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Lived near Houston TX. Bought a new Pilot SE FWD in 2008. Essentially no one has 4WD/AWD there much.
Still got it, it's been great, 184K on it now.
In 2009 we moved from Houston area to Milwaukee WI area. I know, right?

I use specific forums for many things- never for my Pilot until I found and bought our second one!

I just purchased a 2015, 4WD, Trailer Towing, LX - 64,500mi! This one has never been in snow or salted roads!
PO/wife were snow birds and would take it to Yuma AZ every winter! There is ZERO corrosion anywhere!
I know, it's a 2015- but I'm talking ZERO anywhere!

We'll get used to no sun roof, no DVD player- kids are grown now, no power drivers seat, etc.
We'll manage.

I joined up when we got the second one a few days ago.

Looking forward to being a productive member, w/o getting in any pissing matches, ain't got time for that!

My other vehicle- well besides the 2 x Pilots, and my 2001 Dodge Dakota V8 Quad Cab (I wish they still made a truck like this!)- still have and drive that one too- 258K miles on original motor!,
Is a 2005 Suzuki GSX-R1000!!!
 

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Looking forward to being a productive member, w/o getting in any pissing matches, ain't got tie for that!
Well then, don't bring up the brand of tires, oil, or ATF and you might stay out of a fight. Lol
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Welcome to the forum. There is nothing wrong with the LX trim level . . . in my opinion that just means fewer things which can break.
 
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Hello everyone again,
Today, I completed changing all Drive Train Fluids on the '15.
Oil- SuperTech Full syn 0-20
one drain and fill of the tranny- used Valvoline MaxLife ATF
Transfer case- Supertech Syn 75-140W. Bottle case states GL5
Rear diff. - Here I went with the Honda fluid- bought online, free shipping Amazon

I bought a pump that will work on the quarts and the gallon jugs.

All the fluids that came out looked really good.

I've now done 2x d/f on my 08 FWD ATF, w/ Maxlife ATF also.
 
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Hello again,
Great site, lots of great info, and some great minds!

Here is our garage, from the doorframe, and in front of the 08/Silver one is my 'other vehicle', my GSX-R1000! Until the serious part of winter here in Brewaukee, it still gets ridden several times a week.
Just thought I'd share...



 
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Any particular reason that you chose the 75W-140 gear oil instead of the 75W-90?
Yes, well, only because the one the stated 'full synthetic' on the label! I figured it has to be OK I guess. So far, so good, he, he.
If you can change my mind that something bad may happen- I'll change it again.
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Well, recently I installed heated seat covers, and also a OEM Key Fob controlled Remote starter on the 2015! So, now I've changed all the drive train fluids w/ a 1x d/f on the tranny. Fluid coming out looked good too on the 2015.

On the 08, I recently changed the front pads and bled the front brakes.
I had already done a 2 x d&f on the tranny about a week apart.- The first it's had since new- at ~184K. So I did one more d&f on the tranny, with none other than Valvoline Maxlife ATF.
Now 3x D&F's in the last few weeks on the 08! Good thing no real tranny issues, trying to avoid them like the plague.
I also replaced the faulty front dome switch, so the interior front lights work properly again.
It seems to still be running well, and better than the last few years!
 
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Yes, well, only because the one the stated 'full synthetic' on the label! I figured it has to be OK I guess. So far, so good, he, he.
If you can change my mind that something bad may happen- I'll change it again.
LMK,
Todd
Did none of the local stores have in stock a full synthetic 75W-90 gear oil by Mobil, Valvoline, Castrol,. Royal Purple, Lucas, Peak or even a store brand?
 

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Any particular reason that you chose the 75W-140 gear oil instead of the 75W-90?
If you can change my mind that something bad may happen- I'll change it again.
LMK,
Todd
Well, page 245 of the Owner's Manual does say...

Always use Hypoid gear oil GL4 or
GL5 with a viscosity of SAE 90 or
80W-90, and have your dealer
replace the transfer assembly fluid.
Even if you do it yourself, I presume.

I used this a few years ago, a generic one from Walmart. I'm guessing it's made by one of the big players. Walmart doesn't brew its own.

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So I did one more d&f on the tranny, with none other than Valvoline Maxlife ATF.
FTW!
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Well, page 245 of the Owner's Manual does say...
Always use Hypoid gear oil GL4 or GL5 with a viscosity of SAE 90 or 80W-90, and have your dealer replace the transfer assembly fluid.

Even if you do it yourself, I presume.

I used this a few years ago, a generic one from Walmart. I'm guessing it's made by one of the big players. Walmart doesn't brew its own.

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Are you looking in the owner's manual for a 2015 Pilot?
(See post #9.)
 

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Are you looking in the owner's manual for a 2015 Pilot?
(See post #9.)
OK, different year, almost the same happy juice.
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Ha, Ha, this site is GREAT!

It was GL 4 or 5. It was Hypoid (Whatever) gear oil. It runs fine.

Oh, Wally World had other gear oils in the correct weight. None said synthetic on the label though. IIRC- any dino oil that has been modified certain ways can also be called 'synthetic'.
I just figured it was as good or better than the other stuff.

I WAS NOT going to shop around for gear oil, in a full time transfer case- no clutches in there, no limitied slip, etc. Right?

That transfer case on the '15 4WD is pretty much always working- with it's ~0.5 quarts of gear oil.
I think this stuff will work good enough- IIRC- it did say something on the bottle about being able to be used when it called for 75W-90? I cold be making that up though.
I'll look online.
 

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Well, they didn't have this when I went near my home:

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They did have this though, GL5 rating:

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