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      So many different flavors of wrong.

      Where to start?
      1. Throttle body. Before yanking it out, for the symptoms he describes, start by looking at the air intake tube for cracks. After that, look at replacing your PCV valve, then cleaning you EGR ports, passages and valve, perhaps replacing that.
      2. Low beams? Yeah, duh, check if the filaments are burned out, but the multifunction switch circuitry shorting and giving off a "funky" burning smell? Well dude, that might be from hotboxing just before you shot the video.
      3. Dome light. The A1 Auto parts cannon huckster suggests you replace the base (for $80 https://www.amazon.com/Honda-34404-SDA-A21-Genuine-Base/dp/B00BFDHBX ) instead of what the real problem is, the microswitches (for $10 with free LED bulbs thrown in Amazon.com: Durable 924-798 Dome Lamp Switch Compatible with 2006 Honda CR-V Odyssey Accord Pilot Ridgeline Dodge Ram 1500 Map Light Switch Replace 34404-SDA-A21 34404-SDA-A22D3(Updated Switch+Free Bulbs): Industrial & Scientific)
      4. Water on your floorboards. First, it costs nothing to make sure your two A/C drains aren't clogged, which is more current, but even though he suggests sealing up those grommets, and yes you should while you're in there, he fails to mention the equally if not more important fix of sealing up the welded seam there, which is at least as much of the cause of the leak.
      5. Lower control arm. Of course you should keep an eye on your LCA bushings and give them and all your suspension bushings and boots a prophylactic re-plasticizing spritz of AT-205 once a year or so, but the clunking sound at low speeds he talks about will almost surely be cured by simply replacing the front sway bar bushings for a couple of bucks each rather than shelling out for two new LCAs, which 1A just happens to sell (for $190), whaddaya know.

      I'm almost as out of breath from quickly jotting down all these misdirects as the guy in the video who, through the miracle of editing, rarely seems to draw a breath, so I'll invite fellow Piloteers to list your real Top 5 Problems (and fixes) in this thread.

      Thanks to @20Piloteer07 for posting that video and providing us with the opportunity to set the record straight.
       
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      2008 Piot SE FWD, 2015 Pilot LX 4WD. 2005 GSX-R1000
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      So many different flavors of wrong.

      Where to start?
      1. Throttle body. Before yanking it out, for the symptoms he describes, start by looking at the air intake tube for cracks. After that, look at replacing your PCV valve, then cleaning you EGR ports, passages and valve, perhaps replacing that.
      2. Low beams? Yeah, duh, check if the filaments are burned out, but the multifunction switch circuitry shorting and giving off a "funky" burning smell, well dude, that might be from hotboxing just before you shot the video.
      3. Dome light. The A1 Auto parts cannon huckster suggests you replace the base (for $80 https://www.amazon.com/Honda-34404-SDA-A21-Genuine-Base/dp/B00BFDHBX ) instead of what the real problem is, the microswitches (for $10 with free LED bulbs thrown in Amazon.com: Durable 924-798 Dome Lamp Switch Compatible with 2006 Honda CR-V Odyssey Accord Pilot Ridgeline Dodge Ram 1500 Map Light Switch Replace 34404-SDA-A21 34404-SDA-A22D3(Updated Switch+Free Bulbs): Industrial & Scientific)
      4. Water on your floorboards. First, it costs nothing to make sure your two A/C drains aren't clogged, which is more current, but even though he suggests sealing up those grommets, and yes you should while you're in there, he fails to mention the equally if not more important fix of sealing up the welded seam there, which is at least as much of the cause of the leak.
      5. Lower control arm. Of course you should keep an eye on your LCA bushings and give them and all your suspension bushings and boots a prophylactic re-plasticizing spritz of AT-205 once a year or so, but the clunking sound at low speeds he talks about will almost surely be cured by simply replacing the front sway bar bushings for a couple of bucks each rather than shelling out for two new LCAs, which 1A just happens to sell (for $190), whaddaya know.

      I'm almost as out of breath from quickly jotting down all these misdirects as the guy in the video who, through the miracle of editing, rarely seems to draw a breath, so I'll invite fellow Piloteers to list your real Top 5 Problems (and fixes) in this thread.

      Thanks to @20Piloteer07 for posting that video and providing us with the opportunity to set the record straight.
      Your critique is Nicely done PlPl.
       
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      So many different flavors of wrong.

      Where to start?
      1. Throttle body. Before yanking it out, for the symptoms he describes, start by looking at the air intake tube for cracks. After that, look at replacing your PCV valve, then cleaning you EGR ports, passages and valve, perhaps replacing that.
      2. Low beams? Yeah, duh, check if the filaments are burned out, but the multifunction switch circuitry shorting and giving off a "funky" burning smell? Well dude, that might be from hotboxing just before you shot the video.
      3. Dome light. The A1 Auto parts cannon huckster suggests you replace the base (for $80 https://www.amazon.com/Honda-34404-SDA-A21-Genuine-Base/dp/B00BFDHBX ) instead of what the real problem is, the microswitches (for $10 with free LED bulbs thrown in Amazon.com: Durable 924-798 Dome Lamp Switch Compatible with 2006 Honda CR-V Odyssey Accord Pilot Ridgeline Dodge Ram 1500 Map Light Switch Replace 34404-SDA-A21 34404-SDA-A22D3(Updated Switch+Free Bulbs): Industrial & Scientific)
      4. Water on your floorboards. First, it costs nothing to make sure your two A/C drains aren't clogged, which is more current, but even though he suggests sealing up those grommets, and yes you should while you're in there, he fails to mention the equally if not more important fix of sealing up the welded seam there, which is at least as much of the cause of the leak.
      5. Lower control arm. Of course you should keep an eye on your LCA bushings and give them and all your suspension bushings and boots a prophylactic re-plasticizing spritz of AT-205 once a year or so, but the clunking sound at low speeds he talks about will almost surely be cured by simply replacing the front sway bar bushings for a couple of bucks each rather than shelling out for two new LCAs, which 1A just happens to sell (for $190), whaddaya know.

      I'm almost as out of breath from quickly jotting down all these misdirects as the guy in the video who, through the miracle of editing, rarely seems to draw a breath, so I'll invite fellow Piloteers to list your real Top 5 Problems (and fixes) in this thread.

      Thanks to @20Piloteer07 for posting that video and providing us with the opportunity to set the record straight.
      Yeah, it struck me as a bit too auto-parts-sales-guy-recommendation to just replace the whole dome light assembly, when a switch was all it needed. I'm surprised he didn't suggest we replace the headlight assemblies instead of just bulbs.

      I don't have a gen1 but Multiple sudden dash lights ... test the battery, clean/tighten/protect battery terminals, check/clean/tighten/protect all ground cables/connections.

      Rusty rear sub chassis. Check and regularly clean and fluid film it? Weld in reinforcements as necessary.
       
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      So many different flavors of wrong.

      Where to start?
      1. Throttle body. Before yanking it out, for the symptoms he describes, start by looking at the air intake tube for cracks. After that, look at replacing your PCV valve, then cleaning you EGR ports, passages and valve, perhaps replacing that.
      2. Low beams? Yeah, duh, check if the filaments are burned out, but the multifunction switch circuitry shorting and giving off a "funky" burning smell? Well dude, that might be from hotboxing just before you shot the video.
      3. Dome light. The A1 Auto parts cannon huckster suggests you replace the base (for $80 https://www.amazon.com/Honda-34404-SDA-A21-Genuine-Base/dp/B00BFDHBX ) instead of what the real problem is, the microswitches (for $10 with free LED bulbs thrown in Amazon.com: Durable 924-798 Dome Lamp Switch Compatible with 2006 Honda CR-V Odyssey Accord Pilot Ridgeline Dodge Ram 1500 Map Light Switch Replace 34404-SDA-A21 34404-SDA-A22D3(Updated Switch+Free Bulbs): Industrial & Scientific)
      4. Water on your floorboards. First, it costs nothing to make sure your two A/C drains aren't clogged, which is more current, but even though he suggests sealing up those grommets, and yes you should while you're in there, he fails to mention the equally if not more important fix of sealing up the welded seam there, which is at least as much of the cause of the leak.
      5. Lower control arm. Of course you should keep an eye on your LCA bushings and give them and all your suspension bushings and boots a prophylactic re-plasticizing spritz of AT-205 once a year or so, but the clunking sound at low speeds he talks about will almost surely be cured by simply replacing the front sway bar bushings for a couple of bucks each rather than shelling out for two new LCAs, which 1A just happens to sell (for $190), whaddaya know.

      I'm almost as out of breath from quickly jotting down all these misdirects as the guy in the video who, through the miracle of editing, rarely seems to draw a breath, so I'll invite fellow Piloteers to list your real Top 5 Problems (and fixes) in this thread.

      Thanks to @20Piloteer07 for posting that video and providing us with the opportunity to set the record straight.
      Replaced engine at 209,000 miles. Headgasket at 216,000 miles. Both Cats at about 245,000 miles.
      Otherwise trouble free since purchased with 172,000 miles on the clock.
       

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