||10-11-2004 03:24 AM
Hmmm, I'm surprised to see that there haven't been more votes and comments on this poll. I think it's an interesting and as scientific as you'll get in a forum like this.
I thought about starting a poll like this pertaining to the failure of the EGR valve and the number of Canadian Pilot owners to dispell the myth that the MMT in our gas caused a premature failure of EGR valves. I believe MMT has nothing to do with the rate of EGR valve failures. I think Honda just used crappy components.
Anyway, I don't fall into any categories listed above, but I still chose, "Yes I have had an EGR Replaced, I use Synthetic oil" since when I replaced my EGR valve, I was using synth at the time.
However, I started to experience the symptoms of a bad EGR valve soon after I got my darn Pilot and up until about 16K KM, I used regular oil and switched to synth.
And after an ever exacerbating and frustrating year or so after I switched to synth, I had to keep on driving my Pilot with my EGR valve acting up since none of the GD dealers in town would take it in for a diagnostic test.
Then it finally puked up an error code and the EGR valve was replaced. It's been purring like a cat ever since :D
So, I can't attribute the EGR valve problem I had with having not used nor used the synth oil. But I know once thing for certain, it truly sucks donkey's balls to be driving with a malfunctioning unit for an extended period of time.
Those of you who've had EGR valve problems or will end up with one, count yourself lucky when it throw up a code real quickly, like it did for N_Jay. Might as well have it replaced before your warranty's up if it's gonna fail anyway, rigth?