Complete Engines for Acura TL
The Acura TL luxury sedan was introduced in 1996 and was in production through 2014. Over time you may need to replace the engine. Luckily, with a wide selection of complete engines for Acura TL, you can find the replacement for your specific model year.What kinds of engines were used in the Acura TL?
All Acura TL sedans used gasoline engines. First-generation models from 1995 to 1998 offered a 2.5 and 3.2 liter V6 engine. The 2.5 liter was a five-cylinder engine that produced 176 horsepower. The 3.2 liter V6 engine delivered 200 horsepower. Second-generation vehicles produced between 1999 and 2003 only offered the 3.2 liter engine in a six-cylinder, but it had been modified to produce 225 horsepower. Third-generation vehicles produced between 2003 and 2008 kept the 3.2 liter six-cylinder version. It could produce 270 horsepower at 6200 RPM. Between 2008 and 2014 they offered a 3.5 liter six-cylinder engine that was rated at 280 horsepower and a 3.7 liter six-cylinder engine rated at 305 horsepower.What options are there for the Acura TL?
The main options for replacement motors are OEM and aftermarket. OEM is the abbreviation for Original Equipment Manufacturer. These parts are made by the original car manufacturer to the specifications of the original car. Aftermarket parts are made by a third-party manufacturer. Aftermarket manufacturers do not specialize in a single car make and model but make parts to fit different types of cars. Sometime you may see a “remanufactured” engine. A remanufactured engine has been restored to the original mechanical tolerances by either machining or installing inserts. The engine must meet OEM standards to be considered remanufactured.Can you replace Acura TL motors with a different year?
In some cases, it is possible to replace Acura TL motors of a different year but only if there were no major design changes between the years in question. For instance, the 2007 and 2008 Acura models are similar and can be swapped. However, even though the 2005 and 2006 models are of the same generation Acura, the models are different enough with minor changes making them difficult to swap. It would be extremely difficult, if not impossible to swap Acura motors in cars that are manufactured more than two or three years apart. The only potential for swapping different year motors in an Acura is in cars that are in the same generation, and that underwent very few changes in design. Although it can be done in certain cases, it is typically recommended that Acura TL motors be replaced with one from the same model year. There are enough options that you can typically find a car of the same year with the exact motor that is needed for a replacement.