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post #1 of 85 Old 01-03-2010, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation 8th gen help for all new comers

After seeming to have to answer the same questions I figured I would start a little quick faq for everyone. It is in no way complete and will have to be updated in the usual manner.

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Brakes

Rear Brakes or put on some good ceramics with new rotors
Brakes eat themselves prematurely

New rear pad part number
Dealer replaced rear brake pads
THANKS TO HONDA CORPORATE re: BRAKES
Brake Pad Thickness
What is the Factory Rear Brake pad thickness?

Front Brakes or put on some good ceramics with new rotors
Front Brakes eat themselves prematurely and causes juddering

Front brake TSB# 09-096

Honda Settles Class-Action Suit Over Brakes




Exterior

Rock Strikes/Road Debris will damage A/C condensor:
Get Odyssey Grille or lower bumper billet

Refitting Sedan Lower Grille using Odyssey Grille
A/C Compressor out at 19k miles
a/c condenser vulnerable on 2003 accords, and ways around it
Working on a Lower GrillE for 08 Coupe (pics)

Windshield chips and is prone to being cracked by road debris
Advice: avoid semis

Paints chip/crack/peeling easily due to environmentally friend water based paint.
Possible fix: take back to dealership for repainting
Protect paint with clear bra, wax car to aleviate issues
Paint peeling/rubbed off, taillight lens cracked. WTH?

uneven exhaust for all those with dual exhausts
Exhaust uneven dealer says it's not a Lexus...





Engine/Under the Hood


Cold Weather Performance
the starts
Cold weather starting?
Weak Cold Starts Up
Hard starts in the morning
Start Up smell
the grind
Grinding Noise at 1st Cold start...
HAving a problem with this cold weather
ah she be a tempermental lad
Love the cold weather!

engine rattle on cold start
Engine - Rattles On Cold Start-Up
TSB: 08-09 L4 engine noise on cold start

Battery dies early/Light flickering. Replace oem battery with one that has higher cca and that is better.
4cyl light flickers A bigger battery will reduce the flickering aka you will notice it less.
6cyl flickers to an extent. HID kits install do not have this issue
Bad Battery? Anyone else?
HELP*At the Dealership - "Battery not holding charge"
DEAD BATTERY anyone else?

CAI/SRI and V6 accord issues
Think I'm done with intakes for now.

Heater/hvac, side mirros, seat heaters, high beams stops working
electrical short replace fuse 16
Side Mirrors, Seat Heaters, and HVAC out this morning
2010 Honda Accord

Oil consumption: Aluminum engines burn oil, vtec burns oil,pcv,
bad break in, leaks, etc
2008 i4 Sedan burning oil since day 1
My engine is drinking oil???
Don't check the oil on your V6 like I did.
Question regarding oil consumption on Gen8 V6 Accords
Burning Oil

Manual Transmission 3rd Gear pop: related to tsb: Synthetic/semi synthetic
transmission fluid aleviates this issue. Consult 7th gen 3 gear pop solutions.
Thanks re: 3rd gear popout




Interior

Seats: squeak, need readjustment
8th Gen Accord - Squeaky Passenger Seat Fix!!!
Power seat stutters......

Audio
EX and up: disable anc mics in front and rear or your sub will blow
FYI: Get a battery that can support your audio dreams
Dash kits: metra kit and scosche kit
6.5" speakers all around, custom enclosure for sub
2008 Honda Accord Radio Removal Instructions
My discovery with 08 Navi. audio system (ongoing)
08 Active noise control info

How to disable A/C in Defrost mode (All Models except EX-L/EX-L V6)
How to disable A/C in Defrost mode (All Models except EX-L/EX-L V6)

Test your 8G electronics.
Test your 8G electronics.


those with AUTO Window issue
those with AUTO Window issue

Clutch clicking, squeaking, or creaking
squeaky clutch


TSB (some TSB are listed in other sections for better reference)

08-09 rear shelf rattle on rough roads 08-083
08-09 rear shelf rattle on rough roads 08-083

CD player/changer not working or broken
CD Changer/player Not working????

08 L4 glove box rattle 08-037
08 L4 glove box rattle 08-037

08-09 L4 blower motor noise 09-093
08-09 L4 blower motor noise 09-093

TSB for 3rd Gear Grinds, Pop Outs, etc.
TSB for 3rd Gear Grinds, Pop Outs, etc.

08-09 engine whine 09-084
08-09 engine whine 09-084

Power steering pump whine,
Power steering pump whine, 2009 EX-L V6 6MT

08-09 steering wheel pop 09-078
08-09 steering wheel pop 09-078

Key Fob not working: clean key, rotate battery 90degrees, there is a tsb on this
Anyone having trouble with the key remote
08-10 keyless not working 09-099
Faded keys
Faded Key Markings


TSB & etc: Go Go gadget princess
http://radio-pro.ru/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=28





Modifications


M3 roof spoiler
Where did you get your roof spoiler? (courtesy of StarBai)

Call them (They do not have it listed on the site) and tell them you want it in 46.1" (46 1/4") size (for the coupe)
and paint code, I measured the area already. It was about $67 including shipping.
For sedan 45.25" maybe, Just to be safe measure it yourself to be certain
Measurement for the 09 EX-L M3 Lip?

JDM Inspire decklid replica
Stephen83 presents 8th JDM Inspire Decklid Replica for the Sedan

Wheels
Wheel offset chart
Wheel offset chart
TripleTred and Tire Size/Rim Size Calculator
Tire Size and Wheel/Rim Size Calculator
Offset calculator
Wheel Size and Offset Calculator

oem wheels for cheap


TPMS reset sensors tool: ateq quickset
tpms reset tool . . .
TPMS and Tint/iPhone: tint metal sometimes triggers tpms light (maybe)
TPMS and Tint/iPhone

Chasis tightening
Sedan: Ex and up comes with front strut bar aka Front Shock Tower Bar
Coupe: Front Shock Tower Bar standard on all trims
Chassis tightening at its best :)
Want them: sponsors corner

COILOVER and SPRING FAQ
Suspension FAQ - Coilovers, HFP suspension, Springs, Camber Kits

TSX Rear Sway Bar best 70 bucks you ever spent
TSX Rear Sway Bar on Sedan I4... is it worth it?
DIY: TSX Rear Sway Bar swap for 8th Gen Accord - video

HID
08+ Accord Coupes: H11 low beam, H11 fog lights
08+ Accord Sedans: 9006 low beam, H11 fog lights
Installation Example:
HID install on a 08 Sedan Accord. Used XenonDepot Hardware.
Where to get your hid kits etc, hit up sponsors corner lots of info, failure rates, etc.

Hid noobs read first!!!
Hid noobs read first!!!

Headlight Retrofit
Sedans require retrofit with hid projectors to eliminate glare. Coupes come with xenon
projectors already.
DIY or send to a lighting place example: lightwerkz.net
aftermarket retros
Sedan projector retrofit, plug & play solution




Parts







Extended Warranty Sites






2008 Honda Accord Instructions
http://radio-pro.ru/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=52
2009 Honda Accord Instructions
http://radio-pro.ru/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=57
2010 Honda Accord Instructions
http://radio-pro.ru/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=58


Honda Service News
Honda Service News



7th gen Faq et al (good reference material)
7th Gen FAQ
New 7th Gen Accord owners and new forum members...

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post #2 of 85 Old 01-03-2010, 04:47 PM
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I installed Hawk Performance Ceramics 2 weeks ago and it has been the best upgrade I have ever done. There is no more shudder in the wheel under hard braking, and the car stops so incredibly hard I feel like my teeth will go through the windshield.

This upgrade solved all of my braking problems.... Highly recommend!!!!

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post #3 of 85 Old 01-03-2010, 05:15 PM
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Thanks for putting this info together, I really appreciate it and I am sure many others will also!!

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may want to add this thread under the odyssey grill info:

Working on a Lower GrillE for 08 Coupe (pics)

2009 CBP Accord Coupe LX-S - gone
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may want to add this thread under the odyssey grill info:

Working on a Lower GrillE for 08 Coupe (pics)
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any tsb for strange somewhat hard shifting at low speeds? I just got the car, but when I'm looking for a spot in the parking garage it seems to clunk those gear changes (unless thats the TC locking up? my old civic had the same issues) The car is also fully warmed up at this point.

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post #9 of 85 Old 01-07-2010, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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so 1st and 2nd is hard to shift, i know my civic shifts hard when cold but not when hot. You could try changing your tranny fluid, could also try a synthetic or semi synthetic blend. I am only aware of the 3rd gear pop out tsb. also check on clutch fluid level just to be safe. I have read that hondas get a tad harder to shift if your tran fluid isn't changed out at about 10 to 15k apart from that I haven't seen anything so far. sorry not very helpful i know
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its sort of the same surge that you get when its cold with light to medium throttle, but I get this when the car is fully warmed up and you're applying very light throttle. Best way to picture is looking for a spot in a garage going from 5-20 and back down, or in stop and go...its sort of like the car shifts 1-2 then the 2-3 either clunks or the TC is locking up or something. I'm just trying to gauge if this is a normal thing or not. I have about 13-14k on the car right now.

This site has made me aware of a frighteningly large amount of TSBs..which I am both thankful and sort of sad about. One thing that still sort of bothers me is the eco/vcm system. I actually don't mind the operation of it..but I hate that the light will flash on and off when commuting to work in traffic, somewhat distracting really.

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k that sounds like the 3rd gear pop issue: see if that describes your issue sufficiently
3rd gear pops out or grinds
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am I mistaken? I thought that was MT only.

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well i feel stupid. sorry i thought you had a manual for the auto there is a separate hard shift/ slow shift. this is the closest thing that comes close to your description.
otherwise it could be the vcm causing the clunk when it fires up the cylinders then turns them off.
08 V6 slow shift to 1st 08-060
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there's quite a few people who lament the passing of the 6MT sedan..heh well I've actually noticed this before too..I thought I was just shifting to D too fast (after reversing). I need to check my VIN to see if this applies.

Do you know if the dealers will remove the extra glass in front of the Nav that was changed for 09+?

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no clue you could always ask if you wanted that done.

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