ILX Oil Change & New Tires – Maintenance Summary

Odometer (Legend):  522,734

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Odometer (ILX):  52,410

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It was time to retire (pun intended) the original set of Michelin Pilot tires that came on the ILX from its factory in Greensburg, Indiana.  I drove on them long enough to circle the globe twice.  I found a vendor on Ebay selling the same make & model of tires for a reasonable price, so I had some shipped to my home.

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Acura of Tempe did the install along with a few other items of maintenance last Saturday morning. The car went up on the lift for a full inspection and its 10th oil change with the factory-recommended 0W20 motor oil.

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My engine air filter needed a change – badly.  I had that replaced, along with the cabin air filter.  The car is breathing much better now.  As am I!

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This was the technician’s report from the inspection that was performed during my oil change.  All systems are go.

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Here’s a look at my 52,000 miles of maintenance in the ILX since I picked it up just over a year ago with 16 miles on the odometer.

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Notice that up until now, I’ve had oil changes performed every 5,000 miles like clockwork.  This time, I ran the oil quite a bit longer (over 7,000 miles) and the “Oil Life Remaining” indicator on the car’s computer still said it had 40% left.  In all, the car has cost around $1,400 to operate from new to 52,000 miles.

One more page was added to my maintenance records binder, much like the binder I have for my Legend.

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Onward I go!  Gotta catch up to this guy.

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For more fun reading today, check out “21 Roads to Drive Before You Die.”

Here’s the article link.

There are 6 United States roads listed (and 15 international):

  • #1 – Highway 1, Big Sur, California
  • #4 – White Rim Road, Canyonlands Nat’l Park, Utah
  • #6 – Seven Mile Bridge, Florida Keys
  • #11 – Denali Highway, Alaska
  • #16 – Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Montana
  • #18 – US Route 550, Million Dollar Highway, Colorado

I’ve been on or near 5 out of 6 of these.  Florida Keys is the last one that I need to wipe out. 

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We talked about a few of these when I got your feedback on my “Road Bucket List” post awhile back.

So many roads, so little time!  Have a great Monday.

4 Responses to “ILX Oil Change & New Tires – Maintenance Summary”

  1. Kevin Amoth Says:

    I’ve been on the seven mile bridge to the Florida Keys. It is quite a drive with many breathtaking views.

  2. Hello Tyson.

    You definitely have to take that #6 road off your list someday. 🙂

    And let me know when you are going to do so. I will take a drive down there with you.

    Speaking of NALM, when are you going to make that Cannonball Run to Asheville? Very soon right? Asheville is very very close to my very favorite road, The Blue Ridge Parkway. It would be great if you can get some wheel time on the Parkway. Also, I discovered a great place last year on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is Crabtree Falls. It is about 50 miles from Ashville on mile marker 339 on the Parkway.

    • Carlos, you’re right – NALM is soon! I leave this Wednesday after work. I’ll be on the road for 6 days. My goal is to be in Asheville (well, Maggie Valley, which is several miles west of Asheville to be exact) by 6:30 p.m. this Friday for the NALM opening dinner at a place called “Legends.” Here is the entire NALM agenda. I will be there for just Saturday’s activities.

      http://forums.acuralegend.org/showpost.php?p=483905&postcount=2

      Thanks for the heads up on Crabtree & Blue Ridge! Unfortunately, my time in the area will be quite short this trip, so I don’t know if I’ll have time to check those out. Will definitely put them on my to-see list, though.

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