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2003 Acura 3.5RL
3.5L 6-cyl Engine Code C35A1
225 bhp. @ 5200 rpm / Torque: 231 ft. lbs. @ 2800 rpm
24 Valves Single Overhead Camshaft
3.5L - V 6-cyl (3474 cc) (Gasoline)
Compression Ratio: 9.6:1

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  1. Filters: Oil, Air, Cabin, Fuel, Transmission, Hydraulic & Crankcase

  2. Gasoline Engine Fuel Additives

    Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)
    AOB Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)

    Maximizes power and improves performance in all two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline engines. Reduces engine knock, improves ignition and engine response, helps fuel burn cleaner and inhibits corrosion. Recommended for off-road and racing use. Packag...

    Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)
    AST Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)

    AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer (AST) reduces the oxidation process that occurs when fuel is stored for extended periods, improving performance, extending equipment life and decreasing maintenance expenses. Package sizes include: 16-oz. Bottle ...

    P.I Performance Improver (API)
    API P.I Performance Improver (API)

    P.i. improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%. Reduces emissions such as hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%, carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26% and nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%. Restores power and performance. Reduces the need for costly higher...

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Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Rotate
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Engine oil
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A substance that lubricates and cools the moving parts of the engine and reduces corrosion and the formation of rust.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake lines, hoses & connections
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Tubes and their connections that carry brake fluid between the various components in a vehicle's brake system.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake system
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A vehicle's stopping mechanism comprised of a pedal connected to a hydraulic master cylinder that can actuate clamping and/or expanding devices at all four wheels that slow or stop a vehicle's rolling motion. Components in a basic brake system are the master cylinder, calipers and/or wheel cylinders, linings or pads or shoes, rotors and/or drums.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Cooling system hoses & connections
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A system of rubber hoses through which coolant flows from the radiator through the engine and cooling system.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Exhaust system
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A system of tubing that routes exhaust gases from the exhaust manifold to the rear of the car and into the air. The exhaust system includes catalytic converters and mufflers that help reduce air and noise pollution generated by an engine.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Fluid levels
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The amount of liquid in reservoirs and sumps accessible from the topside of the vehicle: engine coolant, automatic transmission fluid, windshield washer fluid, power steering fluid, brake and/or clutch fluid, and engine oil.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Fuel lines, hoses & connections
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The tubing and connections that carry fuel throughout a vehicle.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Parking brake
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The mechanical brake connected by cables to either a ratcheting hand lever or foot pedal used to hold or apply a vehicle's rear and sometimes front brakes while left unattended or under conditions of hydraulic circuit failure. Sometimes referred to as the emergency brake.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Steering
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The collection of components that enable the operator to direct a vehicle in a desired direction.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Suspension
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The assemblage of joints, links and other components between a vehicle and its wheels. The suspension in concert with the wheels and tires is largely responsible for a given vehicle's ride and handling characteristics
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect boots & seals
Item:
Drive axles
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: In a front-wheel drive vehicle or a rear-wheel drive vehicle with independent rear suspension, the short axles that connect the driven wheels with the driving force. Drive axles typically have CV (constant velocity)-joints on their ends.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oil filter
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A cartridge-filled canister placed in an engine's lubricating system to strain dirt and abrasive materials out of the oil.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Cabin air filter
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A filtering system that meters out pollen, road dust and other particles before they can reach the passenger cabin.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect/adjust
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.03
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
45,000 miles (72,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
36
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
45,000 miles (72,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
36
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
75,000 miles (120,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
60
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
90,000 miles (144,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
3.2
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Check
Item:
Idle speed
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The RPM of the engine free from load (all accessories off), at normal operating temperature and in neutral (or, in the case of an automatic transmission, park or neutral).
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Valve clearance
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The maximum amount of space between a rocker arm or cam and the part it contacts to actuate a valve.
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
6
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Timing belt
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
3.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A "toothed" belt that drives an overhead camshaft or camshafts (and in some vehicles a water pump).
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
84
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

Bulletin Date:
2002-10-01
Bulletin Number:
100102
NHTSA Item Number:
10005950

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Poor air conditioner cooling on hard acceleration. Acura servicenews. ( nhtsa item number - 10005950 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-10-01
Bulletin Number:
1002
NHTSA Item Number:
10009254

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: A/c compressor control logic. October tech line information. ( nhtsa item number - 10009254 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-10-01
Bulletin Number:
1002
NHTSA Item Number:
10009255

Component Description: Equipment:electrical.

Service Bulletin Summary: Keyless remote transmitter inoperative,. Check keyless, ceiling light, ignition key reminder beeper before troubleshooting keyless remote system. October tech line information. ( nhtsa item number - 10009255 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-10-01
Bulletin Number:
1002
NHTSA Item Number:
10009256

Component Description: Air bags:frontal:sensor/control module.

Service Bulletin Summary: Intermittent sra diagnostic trouble code 1-1 to 1-5, driver's airbag inflator circuit. October tech line information. ( nhtsa item number - 10009256 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-11-01
Bulletin Number:
110102
NHTSA Item Number:
10005860

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Air conditioning (a/c) compressor control logic. Acura service news. ( nhtsa item number - 10005860 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-11-01
Bulletin Number:
110102
NHTSA Item Number:
10005865

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Ceiling light, ignition key beeper foil keyless entry. ( nhtsa item number - 10005865 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-11-01
Bulletin Number:
1102
NHTSA Item Number:
10014067

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: The homelink system may have test information stored in memory that must be erased before it can be programmed. ( nhtsa item number - 10014067 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-11-01
Bulletin Number:
1102
NHTSA Item Number:
10014071

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Odometer accuracy. ( nhtsa item number - 10014071 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-11-01
Bulletin Number:
1102
NHTSA Item Number:
10014075

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Srs warning light on after body shop repair. ( nhtsa item number - 10014075 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-12-01
Bulletin Number:
1202
NHTSA Item Number:
10002583

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Straining the automatic transmission fluid to diagnose automatic transmissions. ( nhtsa item number - 10002583 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-01-01
Bulletin Number:
010103
NHTSA Item Number:
10005122

Component Description: Air bags.

Service Bulletin Summary: Srs indicator comes on after body shop repair. Acura servicenews. ( nhtsa item number - 10005122 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-06-01
Bulletin Number:
060103
NHTSA Item Number:
10002692

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on finding a vehicle's emission type or group. ( nhtsa item number - 10002692 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-06-01
Bulletin Number:
603
NHTSA Item Number:
10003198

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:navigational system(global positioning system).

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on remembering navigation system personal identification number (pin). ( nhtsa item number - 10003198 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-08-01
Bulletin Number:
080103
NHTSA Item Number:
10003103

Component Description: Air bags.

Service Bulletin Summary: American honda service engineering is investigating occurrences of the srs light being on with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) 15-3. ( nhtsa item number - 10003103 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-09-01
Bulletin Number:
090103
NHTSA Item Number:
10005068

Component Description: Tires.

Service Bulletin Summary: Tire noise and/or wind noise can masquerade as a problem with automatic transmission gears. Acura servicenews. ( nhtsa item number - 10005068 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-10-01
Bulletin Number:
1003
NHTSA Item Number:
10004959

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:fluid.

Service Bulletin Summary: Testing brake fluid for petroleum contamination. Various models including 2003 and 2004 nsx and 2004 rsx. ( nhtsa item number - 10004959 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-12-01
Bulletin Number:
1203
NHTSA Item Number:
10014175

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Onstar center says no vehicle information. ( nhtsa item number - 10014175 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-03-01
Bulletin Number:
04001
NHTSA Item Number:
10008377

Component Description: Fuel system, other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Fuel fill cap binds and possible malfunction indicator lamp (mil) comes on with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p1456. ( nhtsa item number - 10008377 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-04-01
Bulletin Number:
04012004
NHTSA Item Number:
10009036

Component Description: Air bags.

Service Bulletin Summary: Srs indicator on after body shop repair. Check for srs diagnostic trouble codes. Acura servicenews. April 2004. ( nhtsa item number - 10009036 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-04-01
Bulletin Number:
04012004
NHTSA Item Number:
10009040

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Repairing atf leaks under warranty. Acura. Servicenews. April 2004. ( nhtsa item number - 10009040 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-04-01
Bulletin Number:
04012004
NHTSA Item Number:
10009042

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Don't test-drive with the malfunction indicator lamp or d indicator on. Acura. Servicenews. April 2004. ( nhtsa item number - 10009042 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-04-01
Bulletin Number:
02015
NHTSA Item Number:
10012658

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Srs indicator comes on with srs diagnostic trouble code. ( nhtsa item number - 10012658 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-05-01
Bulletin Number:
05012004
NHTSA Item Number:
10009002

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:anti-theft devices.

Service Bulletin Summary: Audio unit and navi anti-theft codes available on in. Acura servicenews. May 2004. ( nhtsa item number - 10009002 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-06-01
Bulletin Number:
604
NHTSA Item Number:
10014049

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: If navigation system intermittently displays the message, database old see your dealer, apply the navigational system operating system software patch. ( nhtsa item number - 10014049 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-07-01
Bulletin Number:
704
NHTSA Item Number:
10013727

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:navigational system(global positioning system).

Service Bulletin Summary: Navigation system won't map match or gets lost. Acura tech line summary. ( nhtsa item number - 10013727 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-08-01
Bulletin Number:
00025
NHTSA Item Number:
10012636

Component Description: Visibility:windshield.

Service Bulletin Summary: Deformed windshield molding. ( nhtsa item number - 10012636 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-08-01
Bulletin Number:
804
NHTSA Item Number:
10014093

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Navigation error message-dvd disk read error. ( nhtsa item number - 10014093 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-09-01
Bulletin Number:
904
NHTSA Item Number:
10013738

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Sending honda diagnostic system (hds) snapshots. Acura tech line summary for dealer distribution. ( nhtsa item number - 10013738 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-01-01
Bulletin Number:
01162005
NHTSA Item Number:
10014774

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:navigational system(global positioning system).

Service Bulletin Summary: Replacement or updated navigation dvd disks. ( nhtsa item number - 10014774 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-06-01
Bulletin Number:
05014
NHTSA Item Number:
10017610

Component Description: Child seat:vehicle latch anchor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Child seat anchor locating button is missing. ( nhtsa item number - 10017610 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-07-01
Bulletin Number:
07012005
NHTSA Item Number:
10018038

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Speedometer shops can transfer odometer mileage. Acura. Servicenews. ( nhtsa item number - 10018038 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-09-01
Bulletin Number:
090105
NHTSA Item Number:
10018109

Component Description: Equipment:electrical.

Service Bulletin Summary: Homelink won't program with aftermarket remotes. ( nhtsa item number - 10018109 ).

Bulletin Date:
2008-02-01
Bulletin Number:
06-008
NHTSA Item Number:
10024561

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Warranty extension: opds unit or opds sensor triggers srs dtc's 15-1, 15-2, 15-3. Csc was received. ( nhtsa item number - 10024561 ).

Bulletin Date:
2008-05-01
Bulletin Number:
08-026
NHTSA Item Number:
10025524

Component Description: Equipment:other:labels.

Service Bulletin Summary: Load carrying capacity reduced label for all acura vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 10025524 ).

Bulletin Date:
2008-05-01
Bulletin Number:
SB-06-050
NHTSA Item Number:
10032775

Component Description: (A) Digital instrument panel., (B) Equipment:other:owners/service/other manual.

Service Bulletin Summary: Acura: warranty extension: vehicle warranty mileage. A federal court provided final approval of the settlement of a class action lawsuit alleging that the odometers on certain models were overstating mileage. Vehicles affected by this sett ( nhtsa item number - 10032775 ).

Bulletin Date:
2010-11-01
Bulletin Number:
SB-0708
NHTSA Item Number:
10037486

Component Description: Tires:pressure monitoring and regulating systems.

Service Bulletin Summary: Acura: there are guidelines for various situations and procedures including: tire pressure valve stem installation, trailer stability malfunction light is on, engine oil application guide, new software, new transmission fluid, notchy steeri ( nhtsa item number - 10037486 ).



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