Richard's '03 CL-S 6MT

Sil2DrV6

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Glad to see you're progressing with the project! Ever since I painted the Accord I dont want to drive it anymore lololol even though it's supposed to be my daily. Gonna push my beater CL thru the winter and pull the motor in the spring. Hoping to save money for parts to throw at it once the motor is out and needs to be refreshed.

Are you putting the refreshed motor back into the CL or swapping it into the Accord? Love seeing the updates when I pop back into the site!
Thanks! Haha I hear you lol keep the paint fresh! Good luck with your CL! I'm gonna put this motor back into the CL, and drive it as a beater for a while until I settle my plan for the swap. i.e. where/what/how to keep my gutted out CL afterwards etc.

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Got more new parts thrown into the motor. Oil Pan, crank pulley (couldn't resist with the old one), new(er) AC compressor from my Accord's spare. There will be a fresh n shiny set of the timing belt cover bolts as well.
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Got my DC Sports headers modded to clear the rear MT mount. The piping is bent and the mount's arm is slightly scraped off to remain the clearance.
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Took the transmission home so I could clean it out on my own. Took some elbow greasing but I think it became pretty decent now.
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Got some parts for the clutch release fork, since they were pretty worn out. Once the MT is back on, the P.S. rack, cat converter, and the exhausts system will be on the go next.
 

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That's interesting, my Innovative rear mount is in a vertical orientation. Guess they changed the design at some point.
 

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That's interesting, my Innovative rear mount is in a vertical orientation. Guess they changed the design at some point.
I'm not sure, if they ever changed their design, but as far as I know, the motor mounts that are designed its bushing facing out vertically would be the rear one for the AT motor & the front one(s) for both MT and AT motor. Their website's photo also says it. Maybe you thought I was talking about the front motor, or perhaps something got mixed up in your memory, and you forgot about the rear mount's bushing facing out in sideways?

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The car is almost getting ready to be picked up! Interestingly, they were unable to install my Innovative's RH passenger side engine motor mounts. I'll keep on rocking with the original mount until further notice, but whatever. I'll figure it out soon. The pre-owned HID ballast that I supplied didn't work out, so I still need to get another one, but from what I was reported, I'm confident that the car is coming back in an optimum level. He literally told me that I'll be pretty happy with the car's outcome. It's been a while since I felt so much excitement about my cars. I might need to start thinking about getting new(er) tires, before having too much fun with my old Pirellis going bad too soon.
 

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Got the car back and drove it about a week. DAMN.., THIS CAR IS SO MUCH FUCKING FUN TO DRIVE.. Since I’ve been driving this thing like a grandma on a limp mode from day one, two years ago, I never have realized how this car could be such a beast. When it speeds up, that additional 60HP from the AV6 can definitely create more gravitational push. I think I know how 250HP feels like (on my Pilot lol), but it’s way quicker n pushier than that. Maybe I should appreciate the I.H.E upgrades + J37 IM setup for that. When entering on a highway, I feel like the car wants to accelerate forever until it reaches the redzone for the next gear, on each and every single gears.. The VTEC kicks in right before the 5K RPM, and it has a distinctively high toned, scratchy metallic sound like a jet engine on an airplane lol. It sounds way more different than how it comes out of my AV6’s roaring SRI. The new clutch feels solid and firm as well. It’s nice to be able to shift gears regardless of being at any RPM’s on any inclined roads. I forgot how fun rev matching was lol. (Can paddle shifters do rev matching these days btw?) Anyways, I was really underestimating how fun this car could be, compared to my AV6. My accord is definitely quicker on corners, but there’s no chance for it to beat this car haha. Now I know how this J32 feels like, and once again, I just can’t wait until I swap this thing into my Accord.


Updated the list and took care of some issues on the car by the remark section. Pictars will be coming soon.



Engine Bay / Performance:
* '04 - '06 Acura TL Base Starter Motor ----- New!
* '08 - '12 Honda Accord V6 AT J35 I.M. Top Cover
* '09 - '14 Acura TL SH-AWD J37 I.M.
* Bosch Icon Wiper Blades
* DC Sports Stainless Steel Performance Headers (Custom Bent) ----- New!
* Denso Ignition Coils
* Injen Technology Cold Air Intake
* Innovative Mounts OEM Spec Engine Mounts ----- New!
* Magnaflow OEM Grade Direct-Fit Catalytic Converter ----- New!
* P2R Power Rev Racing J32 T.B. to J37 I.M. Adaptor
* Tanabe Revel Medallion Touring S Cat Back Dual Exhausts System ----- New!


Suspension / Footwork:
* Pirelli Cinturato P7 Tires
* SPC Right Front OE Replacing Upper Ball Joint
* Unbranded Power Steering Rack + Endlinks ----- New!

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
-- 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 144,506 mi 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
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Cylinder Head Pressure Test, Clean, and Machined
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Valve Clearance Adjustment
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Engine oil changed
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Clutch fluid changed
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi A/C recharged
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Transmission Case Surface Reconditioning


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 EGR Valve replaced
-- 08/18/2020 143,483 mi Ignition Coils replaced
-- 08/18/2020 143,483 mi Spark Plugs & Wheel studs replaced
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Air Intake replaced
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Intake Manifold replaced
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Throttle body gaskets
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Throttle position sensor gasket
-- 12/10/2020 144,476 mi Rear Brake rotors and pads replaced
-- 12/18/2020 144,476 mi Rear wheel bearings and hubs replaced
-- 12/18/2020 144,476 mi Parking Brake hardware kit replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Front Valve Cover replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Intake Manifold Cover Bracket Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Lower Plenum Gasket Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Oil Pan Gasket
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Spark Plug Tube Seals Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Valve Cover Gaskets Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Valve Cover Seal Washers Replaced
-- 03/04/2021 144,944 mi Front Upper Ball Joint Replaced
-- 03/04/2021 144,944 mi Tires Replaced (Used)
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi A/C belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Camshaft Seal Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Crankshaft Seals Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Drive belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Drive belt tensioner Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Fuel Injectors Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Idler Bearing Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Oil Pressure Switch Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Power Steering Pump Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Power Steering Pump Belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Spool Valve Filter Housing Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Tensioner Bearing Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Timing Belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Water Pump Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Water Temperature Sensor Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Clutch Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Flywheel Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Motor mounts & Brackets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Transmission mount Components Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Cylinder head bolts Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Camshaft thrust covers Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Thermostat sensor switch o-ring Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Head gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Intake Manifold Plenum Gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Spark Plugs Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Fuel Rails + Sealing Components Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Injector base gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Starter Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Alternator Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Exhausts Manifold Headers & A-pipe Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Exhausts manifold gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Oil Pan & Hondabond sealing Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Oil Pump front main oil seal Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Cylinder block rear main oil seal & plate Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Catalytic converter Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Exhausts system piping & mufflers + hangers Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Power steering rack & outer tie rod ends Replaced


Vehicle Condition Remarks: Updated:01/06/2023
  1. Left Windshield washer ----- Clogged.
  2. Front Brake Rotors ----- Warped.
  3. Struts ----- Weak.
  4. Passenger's Fr. seat ----- Stuck.
  5. Front floor under seat ----- Crushed lol.

Replacement parts at the motor swap:

– Axle Seals
– Lower Radiator hoses
– Oil pump (Hopefully not!)
– Fuel Pump (if needed)
– Heater Core Hoses ----- Is it a must ?????


Accord parts to keep at the motor swap:
– Thermostat
– Upper Radiator Hose
– Rear Cylinder Head Covers
– Denso Odyssey Alternator
– Big 3 zero gage ground wires
– Idle Air Control Valve & gasket
– Engine Mounting Bracket


CL parts to extract at the motor swap:
– Motor + mounts
– Transmission + mounts
– Engine Wire Harness
– ECU
– Axles with Half Shaft
– Shift Cables and Shift Box
– Brake pedal
– Clutch pedal
– Clutch pedal mounting box
– Master cylinder
– Slave cylinder
– Fuse box
– Keys


Thanks for checking! :pedobear:
 
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While the car has been running like a champ, there has been a bit of some vibration from one of my motor mounts. It's because the passenger side's Innovative mount did not fit correctly for some reason, and I kept rocking with the original (torn, too) mount. Sent out the car to the shop to get the new factory mount installed. Also noticed that some of the wiring and hosing in the engine bay were reconnected and rerouted differently, so those will be taken care as well. I thought this would be it, but the radiator was leaking fluid from the upper hose & the valve cover seal washers were seeping oil lol. Was going to extract the upper hose from my Accord at the motor swap in the future but oh well. Hopefully, the radiator itself will hold up though, because my Accord's got cracked and puked the fluid all over the bay. I really don't want that to happen to this car now haha. It's starting to discolor, where it meets and clamps the upper hose, so it's kind of knock on woods at this point, but I think it should be fine. When this is done, the car should have no more leaking issues whatsoever!

EDIT: Got the car back! The vibration has noticeably reduced, but it's still out there since two of the other engine mount pieces are from Innovative's. No more leaking from the radiator, as well. Took it for a spin and noticed that this car's Vtec sounds like my Accord's SRI actually. I thought it was the metal-scraping / air-whistling sound, like a jet engine from an airplane, but that was coming from the CAI sucking the air when I was stepping on the gas. My impression of CAI's Vtec sound is that it's hard to hear the engagement like SRI's, but having both of these now in comparison, I'd say my CAI is loud enough to tell the engagement. It just roars out loud like an electric guitar lol. Maybe even louder than my Accord's farty SRI. :rice:

Updated the list. Here are the photos.
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Engine Bay / Performance:
* '04 - '06 Acura TL Base Starter Motor ----- New!
* '08 - '12 Honda Accord V6 AT J35 I.M. Top Cover
* '09 - '14 Acura TL J37 I.M.
* Bosch Icon Wiper Blades
* DC Sports Stainless Steel Performance Headers (Custom Bent) ----- New!
* Denso Alternator ----- New!
* Denso Ignition Coils
* Exedy OEM Spec Clutch ----- New!
* Injen Technology Cold Air Intake
* Innovative Mounts OEM Spec Engine Mounts ----- New!
* Luk OEM Spec Flywheel ----- New!
* Magnaflow OEM Grade Direct-Fit Catalytic Converter ----- New!
* P2R Power Rev Racing J32 T.B. to J37 I.M. Adaptor
* Tanabe Revel Medallion Touring-S Cat-Back Exhausts System ----- New!

Suspension / Footwork:
* Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Tires
* SPC Right Front OE Replacing Upper Ball Joint
* Unbranded Power Steering Rack + Endlinks ----- New!

Exterior / Cosmetics:
* Debadged (Fell off) Type-S lol

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
-- 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 144,506 mi 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
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Cylinder Head Pressure Test, Clean, and Machined
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Valve Clearance Adjustment
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Engine oil changed
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Clutch fluid changed
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi A/C recharged
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Transmission Case Surface Reconditioning


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 EGR Valve replaced
-- 08/18/2020 143,483 mi Ignition Coils replaced
-- 08/18/2020 143,483 mi Spark Plugs & Wheel studs replaced
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Air Intake replaced
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Intake Manifold replaced
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Throttle body gaskets
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Throttle position sensor gasket
-- 12/10/2020 144,476 mi Rear Brake rotors and pads replaced
-- 12/18/2020 144,476 mi Rear wheel bearings and hubs replaced
-- 12/18/2020 144,476 mi Parking Brake hardware kit replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Front Valve Cover replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Intake Manifold Cover Bracket Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Lower Plenum Gasket Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Oil Pan Gasket
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Spark Plug Tube Seals Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Valve Cover Gaskets Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Valve Cover Seal Washers Replaced
-- 03/04/2021 144,944 mi Front Upper Ball Joint Replaced
-- 03/04/2021 144,944 mi Tires Replaced (Used)
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi A/C belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Camshaft Seal Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Crankshaft Seals Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Drive belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Drive belt tensioner Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Fuel Injectors Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Idler Bearing Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Oil Pressure Switch Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Power Steering Pump Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Power Steering Pump Belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Spool Valve Filter Housing Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Tensioner Bearing Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Timing Belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Water Pump Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Water Temperature Sensor Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Clutch Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Flywheel Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Motor mounts & Brackets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Transmission mount Components Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Cylinder head bolts Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Camshaft thrust covers Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Thermostat sensor switch o-ring Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Head gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Intake Manifold Plenum Gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Spark Plugs Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Fuel Rails + Sealing Components Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Injector base gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Starter Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Alternator Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Exhausts Manifold Headers & A-pipe Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Exhausts manifold gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Oil Pan with Hondabond sealing Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Oil Pump front main oil seal Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Cylinder block rear main oil seal & plate Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Catalytic converter Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Exhausts system piping & mufflers + hangers Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Power steering rack & outer tie rod ends Replaced
-- 01/12/2023 150,081 mi Passenger Motor mount Replaced
-- 01/12/2023 150,081 mi Valve Cover Seal Washers Replaced
-- 01/12/2023 150,081 mi Upper & Lower radiator Hoses Replaced


Vehicle Condition Remarks: Updated:01/06/2023
  1. Left Windshield washer ----- Clogged.
  2. Front Brake Rotors ----- Warped.
  3. Struts ----- Weak.
  4. Passenger's Seat Recliner ----- Stuck.
  5. CD Player ----- N/A.
  6. Front floor under seat ----- Crushed lol.

Replacement parts at the motor swap:

– Axle Seals
– Heater Core Hoses ----- Is it a must ?????


Accord parts to keep at the motor swap:
– Thermostat
– Rear Cylinder Head Covers
– Denso Odyssey Alternator
– Big 3 zero gage ground wires
– Idle Air Control Valve & gasket
– Engine Mounting Bracket


CL parts to extract at the motor swap:
– Motor & Transmission + mounts
– Engine Wire Harness
– ECU
– Axles with Half Shaft
– Shift Cables and Shift Box
– Brake pedal
– Clutch pedal
– Clutch pedal mounting box
– Master cylinder
– Slave cylinder
– Fuse box
– Keys


Thanks for checking! :andy:
 
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Haven't been on here in a while, but just found this thread.

There are not many 2G CLs around, esp 6MT. Matter fact, my coworker who bought by rolling 03 CLS chassis actually just got in an accident today.

My 6GA is rocking a new CLS block with J35A8 crank, bc rods, ported heads and more mods than I can recall.

@Sil2DrV6 are you on Acura Zine by chance?
 

Sil2DrV6

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Haven't been on here in a while, but just found this thread.

There are not many 2G CLs around, esp 6MT. Matter fact, my coworker who bought by rolling 03 CLS chassis actually just got in an accident today.

My 6GA is rocking a new CLS block with J35A8 crank, bc rods, ported heads and more mods than I can recall.

@Sil2DrV6 are you on Acura Zine by chance?
Hey, thanks for checking!

Oh snaps, sorry to hear about your coworker. Hopefully, the car protected the driver well. Yea this platform is kinda rare; I heard they only made about 2800 units, which I didn't know about it until I started hunting it down a few years ago lol.

Right on, sounds like a fun you've got CG there, let's keep the 6GA game rolling!

Yea I am on the Azine, w/ the same UN, but not so much compared to this place over here. On Azine, I'm just a looker and visit there only when I got issues I wanna DIY to fix it or something. Thanks again for checking!:favorites37:

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Updated the list below. This car is so much fun to drive, I really can't stop smiling every time I drive lol. Because of that, my Pirellis are getting ready to go out as well. Kept a pair of nearly driven Falkens that came with the car back then, so I think I'm going to get a pair of new Falkens to match them soon. Also, the used HID ballast I had it replaced previously, only lasted for a month. Found another used OEM ballast on ebay, so we'll see how this one holds up next time. Once the car gets a better traction, I'll probably be able to smile more.

Engine Bay / Performance:
* '04 - '06 Acura TL Base Starter Motor
* '08 - '12 Honda Accord V6 AT J35 I.M. Top Cover
* '09 - '14 Acura TL J37 I.M.
* Bosch Icon Wiper Blades
* DC Sports Stainless Steel Performance Headers (Custom Bent)
* Denso Alternator
* Denso Ignition Coils
* Exedy OEM Spec Clutch
* Injen Technology Cold Air Intake
* Innovative Mounts OEM Spec Engine Mounts
* Luk OEM Spec Flywheel
* Magnaflow OEM Grade Direct-Fit Catalytic Converter
* P2R Power Rev Racing J32 T.B. to J37 I.M. Adaptor
* Tanabe Revel Medallion Touring-S Cat-Back Exhausts System

Suspension / Footwork:
* Falken All Season Tires ----- Coming Soon
* Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Tires
* SPC Right Front OE Replacing Upper Ball Joint
* Unbranded Power Steering Rack + Endlinks

Exterior / Cosmetics:
* Debadged Type-S Emblem (Fell off) lol

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
-- 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 144,506 mi 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
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Cylinder Head Pressure Test, Clean, and Machined
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Valve Clearance Adjustment
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Engine oil changed
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Clutch fluid changed
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi A/C recharged
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Transmission Case resurfaced


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 EGR Valve replaced
-- 08/18/2020 143,483 mi Ignition Coils replaced
-- 08/18/2020 143,483 mi Spark Plugs & Wheel studs replaced
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Air Intake replaced
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Intake Manifold replaced
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Throttle body gaskets
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Throttle position sensor gasket
-- 12/10/2020 144,476 mi Rear Brake rotors and pads replaced
-- 12/18/2020 144,476 mi Rear wheel bearings and hubs replaced
-- 12/18/2020 144,476 mi Parking Brake hardware kit replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Front Valve Cover replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Intake Manifold Cover Bracket Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Lower Plenum Gasket Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Oil Pan Gasket
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Spark Plug Tube Seals Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Valve Cover Gaskets Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Valve Cover Seal Washers Replaced
-- 03/04/2021 144,944 mi Front Upper Ball Joint Replaced
-- 03/04/2021 144,944 mi Tires Replaced (Used)
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi A/C belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Camshaft Seal Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Crankshaft Seals Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Drive belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Drive belt tensioner Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Fuel Injectors Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Idler Bearing Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Oil Pressure Switch Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Power Steering Pump Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Power Steering Pump Belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Spool Valve Filter Housing Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Tensioner Bearing Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Timing Belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Water Pump Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Water Temperature Sensor Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Clutch Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Flywheel Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Motor mounts & Brackets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Transmission mount Components Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Cylinder head bolts Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Camshaft thrust covers Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Thermostat sensor switch o-ring Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Head gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Intake Manifold Plenum Gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Spark Plugs Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Fuel Rails + Sealing Components Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Injector base gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Starter Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Alternator Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Exhausts Manifold Headers & A-pipe Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Exhausts manifold gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Oil Pan with Hondabond sealing Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Oil Pump front main oil seal Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Cylinder block rear main oil seal & plate Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Catalytic converter Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Exhausts system piping & mufflers + hangers Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Power steering rack & outer tie rod ends Replaced
-- 01/12/2023 150,081 mi Passenger Motor mount Replaced
-- 01/12/2023 150,081 mi Valve Cover Seal Washers Replaced
-- 01/12/2023 150,081 mi Upper & Lower radiator Hoses Replaced


Vehicle Condition Remarks: Updated:02/17/2023
  1. Left Windshield washer ----- Clogged.
  2. Left Low beam ballast ----- Shot.
  3. Front Brake Rotors ----- Warped.
  4. Struts ----- Weak.
  5. Passenger's Seat Recliner ----- Stuck.
  6. CD Player ----- N/A.
  7. Front floor under seat ----- Crushed lol.

Replacement parts at the motor swap:

– Axle Seals
– Heater Core Hoses ----- Is it a must ?????


Accord parts to keep at the motor swap:
– Thermostat
– Rear Cylinder Head Covers
– Denso Odyssey Alternator
– Big 3 zero gage ground wires
– Idle Air Control Valve & gasket
– Engine Mounting Bracket


CL parts to extract at the motor swap:
– Motor & Transmission + mounts
– Engine Wire Harness
– ECU
– Axles with Half Shaft
– Shift Cables and Shift Box
– Brake pedal
– Clutch pedal
– Clutch pedal mounting box
– Master cylinder
– Slave cylinder
– Fuse box
– Keys


Thanks for checking! :batman2:
 

Sil2DrV6

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Got a pair of new Falkens to semi-match my old Falkens, and had the wheels aligned at the shop. Car's quieter, and more stable regardless of wet / dry road condition now. It's so much fun to feel the acceleration on any gears throughout all RPM range, even on the wet roads. :driving:

Found out that the window films on this car were poorly applied on top of the original window films lol. Went out to get this film adhesive remover spray, referred by my IG 6GA buddy, and removed the front side window sections with the razor blade that conveniently came with the spray. Was a bit worried about my level of the procedures at first, but it actually came out very clean, and it was a bit more fun and feeling kind of satisfying, rather than frustrating to remove them all lol. It's a bit of a fishbowl-looking up in the front now, but they're so much clear and easer to see the outside world. Way better than the blurry and scratchy views of the aged purple tints, I mean, window films. :emotions34:


Engine Bay / Performance:
* '04 - '06 Acura TL Base Starter Motor
* '08 - '12 Honda Accord V6 AT J35 I.M. Top Cover
* '09 - '14 Acura TL J37 I.M.
* Bosch Icon Wiper Blades
* DC Sports Stainless Steel Performance Headers (Custom Bent)
* Denso Alternator
* Denso Ignition Coils
* Exedy OEM Spec Clutch
* Injen Technology Cold Air Intake
* Innovative Mounts OEM Spec Engine Mounts
* Luk OEM Spec Flywheel
* Magnaflow OEM Grade Direct-Fit Catalytic Converter
* P2R Power Rev Racing J32 T.B. to J37 I.M. Adaptor
* Tanabe Revel Medallion Touring-S Cat-Back Exhausts System

Suspension / Footwork:
* Falken Pro G5 All Season High Performance Front Tires ----- New!!
* Falken Sincera SN250 All Season Grand-Touring Rear Tires ----- New!!
* SPC Right Front OE Replacing Upper Ball Joint
* Unbranded Power Steering Rack + Endlinks

Exterior / Cosmetics:
* Debadged Type-S Emblem (Fell off) lol

Interior:
* JDM Air Fresheners
* Meguiar's Air Re-Fresher
* Weathertech All-Weather Universal Floor mats
* Two-layered Old Purple 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
-- 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 144,506 mi 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
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Cylinder Head Pressure Test, Clean, and Machined
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Valve Clearance Adjustment
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Engine oil changed
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Clutch fluid changed
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi A/C recharged
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Transmission Case resurfaced
-- 04/20/2023 153,100 mi Engine Oil changed


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 EGR Valve replaced
-- 08/18/2020 143,483 mi Ignition Coils replaced
-- 08/18/2020 143,483 mi Spark Plugs & Wheel studs replaced
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Air Intake replaced
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Intake Manifold replaced
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Throttle body gaskets
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Throttle position sensor gasket
-- 12/10/2020 144,476 mi Rear Brake rotors and pads replaced
-- 12/18/2020 144,476 mi Rear wheel bearings and hubs replaced
-- 12/18/2020 144,476 mi Parking Brake hardware kit replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Front Valve Cover replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Intake Manifold Cover Bracket Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Lower Plenum Gasket Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Oil Pan Gasket
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Spark Plug Tube Seals Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Valve Cover Gaskets Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Valve Cover Seal Washers Replaced
-- 03/04/2021 144,944 mi Front Upper Ball Joint Replaced
-- 03/04/2021 144,944 mi Tires Replaced (Used)
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi A/C belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Camshaft Seal Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Crankshaft Seals Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Drive belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Drive belt tensioner Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Fuel Injectors Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Idler Bearing Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Oil Pressure Switch Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Power Steering Pump Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Power Steering Pump Belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Spool Valve Filter Housing Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Tensioner Bearing Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Timing Belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Water Pump Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Water Temperature Sensor Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Clutch Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Flywheel Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Motor mounts & Brackets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Transmission mount Components Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Cylinder head bolts Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Camshaft thrust covers Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Thermostat sensor switch o-ring Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Head gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Intake Manifold Plenum Gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Spark Plugs Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Fuel Rails + Sealing Components Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Injector base gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Starter Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Alternator Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Exhausts Manifold Headers & A-pipe Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Exhausts manifold gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Oil Pan with Hondabond sealing Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Oil Pump front main oil seal Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Cylinder block rear main oil seal & plate Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Catalytic converter Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Exhausts system piping & mufflers + hangers Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Power steering rack & outer tie rod ends Replaced
-- 01/12/2023 150,081 mi Passenger Motor mount Replaced
-- 01/12/2023 150,081 mi Valve Cover Seal Washers Replaced
-- 01/12/2023 150,081 mi Upper & Lower radiator Hoses Replaced
-- 05/25/2023 153,000 mi Tires Replaced (2 new, 2 old)
-- 05/25/2023 153,000 mi Wheels Aligned


Vehicle Condition Remarks: Updated:02/17/2023
  1. Left Windshield washer ----- Clogged.
  2. Left Low beam ballast ----- Shot.
  3. Front Brake Rotors ----- Warped.
  4. Struts ----- Weak.
  5. Passenger's Seat Recliner ----- Stuck.
  6. CD Player ----- N/A.
  7. Front floor under seat ----- Crushed lol.

Replacement parts at the motor swap:

– Axle Seals
– Heater Core Hoses ----- Is it a must ?????


Accord parts to keep at the motor swap:
– Thermostat
– Rear Cylinder Head Covers
– Denso Odyssey Alternator
– Big 3 zero gage ground wires
– Idle Air Control Valve & gasket
– Engine Mounting Bracket


CL parts to extract at the motor swap:
– Motor & Transmission + mounts
– Engine Wire Harness
– ECU
– Axles with Half Shaft
– Shift Cables and Shift Box
– Brake pedal
– Clutch pedal
– Clutch pedal mounting box
– Master cylinder
– Slave cylinder
– Fuse box
– Keys


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Thanks for checking!:win:
 

ThatDesiKid

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Great to see you still posting on here Richard! I just bought a 08 Acura TL Type S 6spd as a new daily and tbh... the CL feels more fun even though the TL was more power lol.

I just purchased the parts to refresh my J32 for the swap. Hopefully if everything goes well, the motor pops out of my CL this week and refreshing begins. Hoping to have the motor dropped into the Accord and running/driving by end of June.
 

Sil2DrV6

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Great to see you still posting on here Richard! I just bought a 08 Acura TL Type S 6spd as a new daily and tbh... the CL feels more fun even though the TL was more power lol.

I just purchased the parts to refresh my J32 for the swap. Hopefully if everything goes well, the motor pops out of my CL this week and refreshing begins. Hoping to have the motor dropped into the Accord and running/driving by end of June.
Thanks, Taseen! Sometimes, I hear people saying that the later J-series motors made after J32's in the year around '03+ are pretty much drive by wire, and those cars tend to have a little annoying throttle hang, when you let off the gas, which feels kind of bad. Maybe that's something you're experiencing? But I've seen both stock 3G TLS6 vs 2G CLS6 being a dead heat, too though. I hear that the J32a2 is the best motor to build it, but it lacks the ECU tuning. Overall, the J32a2 is a great motor for the lighter 6GA; it's a match made in heaven -- a heavenly winning power-weight ratio. Oh, how about chipping your TL with Hondata or something then? That might be fun, if it's compatible.:driving:



Updated the list as I realized a couple of parts missing by the replacement log section. :emotions34:


Engine Bay / Performance:
* '04 - '06 Acura TL Base Starter Motor
* '08 - '12 Honda Accord V6 AT J35 I.M. Top Cover
* '09 - '14 Acura TL J37 I.M.
* Bosch Icon Wiper Blades
* DC Sports Stainless Steel Performance Headers (Custom Bent)
* Denso Alternator
* Denso Ignition Coils
* Exedy OEM Spec Clutch
* Injen Technology Cold Air Intake
* Innovative Mounts OEM Spec Engine Mounts
* Luk OEM Spec Flywheel
* Magnaflow OEM Grade Direct-Fit Catalytic Converter
* P2R Power Rev Racing J32 T.B. to J37 I.M. Adaptor
* Tanabe Revel Medallion Touring-S Cat-Back Exhausts System

Suspension / Footwork:
* Falken Pro G5 All Season High Performance Front Tires ----- New!!
* Falken Sincera SN250 All Season Grand-Touring Rear Tires ----- New!!
* SPC Right Front OE Replacing Upper Ball Joint
* Unbranded Power Steering Rack + Endlinks

Exterior / Cosmetics:
* Debadged Type-S Emblem (Fell off) lol

Interior:
* JDM Air Fresheners
* Meguiar's Air Re-Fresher
* Weathertech All-Weather Universal Floor mats
* Two-layered Old Purple Rear & QP 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
-- 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 144,506 mi 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
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Cylinder Head Pressure Test, Clean, and Machined
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Valve Clearance Adjustment
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Engine oil changed
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Clutch fluid changed
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi A/C recharged
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Transmission Case resurfaced
-- 04/20/2023 153,100 mi Engine Oil changed


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 EGR Valve replaced
-- 08/18/2020 143,483 mi Ignition Coils replaced
-- 08/18/2020 143,483 mi Spark Plugs & Wheel studs replaced
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Air Intake replaced
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Intake Manifold replaced
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Throttle body gaskets
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Throttle position sensor gasket
-- 12/10/2020 144,476 mi Rear Brake rotors and pads replaced
-- 12/18/2020 144,476 mi Rear wheel bearings and hubs replaced
-- 12/18/2020 144,476 mi Parking Brake hardware kit replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Front Valve Cover replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Intake Manifold Cover Bracket Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Lower Plenum Gasket Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Oil Pan Gasket
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Spark Plug Tube Seals Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Valve Cover Gaskets Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Valve Cover Seal Washers Replaced
-- 03/04/2021 144,944 mi Front Upper Ball Joint Replaced
-- 03/04/2021 144,944 mi Tires Replaced (Used)
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi A/C belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Camshaft Seal Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Crankshaft Seals Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Drive belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Drive belt tensioner Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Fuel Injectors Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Idler Bearing Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Oil Pressure Switch Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Power Steering Pump Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Power Steering Pump Belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Spool Valve Filter Housing Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Tensioner Bearing Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Timing Belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Water Pump Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Water Temperature Sensor Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Clutch Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Flywheel Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Motor mounts & Brackets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Transmission mount Components Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Cylinder head bolts Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Camshaft thrust covers Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Thermostat sensor switch o-ring Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Head gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Intake Manifold Plenum Gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Spark Plugs Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Fuel Rails + Sealing Components Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Injector base gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Starter Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Alternator Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi A/C Compressor Replaced (*USED)
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Crankshaft Pulley Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Exhausts Manifold Headers & A-pipe Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Exhausts manifold gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Oil Pan with Hondabond sealing Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Oil Pump front main oil seal Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Cylinder block rear main oil seal & plate Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Catalytic converter Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Exhausts system piping & mufflers + hangers Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Power steering rack & outer tie rod ends Replaced
-- 01/12/2023 150,081 mi Passenger Motor mount Replaced
-- 01/12/2023 150,081 mi Valve Cover Seal Washers Replaced
-- 01/12/2023 150,081 mi Upper & Lower radiator Hoses Replaced
-- 05/25/2023 153,000 mi Tires Replaced (2 new, 2 old)
-- 05/25/2023 153,000 mi Wheels Aligned


Vehicle Condition Remarks: Updated:02/17/2023
  1. Left Windshield washer ----- Clogged.
  2. Left Low beam ballast ----- Shot.
  3. Front Brake Rotors ----- Warped.
  4. Struts ----- Weak.
  5. Passenger's Seat Recliner ----- Stuck.
  6. CD Player ----- N/A.
  7. Front floor under seat ----- Crushed lol.

Replacement parts at the motor swap:

– Axle Seals
– Heater Core Hoses ----- Is it a must ?????


Accord parts to keep at the motor swap:
– Thermostat
– Rear Cylinder Head Covers
– Denso Odyssey Alternator
– Big 3 zero gage ground wires
– Idle Air Control Valve & gasket
– Engine Mounting Bracket


CL parts to extract at the motor swap:
– Motor & Transmission + mounts
– Engine Wire Harness
– ECU
– Axles with Half Shaft
– Shift Cables and Shift Box
– Brake pedal
– Clutch pedal
– Clutch pedal mounting box
– Master cylinder
– Slave cylinder
– Fuse box
– Keys
 

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