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Hey guys...

New to this board. Really nice!

Wonder if anyone can give some advice to me. PLanning on going on a road trip to Indiana from Toronto - about 950 km each way this weekend.

My car is a 1991 L Legend sedan with 222,000 Km on it. Had it for about a year now. Service on it has included timing belt, water pump, o2 sensor, head gasket at 184,000 km, rotors and brakes recently, radiator change and flush at 185,000 km, transmisison fluid change three times over 35,000 Km.

Planning on doing an oil change and transmisison fluid drain b4 heading out along with ageneral inspection.. belts, hoses, brakes, fluids, etc. basic stuff...

Anything special that I should pay attention to before heading out? Want this to be a worry free trip hopefully. Car has been behaving really well since the gasket change... no problems (touch wood) - just regular maintenance...

Thanks a lot for your help...

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Planning on doing an oil change and transmisison fluid drain b4 heading out along with ageneral inspection.. belts, hoses, brakes, fluids, etc. basic stuff...

I think you will be fine with the stuff that you are planning to do as you mentioned above:

Go ahead and have a great trip!!

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Idea: Take a detour, come to California where it's warm and sunny most of the time... or just stay on track and have a great trip! It seems like you've done the works to your ride, when you get back, make sure you check back on this forum. It's a legend owners dream. Holla!!! :cool:
 

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Extra blubs, esp headlamp, brake, and signal. When you have the time, buy one of every exterior bulb. Carry a can of flat-fix and/or small compressor. If you have a torque wrench pack it (retorque wheel lug nuts to spec). I assume you automatically carry extra fluids. Buy 4 large stainless steel clamps (use for loose heat shield/CAT shield). I have also identified every Acura/Honda dealer along a long route as well as 24hr towing. Check the US Customs website re border wait times.

Suggest that in the future you use the NSX filters as they provide increased filtration.
 

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I wasn't aware that NSX filters had enhanced performance. Are we talking oil, air or both. Much more expensive? Thanks
 

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thanks for the info!

hey guys thanks a lot for the info! Good tips!

I guess i can get the honda acura dealers on the way thru the acura.com website? Any site that gives info about towing services near a given address or highway? Great suggestion...

Extra blubs, esp headlamp, brake, and signal. When you have the time, buy one of every exterior bulb. Carry a can of flat-fix and/or small compressor. If you have a torque wrench pack it (retorque wheel lug nuts to spec). I assume you automatically carry extra fluids. Buy 4 large stainless steel clamps (use for loose heat shield/CAT shield).
I can get the bulb info from Acura parts Im assuming? How much do they usually cost?

Yup, I will be taking extra brake fluid, 4 L of castrol GTX and 1-2 cans of Honda ATF as well.

I'll try and make it to calafornia too.. yeah right.. wish I had the time to do that.. maybe in the summer...

later all!

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P.S. pYmpdaddi

Got the same colour car as yours.. yours looks off the hook man!
Gonna make some mods to my baby this summer too.. what size rims are those btw? And do you have to specially order the front clear corners or can you get an equivalent honda one at an aftermarket store [ They rarely have in stock items for legends].

pYmpdaddi - whats up with the body tone tail lights? Are they real or did you just photoshop those - they look frickin tight! Where can i get them from?
 

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Sorry, I made reference to the NSX oil filter which is about 3/4 of an inch longer. USD = approx. $12.00. The A/C filter can only be sourced from Acura. Since you have to order the A/C one, might has well order the air as well.
Check Acura of Augusta (GA) 1-800-736-6818.

Over torque of lug nuts results in warped rotors. If you have a flat or lose a wheel weight and have some "yahoo" repair, who knows if he will use an air wrench and at what setting.

The US Acura website can provide a list of dealers. I then called the ones I needed and asked them for a 24hr towing recommendation. Some 24 hr towing operator's are not very careful with your vehicle.

The HELM lists most of the bulbs. Front turn signals, high-mount brake light, and rear turn signals use SAE 3497. Front parking lamps SAE 3652. Rear turn signal lamps SAE 3497. Stop lamp SAE 2057. Side markers SAE 168. Back up lamp SAE 1156. Sorry, but I don't remember what I paid for all of the bulbs. The hard ones to locate will be the 3652 and 3497. Pack a pair of disposible gloves and an alcohol wipe (clean new headlamp bulb before install and inhibit fingerprints on glass) two items often overlooked.

In 3 weeks I shall be making a similar (but in reverse) trip of 684 miles from MA to Cape Wolfe, PEI.
 

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OK, I'm all for acceptance and such, but WHY is the 3652 (and 3497?) bulb so damned hard to find? The rest are easy and my burnt one doesn't appear in any way special. I've got a '91 Integra and a '91 Accord as well and no probs on any bulbs. Of coourse, they're not Legends but this is sure a funny place to find a quirky part.

Any wisdom y'all?
 
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