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      Is this part # correct for a 2010 Honda Pilot too:

      Autokay part# 15815-R70-A01 and 15845-R70-A01
      Yes those are the part numbers, but not Autokay - that's just a chinese vendor/brand on Amazon. If I were buying the spool valve gaskets today I'd probably buy this one:

       
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      • Steering: lower control arm bushings are broken and compliance bushing is broken. Can only replace control arms. $1570 w/alignment.
      Compliance bushings are always broken. It is a pity they just don't last forever. They were covered under an extended warranty but it is likely expired for you. The rubber just gets old and cracks in places. This is pretty typical for a 10 years old car. That said, you can elect not to get it fixed, and just drive it. LOTS of people do. If the bushings are REALLY shot you might have issues keeping it aligned properly. I would NOT pay Honda to do this. Aftermarket control arms with compliance bushings are $85 each (one per side) and I would have a reputable shop quote you the labor for something like those.
      • Broken right engine mount $207 ** I drove my Accord with broken engine mounts for at least 10 years, we kept putting it off and when I traded it in, still had never fixed, so how important is this?
      These motor mounts are always broken. That top right one always tears. No big deal. I would ignore it. They are fairly easy to change, and the aftermarket mount is $12.
      • Spool valve leak $676
      Honda is a ripoff. They make you change the entire valve for a leak here, because they dont sell the gaskets. These are easy to change and cheap.
      $8 gaskets: Amazon.com: 15815-R70-A01 15845-R70-A01 Cylinder Head Solenoid Valve Gasket VTEC for Honda Vehicles: Automotive
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      • Oil pan $150 because aftermarket plug stripped threads
      It happens. Sucks. Oil change places are assholes. Not a bad price really, the oil pan is $40 aftermarket, $90-$150 from a Honda dealer just for the part.
      • Oil change $50
      • Transmission service $210
      That's too damned much for a transmission "service" which is just a drain/fill. Its usually closer to $100 around here. I understand you already approved this.... but I'd check with your local Honda specialist shop to see what they charge.
      • Timing belt with tensioner (coupon applied) $1000
      If the coupon is $800, why is this $1000?
      • Needs a new battery $128
      Fair price. These are $95 at Walmart.
      • Rear shocks leaking $782
      TERRIBLE price. Very normal for rears to leak. Not a big deal, I replaced a leaky one and could not tell a difference. Definitely can be put off a bit.... as the OEM ones are always leaking. This is about 1 hours labor and the shocks are $60 each for KYB Excel-G. Most auto shops will do rear shocks for $300 or less.
      • Passenger CV axle leak $569
      This all comes down to "how bad". These can leak slowly and not be a big deal.... If the boot is torn and it is slinging all the grease out - it will not last much longer. These are normal maintenance items. Eventually they will click/pop when turning and accelerating. CV Axle replacement is a bit involved from a labor perspective, some people report good experiences with aftermarket, and some say OEM only.
      • Oil pump seal $400 if done with timing belt--$1466 if not
      This is not a super common leak, and fixing it will be driven by how accurate that diagnosis is, and how bad the leak is. If the leak is significant, it can get on the timing belt and cause premature failure. You definitely want this done at the same time as the timing belt because they share labor. I believe the oil pan must be removed as well, so that would have been the opportune time to get that done. That just kinda sucks. It's one of those things that you can take your chances on, but if your gamble fails, you might need a new engine.
      • Power steering rack starting to leak $1836
      Meh. Just see if you are losing fluid.
      • Power steering flush $160
      Do this yourself. Youtube turkey baster method.
      • Valve adjustment $775
      That's expensive... but probably typical for a Honda dealer. This will get you new valve cover gaskets as well. At 183k it likely needs it. How soon? Probably not hyper-critical.
      • Tie rod and boots cracked, have some play $246
      They always do. Typical. if that's just outer tie rod ends, you can do better, and you would do this if/when you replace control arms.
      • Rear brakes at 1mm $190
      I do brakes myself.... but $200 per axle at a dealership is not terrible.
      • Engine air and cabin filters --I can definitely do these myself
      • Front brakes at 3mm $550 because aftermarket rotors
      LOL. Aftermarket rotors are great. I would not let Honda change brakes personally.... take that to someone who will use good quality but inexpensive rotors, and pads. You can purchase pads and rotors as a kit from $81 (PowerStop OE) to $140 (Centric).
      • Rear crankshaft seal starting to leak but is minor and probably will be fine for at least a year, per the tech $1950
      Yeah, I'd ignore that for sure.
      • Broken taillight (somehow I did not notice this both times I watched the guy drive in front of me) $35
      • Both front tires due to odd wear $270
      Odd wear means you need an alignment, which might point to needing suspension parts replacement. Get some tires, and get a free alignment check from someone who does that.


      None of these are deal breakers.... but it sure shows how much maintenance can be needed on a used car.... and keep in mind, lots of people would just drive the damn thing and let the chips fall where they may. It is amazing to me what rolls up and down the highway every day.
       
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      The best solution, in my opinion is to replace the gaskets.


      You can alternatively clean and dry the existing gaskets well, and use Hondabond as a gasket maker to reseal the area.... but I'd personally order the new gaskets. The reason that many videos or even Honda dealers used the Hondabond, is because these gaskets were not made separately and required replacing the entire spool valve assembly. Now the need for new gaskets has been filled by the aftermarket.

       
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      The best solution, in my opinion is to replace the gaskets.


      You can alternatively clean and dry the existing gaskets well, and use Hondabond as a gasket maker to reseal the area.... but I'd personally order the new gaskets. The reason that many videos or even Honda dealers used the Hondabond, is because these gaskets were not made separately and required replacing the entire spool valve assembly. Now the need for new gaskets has been filled by the aftermarket.

      Hi, those are two different gaskets. Is the rear valve different from the front one?
       
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      I had this problem on my 2012 Crosstour V6. The Variable Valve Timing Solenoid mechanism is most likely leaking oil between it and the spool. The oil drips down into your alternator killing it. Remove 3 bolts on top and you will find a couple of rubber gasket (one with a screen) that needs replacing. Hopefully this is where your leak is and not the spool underneath. Replacing the spool requires removing the valve cover and rocker arm assembly. I just did the whole job spools and all because my VVT solenoids went bad and the valve covers were leaking. The rubber gasket set is what you likely need if you do not have engine codes related to the VVT solenoids. They recommend replacing both left and right if you replace solenoids. The gasket set is not available to U.S. market at your Honda dealership. Here is an Amazon link for a OE Honda Japan import if you just want the gaskets. Takes 2 sets to do both right and left. Amazon.com: 15815-R70-A01 15845-R70-A01 Cylinder Head Solenoid Valve Gasket VTEC for Honda Vehicles: Automotive
      Check fitment for these gaskets. I did the entire assembly. After market Part # VVT282 (Left) and # VVT237 (Right)
       

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