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Cleaning your RSX’s throttle body and idle air control valve (IACV) helps improve response and MPG

After spending about 3 hours cleaning the idle air control valve and the throttle body of the Acura RSX, I noticed immediate throttle responsiveness and an increase in MPG. This is after 7 years of owning the RSX and at 84,000 miles. The clean-up was performed because I’ve experienced erratic idle-stalling problems upon start up after a long drive. I’ll…

Happy New Year 2012

I just returned from our 10-day road trip to Northern California. Suffice to say, it was a refreshing and respite retreat from the hectic life of Los Angeles. Shaggy, our adopted guinea pig survived the 1,600+ mile round-trip and was glad to be home. I am surprised to find that all the plants and all the fishes, with exception to…

DIY: How to add daytime running lights (DRL) to your RSX

This DIY mod has been updated, simplified and ported to 2010-2014 Toyota Prius. For updated instructions, read http://blog.machanon.net/2013/06/01/diy-how-to-add-daytime-running-lights-to-a-2010-2011-prius/   Ever wanted daytime running lights on your USDM Acura RSX, but can’t seem to find any do-it-yourself articles to execute the installation? Most newer cars have DRLs installed at the factory. The added visibility during the day without compromising instrument visibility…