Last post on Nov 20, 2006 at 8:17 AM
You are in the Honda Pilot
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Honda Pilot, SUV
#11 of 15 Re: Pilot Maintenance [odie6l]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 16, 2006 (9:04 am)
"N2 and O2 are almost the same size and N2 is lighter than O2 (28 g/mol vs 32 g/mol) so if either gas were to effuse out of the tire, nitrogen would do it more quickly"
"Pressure will increase or decrease to the same extent as the temperature increases or decreases regardless of which gas is in the tire."
Eng-Tips (more than you ever wanted to know about nitrogen filled tires, LOL).
I'm still dubious.
Please keep us posted Ron.
#13 of 15 Re: Pilot Maintenance [ronnyc]
Nov 16, 2006 (6:35 pm)
yes, you got taken
sorry to say, but these services are all fluff.
with the exception of the oil change the rest you could do with out.
I've questioned service mailers like this before and when you tell them the maintenance manual says nothing about all these things they back peddle real fast.
#14 of 15 Re: Pilot Maintenance [aspesisteve]
Nov 17, 2006 (6:46 am)
Sadly, I think you are right. I called them and the service manager was very nice and explained the rationale behind all of this. Now, I may not be the sharpest tack in the box, but I should be able to understand the necessity of $450 in extra work and I didn't.
Luckily, there are other Honda dealers around and I think my next checkup isn't for a long time.
#15 of 15 Lesson Learned
Nov 20, 2006 (8:17 am)
I got a long explanation about the charges, etc. Long and short of it is that I should have read the manual and then had them explain everything to me, costs, reasons, etc. It's not like they hid anything from me; this is all on me, really.
I figure, I can handle this one time. Just not twice.
Thanks guys for all your help.