Last post on Nov 19, 2008 at 6:17 PM
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Honda Pilot, SUV
#5 of 14 Re: pilot oil change [steve_]
Apr 15, 2007 (10:11 am)
1. Turn the ignition on
2. Press the select/reset knob until the engine oil life indicator is displayed.
3. press the select/reset knob for more than 10 seconds. The engine oil life and the maintenance item codes will blink
4. Press the select/reset know for more than 5 seconds. The maintenance item codes will disappear.
The knob is the same one you use for the trip-o-meter.
#6 of 14 Re: pilot oil change [b2turbine]
Jul 09, 2007 (2:40 pm)
additionally, if you registered your car though the Honda Owner link, you can download the manual in PDF format as well.
#7 of 14 Honda Pilot Oilminder
Nov 11, 2007 (2:40 pm)
Is anybody strictly following the honda pilot oilminder for his or her oil change? I have an 06 pilot EXL and I have been going by the oilminder for my oil changes. However, I'm not comfortable because it's been almost 6 mo. since my last oil change and the oilminder still says 50% oil life. I'm used to the 3 mo./3000K routine so I'm just afraid this might damage my vehicle.
#8 of 14 WHEN to replace timing belt ?
Mar 12, 2008 (12:12 am)
timing belt replacement -05 pilot w / 93,077 miles
#10 of 14 Re: Honda Pilot Oilminder [dktntn]
Mar 12, 2008 (7:47 pm)
I too have an 06 EXL 4WD and have been following the service minder. I feel comfortable going by it. At the same time that I bought my Pilot, a friend of mine bought an 06 Accord. His use is mostly freeway so he gets his oil change minder on about 7-8000 miles, vs. my Pilot's use is mostly city and we get the oil minder much sooner. On the other hand, I also have an 08 Accord that I do mostly fwy commute with it and I have noticed the oil life gauge does not go down as fast as the Pilot. It sounds like your use is mostly freeway too. The manual says that if you don't get to 15% within a year you should change your oil once a year.
#11 of 14 shell rotella oil
Sep 27, 2008 (3:04 am)
I have a 2004 pilot with 60k and everything is in fine running shape. I've been reading good things about Shell Rotella 15-40w oil. Has anyone used this product in their Pilot or any other vehicle?
#12 of 14 Re: shell rotella oil [absav]
Sep 27, 2008 (11:03 am)
That weight oil is good for marine gas engines and truck diesels. Too thick for the 2.5L.
Try 5W-20 Mobil One for the best perfomance/longevity, IMO.
As always, YMMV.
#13 of 14 Re: shell rotella oil [joemama33]
Sep 27, 2008 (11:59 am)
If this oil is made in a thinner state would it work? At this time I use it in my motorcycles with no problems. Thanks for your input.
#14 of 14 Re: Honda Pilot Oilminder [dktntn]
Nov 19, 2008 (6:17 pm)
I have the same problem.
I change the oil before the light comes on. The dealer won't do it until the 20% light comes on so I do it myself now. When the light comes on you can reset the code light.
I am still looking for a list of all the different codes and what they stand for.