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Hi everyone I am the lucky new owner of a 2006 that I just picked up. It was single owner and in really good shape. What should I look out for as it is going to be my wife’s daily driver moving forward. Thanks for any tips or insights.
 

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Hi everyone I am the lucky new owner of a 2006 that I just picked up. It was single owner and in really good shape. What should I look out for as it is going to be my wife’s daily driver moving forward. Thanks for any tips or insights.
How many miles on your new-to-you Pilot? Do you have maintenance records from the previous owner? It's hard to recommend anything without information.
 

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Sorry missed the mileage in my original post. 58,000 and have all the service records including all on time oil changed from a certified Honda dealer. I feel like I found a dodo bird out there in the wild.
 

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Sorry missed the mileage in my original post. 58,000 and have all the service records including all on time oil changed from a certified Honda dealer. I feel like I found a dodo bird out there in the wild.
Yeah, you did! I just bought an '06 with 158,000 on it haha.
 

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Welcome to the forum.

Take a look at the 2005 Pilot maintenance manual. It’s the last year before Honda implemented the maintenance minder system in the Pilot. Compare your service records to what is recommended on a 2005. If yours is FWD ignore rear differential (and transfer case for 2006+) service requirement. That will give you a good idea of what might need to be addressed.
 

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Thank you for the advice I will take a look at 05 maintenance manual. I also have the issue Roth the rear blower motor not working and that is how I found this forum. I changed the resistor and checked the fuse so now on to the blower motor.
 

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I bought my 2007 Pilot with 35K a few years ago. I asked the same question and got some great responses like make sure the tires are not the originals-check the manufacture date. I changed mine as they seemed to be the original ones even though they had no signs of damage or dry rot. I changed the PCV valve very easy to do. I am watching the radiator as these models seem to have a problem where the transmission fluid and coolant mix.
 

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Sorry missed the mileage in my original post. 58,000 and have all the service records including all on time oil changed from a certified Honda dealer. I feel like I found a dodo bird out there in the wild.
You will have to decide on whether or not to do the timing belt service. By mileage, it's not needed until 105k. However, by time interval, l think that the service was due at 7 years, in 2013. Perhaps the PO had the belt done then?
 

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I bought a 2005 in 2016 with 52K miles....one owner.....perfectly maintained. Like STMech mentioned, by the age, it's due for a TB replacement. Fortunately, the previous owner of mine did it when it was 7 years old (but with only 35k miles). I'll have to do it probably this spring/summer of 2020 when I hit 140k miles. For a car that's been perfectly maintained, I'd see if it had been done, and if not, I would go ahead and do it. And before I bought mine, I called a very well known local Honda mechanic who told me when buying a 10+ year old Honda, he would recommend doing it based on age alone regardless of the low mileage. It's 7 years OR 105k miles.

AND....you might be able to find someone to do it SIGNIFICANTLY less than a dealer. I think local dealers around me will charge $1200 or so......whereas my Honda guy will do it for just under $700 (and that's the full service including water pump). So shop around when you do it.
 

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Intake air duct - check for cracks
PCV valve - replace
PS return hose - check for leaks. It is a 2 hour DIY to replace.
Caliper sliding pins - check for corrosion. It is a 1-2 hour DIY.
Radiator - check for leaks. It is a 3 hour DIY to replace. Buy/rent the plastic rivet extractor pliers.
AC pipes - check for leaks. Send the car to a competent AC specialist.
Timing belt - check for cracks. It is an 8-10 hour DIY if you have never done it.
ATF change - a 1 hour DIY.
Rear diff fluid change - a 1 hour DIY.
And budget for the alternator to quit soon.
 

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True! You can find wheels with mounted tires at junkyards sometimes in a perfect condition and even with the center cap like I did a few months back.
 
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