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.
The current Pilot definitely makes some styling concessions in the name of functionality. The Passport is a great execution of the design language and I'm a big fan of it. I hope it sells well enough to stick around for multiple generations.The nice thing about the Passport is that it is built on the Pilot/Ridgeline frame, has the same engine, transmission and drive train. It's 10" shorter in body, while retaining more full time cargo room, and has approximately 1" more ground clearance. The ride may be a touch stiffer as it is beefed up similar to the Ridgeline. The front end angle is much better for off roading. Most, but not all accessories are interchangeable with the Pilot/Ridgeline and Odyssey. The skid plate is not one of them due to the front end angle.
It's definitely not for everyone, but if you don't need the third row, then it is definitely a vehicle to look at.
The one down side that it has, and I believe is the same on the Pilots now, is the 20" wheels. I would prefer 18" wheels and taller tires, however the 20's on it haven't been bad.
Besides, the Passport has a IMO a better body profile than the new Pilots. My wife calls the new Pilot body style the Odyssey lite, as the profile is quite similar.
Does your Pilot sit a lot? What year is it? I was just a little surprised to see you use Sta-Bil. I put it in my classics and all of my small engines but the newer engines are all E10-E15 friendly.Done nothing. Was sorting my receipts today. Had my Pilot filled up + Sta-Bil in early March. The same full take is still there. Guess I won't be taking an advantage of the low gas price anytime soon.
Can certainly understand that since our Pilot is barely moving right now.MY '19. Yes, it sits quite a bit lately. I have been working from home since Covid started. Did all my shoppings online. No need to venture out and risk infection. My Pilot is still on the same tank of fuel since stay home order.
I like those wheels a lot, very nice pickup!View attachment 135310 New to the Pilot bought 16 elite picked up 19 elite rim locally for a great deal. They where in a little ruff shape. I had to do a one step polish to get the scratches out the black paint then ceramic coat them for easier cleaning.
I'm running through old stuff right now, Mothers Reflections is what I have. I can't wait until it's done so I can grab some Turtle Wax Seal n Shine, that stuff has been tearing up the detailing community since it was released.Which spray wax do you use?
I have the maguiars quick wax. Works well after a wash... interested what else is out there
What brand LEDs? Got a beam pattern pic?Removed the factory fog-lights bulb and replaced with some 3000K (= yellow ) LEDS
Headlamps was hazy, sprayed on some All Purpose WD40, waited 30 seconds, dry with a rag, the lens look shiny as new now,
can't wait for nightfall to see how both "shine".
HD didn't have Rustoleum Primer , clear coat spray I also wanted, noticed 2 dings in the body of my Pilot and want to "cure" them now.
Looks good! My preference is Aquapel... it lasts longer than my vehicles do!View attachment 136510
Polished out all the glass to get that clarity and water spotting out. Top it with Nanolex glass sealant. Detailing process continues.
Nice. A couple of observations:
- "infamous Maxlife" I think you mean "famous and the choice of connoisseurs."
- I found the turkey baster somewhat slow and messy and quickly switched to a little hand pump I got for VTM-4 fluid. How much power steering fluid?
- Get a jug of the "famous" Valvoline MaxLife ATF instead of the quart bottles and spend the savings on a cold beer recompense.
- That syringe contraption for the dipstick port looks like something Dr. Evil would use to inject you with truth serum where you don't want the truth to come out.
- As always, vote in the infamous poll. Vote early, vote late, but vote often. ATF: Fill Hole or Dipstick Port?
Why do you think I haven't put one on my only DI vehicle, the Traverse? I check the oil and in the span of the oil life monitor telling me I'm at zero I've typically barely budged off of the max line. If no oil is being lost, no oil is being sucked through the PCV system so no need to catch it.I'd probably be obsessing, checking it all the time. Just what I need. 🤦♂️
What about the other 10?Nine times out of twenty, it's gravel.
One time out of twenty, it's a %#&*! screw.
But running boards that size are great for kids to climb in and for those old enough to have trouble getting in and out of cars. We have both of those in our lives right now and on both of our vehicles (Pilot and Traverse) the running boards are a pain to us but great to those people.You might want to try out a 2021 that actually has running boards. They were installed on my 2021 SE when I bought it. I had them removed. They were a pain, literally in the shins. Our friends who rode in it just once didn't like them. I didn't like them. For us, they were useless in exiting or entering the vehicle as stepping on them just did not work. We had to step over them to get in and getting out also, which meant if they were wet or dirty, the dirt or water got on the legs of our jeans. Worse than that was, if I opened the door and wanted to reach in for something, say to the center console, I always banged my shin on the running board. What an improvement in utility, convenience and comfort after they were removed. The only plus: they did look nice.
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It's amazing how many people say the same thing. Glad you are enjoying your 6 cylinder 100% of the time Pilot!Installed the S-VCM today. Very pleased with the ease of installation.
The car actually coasts like it should! I didn’t think it would make a huge difference, but it’s significant.
What are the advantages of doing this?
Some other brands offer this as a standard feature. My '14 Traverse has a "2 way" switch. If I push it up it stays up and turns the power tailgate off (though the latch is still power operated and works). If I push it down it is momentary to power open or close the tailgate.No pics yet of my Pilot loaded up, but this is why... I know the liftgate is supposed to reverse when it hits something, but I can't trust it to not do irreparable damage to my surfboard first before reversing. I also cannot trust myself to not mistakenly hit the liftgate switch on the fob or the door. This way, I flick the switch (disabling power liftgate), load up the car, and no chance of mishaps until I unload the boards and flip the switch again. Not exactly a feature for everyone, but definitely worth it for me. Cost me under $50 for the switch, wire, and connectors, and several hours of research, and another few hours to install.
Can't wait to take her to the beach, and get an updated pic.
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