They don't call them "stealers" for nothing!!Bill Balmer said:
Since the dealer is the one who stands to make money from shorter oil change intervals, I guess it's not a surprise that they will go as far as to essentially refute Honda's recommendation.
Yep, change the filter with every oil change when a significant amount of the contamination was from particulates.ARwebpilot said:Here's an interesting bit of editorial oversight from the 2004 Pilot owner's manual (Sorry, not able to scan the pages at this time... may post the scan tonight...)
For US/non-severe oil changes, manual says to change the oil every 3750 miles and filter every 7500 miles; (Per the owners manual...) those in Canada or using the severe schedule never change their oil,:awais: but should change the filter every 3750 miles..... :1pat:
Sure hope no one really follows this erroneous maintenance schedule!!!! :13:
I thought changing oil without changing the filter was a practice dropped in the early 50's!!! :8:
In the '03-05 Pilots, it's every three years regardless of mileage for changing the brake fluid. I wonder how the '06 Maintenance Minder treats it?ctobio said:FYI, someone who posted earlier in this thread stated that motor oil is the most important fluid in your vehicle.
I say its the brake fluid, yet few people ever think to change it.
It's not in my maintenance minder list. The maintenance minder doesn't track calendar time, but operating hours/total revolutions. Since the brake fluid change interval is independent of this, the owner should be doing this every 3 years, hopefully with a reminder from their dealership.jay said:In the '03-05 Pilots, it's every three years regardless of mileage for changing the brake fluid. I wonder how the '06 Maintenance Minder treats it?