1991 Acura NSX: Back on the Road
May 31, 2012
Our 1991 Acura NSX is back on the road after a multi-day visit to the mechanic. We originally left the NSX with Autowave in Huntington Beach to have the SRS control unit replaced. While it was there we had a couple other issues addressed.
Let's start with the coolant. Our noses detected that the system was compromised but it was not until now that we acted on it. Autowave replaced the three coolant hoses routed through the center tunnel and refilled the system with fluid.
Summer is coming, so we asked them to also inspect the A/C system. It turns out we were down on refrigerant. The system was flushed, recharged with R-134 and works fine now.
Back to the SRS control unit. It was replaced with a used one since, well, Acura just doesn't make those anymore. To top it off, the fuse blown by the short in our faulty SRS brain was exchanged for a new one.
This was an expensive experience. But we covered the major items on our list and expect the job was done right. We hope to keep things status quo for awhile.
Total Cost: $1,350.07
Days out of Service: 8
Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 54,775 miles