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Hey, everyone! Long-time lurker here, finally decided to register and join-in on the conversations! Just recently bought a dark-cherry pearl 2014 Honda Pilot with 71k miles, and it's great - matches my blue 2014 Ody EX-L. Had to upgrade from a 2015 Civic LX due to... recent new "family upgrades," now that we have two kids under 3.

I've got a VCM muzzler on both vehicles, and replaced the spark plugs on the Pilot today to see if there was any undue fouling. The only issue seemed like the #3 cylinder spark plug threads were a little "shiny," like they had a bit of oil on them. The rest of the plug seemed clean. Take a look at the pic, below. Something I should be concerned with?

Either way, I'm psyched about the addition (both familial and vehicular!). Anything else I should check, you think?

Glad to be here!

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Hey, everyone! Long-time lurker here, finally decided to register and join-in on the conversations! Just recently bought a dark-cherry pearl 2014 Honda Pilot with 71k miles, and it's great - matches my blue 2014 Ody EX-L. Had to upgrade from a 2015 Civic LX due to... recent new "family upgrades," now that we have two kids under 3.

I've got a VCM muzzler on both vehicles, and replaced the spark plugs on the Pilot today to see if there was any undue fouling. The only issue seemed like the #3 cylinder spark plug threads were a little "shiny," like they had a bit of oil on them. The rest of the plug seemed clean. Take a look at the pic, below. Something I should be concerned with?

Either way, I'm psyched about the addition (both familial and vehicular!). Anything else I should check, you think?

Glad to be here!

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Spark plugs look good except for oil blackening. You may be running a little rich on the fuel. I'd clean the Mass Airflow Sensor (MAF) with CRC Electronic Cleaner or MAF Cleaner. Remove the sensor, spray a few short bursts directly into the electrodes. Let dry thoroughly before re-installing. Make sure the intake hose is clamped on securely with no leaks and the air filter is clean.
 

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Spark plugs look good except for oil blackening. You may be running a little rich on the fuel. I'd clean the Mass Airflow Sensor (MAF) with CRC Electronic Cleaner or MAF Cleaner. Remove the sensor, spray a few short bursts directly into the electrodes. Let dry thoroughly before re-installing. Make sure the intake hose is clamped on securely with no leaks and the air filter is clean.
Awesome - I happen to have a can of MAF sensor cleaner, so I took some time to do that yesterday!
 
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