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Just purchased a 2011 Pilot Touring with 203,000 miles on it. Unit is in excellent shape, interior and exterior. Have added new tires, plugs, timing belt kit, serpentine belt, coolant flush, diff fluid, tranny fluid, transfer fluid, brakes were new from previous owner. Hope I have the same great experience with the Pilot as I did with my 2008 CRV, had 325,000 when I sold it, and was still running great, never used a drop of oil! Any suggestions for what additional things I should do besides what I have already done? This is a great forum!
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Just purchased a 2011 Pilot Touring with 203,000 miles on it. Unit is in excellent shape, interior and exterior. Have added new tires, plugs, timing belt kit, serpentine belt, coolant flush, diff fluid, tranny fluid, transfer fluid, brakes were new from previous owner. Hope I have the same great experience with the Pilot as I did with my 2008 CRV, had 325,000 when I sold it, and was still running great, never used a drop of oil! Any suggestions for what additional things I should do besides what I have already done? This is a great forum!
Welcome. It is a great forum. It's been a great resource for me.

The next thing to do, if it has not been done already, is disable the VCM cylinder shutdown feature on the engine.


Based on reports and suggestions I read here I did it with my Pilots and have been pleased. There are a few similar devices sold, I have the S-VCM which costs $100, is easy to install, and does what it claims.

 

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Thank you for the warm welcome! And thanks for the VCM Muzzler information. Will definitely purchase and will post the results. This site is awesome, wealth of information.

One question non related to the above. Does the 2011 transmission have a replaceable filter. I pick one up with the filter and pan gasket at my local parts dealer. But later was surfing the web and found out it is not serviceable, just drain and fill and move on?
 

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Welcome to the forum. It sounds like you’re on top of the major maintenance items. This link is a great resource for things to look for. Granted this is for 2003-08, but there are many similarities.


 
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