Adjusted
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Oil Pan Resealed
-- 02/11/2021 144,627 mi Clutch & Brake fluid changed
-- 02/11/2021 144,627 mi Parking brake adjusted
-- 02/17/2021 144,628 mi Takata Driver Airbag Safety Recall Replacement


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
-- 08/18/2020 143,483 mi EGR Valve replaced
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Intake Manifold replaced
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Air Intake replaced
-- 12/10/2020 144,476 mi Rear wheel bearings and hubs replaced
-- 12/18/2020 144,476 mi Rear Brake rotors and pads replaced
-- 12/18/2020 144,476 mi Parking Brake hard ware kit replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Front Valve Cover replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Valve Cover Gaskets Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Lower Plenum Gasket Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Spark Plug Tube Seals Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Valve Cover Seal Washers Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Intake Manifold Cover Bracket Replaced
-- 03/04/2021 144,944 mi Tires Replaced (Used)
-- 03/04/2021 144,944 mi Front Upper Ball Joint Replaced


Remarks: Updated:03/20/2021
  1. Left Windshield washer ----- Clogged.
  2. Power steering pump ----- Leaky.
  3. Fuel injection ----- Dirty.
  4. Spool Valve ----- Leaky.
  5. Clutch ----- Slipping.
  6. Front Brake Rotors ----- Warped.
  7. L. Headlight HID ----- Shot.
  8. Struts ----- Weak.
  9. Passenger's Fr. seat ----- Stuck.
  10. P.S. Rack ----- Leaking.
  11. Front floor under seat ----- Crushed lol.

Engine / drivetrain maintenance:

– Timing belt ----- Done! @108K mi
– Water pump ----- Done! @108K mi
– Air intake ----- Done! @144K mi
– EGR Valve & Gasket ----- Done! @143K mi
– Spark plugs ----- Done! @143K mi
– Ignition coils ----- Done! @143K mi
– Throttle body gaskets ----- Done! @144K mi
– Throttle Body Cleaning ----- Done! @144K mi
– Throttle position sensor gasket ----- Done! @144K mi
– Front Cylinder Head Covers ----- Done! @144K mi
– Cylinder Head Cover Gasket Sets ----- Done! @144K mi
– Valve Cover Gasket ----- Done! @144K mi
– Valve Clearance Adjustment ----- Done! @144K mi
– Oil Pan Gasket ----- Done! @144K mi
– Power Steering Pump (Only if my Accord's wasn't bad..)
– Spool Valve Filter Housing
– Cam seals
– Front crank seals
– Drive belt
– Drive belt tensioner
– Tensioner pulley
– Idler pulley
– Injectors cleaning
– Water temperature sensor
– Rubber Grommets
– Pressure relief valve


– Exhausts Manifold
– Exhausts manifold gaskets
– Head gaskets
– Fuel Rail
– Fuel Pump
– Oil pump (if needed)

At the motor swap:
– Main Seal (Front & Rear)
– Axle Seals
– Starter
– Clutch
– Flywheel
– Motor and transmission mounts
– Thermostat ----- (From the Accord)
– Radiator hoses Upper ----- (From the Accord)
– Radiator hoses Lower
– Heater Core Hoses ----- Is it a must ?????
– Rear Cylinder Head Covers ----- (From the Accord)
– Denso Odyssey Alternator ----- (From the Accord)
– Big 3 zero gage ground wires ----- (From the Accord)
– Idle Air Control Valve & gasket ----- (From the Accord)


Parts extraction:
– Motor + mounts
– Engine Wire Harness
– Transmission + mounts
– ECU
– Axles with Half Shaft
– Shift Cables and Shift Box
– Brake pedal
– Clutch pedal
– Clutch pedal mounting box
– Master cylinder
– Slave cylinder
– Fuse box
– Dash Panel + Shifter Console + Steering wheel?
– Dash Panel Wire Harness?
– Taillight Trunk Opener?
 
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Would you just swap this thing already!?

haha ;)
Hahaha I hear you lol. But this poor man's nsx is really becoming more reliable than my Accord lately lol. Abt 2 more big replacement works, and hopefully the dream will be coming true by October or so.:boink:
 

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I know you've been messaging me on IG about all this, but it looks good to see it all updated in one place. When the time comes, itll be a fun car for sure.
 

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I know you've been messaging me on IG about all this, but it looks good to see it all updated in one place. When the time comes, itll be a fun car for sure.
Although it's taking forever sometimes, but I honestly can't wait till that time either haha! Well, you might feel like I've been hitting you up with some random questions here 'n there from time to time, but every time I get your feedbacks, this list get's updated pretty much simultaneously lol.
 

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Just logged in to say that i appreciate your passion and enthousiasm for the accord coupe, we can feel you having a strong connection with this car and particular model. Keep it up and hope you'll drive her for many years to come.
 

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Engine / drivetrain maintenance:
– Timing belt ----- Done! @108K mi
– Water pump ----- Done! @108K mi
– Air intake ----- Done! @144K mi
– EGR Valve & Gasket ----- Done! @143K mi
– Spark plugs ----- Done! @143K mi
– Ignition coils ----- Done! @143K mi
– Throttle body gaskets ----- Done! @144K mi
– Throttle Body Cleaning ----- Done! @144K mi
– Throttle position sensor gasket ----- Done! @144K mi
– Front Cylinder Head Covers ----- Done! @144K mi
– Cylinder Head Cover Gasket Sets ----- Done! @144K mi
– Valve Cover Gasket ----- Done! @144K mi
– Valve Clearance Adjustment ----- Done! @144K mi
– Oil Pan Gasket ----- Done! @144K mi
– Power Steering Pump (Only if my Accord's wasn't bad..)
– Spool Valve Filter Housing
– Cam seals
– Front crank seals
– Drive belt
– Drive belt tensioner
– Tensioner pulley
– Idler pulley
– Injectors cleaning
– Water temperature sensor
– Rubber Grommets
– Pressure relief valve


– Exhausts Manifold
– Exhausts manifold gaskets
– Head gaskets
– Fuel Rail
– Fuel Pump
– Oil pump (if needed)

At the motor swap:
– Main Seal (Front & Rear)
– Axle Seals
– Starter
– Clutch
– Flywheel
– Motor and transmission mounts
– Thermostat ----- (From the Accord)
– Radiator hoses Upper ----- (From the Accord)
– Radiator hoses Lower
– Heater Core Hoses ----- Is it a must ?????
– Rear Cylinder Head Covers ----- (From the Accord)
– Denso Odyssey Alternator ----- (From the Accord)
– Big 3 zero gage ground wires ----- (From the Accord)
– Idle Air Control Valve & gasket ----- (From the Accord)
Trying to get the injector cleanings, Drive belt + Drive belt tensioner, Tensioner pulley & Idler pulley, water temp sensor, and the cam n crankshaft seal replaced soon, hopefully by mid June. Decided to get the Timing belt + water pump & VTEC spool valve as well and get everything fresh and get over with it. Realized that the pressure relief valve and the rubber grommets were displaying repetitively with VTEC spool valve and cylinder head cover gasket set.

Just logged in to say that i appreciate your passion and enthousiasm for the accord coupe, we can feel you having a strong connection with this car and particular model. Keep it up and hope you'll drive her for many years to come.
Haha thanks. My buddy once told me that he's gonna burry my Accord next to me when the time comes lol. I'm sure there are a bunch of other crazy 6GA nerds out there, but I just like to use this thread often haha.
 
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