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04 08 Acura TL Major Service Overview

In this video I cover step by step what is done during the major service of a 2008 Acura TL. This information will also apply to other Honda vehicles with a J series V6 engine. The exceptions would be vehicles with a separate differential, or all wheel drive. With those vehicles, you will also need to service the differential which is not covered in this video.

This is Episode 4 in the Acura TL Series.

Episode 3: https://youtu.be/3TfwOTp-4R4

Episode 5: https://youtu.be/rotu5D5hSvQ

Camera: Brian Kast, Eric Cook

Music: YouTube Music: Puerto Rico, Me Llama

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What do Honda service indicator letters and numbers mean?: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Aec9e3882-189b-4e0b-b2de-b6fdce3f4076


Battery terminals: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C8G79AC/?coliid=I3FD2YQTU78GKF&colid=245LHJDQ9HKVE&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Honda Transmission Fluid: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B1B2ARC/?coliid=I19322HWSJSW9U&colid=245LHJDQ9HKVE&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Air Filter: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001DRJO3S/?coliid=I2CZRDCY6BKK96&colid=245LHJDQ9HKVE&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Cabin Air Filter: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DR7B5Z6/?coliid=I3HU4C52GO1T6E&colid=245LHJDQ9HKVE&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Oil Filter: https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Honda-15400-PLM-A02-Honeywell-Filter/dp/B00BFDFJA2

Spark Plugs: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MEUWNJK/?coliid=I1CM1XCVL0ZU37&colid=245LHJDQ9HKVE&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Honda Coolant: https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Honda-Long-Life-Coolant/dp/B006YX9YZE

Brake Pads and Rotors Front and Rear: http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/9226694/type/dlg/https://www.buyautoparts.com/buynow/2008/Acura/TL/Brake_Pad_and_Rotor_Kit/71-92759_J7

Brake Rotors Rear: Link posted when available

Wiper Blades: 26” and 19”

All Season Tires: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=Pilot+Sport+A%2FS+3%2B+%28W-+or+Y-Speed+Rated%29&partnum

Winter tires: https://www.discounttirezone.com/NOKIAN-HAKKAPELIITTA-R3-21555R16-97R-XL_p_15439.html?gclid


Body Clip Removal Tool: https://www.jbtools.com/atd-tools-8576-3-pc-body-clip-removal-tool-set/

Spill Free Funnel: https://www.jbtools.com/lisle-24680-spill-free-funnel-set/

Shake and Break Tool (Removes Honda Rotor Screws): https://www.jbtools.com/wivco-design-th28-000-shake-n-break-impact-screw-remover/

1/4” Milwaukee Driver: https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Power-Tools/2453-22

Metal Turkey Baster: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000CFTOE/?coliid=I1IM25YEIT2CGM&colid=245LHJDQ9HKVE&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Battery Cleaning Tools: https://www.jbtools.com/atd-tools-8536-battery-brush-in-plastic-case/

Trusty Cook Hammers: https://trustycook.com/?gclid=CjwKCAiA3OzvBRBXEiwALNKDPxyrSssm_uc-MwQ_A5koLa9i158rtZFd6_Z6vo2KTap19BXJlMASCRoCwr4QAvD_BwE

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