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OK, I hate posting a link to edmunds since they won't let us link to the Org, but I gotta show this post and get opinions on it:

http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/[email protected]@.ef0e957/299

Its the guy's first and only post on Edmunds according to his profile, so I don't know if that means anything. Anybody heard anything like this before?
 

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Qbrozen said:
OK, I hate posting a link to edmunds since they won't let us link to the Org, but I gotta show this post and get opinions on it:

http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/[email protected]@.ef0e957/299

Its the guy's first and only post on Edmunds according to his profile, so I don't know if that means anything. Anybody heard anything like this before?
I would have to go look for it, but seems like one of our members posted a report of noise from the rear differential after a dealer service. One thing that is strange in the letter is that the fluid was even changed at 7500 by a dealer, since it is not intended to be changed until the 15K service.

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If you're a member over at Edmunds, can you find out what dealer he's referring to?

This type of dealer interpretation of warranty issues is what worries me about using a trailer hitch without the cooling package for a bike rack.
 

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Simple explanations

Usually the simplest explanations are the most likely: either he drove through some deep water and he's denying it, or the service guy screwed up. Either way, I doubt it's a vehicle problem.
 

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Re: Simple explanations

krygny said:
Usually the simplest explanations are the most likely: either he drove through some deep water and he's denying it, or the service guy screwed up. Either way, I doubt it's a vehicle problem.
I agree.. I tend to lean towards a dealer screw up. I wonder whos idea it was to replace the dif fluid so soon?
 

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I would have to go look for it, but seems like one of our members posted a report of noise from the rear differential after a dealer service. One thing that is strange in the letter is that the fluid was even changed at 7500 by a dealer, since it is not intended to be changed until the 15K service.

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Did some looking and this is the thread I was talking about. It mentions shudder rather than noise, so it may not be related. Still very interesting that in both cases the "problem" occurred AFTER servicing!!! :eek:
 

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Well, one of my concerns is that deep water will really do this. It never occured to me to look for this in the manual. I mean, its an SUV, fer cryin out loud! Just how deep are we talking about?? Is up to the rocker panels too deep? Up just midway on the wheel? What? Geesh, now I'll be getting out and measuring every puddle!

i'll see if I can get the dealer name.

Oh, and as far as doing the VTM4 fluid at 7500, I've read alot of people on edmunds doing this. They either think they fall into the severe category or they just listened to the service advisor. Not sure where I posted this, but the service advisor where we go tried to convince my wife she needed it at 7500. Luckily, she came and got me to find out. I had to go back to the service advisor. He wouldn't even look up from his desk at me while I explained he is suggesting the severe schedule and not actually explaining to my wife that it is the severe schedule. I don't know what is wrong with these people sometimes.
 

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Fluid

Someone else had a problem with the rear end after the dealer changed the fluid. Lots of noise that wasn't there before.

I changed mine and it comes in a sealed plastic jug with VTM-4 written all over it. Unless the dealer buys in bulk and the guy grabbed the wrong oil it is unlikely.

As far as getting it wet, it would have to be submerged for a long time to fill with water. Just driving through puddles couldn't possibly do it.

Put your thumb over a straw stick it in water it won't fill, same sort of principle.
 

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the original poster still hasn't come back and given any more info. I originally thought of the possibility that it was all bull$%#@, and now I'm beginning to suspect that even more.
 

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the original poster still hasn't come back and given any more info. I originally thought of the possibility that it was all bull$%#@, and now I'm beginning to suspect that even more.
Perhaps it was our old buddy jcard71 trying a little sabotage!

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honda says to change it at 7500 then every 15k. the service info is much more up to date than the owners manual. the idea is to get any manufacturing particles out of there. there may be bits of casting flashing and such.
 

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honda says to change it at 7500 then every 15k. the service info is much more up to date than the owners manual. the idea is to get any manufacturing particles out of there. there may be bits of casting flashing and such.
Where did "Honda" say this?

What is mort up to date than the owners manual? The Owners link site? That has been shown to be more wrong than right when it disagrees with the owners manual.
 

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the owner's link site also says 15K.

so i don't know what this refers to either. Hopefully not the dealer's info. LOL
 
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