Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Galloway, OH
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MM just came up with a Tranny fluid change on my 2011 this past week. Did the change last Sunday and my perception (I know, hard to measure or quantify) is that the Pilot is more responsive and shifting smoother. Fluid was not overly discolored nor did it have any foul odors. Debris adhered to the drain plug magnet was at a minimum as well. I believe I was around 14 months between this and my last change. Not a lot of miles, but a lot of towing this past fall and winter so I'm not surprised that I was due. I only did one change this time and that was with DW1. My goal is to do the ATF changes on an annual cycle at a minimum. Overkill maybe, but for the cost of 4 quarts of fluid, it's not gonna hurt anything.
Other than the cleanup from dropping a full bottle of ATF all over my transmission, it is an easy process. This time it took an hour with cleanup. Normally 30 min.
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