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What did you do today to your 2003-2008 Pilot?

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Replaced NGK Laser Platinum spark plugs with NGK Ruthenium HX plugs on my 03'. Oil change with Amsoil 0w-40 Signature Series oil and Amsoil EA filter. Why 0w-40 instead of the recommended 5w-20? The 0w will flow a little faster on cold starts in the winter and the 40 will protect much better on 90F+ (outside air temp.) summer days.

Also, I called NGK and verified that is an authorized distributor/seller (they didn't have them listed on their website) so, I get real plugs and not counterfeits. Yes, there is a whole world of fake/counterfeit auto parts out there and I would recommend not buying auto parts off of Ebay. If you're not buying directly from the stealership, definitely go to the manufactures website and look up their authorized distributor/seller's and if they don't have this information posted give them a call.

Here are some fun for the whole family spark plug pics:




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I replaced the middle panel assembly on the dash. Item 28 below.
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An errant box from the back knocked out a bunch of the vent louvers in the center of the panel when we were moving.

No more gap toothed grin to torment me....

Looks complex, but only took about 30 minutes.
I need to perform exactly the same part replacement (middle panel on 2005 Pilot-EXL) for similar reasons.

It's easy to find the replacement part, but I'm not finding any written or video instructions describing how to remove and replace the component safely.

Do you know of any? Otherwise, any tips on how you did the job?

Thanks, jjo
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