Honda Pilot - Honda Pilot Forums banner

1 - 20 of 166 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
168 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I couldn't find a thread like this, so if there is already a thread please delete or merge.

Today I changed the rear differential fluid for the first time and changed the engine oil and filter for the second time. Current mileage is 13,028 and the vehicle has been great. Both jobs were pretty easy, though I am not a fan of the oil filter location. I used a little over 2 quarts of Honda Dual Pump II for the diff and 5 quarts of Castrol Magnatec with .7 quarts of Valvoline FS that I had left over from my CRV oil change (both 0W20) with a Fram TG7317 filter.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,926 Posts
I took the Pilot for a short trip..... to a drive through window for take out..... twice.
?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
588 Posts
I replaced the power steering o ring on my Pilot. I also filled up the gas tank and bought oil and an oil filter. (I’m saving the oil change for something to tomorrow)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
101 Posts
I couldn't find a thread like this, so if there is already a thread please delete or merge.

Today I changed the rear differential fluid for the first time and changed the engine oil and filter for the second time. Current mileage is 13,028 and the vehicle has been great. Both jobs were pretty easy, though I am not a fan of the oil filter location. I used a little over 2 quarts of Honda Dual Pump II for the diff and 5 quarts of Castrol Magnatec with .7 quarts of Valvoline FS that I had left over from my CRV oil change (both 0W20) with a Fram TG7317 filter.
The rear diff, did you slide underneath or jack it up?

I need to do mine this week.

TIA
HSB
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
101 Posts
I slid underneath, however, jacking it up would have been more comfortable.
Thank you. I'll give it a shot tomorrow.

Last time I did the oil change I didn't jack it up and it was a tight

I did however turn the steering wheel all the way to the right and was able to access the oil filter much easier. The location sucks but i was even able to get my vice grip pliers in there so I didn't have to curse and scream at whatever Honda tech over tightened the oil filter.

Thanks
HSB
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
I am thinking of Striping my Pilot with either Back, Red or Gold stripes. White exterior and black interior
Have any of you done it? What colors did you choose?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
168 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
I am thinking of Striping my Pilot with either Back, Red or Gold stripes. White exterior and black interior
Have any of you done it? What colors did you choose?
I haven’t done anything like that but I think red would look good on your white Pilot in your profile picture.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
101 Posts
I am thinking of Striping my Pilot with either Back, Red or Gold stripes. White exterior and black interior
Have any of you done it? What colors did you choose?
Have you looked at the decals available from Honda?

Only problem is if you keep the stripes or decals on for a long while the paint will slightly fade but not under the decals.
And then also when you remove depending on how much wax or whatever you have the layers might not match.

Im not a specialist... but I remember my brother taking pain striping off and it was a noticeable "lip"?

Also not sure if you care.
For me, I prefer to blend in and not have any distinct marks on my car but then again I sometimes drive like a prick. My preference is always fly under the radar ??‍♂

HSB
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,089 Posts
Although I own a pickup truck certain loads are better handled by the Pilot. Pic does not show the use of ratchet straps to secure the light weight 12 ft long aluminum panels
 

Attachments

·
Registered
2004 Pilot EX-L
Joined
·
400 Posts
I just thought the purpose of the thread was to talk about stuff we did today, or at least fairly recently.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,089 Posts
The filename of your photo would indicate that it was taken in September of 2018, and not today.
Had to move the same crappy aluminum panels the other day to another property which wasn't picture worthy. Point is the Pilot is better for long items that won't fit the pickup.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,089 Posts
Got the Pilot up on auto ramps for some visual inspections looking for any issues before they become big problems. With what I found it’s a bit amazing the Pilot is starting + running great and I want to keep it that way.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
101 Posts
Got the Pilot up on auto ramps for some visual inspections looking for any issues before they become big problems. With what I found it’s a bit amazing the Pilot is starting + running great and I want to keep it that way.
I like the setup with the ramps, looks good.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
168 Posts
Discussion Starter #19
Got the Pilot up on auto ramps for some visual inspections looking for any issues before they become big problems. With what I found it’s a bit amazing the Pilot is starting + running great and I want to keep it that way.
Corrosion got the best of that ground wire. I assume you live somewhere up north? What's the plan for that?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,127 Posts
Our Pilot has barely moved in the last month. But after I get the lights installed in the garage I plan on washing the Pilot and Traverse and giving them a maintenance coat of spray wax.
 
1 - 20 of 166 Posts
Top